Farmhouse in Verteillac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Grand Champ Is Peaceful And Is Approached By A Long Track Bordered By Woods And Fields.
- English, French
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, welcoming.
The gite is beautifully renovated and has everything you could need. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious and light. Good powerful shower. The wifi connection, TV access, and cupboard full of DVDs and games is brilliant. Great toy cupboard upstairs with plenty of good books if you haven't brought enough. The swimming pool is perfect and right next to its own "field of dreams". Lovely views from the back too. Grainne was a lovely host. Thanks for a lovely holiday - just what we needed. Give the dogs a stroke for us.
Beautiful secluded traditional French Barn with everything you need for a perfect restful holiday!
Grand Champ is the most beautiful spot to share a relaxing and stylish holiday.
The Barn itself was cool, light and airy and was very tastefully furnished with very comfortable sofas and beds and was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The private garden has views onto open farmland, so we were lucky to experience French wildlife such as deer, owls and swallows drinking from the pool. The large shaded dining area situated next to a babbling pond had a lovely hammock for those quiet moments and a table tennis table in the sun for the more energetic ones!
The very generous pool was well maintained with a beautiful shaded seating area for when you want to escape the summer sun but still be near everyone else! We had it all to ourselves which was a real luxury!! The pictures are a true reflection of how lovely it was.
The friendly owners, Grainne and Richard were always on hand to answer queries or to make recommendations but were never intrusive.
Verteillac is a beautiful location to explore the area, with many picturesque towns to visit and plenty of things to do such as canoeing. We will definitely be back!
Thank you Grainne and Richard for such a wonderful holiday!!
Amazing view, lovely "barn"
It's not really a barn -- it was . This is an wonderful spacious renovation with a fabulous view of the rural world. Grainne and Richard et al were helpful but not intrusive. (Their house is next door.) It is the essence of lovely shabby-chic, not fancy but not down-at- the- heels either. We didn't use the pool because the weather was so bad, but we slept like angels because it is so peaceful here. We travel a lot. This is the quietest place we've ever been. And we loved the wood stove.
One caveat: The place is best for a couple or a family since you have to go through the small bedroom to reach the bathroom (kids probably don't mind but adults do!). And though we loved the spacious loft/bedroom ,there are stairs to it, so if you are afraid to climb too much this is not for you.
Overall we loved this place! It is true Dordogne country, climbing roses et al.
Angela and Jan
Lovely family holiday in Southern France
Had a wonderful, hot, sunny and very relaxing 2 weeks in Verteillac. The children loved the pool and the relative seclusion of the farmhouse meant that we, the adults, could relax ? when the farmer came to collect the wheat in his large combine harvester the children almost combusted. Grainne and Richard were wonderful hosts. Always on hand to help with a question but were incredibly discreet.
The nearby village of Verteillac was only 5 minutes away by car and had the usual boulangerie and boucherie to help with supplies. We had 2 wonderful nights in the village eating duck, steak and frites with Bordeaux red along with the rest of the village sitting on large trestle tables in the village square under a starlit night.
The house itself was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 young children (3 and 6). The bathroom was good (no bath but modern, powerful shower), a well stocked (if small) kitchen, two very nice bedrooms (with good beds) and the house had the most incredible TV that meant that on those evenings we did not go out both the adults and the children could watch TV, selecting films from a very wide selection of DVDs or, via satellite, watch UK TV.
I would highly recommend a stay here.
This is a great location for visiting and exploring the Dordogne Region. Great barn conversion with everything that you need. Hosts were very attentive but not overpowering which is important for relaxing. Lots of villages close by with a huge range of restaurants for eating out so don't be tempted to stock up at Tesco on the way! Try out the local stuff. Lovely bakery in Vertillac but be there early for your croissants as the go quickly. We travelled around the whole area including Lacanau Ocean and Royan, Cognac and Bordeaux. This IS France - enjoy it!
The Arcachon coast, and Cap Ferret are both approx 2 and a half hours drive away. The famous sand dunes at Pyla are in the same area.
There are numerous airports within easy reach, Bergerac (50 minutes), Bordeaux (1 1/2 hrs), Limoges (1 1/2 hrs) and Poitiers (2 hrs).
If you want to discover the region, car hire is essential. ( or a very good bike if you're fit)
Verteillac is 1 km away and is the liveliest village in the region boasting not only a great butchers and bakers but 3 bars, 3 restaurants, a post office, the obligatory hair dressers and the unique store of Merlauds- a true Aladdin's cave. The market town of Riberac is 12km away with array of shops, large supermarkets and the famous friday market. Brantome ( the Venice of Dordogne) is half an hr drive as is world heritage village of Auberterre. Bordeaux is 1 1/2 hrs drive, Perigueux 50 mins.
For the active, horse riding, canoeing, climbing, golf and tennis are a stone's throw away. Walkers are spoilt for choice.
There is a cinema in Riberac ( occasionally an outside one).
Restaurants are everywhere. There are several night markets in the summer months.
There are large number of musical events and some festivals throughout the summer months.
Art galleries and brocantes are numerous.