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6 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, private pool with breathtaking views over countryside
Twin bed en-suite
King bed en-suite
Twin bedded room
All bedrooms are spacious, with wardrobe, dressing table, mirror and bedside table. Some are en-suite and all are very tastefully decorated. All rooms show the huge oak beams and have at least one pointed stone wall.
Pool / Spa
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Safe garden for children to play and fenced pool.Safe garden for children to play and fenced pool.
No smoking - Smoking allowed outside only.Smoking allowed outside only.
Max guests: 14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
- No more than 14 people in the house under any circumstances.
- We ask that the property be left as clean and tidy as found or, you can choose to pay the cleaning service of €75. If the property is not left as clea
Lesley and Toby Dorman-Groves
- English, French
About Lesley and Toby Dorman-Groves
We both decided a change of lyfestyle was in order, and we left our careers in the UK in 2004 to come to the Charente for a more relaxed pace of life and an occupation that would give us time to travel. Toby was the general manager of an electrical engineering company and I was a project manager in reprographics and print. We renovated a farmhouse and converted two barns and then built a cattery, and after a lot of hard work we made a very successful gite complex. Two years ago we decided to sell the property in the Haute Charente, do some more traveling and then do the same again. More than one person questioned our sanity, as we sometimes do ourselves, but as always wished us the best of luck and many of our friends have since been out to help! We did a recce in Langedoc/Roussion and in the Lot Valley before deciding one of the prettiest areas in France was only and hour or so south of where we had previously lived, in the South Charente on the Dordogne border. We found Fresignac with its incredible potential, stunning views and total peace and tranquility and promptly bought it and began our renovations much to the despair of our parents! We call it 'Little Tuscany' as that is what the countryside reminds us of. Two years later, here we are in a place which must be one of the prettiest and most peaceful places, but in an area with so much to see and do. Maybe now we will finally hang up our renovation boots and enjoy the delicious food, wine and lifestyle out area has to offer!
Lesley and Toby Dorman-Groves purchased this Barn in 2014
Why Lesley and Toby Dorman-Groves chose Courgeac
Fields of grapes, rows of vines, nodding sunflowers, forests of towering oak trees and turreted chateaux perched high above winding rivers - when you're in the Charente, you'll see some of the loveliest countryside in France. Grange Lapin is situated amongst these sunflower fields and is a very spacious property so ideal for large groups or just families needing a little more space. We have provided all the modern facilities you would expect but kept as much of the original character as possible, giving Grange Lapin a wonderful homely yet very French feel.
What makes this Barn unique
This property offers wonderful views all around and is situated in a rural idyll. The pool looks out over the countryside and makes for an ideal place to sit sipping a glass of chilled wine watching the sun set. Grange Lapin is only 4.5km from the town of Montmoreau with all amenities and you can see the pretty village of St Martial on the horizon.