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Barn built in 1808 Recently revovated

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Forgès Barn Rental Photos and Description

Ground floor living area with double bedroom and bathroom, mezzanine bedroom

Superb barn conversion originally constructed in 1808 recently restored to a very high standard with many exposed beams and masonry. The ground floor is open plan and consists of a living / dining area and well equipped kitchen.There is also an adjoining double bedroom with Juliet balcony and stylish bathroom. The large upper floor mezzanine double bedroom also has its own lounge area with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Outside there is a courtyard with ample space for relaxing with a book or a spot of sunbathing. The gazebo provides an excellent shaded outdoor eating area.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cath and Derek Collinge
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Barn built in 1808 Recently revovated
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much: The hosts are lovely and helpful, the property is tastefully renovated and clean, and the little village is most quiet and peaceful - the perfect place to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent Holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

France is our favourite holiday destination, and with this in mind we decided to try a different area this year for our holiday. My demands and expectations are very high for a holiday venue. This little barn fitted my expectations on paper, and from the very beginning of my communications with Cath and Derek I knew from the start that this was a perfect choice. Upon arrival my demands and expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Wonderful barn, spotless and fully equipped to a very high stand, and had everything we required. Our hosts Cath and Derek were on hand to help with any requests or information we needed, but also gave us our total privacy. The area around is both beautiful and peaceful, and the woods and nature take your breath away. I would highly recommend this venue, and do hope that we have the possiblity to return. A big thankyou to Cath and Derke. Best Regards Rita and Andre

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woollven at Forgès

  • 4 of 5

Easy to find, clean, good service. Problems with fridge (sorted out quickly) and tv (not sorted out).

Can be recommended to anglophones.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Wonderful property; great hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, comfortable, spacious, well-finished house in a quiet, attractive rural setting with everything provided that you could need. Cath & Derek are extremely welcoming and are on hand if/when required with a wealth of useful information and suggestions. The location is very convenient for many interesting places and we spent a very pleasant, relaxing week that passed too quickly. Whole-heartedly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Having seen the property online, it seemed to tick all the boxes for us: the right area, the right size, the right price. The barn itself is lovely, decorated well and spotlessly clean, with some lovely features, and the views are stunning from just a few meters away. It is well equipped, including satellite television, comfy furniture, small but adequate kitchen, and comfortable beds. It is only a few km. from Argentat, a lovely market town, and there is a bread/grocer van that calls outside twice a week.

You will not find better hosts than Cath and Derek, for whom nothing was too much trouble, and were most hospitable, helpful, and great to talk to. (Cath make the most delightful flap jacks!)

We intend to stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a gorgeous gite with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully equipped, clean, modern and sympathetic conversion of an historic barn. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 under 6yrs). Nestled in a small hamlet on a hill this beautiful gite provided us with the perfect base for our one week stay. Cath and Derek are lovely hosts who keep their distance but are readily available should you need help or advise. One of our initial accommodation requirements was a pool. However, the lack of pool at this property was more than compensated for by the variety of fantastic child friendly lakes nearby (with sandy beaches and lifeguards).

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Brive and Limoges (138km)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf du Coiroux
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Lac de Miel, Beynat
Car: necessary

The gite is located in a small tranquil hamlet of 8 properties called Espargilliere, between Argentat (11 km away) and the larger town of Tulle (20 km away). The nearest village is Forges (1.5 km away) Here you will find the local boulangerie, and the Auberge restaurant, cafe bar and convenience store. Fishing and canoeing are very well catered for on the river Dordogne. The river is excellent for fly fishing for game (cat I) and coarse (cat II) fish. If you need to cool off an open air swimming pool ' Le Splash' can be found in Argentat or ' Lac de Miel' (16km away) for those of you who prefer a dip in the lake and relaxing on a sandy beach. The surrounding countryside is ideal for hiking and cycling or for the less ambitious, leisurely walks to take in the 'breathtaking' views.

Other Activities: canoeing

Golf: There are 9 and 18 hole golf courses 'Golf du Coiroux' which is approximately 25 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Forgès Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% non refundable deposit on booking.

200 Euro deposit on arrival against breakages and damage which will be returned to you, all being well, after inspection of the property prior to your departure.

Letting period from 1700hrs on first day to 1000hrs. on last day

We require a 25 % deposit to confirm the reservation.
The balance can be paid prior to or on your arrival.
We also require a security deposit of 200 euro on your arrival. This will be refunded to you on your departure, all being well.

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Forgès Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Additional Z beds can be provided if necessary. Baby travel cot available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The property also has an iPod charging/docking station.

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