About the property
- Barn807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Barn and Cottage in Issigeac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Set In Beautiful Countryside, 10 Mins Walk To Lake And Short Distance To Small Medieval Town
La Barrat is an old, picturesque farmhouse with two luxury 2 person gites & pool set in 40 acres overlooking a valley leading down towards a peaceful fishing lake. We are just outside a small hamlet & only 2 km from the medieval town of Issigeac. We are situated in a region renown for it's bastide villages and towns and we are less than an hours drive from Sarlat to the east and St Emilion to the west. Le Sechoir, an old prune drying oven sits close to our farmhouse, the second gite, La Creche is in a restored section of our beautiful Perigourdine barn. Both have high quality accommodation & private terraces.
Christine and Gerard PARISET
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- May 27, 2018
About Christine and Gerard PARISET
After numerous working years in Paris, we were looking for a pleasant resort with a soft and sunny climate and a happy, active and welcoming population to live and work finally on the open air. It is what we found in La Barrat,
Christine and Gerard PARISET purchased this Barn in 2014
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Hope to see you gain soon.
Thank you Gerard and Christine for your wonderful hospitality, and a most znjoyable week in your lovely gite and in the most perfect location. We feel truly relaxed and peaceful here.
Hope to see you again soon.
Holly, Michael and Rufus.
Beautiful simply says it all!
The setting for Le Creche is wonderful. A beautiful renovated farm in fantastic grounds, all kept pristine by Gerard and Christine who are wonderful hosts. The gite is very well equipped, with everything you need plus more. Nice welcome pack of beer, wine, bread, jam and milk, plus tea and coffee. The rooms are very spacious and the photos don't really do it justice. So full of character.
The pool is very nice and the setting so tranquil with views over the valley. A great place to relax after a morning's sightseeing followed by lunch on your private patio by the gite.
Location is great for Issigeac, which must be one of the nicest bastide towns in the region. So full of character and charm. A 30 minute gentle walk from the gite or a 5 minute car ride, plenty of parking. The Sunday market is a must and the "gourmet" evening on Thursdays is great fun. If you plan on eating in town, then La Bruceliere is a must. The food is delicious, fantastically prepared and presented, and very reasonable too. Great staff.
Overall, we would say it's a fantastic gite in a great location, run by two very nice hosts. We would definitely come back here if ever we plan to do the Dordogne region again. Thank you Gerard and Christine.
Thank you very much to the both of you, it's a pleasure for us too, to meet nice people at home.
Wonderful gite in an ideal setting
This is one of the nicest gites we have stayed in. From the moment you arrive and receive such a warm welcome from the owners Gerard and Christine you realise that you have found a small piece of heaven. The gite is very well equipped with your every need catered for. It is spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean with a touch of charm that these older buildings have. There are several outside seating areas for your own exclusive use and, of course, the pool is wonderful with good quality sun beds and a great view down the valley to enjoy. We must not forget Zoe who adds her own 'charm' to this unique gite. We hope to return very soon.
Relaxing and peaceful location
On arrival, both Gerard and Christine gave us a very warm welcome. They spent time with us in the accommodation, 'Le Creche', showing how everything worked. They provided us with a bottle a wine, some beers, bread and other essentials - a nice touch.
The cottage itself was large and cool with nice king-sized double bed, a fan was provided which was welcome on the warm nights. All other facilities were as stated and in good working order. As a bonus there was also English Freeview TV.
With another nearby cottage and the large house being set in 40 acres, there was plenty of walking for two energetic Border Terriers. We were often accompanied by Zoe, the owners black Labrador. |The patio area around 'Le Creche' was surrounded by a 'picket' fence. This kept our dogs in and Zoe out!
We didn't use the pool, but it did look inviting. Plenty of loungers and sun-shades, plus shade from surrounding trees. Sounded wonderful with the wind blowing through them.
The nearest town is Issigeac where the closest restaurants and bars are. Fairly busy during the day but quiet at night, a really lovely place. Very busy on a Sunday though when the local market comes to town. Well worth a visit. Apart from the usual fruit, veg, clothing a bags, there's also antiques and bric-a-brac.
Gerard and Christine were so nice and helpful. Most of the time we only saw them when they were working around the property, but always a cheery wave. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and were very sad to leave.
Here are so many places of interest to see..
We had a truly wonderful time in this gite. The place is large and peaceful, and what pleasure to listen to the bird song. Christine and Gerard make us so welcome, and we just love Zoé.
Absolutely stunning in every way!
My husband and I along with our one year old stayed in July this year for a week. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and wonderful stay. The owners Christine and Gerrard couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. We had a few questions we wanted to ask before booking so we knew all was ok for our little one and they went out of their way to accommodate (even purchasing a new high chair for him!). The house and pool are simply stunning and it's incredibly peaceful. The town is such a short distance away which is great, we hired a car as it was great to be able to pop to other town and villages to visit the markets and it just made it easier with shopping and getting to and from the airport. We booked fairly last minute and we are so glad we found such a gem. We cannot wait to return and just want to thanks you both so so much for everything. We had a fantastic holiday!! All the best, Patrick, Tess & Archie! Xx
Arcachon and the beaches of the west coast are a 2 hour drive away.
La Barrat is about 20 Kilometres south of Bergerac, even less from the airport - Roumaniere. There are daily flights to and from the UK throughout the year. We are a situated approximately a 9 hour drive from Calais and a 6 hour drive from Paris.
Issigeac is our nearest large village/small town, a short two minutes drive from La Barrat. Bergerac is a lovely, larger town 15 minutes drive from La Barrat. It is situated on the banks of the Dordogne and has a beautiful old town where the winding, cobbled streets climb up from the river to the church and market place at the top of the town. There are numerous bastide villages, chateaux & gardens which are a short drive away. The surrounding area provides many walking/cycling opportunities.
Issigeac has a bank with cash machine and the shops include bakeries, butchers, newsagent, grocers and hairdressers. There are some pottery, art and gift shops and there is often an art exhibition at the local tourist office.
Issigeac has a thriving Sunday morning market and the quiet town is is transformed for a few hours. It is a great opportunity to stock up with local produce. There a several really good restaurants.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: A deposit of 150 € per week is payable on booking, payable by cheque or bank transfer. A booking form is to be completed. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security deposit of 150 € is required at this point. Changeover Day: Guests are asked to leave by 10am and check in is at 4pm. We will be as flexible as possible to fit in with travel arrangements. Notes on prices: Prices include linen, welcome pack and all cleaning materials. Heating is included in low season.