We spent a romantic week in Lachaud in 1993 & fell in love with this house, the area & above all the people! By the end of the week we had secured our little patch of France! The house had not been occupied for over 30 years & was in desperate need of some TLC! Blood, sweat, tears & lots of laughter have transformed it into the wonderful home you see today & we look forward to welcoming you! The accommodation is equally suited to extended families, friends or couples. With its 5 Ensuite bedrooms & large living areas there's plenty of space for everyone. The beautiful countryside will appeal to nature lovers & offers fantastic walking, cycling, bird watching & photography opportunities. If culture & History is more you, you'll be just 20mins drive from UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Lascaux & the Vézère Valley. We do not live on site and we'll leave you to privately enjoy your holiday, we are however only a phone call away should you have any problems or need advice. Pets welcome!
18th century Former farmhouse in Hautefort, Dordogne, Aquitaine/Dordogne, France - The Perfect Place To Unwind!
John & Sally Bleaken
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
About John & Sally Bleaken
John & Sally Bleaken purchased this Farmhouse in 1993
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Plenty of happy holiday memories!
We had a really great time in Lachaud and a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The accommodation was very clean, tidy and welcoming on our arrival. We arrived later than planned due to a motorway closure and hadn’t managed to get to the supermarket; so we greatly appreciated the supplies (tea, coffee, soap, loo rolls etc) to tide us over. The information was at the right level and pretty comprehensive – e.g. we used the lounge fire one evening and appreciated the “don’t panic if it smokes” reassurance! (and by following the notes we got it burning fine). We also liked the comprehensive equipment, games etc that were supplied – for example, we used the BBQ and appreciated the presence of charcoal and utensils. Nice and peaceful location – the family felt happy to sit out on the patio in privacy etc. We enjoyed walking the dog around Lachaud and nearby countryside: all the residents we met were very friendly even if our French wasn’t good enough for much conversation (sadly).
I can’t really think of anything that we felt was lacking or would have preferred different.
Thank you for review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, I hope we can welcome you again in the future.
Sally & John
Great Family Stay. Peaceful location and lovely property.
We had a really enjoyable stay at this property for a hot week in July. The pool was fantastic to cool off. It had all the equipment we needed including a washing machine/dishwasher. The house is set in a very peaceful village set in gorgeous fields. We explored some beautiful sights using this as our base. If i was being fussy I woukd probably say that some of the furniture/lounge TV needs updating but it all worked perfectly fine. Owner was fantastic at communicating. Overall a relaxing and enjoyable stay. I would definitely recommend.
Thanks for your lovely comments, we hope to see you again.
This property has been renovated to today’s standards and includes a beautiful pool and patio area.
The property is well situated and it is an easy drive to visit Dordogne ( caves, old towns, chateaux, wine tasting etc.) The rural setting is very scenic and walks in the countryside start just outside the gate. Although in a rural setting, restaurants and groceries are only 10 minutes away. Overall, our family had a very enjoyable 2 weeks in Dordogne.
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad you had a good time and would be pleased to welcome you all again.
A lovely house in a beautiful place
We loved the house and the outside space especially the covered terrace and the pergola when it was really hot. The pool is great for cooling off and splashing around too. There’s plenty of seats and sun beds as well. Inside there’s all you need well equipped kitchen and loads of space and en suites all round. The house is right amongst some amazing places the highlight for us was Lascaux and 25 minutes down the road too. This house is very rural which was perfect for us just so peaceful (with the occasional tractor). We had a great time and would highly recommended this as a place to stay.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you and your dogs to stay. Our home was left immaculately clean. We would be delighted to welcome you back.
Excellent. Beautiful home tastefully furnished with care and love. Wonderfull scenic area.
Please refer to above.
Beautiful house in a beautiful location
There were 10 of us staying at the farmhouse with ages ranging from 2 - 70. And it was just perfect for our family. There was plenty of room for us all to spend time together and for times when we needed our own space.
The accomodation was exactly as described in a beautiful location. The village itself was a little isolated but was within easy reach of a supermarket, petrol stations, lovely restaurants and delicious bakeries. There were so many activities to do in the area for all of us, ranging from markets, canoeing, aquariums / animal parks, castles, waterparks and paintballing or just walking in the surrounding villages. I'd recommend looking for events in the local area, especially during the summer. We found posters advertising all different kinds of events and had a fabulous evening watching a light show on the Saint Sour church in Terrason and an international cultural festival celebrating art, dance and music in the nearby town of Motignac. Both of which we would not have known about otherwise.
The house was well maintained and had everything we could possibly need. Plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils & the BBQ was a good size. The pool was cleaned twice while we were there and a problem with the pool heating, after an electrical storm, was sorted straight away. There were plenty of board games for us all to play together if the weather wasn't great, or in the evenings after a BBQ.
I would highly recommend this property. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful area.
It really was a pleasure having you to stay at Lachaud and I hope you will return to us in the future. With kind regards
Sally & John
We are 2 and a half hours drive from the great surfing beaches west of Bordeaux but don't let that stop you enjoying your favorite watersports! We are only 16 miles from the Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac at Lanouaille which offers glorious sandy beaches & all watersports plus paint-balling, rock climbing & Archery. Activities are accessible to all and are supervised by qualified instructors.
Nearest airports Bergerac & Limoges both approx. 1hr 20mins, approx. 60 miles. Brive 32 miles 45 mins. Flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris & Maastricht.
Bordeaux 2hrs approx. 122 miles.
Channel ports distance in miles: Calais 465, St Malo 433, Roscoff 517, Caen 354.
A car is essential to fully explore the region.
Hautefort 10 mins, Montignac Lascaux 20 mins, Terrasson 30 mins, Sarlat 45mins
Périgueux 40mins Brive 40mins.
There is just so much to do in the Dordogne it is impossible to mention it all!
The Périgord is famed for its food & hospitality & the excellent local restaurants & Auberge are too numerous to mention here, more details are available at the house. Perigueux & Sarlat markets are not to be missed!
Canoeing down the Vézère river is a must whatever your age! Passing by fabulous countryside, châteaux & historic villages. Stop for a swim & a pique-nique; it really is delightful! Book with any of the local centres, canoes, oars, lifejackets and waterproof containers are all supplied. Start at Montignac and select your distance depending on your group, the canoe company will then pick you up and bring you back to your car.
L'Appell de la Forêt at Thenon 10 mins away, is suitable for those aged 7 to 70! A little too high for me! though the children love it and even hubby made it to the hardest stage!
There are reportedly 1001 châteaux in the Dordogne - you'll need more than a fortnight to see them all! The local ones are Hautefort, Château de Losse and Château d'Eyrignac.
Limeuil, situated where the Rivers Dordogne and Vézère meet is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A bustling river port of old, the medieval village with its stone-built, dark-tiled houses so typical of Périgord Noir is now a charming, refreshing place in which to stop and the evening market is a must.
Caves and caverns are everywhere in this region, they are all spectacular; Tourtoirac is the closest and is accessible to all including pushchairs.
I could go on and on! But I'll let you discover all that the Perigord has to offer - you'll be amazed!
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Changeover Day: Saturday. Other days by arrangement. Arrivals not before 4pm. Departures no later than 10am. Please note: Prices include pool heating for bookings from 1st June to 30th September. The pool is NOT heated for bookings from 1st October to 31st May without prior negotiation and will be subject to a small charge. There is a security alarm on the pool. WiFi included at no extra charge. All towels for both bathing and swimming are provided at no extra cost.Pets allowed buy prior arrangement and charged at £50 per pet per week.