LA GRANGE at La Germanie
About the home
This delightful property is in the hamlet of La Germanie. LA GRANGE and LE PIGEONNIER are set within a secluded terraced garden surrounded by farmland and natural woods. Designed and decorated with a sense of warmth and French charm blending traditional stone buildings, very comfortable furnishings and modern facilities. Free Satellite TV/ WI-FI.
LA GRANGE is a large country house built in 1820 and renovated in the 1980s. Its main internal feature is a living room with a high ceiling and beams and a large corner wood burning fireplace. The large, airy kitchen with French doors, leading into the garden, has fitted oak units and modern appliances. The four large bedrooms (1 king size bed with an enormous sofa as an extra single bed, 1 double and 4 single beds have superb views over the vast surrounding countryside. There are two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower. Outside is a large patio with a BBQ and an alarmed swimming pool and comfortable loungers. On hot summer afternoons relax with a book under the apple tree. Anytime, enjoy the gazebo and al fresco dining.
The terraced garden is secluded and surrounded by a tall hedge making it private.
The property has Free Wi-Fi and Freeview satellite TV with English channels. DVD player and CD player.
Shared large utility room with washing machine.
The rental details shown are for LA GRANGE (4 bedrooms). Details for LE PIGEONNIER (Sleeps 5/6) are on a separate site - ID Ref: 45147. Both properties are available to book separately or together.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lisle River Beach, 10km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 9, Lounge seating for 9|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The property has Free Wi-Fi, Freeview satellite TV with English channels. DVD player.
Shared laundry room.
All bed linen, towels and pool towels provided.
Further details outdoors:
La Germanie is a small hamlet of 5 houses.
The rental details shown are for LA GRANGE (4 bedrooms) details for LE PIGEONNIER (2 bedrooms) are at - ID Ref: 45147.
Smokers welcome in the garden.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
Acquitaine/Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and popular regions to visit in the south west of France. The north eastern corner of inland Aquitaine (known as the Perigord Vert) offers much for visitors, of all ages, including beautiful medieval towns and villages, outdoor markets, fabulous shopping, unspoilt countryside, chateaux, rivers and caves. There's something for everyone to experience and thoroughly enjoy.
Outdoor markets? Several are available in nearby towns. Just a short distance away is the town of Riberac which is renowned for its Friday market – the best in the area and one not to miss. Surround yourself with the wonderful aromas of fabulous cheese, flowers, fruit and vegetables and explore the extraordinary choice of local goods.
A short drive from La Germanie will bring you to the superb medieval town of Brantome and the wide array of shops, cafes and the remarkable and ancient abbey. With its soaring campanile, this is one of the most elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings in the Dordogne, complete with caves which were used by the monks as kitchens and cellars. The town sits on a bend of the River Dronne and a stroll along the riverside is an unforgettable experience. Boat trips available.
Visit the pretty and very popular village of Bourdeilles. Sample the cafes and their delicous menus and wine or organise a canoe trip down the River Dronne. Offering two chateaux of different periods built on a fortified hill – a medieval fortress and a Renaissance palace with a remarkable collection of furniture. Picnic on the River Dronne's banks.
What about caves? Not very far away is the town of Grottes de Villars and a short distance north of the town are the caves with some impressive stalactites and paintings more than 17,000 years old. The underground river has hollowed out huge chambers connected to each other by galleries. A treat for kids and adults alike.
Aubeterre sur Dronne has charming narrow streets that wind through white stone houses and ancient buildings. Built in the shape of an amphitheatre this former stronghold is classified as one of France’s prettiest villages.
Nontron has attractive lakes providing ideal picnic sites. The town stands high up on a rock fortified by massive ramparts with a picturesque 18th century chateau. This is a perfect place for children to enjoy the lively museum of dolls, models, games and toys.
The Riberac area
Our local shops are in La Tour Blanche where you will find an excellent baker, butcher, general store, pharmacy, post office, tabac/bar and the very popular Chez Fernand bar/restaurant (excellent fixed priced set menu Mon-Fri lunchtimes).
Excellent supermarket - Le Clerc, Intermache - in Riberac.
Verteillac, 15 mins away, also has an excellent bakery, large general store, bank and cash machine and delightful cafes. Be sure to pay a visit to the Cafe du Commerce - serving the best 'Croque Monsieur' we have ever tasted. Bar Le Calice serves a very good plat du jour Mon-Fri as well as a selection of other dishes.
There is also a bank and a cash machine at Lisle about 10 mins away. You will find a few small shops and bars and there is usually a Tuesday morning market selling a variety of fresh produce. Lisle has a doctor and a pharmacy.
Many places of interest are a short distance away and full details and pictures can be found on our own website. There is also an excellent information folder in the house providing ideas for eating out, supermarkets, market days and places to visit.
How to get there
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BY CAR: Ferry to Caen (5.5 hours - 527 kms); Saint Malo (6 hours - 518 kms); Cherbourg (7 hours - 645 kms).
BY AIR: Ryan Air or Flybe to Bergerac (1.25 hour drive) from Stanstead, Southampton or Exeter.
BY TRAIN: Fastest train route is to Angouleme.
CAR RENTAL: Easily available. Try www.holidayautos.co.uk
Activities near Riberac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
04 Oct 2012
La Grange was a welcome retreat after travelling through Spain on my return to England. I particularly enjoyed chilling in the cheery kitchen for morning coffee, or venturing out into the pretty back garden on the days when the sun showed itself. The rooms were comfortable and spacious and the facilities up to spec. My bedroom was light and well furnished, with tasteful decoration and it faced out to the rear with the sun streaming in first thing.
In the evenings I enjoyed watching television or listening to music on the sound system. I scoured the library off the sitting room and spent many hours reading in the many sun spots in the house and garden.
The local vicinity is quite beautiful and I drove into the small towns and villages to shop and eat and walked the canal walks when the weather permitted.
The two weeks I spent at La Grange hold very good memories and I would definitely return to repeat the experience. There was so much that I missed! It is such a stunning part of France and La Grange was everything I was looking for in a holiday property.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 9|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|New Year||29 Dec 07||6 Jan 08||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||6 Jan 08||23 Mar 08||£ 210||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 08||6 Apr 08||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||6 Apr 08||1 Jun 08||£ 368||-||-||1 Week|
|Intermediate||1 Jun 08||29 Jun 08||£ 473||-||-||1 Week|
|High||29 Jun 08||31 Aug 08||£ 657||-||-||1 Week|
|Intermediate||31 Aug 08||5 Oct 08||£ 473||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Oct 08||26 Oct 08||£ 210||-||-||1 Week|
|Holiday-Mid Term||26 Oct 08||2 Nov 08||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 08||21 Dec 08||£ 210||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||21 Dec 08||27 Dec 08||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||22 Dec 12||23 Mar 13||£ 289||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 893||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||8 Jun 13||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||8 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 893||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer||13 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1444||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 893||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Oct 13||14 Dec 13||£ 289||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas & New Year||14 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 525||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Provisional reservations held for 7 days. A deposit of 30% of the rental is required to secure your booking and the balance paid 8 weeks before your arrival.
A security deposit of £250 is required. This will be refunded within 21 days after departure.
La Grange and Le Pigeonnier are available for holidays for booked together (sleeps 12/14) or seperately.
Satelitte Broadband Wi-Fi available. Free usage between 11pm-7am. 1GB included - additional €15 per gigabite.
Special rates for long winter lets. Please ask.
For 'winter' holidays heating is available in both properties. La Grange has a wood burning fire and full gas central heating. Le Pigeonnier has electric heaters. Between October and end of April there is an additional cost of £20-£35 per person per week for heating depending on the number of occupants.Book
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