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Gite With Swimming Pool & Tennis Court. Free Wi-Fi. Perfect for families

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful villa in Lusignac, Dordogne - truly breathtaking Views, Near Hill-Top Medieval Village Of Lusignac

Prices in 2018 held for yet another year!

Located on a hill with uninterrupted views, L'Ancien Chai is perfect for families who want a rural setting without being remote. Also great for family and friends gatherings as we have plenty of space. L'Ancien Chai is part of a converted farm. We enjoy a south facing patio with amazing evening sunsets to enjoy with a glass of wine. Bright and open plan, the ground floor living space comprises dining area, kitchen and lounge with log fire burner. We have free wifi with really good download strength. There are lovely views from every bedroom window, especially from the upstairs bedrooms which can see for miles. There is good wheelchair disabled access on the ground floor. If you need a ramp for a wheelchair please let us know.

The fantastic views and sunsets are great for painters and photographers. BBQ outdoors. Surrounded by corn and sunflower fields. Our friendly owner-occupier site shares a large 4 x 14m pool and tennis court with 6 other homes. The pool is being substantially upgraded and relined in 2018 offering much more easy access for children, disabled and elderly. The pool has a security fence (legal requirement in France) that makes it safe for little children running about the gardens as they won't be able to stray in to the pool area.

Indoors we have spacious accommodation with log burning fire. The atmosphere is light and airy with an open-plan feel. There is a large satellite TV with UK channels. DVD/video/CD collection. DVD/blu-ray player. Excellent free wifi with strong signal. Games, jigsaws, boules, tennis rackets. 4 adults bicycles and one child.

The house (or gite) L'Ancien Chai is situated on the edge of a small group of privately owned properties. The place was once a farm with L'Ancien Chai having magnificent views to the south, west and east. Our house is very private from the others and you will feel you have the place to yourselves.

There is a securely-fenced, large shared pool (14 metres x 4 metres) in the extensive grounds. The swimming pool is open from the end of May to the early October. There is also a full sized tennis court and we provide tennis rackets.

Parking is available adjacent to the house.

This is a non-smoking residence. Sorry, no pets.

L'Ancien Chai is 15 minutes stroll from the village of Lusignac where there is a lively restaurant bar serving meals and even Guinness with a pool table for the chaps or young ones while you enjoy a glass of wine. Shops can be found in Verteillac 6km away. The market town of Riberac with several supermarkets (Leclerc, Intermarche, Lidl, Aldi, and Netto) is 11 km away. Bergerac, with its airport is an hour's drive to the south, with Periguex 34 km to the east. Bordeaux and the wine regions are to the west.

L'Ancien Chai, is set in the countryside of Perigord Vert in Dordogne. It is 15 minutes walk from the small village of Lusignac which has a bar and restaurant. Bouteilles St Sebastian is also in walking distance with another rustic quirky small bar. It lies in the valley below the house. Verteillac is 6 km, with shops, bars, bank, post office, bakers, hairdresser, newsagent, doctor and pharmacist. Riberac, 11km away, is a bustling town with all the ameneties and a large open-air market every Friday morning - not to be missed. The Dronne river offers fishing, canoeing and boating. Further afield is Bordeaux (120km), Bergerac (70km) and Angouleme (50km). Bergerac and Bordeaux have airports with good connections to UK. The pre-historic caves of Grottes de Villars lie to the east. Nearby historic and popular places to visit include Brantôme, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and Bourdeilles. Brantome is 20km away.

Or simply stay local. L'Anchien Chai will delight those interested in painting, photography, walking, cycling and reading, or relaxing in the sun, enjoying the pool, playing tennis and recharging the batteries.

Feedback from previous visitor, James Thomas

"One of the reasons for choosing Le Plat was for the spectacular views along with a pool close enough to the house that the kids could jump in and out all day long. Being a shared pool never concerned us as it was a great opportunity for our kids to mix with other children on the complex. Within 5 minutes of arriving they had made friends with a couple of children similar in age, giving Mum and Dad some much needed “us time!” Le Plat is one of those places that if you want your privacy, there is no better place, however the other residents could not have made us more welcome. Nothing is a problem and collectively they had a wealth of local knowledge. To our surprise, the pool was only ever used by ours and another families kids. There is plenty of time during the day for people to enjoy a long relaxing swim without over excited children getting in the way. Access to the shared tennis court was very straightforward. Most of the time it was empty with the occasional game taking place away from the heat of the day. If its exclusivity you’re after then L'Ancien Chai has it in abundance, you’d never know it was shared by other families, who for the record are the friendliest bunch you’d ever want to meet!"

Prices in 2018 held for another year!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Will

Hi, My name is Will. I am English.

I have been renting property with Owners Direct for nearly several years. I try hard to reply promptly to your enquiries and arrange a great stay for you. So if you have any specific requirements let me know and I shall try to help.

I hope you like my place and look forward to hearing from you.

Will purchased this house in 2005

Why Will chose Bouteilles-Saint-Sébastien

Hi, we bought this house in 2005, but before that we had been renting visitors. When the owner decided to sell we grabbed the chance to buy L'Ancien Chai.

It is only 50 minutes drive from Bergerac airport or Angouleme TGV train station. Ryanair and Flybe fly to Bergerac. Easy jet fly to Bordeaux.

You will have a very relaxing family time here. Plenty to do on site if you wish to stay local, and many lovely country walks starting at the house. In the evening there is a great bar-restaurant in nearby Lusignac only 15 minutes walk away.

What makes this house unique

We have enjoyed lots of family holidays here and we just love the open aspect, the on site pool and tennis and the panoramic views at sunset holding a glass of chilled beer.

You'll love the house. It is set up for family holidays with 5 bikes, Satellite TV and wi-fi for social networking teenagers - a must these days!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at L'Ancien Chai. The house is fab. You must be really proud of it. The setting is amazing and we had a good number of lovely meals at the cafe in Lusignac' - Guest feedback.

"One of the reasons for choosing this house was for the spectacular views along with a pool close enough to the house that the kids could jump in and out all day long". (James Thomas 2013)

"L'ancien Chai is simply beautiful! We hadn't expected those views! We loved the

open aspect. On our last morning, we were up very early and the mist in the valley was simply magical.The pool and tennis facilities were ace and the other residents and their visitors we met were lovely. Sky TV and wi-fi were brill. I would have been happy just to lounge at the house!! The house itself is superb and was perfect for myself and husband, our married daughter, husband and 2 children and our other daughter and fiancé. You have furnished it tastefully and thoughtfully and we were incredibly comfortable. The welcome message and the small box of goods to see us through to a shop was a lovely touch. We had a wonderful week - wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely recommend to others and maybe make another visit ourselves." (Mary Whalley August 2014)

"We had a great holiday and absolutely loved the area and the house. The views in particular are stunning, and both the swimming pool and tennis court proved a big hit. The grounds are very safe and child friendly too which meant we could relax while the kids played. The house itself is very welcoming and comfortable, and it was a big bonus having wifi. The surrounding villages are very pretty, and we enjoyed visiting/canoeing in Aubeterre. Finally, I have to say that you are fortunate to have very lovely neighbours! They were all very friendly and welcoming, and the children made some lovely friends. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Le Plat to our friends and may well be back in the future. (Katy Baker, August 2014)
Jan 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bouteilles-Saint-Sébastien in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with sink, bath/shower over, WC and storage. First floor bathroom with sink, bath/shower over, WC and storage. This arrangement works really well with 2 families, one family on each floor. Hairdryer provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) maximum Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom 1 with double bed. Ground floor bedroom 2 with twin beds. TV with VCR. First floor bedroom 3 with double bed. Fantastic views. First floor bedroom 4 with twin beds. TV with DVD player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This is a generously laid out family holiday villa in beautiful rural Dordogne. Every bedroom has lovely views and the light airy arrangement of rooms and south facing patio gives a relaxing setting for your holiday. Large pool (14 x 4 metres) is securely fenced for young guests safety. Tennis court on site. Large lawned gardens. Ample parking (residents only). Free wi-fi. Satellite TV. UK channels. Nearby Lusignac, Bouteilles St Sebastian and St Paul Izonne villages all offer restaurants. Verteillac has bars, restaurants and shops and a wonderful brocante the first Sunday of every month. Riberac is the main shopping destination with major supermarkets and a fantastic Friday market which is a must. Bergerac airport is less than an hour away and Angouleme railway station 35 miles away offers rapid connections to Paris, or via Lille to London St Pancras in 7 hours. From either Bergerac or Angouleme, there are lots of car hire options. Outside: Large open lawned gardens. Shrubs. Apple, pair and plum trees. Pretty garden seat around Lime tree for shade. Sunny private patio with parasol and wooden table/chairs (seats 10). BBQ. 4 sun-loungers. Fantastic views. Large shared pool (14 x 4m) with fencing. Tennis. Ample car parking. Lovely walks from the door in this Michelin-rated area of outstanding beauty. We have four adult bikes and one child's bike for your use. One guest said we have "the most picturesque washing line in France!" Perfect for those interested in photography or landscape artists. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, hoover, picnic gear, boules set and tennis rackets.Bicycle pump. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included and changed weekly. Beds already made up on your arrival. The property is cleaned at the beginning of the stay. Good disabled access on Ground floor and from garden. Cot and high chair available on request. Other: Open hall & landing, minstrel gallery. Original oil and watercolour paintings throughout. French windows onto south-facing patio from kitchen and lounge. BBQ on patio with large hardwood table and chairs (seats 10), parasol. Sun-loungers.


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Gite With Swimming Pool & Tennis Court. Free Wi-Fi. Perfect for families
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Fantastic location and property

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property in a lovely location. Many interesting places to visit. I would recommend it to any one, whether they are a family or a group of singles. Bergerac was very interesting. The owner provided excellent customer service and was very attentive.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I started off as a client here too before I bought out house so hopefully I know what clients will like. Come again!
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September 2016 Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Spend a lovely week here in early September. The house is delightful, has everything you need – it’s comfortable, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. The views are stunning and we loved the sunsets from the patio. It was particularly hot when we were there and so we used the pool most days in the late afternoon and were always the only occupants. The house is part of a small complex and everyone seemed very friendly, although it certainly wasn’t busy or crowded.

Hard to think of any detractions – little thing - people walking around upstairs is noisy for the rooms underneath but I guess that’s only a problem if you’re a group of people who go to bed and get up at different times .

The area is lovely and we loved the bar in the village early evening for drinks. We liked the little market at Aubetterre sur Dronne on Sundays and the beach on the river there. We also liked the market at Riberac. Brantome and Perigueux both worth a visit.

We hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. glad you had such a great time. We are very lucky with the panoramic views
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An immediate relaxing ambience

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you arrive at this house you feel relaxed. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and is so very well equipped - it's a real home from home and is comfortable and a most inviting place to be. The pool and tennis court are great resources to have literally on your doorstop, and this weekend we've been eating the apples, plums and grapes picked from the extensive gardens. There are lovely views from all the windows of the beautiful French countryside, and a journey to any of the villages nearby always provides fascination - if not with markets, then with the history you find everywhere in this region. One surprise was the quality of the food at the small bar in Lusignac - we certainly weren't expecting it to be quite so good!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, very glad you enjoyed Lusignac and our house. Hopefully we can host you again.
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What a view!

  • 4 of 5

We have had many holidays in the area over the years and keep coming back because we love the space, quiet, scenery and French way of life. When we arrived this year the first and overriding impression was the amazing views on all sides. It really characterised the holiday. The house was very well equipped, spacious and comfortable. This was the only house in the small complex that was commercially let and so the other holidays makers were also owners and / or their families. The pool was large enough for a good swim or cooling off in the most beautiful situation. We also enjoyed the tennis courts. We had a most relaxing time and would have no doubt in recommending this Gite to any family who enjoy rural France.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, hope we can host you again soon. August 2016 in Dordogne was very hot and I think the pool was very welcome.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Lusignac, the property was perfect for our family - spacious, private, great pool and tennis court, so much so that we didn't get out and about as much as on previous was just great to relax in the lovely setting. There was everything we needed - pool things, bikes, games and lots of dvds. When we did get out and about we enjoyed a lovey BBQ evening Vertillac with music, food and wine, an arial rope adventure, and visiting pretty villages around the area.

We would certainly visit again.....

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah, chuffed you enjoyed your stay.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

I have visited this holiday home several times now and have experienced it in most every season... and it has never disappointed. With three sons in tow, I love the spaciousness and I feel very 'at home' there. The landlord is extremely welcoming and helpful. The house itself and surrounding grounds are well cared for with everything you could wish for provided, actually.. including bikes. Of course, with children the pool is a great plus, as is the newly installed wifi! The landscape is tremendous with an uninterrupted view of the hills rolling into the sunset. Those same hills provide great walks and a challenging bike ride! I can definitely recommend L'Ancien Chai.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Schönen Dank
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
520 Kilometres
Brittany Ferries Caen-Portsmouth
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
TGV, SNCF Angouleme
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Plage at Aubeterre
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Panoramic views will enthral the photographers and landscape painters amongst you. Superb for 2 families or groups of friends to spend quality time together.

Great rolling countryside for rambling and cycling. We have 5 bikes for your use.

Enjoy the all-weather tennis court.

Guest comment (Burton family, July 2014), "Just to let you know we have arrived at your wonderful cottage. My eldest son's comment just now as we have just come in from sitting outside watching the bats and the stars is "absolutely perfect!!!". "We chose it basically because it ticked 3 boxes - a pool, a tennis court and wi-fi. All essential when you have 2 teenage boys."

Guest comment (Whalley family, August 2014) "L'ancien chai: it is simply beautiful! We hadn't expected those views!" "This has been an ideal setting for our 3 generation family holiday. Such a comfortable, tastefully furnished and well equipped house - and the views from the terrace, swimming pool and tennis court have been excellent and, like the previous occupants, ticked all our boxes."


The coast is approx 2 hours away. There are fine sandy beaches including the largest sand dune in Europe ("Dune de Pilat"). Also there is nearby a "plage" river beach located at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (14km) with family fun, sandy beach, fishing and canoe hire.


Bergerac airport 60km (our preferred), Bordeaux airport (130km), Limoges airport(129km). Car essential - hire pick up at airports. Car hire available at Bergerac airport.

Angouleme SNCF train station (52km) if using TGV/Eurostar. 5 hours drive time from St Malo (Brittany Ferries) or 500 miles from Calais (7.5 hours).


Lusignac is 10 mins walk (bar, restaurant, chateau, medieval church). Bouteilles St Sebastien is 15 mins walk (bar, restaurant, medieval church and mairee). Verteillac is 5km (shops, bars, restaurants, bank, post office, doctors, chemist, hairdressers, galleries, newspapers, boulangerie). Riberac (supermarkets, famous large wonderful Friday open-air market, many shops) 11km. Brantomme ‘Venice of Perigord’ is 36km. Monolithic church at Aubeterre (14km). Perigueux, capital of Dordogne 51km.

Further Details:

Boulangeries and smaller shops at Verteillac and St Severin. Large supermarkets (Leclerc, Aldi, Netto, Lidl, and Intermarche) at Riberac plus brilliant open air market on Friday mornings. Bordeaux wine area 1 hour away to West with Bergerac wine area 50 minutes to South.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bouteilles-Saint-Sébastien, Dordogne

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 2018 & New Year 2019
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
4 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Booking is direct by email with the owner. 25% non-refundable booking deposit payable on booking. Rest payable 8 weeks before start date. 25% breakages deposit which is returned within 14 days of leaving the house; deductions made for any damage, abuse of the house. No charge for heating costs in Summer. Sorry, L'Ancien Chai is non-smoking and does not allow pets. Strictly 8 persons maximum.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Saturday. Guests can arrive after 4pm & vacate by 10am on their last day. Cleaning provided but guests are expected to leave the house tidy, empty the dishwasher, clear the fridge and freezer, leave BBQ clean if used and put out their refuse.

Notes on prices:
PRICES HELD FOR ANOTHER YEAR! Availability in July and early August for 2017 summer peak season now available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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