We spent a fantastic week enjoying the pool and the rural setting of Grange Lapin. It was 7 of us so we were truly spoilt for space. The house was beautiful, spacious, very clean and decorated to a high standard. The pool was great, large and its depth was perfect for our little ones (6, 9, 11). The owners were lovely and attentive, there was a lovely welcome basket on our arrival and they popped in few times throughout our stay to clean the pool and cut the lawn. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys appeals of the French countryside.
We were a group of eight plus a 15 month old. We all agreed this is a beautiful place with great views. The facilities were excellent including the pool. It was in a quiet location with no shortage of places to visit, restaurants to eat at and super markets and markets at which to shop. It beckons to be visited again. This is highly recommended.
10 of us have just stayed here for an out of season weekend and what a fabulous time we have had. This is an amazing place with stunning views and a wonderful location hidden away in the beautiful countryside. La Grange Lapin is very well equipped, spacious and renovated to a very high standard.
Toby and Lesley are excellent hosts, fully equipped with hints and tips about the area and where to go including a great little winery which even sells its own cognac. I would highly recommend this place for large groups and my only regret is that we only spent a weekend here which is not long enough to appreciate all that the gite and surrounding area have to offer. We will be back!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grange Lapin. The setting was gorgeous with amazing views all around. Peaceful, tranquil with bird song in the day and a starry sky at night.
The characterful gite was well equipped and finished to a very high standard with plenty of room for our party. We loved the attention to detail and quirky individual touches such as the curvy breakfast bar.
A lovely stay all round!
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!