Farmhouse in Verteillac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France

Tastefully Renovated Barn, Idyllic, Peaceful, Romantic, Lovely Views, Pool And Private Terrace

Grand Champ Is Peaceful And Is Approached By A Long Track Bordered By Woods And Fields.

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    From:
    £550 - £860WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House/Villa
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pool
    • Internet access

    Location:

    Property description

    Grand Champ is approached by a long track bordered by woodland and fields and the property is very private with lovely open views. Although there is a sense of quiet and solitude the lively village of Verteillac is only a 2 minute drive away or a 15 minute amble. The property epitomises the charm of the region being constructed from local stone and incorporating beautiful oak beams. The renovation of the barn has been carried out to a high standard, mixing traditional building materials and contemporary design. The open living space on the ground floor looks out on to a court yard on one side and views of the fields on the other. The kitchen is small but well kitted out. The large main double bedroom has a four poster bed and the smaller bedroom has twin beds. There is a private covered eating and barbecue area with tables and chairs and sunbeds and views over the fields. The 12 X 6m pool is surrounded by fields and comprises a large patio and covered seating area.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    Bedroom 1 has a king size 4 poster bed, a large french wardrobe 2 bedside tables and a window seat, and chestnut flooring. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, an antique table and a wardrobe. There is a cupboard housing games and books and oak flooring.

    Bathrooms:
    The shower room consists of a shower, a sink set in an antique table, a Wc and the water heater. This room is accessed from the master bedroom via the second bedroom.

    Kitchen:
    The kitchen includes a gas cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave. There is a wardrobe in the living area housing all the kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery.

    Living Rooms:
    The large open plan living area includes a dining table and 6 chairs, a store cupboard, one leather sofa, one further sofa and 2 chairs, along with 42" lcd television, wifi, a ps3, ipod sound stations. There is a 13kw wood burning stove.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    All towels and bed linen are provided, and changed weekly. The barn should be left as found as on arrival or 60E will be charged for cleaning.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Garden, Parking, Shared Pool, Barbecue.

    Washing Machine, Oven, Microwave, Iron, Fridge.

    TV, Internet Access, Cable.

    Location Type:
    Village, Rural.

    Accessibility
    The property is not suitable for wheelchair users or for people with mobility problems, due to there being several levels and a open modern staircase.

    Outside
    There is a private garden to the rear of the property with an eating area and table and chairs, along with barbecue and pond.
    There is a swimming pool situated approx 40m away from the barn with a separate covered area.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Duvets, sheets are provided, along with hairdryer.
    Logs are also provided.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    25 February 2014 - 31 March 2014 £ 550.00 3
    31 March 2014 - 26 May 2014 £ 650.00 3
    26 May 2014 - 1 July 2014 £ 760.00 7
    30 June 2014 - 1 September 2014 £ 860.00 7
    1 September 2014 - 6 October 2014 £ 650.00 3

    Changeover day
    Saturday departures at 11am, arrivals 4pm in summer. Spring and Autumn more flexible.

    Booking notes
    25% deposit payable on booking. Balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival date.
    Refundable security deposit of 300E payable with balance.

    Location

    Farmhouse in Verteillac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The Arcachon coast, and Cap Ferret are both approx 2 and a half hours drive away. The famous sand dunes at Pyla are in the same area.

    How to get there
    There are numerous airports within easy reach, Bergerac (50 minutes), Bordeaux (1 1/2 hrs), Limoges (1 1/2 hrs) and Poitiers (2 hrs).
    If you want to discover the region, car hire is essential. ( or a very good bike if you're fit)

    Distances
    Verteillac is 1 km away and is the liveliest village in the region boasting not only a great butchers and bakers but 3 bars, 3 restaurants, a post office, the obligatory hair dressers and the unique store of Merlauds- a true Aladdin's cave. The market town of Riberac is 12km away with array of shops, large supermarkets and the famous friday market. Brantome ( the Venice of Dordogne) is half an hr drive as is world heritage village of Auberterre. Bordeaux is 1 1/2 hrs drive, Perigueux 50 mins.

    Further Details
    For the active, horse riding, canoeing, climbing, golf and tennis are a stone's throw away. Walkers are spoilt for choice.
    There is a cinema in Riberac ( occasionally an outside one).
    Restaurants are everywhere. There are several night markets in the summer months.
    There are large number of musical events and some festivals throughout the summer months.
    Art galleries and brocantes are numerous.

    House swap
    Open to house swap, not in UK.

    Guest reviews

    2 reviews
    in total with an average rating of
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    5

    Guest
    rating

    4/5

    Reviewed by: MrsArmywife, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 1 September 2013

    Date of stay: July 2013

    "Lovely family holiday in Southern France"

    Had a wonderful, hot, sunny and very relaxing 2 weeks in Verteillac. The children loved the pool and the relative seclusion of the farmhouse meant that we, the adults, could relax ? when the farmer came to collect the wheat in his large combine harvester the children almost combusted. Grainne and Richard were wonderful hosts. Always on hand to help with a question but were incredibly discreet. The nearby village of Verteillac was only 5 minutes away by car and had the usual boulangerie and boucherie to help with supplies. We had 2 wonderful nights in the village eating duck, steak and frites with Bordeaux red along with the rest of the village sitting on large trestle tables in the village square under a starlit night. The house itself was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 young children (3 and 6). The bathroom was good (no bath but modern, powerful shower), a well stocked (if small) kitchen, two very nice bedrooms (with good beds) and the house had the most incredible TV that meant that on those evenings we did not go out both the adults and the children could watch TV, selecting films from a very wide selection of DVDs or, via satellite, watch UK TV. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: David, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 13 August 2013

    Date of stay: June 2013

    "Grand Champ"

    This is a great location for visiting and exploring the Dordogne Region. Great barn conversion with everything that you need. Hosts were very attentive but not overpowering which is important for relaxing. Lots of villages close by with a huge range of restaurants for eating out so don't be tempted to stock up at Tesco on the way! Try out the local stuff. Lovely bakery in Vertillac but be there early for your croissants as the go quickly. We travelled around the whole area including Lacanau Ocean and Royan, Cognac and Bordeaux. This IS France - enjoy it!

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

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