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A beautifully converted barn (6-8p) and grounds with a gorgeous private pool



Updated: 17-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedrm (2 twin, 1 dbl), 2 bathrm, luxury barn w/ 9mx6mm private pool

A beautifully renovated barn conversion with a private and non-overlooked pool, BBQ area, ample private parking, all mod-cons and fantastic rural views.

Open plan aspect with raised lounge area that includes log burning stove and 42' flat screen freesat TV. Dining area with large pine table that will comfortably seat eight. Kitchen area includes dishwasher electric hob, oven, extract, freezer and fridge. Patio doors lead out to private patio area and pool. Downstairs bedroom with en-suite shower room. Main bathroom includes bath, shower sink and toilet. washing machine and dryer located in bathroom. Two twin bedrooms upstairs with oak floors and vellum windows and blinds. Pine furniture, wardrobes and bedside tables.

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About the Owner

Edward Cox
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Edward Cox

Hi, I'm Edward. Originally from sunny southport, I have spent a large part of my professional career in sunny brighton and the not so sunny, London.

I work in the music industry, and do a lot of work for independent record labels around the world, though I spend my Summers here in France. I am located very close to the house, so if there are any issues please let me know.

When I'm not working I enjoy swimming, running, cycling and exploring. Anything adventurous floats my boat...oh yes, and boating!


Edward Cox purchased this barn in 2004

4 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Barn at Champniers Reihac

  • 4 of 5

Our family made up of two adults and two teenagers stayed in the barn at the beginning of August 2016. We were welcomed enthusiastically by Ed on arrival. He is a thoughtful host and was ready to offer tips about the area throughout the week.

There was plenty of room for us in the barn intended for 6 people. The two identical bedrooms upstairs each have twin beds, blinds on the velux windows to keep the atmosphere cool and wardrobes/drawers for storage. Down a level is the modern bathroom with washing machine and tumble dryer. (Washing tablets were thoughtfully provided, but a washing line outside/clothes airer/pegs would also be useful.) Downstairs is the master bedroom with comfortable king size bed. Drawers for storage again and the en suite has a decent shower. We slept really well and were not disturbed by the church bells! The open plan living area is substantial, with a huge dining table, sofas, English T.V and modern well-equipped kitchen area. Washing up liquid, bin bags, cling film etc. were all provided!

Outside there was also plenty of room. Next to the barn is a BBQ area and table and chairs. There is a grass area big enough for a game of football and more seating and sun loungers next to the pool which we had to ourselves!

The barn is situated in a quiet village which is great if you are after a peaceful retreat. 'Le Relais' is the only facility in the village. It is a bar/restaurant literally two minutes form the barn. We enjoyed pizzas there our first night. During our stay, we were also lucky enough to experience the 'village en fete'. Basically a get-together for all the locals in the market square.

Top recommendation for a nearby budget visit is the lake at St Estephe. The lake is good for swimmers of all ages with imported sand and we also went for a nice walk through the trees and used a foot ferry to get across the lake. There are plenty of snack bars/restaurants, picnic tables and loos! The best advantage of coming to this lake is that everything is free - from the parking to the canoes!

Brantome is a small, pretty town which is busy, but also worth a visit.

All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this property and may return there again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil and well sited

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable for the 5 of us and Edward very accommisating of any little extras we needed.

Small village France but great to go in all directions. Sarlat, Rocamadour, Perugueux. Brantome, Oradour sur Glane. Plenty of just relaxing around the pool.

Highly recommended and great to have things like a dishwasher and washing machine.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Les Vergers, Champniers Reilhac

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fantastic 2016 family holiday at Les Vergers. The house, garden and pool were perfect for two adults and three wee girls. We loved the peace and quiet of the village and managed a few trips to the tennis court and evening visits to the bar. Ed was a great host and it was good to have him handy for pointers on where to go and what do locally. The Etang at St Estephe is definitely worth a visit for the beach, the canoes and the 'ferry'. The weather was fantastic and the Dordogne is truly a beautiful spot for a family holiday. We hope to back to Les Vergers some time soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Goed huis en zwembad

  • 3 of 5

Het huis was goed en in overeenstemming met de foto's en het was een prima zwembad.

Helaas was het huis niet schoon en de eigenaar heeft beloofd ons de schoonmaakkosten terug te betalen.

We hebben de eigenaar maar heel kort, alleen bij aankomst, gezien.

De tuin was behoorlijk groot, maar nogal onverzorgd.

We zouden dit huis nu niet aanbevelen, maar met een betere verzorging zou het heel goed kunnen worden.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Limoges at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Saint Estèphe at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

The property is in the village of Champniers-et-Reilhac which is 5km south of St Mattieu and a 20 minute drive north of Nontron. The nearest airport is Limoges which is 45 minutes to the north east. St Mathieu boasts a magnificent man made lake and beach! There is plenty to do here, boating, swimming, sunbathing or eating at the restaurant. In Champniers you will find a tennis court (free), Le Relais, post office, the mayors office and a church all within walking distance of the houses (50 metres!)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Half Term '17
20 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Holidays '17
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Your holiday rental includes;
- Accommodation as specified.
- All bed linen and towels.
- Reasonable use of water and electricity.
- All taxes including any VAT.
- Linen and towels included.
- Logs for fires, first basket free subsequent baskets €10

Cottage tenancies;
Tenancies begin at 16:00 local time on the day of arrival and end at 10:00 on the day of departure. Whilst we will always try to be flexible depending on your circumstances this is not always possible, so we recommend that you arrange you flights/ferry/travel times in line with the above to allow the cottages to be prepared for the next visitors.
Early arrivals or late departures can be arranged, though must be agreed in advance by the owner.

We do not allow large single sex parties or groups entirely made up of adults under 25 years old, so if in doubt please clarify with reservations before booking.

Cottage capacity
Occupancy levels must be strictly adhered to in accordance with those detailed for each cottage description.

Health and safety
We are very conscious that a successful holiday must be a safe holiday. ‘Frenchtorent’ has a health and safety policy that is carefully monitored and measured by a proven risk assessment programme.

Maintaining your cottage
In order to maintain our high standards the owners have to arrange a regular schedule for people to clean the pool, attend the garden and carry out minor repairs throughout the season. We would appreciate your co-operation in allowing reasonable access to trades people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Ensuite shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite shower room includes - Toilet and stylish hand basin. - Heated towel rail - Low voltage concealed lighting - Extract fan - Double glazed frosted glass windows with shutters - Mirror - Tiled floors - Egyptian cotton bathroom mats - Hardwood duckboard First floor bathroom includes; - Bath with shower - Toilet - Wash basin - Heated towel rail - Low voltage concealed lighting - Extract fan - Washing machine - Tumble dryer - Mirror - Oal panelled flooring - Egyptian cotton bathroom mat


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor ensuite double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Twin bedded rooms - 2 Single Bed
  • Twin bedded rooms - 2 Single Bed
  • Ground floor master bedroom includes; - Comfortable orthopedic double mattress - Antique pine bed - En-suite shower, toilet and stylish hand basin - Heated towel rail - Low voltage concealed lighting - Extract fan - Shuttered double glazed windows and tiled flooring - Central heating, bedside cabinet and dressing table First floor twin bedrooms include; - Comfortable single orthopedic mattresses - Velux windows, central heating, wardrobes, chest of drawers - Bedside tables with lamps and oak flooring


  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


  • Activities: St Mathieu's lake (5kms) boasts a magnificent man-made lake and beach! There is plenty to do there, boating, swimming, sunbathing or eating at the restaurant. In the village of Champniers-et-Reilhac You will find a restuarant, a bar, post office, the mayors office and a church all within walking distance of the houses (50 metres!) St Estephe 10 minutes South you will find another lake with white sandy beaches! There are canoes for use (currently FOC) Swimming, boating and walking are popular activities around this large lake. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. Free parking and lifeguards on duty. visit www.yourpieceoffrance.com

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