La Grange Pepe

Feefo Rating 2 beautiful 19th century barn conversion with private pool
Ref: 096 Pessac-sur-Dordogne
  • 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Character + 'mod cons'

We Say

Beautiful property in a totally relaxing setting to enjoy charming villages, markets and the great wines of the region

Pricing & availability

La Grange Pepe
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

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Offers

Early Bird
  • Advance bookings 2018: 5% off all dates booked by 31.12.17 and put down just 10% deposit. Save GBP 100 on summer holiday weeks. NB GET QUOTE includes this offer.

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Linen & towels (fresh set each week); beds made for arrival; mid-stay housekeeping visit for fortnight stays.
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras: Exit clean 100 euro.
  • Security deposit: 400 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday in summer.
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes La Grange Pepe a great holiday rental

  • Serene French countryside and vineyard setting near the River Dordogne
  • Attractive, traditional stone building with all mod-cons
  • Tranquil, south-facing pool and terrace with lovely views
  • Winter lets are possible - there are two wood burners make it extra cosy 

Here are some customer reviews for 2015 taken directly from the house book:

"Thank you for having us in your beautiful home, we had a lovely stay and enjoyed ourselves so much."

"We have appreciated your beautiful barn and the pool and garden.  Thank you all."

"Truly lovely time had by all.  A little bit of August magic - great place, food, wine and experience.  Thank you so much!"

"We have had a really lovely time at Pepe, the garden looked gorgeous.  It is such a beautiful and tranquil place."

"A wonderful time for the Annual Partner's Conference.  Great food and wine in a relatxing environment, thank you."

"Many thanks from the Lees for allowing us to use your lovely barn.  We have been very comfortable."

Suitability for:
Definitely one to please the Francophiles - this is a classic French combination of vineyards, countryside, medieval villages, chateaux and markets.

  • Toddlers: good play areas outside.
  • Teenagers: quiet area but good amenities (TV, wifi, DVD).
  • Reduced mobility: a few steps and gravel areas outside.

Anything to watch out for?

The boundary between La Grange and the friendly neighbour is defined for most of the property by a wall or hedge but there is a short stretch without. The two properties have separate driveways and do not overlook each other at all.

Why the Bordeaux region?
Wine, naturally! Plenty of opportunity for tasting and chateaux visits - St Emilion is close by. There is also a wide choice of activities available nearby including golf, water sports, horse riding, cycling and walking. The region is also steeped in history and culture, we recommend strolling around one of the many historic villages, or a visit to the fascinating city of Bordeaux itself.

Accommodation

Quality renovation providing a well-equipped and characterful 4 bedroom holiday cottage

Formerly the milking parlour of the original 19th century farm, the English owners have created a very charming and comfortable holiday home.

The property boasts original beams, high ceilings, traditional stone walls and a mix of classical furniture and modern equipment/appliances. It's an appealing combination!

The property in fact looks relatively modest on first view but once you step inside it really grabs your attention - both the size of the interior and the character of the property. 



Ground Floor

  • Open-plan living room integrating kitchen, dining and lounge spaces. The main living area and kitchen are separated by an attractive wooden divide and a few steps leading up to the lounge. 
  • Kitchen: wood burner; round kitchen table; island unit and work surface in cream and light wood to match the units; large, enamel sink; range cooker; countryside views. The room is modern but in keeping with the traditional style of the property.
  • Living area: featuring large flat screen TV (with English channels); DVD player; two large seating areas with four large sofas in total; an attractive, solid wooden dining table which comfortably seats 8; coffee table; attractive brickwork fireplace with wood burner. 
  • Master bedroom - character room with: 4-poster double bed; patio doors to the garden; tiled floor with rugs; bedside tables & large antique wardrobe; iPod docking station
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath tub, separate walk-in shower, sink & WC. Although not en-suite to the master bedroom it is situated next door and is effectively a private bathroom suite.
  • Twin bedroom - once the feeding area for the cows! The area where the hay bales were kept is now an inset shelf and rustic wardrobe. The beamed ceiling, stone walls and antiques add to the character. Also, the beds are antique oak with elaborately carved head boards. Ensuite shower room (shower, sink, WC).
  • One independent WC and sink. 

Gallery Landing
The staircase leads to a gallery landing overlooking the living room - it's quite a view!

At this level are two further bedrooms. These rooms are properly enclosed (they are not mezzanine bedrooms).

  • Bedroom 3: double bed, sofa, parquet floor, small coffee table plus antique chest of drawers. en-suite shower room with shower unit, WC, sink. Note this attic bedroom features sloping ceiling for approx. 50% of the room. However, as it is a large room with king size bed, it is still popular with adults.
  • Bedroom 4: double bed, antique furnishings, iPod docking station plus ensuite shower room (shower, WC, sink).

Outside

  • The lovely swimming pool is a decent size - 11.5 x 5m and the soft cover is handy for retaining the heat in the water overnight. Unheated, protected by an alarm and with a depth ranging from 1.0m - 1.8m.
  • Large garden table and chairs under a shady pergola
  • Selection of sun-loungers plus hammock
  • Good size play areas for children
  • BBQ

 

Bedrooms

3x doubles, 1x twin

Bathrooms

3 en-suites + 1 bathroom. 5x WCs in total

Pool

11.5 x 5m, unheated, protected by alarm, depth 1.0-1.8m

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • ipod dock
  • tv with uk channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bikes
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

Additional House Info

Numerous iPod docking stations plus exterior speakers

2 bikes available for guests

Two wood burners

House Rules

No smoking. Pets considered

Location

Walking distance from the village of Pessac-sur-Dordogne, the property is situated next to the original farm house (separately owned). These properties are accessed via separate driveways. Staying at La Grange you will feel amongst the vineyards and countryside of South West France. Adjacent corn fields and the outlines of chateaux in the distance, make you feel most relaxed! 

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Nearest beach: 120km to Atlantic coast
Boulangerie: Pessac-sur-Dordogne (800m)
Restaurant: Pessac-sur-Dordogne (800m)
Market: Pessac-sur-Dordogne (800m)

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Bergerac airport - 41 km
  • Bordeaux airport - 76 km
  • Saint Malo ferry - 559 km
  • Caen ferry - 594 km
  • Calais tunnel - 859 km

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Cycle the disused railway between Sauveterre-de-Guyenne to Bordeaux
  • Lazy days on the Dordogne by kayak
  • Supper at the picturesque stone quayside of Pessac, the local village
  • Cafe, market & lunch in Castillon / Ste Foy / Bergerac - take your pick!
  • Strolling the medieval streets of St Emilion, a World Heritage Site
  • Day-trip to elegant & rejuvenated Bordeaux
  • The Sauternes vineyards near Langon
  • Crusing the markets & brocantes fairs of Entre-Deux-Mers

Nearby Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Wine-tasting

Day Trip Ideas

  • St. Emilion is a must - World Heritage Site
  • Tour the chateaux and vineyards of Entre-Deux-Mers
  • A day in deep Dordogne for the scenery & caves
  • City culture in Bordeaux
  • A day at the sea-side in Cap Ferret or Arcachon  

The Local Area

Pessac-sur-Dordgone
A pretty village nestled by the Dordogne river - you can hire canoes and there are also mountain bikes available to hire. The historic stone quayside is a picturesque spot to have a morning coffee or dine out for lunch or dinner - the pop up restaurant here is recommended! The village offers a selection of basic shops and the supermarket is 10 minutes in the car. For some local wine-tasting try Chateau Carbonneau (3kms).

Bordeaux is less than 1 hour's drive (although we recommend catching a train from Castillon) and being on France's biggest cities, offers excellent restaurants, shopping, museums and stunning architecture. The city has been transformed into an elegant and exciting city.

Closer to home, Bergerac, Ste Foy la Grande and Castillon la Bataille are all very pleasant market towns with all attractions of French life: bustling markets, tree-lined boulevards with tempting cafe terraces and boutiques and wonderful restaurants too.

There are countless smaller towns and villages worth visiting too - Issegac, Pujols, Duras...find your favourite!

St Emilion is the real 'gem' of this area, of course. It can get busy but it's worth the effort to stroll its medieval streets.

The area is famous for its red wines but little known are the stunning dessert wines of Montbazillac - the aperitif of choice in these parts! 

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 04 Feb 2017

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Service: Very helpful. Great customer service. Go out of their way to make things work

Product: Amazing house. Lovely pool. Great location. Peaceful location, but just a few minutes walk down the lane to a great pop up restaurant ( there in summer) and another fantastic restaurant. House is a real home from home. Fantastic facilities and lovely lady that looked after the house for homeowners. Couldn't have asked for more.

On 07-Feb-2017 we responded:

Service Comment: Wow! What lovely feedback. No wonder you've re-booked!

Justin


Review posted on 24 Sep 2016

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Service: Extremely helpful and efficient staff.

Product: Beautiful house with Wow factor! Gorgeous pool and all kept lovely and clean. I would highly recommend this fabulous house to anyone.

On 26-Sep-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Well said! Delighted that you enjoyed this little slice of French perfection!

Justin


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