This luxurious holiday gite is in a stunning area of the Dordogne countryside with many beautiful local walks on our doorstep.
Les Bardeaux Gite is at the end of a quiet little hamlet, within the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne, but still close enough to enjoy local villages, towns and attractions, with our closest village just 3 and a half kms away, which offers a patisserie/boulangerie, post office, hairdressers, info site, pub, creperie and restaurant. Once a week (currently on Sundays) the pizza van comes too. Our nearest supermarket is just 15 minutes drive away. We are just 50 mins drive from Limoges airport.
Set in gorgeous grounds, ideal for families and dogs, Les Bardeaux offers peace and tranquility and a chance to recharge your batteries. The ethos is all about enjoying nature: with our own woodlands, meadow, natural swimming pool, wood-fired hot-tub and hammock seats for you to enjoy.
Les Bardeaux Gite is a very family-friendly place to stay. The gite itself has a child safety-gate at the top of the stairs, a baby bath, changing mat, cot, high chair and play-pen.
There is an outside play area, with a swing/rope apparatus and a slide; and also games provided: boules (petanque), tennis, badminton, football, basketball, a mini ride-on toy tractor (pedal) and table-tennis.
There is a natural swimming pool, with a shallow paddling area for young children. It is a really beautiful to look at and to swim in. Because it is a natural pool, the liner can be slippery, so guests may wish to bring rubber beach shoes. Lots of wildlife is attracted to the pool, including a resident kingfisher (there are no fish in the pool), dragonflies, frogs and newts.
The wood-fired hot-tub is very popular, which is lit at night with solar fairy lights. I provide the wood for guests to light the stove and heat the water. (Children must be supervised at all times by an adult for the pool and hot-tub).
There are a variety of bikes for guests to use for free, including a baby seat and a bike with stabilisers, although you will need to bring your own cycle helmets. The woods and the grounds here are a natural children's playground and children love the tractor and the quad bike!
My hens are always extremely popular with children and I love it if they want to join me to feed them by hand and help collect the eggs.
I have my own very friendly and loveable cocker spaniels, Molly and Diesel. They love people and other dogs and are always full of enthusiasm and energy. I understand how difficult it can be to find truly dog-friendly accommodation and whole-heartedly welcome your dog/s to Les Bardeaux Gite.
We are spoilt for choice for walks right on our doorstep and have 7 and a half acres of woodland and meadows for you to exercise your dog in. If you need a dog-sitter or dog-walker then I am always very willing to help, if I can. We can also provide a dog crate and/or doggy blankets.
I love nature and am trying to be as eco-friendly as I can. I recycle as much as possible and encourage guests to do the same; grow my own organic fruit and vegetables and keep free-range hens for lovely fresh eggs, all of which guests can buy when available; There is a wood-burning hot-tub for guests and a natural swimming pool. I do not need to use chemicals in the hot-tub or the natural swimming pool, so it is so much kinder on your skin and feels so much nicer to bathe in.
The area around Les Bardeaux is breath-taking. There are countless walks right on our doorstep, through woods and hamlets, around lakes and meadows. It is paradise for ramblers, nature lovers, dog-walkers and cycling.
The nearest village, Abjat-sur-Bandiat, is just 3 and a half kms away. It is possible to walk there along the walking tracks and takes about 45 minutes. If you're not feeling that energetic, it is just a few minutes in the car, or a short cycle ride away.
La Ferme du Lac is a lovely 17th century restored farmhouse bar/restaurant nestles at the bottom of a wooded valley with its own lake. It’s a lovely place for relaxing over a drink in the sunshine. It is possible to walk there along the footpaths, taking about 45 mins. It is just a few minutes’ drive away, or you can cycle there.
Les Bardeaux is in the Perigord Vert (Green Perigord) region of the Dordogne where there are countless outdoor activities, towns/villages, historical buildings/chateaux and caves, and swimming lakes to visit.