Large barn conversion gite to let in Dordogne - AD006570

Mialet (7km from Chalus), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006570 Advertiser since: 19 May 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Barn Self Catering Flexible 4 12 2

About this property

200 Year Old Converted Barn, Sleeps 12. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The barn is approx 200 years old and was originally a cow barn and hay store. Converted in 2005 and has since been our own home. Now there is just the two of us as the kids are off doing their own thing we are letting this property for others to enjoy hopefully as much as we have. The barn is let on a self catering basis and can sleep up to 12 people with room for cots.
The ground floor main living area has the kitchen, dining and seating in front of a big open fire. Off of the main area are two double bedroom with doors out onto the courtyard, a lounge with tv etc and doors out to the large rear garden, a utility room and shower rooms.

The first floor has a walkway around the large living area giving access to two bedrooms with extra mezzanines which sleep 4 in each room, a separate bathroom and another king size bedroom with seating area.

The Barn Features
Large bedroom with mezzanine, sleeps 4 (upstairs) views across the courtyard
Second large bedroom with mezzanine, sleeps 4 (upstairs) views out to the rear
Large bathroom with wc, bath, shower and basin,(upstairs) view out to the rear
Large king size bedroom with seating area (upstairs) views across the courtyard
Double bedroom (downstairs) with access to courtyard
Main living area, kitchen, dinning and seating, rangemaster cooker with six gas burner hob, two electric ovens and separate grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, large dinning table to seat 14 people
Utility room with separate shower room, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board etc.
Lounge with large sofas, UK freeview satellite tv, dvd player
Free wi-fi

Large enclosed grassed rear garden
Direct access to the communal pool
Outside seating and dinning



Kitchen and dining

Main living area, kitchen, dinning and seating,

Rangemaster cooker with six gas burner hob, two electric ovens and separate grill
Coffee machine
Large dinning table to seat 14 people
Tea Towels provided

Living rooms

Lounge with large sofas,
UK freeview satellite tv
Dvd player
Small selection of dvds
Books and games


Large bedroom with mezzanine, sleeps 4 (upstairs) views across the courtyard

Second large bedroom with mezzanine, sleeps 4 (upstairs) views out to the rear

Large king size bedroom with seating area (upstairs) views across the courtyard

Double bedroom (downstairs) with access to courtyard


Large bathroom with wc, bath, shower and basin,(upstairs) view out to the rear.

Shower rooms with large shower, wcs and basins (downstairs)


The barn is heated by a log and fuel boiler along with two log fires. Heating is not included in the rental price and will be charged extra at cost if the heating is required.


Onsite we have a 12mtr x 6mtr heated salt water swimming pool with 3mtr intergrated paddling pool. Although this pool is shared there is a large decking and grassed area around the pool so is never overcrowded and is a great way to meet new people and friends while on holiday. The pool area is fenced to meet approved safety regulations. Pool open from June to September.(We will open the pool up earlier if the weather is good, over the past three years the pool has been open from mid May

Large Outdoor Heated Communal Pool
Table tennis
Boules (Petanque)
Woodland Walks
BMX pump track
Small Licenced Restaurant

Garden and outside

Large enclosed garden laid to lawn
Dining table and chairs
Outside sofa's and chairs

Parking and garages

Off road parking next to the property.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families, groups and couples.
Small well behaved dogs are welcome, please enquire before booking. Thank you


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: VETS – M. Couartou 6 rue Nationale, 87230,Chalus Tel: 0033 (0)5 55 78 41 64 (speaks good English)


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lots of local brocants and markets thoughout the year
Distance: 2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Perch, Tench, Pike, Catfish, and many more
Name of nearest fishing location: Plan d'eau de Mialet
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Nontron
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Three marked walks from the property

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Leigh Smith

We are David and Leigh Smith, with our son Ethan we have run our small family holiday business for the past 3 years. We have met some lovely people and look forward to meeting many more.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We bought these run farm buildings on a spur of the moment weekend away, we fell in love with the area which has lots to offer. There is something for everyone, those with families, although we are miles from the coast we have seven local lakes with man made well maintained beaches that are life guarded in the summer season, those who like historical towns there is Limoges and Perigueux to visit. For cyclists and walkers we have many marked trails from our doorstep and much, much more for your yo explore.
Unique benefits of property Although we live on-site we are by no means intrusive but always happy to help in anyway needed. Being in 54 acres there is plenty of space for you to relax, unwind and enjoy the countryside. Lots of on-site activities to keep everyone busy.

The Owner Recommends

Local Swimming Lakes

We have seven lovely, safe, swimming lakes nearby with man made clean beaches and grassed play areas. The lakes have designated swimming area’s with separate sectioned off area for non-swimmers and younger children. All these lakes are life guarded in the summer months. All have free parking and toilet facilities, most even have café/restaurants. Some of these lake have diving platforms, canoe’s, kayaks and pedalo’s and children’s play area’s. It’s just like the day at the beach but nicer.


Known as Little Venice, an historic medieval market town where the river Dronne surrounds the town. With its boutiques, restaurants, cáfes and bars where you can relax and watch the activities on the rivers. Every Friday is market day. Canoeing is very popular here, well recommended for a visit.

Bussiere Galant – Tree Park Adventure

The park has 7 courses with increasing difficulty (yellow, green, bleu, orange , red, black and ultra black), including about 70 games (bridges, tarzan ropes, climbing nets, zip wires…), enabling you to climb up to 12m high for the most reckless! The Espace Hermeline also has an activity for younger children, from 4 years old and a meter high, which enables them to discover new sensations on a unique course.
For those of you who are nocturnal, we can organize late nights with headlamps. Reservation only.
Demanding little or no technique, this activity gives you an original access to the woodland. It enables you to discover the trees and their environment in a new way. It’s the ideal way of bringing together a fun activity and a natural environment. Exclusive in the Limousin! Have a sensational time crossing the lake on a TYROCABLE. Leave from a platform situated 23m above the water and slide down the 400m long cable to reach speeds which can go up to 70km/h.
For your comfort and safety, there are gloves and helmets at your disposal.

Limoges Town

Situated on the riverside of the Vienne, with original settlements that date back to Roman times,
the city is known for it’s fine porcelain and painted enamelware, cultural activities and botanical gardens. The city has celebrated it’s 2000th anniversary and is rich in cultural history with many museums, symphonies and theatres. Porcelain and fine china was developed in the 18th century out of enamel work which began in the middle ages. Visit the many shops and tour the working factories.

Seasonal Fetes

Throughout the year you will find many different fête, any excuse to have a party and meal, French people will celebrate the mushroom (fête de champignon), bison (fête de bison), chestnuts (fête de châtaigne) etc. Something different if you really want to get into the French way of life and you are all made to feel very welcome.

Also Nearby

Also Nearby
Good restaurants and auberges
Supermarkets and caves (for the wine)
Country Walks
Horse Riding
Attraction Park
Many traditional French markets and night markets
Fishing Lakes and River