STYLISH BARN WITH LARGE FENCED GARDEN, VIEWS, FRUIT TREES AND OAK WOOD.

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Katherine Hick

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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STYLISH BARN WITH LARGE FENCED GARDEN, VIEWS, FRUIT TREES AND OAK WOOD.

St Aulaye Barn Rental Photos and Description

Spacious open plan barn sleeps 6. Big fully fenced, private garden.

Privately situated in its own grounds, this stylishly converted barn provides the perfect opportunity for your French countryside holiday. It has a cool open plan interior with good light and space. One double bedroom is en-suite whilst the two other double bedrooms share a bathroom. Watch the sun go down from the balcony or dine al fresco on the patio or in the newly built garden abri.The large, fully fenced garden and oak wood are perfect for relaxing in the sun or shade. Close to St Aulaye, the tiny hamlet of La Ganetie is on a hill above the Dronne valley with countryside views across the valley. The river Dronne and local lakes are great for fishing. In summer both Aubeterre and St Aulaye create riverside beaches with restaurants and river swimming. You may hire canoes and paddle down the rivers having great fun when you hit the unexpected shutes! There are sign posted walks along the river and through the forests all around. After a busy day exploring the vin yards, historical sites, Art galleries and beautiful countryside of the Perigord vert, you will love to come home to relax in the elegant ambiance of 'Katy's Barn'.

The Terrace and Garden: Enjoy eating outside on the terrace, in the abri or in the shade of the oak wood. The house and garden overlooks the rich countryside of the Perigord Vert while the evergreen bamboos in the top hedge and the fruit trees in the hedge running along the tiny country lane ensure your privacy. The garden is very pretty in Spring with cherry, apple and plum blossom and the song of the nightingales, In summer and autumn the cherries, Mirabels and figs are ripe to eat.

Local Area: Close by, the historic Market town of St Aulaye has amenities such as banks, restaurants, Art galleries and shops including a good sized Carrefour supermarket which stays open till late. In the summer enjoy the beach and the swimming in the River Dronne where there is a playground and café/restaurant which frequently hosts live music and entertainment. You may stroll from the barn to Cheneau where you can see the Chateau and Mill beside the river and there are plenty of woodland and riverside walks close by. Riberac, Chalais and Aubeterre are all within twenty minutes drive and provide further opportunities for exploration, marketing and shopping. The Chateau de Talleyrand in Chalais now houses an excellent restaurant and Art Gallery.

Activities:

Walking and cycling - there are many way-marked trails in the area. The little winding lanes and white roads provide good routes along the river and through the forests and hills.

Horse riding. (It is probably best to book this before you arrive as the stables get very busy in the summer)

Cycling: There are a number of bike hire companies which will deliver the bikes to your door step.

Bird watching. Wild animals such as deer are common in the forests.

There are lakes and rivers for fishing, canoeing or swimming.

Visit historical sites including Roman villas, Romanesque churches, pre-historic cave paintings and carvings, the Museum of Pre-history.

Suitable flights from UK.

Easy jet flies to Bordeaux from Liverpool, Gatwick and Bristol

Flybe to Bergerac from Exeter, Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Southampton with connection to other airports in UK. Also Bordeaux to Southampton

Jet2.com: Leeds Bradford to Bergerac.

Ryanair: Bristol to Bergerac. East midlands and Stansted to La Rochelle. Leeds Bradford and Liverpool to Limoges.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Katherine Hick

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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The photo above is the first winter party held at the barn in 2010. The conversion wasn't completely finished but the beams were great places to hang the decorations!

Originally from Yorkshire, I have worked in England, Spain, Africa and South East Asia as an artist and art teacher for about thirty years.

Katherine Hick purchased this barn in 2007

During my first visit to the barn, walking around what was then an overgrown field, gusts of white butterflies rose from the long grass and the wild flowers and shafts of afternoon sun shone through the oaks and across the field. It made me feel joyful. I decided straight away that that was the place for me.

The countryside in this part of France is lovely and the barn is only a short trip to river where there is a beach, swimming and a restaurant in the summer. The area is full of places to visit and the barn is centrally placed for day trips to the coast or to the prehistoric caves to the east. The garden is big and quiet and peaceful. It is big enough for children and dogs to race around and play and there is plenty of space inside and outside the barn to relax or to get on with some drawing.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Stylish Barn with large fenced garden, views, fruit trees and oak wood.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Stylish Barn with large fenced garden, views, fruit trees and oak wood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446353
+673 8183503
St Aulaye Perigord Vert
5

Lovely Barn In A Superb Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Katy's barn was, for us, in an ideal holiday situation. Just outside Saint Aulaye in tranquil and beautiful countryside. The barn had been carefully and thoughtfully restored and although blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside it was very well equipped with all modern equipment inside including satellite TV, modern kitchen appliances and so on.
Everything we needed was there. Outside was a patio area with table and chairs, a BBQ, sun loungers and a lovely covered outdoor dining area complete with table and chairs. There was a nice large garden where our two dogs enjoyed the freedom to roam around safely without us worrying about traffic.
There was plenty to do and see in the surrounding area and further away places like Bordeaux, Sarlat, Brantôme and Bergerac were well within a comfortable day out.
Many folk appear to think it’s maybe going to be a stressful day out to Bordeaux and so they don’t bother going. We found it easy to get there and found a car park as soon as we arrived. Allow plenty of time and leave early to get there (we left the barn around 09:15) and you will be rewarded with a great day out in a beautiful city steeped in history and culture. Not to be missed!
What else can I say about Katy’s Barn?……………… We just loved the place and will be back!

P.S. Thanks to Jenny for her welcome and help.
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had a lovely holiday in this beautiful part of the world.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stylish Barn with large fenced garden, views, fruit trees and oak wood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446353
+673 8183503
St Aulaye Perigord Vert
Renfrew, Renfrewshire
4

Relax and unwind in style.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Situated on the outskirts of Chenaud (on the river Dronne which marks the border of the Charente and north Dordogne), this property has been converted to a very high standard and is extremely spacious. (Exactly as described). We drove down from Le Havre and were made very welcome by Jenny on arrival. House was very clean and basics provided (tea/coffee/milk etc...).There is a good selection of shops and restaurants within a few minutes drive (we loved Le Sud restaurant in Bonnes - staff speak French and English and were very helpful - food is excellent.
Our 3 year old dog was on holiday with us and had a whale of a time - huge garden and lots of lovely walks in the immediate vicinity. We split our time between chilling out at the barn and doing more "touristy" - visits to nearby towns - Aubeterre, Villebois la Vallette, Brantome, Perigueux, and Eymet to name but a few - lots to see and do, and lots of photo opportunities. Would have no hesitation in recommending this property for relaxing holidays.
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the extra information about the area.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Stylish Barn with large fenced garden, views, fruit trees and oak wood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446353
+673 8183503
St Aulaye Perigord Vert
5

Fantastic accommodation in a perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
This accommodation is in a beautiful little enclave of houses but feels a million miles from anywhere. Katy's Barn is a real gem, close to everything yet tranquil and peaceful too.
The drive from Bergerac Airport was incredibly easy and took 90 minutes.
The location of the barn is spot on, literally a 3 minute drive (if that) from a great new Carrefour Contact store that provides everything you could need food and drink wise with long opening hours. You can be in the village of St Aulaye with more commerce in a few minutes more and for more shopping or a bigger supermarket (Le Clerc) Riberac is about 25 minutes away by car.
Whilst we were staying at Katy's Barn we took the train from Coutras (approx 30 minutes away by car) to Bordeaux which took 35 minutes costing Eur 16 per person return and had a great day in this beautiful and interesting city - allow a full day it's bigger than we thought!
The Barn itself has been lovingly restored and the fixtures and fittings were all very nice, there is a new kitchen which is very stylish and has every mortal thing that you could want including matches to light the burners, tea light candles, and all the essentials (bottle opener, bottle opener and bottle opener etc!)
There were a few nice touches when we arrived, we were personally met by the owner's sister-in-law Jenny who is a lovely lady, shown around and left with a bottle of wine, sugar, tea, coffee, milk and plenty of loo roll - usually the types of thing that you immediately need but invariably forget and which is usually not provided at these places.
A couple of evenings, the temperature outside dropped and we lit one of the burners, it was incredibly cosy and we felt so at home there, the wood for the burner was provided and very plentiful.
On a final note, I did spend quite a lot of time trying to work out how I could get the hand painted wash hand basins into my massive Ryanair sized hand luggage, but sadly they had to be left behind - they really are lovely.
Thank you Katy, Jenny and Mark for providing us with the perfect spot for our lovely Dordogne trip - until next time!
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the barn. Thanks for your review. The extra information will be very useful for future visitors.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stylish Barn with large fenced garden, views, fruit trees and oak wood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446353
+673 8183503
St Aulaye Perigord Vert
England
5

Katy's Barn, Saint Aulaye

Katy's Barn, Saint Aulaye
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We had a most enjoyable holiday at Katy's Barn in Saint Aulaye. The accommodation has been extremely well formed in a sympathetically coverted barn. The barn is spacious and provided with all you require.

The location is very peaceful with views across the tranquil countryside typical of this part of France.

All amenties are available locally in Saint Aulaye and nearby towns and villages. The beach on the river at Saint Aulaye is lovely and great for children and swimming with good food available at the beach cafe/restaurant.

Nearby Aubeterre Sur Dronne is a lovely village with numerous good restaurants. We also enjoyed visiting Bergerac and Perigeaux and have previously visited other towns in the area such as Brantome and Saint Emillion.

We love the area and would highly recommend the comfort of Katy's barn for your stay
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed staying in the St Aulaye Holiday Barn. Thank you for your review.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stylish Barn with large fenced garden, views, fruit trees and oak wood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446353
+673 8183503
St Aulaye Perigord Vert
Brampton, Cumbria, UK
5

Family Holiday ~ May 2011

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
What an amazing place to stay... Katy's barn was simply wonderful, exuding character, spacious, immaculately presented and extremely well equipped. Everything and more than you could possibly want to enjoy a relaxing and peacefull holiday.

An abundance of wonderful places to visit and an opportunity to experience the joy of rural France.

We were made to feel very welcome and all our needs were extremely well catered for... this was particulary important as we had a young child with us.

Thank you for making such a wonderful holiday possible.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Bergerac or Bordeaux
Nearest Ferry
166.9 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Train
11.4 Kilometres
Chalais. Also Coutras Train Station
Nearest Motorway
31.8 Kilometres
Montguyon
Nearest Beach
2.7 Kilometres
St Aulaye Riverside Beach
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Kilometres
St Aulaye
Nearest Golf
17.3 Kilometres
St Severan
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Kilometres
St Aulaye
Car: necessary

Set in a scenic hamlet in the heart of the countryside, close to the beaches and cafés of St. Aulaye on the Dronne river. The large, well wooded and private garden has beautiful views and a restful atmosphere. It is within easy reach of the popular Market towns of Riberac, Chalais and Aubetere. Fishing, swimming, kayaking and riding are available near-by and it is an excellent area for rambling and cycling. The area provides plenty of opportunity for photography, painting and sketching or you may simply relax in the sun or in the shade of the oak wood in the corner of the property. This is a good base from which to explore the historic, culinary and cultural splendors of the region. Enjoy day-trips to St. Emillion, Bergerac, Perigueux and Salat-la-Caneda or to the coastal areas of Lacanau or Arcachon or visit the vineyards and taste the wine in the world famous Bordeaux and Cognac regions.

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Availability & Rates

St Aulaye Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid season
Apr 12 2014 - Jun 21 2014
£140
£660
£2,000
3 nights
 
 
High season
Jun 22 2014 - Sep 6 2014
£860
£2,800
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
£140
£660
3 nights
 
 
High
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 3 2015
£180
£900
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£665
£1,620
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00
Refundable damage deposit £80.00
Notes The deposit is usually given in Euros(100) but the currency can depend upon your convenience.
20% discount on second and subsequent weeks' rental.
For longer rental periods in low season please contact the owner for rates.
20% discount for returning visitors.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

St Aulaye Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms feature beautifully hand painted wash hand basins with fish motif.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 have wardrobes and a chest of drawers each. Bedroom 3 is en-suite. A cot and up to three extra mattresses are available if requested.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Children are welcome, stair gates are available for the safety of toddlers. Some parts of the barn are approached by stairs so only the kitchen-dining room is fully accessible by wheel chair. Elderly visitors who are able to climb a few stairs would find it accessible. Pets are welcome. The garden is about 3/4 of an acre and is fenced. Ipod dock/speakers in the kitchen. Heating is by two efficient wood stoves.
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