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Secluded Manor house with pool surrounded by spectacular countryside views

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Manor House. 7 beds, 4 bathrooms, pool, in 5 acres of private grounds.

Surrounded by 5 acres of private grounds, mature trees and wonderful vistas around every corner, Chapeau is the ideal place to get away from it all. Enter through the stone gates, along the long winding wooded drive and leave the outside world behind you. This idyllic rural location is peaceful and private, yet just a five minute stroll to the local village past the neighbouring medieval chateau. The local village has a Boulangerie, Delicatessen and a small general store, there is also a village tennis court, 2 traditional French restaurants, one with a small bar. The private pool receives the sun all day and the terraces are positioned to provide the choice between sun or natural shade. There are large wooden tables with benches and chairs for eating al fresco in the warm summer evenings and you can choose to cook on coal, a large gas BBQ or if you're feeling adventurous, the Wood Oven. The spacious accommodation is beautifully furnished and well equipped. There are 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main house, with a maximum occupancy of 15.

Please note that we live in a converted barn next to the house.

Latest testimonials:

'The location is five star and so are the facilities, we have all had a great time.'

'In 20 years of coming to stay in houses in France, we have never found a more satisfying holiday home.'

'A comfortable and relaxed space for everyone to do as much or as little as they choose.'

'A beautiful house, wonderfully well equipped in lovely grounds with superb views.'

'Fantastic property and facilities as well as great location - the photos don't do it justice!'

'Thanks for a great holiday.'

'The children were never bored.'

'All in all a fantastic two weeks, it has been the holiday we wished for.'

'The house provided ideal accommodation for the motley selection of oldies, middle age, children and babies, altogether a wonderful success.'

More Details

Jennifer Clark
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Badefols-d'Ans in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Shower Area - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom with Emperor Four Poster bed and bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - Kingsize Brass bed with ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - Double Bed and Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - Double Bed and Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - Kingsize Four Poster bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Beds (or 1 double)
    Bedroom 3 - Single bedroom with single bed or cot with door to bedroom 2
  • There are 7 bedrooms, please contact us for specific combinations.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The wooded grounds are a paradise for children to play in and we provide lots of games, etc, for all ages including badminton, table tennis, boules and 14ft trampoline with safety enclosure. Baby equipment is available on request. There is a piano in the salon. Bicycles available. The salt water pool measures 11 by 5 meters and has a Roman End, underwater lighting and hydro jet. Linen for the house is provided as well as pool towels. There is a covered eating area with barbecue and pizza oven on the terrace. Please note that central heating and logs, if required, are charged extra (at cost price).


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Secluded Manor house with pool surrounded by spectacular countryside views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

4 Families on holiday together

  • 5 of 5

Amazing 2 weeks! Party of 8 adults and 7 teenagers.

So much to do at the wonderfully appointed Chapeaux from the large warm swimming pool to archery, boules, table tennis, the list seemed endless. Even the teenagers didn't spend all day on their iPads or phones.

Tim and Jennifer made us very welcome. From our initial enquiry to our stay we were given lots of information about the property and what to do and where to go.

Chapeau itself has so much to offer, each room is individual with everything we could possibly need for our 2 week stay. We had wonderful hot weather, but there was a huge selection of books, games and DVDs if we had stayed indoors. A large group of friends together, plenty of crockery and pans for our use.

Lots to do in the local area too, we visited 3 different lakes, all offering a selection of sports, and all lovely and warm for swimming. We went karting at 2 different venues, the caves at Tourtoirac were incredible, along with visiting Perigueux and Sarlat and of course the chateau at Hautefort.

We visited the village boulangerie every morning for our fresh croissants and bread, along with visiting the Intermache at Hautefort which sold everything we needed for our stay.

So sad to leave our wonderful holiday home at the end of our 2 weeks, we will return!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place, for all the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant family holiday at the Chapeaux. Our two boys (10 & 12) had lots of do - pool, table tennis, archery, boules (now a new favourite) and the nearby inflatable on the lake were a huge hit. This meant I had lots of time for me! I loved the nearby village for a quiet coffee in the morning, the peaceful pool area and reading the terrace with a cold drink or two! The generous hospitality of the hosts Jen and Tim also made it a holiday to remember. A wonderful place to make wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house and holiday in wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 13 came to stay at Le Chapeau for a week in August. We were celebrating a couple of 50ths and had a selection of kids and teens in tow ranging from 6 to 14.

I can honestly say that a week wasn't long enough to sample all the house had to offer. We never had time to play the vinyl or all the games and books and magazines in both the sitting room and TV room but lots of our party enjoyed practising the piano and guitar when no one was listening! We also only scratched the surface of what was available in the region. We visited a great market on the Sunday, went to stunning caves at Tourtoirac, did Go ape type thing one day and visited Hauteforte. All recommended.

We had mixed weather - some scorching, some cloud, some rain - but most days we managed to spend some quality sunbathing time round the pool, which was large enough to accommodate all 13 of us on occasion. Our favourite pastimes were competitive inflatable unicorn jumping (!); cooking BBQs and pizzas and chatting around the large terrace; table tennis; trampolining for kids and finding nature we hadn't expected such as baby bats and lizards and hummingbird moths. We were also really lucky to have two nights of shooting stars. Magical!

The house is very well appointed. Decor is traditional and a bit retro in places but very charming and brimming with character. And cool and comfortable even on the hottest days. The only slight issue for us was the lack of an ensuite for the downstairs four-poster double - you have to use the shower and loo off the kitchen down the hall. But it certainly didn't hamper our enjoyment. We just shared the lovely upstairs bathrooms with the couple in that room.

Our hosts, Jen and Tim, were extremely helpful and welcoming and it was lovely sharing a drink with them on the last night and hearing of how they came to own Le Chapeau. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt very able to ask them anything when we needed to. In fact Jen and i were in regular contact right from booking up to our stay.

The village has two lovely restaurants. We enjoyed a fab set meal at L' Estaminet and went to the bakers or shop pretty much every day, and the supermarket in Hauteforte regularly.

I'd thoroughly recommend a stay at Le Chapeau for any group of people and would love to come back some day soon. A bientot!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped elegant house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Chapeau with our group ranging from 1 year old to 81 years old, plus our little terrier Henrik.

The house was very well equipped with something to keep everyone entertained (swimming, archery, piano, chess, extensive book and record collection to name but a few), and to all get together for a huge meal if desired - I don't think I have ever seen so much crockery/cutlery in a house before, so no chance of running out.

Tim and Jennifer were on-hand to help whenever we needed but also left us to our own devices. They offered a very reasonable babysitting and taxi service to the airport which was invaluable in this remote part of France. They also offered us help when our car broke down - we really could not have asked for more. Once we were back up and running with the car we were able to sample the excellent food in Hautefort which really was delicious.

Our dog enjoyed exploring the grounds, which are very safe as there are no main roads in the vicinity and Tim and Jennifer's dog Poppy was very welcoming and happy to let our dog pretend he owned the place!

Thank you Tim and Jennifer for a wonderful break in the French countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic characterful family house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Chapeau, which is a really special place with stunning views and acrural charm. There was something for everyone in our mixed age family group. The swimming pool and the outdoor terrace are fantastic and the house had plenty of space for our group of 11. Tim and Jennifer were great hosts always ready to help if we needed anything. The village is a short walk with a lovely restaurant, a shop and boulangerie. All in all a memorable family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Chapeau attention to detail was amazing

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most fabulous time here at Le Chapeau the house was very comfortable with plenty of space to accommodate our group of 12 from the youngest who was 20 years to the eldest being 69 years and various ages in between. Jenny and Tim have been wonderful hosts and nothing has been too much trouble we only had to ask. We enjoyed taking Poppy the Labrador for a walk when we went up to the local village and she kept us company most days either at the barbecue or down by the pool. We even enjoyed playing with Fleur and had a delightful afternoon with her and Jenny in the pool. The pizza oven was amazing so much so that we used it three times during our stay. To get the best results its advisable to light it a good three hours before use, We really enjoyed playing the piano and listening to the large collection of LP's on the record player in the comfortable lounge.

There is a lovely restaurant in the village called L'Auberge des Tilleuls where the lady owner speaks very good English and the food was delicious especially the desert, strawberry clafoutis with vanilla ice cream. Ask for the vodka special you wont be disappointed.

We have been to various types of accommodation in France over the years and can honestly say this has been the very best. The bedrooms and beds were most comfortable with lovely linen to match the décor. The settees and chairs were so comfortable to crash out in after games and lounging at the pool.

A most relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable time and what would we do without the wifi ...

Thank you Jenny and Tim

Eileen, Dave and all the crew

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Brive (the closest) Bergerac, Limoges, Bordeaux
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Brive, Perigueux
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
La Bachellerie A89
Nearest Restaurant
Badefols D'Ans
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Cubas Lake Beach
Car: necessary

The beautiful, unspoilt 'Pays d'Hautefort' is ideally placed for those wishing to explore the Dordogne region but has the advantage of being much less crowded than the area immediately around the main tourist cities, although these are easily accessible. There are numerous places to visit in the locality such as prehistoric caves, chateaux, gardens, theme-parks, markets, inexpensive restaurants, and museums.

Other Activities:Golf, sightseeing, gastronomy, canoeing,cycling,walking,tree climbing zipwires, orienteering,cave and chateau visits,markets.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Badefols-d'Ans, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season 2019
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8.97
Refundable Damage Deposit £493.5

For terms and conditions please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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