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Stunning barn conversion for stop overs,or sightseeing in the Dordogne.

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Oct-2016
14th Century Barn, near Villac, 15mins Montignac, Dordogne, Perigord Noir. - Tranquil,close to lakes, medieval villages/sightseeing. Art workshops and classes to inspire.

Genuine medieval barn with timber features, glazed gable end looking over a stunning view. Tranquil hamlet with no through road. Great for b&b stop over when driving further south. Secondary tiny garden house if there are more than 4 for th barn, the tiny house sleeps 2 people and has a shower room, live space and bedroom all in miniature. 15 mins from the main A89 motorway and not far from 3 main airports. One night is fine, options for breakfast and evening meals. Pottery, textile classes and childrens workshops available with the owners who are next door in an ancient cottage with vaulted cellar. Great mountain bike trials and walks through the woodland. Close to the Vezere for canoes, paragliding and forest climbs. Several lakes we'd recommend for swimming and of course the 1001 Chateaux and caves.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We've been restoring the properties for 16 years! Arty and maintaining the features the aim as well as bringing up young children and earning a living, so good reach the goal of stop over accommodation and special interest holidays in this amazing area.

Speaks English, French

6 Reviews

4.7
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Stunning accommodation and fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a two night stop over with Rosie and Allan during our trip across France. After getting stuck in traffic around Bordeaux, we were greeted with cold beers and a very warm welcome - it felt like we had known them for years! Our young boys loved playing in the gorgeous gardens and making friends with Rosie and Allan's boys. The barn was beautifully restored and full of unique, artistic touches. It was a really memorable place to stay! We loved the breakfast - croissants and scotch pancakes (yum!) - and had a wonderful day exploring a few of the local Chateau's and paddling in the Dordogne. We hope to visit again soon as we would love to explore the area more (and enjoy Rosie's pancakes again!)

Thank you both for your warm welcome and fascinating chats!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our visit started with the French authorities closing a major road for maintenance. This baffled our SatNav and left us lost in a maze of country lanes in pitch darkness. Our host, Rosie, phoned us, talked us into a nearby town and then drove out to us at approaching midnight so we could follow her. These are the actions of a caring host, and were very much appreciated. The Barn is beautiful and decorated with items made by Rosie and her partner. They are extremely talented artists in a variety of mediums.

The Barn is very comfortable, with an A frame beam interior and lovely views over the valley. It was well maintained with heating (if you visit early or late in the year) a TV and plenty of power points. There is a fully fitted shower room/toilet on the ground floor. The photographs online are accurate.

We were very well looked after (see above, for a start) and Rosie and Allan are attentive but not intrusive. Their home is close and there is usually someone around if you need anything. Breakfast is available if requested in advance, we had a selection of cereals, bread rolls, croissants and tea/coffee/fruit juice.

I would certainly recommend the Barn. It is central to any number of lovely French towns and villages to explore. The world famous Lascaux caves are a short car journey away and the area is known for it's prehistoric sites, all within easy reach.

Restaurants, Bistros and Cafes are in plentiful supply in every town, you'll have no problem with food.

Overall, a good restful week in a quiet rural retreat with attentive owners. Just what it says on the tin!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou, you were also perfect guests.
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4

Tres agreable sejour!

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un tres agreable sejour dans le Perigord. La grange est magnifiquement refaite et les enfants ont pu profiter du jardin. L'accueil de Rosie et de sa famille etait chaleureux et bienveillant! Nous recommandons vivement pour visiter cette magnifique region.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Un très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Rosie est particulièrement accueillante. La chambre et le jardin sont magnifiques. Nous et nos enfants nous sentions très bien

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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ballade en périgord

  • 4 of 5

Notre séjour chez Rosie s'est parfaitement bien passé. La grange est décoré avec goût et notre hôte est très sympathique et serviable. Pour une soirée étape c'est un point de chute original et pratique

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour!

  • 5 of 5

Un bel endroit calme avec une belle vue. Un excellent accueil par des propriétaires d'une grande gentillesse et très discret. Un appartement spacieux tout confort pour notre petite escale d'une nuit. Joli travail.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Terrasson or Montignac at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Perigueux or Souillac at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Le Lardin at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Terrasson or Monrignac at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Owners: Sculptor Allan Dixon and textile designer Rosie Logan have their art studios downstairs. We offer classes in pottery so you can throw a pot, make plates or tiles and we'll fire them and post them back to you. Rosie offers classes in textiles and they run children's workshops for french/english children in pottery, painting, fun face painting etc. If french students want to stay we can offer english language help and english children can learn some basic french during workshops!

Coast/Beach:

A must for visits to France is the coast west of Bordeaux, Cap Feret or Le Porges beaches that stretch for miles and clean, golden sand. Roller waves. We can tell you about the camp sites and area there. Under 3 hours drive.

Travel:

Car essential as we're high up and great cycling down but hard to come back. Nearest airport Brive just 35 mins. Bergerac 1.25 hours and Limoges 1.5 hours. We're just 15 mins from the main A89 motorway, so great for stopping off if you're heading south on the A20 or east/west on the A89.

It's about 8 hour drive to Calais and 2 hours to Toulouse.

Distances:

Montignac is 20 mins away for Lascaux caves, canoes on the Vezere.

35 mins to Sarlat for the medieval architecture, markets and cuisine/cafes. Another 10 mins and theres a string of Chateaux along the Dordogne river.

Several lakes for swimming within 30 mins.

Further Details:

We offer an option of breakfast under the marquee in the summer or in our own house with our children, Scottish pancakes, cereals, and mini croissants, pan au choc or home made stone age bread if your gluten free. Evening meals also sometimes available depending on our commitments with our lively family (2 young boys) various styles of home cooking, many veg/herbs home grown. Veggie lasagne, grilled fish with comte cheese and herbs, perigordian salads with duck in summer, bbq's under the marquee and home made cakes/flapjack always.

Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We have a booking form I can e mail you to secure the dates, booking forms available in English, French or Spanish.

Changeover Day:
Whatever suits we're here all the time! one night stays are fine.

Notes on prices: There is no minimum stay, one night is fine.
Breakfast and evenings meals, art workshops all optional extra.
If you need more space, we also have a tiny garden house available with 2 single beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 85 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Beautiful and different,with walk in shower.
  • Downstairs private shower room with walk in shower, toilet and table stand sink. Heated towel rail and arty tiling. All cheery warm colours. Oak floor.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults +children/baby Notes on bedrooms: Giant 70 square metre open room with sleep, tea/coffee, tv,wifi zones. Can add a couple of single beds for young children and a cot at one end for big family space. 4 poster oak bed made from an ancient loom.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We offer something different with art and class. It's not self-catering so suits people who want to eat out or dine with a family, we can speak english or french and offer a wide variety of breakfasts and evening meals (strawberries and champagne in season or warming layered aubergene bake). The top of the barn is a beautiful space to enjoy a break or stop over en route during an exciting venture. The building is an inspiration with original timbers restored to perfection, many sculptural finishes and a tactile interior to enjoy. Outside: Garden to relax, marquee up in summer for shade on the stone zone to chill out and sip some wine. Separate open seating area to look over the view. Flower beds surrounded in old roof slates, everything a bit different and not the norm. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen all included. Property all cleaned prior to arrival and mid-stay cleans available.

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