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Caroline Oliver

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french

Large, Bright, 1 Bedroomed Converted Gite Set In Over 2 Acres Of Garden

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Pressignac-Vicq holiday barn

Gite in Pressignac-Vicq Nr Lalinde, Dordogne, France - Hamlet Location Within 10 Minutes Of Bastide Town Lalinde And 20 minutes Easy Reach Of Bergerac

Coming on holiday to the Dordogne is always a joy and Le Rozier is the perfect example of a French country hamlet. La Grange is a professionally renovated barn, dating back to 1650 where we have kept all the beams and stonework in place and mixed it with modern style living. If you feel like a laze in the garden, taking a stroll in the countryside and woods, going for a horse ride or doing some wine tasting - all are on the doorstep. For history lovers we are near the Bastide towns of Lalinde, Beaumont and Monpazier. Chateaux are everywhere and the Dordogne river only 10 mins away with canoes, walks, fishing or just a good old paddle! Bergerac is 20 mins away, with Sarlat, Les Eyzies, Bayac and La Roque Gageac a short drive from your holiday gite. Bergerac is only 25 minutes from La Grange and Perigueux is 50. STOP PRESS: THE TOUR DE FRANCE WILL BE IN LALINDE ON 11/7/17 - JUST 10 MINS FROM LA GRANGE!!!!!

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Caroline Oliver (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Caroline Oliver

We are a Franco/Anglo couple who moved to La Belle Dordogne in 2006 and haven't regretted it for a minute. We love being part of the local community and enjoying all the peace and tranquility that country living brings. We chose this area as it is quiet and beautiful - but if you want to go out everything is just a short drive away.

Caroline Oliver purchased this barn in 2006

Why Caroline Oliver chose Perigord Pourpre

We moved here from Perpignan, where we met and married, and where we lived whilst searching for the perfect property in Dordogne, which took us 6 months. We wanted more space and fresh air!

We visited the house (the last on the days list) on a dark January evening - only after the local estate agent persuaded us this was worth seeing. It was love at first sight and we have lovingly updated the house and renovated the adjoining barn as a gite.

What makes this barn unique

Beautiful Dordogne countryside but with lively places to go to when you wish.

The first thing that our visitors to the gite say is "wow" and "it's much bigger than we expected". I guess I need to get better with my photography!!

To help you imagine what 100m2 looks like in a property, it's about the size of a 3 bed detatched bungalow in the UK.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an excellent time at La Grange. The barn has been very sensitively renovated to retain a real French 'ambiance'. It is spacious, comfortable and full of character; the kitchen is well equipped too. The owners, Caroline and Xavier, live in the main house next door and are very approachable. They are always there to help or give advice but are never intrusive – we warmed to them both straightaway. There is very nice private area for sunbathing just to the rear with access to the grounds of the house. Lalinde is only a short drive away and is very pleasant town well placed to allow exploration of the area. We were very happy in La Grange and will certainly recommend it to our friends! Liz & Pete June 2013

We really enjoyed our stay with you - the gite was brill and we could not have asked for more! David & Gill July 2013
May 2012
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based on 14 traveller reviews

Large, Bright, 1 Bedroomed Converted Gite Set In Over 2 Acres Of Garden
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Happy Returns

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. It has all you need, set in the wonderful French countryside. Very peaceful and quiet, yet only a few minutes from Lalinde. Why stay anywhere else? Caroline and Xavier, owners, could not have been more friendly, answering any questions we raised, whether is was about places to eat or visit. We ate several times at La Coloubre, in Lalinde's main square, service and food was excellent.

Can't wait to return

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your second stay at La Grange, it was great to see you back, enjoying the weather and lovely Dordogne. I saw you a few times having lunch outside in the town square and wished I could have joined you for a quick rose ( but work got in the way!) Can't wait for you to return either!
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Clean, spacious and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We booked this week away to recharge our batteries and the location and facility fulfilled that entirely. Very pleased with all aspects of the property. We were very lucky with having very hot sunny weather and this made it even better. Lovely part of France and our hosts bent over backwards including ensuring that my husband could watch the final stage of the Tour de France!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The property is well appointed and had the advantage for us of Sky tv during Wimbledon and the Tour de France.We had some exceptionally hot weather during our stay but the thick stone walls of the property kept us cool at all times.

Caroline and Xavier were exemplary hosts making us feel welcome from the start and being available for help and advice when requested, but otherwise keeping a low profile.

Local attractions are too numerous to mention but the many Bastide villages in the area were a delight to visit. We walked, cycled(hired from Lalinde), canoed,descended a cave by nacelle and traversed a cliff face on a Via Ferrata. A great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Running out of superlatives

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, simply wonderful. Lovely gite, and the photos do not do the size justice. Had a perfectly peaceful week here and didn't want to leave, in fact, I nearly staged a sit in!

Caroline is the nicest person you could wish to meet. So friendly and helpful, as are the whole family. The dogs are a delight, including the one that is half collie, half lurcher and half Usain Bolt!

I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh how you made us laugh with your Usain Bolt reference to Rusty the dog - you got him spot on! We are so glad you had a good time here in sunny Dordogne, and thank you for your wonderful review.
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Stylish barn renovation

  • 5 of 5

We looked at a lot of properties in the area before choosing La Grange, this was the most attractive and the photos do it justice. It's a really tasteful barn conversion, very spacious and much larger than you'd expect for a one bedroom place. The owners Caroline and Xavier are really friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We enjoyed the company of the two dogs Cinders and Rusty ( though Caroline checks out your views on hounds first). The house is 10 minutes from a lovely riverside town, Lalinde. I'd recommend the canoeing from Limeuil (they drive you upstream and you basically float back down) - very reasonable price, also two amazing abbeys, Cadouin and Paunat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review, we work hard on getting your holiday to be the best it can be and reading a happy review is just fabulous for us - thank you again!
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Wonderful Rural Retreat near Lalinde

  • 5 of 5

Caroline and Xavier provide a first class rural retreat and we were delighted with the facilities and the location.

The gite is only half an hour from Bergerac airport and 5 minutes from the town of Lalinde and main roads through the valley but a life away from the noise and bustle of towns and cities. It offers peace in the French countryside.

On the first day Caroline's instructions got us straight to the door better than any sat nav could and we were made to feel completely welcome from the start. The gite matched its description and pictures on the web site. It was very clean, comfortable and well equipped and gave us a rural retreat that we relaxed into immediately. Caroline and Xavier were on hand with advice on places to see and festivals and restaurants to visit - they have the balance just right - they are excellent hosts and we wish them every success in the future. Their hard work and dedication to customer service shines through.

Kathy & Peter

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. We so enjoy running our gite and happy holiday makers are what it is all about. Thank you again and come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Your own personal chef! Just sit in the sun while local chef Daniel Rapaciolli cooks you a 4 course meal for 25€ per person. If you want to be more involved, he will do a cookery lesson where you buy fresh ingredients together and come back to the gite to cook them together.


If you are house hunting we can offer information on properties, viewings and buying/legal advice as Caroline is an Immobillier (estate agent) in the town of Lalinde.


There is an inland beach by the Chateau de Lanquais, with fishing, bathing, bronzing and food 15 minutes by car.


Our nearest airport is Bergerac at 20 minutes drive from Le Rozier. Bordeaux airport is 1.5 hours drive and Limoges or Toulouse airports are 2 hours drive away. A car is essential for your stay at La Grange and can be rented in any of the airports or train stations.


Our nearest village is the famous Bastide town of Lalinde and is 7 km away or a 10 minute drive. It has all shops, banks, restaurants and a large lively traditional French market on Thursdays and a smaller one on Saturdays. There are many outdoor dances and concerts in the town over the Summer months.

Further Details:

In Lalinde you will find many restaurants and bars, a supermarket, doctors, dentists, banks and much more. The market is every Thursday morning with a small food only Saturday morning market. There is a large outdoor swimming pool just by the Dordogne river.

25 minutes away in Bergerac you will find many hypo supermarkets. The old town of Bergerac is lovely with small winding pedestrian only roads and old stone houses many turned into interesting shops. The wine growing area of Pecharmant is 15 minutes away with many places chateaux and domaines where you can stop and taste this quality wine.

This year we are very excited to say that a stage of the TOUR DE FRANCE will be held in Bergerac. They are doing a time trial on Saturday 26th of July from Bergerac to Perigueux. Bergerac is only 25 minutes from La Grange and Perigueux is 50 minutes. We will certainly be there to cheer the riders on - why don't you join us!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Pressignac-Vicq, France

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$240

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday. We ask that you arrive after 4 pm and depart before 10 am. Out of peak season we can be more flexible - so just call or email us!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Pressignac-Vicq, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults (and 1 baby) (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A super large bedroom with a double wooden sleigh style bed and 2 bedside cabinets. Two double wardrobes, a chest of drawers and an easy chair. Dual aspect with french doors. Tiled floors. We can put in a baby's cot if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: We are a Anglo/French couple and we live on site so are available to help you with information on places to visit, good restaurants and wine tasting etc - in fact Xavier may even be able to help you with a spur of the moment French lesson! For those of you house hunting we can also offer professional help to find your dream home. We have 2 dogs - Cinders the calm labrador and Rusty the young Border Collie, who will love to say hello to you in the grounds and 2 cats Myrtille and Dandy, who can usually be found lazing around sunning themselves! Outside: In front of our gite is the garden terrace and on hotter days shade can be found under the nearby huge cypress tree. Behind the gite you have your own private part of the garden where our guests can enjoyed sunbathing, reading and having a good glass of wine! You are very welcome to enjoy our 2.5 acre garden, for sunning yourselves, enjoying the view or just scrumping from the various fruit and nut trees! There is a gravel car park and it is fully private from the small road. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned at changeover or after the first week for 2 week stays.