Holiday gite for 4 with pool near Riberac - AD006496_C

Parcoul (10km from La Roche-Chalais), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006496_C Advertiser since: 12 July 2018

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Van Gogh Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

You've tried the rest, now try the best!. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Maison Grange is a barn renovation consisting of 3 gites independent of each other, with their own entrance and patio areas. The well maintained gardens serve as a perfect backdrop for the relaxed, chilled atmosphere at LMG where you can just relax and forget about the rest of the world. Exclusive booking is available with a maximum sleeping capacity of 16.
The owners (Jane & John) live on site.

Van Gogh is the cute 2-bedroom 4-person gite. Original oak beams create a rustic but modern feel and double French doors lead directly to private patios where seating for 4 plus a BBQ are ready and waiting to get in the al fresco mood! Van Gogh is light, spacious and airy with comfortable leather sofas and dining for 4. Free view satellite, flat screen TV and independent wi-fi complete the entertainment package.

The Master Bedroom has smart, clean decor, a sumptuous King size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers (hair-dryer supplied). Crisp, white linen and towels are supplied but not pool towels (can be supplied - ask for details).

The twin room contains a wardrobe, chest of drawers and views over the courtyard gardens.
All bedrooms are supplied with standard 2 pillows per person but more are available on request, all pillows and duvets are hollow fibre and hypoallergenic.
A walk-in power shower finished with tasteful fixtures, fittings and lovely soft bath towels complete the gites.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Van Gogh's light and airy kitchen is fully equipped (with matching china & glass!) to allow you to get creative in the kitchen, from traditional French cuisine to sandwiches and salads. We have installed a washing machine, full size gas cooker, a fridge-freezer (to keep the white wine & beers cool) a microwave and a modern Tassimo coffee maker for fresh coffee in the morning (english tea supplied too!)

French doors lead directly to private patios where seating for 4 plus a BBQ are ready and waiting to get in the al fresco mood!


Living rooms

Van Gogh provides you with a spacious living and dining area complete with comfortable leather sofas and a dining area for 4. There is a wireless bluetooth speaker system to enable you to listen to your favourite music, flat screen TV and free view satellite plus DVD player. DVD's are available at no extra charge. Independent wi-fi in each gite.

Bedrooms

The Master Bedroom has smart, clean decor, a sumptuous King size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers (hair-dryer supplied). Crisp, white linen and towels are supplied but not pool towels (can be supplied - ask for details).

The twin room contains a wardrobe, chest of drawers and views over the courtyard gardens.

All rooms come with standard 2 pillows per person but more are available on request, all pillows and duvets are hollow fibre and hypoallergenic.

Bathrooms

A walk-in power shower finished with tasteful fixtures, fittings and lovely soft bath towels complete the gites.

Heating

Electric convectors in each room

Entertainment

Van Gogh has free view satellite, flat screen TV, DVD players, bluetooth speaker and independent wi-fi complete the entertainment package!

Within the grounds is a 14x6 metre saltwater swimming pool for our guests. It catches the sun from early morning right throughout the day until the spectacular sunsets. It is fenced, alarmed and has a security gate - all meeting current French legislation. Sunbeds and umbrellas supplied.

LMG has a Summer House which is equipped with table football, a full size pool table for the over 12's, a well stocked library, a table tennis table, badminton sets, as well as a large variety of board games and outdoor games.

Garden and outside

LMG has smart, well maintained gardens all around the complex, is fully fenced and an extremely safe environment for the children.

Parking and garages

Parking is off road and safe

Visitor suitability

LMG is a perfect choice for a quiet family holiday. However, there are all manner of things to do close by when you feel like a bit more activity.

Unfortunately, due to gravel drives and steps in and around the complex, we are unsuitable for wheelchairs.

LMG happily accepts dogs but not during July & August unless the booking is exclusive. Charges will apply.

Information about any additional facilities

The LMG BBQ on Thursday nights (during peak months) is a legend! John will do the cooking, Jane will do the washing up, which means guests can enjoy themselves in a party atmosphere with no work involved! Charges apply.

Welcome pack upon arrival (peak months)
Cot & high-chair available

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Dogs welcome outside of peak period - July & August - charges apply Docteurs Vétérinaires Massoni-De Weer 35 Quinquies av Saintonge, 17360 SAINT AIGULIN

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Dronne River
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries de Liam, La Borde, 24490, La Roche Chalais
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Laveyrat Circuit

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Emilion
Distance: 50 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jane Jones

We have been welcoming guests to La Maison Grange for over 8 years. After early retirement, which neither of us felt ready for, we made our decision to get involved in the holiday business. <br/>Every year since 2010, we have been fortunate enough to welcome back guests who tell us they have experienced the very best hospitality and quality of accommodation hence their decision to return. Check out the guestbook on our website for their comments.

Owner's website www.lamaisongrange.com
Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? LMG is nestled in the Dronne Valley, on the borders of the Dordogne, Charente and the Gironde. The rural location makes LMG an ideal spot to forget about the rest of the world and just.....relax.
Alternatively, just around the corner you can hire Canoes and Kayaks and take a leisurely meander along the Dronne river. It's a delightful way to see the wildlife & a very popular activity. LMG is smack bang in the middle of a very well known wine region with Pomerol and St Emilion right on our doorstep. Wine tours and tastings can be arranged. Cognac is another important town on the map and all the major brandy houses can be found in or around the area.
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We take great pride and pleasure in making your holiday one to remember with quality accommodation, furnishings, equipment and surroundings.
At LMG we have three gites - 2 x 3-bed 6 person & 1 x 2-bed 4 person and exclusive booking of all three gives each family their own privacy but there is ample space for everyone to get together.
Within the grounds is a 14x6 metre outdoor saltwater swimming pool for our guests. It catches the sun from early morning right throughout the day until the spectacular sunsets. We have a Summer House which is equipped with table football, a full size pool table for the over 12's, a well stocked library, a table tennis table, badminton sets, as well as a large variety of board games. Wi-fi available in each gite. Ample space for parking.

The Owner Recommends

Where to Eat

Pink Flamingo Parcoul - 10 minute drive
Type: Tex Mex Cafe
Price Range: €€
Trendy Café type restaurant run by local family. Been in Parcoul for years and is very popular with the locals and visitors. Chicken Fajitas, Steaks and Ribs are always popular.
Opening Hours - Wednesday evening through to Sunday

La Poste - Puymangou - approx 15 minute drive
L'Hacienda Loca
Type: Cocktail Bar/Restaurant - Price Range: €€
A fairly new trendy cocktail bar & restaurant with a large outside terrace. The food has a contemporary feel consisting of various fish and grilled meats.

La Bontemps - La Roche Chalais
Type: Modern French - Price Range €€
This smart restaurant is a very popular venue for the locals. Serving modern French cuisine, it's a good spot to enjoy locally sourced produce served in an imaginative way.

La Plage (River Beach) Restaurant – St Aulaye
Type: Café/Steak/Pizza – Price Range: €€
This gem is an outdoor bar & restaurant serving the excellent river beach facility of St Aulay. It is open June through to early September and we are devastated when it closes! Julian and his family run this seasonal restaurant with a smile - all the staff are very courteous and helpful.
It offers snacks such as ham & cheese baguettes, hot dogs and frites all day long. The restaurant serves the best pizzas, excellent entrecotes, juicy veal chops, various salads and fresh fish along with an extensive crepe menu cooked to order and various desserts.
A very popular restaurant – need to book – especially for Bastille night when there is an amazing firework display.

Hostellerie du Perigord - Aubeterre
Type: Fine Dining - Price Range: €€€
This hotel is run by husband & wife team Rachel & Fabrice and has an excellent restaurant with cuisine gastronomique. The food is a voyage of discovery - Fabrice uses modern methods and combinations of flavours and the menu changes regularly to ensure variety and seasonal availability. All the family will be welcome her

Family & Friends

The Dordogne is extremely Child-Friendly with lots to do for all ages and interests - it's not all castles, chateaux and history! If you want to keep them happy and occupied there's a broad range of 'day-trip' things to do, some even suitable for the occasional wet day. There are a host of activities for all the family from indoor and outdoor water parks with jet skis and quad bikes to messing about on the rivers in kayaks, fishing or riverboat trips. Horse and mountain bike riding are also available close by whilst on the coast at Royan there's a spectacular beach which is only 90 minutes away.
Exploring the area as a couple or with friends makes La Maison Grange an ideal base. The gites are equidistant between Bordeaux and Cognac where you'll find all the famous vineyards and chateaux you can cope with! The area has wonderful fishing facilities on the local rivers and lakes all of which are close to La Maison Grange. The area is also very popular with birdwatchers and many species can be seen close to La Maison Grange.

Canoes, Kayaks & Mountain Bike Hire

Moulin de Parcoul - 5 minutes drive
On the outskirts of Parcoul on the bank of the river Dronne you'll find Parcoul 24 where you can hire canoes or kayaks. The organisers will take you up the river and drop you then you can make you own way back at your own pace. Open everyday from Easter.
VTT (mountain bikes) can also be hired from here.

Aubetere sur Dronne - 20 minutes drive
The Association of Nautical & Open Air Sports graduates and executives are at your disposal at this well organised and welcoming site for canoe & kayak hire. There is accompanied or unaccompanied hire and distances of 5,10,15 or up to 50kms available.

Brossac, Etang Vallier Resort - 25 minutes drive
Bike Hire available with family, couple and baby packages. Two adult bikes, two children's bikes, helmets & locks for 5 days - 150€

Horse Riding

Ecuries De Liam
La Borde, 24490 LA ROCHE CHALAIS
A comprehensive stables offering all standards of riding hacks to suit all abilities.


Water Parks & Lakes

Brossac Lakes - 25 minutes drive
These fresh water lakes offer a variety of water activities including jet skiing. There is a safe, man made beach and swimming. Facilities include a restaurant that overlooks the lakes. Another great day only 25 minutes from La Maison Grange.

Beau Vallon Montguyon - 30 minutes drive
This beautiful lagoon is found deep in the countryside outside Montguyon. It is an extremely child-friendly complex with large sandy beaches, adventure playground, nature walks around the lagoon and in the pine forests, snack bar & BBQ restaurant (see "Where to Eat" for more restaurant information). Pedalos and small boats are available for hire. Highly recommended for a great family day out.

La Jemayne Grand Etagne - 30 minutes drive
In the heart of the forest of de la Double, on the edge of Saint Aulaye, the lakes and leisure complex of Grand Jemaye can be found. The lakes are surrounded by sandy beaches (with lifeguards) providing a completely safe environment for children of all ages. The area comprises of protected, natural areas for walking and various leisure activities such as rock climbing, archery and mountain biking along with a fitness trail and seperate fishing area. There are a selection of snack-bars and a restaurant.

Jonzac Les Antillies - 45 minutes drive
Let yourself be seduced by one of the largest covered aquatic leisure parks in Europe. Laze under the canopy of 10 000 m2. while the kids enjoy the caribbian themed pools.
On the agenda: a walk in the tropical greenhouse, lounging on the sandy beach, break at the panoramic restaurant, relax in the gym, stop at the beauty institute ... and more ...

Places of Interest

Aubeterre sur Dronne - approximately 20kms
The picturesque hill top village of Aubeterre is considered to be one of the prettiest in France with wonderful views across the valley. The remarkable monolithic church carved out of the rocks by monks in the 11th century is well worth a visit. Also lots of small artisans shops displaying different crafts. Tables are set beneath leafy shade in the village square (4 different cafes/restaurants) where you can have a drink or a meal.
Opening Hours - All the shops are open daily (closed lunch times & Sunday) In the high season they remain open Sunday mornings when there is a small market in the square. The monolithic church is also open daily.

St Emilion - approximately 35kms
The old city of St Emilion is set high upon a hilltop. This historic ancient town with its narrow cobbled streets & profusion of wine shops &"caves" is a great place to wander around on any day. There is an artisans square with shops selling a wide range of crafts & finer wares. Having a coffee or lunch in the market square beneath the canopied shade is a bliss - menus are good value but this is the one place where the wine can be expensive, because of its renowned heritage. Plenty of different chateaux nearby where you can go wine tasting. St Emilion is a popular tourist attraction and well worth a visit.

Bordeaux City- approximately 60kms
A beautiful city and well worth a visit. The Place du Parlement is home to some wonderful architecture and a decorative fountain. The main shopping street in Bordeaux (St Catherines) is pedestrianised and will take you all day to walk through. One of the nicest ways to get to Bordeaux is to drive to Lomont where you catch a tram that takes you into Bordeaux across the Pont St Pierre which will give you some superb views of the architeture . The price for the tram is under 3 Euros for a car full and that includes your parking for the day and your tram ride!

Shopping

La Roche Chalais - approximately 6 kms, 10 minutes
Petrol & Supermarket:
Intermarche Supermarket
Well stocked supermarket with fresh fish, meat & cheese counter
Local Produce Market every Saturday morning

Chalais - approximately 10kms, 10/15 minutes
Petrol & Supermarket:
Intermarche Supermarket
Well stocked supermarket with fresh fish, meat & cheese counters
Lidls
Wide range of fresh produce, wines & spirits & household items.
Local Shops
Wide range of food shops including several bakers/patisseries, butchers/charcuteries, newsagents, a number of clothes & shoe shops, jewellers, hairdressers & pharmacy plus a bank. Lots of local bars & cafes (see Restaurant Guide)
Traditional Street Market - Every Monday 8.30-1pm
A large market that covers the three main streets in the town which are pedestrianised on market days. Wonderful range of fresh produce and regional specialties including cheese, fish, seafood, sausages & cold meats , spit roast chicken & meats, crepes, melons, wine, cognac & pineau. Also lots of other goods such as clothes, leather bags/ goods, perfume, pottery & table linen.

St Seurin sur Isle- approximately 20kms, 15/20 minutes
Sunday Market - Every Sunday 9am to 1pm
Medium size traditional French market. A wide range of produce including large and small producers. Regional specialties including Oysters, Mussels, fresh fruit & veg, plus china, shoes, jewelers, bread & gifts

Riberac - approximately 30kms, 35/40 minutes
Traditional Street Market- Every Friday 9am to 1pm
Large traditional street market in Riberac town square near the river. Wide range of fresh produce & regional specialties including cheese, cold meats, olives, fresh fish, seafood, Foie Gras & wine. Excellent place for leather goods, gifts, pottery & china. Lots of Cafes and restaurants near square.
(This is a very popular market and you will need to get there early to find a place to park.)

Cognac

Cognac
The world's best-known brandy comes from the peaceful countryside surrounding the Charente River, 45 minutes from La Maison Grange. A twenty-mile area called the 'golden circle" of cognac production encompasses Cognac and the second distilling town ofJarnac.
Cognac, the medieval town which bears the name of the region, is attractive with its narrow medieval cobbled streets and elegant Renaissance facades. It is here that the fabled nectar has been created since the 17" century and that the very air one breathes is permeated by the heavy scent of spirits evaporating from oak casks held in storage: this aroma is referred to as the "angels's share'. World famous firms such as Camus, Hennessy, Niartell, Otard, Prince Hubert de Polignac, Rémy-Martin, Courvoisier and Renault-Bisquit are located here; each distillery has its own secret and unique process for mixing the various blends of its eaux-de-vie. Join a guided tour to learn about the double-distilling process that goes on in copper stills before the ageing in oak barrels where the precious liquor will improve, taking on its final bouquet and famous golden glow.
Take a barge or a small train and discover the history of cognac, its vineyards, distilleries and museums which show you not only how it is made but proudly display the oldest reserve of cognacs dating back to 1830. Then how about a taste!

Wine

Unlike other Bordeaux regions, Pomerol has no official wine ranking or classification. However, wines like Château Pétrus and Château Le Pin are priced as high as the classified first growths of the Pauillac and Saint-Émilion such as Château Latour and Château Cheval Blanc. Many chateaux welcome visitors, others request advance bookings, a few are closed to anyone other than wine professionals.
We have discovered a fabulous chateau in St Christophe des Bardes (10 minutes outside St Emilion town) called Chateau Des Laudes. Christian Gombaud welcomes all La Maison Grange guests for a personal tour of his chateau. The chateau boasts a very unique method of production and Christian takes great delight in explaining how Chateau Laudes produce such superb wines before you enjoy tasting a selection of them. We highly recommend Chateau Laudes for a real insight into how St Emilion wines have developed into world class status. Open Febuary through to the end of October (out of season by appointment) 10.30-12 noon then 2-6pm every day.
A good day in wine country would be to start by visiting one of the Pomerol chateaux, lunch in Saint Emilion followed by a visit to Chateau Laudes before returning to La Maison Grange.
Another day, although a longer drive, might be to travel through the city of Bordeaux to the west bank of the Gironde, where St-Estephe, Paulliac, St-Julien, Margaux and the Medoc appellations offer visits and tastings.

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