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Paul and Philippa Ward

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Beautiful Dordogne Holiday Homes - The Haybarn - ensuite bedroom, pool, Saint Leon sur Vezere 5mns drive

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

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Overview

Peyzac-le-Moustier Barn Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable self-catering house, large gdns, private pool, 6 ensuite bedrooms

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.

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Details for The Haybarn - ensuite bedroom, pool, Saint Leon sur Vezere 5mns drive 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The Haybarn 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
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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 Perigord Noir

We came to the Dordogne with our daughters, Charlotte and Nicola, 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.

We love walking, cycling and birdwatching - we can do all of these in our free time!

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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Reviews

4.9
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The Haybarn - ensuite bedroom, pool, Saint Leon sur Vezere 5mns drive
average rating of 4.9 based on 28 reviews
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A lovely spot

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this clean and comfortable gite. The pool was beautifully clean and well maintained and really necessary in the 30 degree plus temperatures we experienced during our stay.

Our hosts, Paul and Philippa, looked after us really well with nothing being too much trouble.

The immediate surroundings of the gite are very pretty and one can go for a stroll along the banks of the nearby Vezere river - lovely during the warm evenings.

We particularly enjoyed some meals at the Auberge du Pont in the nearby village of St Leon.

I would recommend "Le Manoir" to friends and family without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely gite and dog friendly too

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two week stay at the Hay barn . It's comfortably and fully equipped to a high standard with the added benefit if a fenced terrace at was much appreciated by our boxer dog Bonnie. The other three gites and the main house are similarly excellent so there are lots of options for different holiday groupings from couples to larger groups yet each retains private space if required. Paul and Philipa are very welcoming ,helpful and knowledgable hosts and all the facilities are very well maintained. The location is excellent for the vezere historic attractions and close to the sarlat / domme section of the dordogne . Lots of attractions for the energetic nearby cycle and walking trails and of course canoes on the rivers. The village shop is a three minute walk for the daily baguette and there a lots of options for eating with short car rides and menus to suite all tastes and budgets . The bastides of the Lot and vineyards at Bergerac and cahors are within striking distance for a day out and really as in the case in this area there is too much variety to cover in a fortnight - which is why we hope to be returning to this excellent property in the not too distant future

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful once again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Paul and Phillippa. Three years ago we got engaged here and this summer we returned with our one year old. It was a very different experience as a result but no less enjoyable! The haybarn is a lovely space and the private terrace is great for evenings in the sunshine. The pool is great and you can largely expect it to yourself. The local area is beautiful and entirely unspoilt. The Roc de St Christophe is well worth a visit as is the auberge in the village for lunch (or dinner if you haven't a toddler in tow): huge dishes and reasonably priced. St Leon also has a number of restaurants in a beautiful setting. There are plenty of places you can go that are further afield but you don't need to. Paul and Phillippa are fantastic hosts and we look forward to going again at some point in the future, though we may have outgrown the haybarn by then!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Fantastic gite

  • 5 of 5

We once again had an amazing time in the Haybarn. Paul and Philippa went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, and the Haybarn was a great size for us and our 18-month-old. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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"Heaven"

  • 5 of 5

Our first 2-week stay at the Haybarn a couple of years ago was so delightful that we returned for another 2 lovely weeks this year. The location is perfect, being both quiet and scenic, with the Roque St Christophe right across the Vezere, an excellent restaurant/bar and a boulangerie within easy walking distance, and within minutes of some of the best archaeological places to visit, like: Lascaux, Rouffignac, the Font de Gaume, Castel-Merle, Les Eyzies and its museum, and many more. Paul and Philippa can tell you more about these, and, since they are English, you will be able to understand them, should your French be not up to par. I only regret giving them a good review in that I want to return to the Haybarn and hope that popularity doesn't make it hard to book!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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A perfect week in Perigord

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weeks' stay in the 'Haybarn'. It sits on the highest point of the property with views of the pool and La Roque St Christophe just across the Vezere River. Comfortble bed, good shower, kitchen stocked with everything you need to prepare meals, and a huge patio for dining alfresco. Everything you read about the property is true. It's lovingly maintained by the owners Philippa and Paul who are there should you require anything - whether it be restaurants, sites to visit, or taking a canoe trip. We highly recommend the Haybarn!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you very much. We are always pleased to know when our customers have enjoyed their stay and that the facilities are a good standard. We enjoy sharing all that we know about our area to help our guests make the most of their time here. At the same time, we are very happy to learn from everyone new things so that we can pass it on.
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Musée national de Préhistoire
"Full of fantastic information, artefacts and fossils. A 'must do' for all Pre-history fans."
Grotte de Font de Gaume
"One cave, open to the public, that has original cave paintings from pre-history times. Must ..."
Grotte de Rouffignac
"Our favourite cave visit! Take the electric train through the cave and see the etchings/carv..."
Montignac
"Our beautiful, local, very French town. Not just for tourists but for the locals too. Market..."
Beynac-et-Cazenac
"Set at the side of the River Dordogne, just 30 mins drive from us, Beynac is a lovely villag..."
La Roque-Gageac
"One of the most picturesque places in the Dordogne. Quaint villages with lovely little stree..."
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
"Prepare to be amazed by the paintings in this cave. Even though it is a replica of the origi..."
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

Peyzac-le-Moustier Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$662
 
 
Mid-season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
1 night minimum stay
$79
$562
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
$60
$417
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$79
$562
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - May 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
$60
$417
 
 
Mid-season
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$79
$529
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$728
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$79
$562
 
 
Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$60
$417
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
$79
$562
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$60
$417
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $265

30% Deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.
Refundable breakage deposit of €200 required on arrival.
An optional, final cleaning charge of €30 is payable on departure. You do not pay for cleaning if you opt to do the cleaning yourself.
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
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 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:
  • 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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