About the property
- House1334 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Comfortable self-catering house, large gdns, private pool, 6 ensuite bedrooms
The Tobacco Barn is the largest of our beautiful gites. Up to six people can sleep in three bedrooms, each has its own en-suite shower room. The newly redecorated cottage is tastefully furnished throughout with mixture of English and French furniture. The living room features a Perigordian stone fireplace, natural stone walls, and a beamed ceiling. French doors lead directly onto the patio area to make the most of the sun. 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!
Paul and Philippa Ward
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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 House 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 House 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.
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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.
Tobacco Barn 5 day stay outstanding
Paul and Phillipa were so friendly and helpful with recommendations where to eat, canoe trips, caves to visit. The tobacco barn was very clean with good beds and plenty of space for 4 adults. It was so nice to start and end the day sitting in the gazebo by the pool. Great location. We could walk to the boulangerie to get bread for breakfast- there was a path through the field of sunflowers. We highly recommend this as a place to stay and we would definitely return.
A wonderful place to stay in Dordogne
This lovely apartment in a former tobacco barn is located in a quiet, but easily accessible region of the Dordogne. A few minutes drive to Les Eyzies, Montignac, Rouffignac, and St. Leon, and not far from all the major sites in the region. The house is a very comfortable space with a nice pool right outside the back door. The owners, Philippa and Paul, are incredibly nice and welcoming. We were there during one of the hottest periods of the year (daytime temperature range - 95 -105ºF). Of the three bedrooms, only the upstairs one had problems, which were dealt with by a fan and a portable air conditioner provided by the owners.
What a fantastic place to stay. Perfection.
We holidayed for 3 weeks in the Tobacco Barn .... and it wasn' t long enough! The accommadation was perfect for our family of 7 (4 adults, 3 children). The barn was decorated beautifully and it felt like home as soon as we arrived. Paul and Philippa were the perfect hosts, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The surrounding countryside was amazing, with numerous little villages nearby. Everything was very accessible. We would thoroughly recommend Le Manoir des Granges. Stay as long as you can - you won't want to leave. Thank you Paul and Philippa for making our holiday unforgettable.
très beau gîte
Un gîte tres confortable,tres bien équipé, bien chauffé, très propre. Rien à redire. Des hôtes discrets et accueillants. Nous le conseillons et reviendrons avec plaisir.
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 €300 required on arrival. An optional final cleaning charge of €50 is payable at the end of your stay. You do not pay the cleaning charge if you opt to do the cleaning yourself. There is a small charge for logs.