La Grainerie, Longeveau
from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £65 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
La Granerie forms the middle part of an old barn conversion overlooking the sixth green, at the back of the Manoir. Making full use of the original beams and stonework, this charming cottage flows through from the kitchen to a dining and living area with double doors opening onto a terrace, garden and eventually leading down to the golf course. Upstairs, the double bedroom with en-suite, has superb views out across the open countryside. A twin bedroom, full of character, and a separate shower room / w.c. complete the upstairs.
The cottage also has a small table and chairs at the front from which to enjoy the morning sun. At the back, the private terrace opens out onto a shared garden which basks in the afternoon and evening sun, the perfect place for relaxing, playing or enjoying a summer barbecue!
The property comes equipped with all of your tableware and kitchen requirements, including dishwasher. Laundry facilities are provided close by.
Additional beds can be put in some properties for increased accommodation and twin or double combinations can be altered if required. Cots, high chairs and plenty of other baby bits are available if needed.Internet access, wifi and TV (for sports and significant events) are available from the bar, while some cottages have TV / DVDs and wifi. The garden is furnished with sun loungers, outside dining and a BBQ for the long summer days!
Please note that we have several other equally charming two-bedroomed cottages on site, as well as a choice of smaller or larger properties.
Longeveau itself is a small hamlet in a beautiful valley designated by the Michelin Guide as 'A Place of Special Beauty'. Within the estate we offer a superb range of facilities to make your holiday as relaxed or enjoyable as you wish it to be. We offer the opportunity for families or groups to socialise with others, or simply appreciate the peace and quite of your own company!
Our 9 hole FFG golf course is a challenge to golfers of all abilities. We have three all-weather tennis courts, a sports barn with compact tennis, basketball etc., a table tennis barn and boules pitch. We have five swimming pools (two heated / three private) plus a children's splash pool and plenty of space to relax in or explore. Golf and tennis coaching is available from local English speaking PGA / CCA qualified professionals.
For our smaller guests we have a play area, a toddlers play area, a secret play house and a crèche that runs throughout the summer. Our restaurant serves great food and shares a terrace with the bar, with south facing views across the grounds and the valley.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aubeterre / St Aulaye river beaches 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac / Bordeaux / Limoges 75 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (3), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Poitou-Charentes region
The region is known for it's great climate with sun drenched summers, rolling green hills and valleys as far as you can see, plus all the history you could ever need. The food and drink is superb and the people are welcoming. The area is a paradise for wine lovers who may wish to visit the numerous chateaux and wine caves on the Bordeaux wine trail.
Longeveau is located on the Charente / Dordogne border in a beautiful valley in rural South West France. Nearby villages are full of activity, with places to visit, dine and drink. The picturesque old Roman town of Aubeterre, which was recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France, is only a bike ride away. Discover the 12th century subterranean church carved out of the rock or enjoy a drink on the village square with it's variety of shops, eateries and museums, all overlooked by a 1,000 year old chateau. Alternatively walk down to the river beach for a swim, relax or a bite to eat.
The market town of Riberac (20 mins) has one of the biggest markets in France! The capital towns of Angouleme and Perigueux (45 mins) offer a wider and more sophisticated range of shops in a typically French setting. Brantome, nicknamed the 'Venice of Perigord' is well worth a visit at a similar distance. Also within easy reach are towns such as St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux, all famous for their wines and spirits and equally beautiful places to visit.
Local activities range from walking, sight seeing, tree climbing, canoeing, cycling, fishing, or even jet–skiing and quad biking to name but a few. Wine tasting and degustation are of course a staple part of the French experience! There are a variety of local festivals, fetes and firework displays that take place throughout the summer in the local villages and towns. These are aimed at all ages and generally take place between the months of June and September.
Children will find plenty to occupy themselves and their families with activities ranging from crazy golf, horse riding and tree top adventure's to daytrip's to the popular attractions of Aqualand Water Park, La Palmyre Zoo and Futuroscope. Longeveau is fortunate to have a number of very good restaurants in the area, ranging from cafés to fine dining. As with everything, our staff will be happy to recommend or help you with decisions.
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12 Dec 2013
"Longeveau provides a very relaxing holiday in a gorgeous location"
We've been to Longeveau three times and we would warmly recommend it for a family holiday, especially with young children and most especially if you like tennis. It's a very peaceful place, where you can switch off completely. The buildings are nicely presented and a pleasure to use - we've stayed in three different cottages and all were very good - they also felt like much the same experience in quality, even though some were larger than others and they were in different parts of the estate. We had 100% brilliant weather three Augusts in a row. Staff are excellent, very friendly and helpful. A number of social events are presented (take-it-or-leave-it) and we have enjoyed several over the years, with the weekly BBQ a favourite of ours. We've particularly appreciated the fact that the estate is safe for young children to move around with very limited supervision, making friends easily as they go. Longeveau is really excellent for tennis. You can play every day to a reasonable standard if you want to, or you can just have the odd hour as a beginner or improver - it's open to all, and all ages. The two regular coaches are excellent if you want lessons. There are three things that prevent Longeveau from getting a 10 out of 10 in my book (it's only a 9-and-a-half) and I have to say in fairness, they are very difficult or impossible things for the management to solve. 1) It's a lovely part of France to look at, but it isn't the most interesting part of France for day-trips, or for wandering round beautiful cities - it's too far away from all the good ones and all the good French cultural experiences. The first time we went there was fine - by the second and third times we were struggling for good days out. 2) It's been very hard for Longeveau to get its restaurant right. It's too small and too out of the way to get much restaurant business, and consequently the endless changes in menu/style/which days they're open etc etc bespeak an endless and probably unresolveable dilemma. 3) Orange France seem absolutely determined not to allow decent wireless broadband anywhere on the estate. It's been constantly intermittent for all six weeks I've stayed there over three years! But these are small gripes. Everyone should go at least once, especially if they have young children and generally enjoy France. It's a better alternative to campsites, because the price is comparable but the accommodation is much better and the atmosphere much more peaceful.
"Thanks ever so much for sharing your thoughts. A quick update on the three subjects you have raised. 1) We will update the 'About the Area' section on our website. You are right that we are very rural, so it is important that we share as many good ideas as possible. We also plan to make this section a little more prominent. 2) On the restaurant front, we've had a few surprises over the past couple of years! But I am glad to say we have just appointed somebody to start full time with us, from next season. We are very excited about working with him towards new goals, but our primary target is to re-establish a consistent, good quality service, for our resident clients and members - exactly as you have mentioned. So please stay tuned.. 3) Finally our friends at Orange France. Umm. We've now had the lines externally replaced plus another new router installed. They have also carried out some technical works further up the line. Everything seems to be working fine now (albeit not city centre speeds) so we hope this continues when usage picks up again. As a precaution, we have purchased a couple of internet dongles to ensure a basic service for those in need, if ever we do have problems. But fingers double crossed, the service continues..! Thanks again for your feedback.
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Olivia Peacock (Property Manager Manoir de Longeveau)
- 10 Years listed
Calendar last updated:29 Aug 2015
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