About the property
- Barn2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; comfortably sleeps from 2 to 9 people
'Kabarole' is a new barn conversion creating a comfortable and spacious holiday home. It has complete privacy from the beautiful 12th Century 'manoir' sharing the same property and overlooks acres of meadow in the valley with mature trees and sheep. The living/dining room with stone fireplace is over 6Osqm. A mezanine area upstairs has WIFI access, TV/DVD and games for children. All ground floor rooms (including two bedrooms) open out on to a south-facing veranda which runs the full length of the building. The house is easily accessed by wheelchair and one bathroom has been specifically designed for people with disabilities. The occupants can choose to have exclusive use of the 6 x 12m swimming pool which has been built into the hillside above 'Kabarole'.
Access: There are three airports within easy reach of Ribérac (no more than 90 minutes drive). Bergerac is the closest and now served by both Ryanair and Flybe flying to many UK destinations including London Stansted, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham and Southampton. Mérignac Airport at Bordeaux is served regularly by Air France, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and many other airlines operating across Europe. Angoulême will be opening to flights from the UK in 2008. Several car hire companies service both Bergerac and Mérignac Airports.
Trains run to Angoulême (from Paris and Bordeaux) and Périgueux (from Lyon and Paris via Limoges).
Siorac de Ribérac: 'Kabarole' is a comfortable holiday home created from a barn conversion 2005-2006. It is located next to La Meynardie, a local 'manoir' of considerable charm and character which dates back to the 12th Century. The manoir has had a close historic association with the Romanesque church of Siorac de Ribérac which is perched on the hillside a short walk up the valley. The village of Siorac de Ribérac is situated on the 'Circuit Roman' which attracts a number of visitors to the historic church especially during the summer. Siorac hosts a four day fête every year in July which is a popular event in the region. The village now has a very attractive restaurant/bar with tables available outside in summer. Siorac is six kilometres south of Ribérac which has excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and a renowned Friday market which spreads through the town.
Local area: Siorac de Ribérac is on the edge of the Forêt de la Double, a nature reserve of woodland, lakes and small roads well suited to walking, cycling and the chance to see wild boar, deer, as well as a wide range of bird life. The nearby lake of La Jemaye and the river Dronne offer scenic picnic sites, canoeing, swimming,fishing and other recreational activities.
The cathedral city of Périgueux is 30 minutes drive east of Ribérac. Besides the commercial and recreational facilities (hypermarkets, theatre, cinemas, golf and indoor bowling), it has a beautifully restored historic centre, Roman archaeological sites and a museum of prehistory. The Dordogne valley, the prehistoric caves of Les Eyzies and the dramatic landscapes further east around Rocamadour and Pasirac are all within a day's drive.
Bergerac, the old inland wine port on the river Dordogne is less than one hour's drive south of Ribérac. Bergerac has a very colourful, traditional market set in the heart of the old town. Note: In early 2013 'Kabarole was evaluated by the Committee of Tourism for the Department of the Dordogne and was officially awarded a 'Three Star' classification for its accommodation and facilities.
Judith & Nigel Nicholson
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 26, 2018
Why Judith & Nigel Nicholson chose Périgueux
This house is a unique setting for all family/group of friends. Spacious that both young and old feel the comfort of the house.
What makes this Barn unique
Security of neighbours next door who are there all the time.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Disappointing stay but very pleasant hosts and beautiful area
We unfortunately were quite disappointed with our stay. Our biggest problem was that the property was not clean, but also, all the bedrooms had not been cleaned and prepared for us to stay, despite renting the entire property.
The hosts are very pleasant and the surrounding area is fantastic but unfortunately it was not a very relaxing stay for us and we ended up leaving the property 2 days early.
I disagree with the comments as I personally attended the cleaning of the house. On arrival I took you around and asked anything you are not happy with? Answer was No. Following day came to check if all was okay and you needed some attendance to other things, answer was no apart from warming the house which I did. Departing early, when asked, you told me " it was to cut the journey short for the sake of the baby" Would be very helpful to raise your complaints to the owner straight away and everything is attended to on the spot as we are more than happy to do so. Sorry about that but it should not happen in future if mentioned straight away. Hope you will visit again very happy to give you the service you need. Many thanks.
Lovely character property and great for a relaxing holiday
We stayed at Meynardie and had a fabulous time. The property is a converted barn that sleeps 8 with ease and is very spacious inside. Being made with very thick walls it is also very cool which with outside temperatures on 34 degrees when we were there made for very comfortable living. The pool has been recently refurbished and has lovely views and a shaded area should you wish to escape the sun.
The village of Siorac de Riberac is a tiny Gem and the Restaurant well worth a visit, and they will also do your bread and croissants on request. You are about 10 km away from Riberac which has a number of restaurants and Supermarkets, and we found it a great base for touring the area.
The Hosts were extremely welcoming and the holiday very relaxing and so quiet.
Thank you to have chosen our house for your holiday, and what a small world that we knew people in common in the old days. It was great catching up on all the history and your comments were well received. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and the weather was on your side too. Thank you too for leaving the house tidy, it made my day easier preparing for the next guests. We hope to see you in the near future with your friends and family.
A wonderful return visit to this beautiful house
We first came 4 years ago and loved everything about this property, so we came back for exactly the same two weeks - coinciding with the local village fete - 4 days of celebrations and activities from fireworks to brocante, crepes to bumper cars, something for everyone as our party spanned three generations from 7 to 80.
The house and grounds are superb, lovely spacious rooms with a fantastic verandah linking everything together and a wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining whatever the weather. The pool is stunning and a very peaceful spot to while away the hours.
The nearby lake at Jemaye is a great spot for a change of scene, a sandy beach with cordoned off swimming area, water sports and a couple of cafes and bistro plus lots of shade and waterside walks.
We ate fantastically at Le Donzac in the neighbouring village of St Sulpice de Roumagnac, a simple but very French restaurant, and for a more elegant meal try Hostellerie Les Griffons at Bourdeilles (on the way to Brantome). The local village restaurant Le Lavoir is also worth a try and a particularly lovely place to sit. The owner at Le Lavoir is most kind and helpful, sorting our breakfast orders for the fortnight and generally just looking after us whenever we visited.
Our hosts, Judith and Nigel, could not have been more helpful in making our stay comfortable. Nothing seemed too much trouble and they really helped make our holiday relaxing.
RECUPERATING GET AWAY
My husband and I needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and we chose 'Kabarole' in the south of france as the perfect destination. We were indeed refeshed when we finally left. Accomodation is excellent, clean and well maintained and the surroundings are magnificent. We went out for long walks and the peace and quiet is exactly what we needed.
The hosts were very pleasant and made our stay so pleasurable we decided we would visit kabarole on a yearly basis.
I have in turn recommended it to all my friends.
We spent a week at the property in August 2007. It was idyllic. Judith and Nigel were extremely warm and welcoming and an invaluable source of local information. The house was spaceous, spotless and extremely comfortable with all the amenities we needed. The kitchen was very well equipped and user friendly wihch meant that cooking, far from being a necessary chore, became an enjoyable and integral part of the holiday, especially with the abundance of local produce. The markets in the area are wonderful, not just for food but for a whole range of local arts and crafts. We visitied the small restaurant in the picturesque village a couple of times during the week. The food was excellent and the atmosphere friendly and understated. It is well worth a visit and the short walk back is ideal for clearing the head after several bottles of wine to accompany the meal.
There is plently to do and see in the local area, especially for families. Canoeing, horse-riding and visting local vinyards being among the activities available. The children, more often than not, were happy to spend the day by the pool or exploring the local area with the help of Max, Judith and Nigel's friendly dog who was as good as any tour guide of the village.
I would recommend this property to anyone, families in particular. We had such an enjoyable week last year that we are returning this summer.
we spent 3 weeks in this house last year in July and will spend 4 weeks this year
we're already looking forward to being there, because we felt at home - the location is superb, the equipement very good, the owners are most helpful and kind, and the region is full of nice places to see and to eat.
'Kabarole' is on the same property as 'La Meynardie' a manoir of considerable charm and character dating back to the 12th Century. La Meynardie is just a short walk from Siorac de Ribérac, a picturesque village with a Romanesque church. The village has an attractive restaurant/bar with tables outside. Siorac is on the edge of the Forêt de la Double, a nature reserve of woodland, lakes and small roads well suited to walking, cycling and local wild life. The nearby lake of La Jemaye and the river Dronne offer scenic picnic sites, canoeing, swimming and other activities.
Other Activities: canoeing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include gas, water, electricity, WIFI access, bed linen, towels and shared use of swimming pool (with owners only) for up to eight persons plus(a baby). Exclusive use of swimming pool is available at Pounds 150 per week supplement. Bookings secured with advance payment of half the rent. Balance must be paid six weeks in advance. Security deposit of Pounds 230 should be paid with balance.