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Barn Conversion, Fajoles

Sleeps 9, 4 bedrooms
£120 to £300 per night
  • Wifi
  • No smoking
  • Pets welcome
  • Child friendly

Situated in lovely peaceful countryside yet close to many of the attractions and sites of the Dordogne. Large rear garden, fully fenced and gated, and at the front a screened decking area with a barbecue seating for up to 8 people. The light pollution is very low and you can see fantastic starry skies.

The accommodation

Kitchen-diner, fully equipped with seating for up to 10.

Lounge with comfortable sofas, freeview tv and dvd player, ipod dock.

Shower room with wc and washing machine.

Bedroom 1 - King size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2 - King size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3 - Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers

Bedroom 4 - Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers

Family bathroom with large bath, shower, wc, vanity unit and sink.

The location

Situated in the golden Triangle between Gourdon (10 km), Sarlat (20 km) and Rocamadour. You can visit so many fantastic places such as Domme, one of the top rated villages in France, where you will find lots of craft shops, restaurants and a scenic train ride together with great cave to visit under the centre of the village. The views from the terrace here are terrific. There are many chateaux and gardens in the area and lots of local markets selling the food and wine specialties of south west France. Lots for the children too with theme parks, canoeing, swimming lakes with beaches and restaurants, a local lido, vineyards to visit and sample - the list is endless.

Guest comments

We are staying at the most amazing renovated barn home in the southwest of France. The owners are a lovely British couple that made us feel comfortable right away. It's a large house, perfect for large families, with a nice yard. So many fun things nearby, beautiful medieval villages and lots of prehistoric caves. This time of year it feels like we are the only tourists. They give a great discount for off season and worldschoolers. I can't recommend it highly enough! Definitely is a comfortable place to stay for a while.

This is a great place for a family or small group to use as a base for touring along the rivers and small towns, each day taking a different route. You do need a car (unless you're cycling) as it's not in a town, but it is near to a number of small towns. The hosts are really great in that they provisioned the place with a few essentials. When we arrived there was a great loaf of bread and a home-made cake, plus some butter, jam and condiments so that for a short stay you don't have to go and buy loads of bottles of things you will hardly use. There's a washer and dryer as well as the fully-equipped kitchen which I found a lovely place. All in all I recommend this place highly. It is also wonderfully quiet, being in the countryside. Robert, the host was also very helpful for places to go and how to get to the nearby restaurants and towns like Gourdon

Très bon gîte situé dans un endroit très calme non loin de Souillac, Rocamadour, Gourdon et Sarlat. Nous étions 7 pour 8 places. Deux salles de bains. Gîte très spacieux. Une belle terrasse pour prendre les repas dehors. Il ne manquait rien à part les chaînes françaises sur la télévision mais nous ne l'avons pas beaucoup regardée. Accueil très chaleureux de M. McNeil le propriétaire britannique qui se débrouille en français mais nous parlions anglais. Plein de pe cadeaux en arrivant: vin de Bergerac, gâteau, lait beurre, thé, café... idéal pour passer une semaine dans la région. In English now. A very nice place close to Souillac, Rocamadour, Gourdon and Sarlat. We were 7. Four rooms and two bathrooms. Possibility to have lunch and dinner outside. Nothing was missing. Mr McNeil is very nice and gave us a few presents when we arrived in his "gîte": wine, cakes, coffee, milk and of course ... tea. A nice place to stay.

Although in a relatively remote location, the Barn was well located for the many historic towns, villages and attractions within a 50km radius, which suited the grandparents in our party. Our teenage children loved the many sporting facilities within a short car ride, canoeing, cycling and swimming. The accommodation was excellent, a quality conversion from its former life as a tobacco drying barn, exceptionally well furnished, plenty of room for the 6 of us and all the facilities we needed. We have given a 10 if there had been a pool 10+ but this was not high on our priorities. A dishwasher would have been nice, but certainly not essential. There were plenty of books and games provided so I don't think we watched the TV once, although with the WiFi reception the youngsters kept themselves fully occupied on their various gadgets. The hosts could not have been more welcoming, always available and supplied us with a generous welcome pack, home made jams and cake plus some very welcome rhubarb! Although not intrusive they were always available for our enquiries, and we were hardly aware of our neighbours in the adjacent barn. This is our 3rd visit to this region and there is still so much to explore so the Nicotiana will be our first choice on a return visit.

Just returned from a great two-week family holiday in Nicotiana. We were 10 in number from 13 to 81years. It's in a beautiful location in the Dordogne and within reach of so many historical attractions. We got to visit caves, chateaux, local markets, lovely towns and villages, enjoyed a 16 kilometre canoe run down the Dordogne, and great walks and cycle runs. We cooked in and ate out as the mood took us.

The accommodation has been well developed and the warm welcome extended to us by Bob and Megan could not have been better. The 9 of us who arrived on the evening of the first day greatly appreciated the welcome pack and excellent meal provided by Megan. And her lemon drizzle cake is just superb – didn't last long with our lot! Bob and Megan were always on hand to offer advice and were most generous in allowing us to remain (free of charge) for two extra days necessitated by illness.

A great family holiday that will live long in our memories.

Johnstons (Northern Ireland)


From the moment we walked in we regretted having only managed to get the accommodation for four days and wished we had been there for our full two weeks in France. Everything had been thought of with well equipped and beautifully presented accommodation (lovingly restored by the family). The area was beautiful and our three teenage children spent two days swimming, sunbathing and canoeing at the Dordogne River in St Julien. We also spent some time at the Lake (complete with sandy 'beach', fishing and pedalos) in La Mouline, Grolejac and ate at the La Table du Maris Restaurant - recommended by Megan and well worth the visit. This is such excellent accommodation with lovely hosts ... and the only reservation we have in recommending it is that it will affect its availability for us on our next visit to France!


London, United Kingdom

Great Cycling �

Left on Jul 10, 2017 for a stay in Jul 2017

Fantastic location for cycling. We were a party of 8 lads on a cycling holiday, and hired both property's had the time of our lives . The barns have everything you need eat in or alfresco just brilliant, Gourdon for a meal is also a must . Bob is very friendly and super helpful, thanks for the lovely meal and cake on arrival. Canoeing on the Dordogne is brilliant very safe . Coffee shops / bars they are all good . If you are looking for a location for cycling this is it , great roads almost no pot holes , drivers are pretty much all cyclists friendly , we visited some amazing places all by bike �. Thanks again Bob 10 out of 10 .


From Until £/night Min stay
Sun 24 Sep 2023Sat 27 Apr 2024£12030 nights



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