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Restored, old walnut barn

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

NEW for 2017: POOL!!!

Set amidst tranquil 'bocage' countryside, this recently renovated old walnut barn has its own garden and is only 100 metres from the Benaize river (trout and carp). Birds of prey soar over the fields, coypu swim in the river, deer roam freely and birdsong is everywhere: walking, fishing, riding, bird-watching and relaxing are all on your doorstep. Nearby are the historic villages and towns of St Benoit du Sault, St Savin, Chauvigny, Montmorillon, Limoges and Poitiers plus the unmissable, ancient, monthly market at Les Herolles. This superbly peaceful location, with its empty roads and friendly people, make holidaying here a pleasure.

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Margaret

Originally from Glasgow in the United Kingdom, I have lived the Middle East and in South Korea for the past 20 years. I am thoroughly enjoying my new adventure in France where I am meeting so many lovely people and enjoying the space and peace of our new home.

Margaret purchased this barn in 2015

Why Margaret chose Jouac

The property is set in over 6 acres of its own land, and has approximately a quarter of a mile of river bank. There is peace and quiet everywhere, added to by the sound of the church bells sound in Jouac. The quality of the light in the evening is rather special and makes relaxing easy. Driving is a joy as there are so few cars on the roads, which are often long and straight, bordered by trees. Truly lovely.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Jouac, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • River Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Paddock Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Sky Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Restored, old walnut barn
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

lovely barn, friendly owner, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

the barn is comfortably furnished with all the amenities you would expect, great dvd library. the kitchen is well equipped & the whole place was very clean. the owners Margaret & Rab were very friendly & helpful & I'd have no hesitation in booking again = loved it xx

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and I'm so glad you found it comfortable. By next year we will have downstairs electric heating, in addition to the log fires, so it should be even more snug!
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  • 5 of 5

Such a warm welcome from Margaret and her family

A lovely place to stay, peaceful, in such a beautiful area of France

Can't wait to return 😊

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was truly a pleasure to have you both to stay. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future :)
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Comme dans un reve

  • 4 of 5

Ce lieu est tel que notre passé nous l'a laissé : une belle et calme situation.

Cette grange est vraiment une réussite de restauration est de confort.

Notre séjour a été très agréable, calme, soleil, et petits oiseaux.

Nous aurions cependant souhaité augmenter le confort moderne par la présence d' un lave vaisselle.

Cependant le lieu, la situation sont parfait pour une rupture dans le calme et la tradition campagnarde.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Monsieur. Vous étiez de beaux invités. Nous sommes en train d'installer un lave vaiselle: Cela a été acheté recemment. À la prochaine! Cordialement, Margaret
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Un séjour reposant

  • 5 of 5

On apprécie le confort et l'environnement du gîte: propre, bien aménagé, au calme dans une jolie campagne. La piscine n'est pas très grande mais la vue sur la nature est très agréable. Un grand merci pour l'accueil ! On se sent tout de suite les bienvenus. On reviendra sans hésiter.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis tellement heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Encore une fois, merci beaucoup de quitter la maison si impeccable! Ce serait génial de vous encore accueillir.
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Vacances "nature" très agréables

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans votre gîte, proche de la nature. Confortable et chaleureux, nous y reviendrons avec grand plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'était un plaisir de vous faire rester ici. Et merci de laisser la maison si propre!
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
479 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
92 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
St Martin le Mault
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Chaillac (Lake)
Car: necessary

Set in the heart of the tranquil bocage countryside it is easy to relax here. Birdsong is everywhere and the Benaize (paddling, swimming holes and fishing) is a mere 100 metres from your front door. There are historic villages and towns within easy reach (Montmorillon - La Cité de l'Ecrit; St Savin - UNESCO Abbey; Chauvigny - Géants du Ciel; Limoges - pottery) there is the unmissable, ancient, monthly market at Les Herolles. There is truly something for everyone here and we are waiting to welcome you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Jouac, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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