Wow, what a wonderful gite! We stayed at Grange Lapin for a three day break on our way down to the Alps. There were 12 in our party and we found the barn to be very spacious and ideal for a large group. The views and surroundings countryside was breathtaking and in summer the pool area and pool will be fantastic - we could only look on longingly but hope to be back in the warmer weather.
Lesley and Toby had thought of everything. The kitchen was large enough for us all to muck in with the cooking and really well equipped, and they had thought up some great and quirky features throughout the barn. Every room had loads of space and was really tastefully decorated.
This place would also be great for young families with two great bedrooms suitable for children, large gardens for the kids to play in and no main roads or traffic to be a danger.
We would highly recommend Grange Lapin to extended families or groups of friends like ourselves, and hope to be back when the weather is warmer and we can enjoy the pool! Many thanks.
What a lovely gite and a great find! We were a mixed group of adults, teenagers and children (13 of us in all) and this gite offered the perfect space so you never felt like you were on top of each other. The large lounge was great and it was semi open plan so you could converse with the chefs in the well equipped kitchen! There was a huge dining table which seated us all in comfort, (something often overlooked for large groups), and all the bedrooms were large, spacious and beautifully furnished and it was great having 4 bathrooms between us all. The pool area was lovely and there was wonderful views over the countryside and woods which were full of birdsong especially in the evening. It was too cold for us to use the pool but for the hotter months it would be perfect with plenty of space for sun beds and for the children to play.
This converted barn oozes character and in a lovely, peaceful location, lots of garden for the children to play, yet only 5 minutes from the local town with a supermarket, little restaurant, butchers and bakers. The tiny village of St Martial can be seen over the fields and it has a restaurant which is ideal for lunch if you are prepared to try whatever is on the menu that day! The area is full of beautiful villages to explore, in particular Aubeterre which is only 10 minutes away and there are some great local wineries. Lesley and Toby were very helpful and even though they live 10 minutes away were on the end of the phone if you needed them or were happy to pop over. We can highly recommend this gite and we hope to be back soon!
We loved this fantastic barn! We stayed for a long weekend and it was not long enough! The pool area and surrounding gardens are fantastic and there are wonderful views over the fields and woods to the little village of St Martial. All the rooms were on the large side and the living area and kitchen are a great space with plenty of room for everyone to help out with the cooking and get involved. There was a separate dining area with a huge dining table which could seat up to 14 people.
Lesley and Toby live 10 minutes away but were on hand when needed, to offer advice on the local area and they couldn't have been more helpful.
The local town of Montmoreau has all necessary shops, including a good supermarket and there is a wonderful little locals bar in St Martial where you can have a great typically French lunch with all the artisans. A real find!
This barn has been renovated to a high standard and is in a really peaceful location. We would highly recommend a holiday here, it has everything and more we could ever want!