Is a recently renovated collection of old farm buildings nestling within the rolling Dordogne countryside, centrally located for a wide range of holiday activities. Built from the beautiful honey-coloured limestone that is a feature of the region, La Perode is set in ten acres and was until recent times a working farm. A major renovation has brought the facilities up to exacting modern standards whilst preserving their charm and harmony within the tranquility of the wider surrounding fields and woodland. Home to a glorious range of flora and fauna, it is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers, and as an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life it will hopefully exceed all expectations...
The Maison-du-Pain (literally Bread House) is estimated to be at least 150-years old and underwent a three-year refurbishment that was completed in 2013. With the new extension it consists of five bedrooms and three bathrooms alongside a well-appointed kitchen and dining / living area that augments the two private terraces. The bedrooms range from a large en-suite four-poster with its own quiet terrace, through a spacious bedroom with high ceilings and exposed beams plus a lovely private balcony, to another double bedroom, again with exposed beams located within the old part of the building. A cosy children’s room sleeps up to three whilst a loft room with low timbers offers a great retreat for a teenager, so there is ample space for one or two extended families. A cot and high chair are also available, on request.
For the 2018 season, central heating has been added for the comfort of low season clients.
Outside there is a large private terrace and seating area, partially covered, complete with BBQ and the original bread oven itself. A comfortable eight-seat round table with large umbrella provides the opportunity for wonderful alfresco dining and this sheltered and private area is a delight come morning, noon or night-time. Please look at our website (www.la-perode.com) for more details on the building layout to get a flavour of the scope of the facilities, or feel free to contact the owners who will be more than happy to help.
There are a wide selection of attractions for all the family within a short drive, whilst in-house facilities include a flatscreen TV (with surround-sound), UK (or French) satellite channels plus a wide selection of DVD’s. Wireless internet is available throughout the site, although we do hope you can leave the office behind.
A small handful of bikes are available, subject to a polite request to the owners, although a range of bikes can be rented locally or even delivered to site.
During your stay you will enjoy exclusive use of the large 12m x 6m heated swimming pool (with easy access at one end via Roman steps) which for child safety is surrounded by a security fence. Adjacent to this is a summer kitchen that provides for the preparation and cooking of meals, whilst the pool area enjoys plenty of chairs and loungers for sun worshipers alongside shady nooks for the more sensitive of skin. The additional shower, toilet and games facilities may well result in much of your holiday being spent in this well-appointed area.
The nearby village of Rouffignac is a short drive (or pleasant walk) away and can provide everything from your daily baguette to your weekly shop. Facilities include a boulangerie (specialising in exquisite pastries), a butcher and a supermarket, whilst several bar / restaurants provide a pleasant distraction, as does the busy weekly market on Sunday mornings. Although this market is held throughout the year, at the height of season it is not to be missed and the same market square hosts a number of night markets and other events over July and August. The Office de Tourisme is located next to the Mairie (Town Hall) although plenty of booklets are on hand to tempt you into day trips for sightseeing and partaking of the various local activities.
FURTHER A FIELD:
Nearby towns include Montignac and Le Bugue, which both sit astride the wonderful Vezere river. The world-famous Lascaux caves can be found near the former and for those interested in our Paleolithic ancestry they are a must-see, whereas Le Bugue offers a range of attractions including a superb aquarium and the Bournat theme park.
Regional capital Perigueux offers comprehensive shopping and tourist attractions and within an hour’s drive you will discover the delights of Bergerac and historical Sarlat. Much closer is Les Eyzies, a lovely village and site of the National Prehistoric Museum, and also a place where you can hire a canoe or kayak and enjoy a river picnic. Not forgetting the many local restaurants that will delight you with Perigordine specialities, and the vast vineyard regions where the famous Bergerac and Bordeaux appellations can be tasted.