Spacious Farmhouse With Heated Private Pool In The Heart Of The Dordogne Region
- english, french
About Alec Robshaw
Alec and Annie - a retired engineer and his potter wife who likes to cook and eat off the land. Having bought the property in 2006 we have been living here permanently since 2010 and have been heavily involved (i.e. hands-on) with the development throughout. If you want to know how to install a septic tank or acquaint yourselves with French plumbing methods, then just ask! Although living on site a great deal of attention has been paid to privacy, having enjoyed many years of family holidays ourselves where we just wanted to ‘escape’. Please rest assured that we will be as unobtrusive as is humanly possible and are only here to ensure that your stay is trouble-free and totally relaxing.
Alec Robshaw purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Alec Robshaw chose Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac
Classic 'this is the one' syndrome, after an extensive search.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Very quiet, standing within its own 10 acres but surrounded by many hectares of woods and farmland - but at the same time the local town is within easy reach and can satisfy most of our daily needs. For leisure, it is on the doorstep to some wonderful attractions and the nearby Vezere valley is outstanding, offering kayaking / canoeing trips and the whole region offers a wide range of interesting towns and villages, pre-history sites and beautiful scenery. Regional capital city Perigueux is less than half an hour's drive and provides many cultural, shopping and tourist activities.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside only
Only outside peak season
Kids will love the pool facilities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great family holiday and excellent pool facility
We had a great holiday at La Perode. Alec and Annie were attentive hosts but not "in your face". The pool area is wonderful - a really good sized pool, super safe fencing and child proof gate, and everything you need in one place so you don't need to leave for snack and toilet runs.
A lovely week in a great location with wonderful hosts. Everything we had hoped for. Thank you.
La Maison du Pain
Lovely location, very quiet with some walks straight from accommodation. Very comfortable well equipped villa with good sleeping facilities. Very friendly and helpful owners, who made us feel very welcome. Great swimming pool complex with lovely eating area for lunch and evenings. Lovely local village within walking distance, convenient supermarket and boulangerie.
Lovely property, lovely area, and great hosts
La Perode is lovely, with plenty of room to have your own space as couples if you want to, and all the facilities you need for hot days up at the pool. There's easy access to everyday shops, and more than enough to see and do within an hour's drive. Alec and Annie are gracious and helpful yet unobtrusive hosts, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay.
Thank you for a wonderful review. It was a delight having you all here with us and we are very happy that you all enjoyed your stay. Many thanks also for the gardening advice and our only hope is that you follow through on your threat to come back sometime soon....
Beautiful property in peaceful surroundings with fantastic pool area.
We were a family of 8 adults and a dog. The owners (who live next door) were very welcoming and on arrival gave us a quick tour of the house and pool area. We immediately felt at home in the beautiful house and peaceful surroundings.
During our stay we made plenty of use of the fantastic pool area with pool, sun loungers, and shady dining area with a huge gas BBQ, fridge and all the dining utensils you need. There is also table tennis which kept us amused at times.
Everything for the house and pool area has been thought of and all of the fixtures, fittings and equipment are high quality.
The owners are very discreet but also on hand for a friendly chat or to give help and advice.
The property is ideally located to explore the surrounding area and everything that the Dordogne has to offer.
Within walking distance there is a lovely little restaurant called l'Olive Bleue; we ate there a couple of times and the food was really good.
It was a brilliant two weeks and we thought the house and pool were great value for money and better equipped compared to similar properties we have stayed in.
Loved everything about this holiday and would definitely recommend to others.
Many thanks for your kind response, especially given the changeable weather you sadly experienced. At least it prompted you to explore this beautiful region whilst taking full advantage of the pool area when the sun did make a welcome appearance. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we hope you keep your promise to return.
Alec et Annie
Great place for a family to stay at in the Dordogn
A great time was had by us, our Son and Daughter in law and three Grandchildren during our stay at La Perode. The Area is outstanding with so many lovely Villages and Towns to visit and the facilities provided at La Perode met everything we were looking for. I would have no hesitation in recommending La Perode to others.
To be honest, the pleasure was all ours. It is very satisfying to see folks enjoying their stay and a pleasure to have such a friendly bunch on site for a couple of weeks. All the very best.
Whether you are looking for a retreat to true peace and quiet, a central location for the many local attractions, family-focused relaxation or an energetic cycling / kayaking / walking holiday, La Perode offers this and more. Nearby Rouffignac enjoys a popular Sunday market and even has its own grotte (‘cave of the hundred mammoths’) which is part of one of the most extensive underground systems in the region. A subterranean train takes you over 2kms into these caves and it is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.