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  • Peaceful parkland location
  • Excellent touring base
  • Shared swimming pool
  • Ideal for couples

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In a region of rambling barn conversions and grand chateaux, stylish couple-sized accommodation can be hard to find, so we’re delighted to add Chai Guillaume to the Dordogne collection. Tea lovers might be intrigued by the name, but ‘chai’ is French for wine store, and refers to the cottage’s privileged position on the historic Guillaume Blanc estate.

Dressed in pale golden stone the colour of morning sunlight, and crowned with original exposed beams, this charming bolt-hole preserves all the character of the region, with plenty of home comforts to make it an attractive base all season long. There’s a private sun terrace at the front, where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and delightful garden views, and at the bottom of the garden you’ll find a south-west facing heated swimming pool for the use of all estate guests (a maximum of eight people). For wine lovers and foodies, this heavenly area needs little introduction, and it’s nice to know that gourmet honeypots such as Sarlat, Bergerac and St Emilion are all accessible for a day trip, with plenty of other less well-known treasures closer by. And for those who just need time to relax and recharge away from the demands of daily life, this is a blissfully tranquil spot.

Local area
The Maison Guillaume Blanc estate is set in 3 acres of parkland, shared by Maison du Chevrier and one other one-bedroom property. Close by is Sainte Foy la Grande (4km), whose celebrated market rates in the top ten in the whole of France. This is also where you can find all the shops, bars and restaurants you need to stock up or eat out as the mood takes you.  Point the car in pretty much any direction and you'll find familiar foodie names such as Monbazillac (20km), Bergerac (25km) and Périgueux (70km), interspersed with gorgeously photogenic villages and some of the Dordogne's finest bastide towns including Eymet (25km). Aside from the glorious eating and drinking, this whole area is a perfect natural playground for all kinds of outdoor activities, with endless walks, mountain bike trails and a canoeing centre at Sainte Foy la Grande. There's also a championship golf course, Chateau des Vigiers, just 5 km away.


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  • Single storey
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining area
  • Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite shower room and WC
  • Private terrace with shaded dining area


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Barbecue available on request
  • Beautiful shared grounds
  • Swimming pool 11m x 5m - shared with two neighbouring properties
  • Parking for one vehicle
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions specific to this French property please click here

Access times

  • Check in time: 4pm - 8pm
  • Check out time:10am


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided.
  • Weekly linen change for stays of two weeks or more.

Getting there

  • Airports
    Bergerac 25km
    Bordeaux 110km
  • Ferry ports
    St-Malo 590km
    Caen-Ouistreham 600km
    Le Havre 665km
    Cherbourg 748km
    Calais 846km
  • TGV stations
    Bordeaux 95km


  • St Philippe du Seignal village 300m
  • Restaurant, bars (Sainte Foy La Grande) 5min drive
  • Shops (Pineuilh)15min drive
  • Bergerac airport 30min drive


For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page.

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From the Dordogne’s forest-covered hillsides to the undulating countryside of Lot-et-Garonne, these fertile landscapes have long played their part in human history – the famous Lascaux cave paintings testify to that. For a taste of spectacular coastline on your holiday, head to Charente-Maritime or find a lakeside beach that’s perfect for a picnic – this region is known for its abundant food and excellent wines. Choose a restaurant in an ancient village square and enjoy the sense of history repeated.

And for a place to stay in Dordogne and the South West, explore our collection of luxury villas.

Read more on our The Dordogne & South West region page

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