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Beautiful Barn Conversion With Heated Private Pool Set In Its Own Grounds

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn conversion in Coulaures, Nr. Perigueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Private Secluded Setting, Heated Pool, Ideal Base For Sight Seeing, 10 Mins To All Amenities, Wifi

Looking for a top quality rental property with amazing features, fully equipped and beautifully furnished? Then look no further than the Marronnier. This beautiful barn conversion and adjacent cottage can sleep a total of 12 people with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Situated at the back of a tiny hamlet in its own grounds the Marronnier is in a peaceful setting. There is plenty of space/seating/sunloungers for everyone. The walled garden is a haven with its heated pool, covered gazabo, wafting lavender and raised garden beds. The perfect place to relax and unwind. The large lawned garden leads to the grassy meadow where there is badminton, trampoline, swing set, boules and table tennis to keep the children happy, lots of space to play as well as a good selection of mountain bikes and lots of tracks and trails straight from the property. An ideal base for sight seeing with lots of tourist attractions nearby, restaurants, chateaux, caves, local markets. Wifi available. Over 30+ Excellent TripAdvisor reviews

Jeanette Rogers
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Jeanette Rogers

I have lived in France since 1999 and fell in love with the area. Purchased The Marronnier in 2006 and renovated the barn and adjacent cottage. For the last 6 years I have rented out my home. It is rated excellent with over 30+ TripAdvisor reviews.

Jeanette Rogers purchased this barn in 2006

Why Jeanette Rogers chose Coulaures

Its location is what makes it special to me. Located at the back in a tiny hamlet that has more barns than people and with tracks and trails straight from the doorstep I love being so close to nature. The wonderful stone properties in this area and the fact that it is a region renown for its truffles makes it truly unique.

What makes this barn unique

The walled garden, formerly the potager is now home to the swimming pool and raised garden beds where I continue to grow fruit and vegetables.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!”

Over 30 genuine TripAdvisor reviews from guests over the last 4 years - rated Excellent.

Please email me for the link.

Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquillity. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable holiday stay.

Jeanette was lovely to deal with and was there to great us when we arrived and to show us around which added a lovely touch. All in all I couldn't recommend it more. We had a lovely time and look very much forward to going back!

The barn is beautifully furnished and is obviously a much cared for family home. It has all the mod cons and plenty of extras to keep friends or family entertained, even down to a garage full of mountain bikes.

"Idyllic location, beautiful home”

Our family of 5 spent a week in early July. The quality of the restoration is outstanding, whilst the surrounding pool, gardens etc were both beautiful and functional.

Over 24 testimonials can be seen on TripAdvisor- Le Marronnier, Perigueux
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Coulaures in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 bathrooms in total, including 2 ensuites.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 kingsize bedrooms, 1 double and 3 twin bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The Marronnier offers accommodation for up to 12 people. The property is well furnished with quality bedding and linen. A top quality rental with fully fitted kitchen, spacious accommodation and family friendly. Plenty of outside seating, garden with large terrace for outside dining and barbecuing. The main house has 4 bedrooms and the Cottage accommodation is a beautiful self contained spacious 2 bedroom property just a few steps across the courtyard. It is very popular with couples or people wishing for a little more independence from the main group. With easy access to the large swimming pool which is heated and in a walled garden along with raised vegetable beds for you to help yourself to the home grown produce. Over 30 verified TripAdvisor guest reviews over the last 4 years (rated Excellent). Email me for direct link ****Due to the high number of scam emails I will only reply to guests who leave a phone number on their booking enquiry. Outside: The property is surrounded by its own grounds. Plenty of space for children to run around. The large patio at the back of the main house has 2 seating areas and easy access straight onto the lawned garden and the meadow. The walled garden has the salt water swimming pool which on the top side is surrounded by lavender plants. The walled garden has a metal gazebo for shade, 7 raised beds with plants and vegetables growing for you to pick. The swimming pool is salt water and is heated from May to September* There are plenty of sunloungers, and additional tables and chairs around the grounds for you to sit back and relax. On the main terrace there are 2 gazebos offering plenty of shade for alfresco dining. Plenty of space for parking vehicles. There is a badminton net, trampoline, table tennis table, boules, swing set and a selection of mountain bikes for you to use. Lots of tracks and trails straight from the property. Utility Room: Washing machines, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and house towels are supplied. We do ask guests to provide their own pool towels. Other: All the rooms are tastefully furnished and have character with stone walls and oak beams.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Well appointed property for a relaxing holiday in beautiful rural area

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed space for big groups (good bath/shower ratio); we also rented the cottage across the courtyard which provides 2 additional bedrooms and bathroom. Le Marronnier has a lovely shaded terrace for eating out; a good gas-fired BBQ (griddle style) makes for easy cooking and a charcoal kettle style BBQ is also available. The pool-side facilities are great too with plenty of sun-loungers and cushions and a shaded area with seating and tables - a lovely spot for an evening drink as the sun goes down. The pool area would suit young children as it is fenced and has an alarm and the pool is not too deep, though it did feel a little cool in inclement weather! During this poor weather, our group of 12 were able to sit down together inside and eat round the big dining table. There is a "depot de pain" in Coulaures, 5 minutes away(also does croissants/pains au chocolat), but unfortunately they were on annual holiday for most of our stay. There is a new Super-U approx 15 minutes away, near Excideuil which has several good boulangeries/patisseries (we recommend the fruit tarts!), a boucherie/charcuterie and so on. It's only half an hour in the other direction to Perigueux with its vibrant Wed and Sat markets and stunning cathedral (plus a Hyper Leclerc this side of P). Our group enjoyed kayaking for half a day on the Auvezere from Cubas to Tourtoirac - where there are some fantastic caves open to the public with amazing "concretions". But our favourite day was just enjoying Le Marronnier in the sunshine, playing table tennis, boules, badminton, dipping in the pool, cycling around the lanes, strolling over to the next hamlet, sitting on the terrace....

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We have just got home from 2wks at Le Marronnier and had an amazing time. Jeanette was a very welcoming host and helpful throughout, from booking right through to tips on best places to visit/eat.The Barn felt like a home from home, beautifully furnished in a rustic chic to suit the character of the building.... the photos don't do it justice. The Barn was well equipped with all we could want including UK Freeview TV. Barn has swing set, trampoline, badminton, table tennis and a selection of bikes in addition to the pool. The location a lovely rural hamlet with local kids had a great time spotting all sorts of wildlife, including a young deer that would visit the garden some evenings. The pool was great, surrounded by the fragrance of lavender, and was kept very clean and being heated was always at a lovely temp for swimming, even on the cooler days. Whilst off the beaten track we found we were never too far away from attractions in the Region and would recommend Branthome/kayaking as a fab family day out. Periguex was about 25mins away with shopping/museums/restaurants. If you want a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Dordogne, then I would highly recommend this place. We spent many great days relaxing by the pool, picking fresh tomatoes, raspberries and peaches from the garden to eat with our lunch under the gazebo....idyllic. If I were to think of any feedback, we couldnt find any outside lighting if you wanted to be outside after dark?.....but we are already looking to rebook for next I guess enough said!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
740 Kilometres
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Walking holidays and Trail running holidays - with an ultra runner.

I can offer you a walking itinerary package to go with your holiday. Many tracks and trails to explore. The Spring and Autumn are a beautiful time to explore this region.


There is a lake beach just 20 min drive away at Thiviers.


Cheap flights available with Ryanair

Bergerac (1hr 30, 77kms)

Limoges (1hr 32, 82kms)

Direct flights from Dublin to Bordeaux

By Car:

Calais approx 444 miles.


14km drive to all local amenities, bank, boulangerie, hypermarket etc.

26km to the capital of the Dordogne - Perigueux.

40 min drive to Lascaux caves.

Lots of local tourist activities 15-30 mins away.

Further Details:

Situated in a region of famous caves, chateaux, quaint villages, truffle orchards and market towns, the Marronnier is an ideal base to explore this historic region France.

Close to local amenities: 5 mins drive to local shops and 10 mins to the nearby town with hypermarket, weekly market, boulangerie, banks, restaurants etc

Couples visiting out of season may be interested in a walking itinerary to explore the local trails and villages. Email me for details.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Coulaures, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance of payment is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday along with a £350 security deposit.
The main house is used for bookings of up to 8 people. For 8-12 people, or by prior arrangement, then the cottage is also included in the rental.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during peak weeks.

Note: The cottage is NOT rented separately from the main house only as an addition to your rental.

Change over charge of 80€ for groups up to 8 people and 120€ for groups over 8, this covers the laundry linen and changeover of the property in between guests. This is not a ticket to leave the house in a dirty un-cleaned state.

**** Due to the high number of email scams I will only reply to emails containing a genuine contact phone number.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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