The Winery is at the end of a big old Gersoise farmhouse, so not really a barn, but was the old winery and granary. Converted to a high standard using as many authentic products from the old farm, the old wine press is still in situe & wine barrels are incorporated into the kitchen area, even the ceiling lights are made from the barrel hoops. Owners live in farmhouse so on site for any queries.
Basic shop offered for first night and if desired a cooked meal can be brought to the winery for tired guests.
There is a huge big living area with sofas, armchairs, a long dining table with the kitchen corner. Beautiful old armoire houses all kitchen equipment plus essential cooking ingredients. Masses of space for adults and children. We have a cupboard full of old board games and other traditional games, lego, toys for younger children. Films for every age range plus French TV. Electronic music centre .There is also a sofabed.
Upstairs the light Courtyard Bedroom has a double bed and private bathroom, The Louis Philippe Bedroom has a double bed and private shower room with big walk in shower, and a twin bedded room (separate access to shower room from a door in corridor).
Bedrooms have been furnished with taste and antiques, many quirky bits have come from a local chateau such as hand painted architraves over the doors & old washstand with fun fossil washbasin. Good quality bedlinen and towels. Pool towels also supplied.
The pool is in a private area with fabulous views over the rolling Gersoise countryside. Other sitting areas are dotted around the property including a shaded area under 300 year old oak trees. Table tennis, boule, trampoline, bikes..
Pool is shared with owners, & the occasional house guest but only used when free.
Footpath passing the house leads up the hill where there are 360 degree views. Totally peaceful, good for walking, biking, painting..
Dogs, cats and horses live at la Raillere, as well as the owners, lots of different sitting areas around the property. There is a pond.