La Grange is a perfect holiday home. It is set high on a ridge by the edge of a tiny hamlet overlooking rolling countryside. The original oak-beamed barn complements the sunken garden as you step outside. There is a large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. A further large but 'hidden' extension contains the bedrooms & bathrooms over two floors. This division between communal and private space works perfectly. There are two double bedrooms (one on the mezzanine), two twin-bedrooms and two bathrooms (bath, shower, whb & wc) There is a laundry room with washing machine downstairs. Much thought and craftsmanship has gone into the house within its garden setting and wonderful views. From here you can venture out for long walks, horse riding, kayaking expeditions, tennis, golf, fishing, visit the market town of Riberac, or visit historic Brantome & Perigeaux nearby. Wine tasting in St Emilion, head to the caves of Les Eyzese, or hit the beaches near Bordeaux. However (be warned) it takes an effort to trade up the serenity you already have around you! Bed linen & towels included. House help is available on request (including babysitting.)
The nearest shops (butcher, baker, general store, hair salon, Hotel, cafes & restaurants) are in Verteillac, a charming small town 2km away. The larger town of Riberac (with Friday market) is a 20 minutes drive. Angouleme takes 45 minutes while Periguex and Bergerac are a short hours drive. Any direction takes you through sleepy villages, fields, along forests and rivers, always to a town that fascinates when you get there.
Angouleme has a TGV station with car hire facility alongside. Bordeaux (a 2hr drive), has an airport & car hire. It is also the TGV rail-terminal from Paris.
Bergerac (a 1hr drive) is the nearest airport for Ryaniar, Flybee, Easyjet etc. It also has taxi and car-hire facilities.
Note that public transport in the Dordogne is scarce and you will definitely need a vehicle to get round and about.
We had a fabulous time at La Grange this August!
The house has a great atmosphere and has everything one needs to have a good time. The garden, although open, is very safe for kids which means that parents can relax. We had invited friends with their children for the first few days and they also loved it.
Coutures is close to Verteillac which has an outdoors swiming pool (in the summer) and not far from Riberac which has a great market on Fridays. There are also many
outdoors activities to do within 20min drive.
Finally, the communication with Rob was perfect and he always made sure our queries were answered quickly. We
would not hesitate to recommand La Grange for people
looking for a taste of rural France. Thank you Rob!
Es ist ein wunderbares Haus in Coutures mit viel Platz und sehr geschmackvoll (website hidden) hat uns ehr gut gefallen.