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Two Luxury Gites Designed For Couples In Beautiful, Tranquil Setting With Pool - La Creche Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Barn and Cottage in Issigeac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Set In Beautiful Countryside, 10 Mins Walk To Lake And Short Distance To Small Medieval Town

La Barrat is an old, picturesque farmhouse with two luxury 2 person gites & pool set in 40 acres overlooking a valley leading down towards a peaceful fishing lake. We are just outside a small hamlet & only 2 km from the medieval town of Issigeac. We are situated in a region renown for it's bastide villages and towns and we are less than an hours drive from Sarlat to the east and St Emilion to the west. Le Sechoir, an old prune drying oven sits close to our farmhouse, the second gite, La Creche is in a restored section of our beautiful Perigourdine barn. Both have high quality accommodation & private terraces.

Details for holiday barn La Creche Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Le Creche is a modern, well equipped, gite that retains the character of its origins. It has the warmth of traditional French materials combined with the convenience of modern equipment. There are doors onto the terrace from the kitchen and the living room. The living area is large (11m x 4.5m). At one end is a spacious kitchen with modern fitted units; cooker; fridge; microwave; dishwasher and washing machine. The seating area has a 3 seater sofa, an armchair plus shelf and storage furniture. There is a TV/DVD with either french and english free to air channels (BBC and ITV) and a CD player an Ipod dock and wifi. The bedroom is 4m x 3.5m with a king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table. There are doors which give directly onto the terrace. The bathroom is equipped to a high standard with toilet, sink, heated towel-rail and a bath equipped with a hydrotherapy shower unit. The terrace looks onto gardens leading down to a pretty duckpond.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

After numerous working years in Paris, we were looking for a pleasant resort with a soft and sunny climate and a happy, active and welcoming population to live and work finally on the open air.

It is what we found in La Barrat,

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Back for the 2nd time and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Christine and Gerard are very good hosts. The gite is clean and tidy. We booked again for next year.
Jul 2016
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13 Reviews

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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

Absolutely stunning in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our one year old stayed in July this year for a week. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and wonderful stay. The owners Christine and Gerrard couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. We had a few questions we wanted to ask before booking so we knew all was ok for our little one and they went out of their way to accommodate (even purchasing a new high chair for him!). The house and pool are simply stunning and it's incredibly peaceful. The town is such a short distance away which is great, we hired a car as it was great to be able to pop to other town and villages to visit the markets and it just made it easier with shopping and getting to and from the airport. We booked fairly last minute and we are so glad we found such a gem. We cannot wait to return and just want to thanks you both so so much for everything. We had a fantastic holiday!! All the best, Patrick, Tess & Archie! Xx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The Gite was a great find, perfectly located for short trips to some wonderful towns and chateaux.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Crèche gave us a peaceful home location from which to enjoy the late Summer climate around Bergerac. The standard of facilities and layout of the Gite were well presented with the terrace providing a nice private dining area. The pool is shared with the other Gite on site but most of the time we had the pool to ourselves. The tranquil pool setting has a peaceful view down the fields where you can watch the owners horses at play.

Christine and Gerard were lovely hosts and really made our stay welcoming.

We have some wonderful memories to reflect on and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at La Barratt. Thanks to Gerard, Christine and family, who were wonderful hosts, and made us feel very welcome. Our gite (La Creche) was extremely well-equipped and comfortable, and we made full use of the lovely pool and extensive grounds which offered a welcome, relaxing break after exploring the local villages & markets. We will definitely be returning very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Séjour reposant où règne la sérénité tranquillité

  • 5 of 5

L 'accueil des proprietaires et des petites attentions pour notre bien être ont été au rendez vous toute la semaine. Dans un cadre où la nature est reine et respectée la crèche nous a permis de nous ressourcer en toute tranquillité et confort.Les environs, Issigeac, la vallée de la Dordogne et le Périgord sont des régions merveilleuses, et pleines d'histoire,une semaine trop brève pour tout explorer .Bravo aux propriétaires et merci encore pour cette semaine ressourçant e. B et P.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ticks all the boxes for a French gite

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a peaceful location, a pool, comfort, a really French feel to the gite, nearby restaurants, interesting local places to visit...we got all that plus Christine and Gerard made us so welcome. La Creche is spacious and comfortable, well-equipped kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Ideal for two people. All the rooms have french windows opening out onto a bbq terrace and sitting out areas. The swimming pool is excellent. Issigeac, the nearest town (2k distance), has very good restaurants and a great Sunday market. The medieval Bastide towns abound in this area and make good destinations for daily outings. We borrowed the mountain bikes for short trips - all in all we look forward to a return visit soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Our stay in Le Sechoir

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we where greeted by Christine & Gerard who made us very welcome . The gite was very well equipped clean and well maintained. The location and layout was just what we expected. Christine & Gerard provided excellent customer service and advise and would certainly recommend the property to friends The local pizza place was quite resonable but the main restaurant was closed for part of the week.

We really enjoyed our stay and have re-booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac - Roumaniere at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Issigeac at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bergerac at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Issigeac at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Arcachon and the beaches of the west coast are a 2 hour drive away.

Travel:

La Barrat is about 20 Kilometres south of Bergerac, even less from the airport - Roumaniere. There are daily flights to and from the UK throughout the year. We are a situated approximately a 9 hour drive from Calais and a 6 hour drive from Paris.

Distances:

Issigeac is our nearest large village/small town, a short two minutes drive from La Barrat. Bergerac is a lovely, larger town 15 minutes drive from La Barrat. It is situated on the banks of the Dordogne and has a beautiful old town where the winding, cobbled streets climb up from the river to the church and market place at the top of the town. There are numerous bastide villages, chateaux & gardens which are a short drive away. The surrounding area provides many walking/cycling opportunities.

Further Details:

Issigeac has a bank with cash machine and the shops include bakeries, butchers, newsagent, grocers and hairdressers. There are some pottery, art and gift shops and there is often an art exhibition at the local tourist office.

Issigeac has a thriving Sunday morning market and the quiet town is is transformed for a few hours. It is a great opportunity to stock up with local produce. There a several really good restaurants.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
High season 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£634
for 7 nights
£634
 
 
Mid season 2017-2
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week is payable on booking, payable by cheque or bank transfer. A booking form is to be completed. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security deposit of £100 is required at this point.

Changeover Day:
Guests are asked to leave by 10am and check in is at 4pm. We will be as flexible as possible to fit in with travel arrangements.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, welcome pack and all cleaning materials. Heating is included in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • barn

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • lake
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The gites are thoroughly cleaned each changeover day and maintenance work /decorating is carried out each winter. Prices include all linen plus pool towels, cleaning materials, loo paper, washing up liquid, bin liners etc. There is a welcome pack of wine, water, beer, bread, freshly laid eggs & home made jam. We all provide a courtesy tea and coffee selection. Both gites have central heating which is included in low season prices. Logs for La Crèche can be bought from us. The gites are non-smoking. Outside: Each gite has a private terrace and garden area. There is free access to the 40 acres of valley, meadowland and woodland that belong to the property. The pool is 10m x 5m. and is shared by the gites and occasionally used by the owners. Terraces have BBQ, table, chairs and sunbeds/umbrellas. The pool area has sunbeds and umbrellas.

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