Family Friendly Barn
House Ref: 06112
- Sleeps 9
- Self Catering
- 4 Bedrooms
- No Smoking
- 2 Bathrooms
- Pets Allowed
- Child Friendly
- Car essential
Nearest Airport: Brive (30miles)
The property benefits from its own fenced and fully gated terrace and BBQ area; there is parking off-road for 2 vehicles
It is spacious, very comfortable and features:
A fully fitted kitchen diner seating 8 comfortably and equipped with cooker, microwave, coffee maker, fridge/freezer and ironing facilities;
A spacious lounge area, furnished with sofas, midi hi-fi, TV/DVD player and a selection of books;
A utility room with shower, WC and washing machine;
On the first floor, 4 large bedrooms (2 with king size beds and 2 twins), with ample storage;
A family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and vanity unit;
The kitchen diner opens onto the patio, complete with decking and lovely seating area for those breakfasts in the morning sun or evening BBQs;
We welcome guests with young families. A range of equipment (stairgates, cots, high chairs, toys and games,books and dvd's etc & outside play equipment in the garden is available on site to ensure everybody can have a good time.
The patio looks out onto the fully fenced flower planted garden whilst the front of the property overlooks farmland.
Sharon Humphrey reviewed Dordogne Holiday Barns 5 star
14 August 2016
Just returned from a fantastic holiday here bob made booking very easy and gave me all of the information that i needed, the welcome pack was a lovely thought after a long drive Megan's lemon drizzle cake was beautiful. The house had everything we needed for a self catering holiday, and the kids loved the garden and board games provided, me and my husband are looking at booking again for next year but for two weeks this time as one week in this beautiful house and area just wasn't enough thanks for a fantastic family holiday in your stunning house
Xayva Angel Lawrence reviewed Dordogne Holiday Barns 5 star
21 August 2016
The villa has everything you need, the owners are lovely ppl, wine, homemade cake, fresh bread, milk and butter all there on arrival. Stunning views, lovely man-made beach near by, just such a lovely place. Hope to come back again. Xx
London, United Kingdom
Great Cycling 🚵
Left on Jul 10, 2017 for a stay in Jul 2017
Fantastic location for cycling. We were a party of 8 lads on a cycling holiday, and hired both property's had the time of our lives . The barns have everything you need eat in or alfresco just brilliant, Gourdon for a meal is also a must . Bob is very friendly and super helpful, thanks for the lovely meal and cake on arrival. Canoeing on the Dordogne is brilliant very safe . Coffee shops / bars they are all good . If you are looking for a location for cycling this is it , great roads almost no pot holes , drivers are pretty much all cyclists friendly , we visited some amazing places all by bike 🚴. Thanks again Bob 10 out of 10 .
We had a wonderful stay here in august with our three children. The barn is very spacious and well equipped for families. The bedrooms are big and the beds are comfortable. Some of the bedrooms have beautiful views too. There is a big garden which the children loved playing in.
Bob and Megan are very friendly hosts. They welcomed us with home made cake, bread, jam, butter, milk and a selection of juices and tea. They also continued to bring us home made cake throughout our stay and lovely juices for the children!
The area is just stunning and Bob and Megan provided us with lots of local knowledge which was very helpful and enabled us to make the most of it. We went swimming in the river and lakes every day and even went canoeing which was fantastic. The weather was sunny and gorgeous. At night, the starry sky here was breathtaking.
Highly recommend this place.
Neville and family
we spent a wonderful two weeks here, the facilities were second to none, a welcome pack with wine beer milk etc, the owners were near if we wanted anything but not intrusive, we were very lucky with the weather 1 day a bit cloudy and an evening of fantastic storms, there is so much to see, we went to Bordeaux, Brive, Cahors, Sarlat,Souillac, then Gourdon, Rocamadour, la Roc Gageac , went canoeing visited caves spent a couple of quiet days around the house, their is a river 5 minutes away at Roufillac which we took the dog to many times to cool her off,went to a trout farm which does a 5 course meal for 18 euros including all the wine plus a trout from the lake,definitely worth another visit, thanks very much Bob and Megan
From the moment we walked in we regretted having only managed to get the accommodation for four days and wished we had been there for our full two weeks in France. Everything had been thought of with well equipped and beautifully presented accommodation (lovingly restored by the family). The area was beautiful and our three teenage children spent two days swimming, sunbathing and canoeing at the Dordogne River in St Julien. We also spent some time at the Lake (complete with sandy 'beach', fishing and pedalos) in La Mouline, Grolejac and ate at the La Table du Maris Restaurant - recommended by Megan and well worth the visit. This is such excellent accommodation with lovely hosts ... and the only reservation we have in recommending it is that it will affect its availability for us on our next visit to France!
Just returned from a great two-week family holiday in Nicotiana. We were 10 in number from 13 to 81 years. Its in a beautiful location in the Dordogne and within reach of so many historical attractions. We got to visit caves, chateaux, local markets, lovely towns and villages, enjoyed a 16 kilometre canoe run down the Dordogne, and great walks and cycle runs. We cooked in and ate out as the mood took us.
The accommodation has been well developed and the warm welcome extended to us by Bob and Megan could not have been better. The 9 of us who arrived on the evening of the first day greatly appreciated the welcome pack and excellent meal provided by Megan. And her lemon drizzle cake is just superb didnt last long with our lot! Bob and Megan were always on hand to offer advice and were most generous in allowing us to remain (free of charge) for two extra days necessitated by illness.
A great family holiday that will live long in our memories.
Johnstons (Northern Ireland) - 15th July
10 / 10 The Wrigglies1 November, 2017
Although in a relatively remote location, the Barn was well located for the many historic towns, villages and attractions within a 50km radius, which suited the grandparents in our party. Our teenage children loved the many sporting facilities within a short car ride, canoeing, cycling and swimming. The accommodation was excellent, a quality conversion from its former life as a tobacco drying barn, exceptionally well furnished, plenty of room for the 6 of us and all the facilities we needed. We have given a 10 if there had been a pool 10+ but this was not high on our priorities. A dishwasher would have been nice, but certainly not essential. There were plenty of books and games provided so I don't think we watched the TV once, although with the WiFi reception the youngsters kept themselves fully occupied on their various gadgets. The hosts could not have been more welcoming, always available and supplied us with a generous welcome pack, home made jams and cake plus some very welcome rhubarb! Although not intrusive they were always available for our enquiries, and we were hardly aware of our neighbors in the adjacent barn. This is our 3rd visit to this region and there is still so much to explore so the Nicotiana will be our first choice on a return visit.
Très bon gîte. Nice place
A stay in Jul 2017
Très bon gîte situé dans un endroit très calme non loin de Souillac, Rocamadour, Gourdon et Sarlat. Nous étions 7 pour 8 places. Deux salles de bains. Gîte très spacieux. Une belle terrasse pour prendre les repas dehors. Il ne manquait rien à part les chaînes françaises sur la télévision mais nous ne l'avons pas beaucoup regardée. Accueil très chaleureux de M. McNeil le propriétaire britannique qui se débrouille en français mais nous parlions anglais. Plein de petits cadeaux en arrivant: vin de Bergerac, gâteau, lait beurre, thé, café... idéal pour passer une semaine dans la région. In English now. A very nice place close to Souillac, Rocamadour, Gourdon and Sarlat. We were 7. Four rooms and two bathrooms. Possibility to have lunch and dinner outside. Nothing was missing. Mr McNeil is very nice and gave us a few presents when we arrived in his "gîte": wine, cakes, coffee, milk and of course ... tea. A nice place to stay.
base for touring this area of France
Left on Sep 4, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
This is a great place for a family or small group to use as a base for touring along the rivers and small towns, each day taking a different route. You do need a car (unless you're cycling) as it's not in a town, but it is near to a number of small towns. The hosts are really great in that they provisioned the place with a few essentials. When we arrived there was a great loaf of bread and a home-made cake, plus some butter, jam and condiments so that for a short stay you don't have to go and buy loads of bottles of things you will hardly use. There's a washer and dryer as well as the fully-equipped kitchen which I found a lovely place. All in all I recommend this place highly. It is also wonderfully quiet, being in the countryside. Robert, the host was also very helpful for places to go and how to get to the nearby restaurants and towns like Gourdon
Eve & Family - New York - September 2018
We are staying at the most amazing renovated barn home in the southwest of France. The owners are a lovely British couple that made us feel comfortable right away. Its a large house, perfect for large families, with a nice yard. So many fun things nearby, beautiful medieval villages and lots of prehistoric caves. This time of year it feels like we are the only tourists. They give a great discount for off season and worldschoolers. I cant recommend it highly enough! Definitely is a comfortable place to stay for a while.
Location of holiday rental in Fajoles near Sarlat, Lot, Occitanie
|Holiday Type:||Beach, Rural, Lake/Riverside, Historic/Sightseeing, Town/City, Family|
|Local Activities:||Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Climbing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym, Zoo, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park|
|Nearest Railway Station:||Gourdon||7miles|
|Nearest Ferry Port:||Calais||760miles|
|Nearest Bus Station:||Gourdon||7miles|
|Nearest Beach:||Dordogne River Beach||6miles|
Dordogne France - Local Area & Attractions
From the era of Prehistoric Man through the middle Ages and beyond the Dordogne and Lot area is a sightseer's paradise - steeped in history. The Dordogne region also formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War and this rich heritage offers a renowned variety of sights for you to discover on your sightseeing break in France.
The Perigord boasts numerous castles, churches and medieval bastides towns as well as beautiful stone villages and prehistoric caves, all set in some of France's loveliest countryside. The Dordogne and Lot rivers meander throughout undulating hills, forests and limestone cliffs with new discoveries around every corner.
Leisure and pleasure opportunities abound in this area a few of which are:
- Swimming - Karting
- Walking - Visiting Castles and Chateaux
- Canoeing - Art Galleries
- Cycling - Craft Markets
- Golf - Animal & Bird Parks
- Hot-Air Ballooning - Parascending
- Fishing - Churches
- Horse riding - Waterparks
- Potholing - Cave Diving
- Rock Climbing - Garden Visiting
- Tennis - Aquarium
- Cinema - Music Festivals
- Adventure Playgrounds - Ancient Cave Paintings
When sightseeing in the Dordogne, here are a few of the many highlights you should not miss:
This famous 13th century bastide (fortified) town of Domme was founded on a dauntingly sheer cliff eight centuries ago, high above the Dordogne valley. Classified as "L'un des plus beaux villages de France", Domme offers cafes and restaurants with stunning views over the river.
Like Domme, La Roque-Gageac is one of the many villages labeled as "L'un des Plus Beaux Villages de France" in the area. Situated on the banks of the river, the ochre-coloured houses are built directly into the face of the huge cliff that overhangs La Roque-Gageac. When sightseeing in La Roque-Gageac, you can take a ride on a Gabare, the traditional flat-bottomed boats of the Dordogne that used to trade goods up and down the river.
The second most visited site, by sightseers in France, Rocamadour spectacularly clings to the cliff of the Alzou canyon. Rocamadour is part of the medieval Christian pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela, where, Kings and peasants alike once crawled up the Rocamadour chapel steps on their knees seeking redemption and cures.
Probably the most famous town of Perigord, Sarlat has survived almost unchanged since the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Arched alleyways and ancient narrow cobbled lanes radiate out from the Sarlat main square. On market days (Wednesdays & Saturdays) the streets of Sarlat -la-Canéda burst with local produce such as foie gras, truffles, cheeses, wine, walnuts and mushrooms in season.
Château de Beynac
The Dordogne boasts as many as 100 châteaux and Beynac is one of the best preserved castles in the region. This 12th century fortress is open for visits and gives a remarkable insight into what it must have been like in The Hundred Years War. The Château de Beynac was captured, for a time, by the English King Richard-the-Lionheart. When sightseeing, visitors can take a tour inside the remarkably well preserved interior of the chateax and explore the dungeons, great hall and lookout towers with magnificent 360 degree views across the beautiful countryside.
Prehistoric Man - Lascaux II & Les Eyzies-De-Tayac
This world heritage site is home to prehistoric cave paintings 17,000 years old and contains the finest examples of Palaeolithic art in existence. Lascaux offers a fascinating glimpse into the souls of our distant ancestors and guided tours are conducted both in French and English.
Les Eyzies, the prehistorical centre of France, is situated below limestone cliffs where our direct ancestors used to roam 40,000 years ago. The Vézère Valley in particular houses some 250 UNESCO sites including caves and rock paintings, making it the undisputed 'Prehistoric Capital of the World'.
Le Bugue-tuesday market, village of Bournat (craftsmen, animals, funfair), Aquarium, Proumeyssac underground crystal vault.
Les Eyzies-prehistory centre of Europe, grottos, shelters, caves-paintings, museums, Roc St Christophe, Cap Blanc and other prehistoric sites.
Monpazier-beautiful bastide, perfect rectangular townplan, galleries.
Local Cuisine and Specialties, Haute-Cuisine in The Dordogne
Food and wine are at the heart of French culture and when in the Dordogne the best way to experience this is through colourful French markets and local restaurants.
The Perigord is renowned for its Confit de canard (duck), its world-famous foie gras, truffles, goat's cheese and walnuts served in salads or in the delicious Gâteau aux Noix. Local red wines from Cahors and Bergerac, and the famous white Monbazillac are bound to find their way onto your table. From Haute-Cuisine and Michelin Star restaurants to simple and delicious Auberges serving local produce and specialties, the Dordogne / Lot region offers an unforgettable culinary experience.
Canoeing in the Dordogne
With the Dordogne river at the heart of the region, a number of canoe operators provide all equipment and will drop you off upstream so you can leisurely canoe down river through villages and beautiful countryside.
If golf is your passion, there is a superb 18 hole golf-course within a short drive, with excellent greens and tree-lined fairways. If you don't wish to bring your golf clubs etc. on the plane with you, everything you need to enjoy a game or two of golf in the Dordogne is available for hire.
Walking and Cycling
A visit to the Dordogne offers walkers of all abilities the chance to explore the beauty and wilderness of the countryside as hundreds of marked walks are available (including the famous GR 46 route). You can also hire bicycles in Souillac (15kms from your holiday barn). If you're feeling adventurous you can even see the world from above on a hot air balloon flight.
Family Friendly- Activities for children
The Dordogne valley is also a fantastic family friendly area, full of fun leisure activities for kids. They can canoe or swim in the river, which is quite safe and shallow in the summer months. For kids in need of thrills, they can splash in a waterpark with water slides, swimming pools, trampolines and bouncy castles in Quercyland Or they can go tree climbing in La foret des Ecureuils where they can jump from tree to tree and dangle from a flying fox 40 feet above the ground!
There are also many caves to explore, such as Gouffre de Padirac where you take a boat ride on an underground river or Lascaux,
where you can see some of the world's most significant prehistoric paintings. If you want to step back into more recent history, the fortified castle of Beynac with its museum of ancient warfare is the place to visit. It was once the scene of bitter fighting but now looms over the narrow streets of a medieval village on a bend in the river Dordogne.
You can also feed monkeys in La Foret des Singes or encounter rare species of eagles in Le Rocher des Aigles in a breathtaking show where eagles and condors are let free high above the Alzou canyon then nosedive towards you.
All of these leisure activities, and more, are close by - so no one will get bored in the car!
Painting workshops from beginners to experienced in May & September with well known artist tutor
During the summer many towns & villages have local fetes with market stalls. food from the area & all kinds of music
World famous cave art, Beautiful medieval villages & towns withj stunning buildings + re-enactment shows, Steam train trip at Martel & many more
Bordeaux Airport, 3h00 drive
Limoges Airport, 1h50 drive Ryanair & Flybe
Bergerac Airport, 1h40 drive Ryanair & Flybe
Toulouse Airport, 2h00 drive - Several carriiers
Brive Airport, 30 minutes (seasonal flights from Stansted and London City)
Car hire available at the airports
7h00 drive from Caen,
9h00 from Roscoff,
8h30 drive from Calais
Eurostar to Paris and TGV to Sarlat (30 mins) or Gourdon (15 mins)
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||No Smoking, Pets Allowed|
|General:||Electric Fan/s, Internet Access, Stairgate, Sports equipment, Bicycles, Hairdryer
Pre booked Bicycle and equipment hire is available from family bikes to professional
|Bedrooms:||4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
2 Double/s, 2 Twin/s, 1 Put up bed/s, 1 Cot/s
1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 3 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
|Lounge:||Seating for 8 people
Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films, Selection of Music
I-Pod docking station available
|Dining Area:||Seating for 12 people , High chair|
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Shared garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
There is a private decking area at the front & there is a shared garden at the rear
|Access:||Car essential, Off road parking, Secure parking
Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included
Un séjour formidable
La propriété, cest formidable ! Il y a deux entrées pour le gîte, bien que ce soit plus difficile quand les autres personnes restent dans le lautre gîte qui est joint. La propriété est bien immobilier entièrement équipé et les propriétaires sont très amiable et veulent bien assurer quon a tout quon désire. Nous avons reçu une trousse de bienvenue qui a compris le pain, une gâteau maison, du vin et du lait. De plus, dans le salon il y a une table avec beaucoup de brochures au sujet des attractions du coin. St Julian de Lampon est une petite ville près de le gîte avec des petits magasins et un restaurant dans la place. Le seul problème que nous avons trouvé avec la propriété était le parking parce que pour tourner deux voitures dans lespace petit était très difficile. Autrement, cétait un bon séjour !
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Reviews submitted by the advertiser
The Logans July 2015
Thanks to Megan & Bob for a lovely place to stay.It is so central to lot of places of interest. You have created a lovely holiday home and the little details you have incorporated really adds to the experience- the pinny for the kitchen, the welcome supplies on arrival, lovely soft towels and the best hairdryer in the world no need for straighteners. So a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we will definitely be recommending this place to friends & family.
Hola, somos a grupo of cinco españoles that estuvimos in casa of Bob y Megan, in Fajoles, Francia, los días 1 al 5 of agosto of 2016. The casa es estupénda, muy nueva y muy limpia. El lugar es ideal como centro de operaciones para visitar todos los pueblos medievales of the Dordogne and Lot valleys. Megan cocina muy well especialmente su bizcocho de limón. Bob es buen conversador y dispuesto en todo momento to ayudar con cualquier cosa. Guardamos an excelente recuerdo. Esther, Pilar, Lourdes, Ignacio y Pepe
Hello, we are a group of five Spaniards that we were in the house of Bob and Megan, in Fajoles, France, from August 1 to 5, 2016. The house is stupendous, very new and very clean. The place is ideal as a center of operations to visit all the medieval villages of the Dordogne and Lot valleys. Megan cooks very well especially her lemon cake. Bob is a good talker and willing to help with anything at all times. We keep an excellent memory. Esther, Pilar, Lourdes, Ignacio and Pepe
|Period||Weekly||Weekend per night||Midweek per night||Minimum Stay|
|January,February & March 2019||£650||£110||£100||3 Days|
|April, May & September 2019||£850||£130||£120||3 Days|
|June 2019||£995||£160||£150||3 Days|
|July & August 2019||£1,150||£250||£240||3 Days|
|October 2018/19||£725||£120||£110||3 Days|
|November & December 2018/19||£650||£110||£100||3 Days|
|Xmas & New Year 2018/19/20||£1,150||£250||£240||3 Days|
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All bookings are for a minimum 3 nights and for 1 week during the period July & August. Bookings require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and the balance is payable no later than 8 weeks prior to the holiday commencing.Any bookings within 8 weeks of the arrival date must be paid for in full at the time of booking. We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance in order to protect your booking payments.Pets are only allowed subject to prior agreement and are also subject to an extra charge. We will accept payments by strerling cheque / direct bank transfer
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Property listed since:
3 January 2013
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Owner Name: Robert
Property Ref: 06112
Languages Spoken: English
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Primary Telephone: +447982925340
Owner joined website: 1 January 2013
Property listed since: 3 January 2013
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