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Beautiful Holiday Homes, 2 pools, rural, close to all amenities, fab views - Tobacco Barn - fab views, 3 beds, pool, local bakery 5mns walk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,334 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Tobacco Barn - fab views, 3 beds, pool, local bakery 5mns walk

The Tobacco Barn is the largest of our beautiful gites. Up to six people can sleep in three bedrooms, each has its own en-suite shower room. The newly redecorated cottage is tastefully furnished throughout with mixture of English and French furniture. The living room features a Perigordian stone fireplace, natural stone walls, and a beamed ceiling. French doors lead directly onto the patio area to make the most of the sun. Guests can also enjoy satellite (freeview) TV and a DVD.

The patio doors lead directly to the pool terrace, where guests can dine under the wooden gazebo at the side of the pool, enjoying the wonderful views of the valley and the nearby prehistoric site, La Roque-St-Christophe. All necessary facilities to cook up your local produce bought from the market in Montignac or Sarlat!

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About the property

Le Manoir des Granges

A superb 19c stone built house with private pool set in a private gardens, sleeping up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Four gites, totally separate from the main house with a second shared pool, most have wonderful views of La Roque St Christophe.

All of our accommodation has been renovated and furnished to a high level of comfort making each of them a 'home away from home'.

The largest of our gites is The Tobacco Barn, sleeps from 2 to 6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms and has direct access to the pool area from the living room. A fully fitted kitchen has oven, hob, fridge and dishwasher, making life on holiday nice and easy!

The 3 other spacious gites - the Hay Barn, which is our most popular due to extra space and private terrace, Walnut Store which is warm and cosy in cooler months and La Roque Terrace with the best views across the valley - are each designed for 2 people. Each unit is fully self-contained, with kitchen, lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and has a private terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ. The Walnut Store and Roque Terrace are both suitable for people with impaired mobility or wheelchair users.

Alternatively the house and one or more of the gites would be suitable for large groups of up to 23 people - perfect for large families, celebrations and small weddings. The property is five minutes walk from local restaurant and bakery and perfectly situated for all places of interest the Dordogne has to offer.

Book direct with Paul and Philippa at Le Manoir des Granges for the best price.

Le Moustier: Situated between Montignac, famous for the Lacaux cave paintings, and Les Eyzies with its many prehistoric sites, the small village of Le Moustier derives its name from the prehistoric Mousterian era due to an important skull find there. It has a restaurant, bar and a boulangerie and the house is only 5 minutes walk from the village. Les Granges placed on the side of the river Vezere opposite La Roque St Christophe, a limestone cliff face with caves carved into the rock which were inhabited for over 55,000 years from the prehistoric era to the middle ages when over 5,000 people lived on the site. These kilometre long caves are illuminated at night and make a spectacular view from the property.

The surrounding area: Many local towns offer traditional street markets. Montignac in particular hosts an excellent market twice a week, and nearby Rouffignac has a splendid Sunday morning market, where local farmers exhibit freshly picked vegetables, plump ducklings, fresh foie gras and enormous selections of local cheeses. The Perigord is a gourmets paradise and there are many excellent local restaurants offering the best of the areas cuisine.

The property is excellently placed for walking and cycling with all tracks well marked. There are plenty to choose from and range in severity from easy to strenuous!

Other local activities include canoeing on the Vezere or the Dordogne rivers, horse riding and tennis, golf, hot air ballooning and river cruises all within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

The Dordogne Region: The land of a thousand chateaux, the Dordogne or Perigord as it was known, is split into four regions named for their natural features. Noir(black) region of dense forests, Vert(green) spruce trees, Pourpre(purple) vines and Blanc(white) natural limestone. Due to its natural beauty and abundance of medieval towns, chateaux and villages, the Perigord Noir is the jewel in the crown of the Dordogne. The Vezere Valley, with its predominance of prehistoric sites, makes this region one of the most visited. The medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and the vibrant city of Perigueux and many traditional villages, each with a character of their own, including Domme, Rocamador, Beynac, Le Roque Gageac, Montignac with the famous Lascaux caves, St Leon sur Vezere, makes the region a real sight seeing experience.

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Paul and Philippa Ward
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Paul and Philippa Ward

We were both born, and grew up, in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was working as a graphic designer and Philippa worked, in the same office, as a secretary. We moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, later that same year because Paul was offered a new job. Philippa decided to train as a nurse and qualified in 1980.

We lived in various parts of Yorkshire for 30 years. Had our two girls, Charlotte and Nicola, who are now married. Then we decided to have a change of direction, sold our house in the UK, bought Le Manoir des Granges in 2010 and moved here to enjoy a different lifestyle.

Paul and Philippa Ward purchased this house in 2010

Why Paul and Philippa Ward chose Peyzac-le-Moustier

We came to the Dordogne with our daughters, Charlotte and Nicola, for some wonderful camping holidays and fell in love with the region. From that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. We never expected to be able to realise our dream!

We especially loved the Vezere Valley and when we saw Le Manoir des Granges for sale on a website we arranged a viewing. It was the last of 4 properties; there was no competition! The location is amazing with view across to Roque Saint Christophe. A village with a lovely restaurant and a boulangerie in walking distance. Only 10 minutes drive to Montignac for the supermarket and market.

We love walking, cycling and birdwatching - we can do all of these in our free time!

What makes this house unique

Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people.

Accommodation for those with impaired mobility.

We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest.

Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite.

Paul and Philippa live on site so will help when required.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much Paul and Phillipa for being such wonderful hosts when we stayed with you this spring. The tobacco barn was very comfortable and the three ensuite bedrooms gave us the privacy and comfort we were looking for. The pool was an additional delight and the kitchen well equipped. We also appreciated the washing macnine.
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Refundable breakage deposit of €300 required on arrival.
An optional final cleaning charge of €50 is payable at the end of your stay. You do not pay the cleaning charge if you opt to do the cleaning yourself.
There is a small charge for logs.


Accommodation and facilities for Tobacco Barn - fab views, 3 beds, pool, local bakery 5mns walkin Peyzac-le-Moustier in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1334 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each of the en-suite shower rooms has a shower, wc and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Prices advertised are for 6 people but we can offer good rates for smaller groups of 2/3 people and 4/5 people. The Third Bedroom has a single bed & a double bed and room for a cot The other two bedrooms both have double beds. We have several cots available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Good rates available for small groups of 2/3 or for larger groups of 4/5 people - please enquire. High chairs and cots are available. .


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Tobacco Barn - fab views, 3 beds, pool, local bakery 5mns walk
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Tobacco Barn 5 day stay outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Phillipa were so friendly and helpful with recommendations where to eat, canoe trips, caves to visit. The tobacco barn was very clean with good beds and plenty of space for 4 adults. It was so nice to start and end the day sitting in the gazebo by the pool. Great location. We could walk to the boulangerie to get bread for breakfast- there was a path through the field of sunflowers. We highly recommend this as a place to stay and we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay in Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment in a former tobacco barn is located in a quiet, but easily accessible region of the Dordogne. A few minutes drive to Les Eyzies, Montignac, Rouffignac, and St. Leon, and not far from all the major sites in the region. The house is a very comfortable space with a nice pool right outside the back door. The owners, Philippa and Paul, are incredibly nice and welcoming. We were there during one of the hottest periods of the year (daytime temperature range - 95 -105ºF). Of the three bedrooms, only the upstairs one had problems, which were dealt with by a fan and a portable air conditioner provided by the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fantastic place to stay. Perfection.

  • 5 of 5

We holidayed for 3 weeks in the Tobacco Barn .... and it wasn' t long enough! The accommadation was perfect for our family of 7 (4 adults, 3 children). The barn was decorated beautifully and it felt like home as soon as we arrived. Paul and Philippa were the perfect hosts, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The surrounding countryside was amazing, with numerous little villages nearby. Everything was very accessible. We would thoroughly recommend Le Manoir des Granges. Stay as long as you can - you won't want to leave. Thank you Paul and Philippa for making our holiday unforgettable.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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très beau gîte

  • 5 of 5

Un gîte tres confortable,tres bien équipé, bien chauffé, très propre. Rien à redire. Des hôtes discrets et accueillants. Nous le conseillons et reviendrons avec plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Musée national de Préhistoire
Full of fantastic information, artefacts and fossils. A 'must do' for all Pre-history fans.
Grotte de Font de Gaume
One cave, open to the public, that has original cave paintings from pre-history times. Must ...
Grotte de Rouffignac
Our favourite cave visit! Take the electric train through the cave and see the etchings/carv...
Our beautiful, local, very French town. Not just for tourists but for the locals too. Market...
Set at the side of the River Dordogne, just 30 mins drive from us, Beynac is a lovely villag...
La Roque-Gageac
One of the most picturesque places in the Dordogne. Quaint villages with lovely little stree...
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Prepare to be amazed by the paintings in this cave. Even though it is a replica of the origi...
Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Le Moustier
Nearest Ferry
774 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Junction 17 A89/E70
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Moustier
Car: necessary

Les Granges is situated in Le Moustier near to Montignac and the beautiful village of St Leon sur Vezere. Close to Lascaux caves, the towns of Sarlat, Beynac, Domme and Perigueux. Directly opposite is La Roque St Christophe, the site of a small Bastide town dating back 55,000 years and inhabited up to the 16th century. This kilometre long cave carved into the rock thousands of years ago, is lit up at night and makes a spectacular view from the property. There are many historic sites dating back to Prehistoric times, caves, grottos, cave paintings, all situated in the most beautiful countryside. This area has been made famous by Jean Auel's Earth's Children books. The sixth and latest one, Land of Painted Caves, was published in 2011. Many of our customers come to stay to see the area linked to these books.

The Perigord is noted also for its gastronomy, foie gras, truffles, confit de canard, wild mushrooms and walnuts! We are surrounded by pretty villages, all with markets at least once a week, giving our renters the opportunity to experiment with the local produce. As well as walking, cycling, canoeing and golf there is a Budhist centre and a Hammam very close so you can either be active or relax!

Other Activities: Canoing, paintballing (30mins), Microlite tuition

Golf: There are four 18 hole courses and three 9 hole courses in the Perigord region. Most are between 35minutes and one hours drive from our property, others are slightly further but well worth the drive!

This is an excellent website which gives you all the information you need.

There is also information about a free golf pass which gives you discount on all the courses in the region.

Ski: No Skiing.