Barn Conversion near Riberac, Dordogne, France

Converted Barn Overlooking the River Dronne

Tranquil Location, 10 Minute Walk to the Village

Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms)

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    £355 - £440WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Farmhouse
    • Sleeps:5 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1

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    Property description

    The Riverside Barn is a stone built barn that was constructed in 1912 and converted in 1997. There are 2 bedrooms that sleep 4 people. Mezzanine will sleep a further person on a divan bed. The main living area is huge with an oak beamed ceiling. Outside there is an enclosed garden for sun-bathing leading to a maple tree shaded deck for drinks or dinner overlooking the river Dronne. A path leads to the lawned bank of the river where you can relax and refresh in the cool water. Kayaks and bikes can be hired from the barn. The whole area is wonderful for kayaking, walks, biking or trips to the local towns. The barn is within a 10 minute walk of the local village and 15 minutes from Riberac and 20 minutes from the medieval town of Perigeaux the capital of the Perigord.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    Bedroom 1 with double bed.
    Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
    Bedroom lobby area with divan bed.

    Bathrooms:
    Bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin and wc.

    Kitchen:
    A large fully fitted kitchen with table and 4 chairs. Equipment includes 4 ring gas hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge, coffee pot, kettle, crockery, glassware and cutlery.

    Utility Room:
    The utility room doubles as a pantry and laundry room with iron/board and washing machine.

    Living Rooms:
    There is an open plan lounge dining area. The lounge area has large sofas, armchair and huge wood burning fire. The large dining table and benches will seat 6 easily.

    Other:
    The house in on 3 levels with 3 large French windows leading from the garden to a gallery at ground level, some steps up to the main lounge dining area and up the loft stairs to the bedrooms and windows from the bedrooms overlooking the garden.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Bed linen is included and towels for the bathroom. No towels are provided for the beach.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Barbecue.

    Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Room Fans.

    Location Type:
    River, Village.

    Outside
    Access to the barn is through a side entrance with a gravelled area under a maple tree for lunch and dinner alfresco. The large back garden leads down to a deck which overlooks the river. There are loungers and chairs for sunbathing, a barbecue and an all-in-one table with bench seats on the deck for eating out or drinks.

    Important notes on accommodation

    No smoking inside the house, please respect this request. No pets. The house has one wooden staircase, and tiled floors which are not suitable for very young children.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    5 April 2014 - 24 May 2014 £ 373.00 7
    24 May 2014 - 28 June 2014 £ 405.00 7
    28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014 £ 440.00 7
    30 August 2014 - 27 September 2014 £ 385.00 7
    27 September 2014 - 25 October 2014 £ 355.00 7

    Notes on prices
    Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

    Changeover day
    Changeover day is Saturday, with arrivals from 4pm. The property is to be vacated by 10 am.

    Booking notes
    To secure your booking please contact the owners. You will need to send a rental deposit of 10% of the total rental amount with your booking. The balance of the rental due is to be paid 8 weeks prior to travel together with a damage deposit of 100 pounds, which is refundable.

    Location

    Barn Conversion near Riberac, Dordogne, France

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The Atlantic beaches and dunes of Archachon, south of Bordeaux are approx. 1hr 54 mins drive, and La Rochelle to the north-west approx. 2hrs.
    130 kilometres (80 miles) from the Dune du Pilat on the south west coast of France. The sand dune is over 100 metres high and 500 metres wide and three kilometres long which makes it the largest sand dune in Europe.

    Golf
    Perigueux: 18 hole (23 mins drive).
    Angouleme: 18 hole (60 mins drive).
    Chateau Vigier: 18 hole (60 mins drive).
    Bordeaux: 4 or 5 courses (90 mins drive) see local guides.
    Longeveau: 9 hole (20 mins drive).

    How to get there
    By air to: Bergerac (1 hr 4mins), Bordeaux (1hr 54mins), Limoges or Poitiers (1hr 45 mins). Ryanair, BA, BMI Baby or Easyjet.
    By train from: Waterloo to Angouleme.
    Car hire is available at all the above destinations. The use of a car is essential.
    By car: Via the Channel Tunnel, Speed Ferries to Boulougne-sur-Mer, and the main Channel Ferry ports along the south coast to a variety of destinations in France. The barn is approximately 7 hours drive from Calais.

    Distances
    Lisle village with 2 cafe/bars, 2 bakers, butchers, Spar supermarket, pharmacy, hardware store, florist and restaurant - 3 minutes. Ribérac town has numerous restaurants and cafes, supermarkets, bakeries, banks, chemists, hospital, doctors, petrol stations and repair garages, hairdressers etc - 15 minutes.
    Périgueux, capital of the Perigord and beautiful medieval town with large shopping centre and all modern amenities.

    Further Details
    We are situated between the two market towns of Ribérac (Friday - 9km) and Brantôme (Monday - 11km) both of which are full of atmosphere and have large supermarkets. Other local towns and villages offer a wide range of facilities to include, canoeing, horse riding, walking.
    Tourist Offices are situated in the town squares of both Ribérac and Brantôme where literature is available on all activities, possible places to visit and local events.

    Guest reviews

    3 reviews
    in total with an average rating of
    5
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    5

    Guest
    rating

    5/5

    Reviewed by: Margaret, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 7 July 2014

    Date of stay: June 2014

    "Lovely relaxing holiday"

    We were here for just over a week, loved everything about it. The barn itself is fabulous and very well equipped. The garden with the deck looking out over the river makes the perfect place for long leisurely lunches, we were even joined by a red squirrel some days! We ate out in the rear courtyard most evenings, watching the bats flying under the trees. We had perfect weather so spent a lot of time just relaxing by the river, reading, eating and drinking, but also had trips to Perigueux, Riberac and Brantome, all very local and with lovely markets. We had a lovely (if rather hot!) walk around Montagrier and a delicious lunch at the restaurant there. We didn't use the bikes or kayaks but may well do so next time and it's great that they are available, especially for guests with children. Annie was very helpful throughout our stay, especially when we arrived very late because of a puncture on our arrival day! I have already recommended this property to friends and we certainly hope to return in the future. It is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Guest
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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Sally A., United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 29 August 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013

    "Pure bliss"

    This was our second stay at the Riverside Barn and we enjoyed it even more this time. The house has all you need for a comfortable stay with thoughtful touches like tea and coffee, dishwasher tablets and plenty of towels. The kitchen is well equipped and you can cook proper meals (a rarity in holiday accommodation in our experience) or barbeque and then eat in the lovely shady terrace. We had great weather with a dramatic storm one night. Although my favourite thing is to sit next to the river and read, the kids did lots of kayaking and my husband and teenagers kayaked to Bordeilles and back one afternoon. Having kayaks and bikes available is brilliant as you don't need to bring all your own kit. We found many me things to do in the local area this time and enjoyed tips to Brantome, Perigeux and Tocane (lovely market) and decided that a week just isn't long enough. It was so relaxing, thank you for letting us stay. As last time, Annie was really helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. We love it in Lonlaygue and will definitely be back.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Marilyn, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 14 August 2013

    Date of stay: July 2013

    "Fabulous Place"

    This was a fabulous find! The photo's do not do it justice. Inside, the converted barn is very well appointed and comfortable but also very spacious. The beds were very comfortable (the double bed is actually a large double/king size) The large garden is, which leads down to the river, is lovely. We made use of the kayak's. Paddling up river to the weir and 'jacuzzi' then drifting back down to the property, was idyllic! Annie, the lady who welcomed us, was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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