Grand Carre

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

At the end of a winding dirt path lined with dense evergreen forest lies the splendid hamlet of Grande Carre, a collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses and a new glass-walled building with modern yet perfectly integrated styling. The houses form a U-shape around a central gravel courtyard lined with olive trees that proceeds into a large private swimming pool.

Set within peaceful rolling fields, and pine and oak forests, Grande Carre is surrounded by 14 hectares of luscious gardens bejewelled with delicately coloured blossoms. All this natural beauty compliments the original stone work of the farmhouse buildings, the light blue window frames, and the steep sloping roofing, all pristinely reflected in the huge glass facade of the newest structure.

The local Dordogne region is France’s best kept secret, with a charming and well preserved history and a rich culture of wine and gastronomy. The hamlet layout is ideal for groups who value their privacy, yet still appreciate the communal space afforded by the swimming pool and the several fabulous dining areas.

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What you should know…

  • A car is necessary
  • Owner lives on site in a separate building- but remains non intrusive whilst willing to help with any queries and offer knowledge of the local area
  • Although A/C is available in the central living space only, all other rooms have fans

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Grand Carre consists of three buildings, two authentic farmhouses and a central living space; the beautiful contemporary glass-fronted house which is located on the edge of the oak forest. There is one weber charcoal bbq for you to enjoy your summer.

The first of the farmhouses consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a living room with inviting stone fireplace, dining area and a fully fitted modern kitchen.

The second farmhouse consists of two bedrooms with a bathroom and a further en-suite bedrooms, large living area with stone fireplace, dining area, and pantry.

The lovely new house, as well as offering fabulous amounts of natural light, offers dining for 12, a large seating area with fireplace, a mezzanine library and television room with Satellite TV and a further bedroom, also on a mezzanine with a private bathroom.

Farmhouse 1

-1 master en-suite w/1.6M x 2.03M bed
-1 double en-suite w/2 single beds 1m x 1.95m

Farmhouse 2

-1 master en-suite w/1.6M x 2.03M bed
-1 double w/2 single beds 1m x 1.95m
-1 double studio w/2 single beds 1m x 1.95m
-1 bathroom w/shower

Location

About the surrounding area of Grand Carre
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Grand Carre is conveniently situated just 2km from a little village with a boulangerie and a convenience store. Within a further ten minutes drive there is a supermarket (open to noon Sundays), bank, post office, restaurants and more.

The Dordogne area itself is beautiful and extensive outdoor activities as well as authentic and quintessentially French villages are all within a 45 minutes radius.

Don't miss the chance to visit the UNESCO medieval market town of Perigueux.

If you're a wine lover, you can follow the 'wine trail' from Bergerac (40 minutes) through to St Emillion and all the way through to Bordeaux and beyond. The location of Grand Carre is recognised for being a fabulous place for culinary and gastronomic excellence; foie gras, truffles and vineyards a plenty! 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive

(26-30 km)

Nearest Ferry port Calais

(over 100 km)

Nearest Train Station Perigueux

(21-25 km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Town/City Perigueux

(21-25 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(5km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(2km)

Nearest Beach Arachon

(over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Perigueux

(26-30 km)

Nearest Tennis

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(5km)

Region

 

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

Click to download your definitive Guide to the Dordogne >>

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Generally great for families with heated pool and extensive wood deck along with central courtyard with outdoor activities close by as well as extensive shopping and entertainment within 20+mins away at the towns of Boulazac, Trellisac and Perigueux.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Badminton
  • Pool inflatables
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Property host
  • Wellness programs available
  • Welcome pack

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Customized according to requirements with accommodations within and nearby as well as catering available.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €800 to be paid in cash upon arrival
Arrival time 4PM
Departure time 11AM
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? €350 for 1 week bookings, €500 for 2 week bookings to be paid upon arrival.
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Upon request
Smoking Allowed? Outside only
Minimum stay 7 nights / 1 week
Other Ts and Cs A/C is available in the central living space only
Changeover day Saturday in peak season, flexible otherwise

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £3,305
Jun 22nd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,906
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £3,305
Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,704
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £2,704
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £3,305
Jun 20th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,906
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,305
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £2,704

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €3,548
Jun 22nd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €4,193
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €3,548
Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,903
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €2,903
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €3,548
Jun 20th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,193
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €3,548
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €2,903

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $3,974
Jun 22nd 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,696
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $3,974
Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,251
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $3,251
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,974
Jun 20th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,696
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $3,974
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $3,251

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Owner name
Alexander

How long have you owned the property?
Two years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The setting, the architecture and the views

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Research shows that it the home might have been home country mistress to the lord of a nearby chateau

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Not yet

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do? Sightseeing Really eat? Truffle, canard and foie gras Really see? Perigueux, Sarlat and Bordeaux

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Rural yet within easy reach of not only charming villages/towns but close to shopping of every kind at Trellisac/Boulazac so come for the restful & gastronomic retreat but amidst an experiential area.

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Reviews

  • Superb property with great attentive hosts

    Posted by Anne on 19/08/2018

    Beautiful setting. So peaceful and relaxing, quite isolated yet just a short drive to the village and then to the larger towns . The accommodation was superb. Well equipped kitchen, very tasteful furnishings, the beds were comfy. We spent most of our days at the pool, plenty of sun beds. We ate outside a lot , yet there were plenty of places inside that we could have chosen. The family building was a place we used many times, just to relax and play games etc. We do villa holidays a lot and this was one of the best. The owners Alex and Alex were on site in their own place, they were attentive yet not intrusive.

  • Highly Recommended

    Posted by Clare W on 09/08/2016

    We have just returned from a very enjoyable week at Le Grand Carre in the Dordogne with a group of 12. The property is fabulous - 3 separate buildings, each with a different style, set on 3 sides of a square with the pool at base. Two old French stone barns and a very modern barn style building. In the middle of the courtyard is a table where we all congregated to eat by candlelight at night. It is furnished to a high standard with an eclectic mix of old and very modern designer furniture. The property sits up a hill so the view of the pine forest and fields beyond is lovely. The gardens are very pretty and the smell of lavender wafts through the air and across the pool.

    The location is great - the countryside is beautiful, and the local villages and towns are very historic and picturesque. The old town of Perigueux is very attractive and the towns along the Dordogne River are also very historic. We spent a day canoeing down the river, which was great fun. Not a place for people looking for wild nightlife but perfect for us!

    During our stay, two charming "Guardians", Christine and Peter looked after us and made us very welcome, quickly helping to sort out any minor issues. They were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

    As I said, we had a party of 12 staying. The accommodation is large enough, but just be aware that the double bed in the modern building is only a 140cm sofa bed with a metal bar down the middle. It is also at the top of the building and there is no ventilation or aircon, so it can be hot in the middle of the summer, although it did cool down at night.. The bathroom is behind a curtain, without walls or a door. The people staying in that building have the short straw, as the other bedrooms are lovely and the beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms well equipped (with doors!). Several of our party said they slept much better here than at home.

    Future guests should also be aware of the 800 Euros damage deposit payable on arrival and the 350 Euros cleaning charge, payable in advance, which is very expensive. This was mentioned in the Ts&Cs, but I missed it when I booked and nobody brought my attention to it.

    The only other very minor comments are that the pillows are not very good and the kitchen equipment is lacking. Only 12 knives and forks for 12 people does not go very far and there are not enough bowls etc.

    Having said all that, we would absolutely recommend Le Grand Carre. We had a great stay and will certainly return to the region.

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