|Grange d'Hibou||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||2||Double sofabed in lounge|
Only 2km away from the Dordogne river, nestled between the medieval towns of Bergerac and Ste Foy La Grande, Les Marais stands tranquilly on 3.5 acres of private grounds, away from roads and surrounded by vines, orchards, wildlife and stunning views of lush forests and wineries across the Dordogne Valley.
The 'Grange d'Hibou' (Barn of the Owl), is named after the beautiful owl that lives here. The two bedroom farmhouse is 1 of 3 luxury houses at Les Marais, each with private pool ( Spring Bank Holidaty to Oct), sun deck, patio and gardens. Originally part of a working winery, this impressive old farmhouse has been lovingly restored to include all modern comforts for convenient living but without detracting from its original charm and character. The house is spacious and comfortable but retains many of its original features.
Excellently located for exploring the south west of France with its vibrant market villages and medieval bastide towns, and of course, we are in the middle of the world famous Bergerac wine region with St Emilion and Bordeaux close by too.
For the golfer there is the magnificent, internationally renowned Château des Vigiers which also has a fabulous spa and virtually on your doorstep.
The thoughtful layout at Les Marais ensures each gite is completely private with its own private pool and garden.
A large, shared, free games room that is situated on site, but away from the gites, with pool and table tennis, games, books plus dvds for everyone to enjoy.
Linen, towels and free wi-fi are included as is baby equipment if needed.
The large open plan, ground floor provides a great social space. The dining area has been thoughtfully positioned directly in front of a full length window so that you can enjoy the uninterrupted views across the garden and valley whilst dining. Alternatively, you can eat outside on the south facing patio dining area.
The large, modern, fully fitted kitchen and utility room have all the modern appliances and equipment that you will need.
The large lounge is comfortably furnished with an armchair and 2 sofas, one of which is a double sofabed, a widescreen lcd tv, dvd player which also plays audio cds, Sky free view channels and an iPod speaker station. Comfy and practical yet still with plenty of character and charm. Free wi-fi is available.
There are 2 pretty bedrooms upstairs. One with a king size bed and 1 twin room, both en suite with bath, shower and toilet.
Your beds will be made up with lovely, fresh linen and we'll supply your bath towels.
Both rooms look out across the garden and valley.
There is a seperate cloakroom downstairs.
Each bedroom has its own luxury bathroom with full size bath, shower and toilet.
Bath towels are provided.
Gas central heating throughout and a woodburner.
There is a large, free, shared games room on-site with pool and table tennis, table football, games, books plus dvds.
In all directions there is plenty to do and see from wine tasting, dining, canoeing, water parks, horse riding, fishing, golfing, cycling, walking, visiting famous historic sites, chateaux, markets and of course, just relaxing in the sun.
Away from the road, standing in 3.5 acres of private grounds, surrounded by vineyards and beautiful views, some of which is available for you to play on, the rest is left for the abundance of birds and animals that are happy to share their home with you.
Your private swimming pool (June to Oct), is approx 20ft x 11ft with a large decked area for sun-loungers.
Plenty of private, off-road, on-site parking next to your house.
All ages! We welcome families, couples and friends.
Cots, highchairs and stairgates can easily be provided.
Bike hire with door-to-door delivery service is available through BikeHireDirect.
Great fun for all the family and only 15km away! Free visit of the furnished reception rooms: historical kitchens with an impressive collection of copper, dining room, billiard room, large living room. In the inner courtyard of the castle the many games are available to the public, such as the Boulie, the Goose Game, Archery. Suitable for all ages, both children and adults alike.
And don't forget Chateau de Monbazillac (15km away) - Built in the mid-sixteenth century, the chateau is situated in the heart of the prestigious Monbazillac vineyards.
Chateau Feely, seen from the garden, you can take a self-guide along a beautiful well-marked walk of 1.5 km through organic vineyards then enjoy an introduction to wine tasting with three wines with the winegrower followed by a delicious four cheese platter with a selection of breads and salad. All ideally matched with the wines, and a finale of coffee and chocolate.
this is the second year that we have stayed here, once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it is still one of the best properties that we have been to, well looked after by the service manager on behalf of the owners and i would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family.
we visited the jardins de sardy , the romaine - gallo ruins at montcaret, the saturday market at ste foy le grande , chateau montbazillac for some wine tasting, bergerac, and had lunch at a local restaurant in saussinac le lion d'or all wonderful! my husband and daughter cycled almost everyday enjoying the beautiful countryside but most of all we enjoyed the pool and garden. we would love to return again.
we have visited france for a number of years now and can honestly say that Grange de l'hibou is one of the finest villas that i have stayed in, very well maintained and clean throughout excellent communication with the owners and fantastic management on the ground. i would honestly say that the advert does not do this property justice , it is so good , vast seating/ eating/ cooking facilities downstairs , lovely bedrooms and excellent en suite bathrooms upstairs. the pool is a godsend our weather during the first week was so hot we were in the pool most of the time , the games room is well stoked , bikes , table tennis, pool table books and dvds something for everyone! i would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone - mind you i would like to keep it my little secret! i would recommend a visit to bergerac , sainte foy le grande for it's lovely market on saturday mornings and a lovely little restaurant only 5 minutes away in saussinac if you go for lunch try the menu de jour 13euros 50 for 3 courses and a glass of wine , their a la carte menu is great try the lamb.we had a wonderful holiday here and we would love to return .
Dear Kathleen and Family, on behalf of Graeme and myself and all the 'crew', we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it makes all the hard work worth while.
It was a pleasure to have you and we do hope you come and stay again.
Kim & Graeme, Anne and the crew.