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Imelda and John Spencer

Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED LARGE STONE BARN near BRETENOUX and DORDOGNE RIVER

8 Reviews
People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Cornac - 'LA GRANGE DU NOYER', Cornac

Sleep up to 11 + 2 babies:WIFI,SATELLITE TV, PRIVATE, ENCLOSED POOL and GARDEN

BOOKING NOW for 2017 !! 10% OFF FOR RETURNING GUEST

SECURITY FENCED PRIVATE POOL IN ENCLOSED GARDEN, WIFI,SATELLITE TV, POOL TABLE, TABLE FOOTBALL. Booking also for 2017 ! Any Special Offer does not apply to any July or August 2017 dates.

A large, stone barn beautifully restored to a high standard.

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND- PERFECT FOR FRIENDS, FAMILIES and COUPLES. The surrounding area has much to offer all ages- KAYAKING, FUN WATERPARKS, ANIMAL PARKS, HORSERIDING, GOLF, QUAD-BIKING, VINEYARDS. SKIING is just 90 mins away- a great day out on the slopes at Le Lioran, Mont Dore or Super Besse.

FLIGHTS FROM MANY UK AIRPORTS TO BRIVE, LIMOGES, FIGEAC, BERGERAC, BORDEAUX, TOULOUSE. The region has BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, GORGES, RIVERS, CUTE AND HISTORIC VILLAGES AND TOWNS waiting for you only a short drive away. Imagine spending Christmas and New year at the barn ! Great for HONEYMOONERS too.

Actual capacity is 2-11* plus two babies can stay free of charge. The barn is so cosy in the WINTER with HEATING in all rooms and a lovely Harmann XXV fire ( automatic- no problems trying to get a warm fire going- lovely ambient temperature) Sorry, no pets.

See rates for 2016/2017 on RATES PAGES.

WINTER, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PEAK SEASON RATES

( SKIING is only 90 mins away at Le Lioran : Minimum price is for a week even if less than a week is required due to fuel/heating costs etc (maximum people is 9 plus two cots. The Price for 9 + 2 cots = £1200; 8 +2 cots i= £1100; 7 +2 cots is £1000; 6 and less + 2 cots = £900).

Our barn is a self catering property which is superbly equipped and appointed. The accommodation comprises of: Ground Floor: Bedrooms: 2 king -size bedrooms, 2 twin bedded rooms, 1 single room, 2 deluxe guest beds, two cots; two bathrooms. First Floor: spacious open plan– dining room (seats 11), large, kitchen area, sitting area (seats 10), highchair; games area (table football and snooker table); Harman Poele ( bois granules) for winter use in Sitting/Dining area ( and electric heaters to all bedrooms and bathrooms); laundry room, freezer and toilet. Broadband/Wifi. Mezzanine with SatelliteTV and for DVD use, two-setter settee, books/games/ library, hall.

Outside: Garden, security fenced pool (6x4m) patio, table, chairs, sun-loungers and BBQ, walnut tree

PLACES TO VISIT: There are so many places to visit:

Picturesque towns/villages:

Rocamadour,Turenne, Collonges La Rouge, Autoire, Carennac, Bretenoux, Martel, Curemonte, St Cère, Gluges, Domme, Sarlat, Beynac, St Cirq la Popie, Figeac, Cahors.

Paleolithic settlements/caves: Lascaux ,Les Eyzies

Picturesque drives along the Dordogne- night lighting to pretty villages along the river- Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac et Cazenac, Carsac-Aillac, St. Cyprien Grottes- (Stalactites and stalagmites)- Grotte de Presque, du Merveilles, Gouffre de Padirac- chasm with underground river (boat rides).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Imelda and John Spencer (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Imelda and John Spencer

We love to provide a top rate holiday property for others to enjoy. We provide a friendly service and appreciate that you as clients may want to be able to talk to us either by phone or email at any time- so please do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer any questions you may have. All our whole family enjoy staying together at La Grange du Noyer as our second home- a great place to stay, rest and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Imelda and John Spencer purchased this house in 2006

Why Imelda and John Spencer chose Lot

We fell in love with the barn the moment we saw it. We restored it from its original function as a working barn and cow shed. We lovingly dedicated every holiday from 2001 to 2006 transforming it into the cosy, comfortable beautifully appointed and equipped barn that is enjoyed by all our clients. The area and local people are so welcoming. The scenery and villages are breathtakingly beautiful.

We would love to welcome you and your family.

What makes this house unique

REST, RELAX, EXPLORE and HAVE FUN.

If you enjoy art- metal work, sculptors, paintings- well the village will have much to offer you. We are so fortunate to have so many artists in residence. An evening stroll around the village will delight you. See some examples in the photos.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED LARGE STONE BARN near BRETENOUX and DORDOGNE RIVER
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

La Grange Du Noyer was everything we hoped it would be and more in a beautiful area with lots to do

  • 5 of 5

Communication before and during was excellent, both the owners and managers are friendly and helpful. On arrival everything was pristine and supplies of household items are plentiful. We have had a fantastic family holiday and the area is an ideal mixture of adventure, culture, relaxation and hot weather. The weather was so hot it limited some of our activities however it meant we used the pool and bbq frequently.

We would recommend canoeing down the Dordogne, visiting water parks as well as high ropes and zip wires at Rocamadour. We enjoyed River and lake swimming nearby and eating out at lovely restaurants as well as trying the evening markets. The website www.tourisme-lot.com-en is helpful for events and local activities.

A truly memorable holiday in a beautiful part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you most sincerely for such a wonderful review, we areso delighted that our LGDN was everything promised .We would be delighted for you to return again. Regards Imelda and John
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5

Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in a quiet rural village (until the kids got in the pool, then the peace was shattered!).

The house was exactly as described, perfect as a base for days out or just lazing around in the sunshine punctuated by the occasional dip in the pool.

There's plenty to do within a 30 min drive of the propery. Enjoyed a great day out Kayaking from Bretenoux which is only 5mins down the road. If you intend to try this wear swimwear under your clothes and old trainers that you're willing to walk around a river in. Take a picnic and plenty of water too. Best time to leave is around 11am which will give about 4 1/2 hours to cover the 10k route (it takes between 2-3hrs) before meeting the bus back this allows plenty of time for that picnic.

Plenty to do at Rocamadour too. Theres a couple of days worth of things to do and see there. (Rocher des Aigles is well worth a visit).

Plenty of good eating to be had at Beaulieu sur-Dordogne. (Les Voyageurs was a personal favourite).

Would I recommend this holiday destination? Definitely.

Would i return?.. In a heartbeat!..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review:) We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed staying in our family barn. It is most helpful for future guests to know which local activities and restaurants have been recommended. Welcome to LGDN again:)
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5

superb property in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday and the house played a major part in that. we were two families and there was so much room. The house is beautifully finished in every way and everything we needed was there. The garden and pool was just perfect. It is a great location with loads to visit nearby that even in two weeks there was lots missed. very hot holiday and so so relaxing. Cornac village is very quaint and lovely for an evening walk. Thank you so much for making the house so perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful accommodation !!

  • 5 of 5

How wonderful to have spent a big family Christmas at the cosy, beautifully equipped Barn. Imelda and John ensured that two beautiful Christmas trees were decorated for our arrival and a warm fire welcomed us. They provided a welcome hamper full of goodies. We spent a truly special time there- I would really recommend spending Christmas at La Grange du Noyer in pretty Cornac village.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Claire, We are so delighted that you and your family had such a splendid time in our barn this Christmas. I hope you were able to go skiing at Le Lioran too. We hope you will return in the future.
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5

A lovely property in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful barn conversion in September 2009. We were very pleased with the way Imelda handled our late booking and subsequent queries. The barn is a spacious, very well appointed, attractive home with good quality fittings throughout. There is a small garden with all the garden furniture you could need and of course a great pool.

The village is quiet with no bar or restaurant but the nearest village is only a couple of miles away.

We used the barn as a base for cycling (bikes arranged for us by Imelda) canoeing on the Dordogne, touring this very pretty area, river swimming and walking in the hills. All of which are available nearby.

The house has lots of useful information booklets to help you plan your time. A car is essential.

We would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.

Clive & Helen

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beaux espaces et beaux volumes, belles prestations dans une très belle région! Et village très calme

  • 4 of 5

On a passé une agréable semaine avec nos enfants et leurs conjoints. La maison est spacieuse et confortable surtout lorsqu'on est nombreux! Seul bémol, une TV trop petite pour mettre des DVD pour les enfants et même pour les adultes le soir. Sinon, il ne manque rien concernant les commodités: lave vaisselle, lave linge,sèche linge, suffisamment de vaisselle , ventilateurs etc..

La piscine est également trop petite quand on est nombreux.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chere Mme Hoareau , Nous vous remercions pour votre commentaires- nous sommes ravis que vous avez eu une telle belles vacances visite grange:) Imelda et John
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Limoges, Brive(near), Bergerac,Toulouse and Rodez
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cornac and Bretenoux
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Calais, Dunkirk, Bologne, Cherbourg, St Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
St Cere
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Paris toLimoges to Brive, Brive to Bretenoux-Biars
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Junction 53 on A20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bretenoux
Car: necessary

The old, pretty village of Cornac is situated in the picturesque Lot region of France. Cornac used to be a wine producing village and is close to the wine producing Glanes area. Pilgrims used to pass through Cornac on their way to Santiago del Compostella, Spain. From the top of the nearby hill you can enjoy the view of the village Tuesdays and Saturdays are the days to visit the bustling market town of Bretenoux, which is also one of the bastide towns renowned in the area. The route from the A20 motorway, exiting at Cressensac, takes you through the village of Martel with its nine towers and past Vayrac, where it is said that the Gauls made their last stand against the Romans. There are so many pretty villages to see- the honey coloured stonework adds charm to the picture postcard look. The ambiance of the area helps you to unwind as soon as you arrive in the area. But when energy levels are high again there are plenty of sporting activites available- skiing is only 1 1/2 hours way by train or car .

Other Activities: Kayaking, Quad Biking, Animal Parks, Chateaux, Prehistoric sites, Churches.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cornac, Lot

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
OFF PEAK 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER PEAK 2016/17
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
OFF PEAK 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
OFF PEAK 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Cleaning Charge £50

% Prices are in Pound Sterling- euro exchange will be calculated on the bank rate at time of enquiry.%
**There is a refundable security deposit of £300 payable with final payment payable 8 weeks before holiday.
BOOKING CONDITIONS:
1. We will promptly confirm availability and once you make a request to provisional. Babies in cots are free from charge.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cornac in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heater
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Heater
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Heater
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Heater
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Heater
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Heater
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Heater
  • All bedrooms are beautifully appointed with ample storage space. All beds have duvets. All bed linen and towels provided within the price. Extra linen charged for at £20 per bed. Towels for pool are to be provided by guest. Capacity- 11 people plus 2 cots.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Welcome Pack on arrival( croissants, wines, butter, jam, milk, tea, coffee, flowers), tumble dryer, wine cooler, snooker table, table football, brochures for activities and local attractions, games/jigsaws/books for old and young, CDs and DVDs. Wireless broadband.; TV for DVD use, ipod adaptable stereo system. Information Booklet on worktop in Kitchen area with information about usage of appliances etc and places to visit. Additional information about places to visit can be found on large bookshelves near the big picture window

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