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Converted Barn With Private Pool, Scenic Views Over The Valley

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Self catering Gite in La Rochebeaucourt Et Argentine Dordogne/ Charente Region - It Is A Peaceful Location, A 10 Minute Walk To The Village Which Has A Bakers And A Restaurant

Les Volets Framboises offers accommodation for upto 6 people in a lovingly restored barn which retains many of its original features. Situated in the Dordogne/Charente border, just 1 km from the village of La Rochebeaucourt Et Argentine. The Gite is surrounded by the countryside with views over the valley,the high quality accommodation of the Gite benefits from its own private pool with a barbecue area for outside dining and a private balcony. There are secure gardens and gated parking. The Gite is fully equipped for self catering, there is high chair and cot provided. The gite comfortably caters for 6 adults or a family upto 6 people. The fully equipped kitchen is big enough to prepare an evening meal, with a large dining table big enough to sit 8 people. We hosted a dinner party for 6 people, the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable with music playing on the CD player. We enjoyed an apperatif on the balcony before we sat down to our evening meal, we then enjoyed coffee and brandy on the balcony, the air was warm and still, a perfect evening.

The lights on by the pool added to the atmosphere with candles twinkling on the table, just the cows in the field below in the valley swishing their tails.

More Details

Sarah and Steve englefield
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Sarah and Steve englefield

We are Sarah and Steve Englefield. Previously we worked in a primary school in Ashford Kent. Sarah worked as a Family Liaison Officer and Steve was the site manager, we worked at Kingsnorth School in Ashford Kent.

We would like to welcome you to France and our Gite which we love, here in Bonneuil.

We are very passionate, fun loving people who will go out of our way to make you feel very welcome, we enjoy a good laugh and a joke and enjoy making the most of life.

Sarah has two sons who live back in England, she loves to cook and entertain and when relaxing likes to play on her I pad. Steve has brothers and sisters and has a passion for good old classic movies and John Wayne. We moved here in March 2015 and have been very busy trying to make things nice. We look forward to meeting you.

Sarah and Steve englefield purchased this barn in 2015

Why Sarah and Steve englefield chose La Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine

We went on holiday to the Charente region and fell in love with the Dordogne with its rolling countryside on our way to visit Brantome for the day.

We are located in a peaceful and friendly hamlet with fantastic views over the valley.

The easy access to the main road the D939 takes you to where you need to go as we live just off it at the top of the village.

We love waking up to the cocks crowing in the mornings & the owls hooting at night.We fell in love with the garden and the Gite, as it has been renovated to a high standard maintaining most of its original features we walked in and said, WOW!

The pool is beautiful with a lovely place to catch the rays relaxing on the sunbeds. We cant get over how lucky we were to find such a place, and can't wait to share its splendour with you.

What makes this barn unique

Les Volets Framboises is situated in a lovely hamlet of La Rochebeaucourt Et Argentine. You will find it is easily accessible from the D939.

Our property is on the road but a very peaceful road with virtually no traffic, you will find it very peaceful and relaxing. We have a large garden with its own pool for the guests, we have an outside dining area with BBQ. At night whilst enjoying a glass of wine sitting on the terrace upstairs outside the Gite, you will be amazed by the array of stars to be seen on a clear night, and taking in the beautiful sunsets over the valley below.

Our gardens are enclosed and gated.

The D939 is the main road giving access to places you want to visit. It is a 15 minute walk to the village which hosts a post office and bakers.

On arrival you will find a welcome pack, normally consisting of bread, croissants/ pain au chocolate, milk, butter, jam, marmalade, eggs, tea, coffee, sugar and a bottle of wine either red, white or rose for you to choose, just enough to keep you going for 2/3 days.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely find, the Gite has everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing and fun holiday. The pool is superb, the terrace, a perfect place to enjoy an evening drink.

Huge thanks to Sarah and Stephen for making our stay in this part of France fabulous.

Keep up the good work.

A Bientot
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in La Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine in Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both ensuites have a toilet, wash basin and shower and hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There is one double room with ensuite, one twin room with ensuite, a double sofa bed in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The Gite is accessed by stairs. We ask that you smoke outside of the Gite. Outside: The gardens are private surrounded by countryside. There is a separate terrace for outdoor dining with table and chairs and a barbecue. The swimming pool is 8 metres by 4 metres with Roman steps leading you into the water. The pool has a retractable cover which helps maintain a good water temperature. The pool is private and used solely by the guests. There are sun beds provided with umbrellas to help ease the hot sun rays. Shower by the pool to use before entering the pool. Utility Room: Washing machine, freezer, Hoover, ironing board, clothes airer, broom, dustpan and brush, cleaning materials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pool towels are provided. Bath and hand towels are provided. Bed linen provided with a change of sheets if required if staying for more than one week. Cleaning on arrival and departure only. Other: There is a separate utility room downstairs.


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Converted Barn With Private Pool, Scenic Views Over The Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful property, with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

Les Volets Framboises is a fabulous property, tucked away in a sleepy hamlet, but not too far from civilisation.

Steve & Sarah are wonderful hosts, who are available if you need help, & invisible if you just want to be left alone.

The gite has everything you could possibly want, & sitting on the raised terrace relaxing, looking out over the pool & countryside is just fabulous.

This was our second visit to the gite, & we would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your second visit, to our beautiful holiday home, we are glad you found it relaxing and enjoyed the peace and tranquility. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Excellently equipped gite in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit was just as enjoyable and peaceful as our first. The pool entertained the children, the surrounding area is beautiful and relaxing, and the weather was excellent. We look forward to future visits.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to our beautiful holiday home, it was lovely to see you all again. We look forward to any future visits.
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Les Volets was a perfect holiday property for us. The barn was well equipped and in a lovely area of France. It was very clean and attractively furnished, and had all we required for an excellent stay. We particularly liked the balcony , where we spent lots of time eating , reading ,drinking and generally chilling whilst overlooking lovely countryside. Of course the pool was a bonus when the weather is good.

What made the holiday special was the kindness and generosity of the hosts, Sarah and Steve, to whom we wish every success with their projects in France.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The balcony gives you a feeling of peace and quiet, a great place to sit and relax looking over the valley. Our holiday home is comfortable and equipped with all you need for a good holiday. The pool and BBQ area is a great sun catcher most definetily, enhanced by the pretty flowers around the pool, with another comfy table and chairs for outside dining when using the BBQ. We do look forward to your return here one day. Best wishes Sarah and Steve
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Lovely gite

  • 5 of 5

The gite is fabulous - spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It is open plan with two bedrooms off, each with their own bathroom. The kitchen has absolutely everything you need and there is a huge dining table plus comfy sofas and chairs. It then leads out onto a balcony overlooking the private pool. Unfortunately we were very unlucky with the weather, but having the balcony meant we could dodge in and out of the rain very easily and when the weather was dry it was lovely place to sit out and have a drink or a meal whilst overlooking the pool and the views beyond. Steve and Sarah are great hosts - very intrusive but there if we needed them. The pool is absolutely wonderful and is kept spotlessly clean. The area surrounding is lovely and very convenient for visiting other places. We were recommended two fabulous tiny quirky restaurants out in the middle of nowhere and Steve very kindly drove us there and collected us which was amazing of him. They really do go out of their way to be helpful. I would definitely return, hopefully with better weather. Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very welcoming review thank you, although we are hoping you mean we are not intrusive, lol. We are very proud of our holiday home and work hard to ensure our guests have a comfortable and memorable stay here. We were more than happy to drive you to the restaurant to help you celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary, it was our pleasure entirely. We are pleased to advise of good places to eat, le petit, a table and Les promenades, each one giving you a totally different culinary experience. It was such a shame about the weather, but we are glad our gite was airy and comfortable for you regardless. We do hope to see you both again. Fondest regards Sarah and Steve
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We selected this holiday property to celebrate our 25th Weeding Anniversary and to be our second honeymoon. Everything was above our expectations!!! The property is spacious, with a lot of natural light coming in, the 2 terraces proved to be very useful and the swimming pool was absolutely amazing!!!! The house was impeccably clean and we had everything we could have wished for!! Sarah and Steve are great hosts and we returned home knowing that we have two more friends in them. We will return to this property next year and we will strongly recommend it to our friends and family.

Thank you very much for everything!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for your review pointing out the success of the gite and our hard work to make your stay a pleasant and enjoyable one. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you, such lovely people. We are so pleased you have booked to come back next year, we cannot wait to see you both again. Many thanks, Steve and Sarah
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A lovely 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

My 2 boys (14yrs and 10yrs) and I had a lovely 2 week stay. A good combination of staying by the pool on the very hot days, and heading out on the slightly cooler days. The boys had a great time in the pool! You must try the kayaking and velorail- we had a lot of fun. We went for a short cycle locally- not too many cars at all but it was quite undulating.

The gite is perfect- everything you need, and the boys approved of the excellent wifi!

Steve and Sarah were excellent hosts, on hand to help and give advice.

Would definitely recommend to family and friends, and we hope to return for another 2 weeks:-)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you all had a great time here, enjoying all the benefits the gite and surrounding area has to offer. We hope to see you again one day.
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Nearest Airport
132 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Rochebeaucourt et Argentine
Nearest Ferry
488 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
N 10
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Royan & Ararchon
Car: necessary


Royan is a classic resort and the marina at La Rochelle are approx a two hour drive away. There is a man made river beach at Aubeterre a pretty village approx a 30 minute drive.


Limoge and Bergerac airports are approx 1.5 hours drive away. Boudreaux is a 2hour drive away. They have scheduled flights from many regional uk airports. Car hire is available at all airports.


Brantome is an attractive town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department, sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne. Hire a canoe to enjoy the lovely stretch of river. The river Dronne encircles a large part of the town.

Villeboise lavalette is a commune in the Charente department and is located on a prominent hill which has a Chateau dating back to Roman times, approx a 11 minute drive from La Rochebeaucourt et Argentine.

Further Details:

La Rochebeaucourt has a bakers, restaurant and post office.

There is beautiful restaurant only 5 minute drive from Les Volets Framboises called Le Petit Restaurant, it serves great food and has great hosting it is a must but will need booking as very popular.

Mareuil sur Belle is a 9 minute drive from Les Volets Framboises it has a supermarket, restaurants, bakers, butchers and a bank.

Villeboise Lavalette has a supermarket called Super U, it is approx an 11 minute drive from Les Volets Framboises.

You can find markets in Mareuil on every Tuesday, Brantome every Tuesday and Friday, Riberac every Tuesday and Friday and Perigueux every Wednesday.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
The rental week during the season runs from Saturday to Saturday any special requirements are at the owners discretion only. Long winter lets and short breaks can be arranged out of season.
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival. There is also a £100 security deposit for breakages damage etc which is fully refundable within 10 days of your departure providing there is no damage to the property or items.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday. Any other days are at the owners discretion. Arrival time is 4 pm onwards and departure is no later than 10 am.
Notes on prices:
Short stays £55 per room per night, for a minimum of two nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.