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The Rose Barn - Charente Holiday Cottage sleeps 2 with Pool.



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Barn in Rancogne, Genouillac, Charente, Poitou Charentes, France - Peaceful Rural Location With Excellent Access To Local Attractions, The Dordogne & The Limousin

The Rose Barn, 'La Grange Aux Roses', is a delightful holiday cottage that nestles in a little valley in the scenic Charente Limousine. The cottage is ideal for two people wanting to explore the Charente, the Limousin, the Dordogne and the rest of this beautiful area of South-West France.

The cottage has a bedroom mezzanine area with a comfortable double bed, The open plan downstairs living area features a fully equipped kitchen with all modern conveniences. The cosy dining area seats two and is ideal for planning your days out in the local area or enjoying a pre-ordered evening meal, cooked by the owners who were High Quality Restaurateurs and Hoteliers for 30 years with inclusions in the Michelin and The Good Food Guide. UK SATELLITE TV & FREE WIFI

Outside is a decked sitting and barbeque area perfect for al fresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine after exploring all that the region has to offer. The swimming pool is shared with the owners of Rose Barn and can be used at times that suit both you and them.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Retiring after nearly 30 years of owning award-winning pub-restaurants in the UK and with our children all grown-up with good careers, it was time to realise a long-held dream! We bought our home in 2009 and after renovations including new roofs on the house and The Rose Barn, we decided to offer holiday lets.

Our first year in 2012 saw the Barn busy for 13 weeks which was a great start. We really enjoyed our first year and met some lovely guests. We have a veg garden where we grow ingredients for our menus and we also have our own chickens for eggs. We have tried to make you a home from home.

In our spare time (not much) we enjoy walking, belong to two art clubs, and exhibit locally, attend French Lessons and Robin, as well as singing in 3 local choirs also teaches singing.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage, Lovely hosts, peaceful and tranquil location. An ideal place to unwind. Steve & Rona, Lichfield, March 2014

Fantastic Gite! Comfy bed and always a hot shower! Hosts are everything you would want a host to be - nothing is too much trouble! Would recommend to anyone for a relaxing and comforting holiday. Just lovely! Vikki & Chris, Wirral, September 2013

Thank you for being such warm, wonderful and helpful hosts. Well done with the lovely food. We hope to see you again as guests or neighbours!

Sue & Steve, Stafford, December 2012

Our hosts Robin & Heather have been lovely and helpful. The highlight of our week, apart from the wonderful weather, was the market in Piegut and Brantome which was truly idyllic. We hope to return to the area again in 2013.

Sue & Murray, Bristol, September 2012
Mar 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Peaceful beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Such lovely accommodation everything you could need was there. Quiet and peaceful location Robin and Heather the hosts are very pleasant and accommodating. Beautiful gardens and wonderful clean swimming pool, would recommend this Gité and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and for being such excellent guests. It makes our efforts to provide a relaxing holiday with all you need to make it enjoyable really worthwhile. We do hope you come back again!
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Rural France Idyll

  • 5 of 5

Set in a rural idyll and ideal for discovering the surrounding “La France Profonde” La Grange aux Roses is a comfortable and very well appointed gîte. Apart from the idyllic location and welcoming hosts we were also particularly pleased with the very comfortable bed and instant hot water (with decent water pressure). We would definitely return here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review - so glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the rain and we certainly hope you come again!
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Romantic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely wonderful,romantic hideaway tucked in the corner of the Charente!

Robin and Heather are great hosts and very attentive,we had everything we could ask for.Lovely cottage,to stay in,the bed was very comfy, and the shower was more like a power shower,no trickling of water at all!

Typically french,and a great location for many things as the chateaux,french markets and close to the cities of Angouleme and Limoges.Would recommend this to others in a heartbeat for a quiet,romantic getaway from it all!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - your review has made everything we do worthwile. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and would be delighted to see you both again next year perhaps?
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Tranquil Location

  • 4 of 5

Heather & Robin are welcoming hosts and their gite is ideal for a couple looking for a peaceful relaxing stay in lovely countryside, with plenty of sightseeing just short drives away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Asnières sur Seine


  • 5 of 5

Foncez et posez vos valises chez Robin et Heather!!!! Vous ne le regretterez pas.

Vous passerez un séjour, sans fausse note, dans un petit coin de paradis au milieu des fleurs et des papillons: vous aurez un accueil "so british" avec élégance et empli de bonne humeur par deux hôtes adorables, une location où l'on se sent bien comme chez soi, tout de suite (un lieu propre, tout ce qu'il faut en cuisine et une décoration chaleureuse), une piscine accessible et propre, un lieu calme loin de toute agitation...

Ma fille et moi comptons y retourner rapidement.

Nous conseillons cette location aux amoureux et aux parents (solo ou non) avec enfant de plus de 6 ans (à mon avis car petite route devant).

J'espère que mon commentaire fera venir tout plein de petits...Français. Merci à vous deux pour ces beaux souvenirs et à tout bientôt.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien pour votre super et très charmant revue de la grange aux roses. Nous avons été enchantés d'avoir vous deux comme des invités et voir comment détendu et heureux vous étiez. Venez vraiment de nouveau!
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From the Owner

In the UK we lived in Fenland in East Anglia. We love pastoral scenery and in particular this area with its hills and valleys and lovely deciduous woodland was a major improvement on the flatlands of Cambridgeshire. The climate is temperate and although it can be beautifully warm in the summer, it doesn't normally get to "scorchio" levels. Winters are short and despite the odd cold snap much more bearable than in the UK. It feels remotely rural but in fact we're within easy driving distance on good quiet roads to all of South West France. The proximity of Limoges airport, only 35 minutes away now that the Chabanais bypass has been recently completed, means we can fly to visit family in Ely in only four hours door to door (on a good day!)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Genouillac at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 475 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de la Preze at 23 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N141 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chateau de la Redortiere at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Plage de la Guerlie, Lac Lavaud at 16 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

"We'll cook your supper". As high quality restaurateurs and hoteliers for 30 years in the UK, included in Michelin & The Good Food Guide, we know our onions! We'll be happy to provide you with a pre-ordered evening meal when required. Full details on our website.


15 minutes by Car to La Guerlie Plage on Lake Lavaud. 90 minutes by car to the coast of the Charente Maritime, Royan, Ile d'Oleron. La Rochelle is a little further.


Limoges Bellegarde Airport served by budget airlines is 35 minutes away by car. (all major car hire firms) 90 minutes to 2 hours to Bergerac, Bordeaux, Poitiers & La Rochelle airports. Nearest Channel port is Caen (about 5 hours). Calais/Boulogne about 7 hours. By train St. Pancras via Paris or Lille to Angouleme then car hire at Angouleme Rail Station.


Lakes of the Haute Charente 7km. La Rochefoucauld and its Chateau 15km. Rochechouart and its Chateau 17km. Cassinomagus Roman baths 10km. Route of Richard the Lionheart starts 15km away. Angouleme 30km Cognac and brandy tours 50km, Limoges 40km. Valley des Singes and Futuroscope near Poitiers about 90km.

Further Details:

Local bar and small shop 4 minutes away by car. Wonderful boulangerie 7 minutes. Two good supermarkets, banks, chemists in Roumazieres 15 minutes. Restaurants of all types and price abound and full details are on our website and in the House Book in the cottage.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
13 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 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
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Changeover day in high season normally Saturday but we are flexible. Other periods by arrangement. Local Tourist Tax of 0.50€ per person per night collected on arrival. Winter prices include heating..

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From the Owner

You'll benefit from the attention to detail that 30 years in the hospitality industry has taught us. We offer simple, comfortable clean facilities and we try to provide the equipment and comfort that you'll need on holiday - even an electric blanket! For those of you for whom cooking the local ingredients is part of your holiday fun, you'll be pleased to know that the kitchen is well-equipped. We've all been to those places with nothing but a bent teaspoon and a blunt kitchen knife - so this time you'll not need to clog the car up with your favourite personal cooking equipment! We also offer a menu of dishes for you to re-heat and we've found that this has been very well-received with clients often ordering a meal for their arrival after a long journey or again on their last night

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with shower, wc, hand-basin, heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 in a cosy mezzanine bedroom with comfy double bed Notes on bedrooms: Mezzanine bedroom with new double bed (very comfortable say our guests!) and range of storage.


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Smoking: This is a strictly No Smoking property We regret that the accommodation is not suitable for children or persons unable to climb stairs. Outside: Dedicated seating and decked barbeque area in the owners garden plus seating to the front of the property to watch the world go by. You're very welcome to use the outdoor pool at times to suit both you and us. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly laundered bed linen and towels are included in the price and provided once a week. Please bring your own swimming towels. The Rose Barn will be cleaned before your arrival and we ask you to please leave it as you found it.

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