4 Bedroom (Sleeps 9) Barn in Daglan

Beautifully converted stone barn near Daglan, Perigord Noir, heated pool, sleeps 8-9

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking.

Barn ref : P61934
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Owner : Steve and Elizabeth Colville

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Overview
  • Property Type Barn
  • Location Daglan
  • Bedrooms 4 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Minimum nights stay4
  • Low season price per week€990
  • High season price per week€1990
  • Average price per week€1235
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability
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La Grange at Le Clos du Comte is a beautifully converted stone barn, originally dating from 1848, located in Mas de Cause, a hamlet about 2 km above the village of Daglan.

La Grange comprises a large living room, a big fully-fitted kitchen with dining area, 4 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, a separate shower room and a separate toilet. The living room is furnished with big, comfortable leather sofas and chairs. The largest bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has a standard bed plus a the possibility of an additional single bed; each of these bedrooms has an en suite bathroom (shower, basin and toilet). The third bedroom has two single beds and an en suite bathroom; the fourth bedroom has two single beds and use of a separate fourth shower and toilet. All the accommodation is on the ground floor. The kitchen/dining area, living room and the three largest bedrooms are all wheelchair accessible.

There is a 12m x 5m heated pool (shared with one other 4-person gite), and underfloor heating in winter.

At the front, the barn looks out over a fragrant courtyard, filled with roses, lavender and jasmine. At the back there is a lovely terrace with a big sunblind when needed, with a view over a field and coppice towards a walnut grove.

The home still has much of the character of the original barn. The door to the living area is in the huge archway built to take a horse and cart. There are two very attractive double stone lintels in the kitchen and one in a bedroom; these were, apparently, a rather ostentatious sign of the farm’s wealth at the time when the barn was built. The aim of the conversion was to keep these features while providing all the modern conveniences that you expect. The home has excellent WiFi and TV channels in both English and French. We have tried our best to make our guests as comfortable as possible, right down to the crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels.

Activities are too numerous to mention. Locally, Daglan is a very pretty village, with a general store, a bakery, three restaurants, and a variety of artisanal shops and activities. The village is becoming quite the artistic colony, with the recent addition of a sculptor. The church is worth a visit, and there is a market on Sunday mornings.
Within 25 km, there are the chateaux of Castelnaud, with its military museum, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Milandes (once home to the American-born dancer and singer Josephine Baker), and Marqueyssac , with its hanging gardens of topiary. The village of Domme has wonderful views over the river Dordogne. The medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda has been beautifully restored, and much of it is pedestrian only. A bit further afield, there are the caves at Lascaux, and the town of Rocamadour, which clings to the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne. If you’re feeling energetic, you can swim in the warm pool, or in our local river, the Céou, play tennis in the village, canoe, go horse riding or fishing, or play golf on one of several local courses. Some of our guests come on walking or cycling holidays. Hot air ballooning is a popular local activity, and we frequently see balloons floating over on calm evenings. If you’re feeling lazy, you can read a book in the peace and shade of one of the walnut groves.

The estate of Le Clos du Comte is truly idyllic. It sits on 18 hectares (approximately 45 acres) of unspoiled, utterly tranquil forest and pasture. Almost the only sounds you’ll hear are birdsong, or the chirping of the crickets on a summer’s day. Almost the only light you’ll see at night will come from the moon or the stars. It’s a nature lover and stargazer’s paradise.

The property teems with wildlife year-round. In September and October, during and after rutting season, the red deer stags converge behind our house with their harems to battle it out and, when the fighting is over, to graze. Roe deer can be seen any time – and frequently make a nuisance of themselves in the garden! The wild boar are most visible on winter evenings, when they’ll emerge from the forest to eat any walnuts left over in the groves. Spring and summer are the time for birds. Last year, we had kestrels nesting in a niche next to our bedroom window, and the courtyard was selected as home by black redstarts, swifts, blue tits and sparrows. In summer, the hawks soar on the thermals, and we see or hear blackbirds, robins, cuckoos, hoopoes, owls, woodpeckers, finches, nuthatches, wrens …… I could go on. In spring and autumn, we’re right under the migration route of the cranes. And there are butterflies everywhere.

The local region is known for its wealth of history, and Le Clos du Comte has its own history, too. The land has clearly been worked for millennia – during renovation work, we’ve dug up a variety of prehistoric stone tools. The farmhouse, which dates from before the French Revolution, was originally a convent with its own chapel. At some point, the property became a farm, producing wine; it stayed that way for centuries, and our reception is in the original winery. During World War II, the wine became the subject of dispute between the occupiers and the Resistance, the then-owners fled, and the forests were taken over by the Maquis. Nowadays, the land peacefully produces walnuts and hay.

We know that we are privileged to live in such a wonderful place, and we love to share its peace and beauty. Come and see for yourselves, and we hope you’ll agree that Le Clos du Comte is truly wonderful!

Reviews

Wonderful house and location


By John B. on 28-Aug-2018

We were made very welcome for our 2 week stay in August. The barn is beautifully presented, clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We all enjoyed the quiet, shady terrace and the swimming pool was a huge hit. Daglan is a great little village with a small shop, boulangerie and some good restaurants. It is a good location for visiting the chateaus, canoeing and cycling. Steve and Elizabeth are excellent hosts and are happy to help or advise when needed. We look forward to returning.


5 of of 5

Relaxing stay at beautiful property with kind and friendly hosts


By Fiona B. on 21-Jul-2018

We had a fantastic break - the barn was elegant, of top quality, (eg beds, towels and linen - indeed all fittings- are of the highest quality, in top condition and spotless). The pool too was great, with perfect views and in spite of a mini hurricane before we arrived, absolutely spotless thanks to Steve’s quick and hard work. We loved having barbecues on the lovely shaded terrace and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts who really made us welcome and went out of their way to help us with short notice restaurent bookings, local advice, etc. The location was perfect for exploring the wonderful historical castles, towns and gardens around, as well as going canoeing and kayaking which we loved. We were a mixed group of generations and I can’t recommend this place highly enough as a base from which to be active - or just chill!


5 of of 5

Beautifully restored barn


By Max on 21-Jun-2018

We were nine in this restored property about 2 km or so outside of the charming village of Daglan. The house is well equipped and comfortable. The three children loved the heated swimming pool after a day of sight-seeing in the Dordogne. Added bonus: the television receives British TV, giving them something to watch when they needed to rest after a busy day. Liz and Steve live on the property and are always around to help and give information. The location was somewhat of a drawback in that it is at least a 15 to 20 minute drive to anywhere you might want to go and the roads are twisting with many blind corners. Daglan had two good restaurants - the Cantine and the Petit Paris. Both were incredibly accommodating to the requests of American children and the food was delicious. It was a wonderful vacation.


5 of of 5

Luxury accommodation in a peaceful setting


By Roger S. on 31-Aug-2017

We have just had an extremely memorable stay at ‘La Grange’ near Daglan with my husband and 10 year old twins. The setting is incredibly peaceful with plenty to see and do nearby. The beautiful towns of Domme and La Roque Gageac are a short drive away. The local village of Daglan is idyllic and has a great restaurant and bar and a ‘Huit à 8’ for provisions. ‘La Grange’ is a stunning ‘high end’ barn conversion with very spacious rooms, making it perfect for families, groups and/or extended families. Steve and Liz are very welcoming and ready to offer advice if required. The swimming pool area is a sun trap and comfortable loungers and plenty of parasols meant we could relax with a beer in the evening while the children swam. Although it was very hot when we were there, the constant temperature of the heated pool would have been a godsend had it been cooler. We were treated to a fascinating tour of the land, a visit to see the horses and we all enjoyed learning about the wealth of history discovered on the property (my children were even given some very special souvenirs to bring home with them - thank you Steve!) To sum up we would thoroughly recommend this holiday rental and we will definitely be returning. Thank you Steve and Liz, we thoroughly appreciated all you efforts to make our stay so enjoyable!


5 of of 5

Wonderful barn in beautiful countryside


By Emma H. on 08-Oct-2016

La Grange is a beautiful barn conversion just outside of a very picturesque historic village of Daglan. Our family, two adults and two children (ages one and four) stayed for a week at the start of July. It was a really lovely and relaxing holiday, not least because the barn had everything we needed (including super coffee machine, comfy beds, kitchenware, high chair, cot etc.), but generally it was equipped to an exacting standard. There are stunning views from every angle, and the heated pool was perfect after a day of sightseeing. Elizabeth and Steve were incredibly welcoming; they provided us with recommendations and even helped us book a lovely restaurant. Daglan is a great little village – so pretty! It has a convenience store for items which we forgot at the main supermarket, nice restaurants, bakery, weekly market (on a Sunday) and café. It does have narrow streets, so if you have a larger than average car it might be worth parking on some of the outer streets. Further afield there is Domme with its underground caves and Sarlat which are well worth a visit. There are in fact so many things to do/see there, that a week is not nearly enough. There are some amazing castles nearby which are a must – including Chateau de Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. We also spent a lovely lunch and afternoon in La Roque Gageac, which is nothing less than stunning. Great holiday and we would definitely recommend this to our friends.


0 of of 5

Perfect accommodation for a large family, spacious and fully equipped to a high standard.


By David F. on 05-Sep-2016

Wow! what a fantastic holiday. We all had a wonderful two weeks in the beautifully converted barn, restored to a very high and caring standard by the owners, Steve and Elizabeth. Situated in a small hamlet, close to the charming village of Daglan, the accommodation boasted tranquil views across the valley. Perfect space for our family of four adults and four teenagers - an amazing heated pool which they absolutely loved and hated leaving. The location is very convenient for sightseeing with nearby chateaux, pretty villages, historic Sarlat and the River Dordogne with all it has to offer. We arrived mid evening after a very long, hot drive and were greeted by Steve and Elizabeth who kindly opened the pool for a swim. Nothing was too much trouble. If you needed a doctor yes ..... we did that too !! with Elizabeth's help, it was soon sorted. They offered us help and advice throughout our stay, were happy to make restaurant bookings for us ( a favourite being LEole Restaurant Pizzeria at nearby Saint Cybranet) and if we had a query or problem they were quick to put it right. All in all, we found a real gem in the Dordogne.


5 of of 5

Un séjour de rève


By Frédérique A. on 03-Aug-2016

Nous avons passé un séjour idéal chez Elizabeth et Steve. La propriété est magnifique, bien au delà de ce que les photographies peuvent montrer : la grange est superbe, d'une propreté irréprochable, meublée avec goût. Les chambres et les sanitaires ont des prestations (literies, draps, couettes, serviettes de toilettes et de bain) haut de gamme. Elizabeth et Steve sont des propriétaires charmants : sympathiques, disponibles tout en étant discrets. La piscine est immense, idéalement chauffée et entretenue au quotidien par Steve, donc d'une grande propreté. Les extérieurs sont superbes : bien entretenus, fleuris, le matin nous avons vu passer près de la terrasse, un renard et un faon... La propriété est idéalement située, proche de tous les lieux à visiter dans le Périgord noir : Sarlat, Domme, Montignac et la grotte de Lascaux, la Roque-Gageac...De plus les propriétaires ont à cœur de nous conseiller, les plus belles visites et ballades. Que dire d'autre de cette semaine si ce n'est que l'on a une seule envie quand on part : y revenir. Merci Elizabeth et Steve.


5 of of 5
Prices
27 April - 31 May 2019 Late Spring 1190
1 June - 28 June 2019 Early Summer 1390
29 June - 26 July 2019 Summer 1750
27 July - 30 August 2019 High Summer 1990
31 August - 28 September 2019 Late Summer 1390
29 September - 26 October 2019 Early Autumn 1190
27 October - 21 December 2019 Autumn 990
Location
Suitability
Children Welcome Wheelchair Access Pets Welcome
Facilities
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Heating
Linens provided Washing machine Parking
Garage Living room Ironing board
Television Satellite/cable Dvds
Video library Communal pool Heated pool
Balcony
Theme
Away from it all Family Farm holidays
Historic Romantic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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