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Tranquil haven in the Perigord National Park - stunning detached renovated barn

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, large family bathroom, 2 ensuites, above ground pool and hot tub

Find us on Facebook, Les Montades Gite.

Charming home from home gite in the heart of the French countryside, nestled within the ‘Parc Naturel Limousin Perigord’, on the border of Haute Vienne/Dordogne. Large 3 bedroomed barn conversion set in idyllic private grounds with 5 acres of private woodland to explore. Whether you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday off the beaten track, a base from which to explore the beautiful French countryside or house hunting, this comfortable gite is ideal. Sleeping up to 8 people, 2 double rooms with ensuites and 1 bedroom with twin beds and bunkbeds. Shops, supermarkets, fuel, banks etc are only 10 minutes drive away. Lovely winding country roads to explore either walking or cycling. There are lots of activities within ½ hour by car, ie caves, chateaux, horse riding, lakes, adventure parks, paintball, etc, a comprehensive publicity brochure is provided on site and we are only 10 minutes away from the famous Wednesday morning Piegut market. If you are an antique lover or just love a bargain, during the summer months there is always a vide grenier nearby and in the evenings there are weekly markets where you can choose your meal from local produce, have it barbecued and enjoy with a bottle of beer/wine, often to the sound of a live band, what more could you ask for. Failing that you can just chill at the gite, have a barbecue, enjoy a dip in the pool or a laze in the hot tub. You can do as much or as little as you wish. Owner on site in adjacent property but the gite and pool are completely separate.

Gite - facilities:

Kitchen - fully fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, oven, microwave, basic provisions provided, ie coffee, tea, cooking oil etc. COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL (bottle of wine, bread etc).



Downstairs family bathroom, with corner bath.

Free Wifi, English freesat TV in lounge, DVD player in lounge, selection of DVDs available.

Bedroom 1 – double bed + ensuite.

Bedroom 2 – 2 single beds + bunkbeds.

Bedroom 3 – super king bed + ensuite.

Cot, high chair and baby gate available on request.

Selection of books and board games provided.

Bed linen, towels and tea towels provided. (Please bring your own towels for the pool)

Outside area:

Large private car park, plenty of room for motor bikes/motor home.

Large terrace.


Sun loungers.

Private above ground pool.

Hot Tub.




Children’s swing.

Private woods with woodland walks.

Points to note:

Owners on site – separate private dwelling.

Preferred changeover day is Saturday, any other is negotiable with owners.

Unfortunately this property is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

No pets.

No local public transport – car essential.

Flying: Our nearest airport is Limoges (50 minutes) – car hire is available at the airport.

Angouleme airport – 57 minutes

Bergerac airport – 1 ¾ hours

Poitiers airport – 2 hours

Driving: Calais to Les Montades – 7 hours 5 minutes, 456 ml/734 km

Dieppe to Les Montades – 6 hours 11 minutes, 390 ml/629 km

More Details

Dave and Kathy Edwards
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Dave and Kathy Edwards

Hi, we are Kathy and Dave Edwards. We moved to south west France in 2016 having bought an old house in the Parc Naturel Limousin Perigord, on the border of Haute Vienne/Dordogne. It came with acres of woodland and two separate cottages with adjoining barns.

So, we decided that we would renovate one of the cottages and its barn and turn them into a Gite which other people could rent and enjoy for a week or more to experience the relaxed lifestyle of rural France in our peaceful corner of this lovely country. We have done all the building work inside ourselves, it has been quite a challenge but the reward of seeing the beautiful property it has become are immense. The renovation is sympathetic and to a high standard.

Our time here has been quite a journey for us, faced with a new country, a new language, a different pace of life, not to mention getting used to driving on the right side of the road. We are blessed in that we have lovely neighbours who have helped us and we have made some wonderful friends.

You can find us on Facebook, @lesmontadesgite, where we show you lots of photographs of our renovation and also local sites for you to visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to our gite very soon.

Dave and Kathy Edwards purchased this barn in 2016

What makes this barn unique

Mushrooms galore! Book for October and discover an abundance of interesting species of mushrooms incuding bolete, hedgehog, girole and many many others. Enjoy walks in the woods at Les Montades, the chestnuts are dropping, sunlight is sparkling through the woodland mix, oak, chestnut, hazel, silver birch and more. Glorious!


Marval Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Large family bathroom with corner bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 single beds plus bunkbeds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Super king bed with ensuite
  • All bedrooms are comfortable, light and airy. Bedrooms 1 and 3 have ensuites. Cot available on request. A fan is supplied in all bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


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Tranquil haven in the Perigord National Park - stunning detached renovated barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Five star Accommodation very clean

  • 5 of 5

Hi would like to thank Kathy and Dave for a brilliant stay , the house was lovely & equipped with everything we needed and more.

It is in a beautiful setting which is very peaceful even though there's lots of villages and places to visit within half an hour drive away

Kathy & Dave could not have been more helpful. We hopefully will be retuning next year

Thank you

Lisa , Terry, Jan & Dave

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Dave et Kathy sont des gens adorables qui ont rendu notre séjour parfait. Nous n’avions jamais eu autant de petites attention dans un même gîte ! Tout y est fait pour passer une semaine au calme dans un équipement impeccable. Les installations sont idéales pour les enfants qui sont occupés toute la semaine. Ne manquait rien sauf peut être une deuxième semaine de vacances ! À recommander les yeux fermés !!!

Merci encore infiniment à vous deux ... et à l’année prochaine !

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
629 Kilometres
Nearest Train
58 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The famous Wednesday morning Piegut market is only 10 minutes drive away. There is a comprehensive publicity brochure on site with details of local towns and villages and lots of attractions within an hour or so from our Gite.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $173.37

Prices are based on minimum stay of 7 nights, any other number of nights is negotiable with owners - email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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