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Luxury Christmas Villa Holidays: 5 Bedroom House to Rent for Christmas


Having your own luxury large house to rent for Christmas is a wonderful memory for the family. Imagine spending a warm Christmas day by the roaring log fire, as all the children, young and old, get to open their presents together. Plenty of love, plenty of laughter.

Outside you can look out over acres of frosty (sometimes snowy) fields. There might be wild deer scattering out of the fruit orchard, and some occasional bird flies by.

This is exactly what you can expect here at this luxury large house to rent for Christmas. This happens every year.

Either when we are here ourselves, with our kids and adult siblings for the Christmas holiday, or if guests have rented it that year for their Christmas getaway.

Winter walks, good wine and snuggling up to a wood fire. And probably too much great food, cheese and wine! Forget the stress!

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Fun together


Nestled in a remote rolling hills of south west France, this sumptuous countryside large house to rent is large enough for up to 14 people.

You will spend most of your Xmas holidays here in the modern Banquet Hall, with the options of enjoying the local family attractions.

An Unusual Father Christmas Entrance…

Watch this video to see Father Christmas make his entrance into the Banquet Hall on Christmas day.

“Pere Noel” is father Christmas – the guests staying were French, so naturally, Father Christmas spoke French…

The Banquet Hall

Modern Banquet Hall
Family Celebration: The modern Banquet Hall viewed up upstairs on the oak balcony.

As you scroll through the photos here, you will see the beauty of this Banquet Hall area. It is a stunning, cavernous space with double-height ceilings up into the roof.

Superb Holiday Destination

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The view through the lounge towards the kitchen and dining area

The photo above shows the Banquet Hall, clean and tidy, in summer…

This is the Banquet Hall at Christmas time, decorated…

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Note the reindeer either side of the chimney, mantle and dining chairs. Family Celebration

Perfect Setting

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The decorated chimney, up close, including TV, Christmas stockings, mantle and reindeer

Superb Holiday Destination For a Most Wonderful Time

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The children around the Tree. And Rudolf the rednosed Reindeer! Of course!

Most of your together-time will be in the Banquet Hall, like the kids above.

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Exclusive Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner in your own Christmas cottage is the focal point of your festive season villa holidays, so it is vital that you know you will be well provisioned, in terms of food, equipment and facilities.

There are 4 self catering areas here.

  1. The Banquet Hall Country Kitchen
  2. The Terrace Kitchen
  3. The Brick Barbeque
  4. The Bakehouse

Self Catering Villa Holiday

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The Dining Table laid for Christmas Lunch

The main kitchen at the villa is an open country kitchen style area, with plenty of room to maneuver, with a Range Master oven system, and all utensils, cutlery and crockery provided, including all labour-saving devices such as mixers, blenders, mixing wand, pans etc. There is also a walk in Pantry room adjacent, with additional oak work surfaces to prepare your sumptuous meal.

The Terrace Kitchen is outside on the Terrace, with additional gas hobs. You might want to use this if you are cooking fish and don’t want the smell indoors, or simply want extra stove space. You can also eat al fresco here, December temperatures allowing, in the winter sunshine. We enjoy breakfast out here – maybe an early morning coffee before the others are up.

The Brick Barbecue is just off the Terrace and gives you the opportunity for a winter sizzle-up.

The Bakehouse is a separate building, with a 2-metre wide barbeque and electronic rotisserie for larger gatherings and maybe a Hog Roast.

Christmas Holiday Decorations Package

We have a huge amount of Christmas decorations that you can put up around the house if you wish. This includes 2 big reindeer (1 meter high), garlands, lights and balls. 

Or you can have Ali, our lovely friend who helps run the property, put the decorations in place for you and take them down after your stay, if you like.

We can put these decorations all around, on the walls, the central fireplace and on some furniture. This is your villa for the holiday season.

We can also offer you a Christmas tree felled in our own pine forest on the property. It will be a tree, larger than perhaps you’re used to back home, set up in the banquet hall, so you can put your Christmas and New Year’s Eve gifts there.

The Christmas Tree

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Believe it or not, this tree is almost 4 metres tall !

If you want the decorations bundle installed and removed for you, including a Christmas tree installed and decorated for you, it’s only £250.

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This spacious luxury villa in the Dordogne is a great place to spend the perfect Advent.

Winter Warmth

We have a large amount of chopped wood that you can use for the log fire in the banquet hall. It is wonderful to spend the festive period huddled around a big open fire, blasting out the heat. It is a massive log burner, that you can choose to have the door open or closed, for an open fire.

The Banquet Hall features cosy underfloor heating which gives off a comfortable warmth all around you for Advent. The central fireplace also means you can add warmth with a log burner. Once it is lit and the underfloor heating is on, it is a pleasant warmer winter for you, your friends and family. Complete relaxation!

One of the bedrooms also has a fireplace where a wood fire can heat the room.

Exclusive Luxury Bedrooms

All five bedrooms are very spacious and luxurious for all the family. We have four poster beds, kingsize bed and super-kingsize beds in each.

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Luxurious double beds throughout the villa

Three of the bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom, including the Master bedroom upstairs, which also has its own oak balcony, stepping out and overlooking the Banquet Hall.

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The Master Bedroom. Behind the curtains is the balcony

Two of the bedrooms have 2 double beds in, so can sleep up to 4 people per room, which makes it quite family friendly. The downstairs room like this is often used for all the kids of multiple families, or for all of one family to stay together.

All bathrooms have a shower; some have a bath as well.

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Games Room at Your Villa Holiday

The other place you will likely spend a lot of time here is in the Games Room, which is as big as a house. It features a drinks bar, pool table, table tennis, table football, air hockey and a cinema. Enjoy a drink and a game for a wonderful time here.

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Relax here in the Games Room

Dogs On Hols

We accept dogs, with strict dog rules.

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You can bring your dog on your Christmas getaway here. More details here.

Christmas Holidays, The Outside and The Gardens

Outside you can enjoy spectacular views and a winter walk through the garden, through the grass, through the forests, to the lake, just a stone’s throw. Also within walking distance is our other woods, tucked away, where you and the little ones can explore, being surrounded by nature and rustic wildlife, in this perfect setting.

Guests can enjoy 26 acres of land around the villa surroundings – of grassland fields, gorgeous woods and lakes for you to relax, take in the breathtaking views, get some winter sun in the outdoor space. You can go hiking and get off the beaten track on many of the country paths around. There is a beautiful path beyond the house within easy reach, to the stream which is less than a mile away, which is a haven of tranquility. 

There are is a gym in St Yrieix.

Your Dream Villa: Local Amenities & Leisure

Family Attractions:

There is also a lot you can do in the local area other than wonderful winter walks nearby. 

The local old town of St Yrieix La Perche offers you all the facilities you need when visiting, and has plenty of hidden character worth exploring.

If you feel like indulging, you can also visit local restaurants and bars for evening meals or lunch.

You can search for gold in the nearby Dordogne River, at the nearby village, which is a delight.

The local village of Jumilhac, just a short drive away, has a fabulous chateau castle and architecture to discover.

Location of This Big House

The villa is situated between Limoges and Bergerac, so easy access from both airports due to this location, wherever in the world you will come here from. Flights are easy.

New Year

You can be here for both Christmas and New Year. It is a minimum period of 1 week, but you can rent this large house for 2 weeks, across Christmas and New Year.

So come and enjoy it for both and get some winter sun!

Heated Swimming Pools

Christmas isnt exactly the time for swimming pools! The heated swimming pool and outdoor private pool house will not be open in winter (if you want a private pool, come in summer). The hot tub (or hot tubs, plural) can be available on request, although the hot tub is usually stored away at this time of year due to the cold weather.

Still Looking For A Big House in France?

To hire this christmas villas resort, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. We have only one winter break period available, so you need to get your booking in first. It is important for you and your loved ones to be here relaxing in the peak luxury season.

I am very available to help – and open to your needs if you have a larger group or need to talk about the different requirements of your group and how you need the rooms to be, then please just contact me.

To continue discovering if this is one of the best villas in France for you, watch the videos here and read more here and here.

I look forward to speaking with you and talking about your needs and your selected date.

Duncan Ritson-Elliott
Owner / Co Founder

Cottage in Dordogne 2024 and 2025

Villa for Rent Xmas 2024 & 2025

Ready to Book? Contact us here to call or message us with any requirements you have, and to place your booking. Check availability here. Any problems or queries whatsoever, just call us here.

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