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Large 19th Century Farmhouse With Pool And Fishing Lake - La Grange



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Large Farmhouse And Barn Conversion, Near Bellac, Haute Vienne, France - Large 18th Century Barn Conversion With Pool And Fishing Lake

Les Bregeres is a very large farmhouse with original oak beams & spacious living. La Grange is a sympathetic 18th Century barn conversion, combining original features with modern spacious open plan living in a contemporary style. Each property benefits from 3 large double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large farmhouse kitchen with all facilities & well furnished living area. Equipped to a very high standard for furnishings, beds and equipment to enable you to enjoy yourselves 'home from home'. Rated with a rare 4 stars by the French Tourist Board. Located on an estate of over 60 acres of pasture, woodland & lakes on the border of the Limousin and Charente regions. The location is one of tranquillity & superb country views for miles around, but with easy access to towns, cities & places of interest. Ideal for a relaxing break or a sight seeing holiday with something for all the family. Each gite has its own access, private garden & is completely separate to each other. Sky Freeview/DVD/CD

Details for holiday barn La Grange, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

La Grange is a contemporary barn conversion, with many original features retained. Spacious ground floor with farmhouse kitchen, seating for 8 around a large oak table. Well equipped as a true "home from home", you can unpack & start enjoying from the moment of arrival.

Meals available, advance grocery service, plus free range eggs & organic seasonal produce available.

Your well earned rest and time with all the family starts here, with peace and quiet but plenty of on-site activities to keep everyone happy, and a huge array of off site activities when you feel up to exploring!

Quality beds for a perfect nights sleep, drift off listening to the owls or watching the stars and milky way through the window.

Babies have their own extensive kit, from high chairs to baby baths, stair gate to changing mat, potty to toys, plastic crockery to mothercare swim chair.

All linen towels included, garden furniture & sun loungers, BBQ too!

Heaters & woodburner for out of season lets.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Having stayed ourselves in many gites and holiday cottages in the UK and France, we wanted to create something a little different. The little touches that can make your hard earned break away that bit special. We offer an advance grocery service,plus all the little bits'n'bobs ready for you in your gite. No unforeseen extras, privacy and no disturbances, but help and advice if you need it. We have tried to provide everything you'll need to settle in straight away, whether it's putting the kettle on for a cuppa (tea & coffee provided) or opening the wine (supplied)! Our reputation is vital, we aim high and pay close attention to the detail.

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Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Pretty, Peaceful, Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the Farmhouse and it was a just what we needed!! The owners, Caroline and Dave were very friendly and extremely flexible to accommodate our needs with regards to arrival and departure times. The additional shopping and meal options offered, I thought were a special touch and an example to how the owners went out of there way to make your stay a fabulous one. Nothing was too much trouble - they booked a table at a lovely restaurant for us, left the lights on when we were late home one evening, recommended were we could get the typical Limousin dish - Pate aux Pomme de Terre and gave helpful, insightful advice about living in France. They had the balance perfect - so to not encroach on your personal space, but made themselves available when needs be.

You have to try the fresh eggs! They were the most beautiful vibrant yellow color and simply delicious (I even took some home :)).

The home itself has everything you need for a self catering holiday and also lots of helpful leaflets/ information for suggestions of where to go around the nearby towns, walks and attractions. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away from it all and have a fabulous relaxing time.

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. Nothing is too much trouble for Caroline and Dave to make sure you are comfortable. We stayed a week while we were house-hunting and were able to use the Grange as a base while we visited other properties. Caroline not only helped with background knowledge but lit the woodburner for us each day so that the rooms were lovely and warm when we got home after a long day out. The property is spotlessly clean and has every home comfort you could need besides having hens, ducks and horses as neighbours to enjoy!! Make sure you request one of Caroline's quiches or her home-made bread - both are delightful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a fabulous break

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend La Grange as a great place to stay. It is extremely comfortable and has a very welcoming atmosphere. The bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of cupboard and drawer space. The kitchen has all 'mod cons' and the open plan living area is very attractive. Caroline's first evening meal (most welcome after a long journey) and 'starter pack' of food to get us through to the following day were much appreciated

The main house and the gites have been cleverly designed around a central courtyard. You feel part of the farm - watching the horses being led between their stables and the fields or the chickens and ducks in the courtyard - but La Grange's outside seating area is entirely private from the other gite and main house

We spent some time walking around the farm. Although we were only there for 4 full days, we suspect that if you are into painting, photography, fishing or bird watching, there would be enough to keep you occupied without the need to leave the farm

There were two large folders of pamphlets and brochures for places to visit and things to do. This was the first time that we had been to the Limousin/Haute-Vienne area and we had not appreciated how much there is to see: historical sites, mediaeval towns. churches and abbeys and open air markets. The bird of prey display at Chauvigny is a spectacle not to be missed

We intend to return, hopefully soon

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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From the Owner

The Limousin is quiet and unspoilt with meandering country lanes, free of traffic, roadside cafes to while away the time and watch the world go buy. Very little graffiti and litter, and pure clean air due to the lack of industry. Lakes and mature oak trees dot the landscape of rolling countryside reminiscent of many rural areas of England. The climate is the reason I love the Limousin, warm hot summers but usually a gentle breeze so you are not stifled. Exciting light shows with the summer storms. Spring is warm and full of bursting promise, enjoyed in a light fleece or t-shirt. Warm enough to sunbathe, cool enough at night for the odd log fire. Autumn brings warm days tinged with reds and golds. Maple trees of bright crimson dot the landscape and warm russet brackens edge the roadsides.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


40 minutes from Limoges Airport

1 hour from Poitiers Airport

Approx 6.5/7 hours from Calais


8km to full amenties at Bussiere Poitevine - bakers, grocery shops, chemist, bank, restaurant, bar etc

20 minutes to Bellac or L'Isle Jourdain for supermarkets

35 minutes to hypermarkets at Saint Junien or Montmorrillon

Further Details:

Wide range of excellent restaurants - details contained in the guest books within your gite.

Activities available include: horse riding, lake swimming, water sports, kayaking, bungy jumping, cycling (bikes available), fishing, white water rafting, animal parks, chateaux, gardens and parks, zoo.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
7 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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 £100

Booking Notes:
To reserve your holiday a 25% deposit is payable, the remainder is due 12 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of £100/150€ is payable and is returned within 2 weeks of departure subject to a satisfactory property check.
Dogs are permitted by arrangement with no extra charge, but an increased security deposit of £50 is payable to guard against excess cleaning.

All rentals include water & electricity in July & August.
Electricity outside of summer peak season is charged by meter read.

Changeover Day:
Peak season is always Saturday to Saturday.
Outside of peak season we will be flexible depending on availablity
Arrival strictly after 4pm and departure by 10am, unless by prior arrangement.
Guests are reminded to leave the property clean & tidy.

Notes on prices:
Long winter lets available September to March by arrangement.
Horse stabling and pasture available.
Outside of peak season, short breaks, weekend breaks or midweek to midweek bookings available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

The property brings tranquility and relaxation, safety for all the family and "home from home" comfort and facilities. You don't have to pack the kitchen sink, it really is all here for you. The little details are what make a great holiday, the extras that mean you relax straight away. Advice on hand, but never intrusive. Experienced gite owners who really want you to enjoy the farm & whole experience. The property is rural but not remote, with easy access to shops, restaurants, places of interest and activities for all ages. This is a home, equipped as a home with books to read, games for all ages to play, comfy quality settees and excellent beds to retire to after a fun filled day. Holidays are precious, so why risk going anywhere else - our guests vote us one of the best gites in France

Property Type

  • barn


  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 175 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has been awarded the unusual high rating of 4 stars by the French Tourist Board, for the high standard of furnishings, beds & extensive level of equipment throughout. Toys and books for all ages, help and advice available if you need it, but privacy and your own space if not. Fishing available on a well stocked (carp, roach, trout etc), managed 7 hectare lake, 5 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive from your accommodation. Childrens play area beside the lake, with slide and climbing nets etc. Patio with table and chairs, sunloungers in your garden plus around the pool area for guest use only. 60 acres of the farm to explore and enjoy, children can egg hunt, groom a pony or have a horse ride, complete the nature quiz for the reserve. Many species of wildlife to see and discover from owls, buzzards, insects and lizards. The night sky, clear of all light pollution is very impressive, so lie back on a sun lounger after dark and soak up the glorious milky way right above you. Outside: Above ground large swimming pool for guest use only, in separate mown area with sun loungers for your relaxation. Above ground, the pool is safer for younger guests. A large weeping willow tree close to the pool area, provides welcome respite for those not wishing to take too much sun. Outdoor games include swing ball, mini croquet and boules. Picnic tables at the lakeside, provide the opportunity for a family lunch after a gentle stroll. Barbeque and tools provided.

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