Set Right In The Centre Of A Lovely Village with private, heated pool
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About Kay Doney
We set out on an adventure and a totally new way of life in 2009, when we discovered 2 stone barns, very much calling out for renovation. Both leaving behind our jobs, we began a 3 year project to make these our home, and are now pleased to be able to share these with others. We enjoy the slower pace of life here, and being part of a village community is a real joy. Sitting out on a summers evening with a glass of wine, and a few friends, is both relaxing and rewarding. Kay and Glenn
Kay Doney purchased this Barn in 2009
Why Kay Doney chose La Chapelle-Aubareil
We fell in love with this property purely on it's location, which is beautiful. We intended to buy a house ready to move into with the potential for a Gite for rental. Instead we bought two empty shells, be it they had new windows and roof! For us being right in the centre of the village was important, and the beautiful countryside which surrounds us is a bonus. The village is only small, but we have a small primary school, library, shop and restaurant. We will never cease to be amazed at where we live and the wonderful neighbours we have.
What makes this Barn unique
Looking out of the bedroom window in the morning and seeing the sun lighting up the village square, or late at night looking up at the stars sparkling in the night sky is wonderful. No light pollution here. Having our two properties on one site was a real bonus, which has allowed us to be able to share our little piece of French rural life with others, from which we get a great deal of pleasure.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
This is a family orientated house.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A wonderful home in a beautiful part of the world!
There is nothing else we could have wanted during our stay. Well-equipped and pretty home, beautiful pool, comfortable beds, roomy bathrooms with showers, wifi for the kids.... We loved our stay here and highly recommend it. The village is beautiful and being able to buy fresh bread every morning was wonderful. Kay and Glenn are lovely hosts. Not intrusive but helpful when we needed some guidance. One of our best vacations ever!
Great accommodation in a quiet village
Very nice converted barn with a good pool in a well located but quiet village, An easy drive to Lascaux caves, Montignac, Sarlat etc. Very helpful and kind hosts. Recommended.
Fantastic week from start to finish
We have just spent the most amazing week at this fantastic property. This was our first time to this area and it certainly will not be our last. La Grange Mirabelle was just perfect in every way, Kay and Glenn your attention to detail throughout is just fantastic and really is a credit to you both. It was definitely an added bonus to be in the village with a shop offering the most delicious local product, Laura was a delight to see every morning and was always on hand to offer some fantastic advice on all local culinary delights. When we could drag ourselves away from the pool we visited some fantastic local attractions. Two highlights for us were visiting the beautiful medival Sarlat, watching the street entertainers bring the place alive, watching families like us enjoying the atmosphere and the second would be visiting nearby town of Montignac on market day, we loved it!
To summarise, we really couldn't recommend this property or this area enough, we are home with some amazing memories of a fantastic family holiday. Kay and Glenn and not forgetting little Hamish, thank you so much for everything, you made us feel so welcome and we will definitely be back to see you all soon.
Un séjour parfait.
A proximité des principaux sites périgourdins, entre Lascaux et Sarlat, cette petite maison, idéale pour 6 personnes, est à la fois très confortable, bien équipée et très agréable. Elle est située dans un petit village charmant. Les propriétaires sont chaleureux et accueillants. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour.
Our first trip to the region and we were not disappointed. The house is of an excellent standard, well maintained and spotlessly clean. It is situated in an elevated pretty village which is very peaceful and provides beautiful sunsets and fantastic dark night skies. An added bonus is the village shop and freshly cooked pizza from the mobile van on a Saturday evening. Many attractions and the picturesque vllages of the Dordogne valley are within an easy short drive making it a good central location from which to explore.The hot weather allowed us to use the fantastic pool everyday which is much bigger than the picture suggests and probably the best we have had. We found that there is so much to do nearby and lots to keep teenagers entertained - caneoing, lake swimming, chateaux and castles. The area is great for cycling with quiet well maintained roads and tracks but be prepared for hills ! Kay and Glenn provided a warm welcome and are excellent hosts.
A gem of a find!
What a relaxing 2 weeks we just spent here. So pleased we discovered this place to spend our family holiday. Loads of room (we were 5 but it will sleep 6) and a very easy open plan layout downstairs.
The pool was the gem of the place - right in your own garden. High quality and very well maintained. Breakfast on the patio in the sun if you want to. BBQ by the deck in the evening. We couldn't have asked for anything more to complete our holiday.
All the top Dordogne sites are within approximately 30 might mins. drive. Chateaux, Sarlat, local markets, Lasseaux Caves, kayaking, high ropes. It's a superb base to explore the region. Local shop in the village for day to day supplies and the pretty town of Montignac about 15 mins. away which has a variety of restaurants, shops and a couple of supermarkets.
Thanks to Kay and Glenn for a warm welcome and making or stay so enjoyable.
The property is situated in the ever popular Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne between the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. The historical town of Sarlat-la Caneda, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe is just 20 minutes away, and we are perfectly placed for the most beautiful sites in the Dordogne and Lot.
The area is perfect for both walkers and cyclists with plenty of footpaths and tracks, weaving through forest and countryside affording some superb views. Along with quiet lanes, even at the peak season, you can see something different everyday.
There are numerous Chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through, and wherever you are, you are never to far from good food and wine, or if you prefer coffee and pastries. For the more energetic and adventurous, along with walking and cycling there is quad biking, paragliding, karting, horse riding, water parks, swimming lakes and of course canoing on both the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. So whether you are a family or on your own there is so much to keep you interested.
Sarlat, one of the jewels of France, it is a town not to be missed with its Medieval centre which is full of hidden delights in it's myriad of lanes and alleys, guided walks are available from the Tourist Office. The town bustles especially on market days but take time to sit in a cafe or bar and watch life going on in the way provincial France does best, taking time to chat to friends and being social.
Finding a place to get good food to eat is simple as there are many restaurants and cafes where you can sample food at it's best. One of the best experience's of eating in Sarlat is just wandering through this historic town choosing just the right place for you.
Montignac which straddles the Vezere river is a charming small market town with a cosy and friendly atmosphere. There are many restaurants and bars to relax in. If you are here in the last week of July there is an international music festival which is both colourful and vibrant, with musicians and dancers in traditional costume performing in the streets.
The Vezere Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is renowned for it's many prehistoric sites, including the world famous Lascaux caves, Font de Gaume, Roque St Christophe, a Troglodyte village, along with the array of castles and Chateaux.
The cliff top fortified towns of Beynac, Domme and Castlenaud on the Dordogne river should be experienced. Then there are the many Villages de France in the area all worth a visit.
One trip to make into the Lot is to Rocamadour which is a beautiful town and a pilgrimage for many who believe in the healing powers there. Whilst there, take a trip to the Gouffre de Padirac ,which is stunning, with boat ride through the caves and one of the most popular trips our guests take.