|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This beautifully converted barn is one of three holiday homes with great views over the sunflower fields. There is a large pool with sun loungers etc. The local village of Chevanceaux is only a 10 minute walk away and has many of the required amenities to provide a great holiday. There is a variety of local shops plus a bar and recommended restaurant "Le grain du sel". There is also an open air swimming pool and local fishing. In the summer there are bustling evening markets. The local towns of Mondendre and Montguyon are accessible by car and both have restaurants, bars, large supermarkets and evening markets. Local activities include cycling, fishing, swimming, sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting, a safari park, canoeing and a local beach.
Master bedroom with a lovely en-suite shower room. Large second bedroom with a king size four poster bed. Third bedroom has a set of bunks. There is a third floor which sleeps 4 in a double bed and a set of twins and a private bathroom. All bedrooms have good storage. The main bathroom has a large jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The kitchen dining area is open plan on to the large lounge. the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need, toasters/kettle/oven/hob/microwave/iron etc
there is a large shower room off the kitchen and bathroom. The lounge has many original features including lovely oak beams and a cast iron log burner, there is also a cupboard filled with games/books/DVDs and videos. From the lounge there is a lovely patioed balcony a great place to enjoy the view over the sunflower fields and your coffee in the morning.
The house is fully wifi and has a sky box with english channels,
We have had a lovely stone houses and barns in france from 2006 when we came on our summer vaction to this region and fell in love. They have been loving restored from old ruins with many orginal features retained. The whole family has enjoyed being part of this project and now spends as much time as possible at La Ville.
oliver douglas purchased this barn in 2006
We were amazing lucky to find these properties and to work with local and english craftsmen to restore such beautiful stone buildings which date back to the 17th Century. The area is one of outstanding beauty in the second warmest region in france. La Ville is walking distance into a large Village which has everything you may need to make your vaction wonderful but is in the country side overlooking stunning sunflower fields best of both worlds. The area is easily accessible from England and the spanish border is only 2 hours away.
The houses are in a peaceful rural area but there are two large towns only a ten minute drive away and the prestigious wine region of Bordeaux and Congac are only 40 minutes away. The fantastic swimming complex at Jonzac is only 20 minutes away and we have catered hopefully in the houses with everything you need from great cooking facilities, english TV, extensive books games and DVDs to the outside where there are bikes, swimming, boules and many more games and my favourite aspect of the La Ville is having a glass of red wine whilst watching the amazing sun sets over the sunflower fields.
Here is a copy of the letter sent to owner who did reply with an apology but no comments made regarding the points made in the letter.
I contacted you as soon as we arrived to give you a quick outline of problems discovered on arrival and now I’m back from our disappointed holiday I have decided to give you a more detailed complaint.
On arrival we found the key as described and on entering the property it’s was evident that the property hadn’t been cleaned, the floor hadn’t been swept for some time. As we progressed further into the property it became clear this property hadn’t been cleaned for weeks.
I sent you a number of photos of the dirt and grime on surfaces etc., none of the windows had been cleaned for a number of months we did clean the front and rear patio doors. The 3 seater settee was dirty and sagging badly; I wouldn’t give this house space and wouldn’t expect such poor quality furniture for a holiday property. On the footstool, little settee and coffee/storage box there was a layer of dust and what looked like dog hair although it’s not easy to see in the photos I sent you. On the sideboard also covered in dust and the mirror had not been cleaned for a long time looking at dirt on the cloth which you can clearly see from the photo. The TV was covered in hand prints clear for anybody to see and the shelf covered in dust at a guess had not been cleaned for months. The seating provided isn’t adequate for the number of guest the house can sleep.
To the kitchen, all the surfaces had dust and crumbs on including the kitchen table. We found a number of dishes with hardened food on, we put all dishes, glasses and cutlery through the dish washer and all unit shelfs were wiped down and the cutlery divider was filthy which we didn’t use as it was disgusting we cleaned the draw put a tea towel in the bottom. The kettle was covered in old food stuff and dirty. The fridge was dirty as seen in photos. The dishwasher had not been cleaned for years as seen in photos I cleaned all the hardened lime scale and bought cleaning fluid which we used the last one on leaving. The cushions on the table chairs were filthy with food stuff, we stacked and didn’t use, on leaving we returned them to the chairs.
The bathrooms weren’t too bad to be fair although we did clean the shower doors, that was until we took a shower after cleaning for a number of hours and found that it was leaking through the kitchen celling.
There are 3 lovely beaches on local lakes which are only 10 minutes away. Beau Vallon which is on the outskirts of Montguyon has a great grill and bar and all the activities you could ask for. The beach at guizengard also has quad bikes and jet skis.
Bordeaux, 60km 40 mins.
Bergerac, 80km 90 mins.
Angouleme, 60km 35 mins.
La Rochelle, 120km 90 mins.
Limoge, 130km 120 mins.
Caen/St Malo 5 hrs.
Tunnel/Calais 8 hrs.
Cherbourg 7 hrs.
All three houses have sky boxes which give english tv . All houses are wifi and fast internet connection is available.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 3 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
25% is due on booking and the remaining balance is due 8 weeks before. There are discounts for early bookings and longer than 2 weeks lets, or for all the 3 propertys rented together. Alternative change over days are available out of season. Short lets are also available.
Saturday is preferable but please contact with any unusual requests.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts for long winter lets. Discounts also available for longer than 2 weeks booked in summer. There is a supplementary cleaning and bedding charge of a £100 per week for seven guests or more.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.