Gite Nr. Brantome Enjoys A Peaceful Rural location with stunning views and walks
About Lizette Coney
Lizette and her husband Craig bought Le Guichard in June 2013, after having owned a successful holiday rental property in Devon, they were looking to continue in the holiday lettings business, but in a warmer climate. They now live here permanently with their 3 horses and 2 terriers. We fell in love with the peacefulness and tranquility of it's surroundings and the beautiful countryside. We were also looking for a property that would not only provide our guests with a high standard of accommodation, but could also offer plenty of local activities and Le Guichard has it all.
Lizette Coney purchased this Barn in 2013
Why Lizette Coney chose Grand-Brassac
On first visiting this area of France we immediately fell in love with it. It's location makes it very accessible from the UK & many parts of Europe. The area is a wonderful mix of rolling hills, winding rivers & extensive countryside views. It is a great spot to explore the many varied historic & cultural sites including a range of caves, chateaux, vineyards & pretty villages. Our property is in the countryside which provides a haven of tranquility ideal for relaxation & yet is close to many towns such as Brantome and Riberac with it's shops, cafes, bars & restaurants including the famous Friday market. The area offers a mix of outdoor pursuits and quiet lazy days wondering through historic picture postcard villages. This is a great holiday destination for either families or couples.
What makes this Barn unique
In this area of the Dordogne there is an abundance of outdoor pursuits and plenty of tracks leading straight from the property, for cycling, walking and horse riding or fishing in the local rivers. Nearby golf courses and many local markets and festivals. Or take a canoe trip down the river or meander around the colourful markets or the pretty villages. There is also the nearby leisure lake at La Jameye with a man made beach. Our holiday homes are detached properties sitting in their own private gardens and of course there is the pool, with all pool furniture provided for our guests comfort and enjoyment. There is also our own Zip Wire ride ( see photos ) built in our own woods for the kids to enjoy.
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Superb family holiday
We had a fantastic week in Grand Brassac. The location was great, peaceful and rural but close enough to interesting places nearby to visit. (We visited caves, a lake and went canoeing in Brantome.) Lizette was a wonderful host, welcoming and very helpful. The gite had everything we needed and the facilities, pool, zip wire, table tennis pool table bikes etc were perfect for our family (children aged 10 and 13). Many thanks!
Home from home
Perfect for our getaway and equipped with everything we could have wanted. Very peaceful location with beautiful walks from the property. Very helpful host with all the local info one could wish for. Many thanks for a lovely stay.
Thanks Tony for your lovely comments . Glad you had a lovely time. Hope to see you both back here again in the future
Great stay - fantastic location!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Grand Brassac. The property was very clean and tidy and Lizette and Craig were excellent hosts and always available when needed. The facilities on site (pool, zip wire, table tennis, bikes etc.) were a real plus as there was always something to do on rest days. The nearby canoeing and horse riding (detailed in the property information provided) were both excellent and good value for money. The local area is very beautiful with lots of interesting villages and small towns to visit.
Thanks for your comments Caroline we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you all return soon, especially super gran !!
Excellent Location and property
Gite was a good size with everything you needed, the hosts were also excellent making you feel at home. The pool, Zip-wire for our son was an added bonus great time had by all. The weather wasn’t great but didn’t spoil our week.
Thanks Simon and Katie for the kind words . Glad you had a lovely week despite the weather. I know Joseph had a great time with our grand kids .
Great family holiday
We had a great time at grande brassac in le tournesol cottage. The cottage was more spacious than the photos suggest, clean comfortable and well equipped with very comfortable beds. the kids bedroom has some low beams but there was so much to do they literally only used it for crashing out in the evening. There was a lovely covered outdoor eating area where we had most of our meals. However the best thing about the stay for us was the amount of stuff for the kids. We borrowed the 5 bikes (our youngest is 10) on a couple of evenings and there are gems of little villages within a 10 mile loop. As well as this there's a pool table badminton kit table tennis and a good sized pool as well as the zip wire so our kids loved it. The other two cottages were occupied as well when we were there but no issues at all with noise etc. Lizette was a great host and provided a really appreciated welcome basket. It is out in the country so don't expect to be able to walk to a restaurant/boulangerie etc but there are plenty supermarkets etc within a 15 min drive. Brantome and it's Friday market is well worth a visit and for beginners like us allo canoes is not to be passed up. Further afield we visited sarlat and Bordeaux neither of which felt that far on the quiet French roads. As you may have picked up by now we loved it.
Thanks Tim for your great comments. I am glad you enjoyed the facilities and all that this area has to offer . I hope you return soon.
lovely property, peaceful and a great place to use as a base
Easy to find a few km from Great Brassac. Cosy and as season changing (late Oct 16)the property featured a lovely log burner to keep off the chill. Loved the welcome pack which was a nice surprise and very helpful as arrived on a sunday when all shops shut. Yummy homemade cherry jam quickly got used. Owner very helpful and gave us lots of ideas of local places to visit. We were house hunting so didn't spend that much time sightseeing but did visit Brantome which was is a must.
This property has British TV which was great to catch up on the news etc. Would highly recommend this property.
Special interest holidays:
Cycling holidays, fully catered. Various routes to suit all abilities.
Please contact owner for more information and prices
There is a very good sandy beach at La Jemaye lake (20 mins drive) this is set in a natural habitat within woodlands. In the summer life guards are on duty and there are specially supervised swimming areas. other facilities include, picnic benches, pedalos and cafes. Local man made beach at Lisle (10 mins) away also with life guard, river slide, diving board. The famous coastal resort of La Rochelle is worth a visit (2 hours plus drive) but a very vibrant and colourful place.
Nearest airport at Bergerac 70 mins drive; flights from Edinburgh, Stanstead, Luton, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool. Bordeaux airport 110 mins. Calais (ferry and eurotunnel) approx 8 hours drive. Newhaven (ferry) to Dieppe approx 6 hours drive. Angoloume (TGV) about 45 mins drive. As this is a country location car is essential.
Grand Brassac 2km. St Victor and Montagrier 4km (both have great Auberges). Vertilliac 11km (10 min drive) shops, cafes, post office, banks. Riberac 15km (15 min drive) Friday market, shops, cafes, restaurants, banks. Bourdeilles 15 mins drive 13th C fortresss and 16th C renaissance palace. Beautiful Brantome 25 mins drive - set on the banks of the Dordogne, with 18th C abbey, caves and shops. Perigeux with it's cobbled shopping streets is 30min. Sarlat, and Rocamadour all approx 2 hours.
Local shops open 8am-12 noon then 2pm-7pm. Large supermarkets open all day. Supermarket open on a Sunday morning at Tocane until 12.30pm. Local markets a great source of local produce and wines. Large selection of restaurants for family dining or a special occasion. Lunchtime menus offer very good value and great home cooking. Over the summer months many villages have their own repas or fetes and everyone is made very welcome, this is a great way to meet local people.