Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4
|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 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 3 sofas and widescreen TV for watching DVDs.
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.
Stunning farm house set in a beautiful landscape surrounded by vine yards. Kim the owner was very accommodating. The pool was amazing to dip in especially in the very hot weather we had. The house had everything we needed although maybe an air conditioning unit may be useful in the summer heat? Lovely welcome gifts left for us and the games room was used by our two boys. We visited the local villages, the dordogne river and also some local markets which were really lovely to stroll around. I would recommend this property as it really is beautful.
A delightful property. Because of poor reception the owners have removed Sky so there is currently no live TV. There is however a DVD player and good internet.
Thank you John for your review and your feedback.
I must apologise for the lack of TV channels. The problem caught me by surprise just before your arrival. Based on your feedback I have updated our advert inline with the current condition so thank you for bringing that to my attention. I am also in the process of getting it fixed.
It was lovely to meet you both and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Kim and Graeme.
I would recommend this beautiful property to absolutely anyone. The owners provide excellent communication throughout leaving no questions to be asked. There are three properties in total but all remain very private. There is a shared games room which is invaluable if you have children, a great bonus. The property is decorated to a high standard and immaculately clean. The owners live in the U.K. so have a contact in France that is always on hand if you need her. The local town is quite small but has everything you need. It is directly on the Dordogne so great location for canoeing etc. We certainly will remember this holiday for a long time.
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.
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