Large converted barn to let in Aquitaine

10/10
Domme (21km from Sarlat-la-Caneda), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003896 Advertiser since: 11 December 2014
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La Vieille Grange Self Catering Saturday 4 9 3 Cot/z-bed

About this property

Converted barn with linens, towels, elec and w-fi . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Situated in the pretty village of Daglan is a newly converted barn (floor area 150m2) hosts 4 bedrooms, 2 with en suite and 1 large family bathroom.  Downstairs is open plan living with all the comforts of home and a wc on the ground floor.   
 
Daglan is a very attractive medieval town situated on the tranquil Ceou Valley. It makes an excellent base for exploring the busy part of the Dordogne valley around Domme and Sarlat whilst staying somewhere relatively quiet and peaceful.  Daglan village boasts a beautiful Mairie with a round turret and a beautiful 14th century church. There are also a number of 15-18th century mansions as well as mills, bread ovens and pigeonniers to admire.  You will find all amenities, supermarket, butcher, bakery, bank, hairdresser, post office, bar, tearoom, restaurants, one of which is gourmet cuisine.  We are literally situated in the heart of the pretty authentic village, nestled down one of the pretty lanes that lead to the beautiful Dordogne river.
 
There is a large children's play area with swings, you will also find picnic benches, a bbq, swimming and tennis courts all few yards stroll from your holiday property.
 
Market day in Daglan is a Sunday morning.

Gourmet night market at Bouzic is a 10 mins drive and held on Tuesday evenings during July and August.  Steeped in tradition, this idyll is a vision of quintessential France with standout cuisine, castle-strewn river lands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is packed with everything you should need with American fridge-freezer, oven hob, dishwasher, washing machine and blender.
The dinning area has a dining table and chairs to sit 8 with ease.

Living rooms

The lounge area is large, spacious and airy. IT has plenty seating for everyone invcluding a large bean bag. Tv, video, large selection of videos. Tables and lamps.
There are large double patio doors that leads out onto the south facing patio and additional decked area which is set up for alfresco dinning overlooking the pretty courtyard.

Bedrooms

The large master bedroom has super king size bed, large wardrobe, rocking chair and is en suite.

The green room has a king size bed with drawers, a hanging rail, bedside cabinets and lamps.

The Blue Room has a double bed, wardrobe, side cabinets with lamps. This room has an en suite.

The twin room with two 3ft single beds, drawers, bedside cabinet and lamp.

Bathrooms

Master en suite consists of shower vanity/sink mirror, wc and hairdryer.

The blue room en suite consists of bespoke shower sink, wc mirror and hair dryer.

The family bathroom consists of bespoke shower extra large bath vanity/sink mirror and hairdryer.

Wc on ground floor.

Heating

The barn is fully heated with underfloor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs and heated towel rails in bathrooms

Entertainment

In the tabac barn opposite, there is a full size pool table with slate bed and a table tennis table which doubles up into a dining table for 8.

Garden and outside

The property is south facing with outdoor decking area hosting 2 dining tables and chairs.

In hot weather you can escape into the shaded tabac barn and use the rattan sofas, coffee table, open fire and bbq. The barn is great for relaxing, eating and playing pool.

Parking and garages

A completely private court yard with electric sliding gates, where you can easily park 4 cars securely.

Information about any additional facilities

The barn is located in the centre of the village of Daglan which has all the facilities you need. We have 1 restaurant, 2 cafes, a mini market, pattiserie plus a deli, butcher, lots of quaint shops and 2 art gallery's. The Tourism Office is just round the corner.
A 2 minute walk down the lane takes you to the local fishing, tennis courts and a swimming/sunbathing area. This area has a bbq, children's play area, picnic benches and a communal wc.

Bike hire can be delivered to your doorstep.

On Sundays the village square has a open market with fabulous local produce.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, Salmon pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Ceou River, end of our lane
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Vezac
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: A 2 minute walk at the end of the lane
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

About the Owner, Ms Jackie Brown

We are two Yorkshire lassies who enjoy France and travelling around we are both semi retired

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? The barn was a complete shell, we had always wanted to renovate a barn. The village was perfect, and the barn sat nicely down a side street which leads to the river. Within meters you are back in the centre of the village yet sat quiet nicely tucked away at the back of the Large Manor House. It had a perfect court yard and opposite in the court yard was the old tabac barn which works well for out door dining, which gave us the ability to take the lunge outside as well with the old chimney which can be used for Bbq or just simply sit at night with your glass of wine watching the fire burn.
Unique benefits of property You have 4 large bedrooms two of which are on suite. I large family bathroom. The house is locate central to all amenities if you wanted to stay at the barn and chill or walk to the village centre you have boutique shops various artists, boulargerie mini supermarket 3 restaurants all 100m away.There is the tabac barn that gives you shade from the height of the midday sun with the pool table and various games available.<br/>Heading down the lane takes you down to the river and the nearby walnut groves picnic area swimming. Or there are various marked walks around the village if you wish to venture out the bike hire can be delivered to your doorstep. Sunday is market day Sarlat is within 20mins by car or Gourdon.

The Owner Recommends

Activities

For children: at the bottom of the lane there is swimming, tennis, bike riding. Bikes can be delivered to the door so you can cycle the abundance of bike trails around. Further afield there is L'Appel de la Forêt Theme park where you can do acrobatics, go on the zip lines, rope bridges, tarzan jumps, climb Nepalese bridges, giant nets. There is a ten pin bowling alley not far from Sarlat.

Festivals and Events

A large number of festivals and events are held in the Dordogne Valley. Don’t miss the Souillac Jazz Festival in July, the Saint-Céré and Upper-Quercy Music Festivals in July and August and the Eccausystème Sound Festival in July.

Local Markets

Market days in Sarlat are Wednesday and Saturdays, Domme is Tuesdays and half on your doorstep Sunday is Daglan market.

River Trip

Meander down the river Dordogne in either a tourist boat or a canoe, taking in the wildlife, chateaux, quaint shops, restaurants. This beautiful breathtaking scenery never fails to enchant travellers.

Sites of Interest

Visit the Padirac Chasm, Rocamadour, one of the Midi-Pyrenees’ Major Historical Sites. The delightful villages of Autoire and Loubressac, Montal and Castelnau Castles. Plus do not forget the studio of Jean Lurçat, who is famous for reviving the art of modern tapestry in St-Laurent-les-Tours.

Tourist Rides

Take a trip on the Upper-Quercy tourist train, a traditional steam train or a 1950s railcar which will take you through the valley. The train tracks are cut partically into the Mirandol cliff face, which towers 80 metres above the Dordogne River, spectacular views are guaranteed!

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gary and Suzanne 23 August, 2016

Fantastic Gite, beautifully presented and equipped. The barn and outside space are a brilliant addition with a pool table and BBQ area. Jackie was a very helpful host with lots of great tips about the local area. Daglan is a very pretty and unspoilt Dordogne village with all the amenities you really need. Must do's - canoe the Dordogne, go to the gourmet market on Tuesday night in Buzic, the market in Sarlat (but go early to avoid the traffic queue). The Cantine restaurant in Daglan itself was very good.

All in all a perfect holiday home from home.

10 / 10 Carolineonholiday 9 August, 2016

La Vielle Grange was a great place to stay - lovely kitchen and living room, . The teenagers especially enjoyed the , pool table, sky tv, wifi and fridge with ice water and ice on tap! Outside the tabac barn was lovely to relax in day or night. The gite is two minutes walk to either the river - great fun to swim or paddle - or the patisserie and mini supermarket. Daglan a very pretty village with a few art galleries, a couple of restaurants, a tennis court and a hat shop! Would highly reccomend both gite and location, Sarlat 20 mins drive, Domme 10 mins drive. We felt the gite was better than the description in the brochure.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do try our utmost to ensure everything is, as the guest would want it to be.
We hope we can welcome you to stay again in the future should you ever return to the area.
The bottle of wine was extremely nice, thank you very much!
Jackie