Famhouse, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border - Peaceful Location, Stunning Views
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We have lived in France for several years now and run two businesses, our gites and also a tree surgery business. Both of these allow us to make the most of the lovely countryside and glorious weather. We look forward to welcoming you to Le Grand Juvet.
Maxine purchased this House in 2008
Why Maxine chose La Roche-l'Abeille
We fell in love with this part of France. Its a beautiful area with lots of trees and lush countryside. The locals really could not have been nicer to us and we have been made so welcome. We often come home to find a neighbour has left surplus veg on our doorstep. Lots of people say its like the UK was 40 years ago when nobody had to lock doors and everyone was keen to help everyone else. Oh and coming from Scotland the weather has been a huge bonus, proper seasons and lots of sun in summer time!
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The farmhouse is beautiful in a gorgeous quiet location, Maxine and Darren could not be more helpful, even supplying milk bread and the few essentials you would need on arrival. We will definitely be booking to go back next year
Idyllic setting with fantastic hosts
This was a stunning place to stay, both the property itself, and the surrounding area. It's very spacious both inside and out, and a very safe environment for children. The combination of the pool, games room, and the farm animals was enough to keep everyone entertained, but there are also plenty of places to visit in the local vicinity. We enjoyed cycle rides, pony trekking, a day in Espace Hermeline (tree top adventure, velorail, zip wires), and a few visits to nearby towns. Hosts Maxine and Darren couldn't have been more welcoming, and were able to offer plenty of information on where to go.
Beautiful property in a lovely location
We stayed here, in the farmhouse, late May / early June 2018.
The property was lovely, and more than big enough for the 6 of us (4 adults, 2 children). It has been beautifully furnished, and was well-equipped with everything we needed for our stay.
The outdoor space is fantastic - we made good use of the pool, outside seating areas and BBQ, and enjoyed meeting the horses and chickens! The games room was also a welcome addition.
The house is in a very quiet area, but within easy reach of many beautiful locations, and a wide-range of activities. Particular favourites with the children were the aquarium at Limoges, the Parc Zoo Reynoud, and L'Aquopolis (family swimming pool), all within half an hour drive. The caves at Grotte De Villars, near the beautiful town of Brantome, was also well worth a trip out, as was Lac De Vassiviere (a lake in the hills, with stunning scenery).
Many thanks go to Maxine and Darren, the fantastic owners, who were on hand to assist with anything needed, and gave us some great recommendations for places to visit locally. We had a lovely stay, and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, but with enough to do to keep you occupied.
Simply bliss. We stayed at Juvet for a week with the family. Bit if a mission to get there, more my dodgy driving and getting lost on the scenic route than their fault, but having a car with a good sat nav or a good map will get you there safely. The location is rural but more than perfect for the weeks stay. First impressions are WOW (yes in capitals). The interior decor is beautiful and Maxine and Darren have spent time, money and glorious ideas getting it right. Each room is just spot on in rustic French farm charm. Downstairs is nicely laid out and the kitchen has everything you need, the downstairs bathroom and bedroom are huge and the bed is very comfortable. The upstairs is lovely with a double and two singles room plus another bathroom. The outside is lovely with rolling countryide and a delightful pool, big enough for the kids to spend their hours in there. The hidden gem is the games room which the kids found out with table tennis, darts, table football etc. This kept them entertained. However Maxine and Darren are great, they allowed my lot to feed/take out the horses which they loved especially Scooby. They happily spent time talking with us and telling us what was around. For my boy the joys of capturing little lizards just made his day! Night time it gets very dark with no light pollution and we encountered a terrific thunder storm, with no light pollution it was amazing and just showed you how rural you are. For food shopping as said just doen the road is St Yriex La Perche are a number of supermarkets and petrol stations. For us it was a great spot as you are close enough to most things within a half hour drive or sometimes sightly longer. For kids take them to Bussiere Galant and Espace Hermeline you have the Go Ape style climbing, Velo rail for Cycling, 400m zip wire across a lake and swimming areas if you wish. It really was great fun and an experience . Further afield and near Limgoges is Ordour-sur-Glane, a step back in time WW2 village that will get you thinking - more of pondering time than a funfilled adventure for the kids but worth a visit to explain. Also have a trip to Brantmone a lovely town with a market on fridays and a beautiful place to visit for both clidren and parents, if you want to do Kayaking - book it early! As said it really was a lovely place to stay and everything was great, so good and welcoming that we had to buy a gift for Maxine and Darren for being great hosts and to say thank you.
Fabulous, spacious, idyllic place to stay
We really enjoyed our two weeks at La Roche l'Abeille and everything about it. It was lovely to have such large rooms, particularly the dining kitchen and bathroom. The pool is very private and in a beautiful setting with the owner's 3 horses in the field beyond.
The accommodation is very well equipped and very clean and we were extremely comfortable.
We would not hesitate to come and stay again in the future.
Thank you Maxine and Darren for being such warm and friendly hosts.
A peaceful retreat
My wife and I, along with our dog Riley, spent 2 great weeks in the Farmhouse. A spacious property that became our home from home. For us it was a perfect way for us to forget about the hustle and bustle of our home town. It's rural setting meant that days could go by before you even heard the sound of a passing car. We particularly like exploring new locations and walks nearby for Riley.
The property has everything you need. It was neat and tidy and everything in working order. Darren and Maxine (owners) were on hand for useful advice and a good natter. Absolutely lovely hosts.
I would without doubt recommend this property to others.
Lots of lake beaches and lake swimming available within a 15 minute drive. During the summer all have a life guard and there are various other activities/facilities on offer, diving platforms, pedaloes, cafes, velo rail, canoe hire etc. We can advise on the best ones for your needs.
An easy 40 minute drive from Limoges airport. An easy hours drive from Brive airport. Approx two hours from Bergerac and Poitiers airports.
Approx seven hours drive from the ferry ports. The French motorways are excellent so it really is quite a pleasant trip!
4km to nearest village (which has an excellent restaurant open for lunches and dinner), 14km to the medieval town of St Yrieix la Perche which provides a choice of four large supermarkets, many restaurants to suit all budgets, bars, a weekly market and an excellent selection of shops. A new leisure centre has opened which offers indoor and outdoor pools with flumes and wave machine for the kids and spa facilities and gym for the grown ups. There are numerous Chateaux to visit locally.