La Maison Grange
About the home
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. Heading 30 minutes south is the famous wine region of Pomerol. A little further and you'll find in St. Emilion, the Libournais appellations, or Cotes-de-Bourg. Less than 60 minutes and you'll be in the centre of Bordeaux. This beautiful city contains all the high street names along with the more exclusive designers but is also full of interesting architecture and history.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Royan, 114km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
All 3 gites have well equipped kitchens and plenty of good quality utensils to enable creations of mouth-watering dishes or the most simple of snacks
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool / 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 and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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)
1. A 20% deposit is required in order to confirm provisional bookings and the booking will remain provisional until the deposit is received. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday together with a security deposit of £150. The security deposit (less any deductions for breakages, excess cleaning etc) will be returned upon your departure.
2. If the balance is not received we reserve the right to cancel the booking and retain the deposit.
3. The price is for 7 or 14 nights accommodation and use of the pool. Linen and towels are provided. Towels for use by the pool are available for hire on request (please ask in advance).
4. The rental period commences at 4pm on the first day and finishes at 10am on the last day.
5. We reserve the right to refuse bookings without prejudice.
6. For cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival, there is a charge of £50. For cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival, refunds of amounts paid will only be made if the owner is able to re-let the property and any expenses or losses incurred in doing so will be deducted from the refundable amount. All customers are advised to organize appropriate travel insurance which includes a cancellation clause.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / 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.
The Parcoul area
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
How to get there
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La Maison Grange is situated just outside Parcoul, nestled in the Dronne valley.
We are approximately:
a) 1 hour from Bordeaux airport (Ryan Air, BA, Easyjet, BMI)
b) 1 hour 15 minutes from Bergerac airport (Flybe, Ryan Air)
Car hire available from both airports - see our website for more details & links
Driving times are approximately:
a) 6.5 hours from Caen & St Malo (Brittany Ferris & P&O)
b) 7 hours from Cherbourg (Brittany Ferries, Celtic Link & Condor Ferries)
c) 9 hours from Calais (Eurotunnel)
Activities near Parcoul
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
11 Oct 2012
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.
02 Sep 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 16|
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|High Season Exclusive||30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season Exclusive||1 Sep 12||2 Nov 12||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season Exclusive||9 Feb 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season Exclusive||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season Exclusive||31 Aug 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||8 Feb 14||28 Jun 14||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||28 Jun 14||30 Aug 14||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||30 Aug 14||8 Nov 14||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 20% deposit is required in order to confirm provisional bookings and the booking will remain provisional until the deposit is received. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday together with a security deposit of £150. The security deposit (less any deductions for breakages, excess cleaning etc) will be returned upon your departure.
Early booking discounts & exclusive booking discounts available - call owner for details.
Exclusive booking means all three gites booked to one party.Enquire now
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