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Beautiful Converted Barn, sleeps 16, close to river beach...

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,628 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and views over the valley. Close to river

Nestled in the woodlands of forgotten France, where deer, pheasants and boar still roam free, set in two acres of land, Le Grange de Chatelus is a huge 430 sqm converted barn. The barn is over a century old with tumbling grapes and fig trees covering the front sand stones. Set over three floors you will find everything you need for the perfect getaway. Here you will have the chance to rediscover what life is really all about.

On the entrance level you will find a spacious reception area and a sun-filled games room with a full-size table tennis table, dart board and log burner. Double doors opening out onto the front gardens where you will find an ancient walnut tree and plenty of shade to read, rest or play. Also on this entrance level you will find a fully equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and plenty of space to air those swimming costumes and towels. Stairs from the entrance hall lead up into the impressive lounge area, which includes a pool table, black baby grand piano, chess/card playing table, 3 large (4 seater) sofas and a log burner. Here large, double patio doors open out onto a lawned area to the back. From here the woodland path weaves it's way through the Douglas fir trees, providing welcome shade from the summer heat. On this level you will be able to dine with friends and family on the bespoke banqueting table in the large kitchen or snuggle down to watch a movie in the cosy cinema/library room. A door from the kitchen leads you into the perfect family suite. With a beautiful sleigh Boori cot bed/sofa, bunk beds, super-king zip and link bed, ensuite with roll-top bath, and large log burner, this is the largest and most versatile of the six bedrooms.

The stairs from the lounge lead up to 5 more ensuite bedrooms. The master suite also has a large walk-in wardrobe, sofa bed with trundle, two single chairs and tea and coffee making facilities.

Each of the bedrooms has a large, comfortable zip and link super-king bed so they can be set up as twins or double rooms at your request. All of the bedding is made from 100% pure Egyptian cotton and the towels are large, soft and fluffy!

The water in this hamlet is sourced from a nearby well (a fresh water spring) and is therefore safe, pure and delicious to drink!

By the pool there is seated dining as well as a couple of bistro tables.

You'll have to be very quiet or take an early morning or afternoon stroll along one of the many woodland walks, if you would like to spot the deer or many birds that fill these beautiful woods. You will often hear the the cries of the spectacular red kites as they circle overhead with their huge 6 foot wing span. Hear the rustling and loud cackle of the pheasants as the they wander through the undergrowth near the barn.

La Grange is situated in the Natura 2000 protected wildlife sanctuary. There are protected bats and wild orchids nearby as well as otters and other wildlife. La Grange is set in a tranquil hamlet, it is quiet but not isolated. The small village of Chatelus, which lies on the famous pilgrimage path of the Way of St. James, is a 10 minute stroll away. Here, you will find a little post office and the local bar sells bread and essentials that you may need during your stay. A four minute drive or a fifteen minute, hilly mountain bike ride will find you at Le Thaurion, a pretty, winding river, leading to a great dam. At the river you will find a small beach and supervised bathing in a cordoned off area, with a life guard during the summer season. Relax here with a cool beer or glass of wine, or hire a canoe or pedalo to explore this picturesque river. Dive into the cool waters from the jetty or find a quiet spot down river to sit quietly and fish.

Every season here is breathtakingly beautiful. The colours of the trees in the autumn, around the barn and particularly by the river are quite spectacular. Walk the dogs or take a stroll along the banks to really discover a slower pace of life.

Here, deep in the heart of France, find a place to escape the rush of life, slow down and take the time to appreciate the natural beauty of this stunning country. The summers here are warm and hazy, but you'll long for a huge thunderstorm so that you can snuggle inside La Grange with your book, watch one of the many DVDs or play games with loved ones.

Wifi can be switched on or off depending on your personal preference - you can even pretend it's not there if you want to spend quality time with those around you.


In 1850 the barn was started, intended for use on a working farm. According to the neighbour, who is the grandson of the farmer at the time, it took 50 years to finish. In Jan 2003 it was converted into a huge habitable space. The present owners bought the barn in 2015 fulfilling a ten year dream to buy a home France.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard and Sisca
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Richard and Sisca

Richard and Sisca bought their dream property in December 2015. Sisca is a primary school teacher and Richard is a professional singer/songwriter/musician. They have 3 children and a cockapoo called Cookie.

Richard and Sisca purchased this barn in 2015

Why Richard and Sisca chose Châtelus-le-Marcheix

'La Grange' is the perfect place to get away from the rush of normal life, take a breath and learn how to relax again.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Châtelus-le-Marcheix in Creuse

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4628 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Kestrel Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom and optional set up as 2 x single beds.
    The Bee Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , An ensuite room, optional set up as 2 x single beds
    The Hare Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom, with optional set up as 2 x single beds
    The Boar Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Ensuite bathroom. Single = day bed + optional pull out bed
    The Wolf Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Family room with ensuite. 3 beds = 1 bunk bed and pull out
    The Stag Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Master suite with ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Beautiful Converted Barn, sleeps 16, close to river beach...
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

The property was beautiful clean and all you need.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday. Peaceful and in beautiful surroundings. Not to far from the supper markets, restaurants and lots of water sports on a lovely river very close by. The children loved playing in the foristey garden. We all had a great holiday ,16 of us. Would love to go again and will recommend it to everyone. Especially with the new swimming pool installed now.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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This is a great place to stay if you want to relax

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay and can only get better as the owners continue to develop the property. We understand there will be a gym and music room completed later in the year. The swimming pool will make this enormous barn conversion even more of place to suit most holidaymakers’ needs.

The barn is set in the heart of woodland with beautiful views across the valley to the local village where time slows down particularly during lunchtime when you can enjoy a picnic on the riverside beach.

A stroll in the Barn’s gardens easily develops into a full hike though the forest where a series of water wells lead back down to the village unless you can remember to go back to the barn for a typical French lunch of bread cheese and just a bit to much wine.

Nothing has been spared to make sure we were comfortable during our stay, Egyptian cotton bedding on huge king size beds where we could have spent all of our holiday. The main lounge is the size of a small ballroom where a grand piano and pool table are almost lost. We stayed there in the early Spring so the log burner gave a welcomed cosy feeling on the evenings spent playing the wide selections of games or watching a film in the cinema room next-door.

We just wanted to spend our time relaxing in the Barn but there seems to be lots to do nearby. The area is a mecca for cycling, rambling, foraging and canoeing the list could go on.

If you want to get away from it all and relax this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent lieu de vacances

  • 5 of 5

Très belle propriété , très propre et très bien équipée. Beaucoup de charme..jardin très beau et très belle piscine.Très grandes pièces( cuisine salle à manger, plusieurs salons) et très grandes chambres

Propriétaires très attentionnés.

Accueil parfait.

Nous recommandons vivement pour quelques jours en famille ou entre amis.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
51 Kilometres
Limoges - Bellegarde
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Auberge, Chatelus le Marcheix
Nearest Beach
1.7 Kilometres
Le Taurion River Beach
Car: necessary


If you're only visiting for a week you may simply want to laze around, take a bike ride or just explore the countryside on foot or the river by canoe. However, if you have booked for two or more weeks, you may wish to venture further afield and explore more of the delights of France. You will find the following places within an hour from Le Grange:

Le Thaurion river: a short drive or a hilly mountain bike ride away. You can hire a canoe, rowing boats or pedalos. You can also fish from the bank, jetty or pretty bridge.

Horse riding centre: (23 mins)

Eurocentaure, Saint-Agnan, 87400 Le Châtenet-en-Dognon,

Oradour-sur-Glane: (60 mins)

Village left as a memorial and museum after Nazi's massacred 642 men, woman and children in the Second World War in 1944.

Ambazac: 4 x supermarkets (20mins)

Aubusson: (57mins)

See the famous tapestries

Gueret: (43 mins)

Here you will find wolves in their natural habitat, a huge lake with sailing and water sports, and also the largest labyrinth in the world.

Also here is the largest labyrinth in the world, if you fancy getting lost!

Quartier de la Boucherie, Limoges: (48 mins)

Historical site with quaint shops, bars and cafes

Le Puy Shooting: (32 mins)

Clay pigeon shooting club for individuals and groups on a private chateau estate in the Creuse. Saint-Junien-la-Bregere (23).

Motor racing: 1 hour

Circuit Mornay - 
Motor racing events and track days. Including karting, 4 x 4, quad and single seater racing cars. Held in the grounds of Chateau de Mornay in the Creuse countryside. Bonnat (23).



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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £874.06

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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