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La Guillarmie - our wonderful French barn!

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Charming stone-built barn in Aquitaine/Dordogne.

Our barn, La Guillarmie, is situated on a unique, secluded hillside and is truly one of the most tranquil and relaxing places to be! The property is full of character and has everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday with family and friends. The picturesque local town, Le Bugue (4km), has been inhabited since prehistoric times - here there are shops, supermarkets, bars, cafes, restaurants and a twice-weekly market, not to be missed!

The barn is wonderfully located for exploring the local area. Caves, chateaux, gardens, sites of prehistoric interest, restaurants and vineyards border the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, which are perfect for swimming, canoeing and fishing. You are never short of things to do!

With lots of outdoor space, the barn is very secure for young families. Woodland paths allow the hills and valleys of the surrounding area to be explored on foot. A house book at the property holds all sorts of exciting discoveries about the local area and the Dordogne region. The hills and valleys of the Dordogne also offer the keen walker or cyclist a fantastically rich and varied terrain, with something interesting to see around every corner.

The barn is south facing with a private garden and private pool. Though the barn is marketed as sleeping 6, there are beds for up to eight people, with an additional two travel cots. In the past, the property has been regularly used by two families, with comfortable accommodation for all.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach River beach at Coux-et-Bigaroque - good swimming. 9 km
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 50 km, Nearest railway: Le Bugue 2 km
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, DVD player
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Few regions sum up the attractions of France better than the Dordogne. With its rich food, heady history, château-studded countryside and picturesque villages, the Dordogne has long been a favourite getaway for holiday makers. It's also famous for having some of France's finest prehistoric cave art, which can be found throughout the caverns and rock shelters of the Vézère Valley.

The weather in the Dordogne is very pleasant throughout the year. Temperatures in the summer can be comfortably into the 30s during the day, with warm evenings.

Le Bugue

The Dordogne has some wonderful attractions that appeal to holiday makers of all ages. For the active, tennis, golf and horse riding can be found locally. In the nearby hilltop town of Audrix (5km) there is also a waterpark, L'Etang du Bos, which has pools, slides, a lake with a beach, a cafe and a large children's play area. Circuses also appear throughout the summer and are usually free, being sponsored by the local supermarkets.

A great day out is to hire a canoe and spend a lazy afternoon spent drifting down the Dordogne river. The local chateaux are stunning, perched on the edge of huge limestone cliffs. Particularly recommended are the Chateau de Beynac (18km) and its hillside village which clings to the side of a near-vertical rock face, and the Chateau de Castelnaud (20km) which has a wonderful medieval museum with lots of activities for children. For the gastronome, the Dordogne will already be well known. The area is world-famous for its food – confit, fois gras, truffles, cheese, walnuts to name but a few of the local delicacies. In July and August there are many festivals, with evening food markets in most villages. There are also many famous regional wines to be enjoyed including Bergerac, Buzet, Duras, Monbazillac and St Emilion.

The Dordogne is celebrated for its stunning caves. Nearby there are two well worth visiting. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (5km) is a spectacular local cave in the lovely hilltop town of Audrix. Font-de-Gaume (5km) in nearby Les Eyzies has prehistoric cave paintings, the only site in France with these that is still open to the public. The gardens of Maquessayc (20km), perched on a rocky promontory are also a stunning place to visit, with plenty of shade if the weather is very hot and a terrace restaurant with what must be one of the best views in France.

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17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Stunning barn!!"

Absolutely fantastic barn - beautifully converted, excellent decor and all modern necessities. Would definitely recommend to anyone and we'll be sure going back there next time. Fabulous pool are… More

Thank you for such a lovely review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and that the property, pool and gardens lived up to your expectations. Our local town, Le Bugue, really does come to life with the weekly markets and shopping for food and drink is always great fun. You would be more than welcome to come and stay again...and hopefully get to see some of the other attractions that the Dordogne offers!

13 Jun 2014

4/5

"stunning location"

We arrived at La Guillarmie and were stunned by its location and its charm .The house keeper / cleaning lady greeted us as we arrived a very warm welcome given even though we arrived a little early … More

27 Apr 2014

5/5

"Beautiful location, will be back!"

A beautiful Barn conversion set in stunning surroundings. We could not have asked for more from our stay at La Guillarmie. We stayed there for 1 week in April and with 2 families of four there was mor… More

Thank you for the positive feedback and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday so much. It's also very useful to hear that the wheelchair ramp was helpful. You would be more than welcome to come and stay again!

4 Jan 2014

5/5

"Fantastic location and beautiful character French property"

We had a great stay at the barn. The property is in a wonderful location, very secluded with lots of private outdoor space and a fantastic swimming pool which the kids loved. The barn itself has load… More

We're so glad your family enjoyed your stay at La Guillarmie. You will be welcome back any time.

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