A delightful conversion of a huge stone barn nestled in the heart of sunflower fields and vineyards, La Grange de Chille provides a luxurious holiday experience for up to 8 people with its four bedrooms and spacious open plan living area. The house has its own private swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests and also benefits from a secluded orchard garden populated with a variety of fruit and nut trees. From the moment you arrive at La Grange de Chille you will find the pace of life winding down…
Barn Conversion near Aigre, Charente, France - Luxurious Holiday Home In The Heart of the French Countryside Surrounded by Sunflowers & Vineyard
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 17, 2019
About Chris Morrow
La Grange is run by Sarah Morrow who worked for over twenty years in the hotel industry. Her meticulous attention to detail means that guests at La Grange enjoy an unparalleled holiday experience. Sarah spends the whole summer in the Charente every year in order to ensure that our guests enjoy the best holiday experience possible and is well placed to provide information and guidance on all the facilities and attractions offered in the area.
Chris Morrow purchased this Barn in 2002
Why Chris Morrow chose Oradour
Chris, Sarah's husband had spent many years visiting the Dordogne/Charente Departments of France. He had wanted to own a house in France since he was 15 years old and was finally in a position to realise his ambition after selling his business in the UK. Chris and Sarah chose the Charente because of its brilliant climate (over 2,100 hours of sunshine every year on average) and the tranquility and rural atmosphere of the region.
What makes this Barn unique
First impressions count and all of our guests are delighted by the huge, airy, bright spaces of La Grange. Although the house is only minutes from the bustling local town of Aigre, you are truly in la France profonde where the pace of life is gentle and you can forget the pressures of day to day living. But if you want to party, then there are a wide range of activities, restaurants and other facilities within easy striking distance. Our aim is that our guests should leave La Grange with fond memories of an outstanding holiday and a desire to return to the region again in future.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Large,spacious and airy property.
Lots of space, orchard for the kids to play in and a decent-sized pool.
Ideal location for a family holiday. Very safe for young children
Lovely house. Loads of space. Beautiful pool. Very well equipped.
Wonderful property and very helpful owners
We had a fantastic time at La Grange de Chille. The owners were exceedingly helpful both before the trip with travel advice and while we were there with booking activities over the phone. The house is beautiful and unusually has just about everything you would need for a place this big. The location is lovely and quiet. The only issue we had was with the internet which is a little slow - but after speaking to the owner they reset the router and all was ok.
A lovely retreat
A wonderful break and Chris & Sarah were very welcoming and hospitable. Would def recommend. A lovely property, and very secure - we have a little one prone to escaping. So we had complete peace of mind regarding this! Fab salt water pool, and nice orchard garden with swings. Very relaxing stay.
It is always a great pleasure to welcome new guests to La Grange de Chillé. Thank you for your review. I hope we will see you again.
Idéal pour 10 personnes
Merci à Chris et Sarah pour leur accueil !
La grange est vraiment très bien rénovée. Les enfants ont adoré la piscine !
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour :)
Merci Gregoire. Nous étions très content de vous recevoir.
Séjour du 30 juin au 7 juillet 2018, superbes vacances en famille, au calme. Chris et Sarah sont chaleureux, très bon accueil, visites conseillées du patrimoine, propriétaires discrets mais présents en cas de besoin. Il manquerait juste une climatisation. Y revenir sans hésitation. En un mot génial.
Great guests. They were delightful. Would love to have them back.
Super locataires. Charmants. Nous espérons qu’ils vont revenir. Et bientôt.
Beaches at Royan, La Rochelle, Ile d'Oleron and Ile de Re 60 to 90 minutes away.
Airports at Poitiers 50 minutes. La Rochelle 90 minutes and Limoges 90 minutes.
Distance from ports: Le Havre 5 hours. Caen 5 hours 30 minutes. Calais 6-7 hours. A car is needed for travelling to local amenities.
Local town is Aigre 4 miles. Small town able to provide all everyday necessities.
Rouillac 8 miles and Ruffec 12 miles have large supermarkets and greater variety of shops. Angouleme 20 miles is the capital city. Excellent shopping and sporting facilities.
Aigre 4 miles has two restaurants, bar, supermarket, banks, petrol station, butcher, boulangerie, hair and beauty salon, various small shops. Market on Thursday with excellent fish.
Rouillac 8 miles and Ruffec 12 miles both have large supermarkets and a wide variety of shops. On the 27th of every month Rouillac hosts the second largest street market in France.
Angouleme 20 miles has a wide variety of supermarkets, and has excellent shopping facilities and a covered market. Angouleme also offers a wonderful swimming complex with slides, wave machine etc and an ice skating rink. There is also a sporting lake with wind surfing, canoeing, sailing etc. Close by La Grange is a lake with an artificial beach which is great for a day out with picnic.
There is a good riding stable with own menage and placid well trained ponies and horses - an evening horse back ramble through the beautiful local countryside is a wonderful way to end the day. Canoeing is offered from a number of centres and you can be taken out to a drop off point in order to paddle downstream for two, four or six hours.
There is an adventure park approximately one hour away which has hosted Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children. Climbing in the trees, zip wires and bungee jumping!
The Charente was occupied by the Romans and there are a number of archaeological sites of interest scattered throughout the region. Closest to the house is a Roman amphitheatre situated near Rouillac. The Futuroscope amusement park is one hour away. A great day out for the family.
Everyone enjoys the Valley of the Monkeys where you walk among the smaller species. For an energetic day out you can enjoy a ride on the local Velo-train where you pedal along a disused railway track with self operated level crossings. Two of you pedal and up to three may ride as passengers. The race track at Montignac runs regular evening events with trotting races - take a picnic and have fun.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Cancellations may be made up to 8 weeks prior to arrival but thereafter no refunds will be made. Changeover Day: Normal changeover day is Saturday. Guests may arrive any time after 16.00 hours and should vacate the house by 10.00 hours on the day of departure. Please do ask if we can vary length of stay, arrival/departure dates etc. Notes on prices: Prices are based on 8 people sharing the house. A £50 per person supplement is charged for each additional guest above 8 people. No additional charge is made for infants using the cot.