- english, a little French ... which is gradually improving
About Lynne Clark
Lynne grew up in the then Lancashire town of Prescot, now part of Merseyside. She is a mother to two daughters and was a teacher of creative writing at college , a civil servant, a personal assistant with Jeep and latterly, a health adviser with the NHS. Jeff is a father to two daughters and was a firefighter with Merseyside Fire Brigade from the mid 70's to 2005. Lynne and Jeff married in 2014 and have eight grandchildren between them.
Lynne Clark purchased this Barn in 2015
What makes this Barn unique
We fell for this property as soon as we set eyes upon it! With the medieval chateau just across the road and endless rolling fields, huge open skies, more stars at night than we've ever seen, endless wildlife and most of all the peace and tranquillity, we were enchanted. We stood in the garden and just listened to very, very little ... were taken with the idea that we were hearing the same things the Romans heard when they took up residence around here two thousand or so years ago, and realised that if it wasn't for the birds the world might have stopped! People who lived in the Chateau centuries ago would see precious little change. It had us captivated right from that moment. Mind you, every now and then the grass still has to be cut, a sound that our ancient Roman residents wouldn't recognise...
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
No Children (below the Age of Majority) are permitted to be left without adult supervision, anywhere on the property, at any time.
No glass, crockery or furniture, including umbrellas (other than what is IN the pool area) , to be taken through gate to pool area
Only provided cleaning items, toilet paper etc. to be used. ANY damage/disruption to the septic tank system caused by such usage will be chargeable.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Holiday to remeber
Superbly fitted out gite, and excellent pool
Very comfortable stay
Lovely property which was very clean and comfortable. Pool was great fun and very clean -children used the pool everyday. Surrounding countryside is beautiful.
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope we see you again.
Wonderful property in a beautiful location
This property was excellent. Lovely hosts who also provided a delicious welcome pack. Wonderful pool cleaned daily. Gite had everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable beds, kitchen well kitted out enough of everything for five people. Thoroughly recommend.
Peaceful Relaxing Holiday
WOW, absolutely blown away with the property. Fantastic barn conversion with huge amount of space and options for sleeping. Our boys fighting over who got the huge bed, so had a week each :-) Couldn't ask for better hosts in Lynne and Jeff, there if needed but left us alone if not. Great welcome pack on arrival to get you going. Just cant fault the location especially if you like wildlife and peace and quiet. Hoopoes, buzzards, lizards to name a few. Both English and French TV if needed, great supply of games for the evening, plenty of DVDs if needed. Supermarkets a short drive away. Good size swimming pool. Loads of space outside and separate areas to eat, sunbathe and relax by pool. Very private and in a lovely little village. Wouldn't hesitate to go back. All the best to Lynne and Jeff.
Thanks Brendan, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Keep an eye on us for changes and improvements to the property and hopefully see you again next year.
Lynne & Jeff
Beautiful village, incredibly peaceful with plenty to do around the area
Lynne and Jeff made us very welcome. The house is set to a very, very high standard in a beautiful and quiet village with an amazing castle literally across the road. The gite has everything you could possibly need for cooking in an enormous well equipped kitchen. The living room is large and had sky tv and French Freeview, it also had good wifi speed. The bedrooms are large, spacious and beautifully presented and the double bed in the second room can be split into singles for kids sharing.
We spent lovely days just playing in the pool and at night watching the stars and planets all rise into the sky and looking at the Milky Way, if you have a telescope take it with you! The house is surrounded by many small towns and villages with all the typical amazing French supermarkets, restaurants and coffee shops. There are also many lakes nearby and rivers offering canoeing and abseiling too. We had a brilliant two weeks and loved the whole area. Lynne and Jeff had a warm welcome waiting for us with a bottle of wine in the fridge and a whole box of goodies to get us started when we arrived and were full of advice and information of the local area for things to look at and do. I would recommend their gite to anyone, we had two boys who loved the pool but it is fantastic for anyone without kiids looking for a quiet holiday too.
Good luck for the future Lynne and Jeff and hopefully see you soon.. Al, Angie, Ted and Ol x
Lovely barn and a beautiful location.
Fantastic. We have stayed in lots of Gites around France and Italy and this is certainly one of the best we have stayed in. From the fabulously comfortable beds to the well stocked kitchen, welcome pack and wonderful pool, the owners have thought of everything. Jeff and Lynne were lovely hosts, happy to chat / help or leave you alone to enjoy the peaceful countryside. A great location too as everything is in easy reach from La Rochelle to Cognac or further into the Dordogne for a full day out. Bring your bikes, canoes or walking boots and you won’t be disappointed. 5 stars :-)
Hot air balloon flights available from Chateau de Saveilles to get a fantastic view of this rolling countryside around us: the fields of golden sunflowers, the river Charente and our local wildlife, info at http://www.charente-montgolfieres.fr/
For more info on all tourist things to see and do, visit us on Facebook at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/BillsBarn16/?ref=your_pages