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La Grange Maranol – Home 85612 Barn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Barn / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

As the views are magnificent, the barn has been arranged with the 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor and the living accommodation, kitchen and dining room upstairs. It has been developed in two halves with a shared foyer and utility room. Currently, the owners live on one side.

The 12 X 6M. swimming pool is totally enclosed and has a shallow end for children but a deep end of 2.5m. It is surrounded by a 3M wide terrace with a changing room,wc and hot shower. There is also a 'fridge for lovely cold drinks and a hi-fi for music while you swim.

There is underwater lighting for those midnight dips!! The garden room is designed for alfresco dining with barbecue and lighting and is shaded with many climbing plants, including a vine, wisteria and passionflower.

The property is in a quiet rural location with an area of 1 acre with plenty of grassy areas for games.

Further details

Shared utility room provides access to washing machine and tumble

As the views are magnificent, the barn has been arranged with the 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor and the living accommodation, kitchen and dining room upstairs. It has been developed in two halves with a shared foyer and utility room. Currently, the owners live on one side.

The 12 X 6M. swimming pool is totally enclosed and has a shallow end for children but a deep end of 2.5m. It is surrounded by a 3M wide terrace with a changing room,wc and hot shower. There is also a 'fridge for lovely cold drinks and a hi-fi for music while you swim.

There is underwater lighting for those midnight dips!! The garden room is designed for alfresco dining with barbecue and lighting and is shaded with many climbing plants, including a vine, wisteria and passionflower.

The property is in a quiet rural location with an area of 1 acre with plenty of grassy areas for games.

Further details

Shared utility room provides access to washing machine and tumble drier, although a dedicated washing rotary airer is also provided in the garden. Welcome pack containing wine, home made bread, cheese etc. is provided.

Owners could be available for help, advise and baby sitting. Depending on weather, swimming pool is usually available for swimming from June to late September.

A well stocked library of English language books is available to guests.

Further details indoors

The extremely large kitchen, dining room and lounge area upstairs are open plan with a cathedral ceiling which shows off the striking old oak beams. On this floor there is also a modern shower room with toilet.

The kitchen has an island unit with seating for 4 at a breakfast bar, double oven, gas hob, combination micro wave oven,cooking utensils, crockery ect. and apart from the items listed above, there is a food mixer with blender, a sandwich toaster and coffee maker.

Downstairs, the master bedroom, with double bed, has an en suite shower room, while the other 2 bedrooms share an en suite bathroom. There is a further shower room with toilet off the lounge. Full sized bunk beds are available to sleep children which can be erected in any bedroom. All bedrooms have access to the upper terrace. The arrangement of the bedroom furniture could be changed if required. The bedrooms are equipped with stand fans for those warm evenings and the salon and kitchen have ceiling fans.

Further details outdoors

High hedges ensure that the pool is not overlooked and gates, which must be closed for security, ensure that children cannot gain unsupervised access.

There is a hard wood dining table and chairs under a shady awning on the upper terrace and large table and chairs in the barbecue area.

The pool is shared with the owners, but most of the time you could find it unoccupied, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

This region is blessed with a microclimate ensuring a high probability of hot sunny days during the summer. It enjoys almost as much sunshine as the south of France. With nearly 100 miles of excellent sandy beaches backed by pine forests within easy reach, plus easy access from the southern channel ports, it is a popular destination for British holidaymakers seeking a sun, sea and sand holiday.
However there is much more to this area than beaches including fortified cities, islands, wetlands and vineyards. Angouleme, the capital is only 42km to the north and is worth a visit for it's Romanesque architecture and excellent restaurants.
Chalais our local market town, which holds it's market day every Monday ,also boasts an excellent restaurant in it's old chateau.
It is worth travelling inland from the coast to see agricultural France at its best as well as some highly rated theme parks such as Puy du Fou and Futuroscope.

Pillac

Aubeterre is approx. 6 kms. from "La Grange Maranol" and is rated as one of the most beautiful towns in the region - a haven for artists!! It's market is held on Sunday mornings and features local arts, crafts and produce. It also has a puppet show for children and adults alike, but booking is essential. Much of the town is pre-Roman, in particular the Eglise Monolithe, an ancient place of worship in a gigantic cave. There are many restuarant and cafes, many of which are in a beautiful shady square - just the place to while away the afternoon with a coffee or aperitif!! The town is situated on the river Dronne, which has an excellent safe river beach and is excellent for young children. Canoeing and tennis are also available.
Further afield at Lac Jemaye, a half hour's drive away lies another lovely swimming and bathing lake which has been extensively developed recently with restuarants, children's play area's and a nature trail. This is an extremely good place to spend the day, having a picnic under the pine trees.
We are lucky to be situated about 2kms from a nine hole British owned golf course, one of the few in the area. There is also tennis and a bar.
The nearest supermarket is in the nearby town of St. Severin which also has bars and restaurants. Larger supermarkets are in Montmoreau (10mins), Chalais (15mins) and Riberac (20mins)
There are many pleasant walks in the woods adjacent to the barn which are a haven to many varieties of birds and animals, including deer.
Some of the oldest caves with cave paintings in the world are situated about 90mins to the south, in the Dorgogne region close to the ancient town of Perigueux

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Noel F
Response rate:
63%
Calendar updated::
01 Jul 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Mar 2009. Located in Charente, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £600 to £950.

The Owner has a response rate of 63% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Jul 2016.

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“The perfect French getaway with much more to do for kids than you would imagine!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2012

Had a lovely holiday and a great stay in this lovely house. We had everything we need and all the advice and help from Noel & Margaretr on what to do was a massive part of the week being so succesful. We cannot wait to go again!

“perfect holiday”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2012

Beautiful countryside, great accommodation, relaxation....... we decided to try France this year with our two young children and their Grandad and were not disappointed. Instead of going to the coast we went to the numerous lakes and rivers in the area which were perfect for both adults and kids alike (restaurants, sandy beaches, play areas, canoes)..great fun. Also visited local markets at Chalais as well as Aubeterre (beautiful village with good restaurants and a puppet theatre which the kids loved plus river beach...very near)...also Bergerac is worth a visit as well (very scenic lots of restaurants / boat trips etc). When we decided not to travel lounged around at the pool, which is a good size (if you are energetic you can really swim unlike some holiday pools that are more plunge pools). If you like walking and cycling the area is perfect also. As for the accommodation ....couldn't fault it....bedrooms were large and lounge / kitchen area had everything we needed..plus views are amazing.....outdoor dining as well as bbq area. Thanks to Noel and Margaret for being so welcoming ....we all had a great time

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