Mezzanine bedroom, 1 wet-room. Open plan. Complete with swimming/fishing lake
Paula and Darren
- English, Basic French
About Paula and Darren
I met my Husband Darren 16 years ago whilst working for the Military. We both have medical backgrounds and worked for the Royal Navy. In 2014 we opened our first holiday let in beautiful Regency Cheltenham, UK which proved to be very popular. Due to this we decided to expand and open our holiday let business further afield to an area we love. France. We purchased our current property July 2016 and set out to develop it into a truly beautiful and welcoming home for people to visit, stay and return to year in and year out. We have many plans for developing the business into a relaxation and wildlife retreat where people can stay to enjoy nature, wildlife, relaxation, reading, painting, writing and walking. My hobbies are photography, reading and sport whilst Darren enjoys gardening, design, painting, furniture restoration and music. Together we enjoy walking holidays, shopping and restoring old buildings. I was born in Yorkshire and Darren was born in the Cotswolds. Throughout our careers we have had the opportunity to travel Great Britain and the world and have stayed in many many hotels. Due to this it has given us a greater understanding of what a holiday let should be. I believe we have found a true Gem, ideal for people like minded. Once visited you are destined to return. Go on, give it a go. See you soon Carpe Diem
Paula and Darren purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Paula and Darren chose Moncrabeau
We fell in love with Lieu-dit Badie when we were touring the area on holiday. The minute we saw it we instantly fell in love. The property itself was very french and beautiful with the added extra outbuildings and gites to enable us to share its beauty with family, friends and relatives. Its location is perfect for those who love the great outdoors, peace, nature, France, good food and wine. The beauty of the surroundings change from day to day and you never get one day the same.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have a fabulous 3 acre lake which is available for use at any time. If you like to swim, fish, relax or just sit and watch nature this is idyllic. The Sunrises and Sunsets are also breathtaking due to being positioned on an elevated position.
Smoking allowed around the grounds.
The owner has a rescue dog and 2 cats
Children not allowed
Children over 12 please enquire
Minimum age of primary renter:16
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely peaceful hideaway in the countryside. Chill and relax in the grounds or explore the nearby quaint and beautiful villages. Fab friendly hosts on site for help if needed. Gite also lovely and comfortable! Everything has been thought of and provided to make your stay as perfect as possible.
Fabulous property in a great location, with plenty of living space.
Wow, what great Gite... This is a little gem with loads to do. Quiet and secluded with a lake to view and enjoy with glass of wine. Darren and Paula have created a wonderful 'finders keepers' hideaway; this is our second visit and we will be returning in 2020. Thank you.
What a find!!!
We loved our stay at Finders Keepers. It was everything we had expected and so much more. We finished our French trip with two days here for rest and relaxation. There is so much to do within the property that you won’t want to leave although when you do you will find some real gems in this beautiful part of France.
We loved everything about this Gite and think Paula and Darren are offering something very special indeed.
Our favourite spot was down by the lake where the boat is stored but there are so many seating areas that I am sure we still had some to find. This is a real nature lovers retreat but at a price that certainly doesn’t reflect the standard of the accommodation. We loved the quality of the linens and the softness of the towels and robes.
I can’t find a single negative; only that we had to leave! We will be back for a longer stay next time!
Thank you so much Darren and Paula!
Loved the place
Finders keepers has got to be the best place we’ve ever stayed in.
Great host nothing is too much trouble,
There’s everything here for you archery, fishing Darts. Pool table tennis Music And much much
more lovely places to visit and eat out
Or just stay in and relax
We will be returning next year.
Had a brill holiday Thanks Darren
See you next year
Trevor and Lynne
Thank you Trevor and Lynne. It was lovely meeting you. See you again next year.
The best Gite we have ever stayed in-absolutely fantastic !
Marcadis Gite @ Finders Keepers is amazing, it was everything we expected and much much more. From the moment we arrived we knew we were going to have a great holiday, Paula and Darren were super hosts and made every effort to ensure our stay with them was perfect. Nothing was to much trouble.
The many facilities available to us were unbelievable and we made best use of most of them, we especially enjoyed the archery with Paula and Darren, boating on the lake and playing pool in the barn aptly named Shady Rest.The sunsets from the garden were amazing.
Thank you Paula and Darren for sharing your wonderful space with us and good luck with your plans for the future.
Lin & Vince
What a wonderful escape. Josh and I came to France for a friends wedding just outside of Condom so chose Finders Keepers for our stay, and what a great choice we made. Paula was so friendly and made the booking process easy. Before we arrived we received a Welcome pack and directions to the Gite, we felt welcome before we had even arrived. Darren met us on arrival and he too was so friendly welcoming and helpful throughout our entire stay. The grounds are spectacular, the lake is wonderful - we swam, went fishing and went out in the little boat. We played ping pong, badminton and board games in the evenings. There is so much to do here, if only we had more time. We’re hoping Darren and Paula create more accommodation so we can come back with our family next year.
Thank you both for creating such a wonderful place, we hope you’ll have us back soon!
Maria and Josh x
Ping Pong, Pool table, Archery, Swimming lake, Fishing (with a licence), Badminton, Bowls, Hammocks, Spotters scope, Binoculars, Telescope for star gazing, picnic hampers, bicycles.