About the home
Matisse is one of the charming 3-bedroom gites. It has a comfortable rustic feel with all the mod cons that you would expect in a holiday home. Some of the original oak has been used in the tasteful decor to create a minimalistic style.
Matisse provides you with a spacious living and dining area complete with comfortable linen sofas and dining for 6. There is a CD player to enable you to listen to your favourite music and free view satellite TV plus DVD/video player. DVD’s and videos are available on request at no extra charge. The light and airy kitchen is fully equipped to allow you to create mouth watering dishes to your heart’s content from traditional French cuisine to sandwiches and salads. We have installed a dishwasher, washing machine, full size gas cooker, a fridge-freezer (to keep the white wine cool) a microwave and a programmable coffee maker so you can wake up to that fresh coffee smell in the morning.
The double French doors lead directly to your own private patio area with seating for 6 plus a BBQ to cook up those tasty steaks, juicy chops, succulent prawns or simple sausages and burgers. The 14m x 6m salt water swimming pool is just down the path and there are sun loungers placed around the pool for your use.
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 6, 3 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
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||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|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The master bedroom is tastefully decorated and has traditional exposed beams. It is furnished with a comfy double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a hair-dryer.
The second bedroom has twin beds, wardrobe and lovely views across the valley. The third bedroom has bunk beds and again stunning views across the valley. All rooms come with standard 2 pillows per person but more are available on request, all pillows and duvets are hollow fibre and hypoallergenic. Bed linen and towels for use in the Gite are provided but please bring your own towels to use around the pool. A brand new walk-in power shower has been installed to wash off the heat of the day! Tasteful fixtures, fittings and lovely soft bath towels complete the experience
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. There is a security gate & pool alarm fitted for complete safety for the children. We have a Summer House which is equiped 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. Enclosed, private gardens mean the children can play safely.
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)
* Enclosed, private gardens means children can play safely
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
04 Sep 2012
Stayed here July this year, as soon as you arrive at La Maison Grange you are made so welcome by the owners John and Jayne. This was our second visit to this little gem in the Dordogne, there is lots to do in this area for all ages from site seeing, visiting the day / night markets, to more active adventures like canoeing and jet skiing. There's a great summer house with pool table, table tennis and table football and lots of books that you can borrow. The pool is fantastic, the kids love it and we enjoy relaxing and chilling round the pool, lovely and tranquil. It is a great family holiday, thoroughly enjoyable, ticks all the boxes not only for us but also our 2 children (aged 10 & 14). All in its a fab place to go I can see myself and the family returning again soon.
12 Aug 2011
This is our second time we have visited the Gite, and owners Jane and John Jones. We visited last year, and came back this year as we enjoyed it so much. Having two teenage children the marvelous... more
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|High Season||30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||2 Nov 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||8 Feb 13||29 Jun 13||£ 600||£ 90||£ 90||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||8 Nov 13||£ 600||£ 90||£ 90||1 Week|
|Mid Season||8 Feb 14||28 Jun 14||£ 650||£ 90||£ 90||1 Week|
|High Season||28 Jun 14||30 Aug 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||30 Aug 14||8 Nov 14||£ 600||£ 90||£ 90||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.
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La Maison Grange is closed from 3/11/12 reopening 9/2/13.
La Maison Grange is closed from 2/11/13 reopening 8/2/14.
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