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Traditional Manor House, Private Pool & 4 Gites in the Vezere Valley, Dordogne - The Tobacco Barn

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Last updated: 10/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Plazac house description

A superb 19c manor house with private pool set in a private garden & 4 gites with shared pool, most have wonderful views of La Roque St Christophe. The house accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms with 6 en-suite bathrooms. The 4 gites, totally separate from the main house, have all been renovated and furnished to the same level of comfort as the house and share a second swimming pool. The largest, The Tobacco Barn, sleeps 5/6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The 3 other spacious gites - the Hay Barn, Walnut Store and La Roque Terrace - are each designed for 2 people. Each unit is fully self-contained, with kitchen, lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and has a private terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ. Alternatively the house and 4 gites would be suitable for large groups of up to 24 people - perfect for parties and weddings. The property is five minutes walk from local restaurant and boulangerie and perfectly situated for all places of interest the Dordogne has to offer.


Le Moustier: Situated between Montignac, famous for the Lacaux cave paintings, and Les Eyzies with its many prehistoric sites, the small village of Le Moustier derives its name from the prehistoric Mousterian era due to an important skull find there. It has a restaurant, bar and a boulangerie and the house is only 5 minutes walk from the village. Les Granges placed on the side of the river Vezere opposite La Roque St Christophe, a limestone cliff face with caves carved into the rock which were inhabited for over 55,000 years from the prehistoric era to the middle ages when over 5,000 people lived on the site. These kilometre long caves are illuminated at night and make a spectacular view from the property.

The surrounding area: Many local towns offer traditional street markets. Montignac in particular hosts an excellent market twice a week, and nearby Rouffignac has a splendid Sunday morning market, where local farmers exhibit freshly picked vegetables, plump ducklings, fresh foie gras and enormous selections of local cheeses. The Perigord is a gourmets paradise and there are many excellent local restaurants offering the best of the areas cuisine.
The property is excellently placed for walking and cycling with all tracks well marked. There are plenty to choose from and range in severity from easy to strenuous!
Other local activities include canoeing on the Vezere or the Dordogne rivers, horse riding and tennis, golf, hot air ballooning and river cruises all within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

The Dordogne Region: The land of a thousand chateaux, the Dordogne or Perigord as it was known, is split into four regions named for their natural features. Noir(black) region of dense forests, Vert(green) spruce trees, Pourpre(purple) vines and Blanc(white) natural limestone. Due to its natural beauty and abundance of medieval towns, chateaux and villages, the Perigord Noir is the jewel in the crown of the Dordogne. The Vezere Valley, with its predominance of prehistoric sites, makes this region one of the most visited. The medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and the vibrant city of Perigueux and many traditional villages, each with a character of their own, including Domme, Rocamador, Beynac, Le Roque Gageac, Montignac with the famous Lascaux caves, St Leon sur Vezere, makes the region a real sight seeing experience.

The Tobacco Barn: Plazac Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 54815ha

The Tobacco Barn is the largest of our beautiful gites. Up to seven adults can sleep in three bedrooms, each has its own en-suite shower room. The newly redecorated cottage is tastefully furnished throughout with English and French antiques. The living room features a Perigordian stone fireplace, natural stone walls, and a beamed ceiling. Guests can also enjoy satellite (freeview) TV and a DVD. The patio doors lead directly to the pool terrace, where guests can dine under the wooden gazebo at the side of the pool, enjoying the wonderful views of the valley and the nearby prehistoric site, La Roque-St-Christophe. All necessary facilities to cook up your local produce bought from the market in Montignac or Sarlat!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 74 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside but smoking outside is fine....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs possible but please ask first....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • The Third Bedroom has a single bed & a double bed and room for a cot The other two bedrooms both have double beds. We have several cots available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • Each of the en-suite shower rooms has a shower, wc and washbasin.

          Other Amenities

              • A maid service can be provided by arrangement. High chairs and cots are available. ....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Paragliding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Folding table in living room with 7 chairs....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 7 people

              General

              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Washing line and pegs provided...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed linen and bathroom towels changed weekly....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large sofa with arm chairs....moreless

              • Parking:

                off street parking....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Sunbed
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Shared between gite guests....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                Lovely wood burning stove....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Electric coffee maker...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                Large chest freezer shared between all guests....moreless

              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen. Electric fan oven, 4 ring gas hob....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda:

                Wooden gazebo to one side of the pool area with table and chairs....moreless

              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                10 x 4.5 metre pool shared between gite guests....moreless

              • Outdoor Pool

              Property Descriptor

                  • Semi-Detached
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Rate 7
                  Aug 30 - Oct 24, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  £790

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Rate 8
                  Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  £490

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Rate 9
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £850

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Low season
                  Jan 3 - May 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £95
                  £600
                  Mid-season
                  May 30 - Jul 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £125
                  £800
                  High season
                  Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,200
                  Mid-season
                  Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £125
                  £800
                  Low season
                  Oct 3 - Dec 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £95
                  £600
                  Christmas
                  Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
                  4 night min stay
                  £125
                  £800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Other rates are available for 2/3 or 4/5 people please enquire.

                  The price per week from 2 to 5 people is now £940 during July and August.

                  30% Deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.

                  Refundable breakage deposit of €200 required on arrival.

                  An optional final cleaning charge of €50 is payable at the end of your stay.

                  There is a small charge for logs.


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                  Location

                  72 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bergerac Airport
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Plazac
                  774 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Roscoff
                  28 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
                  26 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Sarlat
                  35 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Junction 17 A89/E70
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Le Moustier

                  Car: Necessary

                  Les Granges is situated in Le Moustier near to Montignac and the beautiful village of St Leon sur Vezere. Close to Lascaux caves, the towns of Sarlat, Beynac, Domme and Perigueux. Directly opposite is La Roque St Christophe, the site of a small Bastide town dating back 55,000 years and inhabited up to the 16th century. This kilometre long cave carved into the rock thousands of years ago, is lit up at night and makes a spectacular view from the property. There are many historic sites dating back to Prehistoric times, caves, grottos, cave paintings, all situated in the most beautiful countryside. This area has been made famous by Jean Auel's Earth's Children books. The sixth and latest one, Land of Painted Caves, was published in 2011. Many of our customers come to stay to see the area linked to these books.

                  The Perigord is noted also for its gastronomy, foie gras, truffles, confit de canard, wild mushrooms and walnuts! We are surrounded by pretty villages, all with markets at least once a week, giving our renters the opportunity to experiment with the local produce. As well as walking, cycling, canoeing and golf there is a Budhist centre and a Hammam very close so you can either be active or relax!

                  Other Activities: Canoing, paintballing (30mins), Microlite tuition

                  Golf: There are four 18 hole courses and three 9 hole courses in the Perigord region. Most are between 35minutes and one hours drive from our property, others are slightly further but well worth the drive!

                  This is an excellent website which gives you all the information you need. http://www.golf-dordogne-perigord.com/golfs.html

                  There is also information about a free golf pass which gives you discount on all the courses in the region.

                  Ski: No Skiing.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: We were both born, and grew up, in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was working as a graphic designer and Philippa worked, in the same office, as a secretary. We moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, later that same year because Paul was offered a new job. Philippa decided to train as a nurse and qualified in 1980.

                  Why the Owner Chose Plazac:
                  After we had our two daughters, Charlotte (1982) and Nicola (1983), we came to the Dordogne for some wonderful camping holidays and fell in love with the region. From that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. We never expected to be able to realise our dream! We especially loved the Vezere Valley and when we saw Le Manoir des Granges for sale on a website we arranged a viewing. It was the last of 4 properties; there was no competition! The location is amazing with view across to Roque Saint Christophe. A village with a lovely restaurant and a boulangerie in walking distance. Only 10 minutes drive to Montignac for the supermarket and market.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people. Accommodation for mobility impaired. We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest. Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite.


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                  Speaks: english, french

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                  Photos

                  • The Tobacco Barn

                    The Tobacco Barn

                  • Kitchen and dining room -  le manoir

                    Kitchen and dining room - le manoir

                  • Main House Bedroom

                    Main House Bedroom

                  • Haybarn Kitchen

                    Haybarn Kitchen

                  • Hay Barn Bedroom

                    Hay Barn Bedroom

                  • Le Roque Terrace

                    Le Roque Terrace

                  • Roque Terrace Bathroom

                    Roque Terrace Bathroom

                  • Dordogne gite for 2, with shared pool, near village with facilities.

                    Dordogne gite for 2, with shared pool, near village with facilities.

                  • Walnut Store kitchen and dining area

                    Walnut Store kitchen and dining area

                  • Tobacco Barn Living Room

                    Tobacco Barn Living Room

                  • 6 bedroom house, private pool, in the Dordogne. Le Manoir des Granges

                    6 bedroom house, private pool, in the Dordogne. Le Manoir des Granges

                  • House pool and garden

                    House pool and garden

                  • Lounge - le Manoir

                    Lounge - le Manoir

                  • Main House Bedroom

                    Main House Bedroom

                  • Gite for 2 in the Dordogne, shared pool, private terrace.

                    Gite for 2 in the Dordogne, shared pool, private terrace.

                  • Haybarn Dining area

                    Haybarn Dining area

                  • Le Roque Terrace.

                    Le Roque Terrace.

                  • Roque Terrace Bedroom

                    Roque Terrace Bedroom

                  • The Walnut Store

                    The Walnut Store

                  • Walnut Store interior

                    Walnut Store interior

                  • Walnut Store bedroom with direct access to the pool.

                    Walnut Store bedroom with direct access to the pool.

                  • Tobacco Barn Bedroom

                    Tobacco Barn Bedroom

                  £70 - £171 per night (GBP)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 10/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2005
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated 10/12/2014
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