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Experience the beauty and tranquility of rural France in our beautifully converted barn with private pool in the Charente.
Sleeps up to 14
Contact Lesley and Toby by:
telephone: +33 (0)545 248474
mobile 1: +44 (0)7906 570327
mobile 2: +44 (0)7708 943511
portable: +33 (0)637 717961
look forward to welcoming you to 'Grange Lapin',
our privately owned gite/holiday home. Our
stunningly converted detached barn offers 6 beautiful bedrooms, three of
which are en-suite and situated in what must be one of the most stunning
locations in the Charente with far reaching views over the countryside from
every room and the beautiful patio and pool. There are beautiful walks
from the doorstep, a large garden leading off into the countryside, plenty of
parking and private pool.
are situated in the south east Charente region of France very close to the
border of the Dordogne and are surrounded by rolling hills and woodland, maize
and sunflower fields but only 4km from the pretty town of Montmoreau St Cybard,
with all amenities including butchers, bakers, bank, post office, bar and a
little restaurant and a large supermarket. The stunning town of Aubeterre sur
Dronne is only 15 minutes away with
its unusual Romanesque monolithic underground church and voted one of the most
beautiful villages in France. It has a variety of great restaurants, a wonderful
river to swim in or you can sit with a chilled glass of wine or cold beer in the
square watching the world go by.
area has a wealth of charm and tranquility, from the South Charente with its
echoes (but fewer tourists) of the next door Dordogne to the gently sloping
vineyards of the wealthy Cognac producing West Charente. Spend your
time visiting the many wonderful local markets including Aubeterre, Brantome,
Riberac, Chalais and Villebois Lavalette with its feudal chateau dominating the
region from its hilltop. Villebois has a market every Saturday morning where you
can enjoy a dish of fresh oysters with a bottle of Muscadet under the ancient
and covered market square. The attractive hill town of Angouleme is 30 minutes
away, best known for its impressive Romanesque cathedral, international comic
festival and the Cirque de Ramparts held each year. Spend a day tasting the
wonders of the great houses of Cognac and learn about the history and production
of this glorious amber nectar. The beautiful town of Brantome is just under an
hour away where you can wander the cobbled streets, take a canoe around the
island town or sit in the park with its huge trees and interesting plant life.
These are but a few tasters of what our area has to offer, and if it all proves
too much, take time out to relax by the pool with a good book and a chilled
glass of wine taking in the breathtaking views around you, not to mention the
utter peace and tranquility this gite offers.
For more information for what to do in the area please check out our 'Activities' and 'Activities for Children' pages.
Grange Lapin is a large and beautifully renovated barn, which includes all modern facilities, yet still retains the character features of huge oak beams, Charentais stone walls and is set in the midst of gorgeous French countryside with fabulous views all around. It has its own large garden, with established fruit trees and has a spacious patio, meaning you can sit out in the fresh air looking out far across the sunflower fields, woodlands and hills. The 10.5 x 5.5m pool is totally private to the property and surrounded by a beautiful decking patio with sun beds and again those views!
For bookings or any other information at all please contact Toby and Lesley at email@example.com, or telephone +33 (0)545 248474 or text +44 (0)7906 570327
The Charente is a fantastic area for cycling with rolling hills, well kept roads, fabulous countryside and lots of pretty towns and villages with cafés and bars for the obligatory coffee and cake. Bike hire can be arranged with www.bikehiredirect.com who will deliver quality bikes direct to your door. Please check out the following links to find out more about cycling in this wonderful area. Gallery / Cycling in the Charente.
Pool and Garden
Deck and Pool (fenced and alarmed)
View from Pool
Kitchen and Breakfast Bar
spacious and airy property includes the following features;
light and airy entrance hall leads to the large open plan dining kitchen,
separate dining area with large 10 - 14 seater extendable table and
lounge area with patio doors leading out on one side to the patio, deck and
comfortable lounge and dining areas with exposed Charente stone walls, huge oak
beams tiled floor. Double doors lead
to the patio, sun deck and pool area and there is a wood burner for cosy winter
evenings. French TV, Satellite TV with all UK Freesat channels,
plus DVD player and Wifi internet access.
Master Bedroom (ensuite)
Double Bedroom (ensuite)
Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom
Twin Bedroom (ensuite)
Spacious and well equipped dining kitchen (oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer) with beamed ceiling.
alarmed 10.5m x 5.5m pool surrounded by decking with views out over the countryside
and plenty of space for sunbeds and tables
is a downstairs en-suite twin bedroom for anyone who may have trouble with the stairs
as well as a separate toilet and hand basin.
there are 5 very spacious and airy bedrooms leading off a landing featuring huge
The stunning master king size bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, a 2nd large king size bedroom also has an en-suite and there is a beautiful twin room.
triple bedded room is situated opposite the main house bathroom and there is a children's room with
There is a large oak beamed half tiled family bathroom with bath, toilet, shower and sink.
cot can be provided upon request.
Gite from Garden
View From Garden
View of Pool & Terrace
Prices are per
week for renting the whole property regardless of how many people. The week runs from Saturday (after
to Saturday (10am) although out of peak season it is possible other arrangements
can be made.
|€ per week
|October 21st 2023 - May 17, 2024 (excl. Xmas and New Year)
|Spring / Autumn:
|May 18th - June 21st , September 7th - October 4th
|June 22nd - July 12th, August 31st - September 6th
|Pre / Post Peak:
|July 13th - July 26th , August 17th - August 30th
|July 27th - August 16th
|Xmas and New Year:
|December 21st - January 3rd
Out of peak season, lower per week prices can be negotiated for small parties. Please contact us for details. Terms and Conditions apply.
Long weekends are also available out of season. Prices negotiable.
To check availability of the weeks you require follow the link or for this or any other information please contact Toby and Lesley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone +33 (0)545 248474 or text +44 (0)7906 570327 or +33 637717961
A booking form will be sent out to you and a non-refundable deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival together with a breakage deposit of €300 (£250). This is refundable within 7 days of your departure after a full inspection of the property has taken place.
if you wish to pay by credit card please e-mail us and we will send you a PayPal invoice. You can then pay into our PayPal business account. Please note that this method of payment does carry a surcharge of 4%.
There will be a welcome pack on your arrival, full information and maps and guides to the area. We will also supply a map of how to get here. Obviously we are happy to share our knowledge of the area with you and can suggest day trips and places of interest to visit to suit your requirements.
Duvets, blankets, pillows and linen are provided. There is an additional charge of £4.00 (€5) per person if towels are required.
Pool towels are £4.00 (€5) per person.
The gite will be clean upon your arrival and there is a cleaning service charge of €100 which can be paid at any time before your departure.
There are two mountain bikes available for clients use (good for the morning bread run!) and others can be easily rented from the nearby sources.
We operate a no smoking policy inside the gite and request that parties staying in the gite do not smoke whilst inside the property.
We regret that we cannot accept pets.
Arrival and departure day is Saturday. Arrival after 5pm and departure before 10am. Rental periods are 7 nights.
There is a cot and high chair available at no extra cost. There is a large and spacious garden for the children to play in. The swimming pool is fitted with an alarm.
Grange Lapin is situated at Chez Triboire, 16190 Courgeac, Charente approximately 30 km South of Angouleme and 100 km North East of Bordeaux.
For more information click the map button to open a viamichelin map at the correct location:
The three closest airports are Bergerac at 80km,(1 hr 10 mins) Bordeaux at 100km (1 hr 20 mins) and Limoges at 130km (1 hr 30 mins). There are flights to these airports from London Stanstead, Liverpool, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Southampton and Manchester amongst others.
Car Hire is available at all airports and Angouleme as well as some other local locations.
Caen is about 5 hours drive on the toll motorways. Calais is an 7 hour drive.
There is a TGV station in Angouleme which is about 40 mins drive away. The train takes less than 2 hours from Paris.
Information on the area.
The Charente is one of four departments making up the region of Poitou-Charentes with Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sevres and Vienne. Each area has distinctive features but all have a generous share of river. The French traditionally consider the Charentais as somewhat laid back, and a bit zany! With its well preserved yet domesticated countryside and virtually every food product available fresh from the woods, fields, rivers and nearby ocean, the Charentais is generally quite happy with his peaceful lot.
The bustling and historic walled city of Angouleme is well worth a visit with its unmissable cathedral to Saint Pierre. After strolling around the ramparts, you can sit and enjoy one of the ‘Plat du Jours’ the many restaurants have on offer in the square or one of its winding mediaeval streets. Held in the third weekend in September is the spectacular Circuit des Ramparts, which is the only vintage car rally held inside a French town. Alternatively visit the Nautilus waterpark in Angouleme, an ideal place to "cool off" and have fun. Spend a day wandering around Cognac with it's ancient streets and mansions of the brandy merchants and take a tour around one of the major cognac producers such as Hennessy, Martell or Remy Martin. Here you will encounter cellars full of aging cognacs some over a century old, and taste some of the exceptional matured amber that is Cognac, described by Victor Hugo as “The Liquor of the gods”.
The Charente has
one of the richest displays of Romanesque art with all variations represented,
more than its fair share of stunning chateaux, activity lakes, not to mention
its packed programme of top quality summer festivals and markets. Alternatively
just take it easy and mosey around some of the traditional market towns and picturesque villages
immersing yourself in French culture and taste some of the local food and wine along the way.
These are but a few of the activities on offer in the spectacular region of the Charente. Explore to your hearts content, and we hope to welcome you soon to both the Charente and Grange Lapin.
For bookings or any other information at all please contact Toby and Lesley at email@example.com, or telephone +33 (0)545 248474, text +44 (0)7906 570327 or +33 (0)637 717961