14th Century Barn, near Villac, 20mins Montignac, Dordogne, Perigord Noir. - Tranquil,close to lakes, medieval villages/sightseeing. Art workshops and classes to inspire.
- English, French
About Rosie Logan
We've been restoring the properties for 16 years! Arty and maintaining the features the aim as well as bringing up young children and earning a living, so good reach the goal of stop over accommodation and special interest holidays in this amazing area.
Rosie Logan purchased this Barn in 1998
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Good if you can let us know a rough arrival time so we can prepare. Just ask you to respect the property enjoy your stay.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Delightful barn conversion set in beautiful garden with very attentive and helpful hosts
Rosie and Allan are excellent hosts and make you feel very welcome. They have converted the top of their barn themselves and made it into a delightful and quite unique place to stay. You can also sit in their wonderful garden in the evening. Rosie’s breakfasts were delicious and we all loved her pancakes. It’s a far more enjoyable place to stay than a bland hotel. Would love to visit again one day.
Thoroughly relaxing stay in a charming, high quality property.
Our 4th year visiting France and our favourite stay of all. Our hosts were friendly, attentive and accommodating. The barn was fabulously quirky, and comfortable. We would like to thank the family for their welcome, their kindness and their care throughout our stay. Highly recommended.
Stunning accommodation and fantastic hosts!
We had a two night stop over with Rosie and Allan during our trip across France. After getting stuck in traffic around Bordeaux, we were greeted with cold beers and a very warm welcome - it felt like we had known them for years! Our young boys loved playing in the gorgeous gardens and making friends with Rosie and Allan's boys. The barn was beautifully restored and full of unique, artistic touches. It was a really memorable place to stay! We loved the breakfast - croissants and scotch pancakes (yum!) - and had a wonderful day exploring a few of the local Chateau's and paddling in the Dordogne. We hope to visit again soon as we would love to explore the area more (and enjoy Rosie's pancakes again!)
Thank you both for your warm welcome and fascinating chats!
Relaxing rural retreat
Our visit started with the French authorities closing a major road for maintenance. This baffled our SatNav and left us lost in a maze of country lanes in pitch darkness. Our host, Rosie, phoned us, talked us into a nearby town and then drove out to us at approaching midnight so we could follow her. These are the actions of a caring host, and were very much appreciated. The Barn is beautiful and decorated with items made by Rosie and her partner. They are extremely talented artists in a variety of mediums.
The Barn is very comfortable, with an A frame beam interior and lovely views over the valley. It was well maintained with heating (if you visit early or late in the year) a TV and plenty of power points. There is a fully fitted shower room/toilet on the ground floor. The photographs online are accurate.
We were very well looked after (see above, for a start) and Rosie and Allan are attentive but not intrusive. Their home is close and there is usually someone around if you need anything. Breakfast is available if requested in advance, we had a selection of cereals, bread rolls, croissants and tea/coffee/fruit juice.
I would certainly recommend the Barn. It is central to any number of lovely French towns and villages to explore. The world famous Lascaux caves are a short car journey away and the area is known for it's prehistoric sites, all within easy reach.
Restaurants, Bistros and Cafes are in plentiful supply in every town, you'll have no problem with food.
Overall, a good restful week in a quiet rural retreat with attentive owners. Just what it says on the tin!
Thankyou, you were also perfect guests.
Environnement idéal pour se reposer.
Mais un peu froid à cette saison.
Scheune in la mothe-villac
Schöne Wohnung.Etwas abgelegen aber ideal zum Erreichen
der Sehenswürdigkeiten,Freundliche und aufmerksame
Special interest holidays:
Owners: Sculptor Allan Dixon and textile designer Rosie Logan have their art studios downstairs. We offer classes in pottery so you can throw a pot, make plates or tiles and we'll fire them and post them back to you. Rosie offers classes in textiles and they run children's workshops for french/english children in pottery, painting, fun face painting etc. If french students want to stay we can offer english language help and english children can learn some basic french during workshops!
A must for visits to France is the coast west of Bordeaux, Cap Feret or Le Porges beaches that stretch for miles and clean, golden sand. Roller waves. We can tell you about the camp sites and area there. Under 3 hours drive.
Car essential as we're high up and great cycling down but hard to come back. Nearest airport Brive just 35 mins. Bergerac 1.25 hours and Limoges 1.5 hours. We're just 15 mins from the main A89 motorway, so great for stopping off if you're heading south on the A20 or east/west on the A89.
It's about 8 hour drive to Calais and 2 hours to Toulouse.
Montignac is 20 mins away for Lascaux caves, canoes on the Vezere.
35 mins to Sarlat for the medieval architecture, markets and cuisine/cafes. Another 10 mins and theres a string of Chateaux along the Dordogne river.
Several lakes for swimming within 30 mins.
We offer an option of breakfast under the marquee in the summer or in our own house with our children, Scottish pancakes, cereals, and mini croissants, pan au choc or home made stone age bread if your gluten free. Evening meals also sometimes available depending on our commitments with our lively family (2 young boys) various styles of home cooking, many veg/herbs home grown. Veggie lasagne, grilled fish with comte cheese and herbs, perigordian salads with duck in summer, bbq's under the marquee and home made cakes/flapjack always.