this spacious old house on the edge of the village combines charm,comfort and character.The private,flowered garden gives into a vast park overlooking the surrounding countryside.A big library/playroom next to the sitting-room also includes a bed(1m20)and can be used as a fourth bedroom.At the bottom of the garden a large,securely-fenced,sun-drenched salt water swimming pool screened in greenery and flowering shrubs encourages "farniente".The town of Périgueux,only 12 kms away,provides useful or pleasant facilities as required and,indeed!the whole region is renowned as a tourist and gastronomical center.
Anne de Broves
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Wonderful relaxing family holiday in this characterful farmhouse
Our week in this lovely place went all too quickly. The owners, who live next door are the most charming, friendly people you could ever wish to meet and nothing was too much trouble for them. The house was impeccably clean and comfortably furnished and the large salt water swimming pool surrounded by colourful shrubs, was spectacular. The village lies within easy distance of so many interesting places: Périgueux, Brantôme,- where you can hire a kayak - Nontron, numerous ancient abbeys and chateaux, quaint villages, oozing history. The "épicier" up the road was very handy for croissants each morning and the enormous supermarket, " Auchan" at Marsac provided everything one could possibly need. It was a perfect location.
Merci Anne et Louis. Vous étiez très aimable et vous avez tout fait que notre séjour soit confortable et agréable . Nous sommes rentrés avec la tête pleine de mémoires à trésorer.
A blissful French rural escape.
We had a wonderful week at La Chapelle Gonaguet.
Wonderful house, hosts and holiday
This property is a wonderful French stone-built house with extensive grounds. It has a wonderful, open-air large salt-water pool with plenty of sun loungers for all. We had never used a salt-water pool before and on arrival we briefly wondered if it would be too salty, but it was great, so much nicer than chlorine, and much healthier too! There is an outdoor table-tennis table, a swing ball and swings and the house is set in a huge amount of land – plenty of space to run around (we played rounders) and explore.
The owners, Louis and Anne de Broves, are wonderful, friendly people; it was a pleasure to get to know them and their family. They live in the house next door and were always there when we needed them if we had any house-related queries or for ‘tourist information’ questions, but at the same time they left us to our own devices – the perfect combination.
The house is comfortable and inviting, a typical French ‘villa’, with tiled floors and rugs. The rooms are all very spacious and the single downstairs bedroom can also double as a second sitting room if preferred, although we spent virtually every night sitting outside, enjoying the fabulous weather. The bedrooms all have shutters, so good for blackout purposes with the early morning sun, and they all have double glazing too. The kitchen has a dishwasher, a microwave and a gas hob/cooker. It also had more than enough cooking utensils and an extensive range of crockery.
The village has a lovely little shop only a few minutes’ walk away that sells all the basics, including fresh bread and croissants, and only 10 minutes’ drive away there are plenty of supermarkets. There are so many wonderful places to visit nearby; dozens of chateaux, the rivers, the lakes with their sandy ‘beaches’ and pretty French towns. We had 10 days at Le Chapelle Gonaguet and (even though we’ve visited the Dordogne before) we still have so much lovely sights to visit in this region. The house was perfectly located for us to be able to travel in all directions to many of the sights of interest as well as picturesque towns such as Sarlat and Brantome and we very much hope to return in the future.
With three generations of visitors on this trip there were plenty of different requirements but we all had a superb time. Anne and Louis – thank you so much for making our holiday extra special. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!
A truly tranquil location
We have just returned from a lovely holiday at La Chapelle Gonaguet. Louis and Anne de Broves are charming warm and friendly hosts. The farmhouse is very spacious and nicely presented, gravelled patio is a lovely tranquil area to eat and rest. There is a large clean swimming pool, also swing ball, table tennis, swings and large areas of lawn for playing games so ideal for children. When I asked my 9 year old grandson what to say on my postcards home, he said "just say it's amazing". We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this holiday home.
thank you Barbara for your kind appreciation; it was a great pleasure to have you staying at 'la métairie ' and to meet your very nice family ;we fell as if we were old friends....I hope your way back home was easy and that every thing is getting organised for the coming year; we do hope that our young writting friends will stay in touch and that you will drop in here or in Paris ;we send our best regards to you ,your husband,your parents,Oliver, and your sister in law, Anne de Broves
"The house was full of ch...
"The house was full of character and was very comfortably furnished. It had everything we wanted in holiday house."
"Ideal for families with ...
"Ideal for families with young children. The house was plenty big enough and there was plenty of surrounding garden, away from any main road.
The highlight has to be the swimming pool, which was a good size and very clean which was fenced off from the garden making it very safe for children.
The village is in a quiet village with a Bakery, so a car is needed for trips to the shops."
from Paris: 2 motorways. 1:--A10-POitiers-then follow Angoulème-Périgueux 2:-A20-limoges then follow -Périgueux from Périgueux -D710 towards Riberac;between Chancelade and Mensignac,turn right-La Chapelle Gonaguet 2kms the owner will be happy to put you in the picture about things to see and good restaurants