Doumailhac Gîte

Doumailhac, Doumailhac, France

Welcome to Doumailhac

Doumailhac is a large self catering property offering nine double bedrooms for friends to share. We are in the middle of the Perigord Vert Natural Park on the borders of the Limousin and Dordogne. The roads are quite, the countryside is beautiful. There is a large secure barn for bike storage.

Doumailhac is a beautiful 18th century property. There are nine large bedrooms, comfortably sleeping eighteen people plus. The property has its own swimming pool, in a rural area, in the centre of the Perigord Vert Natural Park. This is an unspoilt region of rolling wooded countryside interspersed with numerous rivers and lakes. At night the Milky Way and a myriad of stars are often visible due to the minimal light pollution, making it an ideal venue for star gazing.The area is full of fascinating market towns. Brantome is a fascinating town on the River Dronne, sometimes called the “little Venice” of France – after exploring the town you can hire a canoe for a half day trip down the river and negotiate the “cascades”, but be prepared to get wet !Interesting Chateaux and a range of cultural activities are nearby with the larger centres of Limoges, Perigueux and Angouleme all within an hour’s drive. For a day out try wine-tasting at the vineyards between Bergerac and Bordeaux, visit more vineyards around Cognac for brandy, explore the Dordogne Valley or even a trip to the coast of the Charente Maritime.Chalus, where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded, is about 15 kilometres away, and is now a busy market town with bank, shops, tourist office, bars and yet more restaurants. We are about 40km north of the caves at Villars and about 50km from the interesting city of Limoges with all its attractions. A day out would be a trip to Perigueux with its medieval streets, cathedral, shops, and restaurants.Please note, the property is not a "Classic Gite" with owners on site, the managers are a ten minute drive, so it would not be suitable for groups who need this type of support.

Check In/Out Times

Arrival is possible any time after 4pm. Check out is before 10am.

Board Type

Self-catering only


Le Manoir, known locally as “le petit chateau,” is in the small hamlet of Doumailhac, nestling just a kilometre from the village of La Chapelle Montbrandiex, in the centre of the Périgord-Vert Natural Park.

Outside, the rear terrace offers views across the garden and adjoining countryside, a lovely outdoor space on which to dine/barbecue or enjoy a glass watching the sunsets. In the evening enjoy stargazing, the lack of light pollution means the Milky Way is often visible. Beyond the large rear garden is the walled/fenced pool with sun loungers.

The large heated salt water swimming pool, which is open in June, July, August and September-depending on the weather, provides the perfect place to relax. In the heat of the summer float on the pool with a cool drink and listen to the birds singing. There are sun loungers available to accommodate all the guests.

In the barn there is a table tennis table, badmington and darts, as well as a selection of bikes for guests to use, explore the area, discover the wildlife and birds or try your hand at fishing.

What's Nearby

There is an excellent choice of local restaurants to suit every budget – “Chez Jules”, just a walk away and “Les Feullardiers” at Marval, a short drive away and the renowned “Hostellerie St Jacques”, for a gourmet’s feast, at St Saud Lacoussière, to mention a few.

The nearby towns of Rochechouart and Nontron also host excellent restaurants and are enjoyable venues for a long lunch.

At the bottom of the large garden is the “Circuit du Loup Garou”, a walking, cycling and riding route. Fishing and horse riding are also available locally.


Address: 6, Doumailhac, Doumailhac, Haute-Vienne, 87440

Latitude: 45.646215
Longitude: 0.848005

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Booking Info


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Local Area

  • Feaure IconIdeal for Walking
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