Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

L'olivier is a beautifully converted barn /cottage , ideally located between Aubeterre sur Dronne and Verteillac.

This south facing property sits in grounds of more than an acre and enjoys views of woods and hills. Shops and restaurants are just a short drive away.

A private pool and sun terrace overlook the barn and gardens. Walnuts, figs and cherries can be picked from the many trees in the grounds or just relax in their shade. Sunset dining is a must on one of the terraces after an evening swim. The ever changing landscape views of sunflower and maize fields below the barn are a pleasant reminder of French rural life.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room
Nearest beach Aubeterre-sur-Dronne 15 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 65 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 43 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Furniture Double Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

This tastefully converted barn provides 2 bedroomed accommodation with Queen sized beds and memory foam mattresses for your comfort. Built of local stone, it retains the charm and character of the original 1800s building but with a light, airy decor and style that make for an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. The high-beamed open-plan living area allows you to relax in a quiet corner or to dine around the table. You can eat Al fresco under a covered shady terrace or Barbeque and sit under the vine covered terrace with views of the countryside beyond.

Further details outdoors

French doors open onto the courtyard leading to a terrace under the grapevine for those lazy lunches or long balmy evenings overlooking the surrounding countryside. Further French doors from the lounge area lead to a shaded terrace where a table and chairs are provided. Walk to the walled, pool area where sun loungers are provided with large parasols to relax and enjoy those lazy hot sunny days. The barn is situated in grounds of approx 1 acre for your enjoyment, with the occasional plum, walnut, hazelnut, cherry and fig trees. Private shady parking is situated within the grounds.The owners live discreetly at the edge of the grounds and are available if required for any help and advice.

Further details

Changeover day during High season is Saturday.Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.Gas, electricity, linen & towels included. There will be a fuel surcharge of £40.00 per week 24th October 2015 – 25th March 2016. A 25% non refundable deposit is required when booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arriving.For reservations within 8 weeks of the holiday, full payment will be required upon confirmation.We accept payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros

The Dordogne region

The Dordogne, which corresponds to the former province of Perigrd is itself divided into four regions, the Prigord(s) Noir, Blanc, Vert and Rouge. Its geography and natural resources make it one of the untouched regions of Europe and the newly-formed Parc Naturel Prigord-Limousin aims to conserve it as such. It is a fertile, productive landscape dotted with some of the most beautiful villages and castles in France. The climate is temperate with mild winters and long hot summers. The area is noted for its cuisine, particulary its truffles, foie gras and the local Bergerac wines


Situated to the west of the Dordogne in the Perigord vert region, the hamlet of Vaumoure overlooks the Lizonne River valley which forms the boundary with the Charente.

Mountain bikes (VTT) can be hired nearby, together with canoes on the nearby rivers. Lake Jemaye in the Double Forest is close by, here can be found water sports, swimming areas, beach, and associated activities.

Aubeterre Sur Dronne a spectacular hilltop medieval village is near here, with restaurants, bars and shops. The River Dronne which it overlooks has a beach with canoes and bicycles for hire.

The region is well known for its antiquities, art, Romanesque architecture and of course its cuisine. In addition to the wine and cognac, foods include foie gras, walnuts, strawberries, truffles, pates and cheeses. There are many attractive markets in the area which supply the local restuarants.