Welcome … Bienvenue …
... to our Little french farm!
Our two gites are situated in the picturesque and tranquil countryside of the Perigord Vert national park in the Dordogne, land of charming villages, chateaux, caves, lakes and woods. Set amongst 30 acres of meadow and woodland, our horses, ponies, alpacas, rabbits and hens happily roam around making it an idyllic spot for relaxing and escaping busy lives. It is a haven for wildlife and birds and you can while away long, carefree days soaking up the sunshine in perfect peace and then enjoy balmy starlit evenings with a glass of wine on your terrace…what’s not to love?!
So much to do …
Walk or cycle the quiet country lanes, canoe down rivers, swim in the many beautiful lakes around, visit villages and chateaux ….so much to see and do or just kick back with a book and enjoy the birdsong all around…choices, choices…:D
At only 50 minutes from Limoges airport, we are very quick and easy to get to as well!
Watch our alpacas, ponies, rabbits and horses play….Wander the quiet lanes and paths, through peaceful woods and beside tranquil lakes…. enjoy a glass of wine on your terrace whilst watching the sun set on another perfect day….
Little owl gite
Small but oh so perfectly formed, this single storey gite is a cosy nest for two with a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a walk-in shower area and a large, gorgeously bright and pretty Bedroom/living room with a very comfy king-sized bed, sofa, TV, wood burning stove and alcove with a dining table for two. French windows lead to a completely private terrace behind which overlooks our horses …
Cherry tree gite
This is the larger of the two gites and is perfect for two people but sleeps four also. There is a fully equipped kitchen/living/dining space with everything you will need for your stay including a washing machine and freezer, a bathroom with bath and shower, a large downstairs bedroom with king-sized bed plus a huge living/bedroom space upstairs with a king-size bed which can also be made into twin beds.
Beautiful surroundings …
We may be in a tiny hamlet but we are only 2 minutes drive away from the pretty little village of Saint-Jory-De-Chalais where you will find a well stocked shop/post office with the bonus of an attached bar…. shopping can sometimes take a while….Christophe and Carine are the very friendly owners and speak good English too! It’s a picturesque 35 minute walk along quiet tracks and lanes if you want to go without the car and we highly recommend it! The village also has a very nice restaurant, lunch is great value, and Boulangerie too.
In the spring and summer months there is a bar/restaurant (evenings only)at the campsites of Maisonneuve and Le Tourelet. Both provide fantastic food and drink in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We are also just 15 minutes away from the small town of La Coquille where you will find a supermarket or 20 minutes to the pretty market town of Thiviers which has a choice of supermarkets and a fantastic market on a Saturday morning….arriving early is a must though as it’s all over by lunchtime!!
After 12 years of running a bed and breakfast and caring for an ever increasing menagerie of animals in the beautiful highlands of Scotland, we decided it was high time for a new adventure! So with the business sold, our stuff packed, our many and varied animals loaded on transport and excitement levels at fever pitch, off we headed to the idyllic and considerably more sunshiny Dordogne in the South West of France!
Well if you’re going to have a change then why not think big change!!
It has been, and still is at times, a roller coaster ride with lots of laughter, tears (mainly me!!), madness (mainly Ian!) and fun along the way as we settle into our new lives, making friends and dealing with the challenges of a new country…not to mention trying to get to grips with the French language!! Give us 10 years and we might get there…. although our mime skills are second to none now!!
We’ve spent our first year and a half renovating the two gites and they are now ready to be launched officially!! So here we go with our new venture into the world of self catering rental…exciting times ahead and we are looking forward to welcoming you all to our little bit of
paradise in France!