The gîte, The Tobacco Barn
There is a hair dryer in each of the bedrooms and an initial supply of soap, shampoo and shower gel.
"WOW! This is absolutely outstanding. Adrienne and Jan are the best hosts we have ever had. Incredibly kind, informative, welcoming, lovely people. The house itself was perfect. Beautifully clean, comfy beds, stylish interiors, well-equipped and in the most fantastic location - surrounded by sunflower fields! Being within walking distance to La Sauvetat-du-Dropt with a bakery, shop and bar was brilliant - especially the food festival hosted there on Friday night! The nearest towns Eymet and Duras are both brilliant with great restaurants, bars and markets. The swimming pool was the icing on the cake - well built and looked after to a very high standard. Proximity to local vineyards was also great and very convenient! Adrienne and Jan are fantastic hosts who really care about about their guests and their home. We would recommend this property to everyone and look forward to returning again soon!" Christian, July 2019
"A tranquil setting with stunning views, for a relaxing holiday with the family. The Tobacco Barn has been beautifully converted and has everything you need to enjoy your stay...including a heated pool surrounded by flowers and fields. Adrienne and Jan were the perfect hosts, on hand if we needed anything. We hired a car for easy supermarket runs and trips into Eymet and Bergerac. We also strolled into the local village of Sauvetat du Dropt most mornings to visit the local bakery for bread and croissants and also visited the local bar for an afternoon beer. We would highly recommend this property if you are looking for a peaceful stay in the gorgeous French countryside." Tom, June 2019
"We had a weeks stay at Adrienne's converted tobacco barn. It was exactly as described, and true to her description and photos. Everything was spotlessly clean, furnished well, excellent linens and towels, and a really well equipped kitchen. Adrienne was on hand if we needed advice, but in reality all the information on the area has been thoughtfully provided in a file in the accommodation. The area is stunning, fields of wildflower meadows, sunflowers and food crops. It all made for a stunning view, and sitting at the breakfast table watching the wildlife in this peaceful haven was just idyllic." Rosie, July 2018.
“This holiday was truly amazing for a number of reasons. Firstly, Adrienne and Jan are welcoming and thoughtful hosts, nothing was too much bother for them. They were very informative about what was going on locally, Which helped us plan and get the most from our time away. The property itself is quite simply beautiful and homely, finished to an exceptional standard, with all the extra items that cater for every possible scenario on a holiday with children...games, books, pool toys, and not to forget the much loved hammocks! We have enjoyed two weeks of bliss and we’re not ready to come home. Whether you have an family full of energy and fun who need to be occupied, or you are in need of a tranquil haven, this is the place for you. We highly recommend Le Serpen, and look forward to returning." Hilary, July 2018.
The Tobacco Barn provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for 4 to 8 people (ideal for two couples with children). There are two bedrooms each with a king-sized bed and ensuite shower room. The second bedroom also has a mezzanine with two single beds so can be used as a family room. (Please note that the mezzanine is accessed by a steep, narrow staircase.)
There is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with a seperate WC. The sitting room is on a mezzanine and includes a large, comfortable, double sofa bed, a TV, DVD player and numerous games. WiFi is available throughout the gite.The wood burning stove makes the place perfect for a cosy winter break.
Outside, the terrace faces west with lovely views of the sunset across the meadow.
The swimming pool is easily accessible a few yards away.
The Tobacco Barn used to be a sechoir for drying tobacco leaves when they were grown on the farm in its heyday in the 1920s. Hence its name.