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A pre-arrival shop

We do a shop for your essential first evening / following day food, drinks, etc. as requested by you

so that they are already in Chestnut Cottage when you arrive.


For Children

Child-minding (by prior arrangement)

Cot and high chair


Bridge and Swimming Tuition

Swimming and Diving lessons

(Harris is a fully qualified BSAC registered instructor)

Bridge refresher and improver lessons

(Harris is a fully qualified English Bridge Union registered Teacher)


Dining Arrangements

Enjoy a superb 'Buffet Lunch' or 'Dinner' preparation - provided by the pool

or in Chestnut Cottage, by arrangment with Victoria (minimum four people)


House Maintenance

Cleaning services: House, laundry etc including mid and end-of-stay cleans




Services are charged on an hourly or per-person basis.


We invite to you enquire if any of the additional services are of interest to you.

'Chestnut Cottage' is made from the perigordine, honey-coloured stone of the region and has been superbly and sympathetically restored to combine the charm of its architectural beauty with all the modern conveniences you could want.


‘Chestnut Cottage’ rests on the Domaine du Ruisseau Estate, which occupies its own valley and hills of unrivalled beauty. The only other property on the Estate belongs to the owners, Harris and Victoria Raphael, who would be delighted to help you discover the property’s ancient trails, stone ruins, caves and wildlife.

Chestnut Cottage has:-



A very large, elegant living room (sejour) with exposed stone walls, terracotta-tiled floors and a wood-burning fireplace, plus a superb 1000+ book library whose contents cover all tastes


A luxury, very-spacious, fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with large dining area, including fridge/freezer; double oven; ceramic hob; microwave; dishwasher. The hand-painted ceramic tiled floor has under-floor central heating


Four lovely chestnut-beamed double and twin bedrooms (one with a stunning roof terrace overlooking the pool), all with chestnut parquet flooring and views either to the pool, lake, or gardens.


Two luxury bathrooms (one with hydro-massage shower) and two toilets


Washing Machine and drying rails


Satellite TV & Stereo


Private terrace, garden furniture and barbecue looking out to the pool, with a very large electric awning.


Private gardens by the stream




Note:- Chestnut Cottage sleeps 8 people, + 2 more by prior arrangement by utilisng an additional en-suite doulbe bedroom

Additional Facilities and Services - Available on Request

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Thanks for such a great welcome and your attention to detail'



'A great winter break. Chestnut Cottage is quite gorgeous and so cosy'





Additional Facilities and Services - Available on Request

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