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Beautifully converted stone barn near Daglan, Perigord Noir, heated pool

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms each with own bathroom, heated pool, in stunning rural setting

La Grange at Le Clos du Comte is a beautifully converted stone barn, originally dating from 1848, and is located in Mas de Cause, a hamlet about 2 km above the village of Daglan. Being high on the hills, it’s cooler in summer and warmer in winter than many of the villages in the valleys.

La Grange comprises a large living area, a big fully-fitted kitchen with dining area, 4 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, a separate shower room and a separate toilet. There are two bedrooms with double beds (one king size, one standard), and each has an en suite bathroom (shower, basin and toilet). The third bedroom has two single beds (which can be pushed together to make a 180 cm bed) and an en suite bathroom; the fourth bedroom has two single beds and use of a separate fourth shower and toilet. Each of the two largest bedrooms has plenty of room for a cot.

All the accommodation is on the ground floor. The kitchen/dining area, living room and the largest bedroom are all wheelchair accessible.

The building still has much of the character of the original barn. The door to the living area is in the huge archway built to take a horse and cart. There are two very attractive double stone lintels in the kitchen and one in a bedroom; these were, apparently, a rather ostentatious sign of the farm’s wealth at the time when the barn was built. The aim of the conversion was to keep these features while providing all the modern conveniences that you expect. We have tried our best to make our guests as comfortable as possible, right down to the crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels.

At the front, the barn looks out over a fragrant courtyard, filled with roses, lavender and jasmine. At the back there is a lovely terrace with a big sunblind when needed, with a view over a field and coppice towards a walnut grove.

There is a 12m x 5m heated pool (shared with one other 4-person gite), and underfloor heating in winter.

The estate of Le Clos du Comte is truly idyllic. It sits on 18 hectares (approximately 45 acres) of unspoiled, utterly tranquil forest and pasture. Almost the only sounds you’ll hear are birdsong, or the chirping of the crickets on a summer’s day. Almost the only light you’ll see at night will come from the moon or the stars. It’s a nature lover and stargazer’s paradise.

The property teems with wildlife year-round. In September and October, during and after rutting season, the red deer stags converge behind our house with their harems to battle it out and, when the fighting is over, to graze. Roe deer can be seen any time – and frequently make a nuisance of themselves in the garden! The wild boar are most visible on winter evenings, when they’ll emerge from the forest to eat any walnuts left over in the groves. Spring and summer are the time for birds. Last year, we had kestrels nesting in a niche next to our bedroom window, and the courtyard was selected as home by black redstarts, swifts, blue tits and sparrows. In summer, the hawks soar on the thermals, and we see or hear blackbirds, robins, cuckoos, hoopoes, owls, woodpeckers, finches, nuthatches, wrens …… I could go on. In spring and autumn, we’re right under the migration route of the cranes. And there are butterflies everywhere.

The local region is known for its wealth of history, and Le Clos du Comte has its own history, too. During renovation work, we have found fossilised figs and a boar tusk. The land has clearly been worked for millennia – we’ve also dug up a variety of prehistoric stone tools. The farmhouse, which dates from before the French Revolution, was originally a convent with its own chapel. At some point, the property became a farm, producing wine; it stayed that way for centuries, and our reception is in the original “chai” (winery). During World War II, the wine became the subject of dispute between the occupiers and the Resistance, the then-owners fled, and the forests were taken over by the Maquis. Nowadays, the land peacefully produces walnuts and hay.

Activities are too numerous to mention. You can start by exploring in the privacy of the estate. There are a couple of walking paths, but there’s nothing to stop you from wandering across the fields or into the forests. Locally, Daglan is a very pretty village, with a general store, a butcher/traiteur/chef who produces his own takeaway dishes, a bakery, and a variety of artisanal shops and activities. The village is becoming quite the artistic colony, with the recent addition of a sculptor. The church is worth a visit, and there is a market on Sunday mornings.

Within 25 km, there are the chateaux of Castelnaud, with its military museum, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Milandes (once home to the American-born dancer and singer Josephine Baker), and Marqueyssac , with its hanging gardens of topiary. The village of Domme has wonderful views over the river Dordogne. The medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda has been beautifully restored, and much of it is pedestrian only. A bit further afield, there are the caves at Lascaux, and the town of Rocamadour, which clings to the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne.

If you’re feeling energetic, you can swim in the warm pool, or in our local river, the Céou, play tennis in the village, canoe, go horse riding or fishing, or play golf on one of several local courses. Hot air ballooning is a popular local activity, and we frequently see balloons floating over on calm evenings. If you’re feeling lazy, you can read a book in the peace and shade of one of the walnut groves.

We know that we are privileged to live in such a wonderful place, and we love to share its peace and beauty. Come and see for yourselves, and we hope you’ll agree that Le Clos du Comte is truly wonderful!

More Details

Owner
Steve and Elizabeth Colville
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Daglan in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cot, highchair and changing mat all available upon request.

Reviews

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Beautifully converted stone barn near Daglan, Perigord Noir, heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Magnifique séjour!

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique propriété, ancienne ferme refait à neuf avec des matériaux de grande qualités et luxueux, grand jardin a perte de vue, belle piscine chauffée et nos hôtes Elisizabeth et Steve ont réellement étaient adorables. Steve a pris beaucoup de temps pour nous a fait découvrir les trésors cachés de leur propriété pour le plus grand bonheur des enfants, bref ne pas hésiter à y aller les yeux fermés.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury accommodation in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just had an extremely memorable stay at ‘La Grange’ near Daglan with my husband and 10 year old twins. The setting is incredibly peaceful with plenty to see and do nearby. The beautiful towns of Domme and La Roque Gageac are a short drive away. The local village of Daglan is idyllic and has a great restaurant and bar and a ‘Huit à 8’ for provisions.

‘La Grange’ is a stunning ‘high end’ barn conversion with very spacious rooms, making it perfect for families, groups and/or extended families. Steve and Liz are very welcoming and ready to offer advice if required. The swimming pool area is a sun trap and comfortable loungers and plenty of parasols meant we could relax with a beer in the evening while the children swam. Although it was very hot when we were there, the constant temperature of the heated pool would have been a godsend had it been cooler. We were treated to a fascinating tour of the land, a visit to see the horses and we all enjoyed learning about the wealth of history discovered on the property (my children were even given some very special souvenirs to bring home with them - thank you Steve!)

To sum up we would thoroughly recommend this holiday rental and we will definitely be returning.

Thank you Steve and Liz, we thoroughly appreciated all you efforts to make our stay so enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful barn in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

La Grange is a beautiful barn conversion just outside of a very picturesque historic village of Daglan. Our family, two adults and two children (ages one and four) stayed for a week at the start of July. It was a really lovely and relaxing holiday, not least because the barn had everything we needed (including super coffee machine, comfy beds, kitchenware, high chair, cot etc.), but generally it was equipped to an exacting standard. There are stunning views from every angle, and the heated pool was perfect after a day of sightseeing. Elizabeth and Steve were incredibly welcoming; they provided us with recommendations and even helped us book a lovely restaurant.

Daglan is a great little village – so pretty! It has a convenience store for items which we forgot at the main supermarket, nice restaurants, bakery, weekly market (on a Sunday) and café. It does have narrow streets, so if you have a larger than average car it might be worth parking on some of the outer streets.

Further afield there is Domme with its underground caves and Sarlat which are well worth a visit. There are in fact so many things to do/see there, that a week is not nearly enough. There are some amazing castles nearby which are a must – including Chateau de Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. We also spent a lovely lunch and afternoon in La Roque Gageac, which is nothing less than stunning.

Great holiday and we would definitely recommend this to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect accommodation for a large family, spacious and fully equipped to a high standard.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! what a fantastic holiday.

We all had a wonderful two weeks in the beautifully converted barn, restored to a very high and caring standard by the owners, Steve and Elizabeth. Situated in a small hamlet, close to the charming village of Daglan, the accommodation boasted tranquil views across the valley. Perfect space for our family of four adults and four teenagers - an amazing heated pool which they absolutely loved and hated leaving.

The location is very convenient for sightseeing with nearby chateaux, pretty villages, historic Sarlat and the River Dordogne with all it has to offer.

We arrived mid evening after a very long, hot drive and were greeted by Steve and Elizabeth who kindly opened the pool for a swim. Nothing was too much trouble. If you needed a doctor yes ..... we did that too !! with Elizabeth's help, it was soon sorted.

They offered us help and advice throughout our stay, were happy to make restaurant bookings for us ( a favourite being LEole Restaurant Pizzeria at nearby Saint Cybranet) and if we had a query or problem they were quick to put it right.

All in all, we found a real gem in the Dordogne.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this remodeled barn in Daglan. The place is impeccable and so tastefully furnished, we wanted to stay for a long time. Steve and Elizabeth were generous hosts and were extremely helpful about directing us to sites around the area, even calling up various places to find out their hours, etc. The pool and grounds are gorgeous.

A note for Americans, if you decide to stay in a "gite" such as this, there are a few conventions you may not be expecting: first, be prepared to bring a check with you for a deposit; also, the house does not come with some of the items (such as cooking oil, garbage bags, extra toilet paper or hand soap) that you might find in a VRBO in the US; and lastly, that you will be expected to clean the house thoroughly before you leave. These did not detract from our stay, but we would have benefited from knowing in advance.

We would definitely recommend staying here and hope to return to it ourselves one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location & situation exceptionnelles

  • 5 of 5

Nous remercions Elizabeth & Steve pour cette agréable semaine (du 29/07 au 5/08). Nous recommandons cette location aussi bien par son charme que par sa localisation (proche de nombreux sites touristiques). La grange et ses extérieurs : Propreté irréprochable, décoration intérieure recherchée, la mise à disposition des draps & serviettes de bain très appréciée. Nous avons aussi été sous le charme des extérieurs très bien entretenus, la piscine agréable & nettoyée par Steve tous les jours. Elizabeth & Steve encore un grand merci.

Nathalie & Pascal D

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Brive
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Daglan
Nearest Ferry
598 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Domaine de Rochebois
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
43 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Petit Paris, Daglan
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Cenac (river)
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Daglan, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,224
for 7 nights
£1,224
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£616
for 4 nights
From
£154
£1,048
 
 
November 2017-April 2018
28 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£528
for 4 nights
From
£132
£872
 
 
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£616
for 4 nights
From
£154
£1,048
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£1,224
 
 
July-August 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,752
for 7 nights
£1,752
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£704
for 4 nights
From
£176
£1,224
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £440.25

Property must be left clean. Cleaning can be arranged at Euros 20 per hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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