Grange La Chouette

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

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Ideal for Kids
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Spend relaxed times with family or friends as you stay in a beautifully converted barn with pretty blue shutters and roses in northern Dordogne, only a 45-minute drive from Angoulême and close to characterful market towns and idyllic landscapes.

The owners have renovated most of the horse-shoe of period barns around the original courtyard to create an authentic family home set on a hillside position overlooking the stunning Dordogne countryside. They have added a heated swimming pool surrounded by the aroma of summer lavender, and guests can also enjoy the glorious rural views from the al-fresco lounge and dining terrace. The elegant swimming pool features a shallower end for younger guests and there is boules, badminton and table-tennis to keep all ages entertained on long summer days. As the evening nears, enjoy barbecues as you listen out for the hooting of resident owls in one of the unconverted barns.

Inside, Grange La Chouette has undergone a wonderful restoration with double height ceilings above the vast open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen space alongside five bedrooms. Traditional thick stone walls and shuttered windows means the interiors tend to stay cool even in the summer.  

Upstairs, guests will find two pairs of bedrooms (two king-size doubles and two twin bedrooms that can be made up as a king-size doubles) linked by an oak and glass walkway, two bedrooms with their own en suite shower room, the other two sharing a large Jack and Jill style bathroom which can be directly reached by either bedroom. A fifth bedroom is situated on the ground floor, again benefitting from an en suite bathroom, allowing this converted barn to sleep up to 10 guests in total.

This area is wonderful for exploring the authentic Dordogne. Drive to nearby Piégut-Pluviers to experience one of the region’s largest outdoor markets on a Wednesday morning whilst the picturesque market town of Montbron, 14km away in the Charente department, sits near the banks of the Tardoire River, a perfect place for fishing and canoeing. Dine in the riverside Michelin starred restaurant just north of Montbron, head to Saint-Sornin for wine-tasting or just make the most of the glorious walking opportunities near here – the GR4 hiking route passes close by.

Cycle or stroll around the tranquil Grand Etang de St-Estèphe, only 8km away, discover a go-karting circuit within a short drive and enjoy the woodland activities and trails at Périgord Vert Aventure. Picture-perfect Dordogne villages and towns also await such as Nontron, Brantôme and Thiviers whilst the cities of Angoulême, Périgueux and even Limoges make fine days out in this enchanting part of south-western France.

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What you should know…

  • Youngsters will need to be supervised on the stairs to the first-floor bedrooms – stair-gates can be requested if needed.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Parking Space

Grange Interiors

-    Open plan lounge and dining area
-    Open plan kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher and extra wine fridge
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and over-head shower

Upstairs (via open-tread stairs)

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be joined as king-size double bed) and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be joined as king-size double bed)
-    Shared Jack and Jill style bathroom (en suite to both above bedrooms with lockable doors either side) with bath, separate shower and two sinks

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (11x5m including raised shallow section with dividing internal wall) with safety key-controlled automatic cover. Open and heated (via air-source pump) approximately May to end-September (unless outside temperature drops below 10C)
-    Poolside terrace
-    Al-fresco dining and lounge area
-    Feature wall with lavender (no climbing)
-    Barbecue
-    Boules
-    Badminton
-    Swing
-    Bikes (2 x adult bikes and 2 x children’s bikes)
-    Table tennis
-    Outbuilding barns (one which is often home to owls)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Electric heating (on request)
-    Fans (on request)
-    Stairgates (on request)
-    Smart TV
-    Children’s books
-    Board games
-    Boules
-    Badminton
-    Table tennis
-    Bikes
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Grange La Chouette
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set on a hill with panoramic views of the beautiful countryside of northern Dordogne, Grange La Chouette is around a 45-minute drive from Angoulême and an hour north of Périgueux. In a quieter part of the region, you are well located for visiting pretty villages and historic market towns away from the usual tourist crowds further south.

It’s a rural position with very few neighbours dotted around - the nearest, around 100m down the track, grows and sells seasonal organic tomatoes! Most local restaurants are within a 10 to 15-minute drive or the most active of guests can walk half an hour across the countryside to an excellent restaurant open two or three days a week (make sure you pre-book and they also ask you to order in advance).

The small Dordogne town of Piégut-Pluviers (8km) is home to supermarkets and other amenities as well as one of the region’s largest outdoor markets on a Wednesday morning. Crossing into the Charente department, Montbron (14km) is another attractive small town with restaurants, a twice-weekly market and a 12th century château which often hosts summer art exhibitions.

Look out for fishing and canoeing/kayaking along the Tardoire River on the edge of Montbron and idyllic watermills further up the river towards the town of La Rochefoucauld (28km), also home to an impressive château. The countryside around Piégut-Pluviers and Montbron offers a wealth of walks (the GR4 passes close by) as well as cycling and horse-riding opportunities whilst the lake at Grand Etang de St-Estèphe (8km) has tennis, summer kayaking, cycling and a highly regarded French restaurant.

Wine-lovers will appreciate the vineyards around Saint-Sornin (20km) or head further afield to Jarnac (77km) and Cognac (93km). Gastronomes can pre-book a table at the Michelin starred restaurant on the banks of the Tardoire just north of Montbron and visit several wonderful markets specialising in seasonal produce from across the Périgord and Charente regions of south-western France.

To the south, Nontron (13km) is a must-visit with its arts and crafts heritage (the town is famous for crafting knives over the years) and its beautiful historic centre whilst Brantôme (35km) is an especially picturesque town on the banks of the Dronne, a perfect place for lunch in gorgeous surroundings followed by a leisurely walk or canoe trip along the river.

The historic capital of Dordogne, Périgueux (65km) is another fine day out with its stunning architecture and fantastic markets. If you can find the time, Angoulême (40km) is also not to be missed, a brilliant city on the Charente River, known not only for its elegant old quarter but also the National Comic Strip and Image Centre and its annual classic car race in September, Le Circuit des Remparts.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges

(65km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac

(112km)

Nearest Airport 3 Bordeaux

(165km)

Nearest Train Station Angoulême

(40km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(2km)

Nearest Town Piégut-Pluviers

(8km)

Nearest Restaurant Surrounding area

(Within a 10-minute drive )

Nearest Supermarket Piégut-Pluviers

(9km)

Nearest Golf Golf du Genêt

(13km)

Nearest City Angoulême

(40km)

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.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The countryside around northern Dordogne and the Charente regions offers many opportunities for long walks, cycle rides and horse-riding as well as canoeing and kayaking along beautiful rivers.

Start off at the idyllic Grand Etang de St-Estèphe (8km) where there is tennis, walking and cycling paths and summer kayaking. Find further kayaking and canoeing opportunities along the Tardoire River just outside Montbron or take a day trip to the wonderful town of Brantôme for canoeing and boat rides along the Dronne.

Discover go-karting within a short drive at Circuit Karting du Périgord whilst Périgord Vert Aventure, near Nontron, offers tree-top trails, zip-lines, lakeside walks, mini-golf and more in gorgeous surroundings.

Comic-strip fans both young and old will love the fantastic National Comic Strip and Image Centre in the creative city of Angoulême, followed by a walk around the historic quarter looking out for giant murals painted on walls – no wonder the city is known as the world capital of comic strips.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Children's bikes
  • Swings
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Poolside Massages Available

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Cook/catering
- Poolside massages
- Pre-stocked fridge

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes (see below for heating).
Heating costs included? Electric heating is available on request at an extra cost, payable locally, and the cost depends on the time of year - please enquire if required.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Included. The pool is heated via an air-source pump from approximately May to end-September unless the external temperature drops below 10C. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax included in rental rate.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? Dogs may be allowed, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair is available on request. Please request in advance if required.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £4,838
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,300
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,763
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £3,225
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,688
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £3,763
Dec 29th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 £2,688
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £3,225
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £3,763
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £4,300
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £4,838
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,300
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £3,763
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £3,225
Oct 18th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £2,688
Dec 20th 2025 - Dec 28th 2025 £3,763
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 £2,688

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €5,755
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,116
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €4,476
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €3,837
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,197
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €4,476
Dec 29th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 €3,197
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €3,837
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €4,476
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €5,116
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €5,755
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €5,116
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €4,476
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €3,837
Oct 18th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €3,197
Dec 20th 2025 - Dec 28th 2025 €4,476
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 €3,197

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $6,246
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,552
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,858
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $4,164
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,470
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $4,858
Dec 29th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 $3,470
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $4,164
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $4,858
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $5,552
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $6,246
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $5,552
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $4,858
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $4,164
Oct 18th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $3,470
Dec 20th 2025 - Dec 28th 2025 $4,858
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 $3,470

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wow-factor in the glorious Dordogne countryside

    on 15/08/2023

    We recently returned from a week in this beautiful house. Its location delivers both rural tranquility, and the convenience of amenities within a 15-minute drive (supermarkets, restaurants, boulangeries, etc). The property has been converted sympathetically to its rustic origins, and decorated tastefully throughout with contemporary twists to ooze homeliness and warmth. At its heart, a vast open-plan kitchen, dining and living space is perfect for absorbing multi-generational groups, and bringing everyone together for meals. The building and grounds are impeccably maintained (with roses and fragrant lavender in abundance), bedrooms generously sized and comfortable, and kitchen extremely well-equipped. As a group of four adults and six children we filled the available beds without ever losing the sense of space and openness. The large heated pool kept the kids occupied, allowing the adults to appreciate the sunsets and far-reaching views with a glass of something cold. As a base to explore the region, we found plenty to do within 30-minutes’ drive – the kayaking at Brantôme, zip-lining at Nontron and karting being particular hits, or just relaxing with a coffee in a bucolic Dordogne village. The owner was extremely helpful before and during our stay – providing useful advice on the region and answering questions responsively. We could not have asked for a more peaceful and perfect setting for our stay in the Dordogne. Thank you!

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