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About Jonathan Butler
We live in the heart of Derbyshire close to the Peak District. L'Ancienne Boutique is our new holiday home which we will visit on occasion throughout the year, but we are very happy to let others enjoy the great facilities it offers when we are not there.
Jonathan Butler purchased this House in 2018
Why Jonathan Butler chose Vieux-Mareuil
As soon as walked through the gate last October, we knew this was the holiday home we wanted to buy. it was head and shoulders above any of the other 25 properties we had viewed on two visits to the Charente Maritime and Dordogne areas. The gate gives access to the courtyard and a view of both houses and the pool and garden. The house and barn are very different in character. The house used to be small shop and cafe in the past. It has been converted into a very clean, tidy and spacious residence with a cosy feel. The barn is a typically French barn conversion with high ceilings upstairs, quirky corners and storage spaces tucked away. We fell in love with the whole place immediately and bought it to allow us to spend time in the most beautiful area of France
Pool / Spa
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Smoking is allowed in the courtyard
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect and Beautiful Properties
Both properties are beautiful, with warm and cosy atmospheres but at the same time the rooms were spacious. The decor was in keeping with the properties with extra touches that really made the properties stand out from the crowd. I got the impression that the owners really cared about these properties. Indeed, the speed of the response from the owners to any queries and them being pro-active with information was impressive.
Both properties were so well equipped with everything that we could possibly need and more.
The garden was well kept and looked beautiful with all the flowers. There were plenty of sun loungers, tables, chairs and parasols to make lazing in the garden by the pool and outdoor dining a pleasure. The brightness of the stars was amazing on a clear night.
With a car, villages and supermarkets were just a short drive away. In the village there were plenty of nice walks to do with our dogs.
Overall, fantastic properties in a lovely quiet location, made for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Great extended family get away
Beautiful properties in a beautifully peaceful location with wonderful outside space and private pool
Thank you for your five star review Claire. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
We stayed here with our parents and children using both properties and all agreed it was perfect. Everything you could possibly need was in the houses and the pool was wonderful after the recent heat. The little touches on our arrival were very much appreciated. Would recommend a visit to Le Grand Etang St Estephe - a brilliant lake to swim and spend time at. Also loved Brantome - a beautiful little town we had a great time canoeing here. Thank you for sharing your properties.
It was a pleasure to have you stay, we are so pleased you all enjoyed it. A special thank you for watering the plants.
Une propriété qui offre ce qui apparaît sur les photos et le descriptif...et bien plus!
Nous sommes tous très heureux du séjour à l'Ancienne boutique... Non seulement nous avons apprécié le calme et la situation de Vieux Mareuil, mais surtout nous nous sommes sentis très à l'aise dans la propriété... L'espace est immense, les possibilités de couchage nombreuses, les différents espaces sont fonctionnels, tout le matériel est de qualité, y compris la vaisselle et utilitaires de cuisine... Mention spéciale pour la chambre principale de la dépendance, où j'ai dormi, et qui est digne d'une chambre d'hôtel de luxe avec ses objets de décoration et son haut plafond.... Il est tout à fait palpable que le propriétaire entretient et améliore par touches les prestations de sa maison... Nous ne pouvons donc que conseiller cette propriété qui offre bien ce qui apparaît sur le descriptif, et plus encore...
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our property.
There is a handbook in each house with lots of information about the surrounding area. We have even included some local walks.