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RURAL GITE IN A BARN, LARGE POOL, ADJACENT TO LAKE WITH BEACH, NR CHATEAUX.

Mrs Alexandra Billing

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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RURAL GITE IN A BARN, LARGE POOL, ADJACENT TO LAKE WITH BEACH, NR CHATEAUX.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

Dordogne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self Catering,1 Bedroom, en-suite,wifi, pool, patio, garden, games room, bbq.

In the sympathetically restored barn, ROUFFIAGUET provides a spacious self catering, modern apartment with a southern aspect. The apartment comprises a comfortable Salon with integral kitchen facilities and dining area. A large bedroom with en-suite shower room facilities. It is provided with CD/DVD player and free to view Satellite TV, flat screen. WiFi. Large wardrobe and drawer units. All bedding & hand/ bath towels are provided. If you would like to save luggage space we can provide pool towels. There are Uk sockets. Herbs in the garden. Washing machine at the house. Iron and board.

To the south east of the barn, in a sheltered part of the site, is the 12m swimming pool in which to lounge, exercise or simply float whilst soaking up the sunshine. There is a large pool terrace with sun loungers. Shared with 2 other couples if we are full.

Places to visit within half hour drive include:

Chateaux at Jumilhac, Hautefort, Pompadour, Cussac Bonneval.

Caves at Tourtoirac.

Rouffiac Lake with sandy beach and restaurant.

Picturesque village of Ségure Le Chateau. There is a farmers market on a Monday evening where you buy the food and they BBQ it for you. There is live music and a bar.

Town of St Yrieix la Perche (10 mins) also has a farmers market with BBQ on a Thursday evening. There are watercolour exhibitions and a car rally. Large supermarkets and plenty of restaurants: French, Pizza, Chinese.

Places about an hour include: Caves at Villiars, chateau Puyguilhem, picturesque village of St Jean de Cole, Brantôme, Bourdeilles, Montingnac, Lascaux caves, Sarlat, Périgueux, Brive, Limoges.

There are some wonderful gardens and many more caves within an hour and a half.

Bed and Breakfast 2.50€ per person.

We can offer a simple self service breakfast in your gite if you are just staying a couple of nights and don't want to bother with self catering. Perhaps stopping on you way further south or on your way back to the Channel. Or if you are invited to a wedding at chateau La Durantie near Lanouaille (4miles).

Airports

Limoges 1 hr, Brive 1hr 15, Bergerac 1 hr 45, Bordeaux 3 hrs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Alexandra Billing (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

About Mrs Alexandra Billing

Your hosts Chris & Alexandra Billing. Gites de Rouffiaguet opened in 2007 with a few guests but really took off in 2008. We meet lots of lovely people from young couples to empty nesters! We have no control over the climate but we can offer a warm welcome and comfortable stay. We love living here. It takes a while to get used to the slower pace of life but not that long! It is so nice here that we haven't got round to exploring the rest of France!

Chris is from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. He trained as an architect. He has a son and daughter.

I lived in Bedford for 20 years. I have a daughter and son and a new grandson. I grew up in Maidenhead, Berkshire after returning from Karachi when I was 9. I was born there, my father worked in Pakistan for British Oxygen.

Mrs Alexandra Billing purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Mrs Alexandra Billing chose Dordogne

My first husband Stephen and I used to holiday in France with our children. We had a caravan and usually headed to the altantic coast to chill out for 3 weeks. Stephen was stressed with the management side of teaching. We decided to move to France but we didn't want to live on the coast. We chose the Dordogne for it's peaceful, gently rolling countryside which is popular with British holiday makers.

We came house hunting one weekend in June 2002. A property near LImoges seemed to meet our requirements but was too much of a wreck! The estate agent took us to a few more which were not suitable and then suddenly turned up the lane to Rouffiaguet. It had just come on the market so there were no details yet. It ticked all the boxes as far as the accommodation was concerned. A habitable house for us, detached barn for his mother Mary & John, a large intact barn for the business. Later we discovered several tourist attractions which hadn't been on our criteria! We bought it in Jan 2003 and spent each school holiday moving over with a 7 ton lorry. Mary and John moved over in July with 4 dogs and a cat! We followed with our son and 2 cats on 23rd July, the day after the end of term! The locals made us very welcome.

Sadly Stephen died of a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 48. We moved with the intention of staying for life and all felt rooted here. Stephen had done so much of the convertion work, we wanted to stay and finish it for him. I was thanking God for finding this wonderful location for us the week before Stephen died so I carried on praising God and trusting Him. Mary and John moved into the Porcherie May 2005.

I met Chris who I had worked with in Bedford. He had also suffered a bereavement. We married in 2006 and he joined us out here and we are living happily ever after!

What makes this apartment unique

Lac Rouffiac is just at the bottom of the lane so you can walk to the beach or watch the wakeboarding. As we are surrounded by fields there is no light polution so you can star gaze or watch the glow worms. There is minimal traffic noise. There are a variety of caves to visit on hot days or a showery day. The chateaux vary from stablized ruins, to posh stately homes all with different styles. It is not a case that once you have seen one you have seen them all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a most enjoyable stay - everything was first class. We would like to think that we will be able to come back sometime in the future.
Aug 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
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Reviews

Rural Gite in a barn, large pool, adjacent to lake with beach, nr chateaux.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Rural Gite in a barn, large pool, adjacent to lake with beach, nr chateaux.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p69678
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Dordogne Aquitaine
Teesside, England
5

Peace! and excellent value.

  • 5 of 5
Accommodation was was very clean and tidy, and ready for our unannounced early arrival. Facilities inside the gite were modern and practical, although a basic microwave would have been useful. The bed was comfortable and the well appointed shower room more than adequate. Decor throughout was tastefully completed. There were outside patio areas for the gite occupants with table chairs etc. in very nicely planted sections. The pool was excellent, immaculately clean, and with sunbeds/ umrellas etc available. The grounds were well kept, with an abundance of fruit trees and bushes from which we were encouraged to 'forage' from. (We made fruit parcels for the barbecue, from brambles, red currants, apples and pears from the site).
The gites were secluded, but provided access by car to many interesting places in the locality. The Lac de Rouffiac, was a short walk away, and one day we decided to walk around it. It took about an hour and a half, but we did stop for a beer at the bar/restaurant on the far side of the lake.
Our hosts, Chris and Alexandra were always accessible for advice and assistance, but also allowed their guests privacy. We also had many very pleasant and interesting 'chats' with Alexandra's in-laws who lived on the site. (Mary recommended a restaurant run by an Irish/English couple, where we had an excellent lunch)
One outstanding memory, was of sitting outside with our friends ( next door gite) with a few glasses of wine, watching the shooting stars, and seeing a number of fireflies make an appearance in the surrounding vegetation. (No! it wasn't the wine!!)
Although we usually like to discover new areas, we would book here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Limoges airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Angoisse
Nearest Ferry
367 Miles
Le Hare
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Domaine Essendieras nr Excideuil Golf
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Saint Yrieix la Perche
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Limoges (A20 jnt 36) Then 704 1 hour
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lanouaille
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Teli ski - water skiing on a cable on the lake
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Rouffiac lake, sandy beach and water sports,cafe.
Car: necessary

The region immediately around ROUFFIAGUET is known for it’s cattle (Limousin), apple orchards, chestnut and walnut plantations and the Perigordine gourmet delights of foie gras, truffels and confit de canard.

Situated in gently rolling countryside adjacent to the Lac de Rouffiac, the Dordogne’s largest leisure lake. Secluded in 4 hectares of woodland and fields, ROUFFIAGUET offers all the tranquillity needed for a restful holiday and an ideal base from which to explore or simply soak up the sun and relax.

There is a bar/restaurant in Angoisse just 1 mile away. Bank, post office, restaurant, small supermarket etc in Lanouaille 3 miles. Nine miles to St Yrieix La Perche for 2 hypermarkets, more restaurants and picturesque centre. Large towns of Perigueux, Limoges, Brive 1 hr. Plenty of attractive market towns to explore like Thiviers, Brantome, Montignac, Uzerche.

Numerous chateaux, caves, historic sites and gardens to see. Canoeing and boat trips.

Other Activities: canoeing

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Rates & Availability

From £27 Per night

Dordogne Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter letting
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 20 2015
30 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Spring Season
Mar 21 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
£50
£340
 
 
Mid Season
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
£55
£370
 
 
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£420
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
£55
£370
 
 
Low Season
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£50
£340
 

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Notes We require a 20% deposit to secure the booking, the balance due 6 weeks before the holiday.
Full payment if booked less than 6 weeks before arrival. Special rates for long-term winter lets.
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Amenities

Dordogne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The facilities are modern. There is a light over the mirror as well as the overhead light. The room is fully tiled. Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The apartment comprises a large bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room facilities. Extension leads are provided for English plugs. There are 2 bedside tables with lamps. There is a large mirror door wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and shelves. There are also chest of drawers. There are oak beams and oak trims. Some walls are stone. The windows are double glazed and fitted with shutters to keep out the summer heat.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment sleeps 2 people. The apartment comprises a comfortable salon with integral kitchen facilities plus - CD/DVD player, Satellite TV (free view). All necessary bedding and shower towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for use around the swimming pool or we can provide them on request. Individual patios. Herbs are grown for your use: thyme, sage, chives, bay, rosemary. If the patio is too hot for you, there is a lawn with the shade of a tree. There are plenty of grounds for a picnic or a strole. There are 2 other apartments for like minded people. Guest's comments: Joe & Lesley O'Rourke. Thank you both for a wonderful time. I know it's different when you live there, but it seems like a dream life to us! You have created a superb holiday environment! The facilities are of a very high standard- both the barn and the pool are lovely. All I can say is 'well done' to you all. You must have worked really hard to get started and we wish you well for the future.

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