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Large Open Plan Barn With Private Pool Plus An Integrated Gite For Disabled Use



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Rural barn in La Grande Foret, Souffrignac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious open plan converted barn with a private pool in a rural location. The main house has 5 large bedrooms and sleeps 10, plus there is a 2 bedroom integrated Gite which provides specific accommodation for a disabled person (elec bed, elec hoist & elec changing bench) with a separate bedroom for carers. Large terrace outside all bedrooms upstairs and patio area downstairs leading to the large pool. It is located 5 minutes from local villages and facilities and 20 minutes to a large supermarket. Lots of stunning scenario all around with a lovely lake 15 mins away where you can kayak, swim or play in the sand.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We purchased the property in April 2013 as an ideal location for our family to take holidays with our young disabled child, our younger son and we are regularly joined by our extended family and our 2 young nieces. We have spent numerous holidays at the house to date and find that not only is the surrounding area a great place to take a relaxing break, but the layout and suitability of the property is ideal for our disabled son.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Ideal for people with complex needs

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at Le Grange. We hired both the main house and the gite for our daughter and her carer. Everywhere was very spacious. The disabled facilities were excellent and made life much easier. The house was beautifully presented and had everything we needed. The pool was lovely. We also went to the nearby accessible lake which was ideal for our children to be able to play together inclusively on the beach. A great property, ideal for a family member with complex needs and enough extra room for carers whilst allowing everyone their own space and privacy. So well thought out. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect rustic house-peaceful idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This place was just perfect for a chilled out relaxing break. The rooms were large and the decor and furnishings just right for the accommodation. We loved the open plan of the ground floor. Everything was spotless, including the pool. The patio area was great for meals and bbq. The local village was lovely and had a supermarket, local butcher, bakery and a tabac. We went to the nearby lake and had a walk around the lake and a swim, it was lovely. We also had a daytrip to Brantome, which was beautiful. Everything was very typically French. I'd definitely go again and would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property - Breathtaking Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful holiday destination on the border of the Dordogne. If you want to get away from it all, but stay in a beautiful huge barn conversion which has married the old with the new seemlessly then this is the place for you. The owners have thought of everything. It is like a home from home. Lovely neutral decor with thoughful splashes of colour thrown in. Breathtaking views from the bedroom terraces over fields and fields of sunflowers (we were there in August). Great for both kids and adults as there are 2 reception rooms with TV/DVD, one with table footie and lots of books and DVDs. Of course we spent most of our time in the pool or having long lazy lunches and dinners/BBQs with lots of lovely local wine and food. We also visited a fabulous Lake with beach at St estephe in the Dordogne and spent another day visiting Cognac. Bordeaux is also about an hour away, will go there next time! Best of all my kids made friends with the horse in the field next door and we have some amazing photos of them surrounded by sunflowers! Most definetly will return!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


It is approximately 2 hours drive to the coast and La Rochelle is about 2.5 hours drive from the house.

Saint Estephe is approximately 25 minutes drive from the house and offers a fantastic lake, sandy beach, restaurants and a campsite. There are disabled “roleez” wheelchairs available for use on the beach at the lake.



Bordeaux/Limoges Bergerac – all 3 airports are approximately 1/1.5 hours drive from the house.


Eurostar from London via Lille or Paris, then TGV to Angouleme, and then the house is located approximately 25 minutes from Angouleme by taxi.


Ferries are available from Portsmouth/Poole to Cherbourg, La Havre, or Caen and the drive to the property is a further 5 – 6 hours drive via Tours and Poitiers from the ports. Feel free to ask for our Brittany Ferries discount code.


5 minutes drive to Javerlhac with local bakery, tabac, restaurant & small grocers.

5 minutes drive to Marthon with tennis, pizzeria, hotel, selection of shops, bank, post office & ruins of castle.

15 minutes drive to Montbron, a great market town with supermarkets, shops, restaurants, and local market. It is noted for its castle and old ramparts.

35 minutes drive to Brantome, which is known as the little Venice of France and is a picturesque village on the banks of the River Dronne.

Further Details:

The property will be improved over the coming years to include a pool hoist, built in barbecue facilities, swings and play area for children, as well as providing additional facilities for general use. As such, this property will continuously be improved and all suggestions would be welcomed.

This property is unique in that the Gite offers very specialised use by a disabled person and includes top of the range equipment. As such, the property is ideal for use by a family, or families with a disabled person and dependant their care needs, their carer(s). The separate Gite offers a place for the carer(s) to perform their duties at all times, whilst still being able to have time on their own and not be totally immersed in the day to day activities of the family, who will use the main house and the facilities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday with guests expected to depart before 10:00am so that cleaning can be undertaken before the next guests arrive at a time after 16:00. Feel free to enquire about days other than Saturdays if necessary.

Notes on prices:
Rental for the property can be paid in Sterling or Euros at the exchange rate at the time of payment. Please note that the prices are for the main house only and if you require the use of the Gite in addition to the main house, the price will include an additional £650 per week. This will offer full use of the specialised equipment and cover the costs of the additional cleaning.

25% deposit required at the time of booking and the balance of payment is due 8 weeks before your holiday.
A £500 security deposit is also payable at the same time that the balance of payment is made.
Short term lets are available upon request.

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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite - access from bedroom 1 and 2 with bath & basin Main Bathroom - bath/shower, 2 x basins WC - downstairs Bathroom towels provided throughout. Details of the bathroom in the Gite are described in "Notes on Accommodation" section.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king size bed, walk-in wardrobe Bedroom 2 - king size bed Bedroom 3 - king size bed Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds Bedroom 5 - double bed Details of the rooms in the Gite are described in "Notes on Accommodation" section.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: An integrated 2 bedroom Gite is accessible from the main house by a dedicated internal door and separate side access. The Gite provides a large single bedroom for a disabled person with specialised equipment including an electric bed, electric changing bench, mobile hoist, a specific wet room with disabled handles for toilet use, separate bedroom with 2 single beds for carer(s), a dedicated open plan kitchen/living/dining area with fridge, oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, kettle, TV/DVD, UK freesat, 2 sofas and french doors to rear terrace. The Gite is only available for use by a disabled person (and associated carers) and will incur an additional charge of £650 per week. All equipment is state of the art, new at installation in the summer of 2013, and can be used by an individual up to a maximum weight of 180kg. No smoking is permitted indoors and if travelling by Brittany Ferries, a discount is available upon request of the discount code. Outside: 2 x terraces/balconies are offered on either side of the first floor bedrooms in the main house providing great views over the surrounding farm lands. A gravel drive is available to the front of the property providing ample space for parking. The rear garden has a paved terrace/patio that overlooks the swimming pool and garden with a large outside table and chairs, a timber pergola of which a portion is tiled to provide shading. The rear of the property is fully enclosed and a substantial gate offers access to the road. The pool measures 8m x 5m, is 1.6m deep, is enclosed by a fence/wall of approximately 1.0m in height and sun loungers and inflatables are provided. A pool alarm sounds when any disturbance to the water is detected if armed, but it is noted that all guests are responsible for their use of the pool. Lighting provides an excellent ambiance around the pool area and at the terrace/patio at night. Utility Room: Includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board, coat rack, and ample wall mounted cupboards for storage which accommodate pool towels for use by the pool only. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and pool towels are provided at the property. Please only use the pool towels at the pool. The property is cleaned before and after your stay, and if you require further cleaning services during your stay, please feel free to enquire. Other: Reception/Games room includes a large TV, DVD, UK freesat, Wii console, board games, table football, sofa, large selection of popular books with french doors out to terrace.

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