Full of character, PIGEONNIER is an independent small house converted from a former stable with the addition of a round tower. It is situated on the far side of the courtyard and herb garden with views over the surrounding countryside.
EN LA MARRE is a 19thC farmhouse converted by the resident owners, Judith and Chris, into six delightful, independent apartments for couples. They all have their own individual characters with the personal effects and antiques of the owners, plenty of books to read and a music system.
There is a short flight of slightly steep stairs to the first floor of the PIGEONNIER apartment, therefore it is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to all parts of the gardens, herb garden and swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers. In the pool house is a washing machine for guests' use free of charge. There are also 4 bikes available free of charge and FREE WIFI access
Échanges avec les voyageurs
As the owners, Chris and Judith, live on the premises they are present to greet their guests on arrival with a glass or two and give information on local events that week. They host a communal BBQ every Thursday for those interested to which everyone contributes food and wine. Chris and Judith being great food and wine lovers are on hand to help and advise with purchases, restaurant recommendations and are happy to book for their guests
All linen, towels and tea towels provided.
As the total property can take up to 12 people it is suitable for groups with their own individual space
A Tourist Tax of 0,40 Euros per person per night is payable during the stay
No smoking in the apartment, only outside if not disturbing others. Otherwise no strict rules other than leaving the apartment in a reasonable state of cleanliness. Pets accepted under certain conditions - please ask as we have our own dog
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My husband, Christopher, and I bought our first holiday home in the village of Dracy-les-Couches in 1985 then in 1989 the farmhouse at En La Marre, 3 kms out of the village. We came to live here permanently in 1990 and started renovating the farm into a complex of six apartments plus our own, which were finally completed around 1996. We have very much enjoyed our life in this peaceful retreat with the added pleasure of the social life with our guests during the season. What can I not live without ? - our dog, Muffin, who being a young labrador-cross keeps us on our toes ; walks in the country with same ;music, mainly classical but still a fan of the 60's and 70's rock and country ; books, mainly non-fiction ; good food of all kinds ; Burgundy wine ; good summer weather. Travel-wise, we have taken advantage of the quiet winter months, when not renovating, to travel extensively independently, with our old caravan and dog in Morocco (twice for 3 months), more recently to Syria (before the troubles) with our old cat, but mostly in Australia with our 4WD camper there, stopping off en-route to most of the Asian countries, on the last trip into China. As hosts we think we are pretty good, sociable yet discreet. Our guests enjoy the option of socialising with others or keeping to themselves.