Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
L'olivier is a beautifully converted barn /cottage , ideally located between Aubeterre sur Dronne and Verteillac.
This south facing property sits in grounds of more than an acre and enjoys views of woods and hills. Shops and restaurants are just a short drive away.
A private pool and sun terrace overlook the barn and gardens. Walnuts, figs and cherries can be picked from the many trees in the grounds or just relax in their shade. Sunset dining is a must on one of the terraces after an evening swim. The ever changing landscape views of sunflower and maize fields below the barn are a pleasant reminder of French rural life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aubeterre-sur-Dronne 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 65 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 43 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This tastefully converted barn provides 2 bedroomed accommodation with Queen sized beds and memory foam mattresses for your comfort.
Built of local stone, it retains the charm and character of the original 1800s building but with a light, airy decor and style that make for an enjoyable and comfortable holiday.
The high-beamed open-plan living area allows you to relax in a quiet corner or to dine around the table. You can eat Al fresco under a covered shady terrace or Barbeque and sit under the vine covered terrace with views of the countryside beyond.
|Further details outdoors|
French doors open onto the courtyard leading to a terrace under the grapevine for those lazy lunches or long balmy evenings overlooking the surrounding countryside. Further French doors from the lounge area lead to a shaded terrace where a table and chairs are provided.
Walk to the walled, pool area where sun loungers are provided with large parasols to relax and enjoy those lazy hot sunny days. The barn is situated in grounds of approx 1 acre for your enjoyment, with the occasional plum, walnut, hazelnut, cherry and fig trees. Private shady parking is situated within the grounds.
The owners live discreetly at the edge of the grounds and are available if required for any help and advice.
Changeover day during High season is Saturday.
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Gas, electricity, linen & towels included
There will be a fuel surcharge of £25.00 per week from 26th October 2013 – 29th March 2014
A 25% non refundable deposit is required when booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arriving.
For reservations within 8 weeks of the holiday, full payment will be required upon confirmation.
We accept payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne, which corresponds to the former province of Perigòrd is itself divided into four regions, the Périgord(s) Noir, Blanc, Vert and Rouge. Its geography and natural resources make it one of the untouched regions of Europe and the newly-formed Parc Naturel Périgord-Limousin aims to conserve it as such. It is a fertile, productive landscape dotted with some of the most beautiful villages and castles in France. The climate is temperate with mild winters and long hot summers. The area is noted for its cuisine, particulary its truffles, foie gras and the local Bergerac wines
Situated to the west of the Dordogne in the Perigord vert region, the hamlet of Vaumoure overlooks the Lizonne River valley which forms the boundary with the Charente.
Mountain bikes (VTT) can be hired nearby, together with canoes on the nearby rivers. Lake Jemaye in the Double Forest is close by, here can be found water sports, swimming areas, beach, and associated activities.
Aubeterre Sur Dronne a spectacular hilltop medieval village is near here, with restaurants, bars and shops. The River Dronne which it overlooks has a beach with canoes and bicycles for hire.
The region is well known for its antiquities, art, Romanesque architecture and of course its cuisine. In addition to the wine and cognac, foods include foie gras, walnuts, strawberries, truffles, pates and cheeses. There are many attractive markets in the area which supply the local restuarants.
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6 Jul 2014
"We did not want to leave..."
This is without doubt the best holiday accommodation we have experienced. The barn and interior design is superb. The garden is beautiful with many sitting out places which all catch the sun at variou… More
Having guests such as yourselves staying at l'Olivier (who leave such such kind comments) makes all our endeavours worth while. We do hope to see you again in the future.
8 Oct 2013
"Wonderful return visit"
This was our second stay at L'Olivier in as many years, which speaks for itself! A truly wonderful stay; the new furniture and shade at the end of the pool was gorgeous, really prettily done and… More
It was indeed wonderful to see you again. We strive to present the property at its best to our guests and are glad that you enjoyed a return visit to l'Olivier. We hope to see you again next year
26 Sep 2013
"Where do I start, read all the previous comments they are true in every detail and are not wrong with their glowing reviews.Normally when hiring property I am prepared to do a “cleaning job”… More
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is gratifiying to know that those extra touches made the difference to your holiday. We hope to see you again next year
13 Sep 2013
We can only agree with all other reviews - we are fairly picky travellers, I expect good quality. L'Olivier surpassed my expectations. The photos look beautiful but they do not tell the whole s… More
Thank you for your review and your much appreciated comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your brief stay with us. We take pride in the property and the surroundings of l'Olivier and are so pleased that your time here surpassed your expectations.
The area lends itself to many rural pastimes, country lanes and woodland walks are on our doorstep. Horse riding, cycling, canoeing and shops are a short drive away. Fifteen minutes will see you at a country market or a large supermarket. Within 30 minutes you can be exploring Castles, Quad biking, Jet Skiing, Flying or you can just relax by the pool.
1 Sep 2013
"Heaven on earth!"
This property far exceeded our expectations. The owners were the perfect hosts going out of their way to ensure our stay was relaxing and extremely memorable. This was our first trip to France and we … More
Thank you all for your kind words here. We hope your time with us will leave you with fond memories and the wish to return to l'Olivier
30 Aug 2013
Despite only having a handful of reviews due to being the first full year of L'Olivier being available to rent, it comes as no surprise to read how glowing all the reports are.We travelled as a g… More
Our first full season of guests has proved a great success. Guests have come & gone this year leaving wonderful comments in our Guestbook and here on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed your short stay with us and hope you will return in the future.
11 Aug 2013
"If Carlsberg did holiday homes it would still not be as good!!!"
On arrival we were moved to tears at the beauty of acres of sun flowers surrounding the Barn.Electrical storms and high winds/rain by night and record temperatures by day did nothing to deter John wit… More
Thank you for your kind comments here and in our guest book. It is an endorsement in itself when previous guests return to l'Olivier.
At the time of our guests stay, France and indeed the whole of Europe was experiencing a heat wave, with tropical storms at night and long hours of daytime Sun. At least our guests could laze by the pool.
We very much look forward to your return visit.
25 Jun 2013
"An experience we will treasure for ever"
Sometimes it's difficult to use words like paradise, heaven, fantastic and the like without sounding overly flamboyant or frankly a bit silly. However I have no hesitation on this occasion to use… More
Thank you for your wonderful endorsements. We hope to greet you again at l'Olivier
11 Sep 2012
"A fantastic holiday property"
We had a wonderful holiday in this truly spectacular property. The photos on the web site do not do it justice; it is absolutely beautiful. The bedrooms are lovely and the en-suite water jet shower w… More
It is gratifying to receive such kind comments from our guests. The first season at l'Olivier proved a great success. We hope to see you again next season.
30 Jul 2012
"Wow; what a find!"
We stayed in L'Oliver for a week in July and had a wonderful time. L'Olivier is unlike any holiday cottage we have stayed in; it is decorated beautifully and feels like staying with friend… More
Thank you for the positive review and kind comments. We very much look forward to your return visit.
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