£450 - £675 per week
€508 - €762 per week
Chez Devalon is packed with history and character, enjoy a holiday here and you simply won’t want to go home. The owners have lovingly restored this old dairy farm, the open-plan layout of the gite brings a real sense of light and space with a calming and relaxing feel. Traditional light oak beams can be enjoyed throughout the property, with feature fireplaces and oak floors, this really is just what you would expect from a sweet French holiday home.
There are two spacious bedrooms; one double room and a mezzanine which hosts twin beds with space for another cot or bed if needed. The rustic charm continues downstairs with gorgeous stonework and feature bookcases made within the walls of the building. The open plan lounge and kitchen area offer a fantastic space for a memorable family meal made with local delicacies.
Outside there is plenty of space for children to enjoy, as well as a large swimming pool, perfect to cool off or just simply relax by with a good book. Stroll around the courtyard and enjoy the peaceful garden or doze in one of the hammocks under the shade of the lime tree. The trampoline, play area and table tennis will keep children entertained.
The owners have a small flock of sheep (come in the spring to see the lambs), chickens & sometimes have a couple of pigs! They cut & bale hay and grow very small crops of corn & sunflowers for animal feed. With a gorgeous orchard, a rather too large organic veggie patch and a nearby willow plantation the spirit of a working farm is very much alive here.
There are plenty of places to visit locally, Aubeterre is just 20 minutes away, merited with “un des plus beaux villages de France” offers something for everyone, quirky shops, several restaurants on the village square, an incredible monolithic church, a sandy river beach and great canoeing. Or Lake Jemaye just 40 minutes away has a beach with bars and restaurants overlooking the waterfront and is a great safe place for children to paddle. Try canoeing along the river from Brantome, the little Venice of the Dordogne, to Bordeilles with its fortified chateaux, or explore the quiet but well signed lanes by bike or on foot. Why not hire the tandem and explore, or enquire about a willow weaving course.
Whatever you chose to do, a wonderful holiday experience is waiting for you.
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