Elsa of Kora with its amazing views across the Chambon du Gorges rests in 3500 sqm of land with its own pool. The barn has just recently been renovated to an extremely high standard. The décor has been tastefully completed in Shabby Chic style with stone flooring to all of the ground floor level, upstairs wood flooring. Open exposed stonework and some of the original timber beams have been left to furnish.
Barn in Marsac, Nr. Montbron, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful, Rural Location In A Beautiful Hamlet Over Looking The Chambon Du Gorges
- Calendar last updated:
- 3 Dec 2018
About Marcus Lightowler
As a family we have always taken holidays in France. Our love affair with the beautiful simplistic way of life has grown on each trip. starting with tenting, caravan holidays and finally gites and Chambre d'Hotes. We have had a great passion for French property and this cascaded into reality after a visit to the UK French property show at Earls Court. One cold and frosty morning in the deepest of winter we visited a cow shed in a hamlet and fell in love with the view. Our children fell for the barn due to its location and proximity to outdoor activities. Our vision determined the outcome of our shabby chic dream barn renovation. We hope you like our little piece of paradise. Enjoy Elsa of Kora. Marcus, Jo, Hobey and Freya Lightowler.
Marcus Lightowler purchased this Barn in 2012
Why Marcus Lightowler chose Eymouthiers
We purchased the barn due to its rural location with magnificent views. It is close to all amenities yet extremely peaceful in its setting. If you require a more active night-life then you have various options close by.
What makes this Barn unique
Tranquillity, weather, wine, views and privacy. Set on the edge of a hamlet with open views on the borders of the Dordogne.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Elsa of Kora, a shabby chic dream!
We had a fantastic fortnight in Elsa of Kora. The stone barn was beautiful and tastefully decorated throughout. The owners have furnished it to an extremely high standard and have catered for everything and possibly everyone! It also has a lovely homely feel. The views were amazing and the pool was an added advantage especially during the exceptionally hot weather. The area was lovely being rural yet not far from a typical French town complete with 12th century chateau. There were plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby and the supermarkets were well stocked with local produce. Elsa of Kora is well located being not far from some beautiful French villages and towns, there are lakes to swim in, rivers to canoe along or simply walk, sit and take in the beautiful scenery.
We highly recommend this property. The owners were very responsive and only too pleased to ensure we made the most of our holiday.
Firstly thank you very much for such a lovely review. We are so glad you had an excellant time at Elsa of Kora our home from home.
We hope you will come back and stay with us again.
Marcus & Jo
Lovely barn with everything you need.
Marcus and family were very helpful from booking to arrival, including basic essentials for when you first arrive. The house is a delight with lovely views.......a real home from home.
Special interest holidays:
Wind Surfing, Fishing, Wine Tour, shopping, Theatre, Tennis, Golf, Hiking, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking,Horse Riding, Walking, Cycling, Pub/Bar within 1 mile
Local Water Sports
Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Sailing, Swimming (indoor pool) Swimming (outdoor pool)Canoeing, Kayaking
Nearest beaches are that of the Charente Maritime 1 hour away by car. La Rochelle.
Nearest Town: Montbron - 3 kms (approx)
Nearest Airport: Limoges - 60 kms (approx)
Nearest Ferry Port: Caen - 560 kms (approx)
Angoulême, the Valois city and capital city of comics 45km.
Cognac 50km. Confolens biking on the ancient railway 30km. Dignac Norman church Fleurac Paper Mill La Rochelle marine museum La Rochefoucauld 20km
Markets, Farmers markets, fairs, bric a bracs.
Montbron supermarket. Post Office, Chemist. Golf de la Prez Restaurant.
Les Chambon du Gorges has a fabulous restaurant and in the summer months offer a BBQ.
Chez Stephs in La Rochefoucauld nestling beneath the castle.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 20% deposit on booking. Remainder 6 weeks prior to departure. Also a £200 security bond ( refundable providing no damage caused) is required with your final payment. Changeover Day: Saturdays arrival after 15.00 hrs and vacating the barn by 11.00hrs on the following Saturday.