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Kay Doney

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

A Beautiful 3 Bedroom Converted Stone Barn Nr Sarlat

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

Overview

La Chapelle-Aubareil Barn Rental Photos and Description

Set Right In The Centre Of A Lovely Village With Shop and Childrens playground

* 2016 PRICES HELD FOR 2017 with special offers on request for couples travelling out of season* AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR CYCLING, WALKING AND SIGHTSEEING AS WELL AS RELAXING. The property benefits from central heating throughout. A well appointed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom property sleeping up to six people. The ground floor consists of a comfortable family open living space, with separate sitting, dining and kitchen areas. Facilities include satellite TV ( UK free sat ) and a european TNT satelite box with a range of French/German/Spanish TV available for our guests. DVD player and play station 2, with a variety of games. Free Wi FI access. The lounge has comfortable seating for al the family. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of floor and wall cupboards along with Dishwasher, Washing machine, full size electric cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, and fridge /freezer. There is a full range of crockery, glassware and cooking utensils at your disposal. Hot water is provided by gas, which also services the radiators in the cooler months, (in off peak months there may be an additional charge for heating)

The open plan staircase leads to the first floor which comprises of three good size bedrooms. Bedroom one has a double bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers. This room also has access to an en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with 2 small chests of drawers and a wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has two single beds with wardrobe and chest of drawers. All bedrooms have additional box storage if needed. The family bathroom comprises of bath with shower above, wash basin and wc. Towels, and bed linen are provided, changed weekly for those staying longer. (Please bring your own Pool towels as these are not provided)

Outside there are two terraces, the main terrace is of wood decking , with table, comfortable chairs and tonnelle for your comfort, and charcoal barbecue. The garden area leads directly to the Swimming pool, which is a 10mx5m salt water pool with thermal cover, (this is shared with owners). No chlorine means no skin irritation or sore eyes. The pool area is fenced, but also has a pool alarm which is to French safety standards. There are a range of loungers and a parasol for your comfort in this area.

Local amenities in the village include a shop open 365 days a year with fresh bread daily within 50 metres. There is a childrens play area with picnic tables and toilets behind the shop. A family run Ferme Auberge is 1km. There are local markets held in the area every day of the week.

The area is excellent for both walking and cycling, with many waymarked walks both from the village and within a twenty minute drive. It can get very hot in July and August so the best months for these activities are May, June, September and October. Cycling from the village is a sheer joy with good roads which are generally quiet, and whether you just want to cycle to a nearby village for a coffee or do a serious ride then this area is a joy. Glenn himself cycles so can help plan routes for novice and the serious rider. Off road there are many trails accessed from the village, so no need to take the car. We can provide secure storage for your bikes during your stay, and also advise on bikes available to rent during your stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kay Doney (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Kay Doney

We set out on an adventure and a totally new way of life in 2009, when we discovered 2 stone barns, very much calling out for renovation. Both leaving behind our jobs, we began a 3 year project to make these our home, and are now pleased to be able to share these with others. We enjoy the slower pace of life here, and being part of a village community is a real joy. Sitting out on a summers evening with a glass of wine, and a few friends, is both relaxing and rewarding. Kay and Glenn

Kay Doney purchased this barn in 2009

Why Kay Doney chose Perigord Noir

We fell in love with this property purely on it's location, which is beautiful. We intended to buy a house ready to move into with the potential for a Gite for rental. Instead we bought two empty shells, be it they had new windows and roof! For us being right in the centre of the village was important, and the beautiful countryside which surrounds us is a bonus. The village is only small, but we have a small primary school, library, shop and restaurant. We will never cease to be amazed at where we live and the wonderful neighbours we have.

What makes this barn unique

Looking out of the bedroom window in the morning and seeing the sun lighting up the village square, or late at night looking up at the stars sparkling in the night sky is wonderful. No light pollution here. Having our two properties on one site was a real bonus, which has allowed us to be able to share our little piece of French rural life with others, from which we get a great deal of pleasure.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
A Beautiful 3 Bedroom Converted Stone Barn Nr Sarlat
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to the region and we were not disappointed. The house is of an excellent standard, well maintained and spotlessly clean. It is situated in an elevated pretty village which is very peaceful and provides beautiful sunsets and fantastic dark night skies. An added bonus is the village shop and freshly cooked pizza from the mobile van on a Saturday evening. Many attractions and the picturesque vllages of the Dordogne valley are within an easy short drive making it a good central location from which to explore.The hot weather allowed us to use the fantastic pool everyday which is much bigger than the picture suggests and probably the best we have had. We found that there is so much to do nearby and lots to keep teenagers entertained - caneoing, lake swimming, chateaux and castles. The area is great for cycling with quiet well maintained roads and tracks but be prepared for hills ! Kay and Glenn provided a warm welcome and are excellent hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A gem of a find!

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing 2 weeks we just spent here. So pleased we discovered this place to spend our family holiday. Loads of room (we were 5 but it will sleep 6) and a very easy open plan layout downstairs.

The pool was the gem of the place - right in your own garden. High quality and very well maintained. Breakfast on the patio in the sun if you want to. BBQ by the deck in the evening. We couldn't have asked for anything more to complete our holiday.

All the top Dordogne sites are within approximately 30 might mins. drive. Chateaux, Sarlat, local markets, Lasseaux Caves, kayaking, high ropes. It's a superb base to explore the region. Local shop in the village for day to day supplies and the pretty town of Montignac about 15 mins. away which has a variety of restaurants, shops and a couple of supermarkets.

Thanks to Kay and Glenn for a warm welcome and making or stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Henderson Family July 2016 – 2 Adults and 3 teenagers (16, 18 & 19)

We've had a fantastic holiday, the Gitê and pool is beautiful and spotlessly clean. Kay and Glenn are great hosts and are always available for any help or advise.

When you first arrive you are greeted with a small and very picturesque village (La Chapelle Aubareil). The Gitê is located quite central and is stunning. Everything is spotlessly clean and every detail allows you to settle straight in and enjoy your holiday. The pool is bigger than we expected and not full of chlorine so no skin issues or sore eyes after swimming.

We have never visited the Dordogne before and didn’t really know a good area to stay and this was a bit of a gamble however, it’s location is perfect for exploring the Dordogne with Montignac about 5 miles away (with a good supermarket) and Sarlat about 11 miles away.

Some of our holiday highlights that we would recommend.

• Days around the pool

• A rustic French meal at Le Bareil. They only open on lunch times so if you don't book arrive at 12.00 as it gets busy and allow 2.5 to 3 hours. Wine is included and it’s in walking distance (about a mile). http://www.madeinbareil.com/

• A visit to the caves Gouffre de Padirac. http://www.gouffre-de-padirac.com/#/en

• Canoes / kayak on the Dordogne River. We hired ours out from Loisirs in Vitrac (over the bridge on left). They speak good English, the Kayaks are good and it's well organised. We arrived at 9.15 and set off by minibus at 10.00 to out start point in Carsac. With a few stops on route we arrived at the fifth bridge just after Beynac at 15.20 (25km). http://www.canoes-loisirs.com/

• A visit to Beynac and the Castle up the Hill.

• Large Saturday Market in Sarlat. Arrive early as it gets really busy.

• Fresh bread from local bakery. Not far from Le Bareil restaurant about 1 mile. Need to be there before 9.30.

As a family we try and choose a different type of holiday each year in a different place and to date have never returned to the same place (the world is too big) however, we felt so relaxed and in love with La Grange Mirabelle and the Dordogne this might now change.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect property in an excellent location for exploring the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We returned after staying here last year and yet again we all had an amazing, relaxing holiday. The property is in an ideal location for visiting places of interest in the Dordogne. The alternative is relaxing by the pool, dining outside, enjoying the local produce and wine.

Kay and Glenn are as ever excellent hosts and very welcoming. Our two children loved the pool, the outside area and enjoyed the inflatables!

Thanks again for all your help and local knowledge.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Something for everybody

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and tidy. Central to sites.

Lovely pool. Best we have had.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfect place to stay while visiting the Dordogne Region

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The Doneys are welcoming, kind, and attentive hosts. They have made the pretty stone home quite comfortable and keep it very clean. We were 4 adults and one teenager and had plenty of room. The home is well-equipped and the only negative for us was that it was still to cool out to enjoy the beautiful swimming pool. The village is pretty and quiet and not far from the many interesting things to see in the area. The caves and prehistoric sites are close by in one direction with Sarlat an easy 20 minutes drive away in another direction. We were really happy in this home (and with the price) and hope to be able to return!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Brive
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Bareil
Nearest Ferry
630 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Vitrac
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Bareil
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Tamnies Lake
Car: necessary

The property is situated in the ever popular Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne between the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. The historical town of Sarlat-la Caneda, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe is just 20 minutes away, and we are perfectly placed for the most beautiful sites in the Dordogne and Lot.

The area is perfect for both walkers and cyclists with plenty of footpaths and tracks, weaving through forest and countryside affording some superb views. Along with quiet lanes, even at the peak season, you can see something different everyday.

There are numerous Chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through, and wherever you are, you are never to far from good food and wine, or if you prefer coffee and pastries. For the more energetic and adventurous, along with walking and cycling there is quad biking, paragliding, karting, horse riding, water parks, swimming lakes and of course canoing on both the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. So whether you are a family or on your own there is so much to keep you interested.

Sarlat, one of the jewels of France, it is a town not to be missed with its Medieval centre which is full of hidden delights in it's myriad of lanes and alleys, guided walks are available from the Tourist Office. The town bustles especially on market days but take time to sit in a cafe or bar and watch life going on in the way provincial France does best, taking time to chat to friends and being social.

Finding a place to get good food to eat is simple as there are many restaurants and cafes where you can sample food at it's best. One of the best experience's of eating in Sarlat is just wandering through this historic town choosing just the right place for you.

Montignac which straddles the Vezere river is a charming small market town with a cosy and friendly atmosphere. There are many restaurants and bars to relax in. If you are here in the last week of July there is an international music festival which is both colourful and vibrant, with musicians and dancers in traditional costume performing in the streets.

The Vezere Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is renowned for it's many prehistoric sites, including the world famous Lascaux caves, Font de Gaume, Roque St Christophe, a Troglodyte village, along with the array of castles and Chateaux.

The cliff top fortified towns of Beynac, Domme and Castlenaud on the Dordogne river should be experienced. Then there are the many Villages de France in the area all worth a visit.

One trip to make into the Lot is to Rocamadour which is a beautiful town and a pilgrimage for many who believe in the healing powers there. Whilst there, take a trip to the Gouffre de Padirac ,which is stunning, with boat ride through the caves and one of the most popular trips our guests take.

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Rates & Availability

La Chapelle-Aubareil Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,581
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$979
 
 
Autumn
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$126
$655
 
 
Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$126
$655
 
 
Spring
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$126
$655
 
 
Late spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$946
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,184
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,581
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $265

Deposit of 35% to confirm booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to holiday. Returnable damage/cleaning deposit of £200 payable with the final payment, which will be refunded within 2 weeks should the property be left in good clean condition. Rates for winter, low are for up to 3 people, larger parties may be subject to a 20% surcharge. Winter heating charge £6/night. Changeover day Saturday

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Amenities

La Chapelle-Aubareil Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is the en-suite and is accessed from bedroom 1, it has a tiled floor and a non slip mat is provided. Bathroom 1 is the family bathroom and there is a glass shower screen to give a semi enclosed shower area. both bathrooms are provided with towel rails, mirrors above the wash basins and bins.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is the principle bedroom with a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table with table lamp. This room has access to the en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has a chest of drawers, hanging rail and bedside table with table lamp. Bedroom 3 has a wardrobe, chest of drawers with table lamp. A travel cot is available and can either go in bedroom 1 cor in bedroom 3.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Although the property is well suited for families we do structure our pricing to accommodate smaller groups out of the peak season. A car is recommended as there is no public transport.

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