Self catering Gite in La Rochebeaucourt Et Argentine Dordogne/ Charente Region - It Is A Peaceful Location, A 10 Minute Walk To The Village Which Has A Bakers And A Restaurant
Sarah and Steve englefield
About Sarah and Steve englefield
We are Sarah and Steve Englefield. Previously we worked in a primary school in Ashford Kent. Sarah worked as a Family Liaison Officer and Steve was the site manager, we worked at Kingsnorth School in Ashford Kent. We would like to welcome you to France and our Gite which we love, here in Bonneuil. We are very passionate, fun loving people who will go out of our way to make you feel very welcome, we enjoy a good laugh and a joke and enjoy making the most of life. Sarah has two sons who live back in England, she loves to cook and entertain and when relaxing likes to play on her I pad. Steve has brothers and sisters and has a passion for good old classic movies and John Wayne. We moved here in March 2015 and have been very busy trying to make things nice. We look forward to meeting you.
Sarah and Steve englefield purchased this Barn in 2015
Why Sarah and Steve englefield chose La Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine
We went on holiday to the Charente region and fell in love with the Dordogne with its rolling countryside on our way to visit Brantome for the day. We are located in a peaceful and friendly hamlet with fantastic views over the valley. The easy access to the main road the D939 takes you to where you need to go as we live just off it at the top of the village. We love waking up to the cocks crowing in the mornings & the owls hooting at night.We fell in love with the garden and the Gite, as it has been renovated to a high standard maintaining most of its original features we walked in and said, WOW! The pool is beautiful with a lovely place to catch the rays relaxing on the sunbeds. We cant get over how lucky we were to find such a place, and can't wait to share its splendour with you.
What makes this Barn unique
Les Volets Framboises is situated in a lovely hamlet of La Rochebeaucourt Et Argentine. You will find it is easily accessible from the D939. Our property is on the road but a very peaceful road with virtually no traffic, you will find it very peaceful and relaxing. We have a large garden with its own pool for the guests, we have an outside dining area with BBQ. At night whilst enjoying a glass of wine sitting on the terrace upstairs outside the Gite, you will be amazed by the array of stars to be seen on a clear night, and taking in the beautiful sunsets over the valley below. Our gardens are enclosed and gated. The D939 is the main road giving access to places you want to visit. It is a 15 minute walk to the village which hosts a post office and bakers, you can access this lovely walk from the garden gate, a beautiful cooling walk through the woods in the hot summer sun. On arrival you will find a welcome pack, normally consisting of bread, croissants/ pain au chocolate, milk, butter, jam, marmalade, eggs, tea, coffee, sugar and a bottle of wine either red, white or rose for you to choose, just enough to keep you going for 2/3 days.
Pool / Spa
No pets - Please check with the owners first. Please check with the owners first.
Smoking allowed - Smoking outside of the Gite only.Smoking outside of the Gite only.
Max guests: 6
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great holiday, perfect hosts.
Sarah & Steve are very happy and generous hosts. If you need anything they are there for you, however they do not intrude on your holiday. The welcome pack is a brilliant start and the Super U about 10 min drive can supply anything else. The gite is fully equipped and very comfortable, the pool is immaculate (cleaned daily) and so welcome on the hot days. Thanks for the lift to 'A Table' ,lovely cakes, and other recommendations. We had a wonderful holiday and thought the nearby bars and restaurant (1 mile walk) were smashing. Look forward to hearing how the town develops further when the small hotel and restaurant opens.
Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate your comments and points about our holiday home and us.
We are very excited with the new grocery store opening sometime and of course yet another restaurant, so that will make 4 restaurants within walking distance, each offering something different.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and thank you for leaving our holiday home in such a perfect condition. We look forward to welcoming you back most definitely.
We like to help our guests make the most of their holiday, and if that involves a lift to one or two restaurants nearby then that’s what we like to do.
An amazing find
An amazing find
We were so very lucky to find this wonderful gite and equally amazing owners. From the time we arrived nothing was too much trouble. We had cakes baked for us by Sarah, we were taken to and from a local restaurant by Steve which was much appreciated. The gite is spacious,clean and very well equipped. The terrace overlooking the pool and surrounding countryside was a real bonus. The pool was kept beautifully clean and always looked inviting. We were blessed with fabulous weather for two weeks. We were able to walk to the nearby village fior drinks, lunch and evening meals. Lots of places to see in the area, but we were mostly happy to stay around the gite where our privacy was always respected. Thank you once again Sarah and Steve for letting us stay in your fab gite and so nice to have met you both
Thank you for your kind review, and pointing out our beautiful surroundings.
We are looking forward to seeing you both next year.
Keep coming back to this little gem!
Love this place, peaceful location but still close enough to supermarkets, bars and places of interest, fully equipped barn conversion with a balcony with fantastic views over the valley, en suite bathrooms, private swimming pool, BBQ and outside covered dining area. The owners couldn’t do enough to make their guest’s stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Great place for a relaxing holiday.
We would like to thank you for your review and taking the time to ensure our future guests are reassured Les Volets Framboises is a lovely relaxing place to enjoy a holiday.
The bars in La Rochebeaucourt et Argentine are just a short walk away, and places of interest plus plenty of supermarkets a cars drive away.
We are glad you enjoyed your holiday here. We look forward to seeing you again next year thank you for booking with us again. We know you love coming here.
Our idea of Paradise!
Once again we had a great time, apart from one day of rain we have had perfect weather, nothing has been too much trouble for our hosts Sarah & Steve, with only butterflies to accompany us on our walks thru the local woods, staying in this well equipped Gite has been idelic & we can’t wait to return again next year!
Thank you, and here you are again, 3rd year running, enjoying everything our beautiful gite and surroundings has to offer.
So glad we found this lovely holiday barn, Les Volets Framboises. It has everything we required, including a beautiful pool and lovely verandah. The owners are so kind and friendly and go out of their way to provide a memorable holiday with lots of little extras. This was our second visit and I am sure we will return to this tranquil part of France and special holiday home.
Thank you for a lovely review of Les Volets Framboises, we take great pride in our beautiful, tranquil and homely holiday gite.
We get enormous great pleasure and satisfaction in helping our guests get the most of their holiday here, we are on hand to help and answer any queries you may have.
We do appreciate your second visit here and look forward to your return to us one day.
Royan is a classic resort and the marina at La Rochelle are approx a two hour drive away. There is a man made river beach at Aubeterre a pretty village approx a 30 minute drive.
Limoge and Bergerac airports are approx 1.5 hours drive away. Boudreaux is a 2hour drive away. They have scheduled flights from many regional uk airports. Car hire is available at all airports.
Brantome is an attractive town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department, sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne. Hire a canoe to enjoy the lovely stretch of river. The river Dronne encircles a large part of the town.
Villeboise lavalette is a commune in the Charente department and is located on a prominent hill which has a Chateau dating back to Roman times, approx a 11 minute drive from La Rochebeaucourt et Argentine.
La Rochebeaucourt has a bakers, restaurant and post office.
There is beautiful restaurant only 5 minute drive from Les Volets Framboises called Le Petit Restaurant, it serves great food and has great hosting it is a must but will need booking as very popular.
Mareuil sur Belle is a 9 minute drive from Les Volets Framboises it has a supermarket, restaurants, bakers, butchers and a bank.
Villeboise Lavalette has a supermarket called Super U, it is approx an 11 minute drive from Les Volets Framboises.
You can find markets in Mareuil on every Tuesday, Brantome every Tuesday and Friday, Riberac every Tuesday and Friday and Perigueux every Wednesday.