The owners of Joli Champ had a clear and simple plan; to create family friendly holiday homes in the heart of the Dordogne where castles, caves, market towns, vineyards and restaurants offer endless delights for the young and old.
The result is three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind, plus a host of handy and thoughtful services, designed to make guests’ holidays easy and carefree.
The whole estate includes exclusive use of all three houses and their two swimming pools, making it an ideal solution for large families and groups of friends travelling together.
Joli Champ is the main detached house, which sits at the top end of the drive. This is an elegant restored barn with a private heated pool with electric security cover as well as a gated play area, patio with barbecue and lovely dining area. Indoors there are three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/lounge as well as a mezzanine with children’s toys including a doll’s house and a pirate ship. The kitchen is well-equipped and has the added bonus of offering a view over to the pool and fields.
Pear & Peach Cottages, are two adjoining cottages at the bottom end of the drive. They share a large garden with swimming pool with easy access steps for all ages, a children’s swing and a lawn area for them to play. The garden contains an abundance of fruit trees including peach, pear, apple, cherry and plum. In front of the cottages is a large shared patio area with a dining table and a large barbecue for each cottage.
Pear Cottage has a bedroom with lovely exposed limestone walls and an original Perigordian fireplace and original tiled floor. Peach Cottage has a main double bedroom upstairs with an en-suite WC and hand basin and downstairs there is a twin bedroom with direct access to a fully tiled wet room style bathroom with shower and toilet.
Joli Champ benefits from a peaceful countryside setting with vineyards and small farms ideal for exploring by car or bike. Yet a village is only three minutes’ drive away and there is easy access to the Dordogne’s many attractions, like its pretty villages, night markets, châteaux and vineyards. Eymet is only 10 minutes away, a fun aqua park 15 minutes and Bergerac, Duras and Issigeac are all under 30 minutes away.
Relaxing and fun family holidays are guaranteed at Joli Champ, so it’s no wonder that many guests return year after year.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply contact the Excellence Luxury Villas 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
- Babysitting/childcare services
Extras available at this property:
We are able to organise a range of extra services during your stay, to really make it a special break. Please do let us know if you would like us to arrange any of the following.
Services (except where noted otherwise) must be organised and are payable in advance. You will be invoiced once the extra has been confirmed and this must be paid for in by the time of your stay.
Arrive at your property to find a stocked kitchen ready for you to enjoy! Cost of the service €40 plus cost of shopping. Either give us a list or let us surprise you with local food and other delicacies for a set budget (minimum spend €100).
Meals cooked and delivered ready for you to serve by one of our local chefs. Especially useful on your day of arrival. Menu available upon request.
Price upon request depending on availability. Fees include a weekly rate plus cost of ingredients. Weekly rates are from €1300 to €6000 depending on number of guests, style of cooking and experience.
Wine & Cheese Tasting
By local specialists, from €25 per person (around four wines, and accompanying cheeses, allowing approximately one glass of each wine per person). Price depends on the number of wines and selection of cheeses to go with them. Wine or cheese tastings also available separately.
We will put you in touch directly with the lovely local renters. Bikes will be delivered to the property in time for your stay.
We have a wonderful therapist who speaks great English and provides a variety of beauty and massage treatments. Minimum 2 treatments per visit. Please email us for details and prices.
If you would like a daily (Monday to Friday) visit from our housekeepers (making beds, emptying bins, sweeping and tidying common areas etc) the cost is €150 for the week. If you are staying for two weeks we are happy to come and do a full weekly change over for a cost of €50.
Babysitting and Nannies
Babysitting by our amazing housekeeper who runs our properties and still finds time to be a mum of four. €15 per hour payable directly to her. We trust her with our own children! 24 hours notice is required.
We also know a number of UK nannies who can be booked on a weekly basis, stay at the property and be flexible on hours with your children throughout the day. You will also pay for their travel.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!