|La Vieille Grange||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3|
With its own private terrace overlooking the village of St Cernin de Labarde, La Vieille Grange provides an informal place to relax and enjoy the glorious sunshine of south-western France.
Furnished and equipped to a high standard, amenities available within the accommodation include a microwave oven, washing machine, dishwasher, iron, bbq, all bedding and linen, towels, games, hairdryer, tv with English channels, dvd and cd players. For longer stays, both bed linen and towels are changed on a weekly basis and laundered free of charge.
This spacious, elegant residence is set up to accommodate couples or family groups. There are many barn conversions in the Dordogne, but few are equal to this one in terms of quality and attention to detail. La Vieille Grange provides spacious accommodation in which up to 8 people can base themselves and take in the wonderful history and landscape of the Dordogne.
The Grange is perfect for a couple who like extra space, or ideal for a families or groups of friends exploring the beauty of south-western France together. It comprises 4 bedrooms (1 Queen Bed Bedroom, 2 Double Bed Bedrooms and 1 Twin Bed Bedroom), 3 bathrooms and a separate toilet.
Furnished in keeping with the spirit of the building, the massive living room is fitted with sofas set around a large wood-burning stove. The raised dining area contains a large dining table which can seat 8 adults comfortably. The huge terrace with a private bbq and al fresco dining facilities overlook the village of St Cernin de Labarde on the other side of the valley.
It is set within the same 5-acre grounds as the English owner's home, so you will not be without assistance if you need it.
The fuly equipped kitchen contains everything you need to enable you to do as much or as little cooking as you wish.
It has a washing machine, mircowave oven, dishwasher, gas cooker, fridge freezer as well as many other small appliances. If there is anything you're missing the owners are on site to help in any way they can.
The large living room has ample seating for everyone along with a large screen tv, dvd, cd radio etc.
There are 4 bedrooms.
The 2 downstairs are both set up with double beds whilst the 2 upstairs are set up as 1 double bed and 1 twin bedded room. The twin bedded room as an en suite shower room whilst the double has its own shower room just across the landing.
There is a bath/shower room downstairs along with a seperate toilet whilst upstairs there are 2 further shower rooms, one en-suite to the twin bedded room and one just across the landing from the double bedroom.
There is a wood burning stove in lounge and should addition heating be required the owners can always provide mobile heaters.
Tv, radio, cd and dvd players are provided as well as wi-fi to provide internet access.
In addition there are numerous games to keep people of all ages amused should you need them.
La Vieille Grange is set in the wonderful grounds of the Domaine de Pemontier with its extensive lawns and far reaching views.
The large 13 x 6 m pool (shared with our other gite) provides sheltered swimming with ample loungers and areas for sunbathing.
There is ample on site parking for all guests cars.
The property is suitable for people of all ages although the terrain is such that it may not be suitable for people with limited mobility, its best to ask the owners if you have any questions about access etc.
We dreamed for years that we would move to France and run gites, providing excellent accommodation to discerning clients from across the world. In 2013 we were lucky enough to be able to realise our dream and hope that we will be able to share our enthusiasm for France with you soon.
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with the Dordogne many years ago and when we saw this property with its fantastic facilities, perfect location and fantastic views we hoped we had found our ideal spot. Since moving the warmth of the people have made us feel really welcome, reinforcing our decision that this was the perfect spot for us.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property is set on the top of a hill with far reaching views, in the middle of lovely countryside and yet is just 5km from the medieval village of Issigeac with its preserved ancient architecture, fantastic restaurants and popular Sunday market and only 16km from Bergerac with its historical centre, wide range of shops and international airport. It is the perfect spot, allowing you to relax in our extensive grounds, rest by the large pool or explore all the beauty and attractions that the Dordogne has to offer.|
The are 3 fantastic restaurants in Issigeac, just 5 km from the gite, along with other cafes and bars. Begerac, which is only 16km away has a wider ranger of restaurants ranging from Michelin stars to humble cafes serving great value for money food.
We are able to advise on our personal favourites plus those enjoyed by our previous guests to ensure that you eating experience lives up to your expectations.
The area is reknowned for its markets and the one held every Sunday in Issigeac is particularly popular with locals and tourists alike. With its wide range of fresh local produce, cheese and wines plus a variety of other stalls it is always a poplur visit for our guests.
The Bergerac region is renowned for its good value, excellent quality wines and we many of the best vineyards are on our doorstep. If you want to go further afield the world renowned wines St Emilion and Bordeaux are an easy drive away.
The Dordogne is known as the region of 1001 chàteaux. I can't tell you that we have counted all of them but there are certainly a lot to choose from and we are on hand to be able to advise on the best ones.
The Dordogne river provides the opportunity to spend the day relaxing on a river cruise enjoying the sights of the Dordogne river or quietly drifting down the river in a canoe or kayak. Take a picnic and stop off at a picturesque village to wander around on way down the river.
There are so many lovely ancient towns and villages nearby to visit that we are often asked for our favourites. Clearly Issigeac always rates highly but also Montpazier is one of our favourites, but there are so many around that we're spoilt for choice. The best thing is to ask us for our recommendations or just wander around and see where you end up.
The Dordogne area is famous for the remaining evidence of the lives of early man. The most famous of which is, of course, Lascaux with its incredible cave paintings, but there are many other incredible sites to visit, many of which were inhabited from the neolithic right up until the middle ages. A holiday here can really be a journey through the history and pre-history of mankind.
La Vieille Grange at Domain de Pemontier is a stunning property set in large, well maintained grounds with stunning views across the valley to St Cernin de Labarde. The owners, who live on site, are fantastic hosts - very attentive when you need them, but allow you your own space to relax and enjoy the wonderful facilities. The property is extremely spacious, clean and well appointed. The pool was a short walk across a well maintained lawn and surrounded by a laurel hedge, which makes it very private. We enjoyed several cycle rides from the property, trips to the local market, kayaking and tree climbing activities to name but a few. There are so many things to do and places to visit. We highly recommend this property for families looking for a relaxed getaway in the Dordogne.
Dear Sarah, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family here and we hope to see you again one day.