Le Creche is a modern, well equipped, gite that retains the character of its origins. It has the warmth of traditional French materials combined with the convenience of modern equipment. There are doors onto the terrace from the kitchen and the living room. The living area is large (11m x 4.5m). At one end is a spacious kitchen with modern fitted units; cooker; fridge; microwave; dishwasher and washing machine. The seating area has a 3 seater sofa, an armchair plus shelf and storage furniture. There is a TV/DVD with either french and english free to air channels (BBC and ITV) and a CD player an Ipod dock and free wifi. The bedroom is 4m x 3.5m with a king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table. There are doors which give directly onto the terrace. The bathroom is equipped to a high standard with toilet, sink, heated towel-rail and a hydrotherapy shower unit. The terrace looks onto gardens leading down to a pretty duckpond.
- Barn807 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
La Creche Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)
La Barrat is an old, picturesque farmhouse with two luxury 2 person gites & pool set in 40 acres overlooking a valley leading down towards a peaceful fishing lake. We are just outside a small hamlet & only 2 km from the medieval town of Issigeac. We are situated in a region renown for it's bastide villages and towns and we are less than an hours drive from Sarlat to the east and St Emilion to the west. Le Sechoir, an old prune drying oven sits close to our farmhouse, the second gite, La Creche is in a restored section of our beautiful Perigourdine barn. Both have high quality accommodation & private terraces.
Christine and Gerard PARISET
- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Oct 2018
About Christine and Gerard PARISET
After numerous working years in Paris, we were looking for a pleasant resort with a soft and sunny climate and a happy, active and welcoming population to live and work finally on the open air. It is what we found in La Barrat,
Christine and Gerard PARISET purchased this Barn in 2014
Pool / Spa
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Incredibly relaxing holiday in the beautiful Dordogne.
What a find! We can't recommend this gite enough, from the point of view of location, peace and quiet, everything you could need, beautiful refreshing swimming pool, gorgeous weather and great hosts.
The gite is spacious, clean and nicely furnished, with an extremely comfortable big bed and powerful modern shower. Set just outside Issigeac, it's close enough for nipping in to eat or shop, but far enough away to not be bothered by passing traffic, etc. The market on Sunday mornings is renowned and has won awards and it's easy to see why. There are several restaurants in Issigeac, all superb. We had two lovely lunches in L'Atelier and L'Ancienne Gare and two fantastic evening meals - L'Atelier again and La Brucelière. We also enjoyed a snack lunch at the galleterie one day when we didn't want a full meal.
Around the area you have a number of picturesque Bastide villages and towns (Villeréal, Castillonès, Montpazier, Montbazillac, Beaumont-en-Perigourd), and if you're prepared to travel further afield then Beymac and Sarlat are wonderful.
We also visited some vineyards in the region, and St Emilion was absolutely stunning. We went to Cahors, but the best place to sample the wines is in the vignobles outside the city, although if you do go to Cahors make sure you take some photos of the famous mediaeval bridge.
We will definitely be back to see Gerard, Christine and Zoe again in the future, and our dog was made very welcome by Zoe. It was lovely to have her greet us back from a day trip out, always with her favourite ball in her mouth. Thank you both very much for everything ... And, yes, we did manage to get the puzzle finished before we left!
Back to this lovely place
Peace and tranquillity again. The gite, the gardens,fields and trees give us joy. The swimming pool offers welcome relief from the glorious sun. Meeting us with Christine, Gerard, and Zoé, feels like a home coming.
Thank you very much for a wonderful week.
Catherine and Mary
Lovely gite in lush and peaceful valley
La Barratt is the perfectly place for a relaxing holiday, situated in a pretty valley just outside Issigeac. Lovely gite and wonderful pool with view down the valley.
We very much look forward to visiting again with our bikes
A wonderfull visit. Many thanks for the warm hospitality and delight conversation.
Tony and Gillian
Hope to see you gain soon.
Thank you Gerard and Christine for your wonderful hospitality, and a most znjoyable week in your lovely gite and in the most perfect location. We feel truly relaxed and peaceful here.
Hope to see you again soon.
Holly, Michael and Rufus.
Beautiful simply says it all!
The setting for Le Creche is wonderful. A beautiful renovated farm in fantastic grounds, all kept pristine by Gerard and Christine who are wonderful hosts. The gite is very well equipped, with everything you need plus more. Nice welcome pack of beer, wine, bread, jam and milk, plus tea and coffee. The rooms are very spacious and the photos don't really do it justice. So full of character.
The pool is very nice and the setting so tranquil with views over the valley. A great place to relax after a morning's sightseeing followed by lunch on your private patio by the gite.
Location is great for Issigeac, which must be one of the nicest bastide towns in the region. So full of character and charm. A 30 minute gentle walk from the gite or a 5 minute car ride, plenty of parking. The Sunday market is a must and the "gourmet" evening on Thursdays is great fun. If you plan on eating in town, then La Bruceliere is a must. The food is delicious, fantastically prepared and presented, and very reasonable too. Great staff.
Overall, we would say it's a fantastic gite in a great location, run by two very nice hosts. We would definitely come back here if ever we plan to do the Dordogne region again. Thank you Gerard and Christine.
Thank you very much to the both of you, it's a pleasure for us too, to meet nice people at home.
Arcachon and the beaches of the west coast are a 2 hour drive away.
La Barrat is about 20 Kilometres south of Bergerac, even less from the airport - Roumaniere. There are daily flights to and from the UK throughout the year. We are a situated approximately a 9 hour drive from Calais and a 6 hour drive from Paris.
Issigeac is our nearest large village/small town, a short two minutes drive from La Barrat. Bergerac is a lovely, larger town 15 minutes drive from La Barrat. It is situated on the banks of the Dordogne and has a beautiful old town where the winding, cobbled streets climb up from the river to the church and market place at the top of the town. There are numerous bastide villages, chateaux & gardens which are a short drive away. The surrounding area provides many walking/cycling opportunities.
Issigeac has a bank with cash machine and the shops include bakeries, butchers, newsagent, grocers and hairdressers. There are some pottery, art and gift shops and there is often an art exhibition at the local tourist office.
Issigeac has a thriving Sunday morning market and the quiet town is is transformed for a few hours. It is a great opportunity to stock up with local produce. There a several really good restaurants.
Booking Notes: A deposit of 150 € per week is payable on booking, payable by cheque or bank transfer. A booking form is to be completed. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security deposit of 150 € is required at this point. Changeover Day: Guests are asked to leave by 10am and check in is at 4pm. We will be as flexible as possible to fit in with travel arrangements. Notes on prices: Prices include linen, welcome pack and all cleaning materials. Heating is included in low season.