Sol du Mazel

St Pompon, Dordogne
+44 (0)7899 974546
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£214 - £607
per night
£1498 - £4250
per week

Attractive country barn - great for two families sharing, for river trips, for playing in the pool, for running free


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£214 - £607 per night

£1498 - £4250 per week

The Experience

Families in search of a no-fuss French holiday will love this child-centric barn above the pretty village of St Pompon. There’s masses of kit for children of all ages; indoors all is bright, airy and designed for easy living; outside there’s stacks of space to play and a large, fenced pool. The Tanswells set out to create a kids’ paradise and their renovation of an old tobacco barn fits the bill perfectly. There’s a large ground floor living area with white walls, rugs on pale tiles, a wood-burner, big squashy sofa, wooden dining table and chairs and French doors leading to shaded terraces. Two well-planned kitchens have all you need. Attractive, compact bedrooms have striped or gingham curtains, wooden or wrought iron beds, sloping ceilings, low windows. Bathrooms aren’t huge but are pristine and practical. Spoil yourselves and arrange to have a meal cooked for you – great after a day’s canoeing!  There are bikes to hire, adventure parks, castles and caves to visit – that’s if the kids ever get off the trampoline, swing, seesaw, or away from the pool…


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £214
Weekly price
from £1498
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 10
From £21410 beds5 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Caterer available. Restaurants 1.5km.


We rented both houses for one family. Wonderful setting, close to a charming sleepy village with basic shops and restaurants, we went "La Forge" and loved it. Perfect place for families with children. Lovely safe pool and house were equipped with all sorts of useful toys, baby chair etc. Nicely decorated throughout. Very helpful with a minor technical glitch due to temporary poor area reception. Downstairs is connected but can shut door if one party needs a siesta or private time! Will definitely recommend. Thank you!

Kristin, Oxford

Fantastic home for families. Everything was perfect for young children. It felt both safe for them, and great fun. This all made it very relaxing as parents. The house was really well equipped. The pool was fantastic. Information provided was very comprehensive and again well tailored for families with young children.

O, Dublin

It's difficult to imagine a better place to stay if you're looking for both a relaxing and stimulating family holiday. Luxury in the form of a beautiful and fantastically well-equipped cottage, with a fabulous swimming pool and acres of space for children to play. Trampoline, slides, sandpit basketball and football are just some of the attractions onsite to entertain the children - although the swimming pool is probably enough. Within about 30 minutes, there are amazing places to visit: castles, prehistoric caves, canoeing down the river and beautiful villages are just some of the highlights.

David & Sylvie, Belgium

Very attractive villa and tastefully decorated. Large grounds around the house to play football etc. The village was also very cute and a good area for canoeing or hiking.

Lotte, Amsterdam

We enjoyed a fantastic week at Sol Du Mazel, with 2 families (3 kids aged 3-8) staying in Hope Cottage & Rose Barn. The communication with Andy & Katie before was excellent as we tentatively booked & hoped that we would be able to travel. The property did not disappoint after such a long wait for a holiday - the grounds are huge with so much to entertain the kids & the pool was a welcome relief on warmer days. Lots of space to relax, eat & all the facilities one would need. In the surrounding area many stunning villages to explore & opportunities for wild swimming - we will certainly be back!

Matt, London

We had a blissful week at Rose Barn. Our girls were rarely out of the pool (which to their delight came well stocked with inflatable crocodile and boat and all manner of diving sticks and toys). The house was incredibly comfortable and beautifully furnished and the kitchen well equipped (a joy for a cook like me). Our girls loved all the wonderful special touches - the amazing outdoor play equipment (the tree house and forts were a particular favourite), the books and toys indoors, the pretty bedding...We loved the setting - close enough to the village to buy fresh croissants daily!

Frances, London

We took both properties for our family holiday with our children and young grandchildren. We were delighted with the houses which were extremely well equipped both inside and outside to a very high standard. Our grandchildren are 3 and 5 and there was plenty for them to do and of course the pool was a godsend, particularly with the very hot weather. The location was perfect with lots of land around us and was very private. We would certainly have no hesitation in booking again and would certainly recommend the properties to anyone who had young children/grandchildren.

Barbara, North Waltham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Katie & Andrew Tanswell

  • As soon as you book with us we will send you a link to an on-line information pack (hard copy in the gites) so that you can get excited about your holiday and begin to plan your holiday in advance. Trips, eating, health, activities are all included.
  • Sol du Mazel is situated in a most beautiful, quiet rural setting, yet it is close enough to the village to take a morning stroll down the age old footpath to the local boulangerie for fresh croissants.
  • Kayaking on the Dordogne is very popular with tours that allow you to start upstream and be collected hours later downstream. You could start in the amazing town of Castlenaud where three fairytale castles stand guard over the river beaches.
  • Domme is the enchanting medieval market town which overlooks the river as it bends through the rich landscape below, explore the caves or take the miniature train around the town.
  • La Roque-Gageac, on the northern shore is described as 'outrageously picturesque' and has an artist studio where you can certainly bargain to get a good deal on a beautiful original watercolour.
  • From the end of June to the end of August every Saturday evening the village square and road is taken over by the ‘Marché Gourmand Nocturne’ which can best be described as a street party where everyone is welcome and all sorts of food and drink are on tap