La Maison Grange
Gite | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
The three Gites (2x3 bed & 1x2 bed) form part of a converted 19th century barn. Within the grounds is:
* 14x6 outdoor swimming pool catching the sun from early morning until sun set
* Summer House equipped with table football, a full size pool table & lots of other games
* Wi-fi available in each gite
* Enclosed private gardens mean children can play safely
Local shops are within 5-10 minutes drive along with a good selection of varying priced restaurants from simple cafes, typical Brasseries and a beautiful gastronomic Chateau.
La Maison Grange is an ideal spot to enjoy either a very relaxing, chilled time or a very active family holiday with lots of activities right on the doorstep. The complex is just south of Parcoul on the border of four of Frances most beautiful and rural departments, Dordogne and Gironde in Aquitaine and Charente and Charente-Maritime in Poitou-Charente.
La Maison Grange is equidistant between Bordeaux and Cognac making this the perfect gite choice to leisurely explore the world famous Cognac and wine regions that are right on the doorstep. Whether you are with a group of friends or with the family there is something for all ages to enjoy.
La Maison Grange is perfectly equipped to deal with that special family occassion such as a special birthday, family celebration or event. Check our website for more information about such events and how to book.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 114 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 80 km, Nearest railway: Chalais 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, 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|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Within the grounds is a 14x6 meter outdoor saltwater swimming pool for our guests. It catches the sun from early morning right throughout the day until the spectacular sunsets. We have a Summer House which is equipped with table football, a full size pool table for the over 12's, a well stocked library, a table tennis table, badminton sets, as well as a large variety of board games. Internet connection is available in the library for guests use plus there is wi-fi available in each gite.
Ample space for parking.
* "Welcome Pack" provided on arrival
* Cot & high-chair available
* All cleaning materials provided
* Linen & Bath towels provided (pool towels available for a small fee)
* Reductions for group bookings (2 or more gites)
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne is extremely Child-Friendly with lots to do for all ages and interests - it's not all castles, chateaux and history! If you want to keep them happy and occupied there's a broad range of 'day-trip' things to do, some even suitable for the occasional wet day.There are a host of activities for all the family from indoor and outdoor water parks with jet skis and quad bikes to messing about on the rivers in kayaks, fishing or riverboat trips. Horse and moutain bike riding are also available closeby.
A little further afield there are some of the best examples of prehistoric caves in Europe.The Dordogne region has literally hundreds of caves, many of them open for the public to visit. These caves (grottes in French) fall into two categories – caves that are famous for the prehistoric paintings they contain and caves that are more renowned for their rock formations – stalactites, stalagmites and other curious shapes formed by the effects of water over thousands of years.
The beautiful city of Bordeaux contains all the high street names along with the more exclusive designers but is also full of interesting architecture and history. The old quays on the waterfront (a world heritage site) are now home to a large range of "outlet" designer shops & well worth a visit.
Canoes, Kayaks & Mountain Bike Hire are a 5 minute drive away. Meandering along the Dronne river in a canoe or kayak is a delightful way to see the wildlife & very popular. Aubettere sur Dronne - 20 minutes drive
is home to the Association of Nautical & Open Air Sports graduates and executives who are at your disposal at this well organised and welcoming site for canoe & kayak hire. There is accompanied or unaccompanied hire and distances of 5,10,15 or up to 50kms available.
There is an assortment of Water Parks & Lakes closeby. Le Paradou Centre - 5 minutes walk - is a chalet holiday complex also catering for campers and is just a short walk from La Maison Grange. It offers a variety of family activities including crazy golf , trampolining, tennis and volleyball. The fresh water lake has a sandy beach with pedalos and toboggans with a water slide open from late July until the end of August. There is a seperate lake for fishing. The complex has a bar and restaurant, has weekly music nights and is open to non residents.
Brossac Lakes - 25 minutes drive - these fresh water lakes offer a variety of water activities including jet skiing. There is a safe, man made beach and swimming. Facilities include a restaurant that overlooks the lakes. Another great day only 25 minutes from La Maison Grange.
Beau Vallon Montguyon - 30 minutes drive - this beautiful lagoon is found deep in the countryside outside Montguyon. It is an extremely child-friendly complex with large sandy beaches, adventure playground, nature walks around the lagoon and in the pine forests, snack bar & BBQ restaurant. Pedalos and small boats are available for hire. Highly recommended for a great family day out.
Le Pizou (20 minute drive) Night Markets are an unusual experience and a great opportunity to wander around the stalls, then select something tasty to eat from an array of regional dishes on offer, maybe duck, or steak, chips or crepes. Tables are set up for your use and there is always entertainment that goes on into the night. A great time can be guarenteed. Bring your own plates & cutlery & settle down at a table for the rest of the evening like the locals. Taste of real French life. - Highly recommended! Every Tuesday evening during July & August
Aubeterre sur Dronne & Bonnes sur Dronne are home to tournaments involving games & races on the River Dronne in both villages. Great fun to watch. During July & August
Angouleme -approximately 50kms - Vintage Car Rally around the old city ramparts. Great fun to watch - not just for enthusiasts. Annual event usually 3rd week in September
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18 Sep 2014
"Exceeds expectations in so many ways"
Just back from a wonderful week at La Maison Grange. Not my first stay and it won't be my last. Previously it has been with my family but this was a sneaky week on my own to recharge the batteri… More
10 Sep 2014
"Wonderful,obliging hosts at this beautiful, relaxing, fully equiped venue."
My wife & I stayed at La Maison Grange with our three sons and their families to celebrate my wifes birthday We occupied the three gites which were all clean,well furnished and contained every facility. So we had sole use of the amenities,which were very good including table tennis, pool table and swimming pool.
John & Jayne were excellent hosts catering for all our needs without question.They recommended wine tasting venues, restaurants etc The barbeque evenings were one of the highlights, so enjoyed by all of us, that we requested extra ones. They were also good value and varied (duck, steak,chicken etc)
The location was quiet and relaxing, perhaps a little far away from any major towns but there were villages fairly close by. Also there were beaches on the rivers nearby.
I have very good memories of this holiday and hope to return soon.
8 Dec 2013
"very peaceful and relaxing holiday"
We stayed here in July 2013 and rented 2 gites. Area is very safe and relaxing, children could play happily with no worries. Pool area was very clean and extremely safe, attention to detail was magnif… More
5 Nov 2013
"Absolutely amazing holiday , with fabulous hosts , heavenly location"
We stayed in August 2013 for 2 weeks , and the accommodation really is superb Extra special attention to detail , and a really cosy authentic french feel , the actual location is fantastic , surrounde… More
1 Aug 2013
"Excellent hosts, great accommodation and good base for visiting the places of interest in the region"
We rented all 3 properties for our family and it worked very well. We each had our own space but the location of the gites made it ideal for a group holiday.John and Jayne were very accommodating and… More
31 Jul 2013
I travelled to stay in La Maison Grange in June this year (2013) with 4 other friends (All girls !) The gite was extremely well presented and equipped. Rooms were great and bathroom lovely. The bed… More
11 Oct 2012
"Stunning Property, Great Hosts, Excellent Facilities"
We booked the whole of this property (all three gites) with friends and most certainly weren't disappointed. The gites are perfectly equipped and are very spacious (especially the three bedroomed properties). The pool area is superb and very child friendly / safe with a click lock gate, fence and pool alarm. The owners were very kind and welcoming and afforded us great hospitality ensuring that we had everything we needed and more. Nothing was too much trouble. The location is great too as we were looking for a quiet, rural location with good access to this great grape growing region. Lots for children to do..forest lakes, river beaches, kayaking, tree top zip wire parks (kind of go ape for kids).
Plus some exquisite restaurants to be found - we received great recommendations from the owners. A stunning holiday and I'm certain we'll go back and visit this property again.
2 Sep 2012
"Stunning gites in rural France"
We were looking for a private location in rural France for our family holiday with our parents and friends. We booked La Maison Grange because it had 3 separate gites allowing us all to have our own privacy but keeping us together at the same time. Pool was ideal and child friendly as we had four young children. Owners were very helpful and friendly and helped with plenty of recommendations of activities and places to eat. The gites were fully equipped and well furnished to a high standard. This is an ideal location to explore the dordogne and wine producing regions with plenty of activities for children such as kayaking, tree top zip wires and inland lagoons to name but a few.
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