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

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Robin Moore
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Robin Moore

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.

Robin Moore purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Robin Moore chose Charente

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!)

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Genouillac in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with shower, wc, hand-basin, heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
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.

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


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Post easter
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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 £127.04
Stay tax £0.42 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 (November to April) include a reasonable set amount of heating and electricity but cost of any use in excess of the set amount must be paid when the meter is read at departure..

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