Renoir (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)
Tastefully renovated to incorporate a lot of original features.
The light and airy living & dining area has comfortable linen sofas to relax on & ample seating & dining for 6.
There is a wireless bluetooth speaker system, flat screen TV, satellite and DVD plus independent wi-fi.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, gas cooker, a fridge-freezer, microwave & Tassimo coffee machine.
Upstairs the master bedroom is tastefully decorated with traditional exposed beams. A hairdryer is provided along with fans in each bedroom.
The spacious twin bedroom has views over the rear garden and swimming pool as does the third bedroom which has adult-size bunks. A walk-in power shower, tasteful fixtures, fittings and lovely soft bath towels complete the experience.
The French doors lead directly to your own private patio area with seating for 6 where you can dine and BBQ alfresco.
The swimming pool is down the path where there are sunloungers and umbrellas for our guests.
Set in a pleasant rural location, La Maison Grange consists of three gites ( 2 x 3-bedroom & 1 x 2-bedroom).
All the gites have a comfortable rustic feel with all the mod cons that you would expect in a holiday home. Some of the original oak has been used in the tasteful decor to create a minimalistic style.
All the gites provide you with spacious living and dining areas complete with comfortable sofas and dining. There are wireless bluetooth speaker systems to enable you to listen to your favourite music, flat screen TVs and free view satellite plus DVD players. DVD's are available on request at no extra charge.
The light and airy kitchens are fully equipped (with matching china & glass!) to allow you to get creative in the kitchen, from traditional French cuisine to sandwiches and salads. We have installed a dishwasher (Matisse & Renoir) washing machine, full size gas cooker, a fridge-freezer (to keep the white wine& beers cool) a microwave and a modern Tassimo coffee maker for fresh coffee in the morning (english tea supplied too!)
The double French doors lead directly to private patio areas with seating plus BBQs to cook up those tasty steaks, juicy chops, succulent prawns or simple sausages and burgers.
The 14m x 6m salt water swimming pool is just down the path and there are sun loungers & umbrellas placed around the pool for your use. The pool is cleaned every day, there is a security gate fitted and the fencing meets French legislation.
La Maison Grange is equidistant between Bordeaux and Cognac making this the perfect gite choice to leisurely explore the world famous Cognac and wine regions that are right on the doorstep. Whether you are with a group of friends or with the family there is something for all ages to enjoy. Heading 30 minutes south is the famous wine region of Pomerol. A little further and you'll find in St. Emilion, the Libournais appellations, or Cotes-de-Bourg. Less than 60 minutes and you'll be in the centre of Bordeaux. This beautiful city contains all the high street names along with the more exclusive designers but is also full of interesting architecture and history.
Check our website for full, comprehensive information.
Exclusive booking gives each family their own privacy but there is ample space for everyone to get together
About the Owner
About Jane Jones
We, John and Jane Jones became the proud owners of La Maison Grange in January 2010. We both agreed it was too early to retire(!) therefore a new challenge was needed. After much deliberation about what path to take, we decided to bring our standards and expertise to this beautiful part of France - hence the purchase of La Maison Grange. Lots of work has been carried out since we came including landscaping the grounds, upgrading the gites and summer house, replacing patios and refurbishing the pool area.
Jane Jones purchased this cottage in 2010
Why Jane Jones chose Perigord Blanc
We fell in love with the house as soon as we saw it as it ticked all the boxes in what we were looking for. The previous owners had tastefully renovated an circa 1880 barn into a very beautiful main house & 3 attached but very private gites with a fabulous swimming pool.
The area is very rural - a new experience for us both having moved from a busy city environment. There is always plenty to see as we venture out every day with our dogs Molly & Buster. Although we live in a very rural spot, overlooking the beautiful Dronne Valley, we are not far from city life in Bordeaux, the wonderful vineyards of St Emilion or the enchanting town of Cognac.
There is very little hustle and bustle here - definitely life is lived at a much slower pace!
What makes this cottage unique
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We take great pride and pleasure in making your holiday one to remember with quality accommodation, furnishings, equipment and surroundings.
We live on site so are readily available to advise and give guidance on the local area, facilities and opportunities. We offer a welcome soiree on a Sunday afternoon to introduce ourselves and the guests to each other over a class of chilled local wine.
There's lots of space for children to enjoy whilst at the same time remaining safe. The swimming pool is situated close to all the gites. La Maison Grange is ideally situated for guests to enjoy a very relaxed, peaceful holiday whist at the same time being within striking distance of some of the regions finest places of interest. Thursday is BBQ night for our guests who wish to participate and these evenings have become something of a legend!
30% deposit required upon booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday start date.
A booking form is sent by email along with terms and conditions which needs to be completed, signed and returned. Payment details are on the form and the booking is not confirmed until deposit or total is received.
Saturdays only during high season
Flexible out of high season
Gites available from 4pm.
Day of departure must be vacated by 10am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are in pounds. Outside the peak season (July - August) short breaks will be available - check with owners for availability.
Pets are accepted outside of July & August subject to approval. Check with owners for charges.
From the Owner
“We fell in love with the house as soon as we saw it as it ticked all the boxes in what we were looking for. The previous owners had tastefully renovated an circa 1880 barn into a very beautiful main house & 3 attached but very private gites with a fabulous swimming pool. The area is very rural - a new experience for us both having moved from a busy city environment. There is always plenty to see as we venture out every day with our dogs Molly & Buster. Although we live in a very rural spot, overlooking the beautiful Dronne Valley, we are not far from city life in Bordeaux, the wonderful vineyards of St Emilion or the enchanting town of Cognac. There is very little hustle and bustle here - definitely life is lived at a much slower pace!”
Activity and Interests
100 kilometres - Royan 1 hour drive.
Nearest airport Bergerac and Bordeaux - approximately 1 hour drive.
Nearest port St Malo - approximately 6 hours drive.
Port of Caen - approximately 7 hours.
Channel Tunnel - 10 hours.
Water park, crazy golf, tennis and fishing - La Paradou 1km.
Local shops, bar and restaurant - Parcoul 3km.
Supermarket - La Roche Chalais 6km.
St Emillion - 40km.
Cognac - 60km.
Jonzac - 60km.
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - 30km.
Bordeaux - 60km
Jonzac Les Antillies is an indoor water park with restaurant themed on the carribbean - a great day out for all the family.
Brossac fresh water lakes offer a variety of water activities including jet skiing and have a safe man made beach. There's a superb restaurant (Quai Sud) overlooking the lakes - only 25 minutes from La Maison Grange.
Le Paradou is a camping complex just a short walk from La Maison Grange. There's a variety of family activities including crazy golf, trampolining and tennis. The fresh water lake has a sandy beach with pedalos and tobogans and is also popular for fishing. The complex has a bar and restaurant and is open to non residents.
There are a host of outdoor activities close by for all the family to enjoy from quad biking and mountain biking (VTT) to canoeing and kayaking on the beautiful River Dronne as well as horse riding.
If its a more relaxing time you're looking for then South West France is home to some of the best wine producing vineyards in the world and La Maison Grange is ideally placed to allow you to explore these at you leisure with Pomerol just 30 minutes away and St. Emillion 40 - both world renowned centres of wine. At St Emillion there is a small road train that takes you round some of the more famous chateaux where you can taste and buy direct from the producers. Further afield there is Bordeaux and to the east there is Bergerac with 13 different appellations ranging from dry white through to the dessert wines of Monbazillac.
The whole of South West France is littered with Chateaux castles and religious buildings reflecting the regions turbulent past and wealth. Many are open to the public and their stories reflect the history of France and the fortunes of famous French families who built these impressive building to reflect their power and prestige. These are within easy reach of La Maison Grange and make for an interesting and educational day out.
From the Owner
“Been disappointed in the quality of your accommodation in the past? Fed up with the rest? Now try the best! We take great pride and pleasure in making your holiday one to remember with quality accommodation, furnishings, equipment and surroundings. We live on site so are readily available to advise and give guidance on the local area, facilities and opportunities. We offer a welcome soiree on a Sunday afternoon to introduce ourselves and the guests to each other over a class of chilled local wine. There's lots of space for children to enjoy whilst at the same time remaining safe. The swimming pool is situated close to all the gites. La Maison Grange is ideally situated for guests to enjoy a very relaxed, peaceful holiday whist at the same time being within striking distance of some of the regions finest places of interest. Thursday is BBQ night for our guests who wish to participate and these evenings have become something of a legend!”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Outdoor Pool
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- The family bathroom is tastefully decorated and includes more original exposed beams. The rain-effect shower enables you to wash off the heat of the day and tasteful fixtures & fittings along with soft, fluffy bath towels complete the experience.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
- Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
- Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed, Double, adult size bunk beds
- The Master Bedroom is tastefully decorated with original exposed beams, contains bedside cabinets, wardrobe, chest of drawers, a hairdryer, linen basket and fan. The twin room has large single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers & fan with views overlooking the pool and rear gardens. The bunk room has a chest of drawers, fan and also has spectacular views over the rear gardens.
- Bicycles ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- The gites form part of one building. The main house is occupied by the owners, the gites are attached to the main house but have their own private entrances and patios. The gites are bookable individually or as an exclusive for up to 16 people. We will accept pets outside the high season (July and August) and the complex is ideal for your furry friends! Extra charges apply There are gardens to the front of the main house, mature gardens along side the original stone pig-stys and large lawns to the rear. Each gite has its own private patio area, furniture, umbrellas and BBQ. The salt water swimming pool is 14x6 and is a shared facility. Sun loungers and umbrellas are supplied for each gite poolside. The summer house contains a full size pool table, table football, table tennis, library, various board and gardens games for everyone to enjoy. J&J offer a welcome soiree Sunday afternoon where guests can meet each other over a glass of chilled wine - Thursday eve BBQs are also a must!