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Spectacular Barn and charming Farmhouse, each with own private pool & garden - La Grange des Taloches



Updated: 15-Sep-2016
Self-catering in 200-yr-old Farmhouse, sleeps 12, or superb Barn, sleeps 8.

Les Taloches is paradise for children of all ages with 19 acres of wood and meadow to explore, yet within easy walking distance of the pretty riverside village of Tourtoirac. Ideally located in an unspoilt area of the Dordogne, the property is close to the fairytale château of Hautefort.

Gracing two sides of a large, lime-tree shaded courtyard are the oak-beamed farmhouse - La Châtaigne - and a huge stone barn - La Grange - now transformed into a superb house.

Both are self-contained for privacy - each has its own unusually large private pool, secluded garden and separate entrance drive. Secluding the houses are fields and orchard and, for the energetic, there is a big play area, a badminton, table tennis, a games room and bikes. For children the massive sandpit and playhouse are a great attraction but the lovely rural location is also perfect for those who just want to relax in the sunshine.

Extracts from our guest books say it all:


'A HUGE THANK YOU for a fabulous holiday, it was so relaxing for everyone, you have everything covered your end for us adults to completely chill out! A & K, Wales

'Thanks for such a lovely well-equpped house. We have had a great holiday - plenty to keep everyone busy. We have barely seen the kids who have loved the space to play and explore - Many games of 'Harry Potter' were played. J & A London, UK

Thank you enormously for a fabulous week. The house is charming, spacious and clean, the grounds and pool lovely and immaculate. The kids were in heaven. E & J B Rochester, NY, USA

'We have never experienced such a relaxing holiday - a very special place and for once in our lives we will be looking to come back!! ' T B, Istanbul, Turkey

'It is a delight to return to real comfort, every cooking facility and the relaxing, re-invigorating, well-maintained swimming pool.' JS, Thailand


A really lovely holiday. Totally relaxing. The children were fully occupied in the pool and play-ground. Adults were able to really chill out with no worries. Can't wait to come back. TD, Somerset, UK

'Perfect location for our bunch of 10. We loved biking, swimming tabletens. Everything prepared so beautuiful for us. Just wonderful. Vive la France' A&BS Norway

We have had a wonderful time - comfortable and beautiful house and grounds. We have enjoyed biking around. K&MT, Bucks, UK

Three generations here and plenty of space for us all - everyone from 10 month to 72 thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. A P Leicester, UK

Second visit, just as great as the first and already planning our next visit. A & H Herts, UK

'Superbe maison! Un petit paradis pour les petits comme pour les grands. Quel plaisir de partager des vacances en famille dans un lieu aussi agréable et chaleureux' J-D T, Nantes, France

More Details

Details for holiday barn La Grange des Taloches, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

A breath-taking living room with huge fireplace, a mezzanine lounge area for the TV or card games, a gallery library, a large farmhouse kitchen, antique furniture and a super-king bedroom all create a very special atmosphere in this fabulous barn conversion.

There are beams galore and two of the bedrooms have their own secluded terraces as a quiet retreat. The large terrace, with its barbecue, overlooks the fenced pool and is well lit for those balmy evenings outside. The two double bedrooms are en suite, while the two twin bedrooms share a bathroom.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

newbury berks

great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

we spent two weeks at les taloches this June with two families sharing the house - it was magical & we can't wait to return. It is wonderfully equipt for children and adults alike with so many facilities and toys. We had a week of rain which really tests any holiday home & I can confirm this place has it all - also fabulous mountain biking locally which kept the boys amused!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK

A great place to relax with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Les Taloches. The house was spacious for our family of 5, including 3 small children, and another adult couple. The children absolutely loved the house, especially the lounge/loft area equipped with games and music. However we mostly enjoyed the lovely pool and terrace where we ate every evening. Jo and John were fantastic and helped us with whatever we needed. John magically cleaned the pool and tended the grounds before we woke up every morning, and then disappeared by the time we ate breakfast! The grounds were lovely and we took advantage of the many walking trails which begin right on the property. Thank you to John and Jo for making this a truly special holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday AA+

  • 5 of 5

I have visited twice now and they have been my most relaxing holidays ever.

Le Grange is a beautiful well maintained property with great character.

One of the best things is you can do as much or as little as you want. There are several bikes available to use and we spent a day exploring the surrounding countryside. We also canoed down a river in a nearby village.

John and Jo were extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area and really helped us when we wanted to go on day trips.

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great escape!

  • 5 of 5

A very beautiful house in a tranquil location. A great escape from it all. The house and pool have all the facilities you could think of and more. There are many sights nearby to visit. I have returned many times and each time there is more to enjoy.

Excellent customer service from the owners!

I wouldn't hesistate to recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The courtyard at Les Taloches, with its scented lime tree, provides an excellent barrier between the two houses so that guest can enjoy their privacy and a peaceful, relaxing stay.
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A great holiday (again!)-

  • 5 of 5

We have done a couple of trips to Les Taloches now and have stayed in both properties, on both a family holiday and with friends - perfect for both!

Jo and John (the owners) have described the properties very accurately, and the houses and pools are maintained in immaculate condition.

There is loads to do for both adults and the kids (lots of pool toys in the garage in La Chataigne!). Bikes are provided (there are about 8 of them) and on the last trip we did a fun canoe trip down the nearby river. The houses are also great in winter (we were there Dec '07), and were super cosy. Lunches and suppers around the huge trestle table in Le Grange, and both houses have roaring log fires (wood is provided, although the boys rather enjoyed chopping their own in the courtyard!).

The local chateau is worth a visit and there are 3 lovely restaurants in the nearby town of Hautefort, with hundreds of others a short drive away - fois gras and carnard are the local specialities!

Jo and John are charming hosts and can tell you anything you need to know about the local area, although it is also a great place to just go and explore. I would thoroughly recommend either of these houses, and will most definitely be returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We try to offer everything to make our guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. La Grange is a lovely house with lots of room and the huge monastery table has seated 16! The lovely pool is glorious in summer and it makes a magical location for a special Xmas.
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From the Owner

The lovely old farmhouse and the beautiful stone barns were exactly as we imagined a Dordogne property to be. Both the letting properties were big and comfortable and each had its own pool. Our own accommodation was discreetly tucked away. The houses and the whole area steeped in history and has many traditional features - though of course it has been updated! The climate is delightful and the countryside is beautiful - lots of forest and fields interspersed with romantic villages and loads of sights to see.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive (45km), Bordeaux (120), Bergerac or Limoges at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tourtoirac at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Caen or Le Havre at 620 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Excideuil at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Thiviers at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89, Jn 17 at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tourtoirac at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Lakeside at Rouffiac or Larche at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

In one of the loveliest parts of the Dordogne, a few miles from the fabulous chateau of Hautefort, Les Taloches offers woods and fields to explore, a games room, table tennis, badminton, a boules pitch, a sandpit, a substantial playground with playhouse and a range of bicycles to borrow. An easy walk to the pretty riverside at Tourtoirac, nearby are canoeing, tennis, fishing, horse-riding, the possibility of rock-climbing or caving.

On our doorstep are miles of tracks for walking or riding bikes or horses. We are also within easy reach of both the hundreds of castles, caves, prehistoric sites such as Lascaux and Les Eyzies, lakes with water sports, medieval towns such as Brantome and Sarlat and lively markets.

The Perigord has lots of excellent restaurants to sample the gastronomic delights of this region - duck, foie gras, truffles. However, we also have a lovely beamed 'summer kitchen' shaded by a lime tree, where we can offer occasional evening meals.

Other Activities: canoeing, rock climbing, caving, tree-canopy walking, quad bikes, hot-air ballooning

Golf: There is a 9-hole golf-course near Excideuil with a very nice clubhouse. There are also courses at Perigueux and Brive, both about 40km. There are a number of other courses in the area but they are slightly further away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn season
10 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring season 2017
20 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer season 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn season 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446

Weekly villa price includes bedlinen, towels (not pool towels), gas, local taxes, electricity.
All rates exclude heating which may be needed during Low season (end September to end May) This will be charged at cost.
We take a Damages deposit of £500/500 euros which will be returned - less deductions - within 2 weeks of the vacation.

We take a 25% deposit. The balance and refundable damages deposit are due 8 weeks before the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

A lovely comfortable home from home.The properties are fully equipped with everything you could want for a real happy stay. There is masses of space in the 19 acres and spacious houses for everyone to have a truly enjoyable holiday and so much to do here - with the magnificent pools and games areas- or you can just chill out in the sunshine if that is what you prefer.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 245 m²


  • Downstairs Guest loo - Toilet, Bidet, Up 3 steps
  • Ground floor En suite Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Up 3 steps
  • En suite 1st floor double - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Upstairs toilet - Toilet
  • Pink Bathroom - Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • The fourth bedroom has a wash basin and bidet and shares the separate toilet with Pink room.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double 1st Floor Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, En suite, own terrace
  • Blue Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Wash basin, bidet, separate toilet shared with Pink room
  • Pink Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, en suite bathroom, separate toilet shred with Blue room
  • Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super-king bed, en suite, own terrace
  • 2 en suite doubles, 2 twins- these have a lockable linking door and share a bathroom (en suite to one of the bedrooms, separate toilet), 2 cots available - plenty of room in both doubles


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • We welcome children at La Grange and can supply cots, high chairs, a steriliser, a simple buggy, and a selection of toys.

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