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Geoffrey Gook

Member since: 2013
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Converted Rural Stone Barn, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent Valley Views

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay nights


Photos and Description of this Saint-Germain-de-Belvès holiday barn

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7, games room, Wifi, Sky TV, DVD player, 2 balconies, BBQ

La Croix is situated on the edge of the village high above the sunflower and maize fields up in the hills just south of the town of Siorac en Perigord.

Ground Floor

Here you will find two double bedrooms and one triple, as well as two bathrooms and two separate WC's

The floors are tiled throughout downstairs, including the gamesroom which is also located on this floor.

First Floor:

A staircase leads from the main hallway up to the open plan living area.

Here you will find spacious open plan kitchen / dinner / lounge areas incorporating high vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers and thick stone feature walls creating a cool environment even in the height of summer.

There is an imposing stone fireplace, around which there are two armchairs and two sofas, as well as the TV, and DVD player

There are two balconies offering covered eating even if it's raining. Both have a dining table and chairs and very impressive views.


There is a private swimming pool in the courtyard, fully automatically heated, which is 26' x 13'

Around the poolside there are loungers, parasols and tables

All linen (beds, bathroom and kitchen) is provided and included in the cost

Local Attractions:

There are many ancient towns in this region that date back to the Middle Ages, including Belves, Sarlat, Domme, St, Cyprien, Monpazier all of which have markets on different days. The river Dordogne flows through the region and it is possible to take canoe and pleasure boat trips along it. There are two golf courses within three miles of the barn as well as restaurants in the above mentioned towns. Other activities such as, walking cycling, horse riding are possible in this area.

There are plenty of brochures in the house for your reference.

More Details
  • children welcome
Geoffrey Gook (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Geoffrey Gook

We are retired and live in Southern England in the New Forest and have lived there for over 20 years. We both have a sporting background having both played racket games at county level. We are both engaged in local voluntary work. Geoff is a current Rotarian of the New Forest Club and is a past magistrate and local councillor. Bridget is the subscription secretary of the Friends of the local Church, and does Church flowers when required and helps at the village Over 70's Club as a driver. We own two rescued cats, named George and Mildred, and have in the past had a dog even though our french house is not suitable for pets. The barn is privately owned by us and was bought from the local farmer 20 years ago. It was renovated using modern methods and old materials where possible.

Geoffrey Gook purchased this barn in 1980

Why Geoffrey Gook chose Perigord Noir

We love the area and saw the potential for the development of the barns. Local English friends helped us buy them from the local farmer. It is situated in a quiet but easily accessible location on the edge of the village. We are involved in the local village activities with our neighbours. We enjoy the relaxed life and beautiful scenery.

What makes this barn unique

Quiet peaceful location but still in touch with the village. Eating out on each of the two covered balconies is a delight. On the larger covered balcony the view across the valley to the hill top town of Belves is lovely to enjoy an evening meal. The private heated swimming pool is easily monitored from the balcony which faces the village.


"We had a great week in your house, which is one of the best places in which we have holidayed in France. The views were fantastic and the pool was great"

"We had a fantastic time at "La Croix", a beautiful house in a lovely setting".

"It is with reluctance that I return the keys to "La Croix".

"Everything about the house is well thought out and as we enjoy cooking we found the kitchen well equipped - Wow to the views"

"Many thanks for our stay at "La Croix", it was as wonderful as we remembered."

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the barns is well thought out and as we enjoy cooking we found that the kitchen had all the equipment required. The house was very clean and wow to the views. L.C. Weybridge

It is with reluctance that I return the keys to "La Croix" it is a lovely place. E.J. Stockport.

We had such a lovely holiday. Thank you for making it such a comfortable and welcoming house. A.F. Leigh-on-Sea.
Aug 2013
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Converted Rural Stone Barn, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent Valley Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

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We had a very pleasant two weeks in the Dordogne. The arrangements with the owners were very easy and could not have been more helpful. The area is beautiful and a great location for touring around this part of France. We would certainly recommend it. The property has been beautifully done and the pool was great as it was very hot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response re your stay at "La Croix" and your flattering comments on our house. It is great to know that people appreciate the work we do on the property every year. We are lucky to have a home in such a beautiful area and to learn that our visitors are able to have an enjoyable holiday.
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Siorac en Perigord
Nearest Ferry
668 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
10 minutes away - 2 courses
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Le Buisson
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Siorac en Perigord
Car: necessary


Nearest airport is Bergerac - 40 kms

Channel Ports - St. Malo (680kms), Cherbourg (738kms), Le Havre (668kms), Calais (853kms).

Use of car is essential.

Nearest supermarket is in Siorac (7kms)


Siorac-en-Perigord - 7 mins.

Belves - 10 mins.

St. Cyprien - 10 mins.

Domme, La Roque Gagneac, Beynac and Sarlat within easy reach - 30 mins. with tourist attractions caves, river trips, first class shopping and cultural activities and many restaurants.

Further Details:

Details of restaurants and attractions to visit plus supermarkets will be found in the house.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Saint-Germain-de-Belvès, France

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$159
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Booking Notes:
30% deposit within five days to secure booking
70% balance payable in full six weeks before departure, a reminder will be sent.

Extra cleaning / damages deposit of £100 per week will be required and is returnable at the end of tenancy.

Taxe de Sejour is chargeable in all cases for persons 13 and over - 50p per person per night.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday on a weekly basis.
Entry to the barn cannot be before 5.00 p.m on arrival and departure must be by 10.00 a.m.
This is out of consideration for our cleaners schedule.

Notes on prices:
Pool is heated
Linen and a Welcome Pack of bread, butter, cheese, milk and a bottle of wine is provided

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Saint-Germain-de-Belvès, France

Property Type:
  • barn
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Main bathroom - double wash basins, full sized bath with separate shower and heated towel rail. Shower room with wash basin and heated towel rail. Two separate toilets. These are adjacent to the bedrooms on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed and fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 2 - double bed, wardrobe and wash basin. Bedroom 3 - three single beds and wardrobe. All comfortably furnished on the ground floor.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Heated private secluded pool. Pool is 26ft by 13ft. Loungers with umbrellas for pool. BBQ for outside use. Gravelled courtyard and grassed upper area. Utility Room: Utility room contains washing machine, double sink, toilet and a table tennis table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included as well as a welcome pack of food. Excess cleaning will be charged. Other: Large table and chairs share the kitchen area.