12 spacious & comfortable Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms/shower-rooms, 10 WC; Sleeps25
Marie-Jeanne and Daniel
- English, French
About Marie-Jeanne and Daniel
Having lived in Paris for many years, in 1996 we felt the need to move to the Dordogne, for a better quality of life. This is a gorgeous area that we had previously discovered on holiday and with which we fell in love. We now have the pleasure to help our guests from all over the world to discover this beautiful area.
Marie-Jeanne and Daniel purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Marie-Jeanne and Daniel chose Ribagnac
This property has seduced us with its exceptional location, without any nuisance, that even the best photos were hard to represent, by its nature, by its volume and brightness, and despite extensive renovation to make.
What makes this Villa unique
To summarize the benefits, we prefer to let one of our guests talking: 'An absolutely amazing home and location for the ultimate family vacation. Set in the beautiful French countryside minutes from all amenities is this superb home surrounded by nature at it's best. I would recommend to visitors coming from afar to fly directly into Bergerac and rent a car at the airport. Les Grands Chenes is just minutes from the airport. The villa is outstanding , easily accommodated our group of 20 adults and 3 children. With multiple seating and play areas we never felt crowded or uncomfortable. There is an abundance of bicycles, toys, games and of course the fantastic pool to delight and entertain every member of the group. The gym comes equipped with multiple exercise equipment, sauna and very large hot tub. The property and all facilities are spotlessly clean and everything was in perfect working order. Daniel and Marie-Jeanne were always only a phone call away if one needed information or help. Everyone had such a marvelous time either lazing by the pool, exploring the countryside with its numerous wineries and chateaux or reading a book whilst lying in a hammock. There is so much to do or nothing at all but just to enjoy and relish the moment. This was a holiday of a lifetime over to quickly but memories that will last forever'. Judith Z.
Pool / Spa
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Wonderful property in a beautiful location
The owners were friendly and helpful. The property comfortable, with lots of space, beautiful views and a wonderful garden. We had a wonderful stay and I would recommend for large groups.
60th Birthday Celebration with family and friends
We were a group varying from 10 years to 75 years old. Every single one of us had an amazing week. The photos don’t do the house justice. It is fantastic. The pool and all the seating areas were superb.
I can’t speak highly enough about this property.
Wonderful house in a wonderful setting
We had a wonderful time in Ribagnac. The house is even better in the flesh and the pictures do not give it the justice it deserves. We stayed a week on a multi-family holdiay (21 people) with children ages 18 months up to 13 years. The house catered for us perfectly. Plenty of room, seclusion and lots for the kids to do. Location is wonderful. The owners were on hand when needed and stay was pretty much effortless. If you are a big group with kids in tow this is a perfect house.. We would definitely stay again.
We have just returned from a week (end of May) at this beautiful property, where we celebrated our 70th birthdays along with our children and 11 grandchildren, aged between 18 months and 11 years. I have to say that it surpassed all our expectations in every way. In fact, nobody wanted to leave!
On our arrival we were warmly welcomed and shown around. It definitely has the wow factor! The house is situated in a very quiet and safe rural area with beautiful views over the countryside.
All our needs were catered for, the kitchen is well equipped and has 2 dishwashers, and there are 2 washing machines and tumble dryers. The bedrooms are large, clean and comfortable.
Outside, there was plenty of space for the children to run around, play hide and seek. The garden is fabulous, and there are so many things for the children to do (a trampoline, bikes to ride, swings, volleyball). There were lots of seating areas where we could catch up with each other, and we were able to sit together outside to eat every day as the weather was mainly fine, although there is a large dining room too which would have catered for us well if we had needed to eat indoors.
We all enjoyed visiting the surrounding villages and towns, Bergerac being about 15 minutes’ drive away. The weather was on the cool side until the last 2 days of May, when it was beautifully hot!
We would love to come back here one day if we can - it has been such a special time, and a great blessing to be able to stay here. Thank you so much!
It was a real pleasure to host you: It is us who thank you! If no one in your group wanted to leave, we would have liked you to have stayed longer: this is always the case with friendly people like you and we also thank you for leaving the house in impeccable condition.
We are happy to have allowed you to meet up as a family for your celebration in comfortable conditions and to see that you have discovered some of the beauties of our region. It would be a pleasure to see you again.
Wonderful week with family and friends
We had a fantastic week for our joint 60th party with folks from UK, Isle of Man, Canada and USA. The facilities were wonderful. We made full use of the pool and spa and had alfresco home made meals most days. There are many interesting places to visit. Thanks so much, would love to visit again!
It was a pleasure to host you. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again at Les Grands Chênes. As it has been the case for you, this property is ideal for groups with members from all over the world. And, in addition, you have skilfully shared your time between leisure and relaxation on the property, and the many discoveries around.
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!!!
Beautiful house in amazing surroundings. We stayed as a group of 21 (14 adults, 7 children) and it was brilliant from start to finish. The house has excellent facilities, with the owners thinking of everything- we especially loved the trampoline, swings & vast toys to keep the kids entertained. The pool is wonderful & so many seating areas to relax & dine.
The location is also excellent, with lots to do locally. We’d love to come back one day. Thanks to Daniel & Marie Jeanne!
The region is particularly lively in spring and summer, with outdoor events galore. Each town has its own outdoor fêtes and events: there is always something to do. Open-air markets at local bastide towns are a daily event. Ste Foy la Grande, Bergerac, Eymet, Beaumont, Duras, Monpazier, Issigeac and Monflanquin are just some of the medieval towns within a short drive. From your comfortable residence, you can explore the many treasures of the Perigord: an abundance of prehistoric painted and carved caves, picturesque markets and mediaeval villages, excellent restaurants, outstanding food, some of the world's finest wines (Monbazillac, Bergerac, Pecharmant and just a little further afield, Sauternes, Pomerol, St Emilion). In every direction around Bergerac, the undulating countryside is stripped with vines. Note the proximity of two beautiful castles open to visits: the castle of Bridoire (800m), the castle of Monbazillac (4 km) and also an equestrian center (800m) and a vegetal maze very close.
Other Activities: canoeing, karting, bowling, discotheques, cinema
Golf: Château des Vigiers forms the centrepiece of a spectacular 27 hole golf course designed by Donald Steel who is considered one of the very best 'natural' golf course architects.
The original 18 hole golf course was opened in 1991 and is set amidst plum orchards, oak woods, lakes and vineyards. A fantastic 9 hole course has just been finished, also designed by Donald, to integrate beautifully into the existing course. Golfers are now able to play three different configurations of 18 holes, each with different slopes (from 125 to 129). In addition, there is 2 training zones for chipping, bunkers or rolling, a covered range with targets from 50m to 200m and the 6 hole academy course (1035 m).
The three 9 hole loops:
“La Vallée” Course: PAR 36, 3112m (3403 yards)
“Le Lac” Course: PAR 35, 2937m (3212 yards)
“Les Vignes” Course: PAR 36, 3083m (3372 yards)
now combine to form three different 18 hole combinations:
Vallée & Vignes: Par 72, 6195m (6775 yards) slope 129
Vallée & Lac: Par 71, 6049m (6615 yards) slope 125
Vignes & Lac: Par 71, 6020m (6584 yards) slope 127
The courses are maintained with short rough, promoting quick play and accessibility for higher handicaps whilst still offering a challenge to lower handicappers. In addition, there is a 6 hole academy course, ideal for beginners and, in combination with a covered driving range, practice greens and bunkers, you have an ideal place to begin or improve your game.