Superb barn conversion originally constructed in 1808 recently restored to a very high standard with many exposed beams and masonry. The ground floor is open plan and consists of a living / dining area and well equipped kitchen.There is also an adjoining double bedroom with Juliet balcony and stylish bathroom. The large upper floor mezzanine double bedroom also has its own lounge area with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Outside there is a courtyard with ample space for relaxing with a book or a spot of sunbathing. The gazebo provides an excellent shaded outdoor eating area.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 5 nights
Ground floor living area with double bedroom and bathroom, mezzanine bedroom
Cath and Derek Collinge
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Aug 2018
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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
exactly what we needed
Wonderful hosts, thoroughly organised, fabulous attention to detail - they even supplied wine and cakes as gifts for us - the whole thing was perfect. We needed some down time after a few months of travelling, and this was perfect.
A wonderful week
We enjoyed our stay very much: The hosts are lovely and helpful, the property is tastefully renovated and clean, and the little village is most quiet and peaceful - the perfect place to relax.
Excellent Holiday destination
France is our favourite holiday destination, and with this in mind we decided to try a different area this year for our holiday. My demands and expectations are very high for a holiday venue. This little barn fitted my expectations on paper, and from the very beginning of my communications with Cath and Derek I knew from the start that this was a perfect choice. Upon arrival my demands and expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Wonderful barn, spotless and fully equipped to a very high stand, and had everything we required. Our hosts Cath and Derek were on hand to help with any requests or information we needed, but also gave us our total privacy. The area around is both beautiful and peaceful, and the woods and nature take your breath away. I would highly recommend this venue, and do hope that we have the possiblity to return. A big thankyou to Cath and Derke. Best Regards Rita and Andre
Woollven at Forgès
Easy to find, clean, good service. Problems with fridge (sorted out quickly) and tv (not sorted out).
Can be recommended to anglophones.
Wonderful property; great hospitality.
This is a lovely, comfortable, spacious, well-finished house in a quiet, attractive rural setting with everything provided that you could need. Cath & Derek are extremely welcoming and are on hand if/when required with a wealth of useful information and suggestions. The location is very convenient for many interesting places and we spent a very pleasant, relaxing week that passed too quickly. Whole-heartedly recommended.
A little piece of Heaven.
Having seen the property online, it seemed to tick all the boxes for us: the right area, the right size, the right price. The barn itself is lovely, decorated well and spotlessly clean, with some lovely features, and the views are stunning from just a few meters away. It is well equipped, including satellite television, comfy furniture, small but adequate kitchen, and comfortable beds. It is only a few km. from Argentat, a lovely market town, and there is a bread/grocer van that calls outside twice a week.
You will not find better hosts than Cath and Derek, for whom nothing was too much trouble, and were most hospitable, helpful, and great to talk to. (Cath make the most delightful flap jacks!)
We intend to stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone.
The gite is located in a small tranquil hamlet of 8 properties called Espargilliere, between Argentat (11 km away) and the larger town of Tulle (20 km away). The nearest village is Forges (1.5 km away) Here you will find the local boulangerie, and the Auberge restaurant, cafe bar and convenience store. Fishing and canoeing are very well catered for on the river Dordogne. The river is excellent for fly fishing for game (cat I) and coarse (cat II) fish. If you need to cool off an open air swimming pool ' Le Splash' can be found in Argentat or ' Lac de Miel' (16km away) for those of you who prefer a dip in the lake and relaxing on a sandy beach. The surrounding countryside is ideal for hiking and cycling or for the less ambitious, leisurely walks to take in the 'breathtaking' views.
Other Activities: canoeing
Golf: There are 9 and 18 hole golf courses 'Golf du Coiroux' which is approximately 25 minutes away.
25% non refundable deposit on booking. 200 Euro deposit on arrival against breakages and damage which will be returned to you, all being well, after inspection of the property prior to your departure. Letting period from 1700hrs on first day to 1000hrs. on last day