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Fred & Josette Collinson

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Speaks: english

Spacious converted barn, with pool , in rural setting

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Perigord Vert Barn Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7 plus cot

This beautiful, well-equipped and maintained barn is situated in a stunning yet tranquil rural location, with the property standing alone amongst rolling countryside.

The barn offers extremely spacious accommodation, as the owners have been careful to maximise the use of space for the benefit and comfort of all guests. It is therefore ideally suitable for use by 2 families or those sharing with grandparents.

The owners are in their 17th year of successful renting and maintain a helpful but discrete presence in order to ensure that you obtain the maximum enjoyment out of your holiday.

Located in the Perigord Vert, which is a relatively undiscovered area of the Dordogne, the property is within easy travelling distance of the major attractions of this area and also those of the Limousin.

The property consists of a shared central driveway with the Barn being located on one side, facing a smaller cottage where the owners live. We do not have any other rental properties.

Set within 2 acres the garden surrounds the buildings on three sides, providing each property with its own private area.

The Barn has been converted to a high standard retaining many of its original features including beams and stonewalls, and offers extremely spacious accommodation.

There is a large lounge with wooden floor and wood-burning stove and contains 2 sofas and armchair plus coffee tables. In addition there is Satellite TV (English), and DVD.

The equally large dining room is separate from the lounge and contains a large oak refectory table for seating 8 and pine dresser. It also has a radio/cd player, separate iPod player and playstation 1.

The rear door from here opens onto the south facing terrace with BBQ and guests garden area.

There is a well-equipped fitted Kitchen, comprising of oak units, includes dishwasher and washing machine. All necessary cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided together with electric kettle and toaster. There is also a smaller pine table for seating 4 people.

Also on this floor there is a downstairs double bedroom and separate bathroom with WC.

A wooden staircase leads to a galleried landing with further exposed beams, bookcases and chaise lounge, .

On the first floor there is a separate shower room and WC; a double bedroom with cot and a large family room with 3 single beds.

The beautiful secluded floodlit swimming pool 10 by 5 meters, surrounded by terrace with sun beds and mattresses. The pool is cleaned on a daily basis and benefits from being exposed to the sun from early morning to late evening.

The pool lies away from the Barn and is shared with the owners.

To meet French safety legislation the pool is fenced and also has a self - closing gate.

To the rear of the Barn lies the south facing terrace area with BBQ and private garden with views of the surrounding countryside

Wooden Garden furniture is provided and we have a selection of bikes and out/indoor games that are free for visitors to use.

Access to the internet is by Wi-Fi.

The ground floor of the property is all on one level.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fred & Josette Collinson (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very enjoyable relaxing stay.

Fred & Josette were very helpful throughout our stay.

Please visit Brantome,.
Aug 2015
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Spacious converted barn, with pool , in rural setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews

Happy customers!

  • 5 of 5

The gite is nothing short of superb. We have stayed in many all over France, but this one is really special.

The hosts are ideal, they are very welcoming and always happy to help but really respect your privacy, so in fact the perfect balance.

The gite is immaculately clean and superbly equipped with loads to do for all ages both indoors and out. The pool is fabulous, so clean and it is saline, so no sore eyes. There is a supply of games, movies and the biggest selection of holiday reading I've ever seen.

If you can tear yourself away from the gite, your hosts have provided loads of info on places to go and have even provided maps to borrow so you can pick the prettiest route. It's a beautiful area, loads to see and do and the local cuisine is wonderful.

This was our second visit to Payzac and it was even better than last time, so I am sure it wont be our last.

Simply gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Superb vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying here at the barn, we feel we have only just touched the surface of all the great places to see.

It is immaculately maintained with everything you could possibly need. It's in a beautiful rural location but still within easy reach of many great places to visit. The barn feels like a home from home rather than a holiday rental.

Fred and Josette are the most perfect hosts, very friendly and welcoming. They are also so helpful and supportive with anything you need. Also kindly providing bikes for those who wish to explore the countryside.

It is a fantastic place to relax or explore the area. Totally recommend for families or those just wanting a total relaxing break.

We look forward to returning sometime in the near future! Thankyou Fred and Josette.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Beautiful spacious cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two weeks in this house. Fred and Josette were very kind and helpful when we needed them, but allowed us privacy the rest of the time. It was a treat to have someone else putting the pool to bed at the end of the day. The cottage is beautiful and well equipped. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous and very peaceful, with some very pretty villages and chateaux to visit. We particularly liked St. Yrieux la Perche, which has a lovely herb/chocolate/cheese shop.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Fabulous relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a beautiful quiet rural location. The house is spacious and very well appointed. the gardens are very pretty and swimming pool is well maintained and good size.

Fred and Josette are very welcoming and very helpful.

There is a lovely lake close by along with pretty villages and towns to explore by car or bike.

The whole stay was relaxing and the property was wonderful. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. The photos really dont do it justice. It is massive and the Fred & Josette have supplied everything you would need and more! We spent 2 weeks here and could have spent a lot more. You could spend 2 weeks and never leave the property it is so relaxing and the views from all sides of the gite are lovely. There is so much space for kids and everything provided they would need. Of course you want to venture out and Fred & Josette have provided countless guidebooks and leaflets on where to go near and far (and to be honest The Dordogne has everything). So the Gite is great, the grounds are great, the area is great and Fred & Josette are even better! I could do a longer review but to be honest all the other 50 odd reviews have said it all. what are you waiting for ? book it!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Beautiful location, spacious barn, stunning pool!

  • 5 of 5

We had a extremely relaxing 2 week holiday - 3 adults and a 14 and 12 year-old. Spent most of the holiday lazing around the pool! The barn was incredibly spacious and very well equipped.

The location was extremely peaceful though quite a long bike ride for the morning croissants! There was a very good selection of bikes available but we weren't able to use them as much as we'd hoped as the weather was much hotter than expecting (32 degrees most days).

Fans were provided for the upstairs rooms but they did get very hot, although the downstairs was cool most of the time.

The pool was stunning - warm and the cleanest pool we've ever had.

Fred and Josette were very welcoming. Lake Rouffiac definitely worth visiting. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Payzac, Angoisse and Lanouaille
Nearest Ferry
455 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
St Yrieix- 15 minutes
Nearest Motorway
37 Miles
Limoges - A20, J36
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Payzac, Angoisse and Lanouaille
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Rouffiac
Car: necessary

The Property lies on the border of the Aquitaine and Limousin and therefore provides easy access to areas of the Haute-Vienne, Creuse and Correze as well as the Dordogne. The nearest villages are Payzac and Lanouaille ,both within a 5 minute drive, each also offer the following services: - restaurants, bakers, butchers, supermarkets, chemists and banks. In addition the town of St Yrieix la Perche is a 15 minutes drive away and offers a wider selection of the above services. It also has a popular market on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month.

The property is situated within 2 miles of Lake Rouffiac, perfect for both young children and teenagers. A major upgrade in 2011 has led to the renewal of the beach area, including wooden walkways, disabled access, purpose built shower and toilet facilities, beach volley court and children’s playground. Life guards are provided in the main summer period. Activities offered include swimming, water skiing/wake boarding, pedalos, and tennis court. Organised activities such as archery, climbing walls, various high tree adventures, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing and stand up paddle are also available. New for 2015 is the Accro park, an high rope adventure course of 4 levels ranging from Green to Black. There is also a separate restaurant and bar.

In St Yrieix there is a new indoor leisure pool with outdoor water slides and also an indoor tennis centre.

Elsewhere on the outskirts of Excideuil there is a 9 hole golf course.

The local countryside is both beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills and valleys containing many rivers and lakes, ideal for those who enjoy walking or cycling.

The historical centres of Limoges, Perigueux and Sarlat are all within an hour's traveling time. Other attractions include horse racing at Pompadour, the magnificent chateaux at Hautefort & Jumilhac le Grande and the picturesque town of Brantome. The Dordogne is well known for its numerous prehistoric sites, including the famous Grotte de Lascaux, or for the more energetic there is also the opportunity of canoeing upon its various rivers. We are within easy travelling distance of the wine growing regions of Bergerac & Bordeaux.

The property is located equal distance (1 hour) from the 2 airports of Limoges & Brive-Vallee de la Dordgone. Flights into Limoges from numerous UK destinations are provided by Ryanair & Flybe, whilst those into Brive are currently provided by Cityjet and Ryanair.

Previous guests have also used the airports at Bergerac and Bordeaux.


Rates & Availability

Payzac Barn Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $327


All bookings run from 4pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure.
Prices includes all electricity and gas, but not central heating.
The price also includes the cost of the local tourist tax and welcome pack.
Linen and bath towels are provided but please bring pool towels.

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Perigord Vert Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs the bathroom is divided into 2 rooms. The bathroom itself consists of a full size bath with shower attachment, separate WC and washbasin. Entry is through an outer room which is used as a utility room and contains iron, ironing board etc. The shower room is located on first floor. This contains a separate fitted shower as well as WC and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom two - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom three - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom one - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1. Located on ground floor. Contains a double bed with 1920's bedroom suite consisting of a wardrobe, dressing table, and chest of drawers. There is a stone floor with rugs. All remaining bedrooms are on the first floor. Bedroom 2. This is a very spacious room, carpeted and consists of 3 single beds, a large chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 3. Carpeted with double bed, fitted wardrobe and 2 chest of drawers. This room also contains a full size Mothercare cot. All bedrooms have fans
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TV provides UK free programmes but not Sky. We have an extensive collection of DVD's and a selection of games for the Play station 1 console. For parents with young children, as well as a full size cot with bedding, we can also provide the use of a high chair, stair gate, buggy, nightlight, baby alarm and toy box. We provide a change of towels for guests staying more than 1 week. We have provided additional accommodation for past guests attending functions at the Chateaux of La Durantie and Essendieras.

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