04 October 2019 by Laura Habgood
Grange Lapin, Charente, Poitou Charentes
Grange Lapin is a stunning converted barn sleeping up to 14 people in Charente, Poitou Charentes. The property is perfect for an “away from it all” holiday as its located in a stunning and tranquil area with far reaching views over the French countryside.
Modern facilities with character charm
The barn is fully equipped with all modern facilities, yet still retains it’s character features of huge oak beams and Charentais stone walls. There are breathtaking views from every room, and the well-established and spacious garden leads straight in to the surrounding countryside. You’ll find plenty of space for al fresco dining in the sun, along with a fabulous 10.5m x 5.5m private swimming pool that is alarmed and fenced for safety.
There are 6 spacious bedrooms, including a downstairs en suite bedroom which is ideal if anyone in your party has limited mobility.
The property is owned by Lesley Dorman-Groves and her partner Toby who decided to leave their busy careers in the UK to move to the Charente for more relaxed pace of life and an occupation that would give them more time to travel.
They chose Grange Lapin thanks to it’s stunning location with rows of vines, fields of sunflowers, towering oak trees and turreted chateaux perched high above winding rivers all within easy reach of the property.
Perfect for an extended family holiday
They believe their property is ideal for large groups or just families needing a little more space and have provided all the modern facilities you would expect but kept as much of the original character as possible, giving Grange Lapin a wonderful homely yet very French feel.
The stunning Aubeterre sur Dronne, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, is only 15 minutes away with its unusual Romanesque monolithic underground church and a wonderful beach and swimming area created here at the river, which is great fun for all the family.
Grown-ups will love a trip to nearby Cognac for an informative tour and tasting at one of the many local Cognac producers. There are fabulous weekly markets in the local villages of Chalais, Aubeterre, Villebois Lavalette and the pretty town of Riberac.
Walking and cycling available from the doorstep
If you prefer to stay closer to home, there are many fabulous walks and cycle path available from the front door!
A week’s stay at Grange Lapin starts from just £750 for 14 people. For more information or to book visit the advert on our website: https://www.holidayfrancedirect.co.uk/holiday-rentals/PC005445/index.htm