Aillac Farmhouse

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

Welcome to Aillac Farmhouse, a charming 17th Century home in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park.

Aillac is a spacious, stone farmhouse that offers comfortable accommodation for up to 11 guests. It has been renovated with great care to maintain its original character with four beautiful bedrooms, including a lovely dual-aspect double with a king-size bed, exposed beams, open fireplace and doors leading to the upper garden - the perfect place to watch early morning wildlife as you look over the pool. 

Set in seven acres of glorious private grounds, enjoy the 10x5m swimming pool and there are plenty of spots to dine al-fresco and make the most of the charcoal barbecue. This is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings. You can play football in the garden, read in the shade, or sit under the parasols with a drink by the pool. There is a rich variety of flora and fauna in the grounds, including many different types of birds, toads, salamanders, lizards, wild deer and rabbits.

With country walks from your doorstep, a local village with a restaurant is a very short drive away whilst La Coquille and Chalus are just a little further for everyday shopping and services. Both Limoges and Perigueux can be visited for fantastic days out or spend time exploring some of the Périgord Vert's gorgeous market towns such as Nontron, Thiviers and Brantôme.

Aillac Farmhouse really does have everything you need for a relaxing time in the heart of the French countryside.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Due to the rural nature of the farmhouse with its steps and some steep areas, children should be supervised across the grounds and swimming pool.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Satellite TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Farmhouse Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room (30m2) with wood-burning stove, satellite TV and French doors leading to garden
-    Traditional kitchen-diner with open fireplace and wood burning stove and dining table for up to 10 guests. Kitchen well-equipped including electric cooker, gas hob, American fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher

First Floor

-    Master bedroom (30m2) with super king-size double bed, open fireplace and door leading to upper garden
-    Bedroom 2 (30m2) with king-size double bed
-    Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower

Top Floor

-    Bedroom 3 (25m2) with double bed, single bed and sofa
-    Bedroom 4 (20m2) with four single beds
-    Bathroom with bath and hand-held shower

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (10x5m) with safety alarm, open approximately May to 12th September
-    South-facing poolside terrace
-    Al-fresco dining areas (in shade and sun)
-    Lawn area
-    7 acres of meadows and woodland
-    Ample parking 


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Wood-burning stove
-    42” satellite TV (with British channels)
-    CD ad DVD player
-    Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Aillac Farmhouse
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Aillac farmhouse is located in a small hamlet of houses just over 2km away from a charming village with a local restaurant. It is found halfway between Limoges and Perigueux, on the edge of the Dordogne, bordering the Limousin. The farmhouse is set within the Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin and surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for some wonderful walks.

Limoges Airport is located approximately 40 minutes by car whilst Calais is a 6 to 7 hour drive away (and other French ports even nearer).

The towns of La Coquille and Chalus - where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded - are nearby with more restaurants and larger supermarkets.

There are several medieval market towns within easy driving distance of the farmhouse. Thiviers (22km) has a traditional farmers' market and Piegut (25km) has a market every Wednesday where you can buy fresh fish, oysters, and local produce. Nontron, the principal town of the Périgord Vert, is just over half an hour away. It has ancient ramparts and a fine square from the 18th century. Also visit the chateau at Jumilhac-le-Grand (15km) to experience spectacular views.

The town of Brantôme (45km), known as 'The Venice of the Perigord Vert', offers a lovely day out - perhaps try canoeing in this picturesque setting, followed by a picnic by the banks of the river.

Aillac Farmhouse is under an hour from the cities of Limoges (46km) and Périgueux (55km). Between them you will find the usual tourist attractions, caves, chateaux, churches, aquariums, war memorials and museums. 

The local produce of the area includes foie gras, truffles, cèpes, confit, and clafoutis. Guests will find cep wild mushrooms growing in the farmhouse garden. Local wines cover all budgets from Bergerac to St. Emilion, and Pineau to Cognac. The vineyards in Bordeaux (190km) and distilleries in Cognac (130km) are well worth a day out.

The prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies (98km) and old towns such as Rocamadour (150km), Bergerac (105km), and Saint-Émilion (150km) are within reasonable distance.

There are plenty of fun days out in the local region, including velo-railing (an unusual experience of biking on train tracks), quad biking, karting, and Acrobois (acrobatics in the woods). There are various swimming lakes in the vicinity of the farmhouse, and plenty of private lakes for fishing.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges


Nearest Village


Nearest Town Chalus


Nearest Restaurant Local village


Nearest Bar/Pub Another local village

(2km (walking distance))

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Contact


Nearest Golf Golf Nature de Champs-Romain (9 hole)



The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The surrounding region offers great activities such as hiking, cycling and horse-riding as well as fishing (you can pick up a permit locally). There are also some great places to canoe such as nearby Corgnac-sur-l'Isle (30km), Brantôme (48km) or even further south to the Dordogne river.

In the summer months head to the Base de Loisirs (33km) near Rouffiac for a pleasant beach as well as paddle boats, sailing, canoeing and other family-friendly activities. There is also a large children’s play area and, for the more adventurous, an aerial adventure course.

Castle lovers can visit the beautiful Château de Jumilhac (16km) or Ségur-le-Château (44km), amongst others in the area. Whereas animal lovers can head to Park Zoo Reynou (43km) or discover the brilliant Aquarium du Limousin in the city centre of Limoges (46km). Whilst in Limoges, if you’re after a swimming pool, have a look at the huge Olympic sized-pool at L’Aquapolis, just north of the city. Limoges also offers lovely parks, a fun carousel and a beautiful historic centre.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £250 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Prices include gas, electricity and water.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £30 per dog will apply (payable locally).
Changeover day Saturdays (May to August) or flexible at other times of year.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? The swimming pool is open approximately May to 12th September (other dates may be possible but on request only, well in advance). Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. Please also note the alarm should be set when the pool is not in use.
Heating costs included? Extra £50 per week for fuel between November and March, payable locally.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £2,890
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £3,613
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £2,890
Oct 26th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £2,168
Jan 4th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £2,168
May 24th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £2,890
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £3,613
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £2,890
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £2,168

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €3,183
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €3,978
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €3,183
Oct 26th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €2,387
Jan 4th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €2,387
May 24th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €3,183
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €3,978
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €3,183
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €2,387

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $3,410
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,263
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $3,410
Oct 26th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $2,558
Jan 4th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $2,558
May 24th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $3,410
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,263
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $3,410
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $2,558

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Everything was Great

    on 10/10/2017

    Great service, house was exactly as advertised, hassle free.

  • Well done!

    on 30/07/2017

    All went well getting to the farmhouse, and access was easy regarding security keys etc.
    The housekeeper (and husband) popped round on Sunday morning to sort out the pool and TV, and gave us lots of good ideas for lunch, sightseeing etc. They were great. The master bedroom was nice and airy, but the bed squeaked a lot!! Some WD40 might be useful here. The kitchen was tiny but well appointed with utensils, plates, candles, books, games etc. all of which was great. Lots of love and appreciation.

  • A great experience

    on 14/07/2017

    Thanks for all your help. Your company is great and we have had a great experience booking with you. Would definitely recommend Oliver's Travels and book with you again

  • C Pryor

    on 01/09/2015

    We (two families with four children aged 3-10) spent a week at Aillac Farmhouse in late August 2015. It was a lovely week. The farmhouse is very spacious and very comfortably furnished. There is ample seating for everyone in the inside and outside living and eating areas. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery etc. The bathrooms are modern and there was always plenty of hot water. The towels were large and fluffy and the beds comfortable.
    We were greeted by an English house keeper and made to feel very welcome.
    The house is situated in beautiful, peaceful countryside. There is a play park nearby and a choice of supermarkets and small towns a short drive away. We also visited Perigueux, Brantome and the caves of the Vézère valley.
    If there was one thing I could change, it would be the pool. As it is unheated and the weather was cool when we arrived, it was very cold. By the middle of the week, once the temperature outside was back up to the late 20's and into the 30's, we couldn't get the children out of it!
    A wonderful place to stay.

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