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Welcome to our news page. On here you will find latest developments to our gîte and apartment. Further news, photos and updates can be found on our 'La Baronnie Gites' Facebook page.

July 2019: Our works are now complete. See new photos on Manoir page.

Manoir living room

Manoir bedroom 1

Manoir bedroom3

Main staircase

June 2019: Bedroom 3 and the new 'Jack and Jill' style en-suite bathroom are now complete. See photos on the Manoir page. Completion of Bedroom 1 bathroom is nearing completion; look out for new photos.

April 2019: Work on our manoir continues at a pace. Meanwhile Bedroom 1 has been refreshed and we have a new crystal chandelier in the living room. We have a new tonnelle at the pool; perfect for relaxing in the shade with extra privacy if desired. The gîte also benefits from a new tonnelle whilst the manoir now has a new gas barbecue.

Manoir bedroom 1

Pool tonnelle

Gîte

Chandelier

March 2019: Work on our manoir continues at a pace. The en-suite for bedrooms 2 and 3 continues. Walls and doors are now in place await fit-out and decoration. The bathroom within bedroom 1 is nearing completion. look out for new photos soon. Brexit continues to cause chaos and as a result, we still have plenty of availability for this summer.

Manoir bathroom


January 2019: Happy New Year! A few changes planned for this year and not helped by Brexit! We are currently reworking our manoir for rental this year (look out for updated photos as we make changes). We have ordered another tonnelle (a French pergola) for our pool area to provide a private and shaded area at the poolside. Pumps have been ordered for the Gîte to improve drainage of the showers, and all properties will have Nespresso coffee machines.

Weddings!!! (commencing from spring 2020 only). We are planning to reconfigure our beautiful property with its stunning location into an intimate wedding venue accommodating up to 12 guests including the happy couple. Our charming home 'La Baronnie', a traditional Perigourdine manoir, will be available to rent in combination with the current gîte (we the owners will relocate to the apartment and remain on-hand to meet your needs). We can arrange blessings and celebrants, catering, flowers, photographers and transport. If you're planning a small wedding for 2020 in France and looking for the perfect boutique venue, contact us now and watch this space!

August 2018: Commencing 2019, our main house will be available to rent, with accommodation for six in three double bedrooms. We the owners will relocate to the apartment which will no longer be available to rent during high and peak seasons. This website will soon be updated with details, photos and pricing for the main house.

July 2018: We are now taking bookings for 2019. Please see our gîte and apartment pages for prices and check our adverts on Owners Direct and on Holidays France Direct (where discounted ferry crossings with Brittany Ferries are available). We continue to offer a £50 discount when booking a second week (minimum 14 nights).

March 2018: Thanks to Steve's business, WiFi Anglais , we now have both ADSL and 4G LTE broadband which combined has given us a significant uplift in Internet performance!

February 2018: Welcome to La Baronnie Gîtes, the new name for La Petite Baronnie. We have decided to change the name after four years to that of our home. Nothing else has changed; you can expect the same level of service and quality as before.

January 2018: Happy New Year!

December 2017: The Gîte is now fully booked for August 2018 (before Christmas).

July 2017: We are now taking bookings for 2018. Please see our gîte and apartment pages for prices and check our adverts on Owners Direct and on Holidays France Direct (where discounted ferry crossings with Brittany Ferries are available). We continue to offer a £50 discount when booking a second week (minimum 14 nights).

April 2017: Summer's here! Pool is open, garden is growing and we now have a new tonnelle (French for pergola/gazebo) with a wine-glass chandelier! We still have availability for this summer; inquire now!

Tonnelle

Tonnelle

Garden

Banana!

Announcement: We have sold our pretty 2CV which is no longer available for hire. We wish the new owners many enjoyable miles (or should that be kilometers!).

March 2017: Getting ready for the summer. The Gîte has a newly refreshed family bathroom with rainfall shower. The Apartment has a new toilet and refreshed kitchen/diner with white-washed ceiling.

Apartment kitchen/diner

Apartment kitchen/diner

Gite family bathroom

Gite family bathroom

February 2017: A belated Happy New Year! The Gîte main bathroom refresh is well under way with new tiling in place. We are excited at the prospect of the 2017 Tour de France passing our property on Tuesday the 11th July! (stage 10). Further detail will be added when known.

November 2016: We are now closed for winter. Projects lined-up for this winter include refreshing the main bathroom in the Gîte and replacing the toilet in the Apartment.

October 2016: We are now taking bookings for 2017. Please see our gîte and apartment pages for prices and check our adverts on Owners Direct and now also on Holidays France Direct (new for 2017). We continue to offer a £50 discount when booking a second week (minimum 14 nights).

May 2016: Summer is finally here and the Gîte conversion is complete. Only furnishing bedroom 2 left to do. Here's a photo of the unfurnished bedroom 2, the new spiral staircase, bedroom 3 and the bedroom 2 en-suite.

Gite bedroom 2

Gite bedroom 3 spiral staircase

Gite bedroom 3

Gite outside

Gite bedroom 3

Gite bedroom 2 en-suite

February 2016: Gîte conversion well underway. Pictures of the new third bedroom below.

Gite bedroom 3

Gite bedroom 3

January 2016: Happy New Year! Gîte conversion latest: top floor Velux windows installed, plastering completed, electric installed and floor boards laid. Photos to be posted soon!

December 2015: Work on the gîte conversion is well under-way with the floor joists and new walls in place.

November 2015: Apartment kitchen/diner refreshed with whitewashed ceiling.

September 2015: We now have permission to proceed with our planned alterations to the gîte to add a further bedroom and bathroom.

August 2015: We are now taking bookings for 2016. Please see our gîte and apartment pages for prices and check our advertisement on Owners Direct for availability. We continue to offer a discount of £50 when booking second week (minimum 14 nights).

July 2015: We have submitted a planning application to convert the gîte to three bedrooms (one with en-suite), sleeping six, to include a third floor. We are looking to complete the work over the winter ready for the 2016 season. Watch this space for details.

June 2015: We now have WiFi throughout the site including external WiFi around the pool and terrace.

May 2015: Summer's here! Pool is 28c. Some new mood lighting for the apartment and time for cleaning paths and tidying gardens.

Breakfast for two!

Apartment at dusk

April 2015: After a fairly wet March, summer has finally arrived! Pool is open, ready to go and already up to 28c. The downstairs of the gîte has been given a makeover with new flooring and a refreshed kitchen. See Gite news below for more details.

February 2015: We have white-washed the ceiling of the main bedroom which has made it much brighter and feel much higher. See new photos on our Apartment page.

January 2015 - Happy New Year!: We now have our pretty Citroen 2CV available to rent. What better way to explore the delightful Dordogne region than driving a classic French icon with the roof rolled back in sun? We can also provide a wicker hamper (does not include food or drinks) and travel rug to complete the experience. Please email or phone us for details.

2CV front

2CV rear

October 2014: As our first season draws to a close, we would like to thank all of our guests for their custom and support and look forward to welcoming you here again in the future.

August 2014: We are now taking bookings for 2015. Please see our gîte and apartment pages for prices and check our advertisement on Owners Direct for availability. For 2015, we are offering a discount of £50 when booking second week (minimum 14 nights). Following feedback from our clients, we have now installed a small safe in the main bedrooms of both the gîte and apartment.

April 2014: We have just installed an air-source heat pump to provide an environmentally sound means of heating the swimming pool! The aim is to extend the pool season from early-May to the end of September. We have also added a new set of very comfortable sun loungers

May 2014: Swimming pool is now a pleasant 28c

pool loungers

Swimming pool heat pump

Pool at night

Pool at night

Gîte news:

November 2013: We now have electric radiators installed in both bedrooms and a heated towel-rail in the bathroom. The living room area now has two sofas; a three-seater and a two-seater.

Gite bathroom


January 2014: We now have UK free-to-air satellite TV channels available in the gîte.

February/March 2014: The gîte now has new double-glazed entrance doors and the adjacent pain-à-four (bread-oven) has been renovated and re-roofed. WiFi performance has been improved with a dedicated access point in the gîte. A new patio table and chairs complete the gîte.

May 2014: The gîte bathroom has been given a makeover with new toilet and wash basin.

Bread oven

Gite entrance

Gite patio

Gite bathroom

February 2015: The gîte kitchen is currently being refreshed with cream units, a new hob and cooker hood, a washing machine and new flooring to include the living room.

April 2015: The refresh of the gîte downstairs is now finished. New wood flooring replaces the old tiles and new lighting, hob and washing machine complete the makeover.

Gite kitchen/dine

Gite outside

Apartment news:

November 2013: Work has now started on the renovation of the apartment. The apartment will sleep 4 in two bedrooms and benefits from central heating for year round use. Additionally, the apartment will have UK free-to-air satellite TV, WiFi, a desk and a wireless printer making it ideal for out-of-season property searches. The apartment will be advertised on Owners Direct when ready. Electricians have now updated the electrics within the apartment. A new kitchen has been ordered with a new bathroom to follow.

December 2013: The old kitchen and bathroom have been demolished and the walls re-plastered in readiness for the new kitchen and bathroom to be delivered in January.

January 2014: Happy New Year! The new kitchen is now complete. Next will be refurbishment of the bathroom which will commence when the shower is delivered in the next couple of weeks.

Apartment kitchen

Apartment dining

January 21st 2014: The apartment is now advertised on Owners Direct. See our revised advert here. We are taking bookings from the end of March. The bathroom is still under refurbishment and a new table and chairs for the dining area, along with a further table and chairs for outside will complete the apartment. Photos will be uploaded when finished.

February 2014: Bathroom finished!

Apartment bathroom

Apartment patio

March 2014: Apartment renovation is now complete! A new table and chairs completes refurbishment.

February 2015: We have white-washed the ceiling of the main bedroom which has made it much brighter and feel much higher. See new photos on our Apartment page.

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