Barn in Chalus 
Beautiful private  gite
nestled in the stunning
Parc Natural Regional Perigord Limousin
About us and the Gite. 
Having  lived and worked abroad for a number of years we are delighted  with our place in France.    
The Gite will be our first holiday rental and we hope you will enjoy the Gite
and its location as much as we do .  
Alan and Amanda
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The Long Barn is stunning, stone building situated only a short three minute drive from the center of Chalus and nestles in the  small hamlet of Ballengeas.
 
Surrounded by woods and fields you can easily take a morning stroll to the local boulangerie for your freshly baked croissants and baguettes. The gentle walk will take you past beautiful green woodland,  fields that change with the season and a peaceful lake  as you pass through the hamlet of Puy Gris.

The Gite welcomes you with a shingle driveway which compliments  the stone building  there is ample space for parking;  we can also give you access to the a secure area to lock up bikes should this be required.  The Gite will make an ideal 'home from home' whether you plan to be active or just rather chill and relax. 
  
  
Chalus  situated in the department of the Haute Vienne
(High Vienna),  giving you endless opportunities to explore and take many superb walks  and/or cycling routes. We have included in the site details of different routes to cater for all  ages and abilities. 


Chalus is surrounded by national park and lakes which offer many  activities  from water sports, fishing, horse riding, high ropes , mountain biking and karting.

Please see Things to do Places of Interest for links. 


Chalus is steeped in history namely Richard the Lion Heart who met his match with Pierre and died here in 1199  to Lawrence of Arabia who completed the 1908 Tour de France. The castle and monument are in walking distance from the Gite and the village center offers a number of local restaurants and bars to dine. Further afield but by no means far (ten minutes by car) you will find the exquisite and  beautiful Chateaus:  Montbrun , Brie  and  La Cars  to name but a few. 
  
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The Long Barn has been recently renovated to provide two separate dwellings. Each decorated tastefully with a theme of French grey, cream and white.



The Gite; which stands to the left of the central barn has its own private terrace and seating area which leads to the lawned garden area and swimming pool located to the rear of the barn.
  
  


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The central barn;  still  has many of its original features in place,  from wooden beams and floor joists, to the cattle pens, feeding and water troughs which give you a brief insight to the Barns  history. Part of this secure area can be used for any storage requests such as bikes.

On entering the Gite you come into the open plan lounge and kitchen dining area,  with its wooden floor throughout the lounge has a beautiful wood burning stove, opposite a simple retro clic clac sofa and two bucket chairs allow you to read and relax. The dining area with wooden table and chairs are adjacent to the galley kitchen, which comes complete with electric hob and oven, small fridge, and all the necessary cooking items, crockery and cutlery you may need.
 
Please see Amenities for full listing.

The first floor comprises of an open plan bedroom and bathroom area, here you will find a toilet,  walk in shower, heated towel rail and wash basin. The main bedroom has a double bed (140 x 200 cm) made from our reclaimed joists and the room has a  beautiful ornate Romeo and Juliet balcony which over looks the terrace and surrounding fields. The bedroom has ample storage space for clothes and cases and as for those chilly evenings, the room offers a  built in electric effect fire to keep you warm and cosy.