Spacious barn to let in Aquitaine village - AD004570

Allemans (9km from Riberac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004570 Advertiser since: 21 July 2004
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Property 2 Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Spacious Converted Barn In Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Recently renovated barn with sweeping country views situated in a peaceful hamlet. Gardens and patio areas to front and rear opening onto a large orchard which is great for young children and dogs.
Pretty village of Allemans close by with a bar/restaurant and a bakery being built.
The riverside beach of Aubeterre is 10 mins drive where there are plenty of pavement cafes and historical interests.
River beaches of St Aulaye and Lac Jemaye 20 - 30 minutes away by car.
Also the lovely town of Perigueux approximately 30 minutes by car.
The first floor is a large open plan lounge/dining room area with tv and woodburner.
Fitted kitchen includes fridge, electric cooker, washing machine.
Open stairs to second floor, large double bedroom with king size bed, twin bedded room with wash basin and family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
English TV, linen, tea towels and towels provided.
There are two barns on this site. AD001654 is a 3 bedroom barn and both barns can be booked together for a large family or separately, a reduction is made for fortnightly or long term letting or for booking both barns together.
Only one barn is let at a time (unless a family wishes to rent both barns) so our guests have the open spaces to themselves.



Kitchen and dining

Fitted kitchen, fridge, washing machine, electric cooker, toaster. Kitchen opens onto dining room which seats 6 - 8 people.
French doors from the dining room open onto small eating area with steps up to garden and large orchard, with more seating and beautiful views over the countryside

Living rooms

Open lounge area off dining room with patio doors to the front with a gravelled seating area. English tv and a good selection of reading material!


Double bedroom at the front of the barn with king size bed and twin bedded room at the back with basin and views over the countryside.


Family bathroom - toilet, bath, basin and walk-in shower. Beautiful country view from the shower!
Towels provided.


Wood burning stove and stand alone heater.


The village of Allemans is a short distance away and restaurant/ bar provides good food, musical evenings and sometimes BBQ's
There also plenty of bars in Riberac and Verteillac.
Riberac Friday market is a must, but finishes at 12.30/1pm. There is also a small market in the lovely town of Aubeterre on a Sunday morning.
On the 1st Sunday of the month there is a large antique/car boot market in Verteillac and is open all day, well worth a visit.

Garden and outside

Plenty of garden space - gravelled areas at the front and grass areas at the rear.
Large orchard for kids to play or sit and relax and enjoy the view. Box of badminton racquets, cricket bats and boules in play box in the shed and a dart board. Front gates can be closed for more privacy and keep animals and children safe.
Built in BBQ on patio and also stand alone BBQ.
Sometimes there is fruit on the trees in the orchard which, if ripe, you may pick and please feed next door chickens with any scraps.

Parking and garages

Parking to the rear for at least 2 cars.


  • Cleaning

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Laurent Francois, 8 Rue Mobiles De Coulmiers, 24600 Riberac Tel: 05 53 90 26 90.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Riberac, famous large market on Friday, others at Aubeterre, and small villages
Distance: 6 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: fresh water fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Aubeterre, Lac Jemaye, and St Aulaye
Distance: 12 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir de Longeveau at Aubeterre 9 or 18 holes and tennis
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 6 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Allemans


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Allsopp

We are pensioners living in Cornwall and first visited S W France 20 years ago and have spent many holidays there since. We purchased the barns in 2004 and have filled our retirement years renovating the barns. We have four grandchildren and they love visiting the property where they have plenty outside space and river beaches and lakes to visit .

The Owner Recommends

Bourdeilles and Brantome

Aubeterre is a short distance away, 10 minutes by car and is a small historical town with a river beach and a small Sunday market.
Brantome (the Venice of the Dordogne), plenty of picnic areas and river restaurants, also large Friday market. Stop at the town of Bourdeilles on the way which is on the river Dronne and has a small Chateau.
Perigueux a large historic town on the river, plenty of eating places and a large market on Wednesday.
Further afield the beautiful towns of Bergerac, Cognac, Roque Gageac, Sarlat and Domme. An early start is recommended!
Riberac, Aubeterre and small surrounding villages have canoeing and river sports.


Many areas on the River Dronne provide boating facilities.

Riberac Friday market

Spectacular market every Friday, one of the largest in the region. Small Sunday market at Aubeterre. Markets finish at 12.30. Also an antique (car boot)market at Verteillac which is a very large all day market and is always on the first Sunday in the month.

Riberac Swimming pool

Two wonderful pools, with very high diving boards for the brave and plenty of seating areas. No baggy shorts allowed.

Sandy river beaches

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (10 mins by car) visit the lovely river beach and then walk up to the historic town. Slightly further afield Lac Jemaye situated in the nature reserve of the Grand Etang in the Foret de la Double, good walks around the lake. St Aulaye, pretty village and river beaches.

Go Ape course

For the young, teenagers and the brave, a wooded area with constructed area of walkways and rope rides, all monitored. 2 sites, a large one at St Aulaye and another on the road to Aubeterre.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Frankly 31 August, 2018

Property was bang up to what we expected. Clean and comfortable . If you like peace and quiet brill need to travel for amenities not to far though .