About the property
- Barn538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Comfortable self-catering house, large gdns, private pool, 6 ensuite bedrooms
The Haybarn is our most spacious gîte for a couple. It overlooks the swimming pool, and has a very large private terraced area, with plenty of space for outdoor barbecuing and dining. The double bedroom has views down the valley, and an ensuite bathroom. The living area has many natural stone features, exposed oak beams in its high ceiling, and a corner fireplace with a wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. A satellite (freeview) TV is available for guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fan oven with gas burners, a microwave, and a fridge.
Paul and Philippa Ward
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Paul and Philippa Ward
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. We lived in various parts of Yorkshire for 30 years. Had our two girls, Charlotte and Nicola, who are now married. Then we decided to have a change of direction, sold our house in the UK, bought Le Manoir des Granges in 2010 and moved here to enjoy a different lifestyle.
Paul and Philippa Ward purchased this Barn in 2010
Why Paul and Philippa Ward chose Périgord
We came to the Dordogne with our daughters, Charlotte and Nicola, 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. We love walking, cycling and birdwatching - we can do all of these in our free time!
What makes this Barn unique
Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people. Accommodation for those with impaired mobility. We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest. Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite. Paul and Philippa live on site so will help when required.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely as described on Internet
Perfect Gite for two in a beautiful part of France. Close to interesting towns and villages. The hosts are lovely and do all they can to make your stay perfect. Be cheeky and ask for a piece of their scrummy walnut cake. We thoroughly enjoyed our break!
Great location and excellent accommodation.
We spent two great weeks in the Haybarn. It is a very spacious gite with a large private patio which is very well equipped with table, chairs and sun loungers. We had good access to the swimming pool which is a real bonus in the sunny weather. La Rocque St Christophe is directly opposite the property and it was a beautiful sight from our bedroom window and patio. Paul and Phillipa are wonderful hosts who are very happy to advise you on places to visit, walks in the area and good restaurants. They offered to book a table at the local restaurant on our first night and the meal was superb.
The Haybarn location is perfect as there
are so many places to visit within 10 minutes to an hours drive away and many good restaurants too. It was great to be able to visit the local Boulangerie for our daily pastries and bread which was only a 5 minute walk away. We can highly recommend this as a wonderful place to stay.
Even better than I'd hoped
I've recently returned from 2 very happy weeks at the Haybarn gite which more than met my expectations.
I chose it because of where it is, in the Vezere valley, close to Lascaux and with an astounding view of La Roque Saint Christophe across the river. I found so many interesting places to visit; castles, caves, gardens, restaurants....and all within a drive of no more than 40 minutes. This part of Dordogne really is amazing.
But I also enjoyed a few days "at home" on my private terrace overlooking the pool. Inside, the gite was as comfortable as it looks in the photos. There was everything I needed to prepare meals though, because it was summer, I mostly ate salads. I very much appreciated Philippa's gift of vegetables from the garden and homebaked gateau de noix.
Philippa and Paul were so helpful, carrying my luggage to and from the car, always available if I needed anything, but not at all intrusive. The welcome gift of a bowl of walnuts and a bottle of wine was much appreciated.
Thank you, Philippa and Paul, I had a wonderful time in your lovely gite.
Perfect in all ways!
Paul and Phillips's place is beautiful and they are lovely hosts. The natural beauty of the place is unsurpassed and th accommodation was perfect from the bottle of wine and locally grown nuts offered upon arrival, to the spotless gite, the wonderful pool, the cuckoo calling from nearby woods to all the wonderful sites and attractions. Very peaceful and replenishing place. I especially appreciate that the hosts kindly gave me an unexpected ride to the train when a family member became ill. Couldn't have been a better experience!
Unforgettable Eastern holidays at Haybarn
It has been our first experience renting a gite. We never did it before so, we are very excited. The gite is totally perfect!!! the pictures show the real place. Comfortable, friendly, and well equipped. We found all we need. We traveled with our 2 dogs and they had a wonderful private garden to enjoy the good weather. The boulangerie is only 5 minutes walking and we went there every day to buy good french pain and croissants.
We made some long walks, 5 or 7 kms, you can choose the river or the nice Col de Jor, nice road inside the trees with beautiful views.
Moreover, Paul and Philippa welcome was very very nice. All the suggestions of places to see and visit were fantastic. And fantastic the reservation they made at Table de Moustier restaurant. You dont have to miss it!!!!!!!
So, we will return, sure, probably with our friends and probably with our motocycles.
Thanks Paul and Phlippa to give us the opportunity to meet you and to have this nice experience in our hearts.
Idyllic stay in beautiful French countryside
We stayed 6 comfortable nights in the Haybarn gite during mid-October. It seemed even larger than pictured, was very clean, quiet, and private. The property's setting and views of the Vezere valley are incomparable. There were several excellent restaurants within 2-3 kilometers which Paul and Phillippa were happy to book for us. They were also helpful with recommendations about sights to see-the cave at Rouffignac, just up the road, and the chateau, Les Milandes, were favorites. A relatively easy drive from Paris, we would love to visit again. Highly recommended!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable breakage deposit of €200 required on arrival. An optional, final cleaning charge of €30 is payable on departure. You do not pay for cleaning if you opt to do the cleaning yourself. There will be a charge for supply of logs during the winter months.