Once a traditional barn attached to the farmers cottage, Rose Barn is now a beautifully converted, open plan, high ceilinged luxury holiday gîte.
From the exterior, the original wood beams and the timber cladding remain, but the inside has been beautifully transformed. The whole of the 10mx 5m downstairs is a wonderful living, kitchen and dining space. The large patio doors can be flung open to overlook the meadow and bring in the fresh country air. For the early and late season visitors there is a wood burning stove warming the whole house making it cosy and romantic. Sit outside on the pebble and oak terrace which surrounds the Barn. Shelter from the sun under the ‘abri’ and appreciate the sunset in the evening with a panoramic view over the meadows, play areas, woodlands and pool. Inside, Rose Barn has three elegant and comfortable bedrooms sleeping 6 +baby in cot and a bathroom with separate shower and full size bath.
The area is fabulous for those looking for fun activities or who want to explore the beauties of the region. Kayaking on the Dordogne is very popular with tours that allow you to start upstream and be collected hours later downstream. You could start in the amazing town of Castlenaud where three fairytale castles stand guard over the river beaches. Alternatively, Domme is the enchanting medieval market town which overlooks the river as it bends through the rich landscape below, explore the caves or take the miniature train around the town. La Roque-Gageac, on the northern shore is described as ‘outrageously picturesque’ and has an artist studio where you can certainly bargain to get a good deal on a beautiful original watercolour.
There are some wonderful vineyards in the area, some are very commercial – others very artisan and off the beaten track – certainly worth exploring.
Cyclists love the area and St Pompon is even host to the exciting and horizontally–challenged, dramatic, annual French VTT competition.
There are all sorts of caves with evidence of habitation dating to pre-historic times, châteaus and castles galore – check them out by hot air balloon; 5* gourmet restaurants the suspended gardens of Marqueyssac. The animal reserve at Calviac has some lovely lemurs but at Conquil they look back in time to the dinosaurs and cavemen (as well as tree adventure park).
There are town markets to explore pretty well every day of the week – you just need to know which day they are on.
Master bedroom suite – 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
Twin Bedroom 2 – 2 Single Bed
Bunk Bedroom 3 – 2 Single Bed , This includes the amazing floating bed
The beds are sumptuous and generous. Each has combination duvets that allow for 13, 4 or 9 tog thickness so you can adapt to the weather and your preferences. For the warmer months, there are fans in each room. There should be spare European and British multi-plugs so you can charge all your own electronic kit. Rose Barn has a master double bed room which has a collapsible travel cot with ample space for it if this is needed. The bunk bed room is very capable of taking full size adults as the mattresses are the normal 6′ x 3′ size, and they are great fun for kids too. The top bunk appears to float 1.5 m above the ground and is accessed by a normal bunk bed ladder. The elegant twin bed room has two single wrought iron beds with plenty of space, especially as each of these rooms have high ceilings that go into the eaves.
Bathroom 1 – Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
This bathroom is a delight to bathe or shower in. Either relax in the full size bath, encased under the huge exposed roof beams, or simply take a refreshing shower in the separate enclosure.
seating for 8 people
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