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Traditional Manor House, private pool & 4 gites in the Vezere Valley, Dordogne - The Haybarn

Paul and Philippa Ward

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Traditional Manor House, private pool & 4 gites in the Vezere Valley, Dordogne - The Haybarn

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Peyzac le Moustier Barn Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering house with private pool & 4 self-contained gites with shared pool

A superb 19c manor house with private pool set in a private garden & 4 gites with shared pool, most have wonderful views of La Roque St Christophe. The house accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms with 6 en-suite bathrooms. The 4 gites, totally separate from the main house, have all been renovated and furnished to the same level of comfort as the house and share a second swimming pool. The largest, The Tobacco Barn, sleeps 5/6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The 3 other spacious gites - the Hay Barn, Walnut Store and La Roque Terrace - are each designed for 2 people. Each unit is fully self-contained, with kitchen, lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and has a private terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ. Alternatively the house and 4 gites would be suitable for large groups of up to 24 people - perfect for parties and weddings. The property is five minutes walk from local restaurant and boulangerie and perfectly situated for all places of interest the Dordogne has to offer.

Le Moustier: Situated between Montignac, famous for the Lacaux cave paintings, and Les Eyzies with its many prehistoric sites, the small village of Le Moustier derives its name from the prehistoric Mousterian era due to an important skull find there. It has a restaurant, bar and a boulangerie and the house is only 5 minutes walk from the village. Les Granges placed on the side of the river Vezere opposite La Roque St Christophe, a limestone cliff face with caves carved into the rock which were inhabited for over 55,000 years from the prehistoric era to the middle ages when over 5,000 people lived on the site. These kilometre long caves are illuminated at night and make a spectacular view from the property.

The surrounding area: Many local towns offer traditional street markets. Montignac in particular hosts an excellent market twice a week, and nearby Rouffignac has a splendid Sunday morning market, where local farmers exhibit freshly picked vegetables, plump ducklings, fresh foie gras and enormous selections of local cheeses. The Perigord is a gourmets paradise and there are many excellent local restaurants offering the best of the areas cuisine.

The property is excellently placed for walking and cycling with all tracks well marked. There are plenty to choose from and range in severity from easy to strenuous!

Other local activities include canoeing on the Vezere or the Dordogne rivers, horse riding and tennis, golf, hot air ballooning and river cruises all within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

The Dordogne Region: The land of a thousand chateaux, the Dordogne or Perigord as it was known, is split into four regions named for their natural features. Noir(black) region of dense forests, Vert(green) spruce trees, Pourpre(purple) vines and Blanc(white) natural limestone. Due to its natural beauty and abundance of medieval towns, chateaux and villages, the Perigord Noir is the jewel in the crown of the Dordogne. The Vezere Valley, with its predominance of prehistoric sites, makes this region one of the most visited. The medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and the vibrant city of Perigueux and many traditional villages, each with a character of their own, including Domme, Rocamador, Beynac, Le Roque Gageac, Montignac with the famous Lascaux caves, St Leon sur Vezere, makes the region a real sight seeing experience.

More Details

Details for The Haybarn 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The Hay Barn is our most spacious gîte for a couple. It overlooks the swimming pool, and has a very large private terraced area, with plenty of space for outdoor barbecuing and dining. The double bedroom has views down the valley, and an ensuite bathroom. The living area has many natural stone features, exposed oak beams in its high ceiling, and a corner fireplace with a wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. A satellite (freeview) TV is available for guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fan oven with gas burners, a microwave, and a fridge.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul and Philippa Ward (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
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About Paul and Philippa Ward

We were both born, and grew up, in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was working as a graphic designer and Philippa worked, in the same office, as a secretary. We moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, later that same year because Paul was offered a new job. Philippa decided to train as a nurse and qualified in 1980.

Paul and Philippa Ward purchased this barn in 2010

Why Paul and Philippa Ward chose Peyzac le Moustier

After we had our two daughters, Charlotte (1982) and Nicola (1983), we came to the Dordogne for some wonderful camping holidays and fell in love with the region. From that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. We never expected to be able to realise our dream!

We especially loved the Vezere Valley and when we saw Le Manoir des Granges for sale on a website we arranged a viewing. It was the last of 4 properties; there was no competition! The location is amazing with view across to Roque Saint Christophe. A village with a lovely restaurant and a boulangerie in walking distance. Only 10 minutes drive to Montignac for the supermarket and market.

What makes this barn unique

Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people. Accommodation for mobility impaired.

We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest. Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the Haybarn for five nights in April 2014 whilst house hunting in the area. The gite was comfortable, very clean, well appointed and delightfully situated. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The setting - within sight of the Roque St Christophe and the Rivere Vezere - is impressive, the surrounding area peaceful and beautiful. Montignac is close by and a lovely town and there are numerous pretty villages and good restaurants in the vicinity. Sarlat, Domme and Beynac are an easy drive and worth visiting. All in all I would definitely return to the gite - though we liked the area so much we are buying a house near Montignac ourselves!
Apr 2014
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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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The Haybarn
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in the haybarn in June. The photos really don't do this gite justice, it is beautiful. Paul and Philippa were fantastic hosts, full of helpful information and great ideas for sightseeing! Highly recommended. Also our dog was welcomed not just in the gite but everywhere we went.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful area, very comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in the converted charming hay barn. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals for ourselves. It was quiet and the surrounding area is beautiful and green. Paul and Philipa could not possibly have been more accommodating. They gave us tips on what to see and how to get there, where to walk or hike, where to get groceries and where to dine. We found the history of the area to be nothing short of remarkable.

Paul and Philipa love this area and love to share it with others. We came on the recommendation of a couple who have stayed here three times and who will return again and again. We recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Plazac
Nearest Ferry
774 Kilometres
Roscoff
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Junction 17 A89/E70
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Moustier
Car: necessary

Les Granges is situated in Le Moustier near to Montignac and the beautiful village of St Leon sur Vezere. Close to Lascaux caves, the towns of Sarlat, Beynac, Domme and Perigueux. Directly opposite is La Roque St Christophe, the site of a small Bastide town dating back 55,000 years and inhabited up to the 16th century. This kilometre long cave carved into the rock thousands of years ago, is lit up at night and makes a spectacular view from the property. There are many historic sites dating back to Prehistoric times, caves, grottos, cave paintings, all situated in the most beautiful countryside. This area has been made famous by Jean Auel's Earth's Children books. The sixth and latest one, Land of Painted Caves, was published in 2011. Many of our customers come to stay to see the area linked to these books.

The Perigord is noted also for its gastronomy, foie gras, truffles, confit de canard, wild mushrooms and walnuts! We are surrounded by pretty villages, all with markets at least once a week, giving our renters the opportunity to experiment with the local produce. As well as walking, cycling, canoeing and golf there is a Budhist centre and a Hammam very close so you can either be active or relax!

Other Activities: Canoing, paintballing (30mins), Microlite tuition

Golf: There are four 18 hole courses and three 9 hole courses in the Perigord region. Most are between 35minutes and one hours drive from our property, others are slightly further but well worth the drive!

This is an excellent website which gives you all the information you need. http://www.golf-dordogne-perigord.com/golfs.html

There is also information about a free golf pass which gives you discount on all the courses in the region.

Ski: No Skiing.

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Rates & Availability

From £55 Per night

Peyzac le Moustier Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-season
Mar 28 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£65
£400
 
 
High season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Mid-season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£65
£400
 
 
Low season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
£55
£350
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
£65
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 30% Deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.
Refundable breakage deposit of €200 required on arrival.
A final cleaning charge of €30 is payable on departure.
There will be a charge for supply of logs during the winter months.
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Amenities

Peyzac le Moustier Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has toilet, washbasin and bath with shower overhead.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Space for cot in bedroom.
  • The bedroom has beautiful views across the valley to La Roque St Christophe. Ample storage space and access to the en-suite bathroom. Wonderfully quiet!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A maid service can be provided charged hourly by arrangement. If you wish to avoid the hassle of cooking yourself on your first day of arrival or on longer sight seeing days, a pre-prepared meal can be cooked for you ready for you to serve and eat. Please contact the owner for details.

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