La Vieille Grange
Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Vieille Grange is a beautiful home from home restored and eqipped to a high standard and situated in the tranquil Dordogne countryside.
With the emphasis on space and comfort there are three reception rooms, four double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms.
The four Bedrooms are light and airey, two with remote controlled ceiling fans and two with freestanding fans.
The Living Room has two sofas, UK television, DVD Player, Woodburner and underfloor heating for winter lets.
The open plan Kitchen is extensively equipped with everything you would expect to find in your own home.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the Study area with desk and views of the garden.
The Dining Room has a dining table and chairs,a sofa and extensive collection of books. This room leads through frenchdoors to the large split level private terrace,half of which is covered by a pergola of wisteria and roses and the other shaded by a parasole.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 20 km, Nearest railway: Ste. Foy la Grande|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The beautifully cool interior has plenty of space and separate seating areas so you can always find somewhere for a bit of quiet time on your own. There are dozens of books for all tastes to satisfy the most voracious reader. The walls are decorated with some attractive contemporary original pictures.
The beds are King size and very comfortable with quality linen that is changed weekly.
Towels and pool towels are provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The large split level terrace offers private alfresco dining under a pergola covered in wisteria and roses. The other half of the terrace has a comfortable swing seat , chairs and parasole next to the Barbeque.
Pick your own herbs in the mature grassy garden and enjoy the smell of the lavender and wisteria.
In the corner of the garden is the 10m heated salt water pool with roman steps and an extensive sun bathing terrace.The pool is sometimes shared with a maximum of two adults.
There are plenty of sun loungers with a large parasol and a shadey pergola. The pool is surrounded by a security fence conforming to French law.
Table tennis, Badmington and Petanque are available for the more energetic.
Rentals are usually from Saturday 4 pm - Saturday 10am unless by prior arrangement. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of a 25% deposit and signed booking form. The balance is due not later than 6 weeks before the commencement date. A refundable damage deposit of £250 should be added to the balance of rental cheque. This deposit will be returned within 3 days should it not be required.
The maximum number of people that can be accommodated at La Vieille Grange is 8 adults and 1 child. There is a one bed room gite available for two adults should you need it.
Payment can be made in Sterling or Euros, which ever is more convenient to you.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The south of the Dordogne is famous for its 13th c bastide towns and beautiful rolling countrside. The majestic Dordogne river flows through Bergerac, a large bustling town just 20kms away.
The old quarter with its timber framed houses and cobbled streets meandering down to the river is a 'must see'.
There are numerous restaurants, bars and a monthly antique market. Boat trips from the quay in the old town are always popular.
La Vieille Grange is in Lestang a small hamlet of approximately ten houses and farms, part of the commune of Ste.Innocence. A peaceful area of vines, sunflowers and arable crops in gentle rolling countryside.
The 13th c bastide town of Eymet is 7km away and is a beautiful and vibrant place in the summer months with weekly night and day markets. A succession of festivals are one of the highlights of a summer in Eymet.
An ideal place to find a restaurant or just sit in a bar with a glass of the local goodness and watch the world go by.
You will be spoilt for choice of beautiful places to visit. Monpazier, Villerreal, Beaumont and the Sunday market at Issigeac are just some of the places that spring to mind.
There is always something going on and there is always the wonderful local food and wine to get to know.
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7 Aug 2014
"Perfect relaxing retreat"
We booked the house and gite for a one week stay, and found it perfect for the three generations of our extended family. Well furnished and spacious accommodation, with pleasant outside area providing… More
27 Jul 2014
"A perfect stay in the Dordonge"
John and Susie made us most welcome in their lovely French gite property, located just off the main road between Bergerac and Eymet.The three bedroomed property feels like a large family home - everyt… More
Many thanks for your kind review. I hope we get to see you again sometime.
Best wishes to you and all the family.
kind regards - John and Susie
21 Jul 2014
"First class, we'll be looking forward to a return visit"
We had a wonderful week at La Vieille Grange - 3 generations, both sides of the family, 3 kids under 3, and groups landing in Bergerac from 4 dots on the map. We made use of the main house as well as … More
4 Jul 2014
"Lovely quiet place"
La Vieille Grange is a lovely place to stay. The house is clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with all necessary appliances. The dishwasher wasn't working properly for the last fe… More
15 Jun 2014
"best gite we have ever stayed in!"
Perfect gite for a totally relaxing holiday.Lovely quiet location yet only five minutes from main road and a village.Beautifully furnished and spacious gite with everything you require.… More
27 May 2014
Best holiday accommodation we as a family have stayed in. Immaculately clean with beautiful French interior. Excellently situated being only 20 minutes from airport and very easy to find.Fabulous gard… More
23 Oct 2013
"Lovely lovely place to chill."
John and Susie were fabulous hosts. Welcoming, helpful but never intrusive. The house and gardens were just lovely - I guess just what you imagine to be French country shabby chic! The surrounding area was great too. You would need transport to the local villages but most villages were picturesque, many having good food or crafty markets. Lots of atmosphere with cafés and bars with plenty of reasonably priced wine. Beautiful countryside, full of sunflowers, vineyards and little quirky hamlets complete with a chateau here there and everywhere!
Very briefly - a gem of a place to stay!
3 Oct 2013
"Simply Superb, first class experience! A+"
Myself and my girlfriend spent a week here in the summer and we can honestly say it was our best choice of destination and holiday ever!The Gite itself is lovely, beautifully presented and immaculate.… More
23 Apr 2013
"Great place - highly recommended"
Very attractive gite well positioned half way between Bergerac & Eymet & only 20 mins from the airport. It's deceptively spacious, extremely well equipped, beautifully & simply decorated & has charming & very welcoming owners.
24 Sep 2012
We stayed at La Vieille Grange in 2010,driving down from Ouistreham in a day, while others of the family flew into Bergerac airport from various British destinations over the two-week period. The house is in the country-side almost mid-way between the towns of Bergerac and Eymet, but only a few minutes from a boulangerie in Fonroq for fresh morning bread, or a small Carrefour in Sigoules.
La Vieille Grange was so comfortable, clean, and well-equipped ;the kitchen had masses of china, cutlery, serving dishes and pans including the most enormous paella pan which held enough for all the family. Bedding was crisp, clean and changed at the end of a week. There were books, music, tv, games .
Outside of the house there are tables in sun or under the shady wisteria-covered trellis, a superb salt-water pool which John attends to each end of the day, with plenty of seating around it , a volley-ball net for the active youngsters, a hammock for lying in to look at the stars. It would be hard to think of anything else that you could possibly need.
John and Susie are wonderful hosts; their welcome pack of bread, croissants, butter , milk,jam and wine is just the start. They live only yards away but are unobtrusive, yet there when needed. They can suggest towns to visit for day-time markets or evening fiesta, restaurants in every price bracket, and when you return from trips out you may well find a little bowl of tomatoes or fruit from their garden sitting on one of the tables in your garden.
This property is superb and worth going back to - unless like us you were unable to get the weeks you needed the following year because others had the same idea! This year we returned alone to use their comfortable one-bed gite - but that's for a different review .
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