Bedrooms 6, Sleeps 12, Ratings 4 9.9/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|The Haybarn||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
The Haybarn, which is set slightly apart from the rest of our gites, has more privacy and has a lovely spacious interior for a couple. It overlooks the shared swimming pool and has a large, private, terraced area with plenty of space for outdoor dining, and its own sunbeds. The terrace can be made safe/secure for a toddler or a dog.
There are views across the valley to Roque Saint Christophe from the terrace and the bedroom window giving you a feeling of space and openness.
The double bedroom has views down the valley, and an en-suite bathroom where there is a bath with shower.
The kitchen has everything you need for preparing meals, electric fan oven, 4 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and plenty of pots/pans/crockery/cutlery and glasses.
You have access to a freezer, although the fridge also has its own small freezer compartment.
There is a dining table and four chairs within the living area. Or you can sit outside on the terrace in the sun and sip a cool glass of wine whilst you BBQ your local sausages!
The open plan living area has many natural stone features, exposed oak beams in its high ceiling, and a corner fireplace with a wood-burner for cooler evenings. A comfortable sofa to sit and watch the flat screen TV with English and French satellite tv or watch a DVD on the dvd player.
Perhaps you would prefer to read and listen to a CD on the player instead.
The bedroom has plenty of storage space and a lovely comfy, vi-spring king size bed.
The bathroom is en-suite. It has a bath with shower above, washbasin and toilet.
Gas central heating in the living/dining/kitchen area and bedroom. A separate electric heater in the bathroom.
The woodburner in the living room provides plenty of warmth. We can provide the logs for the fire for a small extra charge.
TV with French and English satellite channels.
Free WiFi but the speed is not brilliant, 5mb is the best we have received. There is an excellent 4G reception in our area.
The large, private, terraced area has 2 sunbeds, a table and chairs and a BBQ.
There is a small path leading down to the swimming pool area and plenty of gardens/grounds for all to use.
There is parking available on the grass just in front of the gite or you are more than welcome to park in the parking area to the front of the property.
We would not recommend this gite for people with mobility impairment because you have to go up and down steps to reach the front door. It is definitely not recommended to anyone using a wheelchair.
We are very happy to answer questions if you would like further information about accessibility.
As mentioned, there is access to a communal freezer. There is also a washing machine and a washing line.
We are flexible on arrival/departure day apart from July and August when it has to be a Saturday changeover.
We were both born in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was a graphic designer, Philippa was a secretary. We moved to Leeds for Paul's work, Philippa trained and qualified as a nurse. We have two married daughters, Charlotte and Nicola. In 2008 we took a gap-year to go travelling. In 2009 we worked as couriers for Eurocamp on Elba. We did the same job in 2010 on a campsite in the Dordogne and found our property, quite by chance, on the internet. Time for a new chapter in our lives!
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||During our family holidays in the Dordogne we loved the area so much we said we would love to live and work here. We never dreamed that it would become a reality.
There is spectacular scenery around every corner. The colour of the stone buildings is warm and sunny. There are so many places to visit and things to do that it will keep you busy, or entertained, for as long as you like.
Castles, such as Beynac on the side of the Dordogne river. Chateaux, such as Castelnaud and de Losse. Caves with the original cave paintings, such as Font de Gaume, or the world famous Roque Saint Christophe opposite our property, where cavemen lived. Gardens, such as Marqueyssac which has panoramic views across the Dordogne river and valley.
Go canoeing, walking, cycling, bird watching or just sit and relax. Enjoy a quiet picnic, wander around the beautiful villages, visit the fabulous markets.
Restaurants galore where you can eat delicious duck meals.
|Unique benefits of property||Our property consists of one large 6 bedroom house, one large gite (Tobacco Barn) with three bedrooms and three smaller gites (Haybarn, Roque Terrace and Walnut Store) each with one bedroom. One of the unique aspects of our properties is that all our bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
The house can be rented on its own or in combination with one or more of the smaller gites, giving our property the flexibility to suit a couple, a family or a large group.
With two swimming pools and plenty of outdoor space, patios and terraces for outside eating, you can enjoy the sun from morning till night.
When the house is rented on its own, it has its own private gardens, pool and space. The four smaller gites are separate with their own swimming pool.
The Walnut Store and Roque Terrace are suitable for people who use a wheelchair and for those with impaired mobility. They each have a lovely, large, wet-room style shower room.
Paul and Philippa live on site so are always on hand to help.
The amazing new replica of Lascaux caves. Bigger and better than anything we've had before! Using new technology this visit is more interactive than the previous Lascaux II. Book online at www.lascaux.fr
The new building has been made to blend into its surroundings and is fully wheelchair accessible.
Children will love it too!
Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these gardens are a great place to visit for gardeners and the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During the summer there are candlelit evenings with music; take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com
Beautiful gardens with views. A lovely visit for people who are gardeners. www.eyrignac.co.uk
Situated just across the valley from our property. Excellent for all the family. Pre-history at its best. http://www.roque-st-christophe.com/?lang=en
Experience the world of cavemen. How they lived, where they lived, a fascinating insight into their lives.
One of Frances' top 100 villages. Beautiful, calm, quaint, set at the side of the river Vezere. Sit and watch the canoes go past while you enjoy a beer, glass of wine or a picnic lunch.
This is a lovely 'theme' park. It has something for everyone. http://www.lebournat.fr/en/index.php
Craftsmen, animals, a fairground, restaurants.
Perfect for children but adults will enjoy it too!
Highly recommended by all our visitors but beware, there is a torture chamber!!
Sarlat is just 30 minutes drive from our property and is completely beautiful. A medieval town which has retained its wonderful buildings and ambience. The Saturday market is world renowned and, as such, gets very busy which adds to the pleasure. Get there early during July and August, have breakfast in one of the lovely cafes, indulge in the wonderful items and foods on sale, then come back and put them on the BBQ.
Lascaux II has been superseded by Lascaux 4.
Based in Montignac, this is the site of the cave paintings discovered 70 years ago by a group of young boys.
Lascaux 4 will open in the autumn of 2016
The Haybarn is a delightful gite, where we have stayed for several holidays. It has always been immaculately clean and well equipped. The owners are very friendly and helpful and there is always a happy pleasant atmosphere there. It is in a wonderful location with easy access to a variety of activities and places of interest, yet still offering peace and tranquillity if you just want a relaxing day by the pool.
We would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always happy to see guests returning because they enjoy the gite and the area. There is so much to see and do in the area that you could come back 10 times and still see something new.
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you during the summer.
My husband and I have stayed in all bar one of Paul and Philippa's lovely gites but perhaps The Haybarn is our favourite. Paul and Philippa are wondeful hosts, always making one feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them. I would thoroughly recommend these gites.
Thank you Sue for the lovely comments. We always look forward to catching up with you when you return each year. The Haybarn is our most popular gite for many guests but, as you say, the other ones are lovely too, each has their own character.
The peace and space offered in the Haybarn is perfect for everyone.
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