ROUFFIAGUET is located near the borders of the Dordogne, Haute Vienne and Correze, ROUFFIAGUET is ideally placed for exploring the many places of interest in the locality, be they archaeology sites, historic chateaux, surprising gardens, canoeing, unique events or simply picturesque villages and countryside.
The market town of St Yrieix (famous for the fine white clay used in the production of the renown porcelain of Limoges) is 9 miles north with a delightful old centre. Larger market towns are Limoges to the north, Brive to the south east, south west is Perigueux and Sarlat to the south. Combining history, picturesque beauty and thriving markets are the towns of Montignac and Brantome approximately 45 minutes car journey away.
The region immediately around ROUFFIAGUET is known for it’s cattle (Limousin), apple orchards, chestnut and walnut plantations and the Perigordine gourmet delights of foie gras and confit de canard.
Situated in gently rolling countryside adjacent to the Lac de Rouffiac, the Dordogne’s largest such lake, and secluded in 4 hectares of woodland and meadows, ROUFFIAGUET offers all the tranquillity needed for a restful holiday and an ideal base from which to explore or simply soak up the sun and relax. The pool (July & August) is 12m x 5m x 1.4 so plenty of space to exercise or float around after a days sight seeing!
The lake is at the bottom of the lane. It is 5.5km to walk round. It has a sandy beach and a restaurant. There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding villages and the local town.
You could stay for 2 weeks and still not see all there is in the area so we hope you will be back for more!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rouffiac Lake 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 55 km, Nearest railway: Saint Yrieix la Perche 17 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Contained within the sympathetically restored barn, ROUFFIAGUET provides three spacious one bedroom apartments, each with a southern aspect. Even on the hottest of days the rooms stay cool as they have thick stone walls, double glazing and shutters to shade the interior from the sun.
Each apartment comprises a comfortable Salon with corner kitchen facilities, and large bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room facilities.
Sky TV (free to view)
DVD player (plays CDs as well)
Large wardrobe with shelves and full length hanging rail.
Chest of drawers
Extension lead for English plugs
Iron and ironing board available from the house. Washing machine at the house £5.
WiFi is available in the gite.
|Further details outdoors|
Patio with table and chairs, screened with plants.
The 12m x 5m x 1.4m swimming pool has a wonderful view towards the lake with a large terrace.
You are free to exercise or simply float whilst soaking up the sunshine.
The pool is shared with a maximum of 2 other like minded couples if we are full.
In the barn:Table tennis, Darts, Basket ball hoop, cards, 1 man & 1 ladies mountain bike with helmets, sofa, table and chairs.
Herbs are grown for your use: thyme, sage, rosemary, chives, bay. There is a recycling bin and bottle bank.
If the patio is too hot for you, there is a lawn under the shade of a tree. There are large grounds for stroling or for picnics. You can walk to the lake from Rouffiaguet.
We will hold a provisional booking (following a telephone call or e-mail) for 5 days after which we require a 20% deposit to secure the booking, with the balance due six weeks before the holiday.
Where no balance payment is received we cannot guarantee to continue to hold the booking.
Where a holiday is booked less than 6 weeks before arrival, the total cost is payable with the booking form.
Deposits and balances may be paid by Sterling cheque or transfer or Euros either by cheque or bank transfer.
Flexible changeover days except July/August when Sat to Sat is preferred but please ask.
The area boasts many places of interest, both to the locality and on a national scale. Archaeological sites compete with spectacular chateaux and a broad variety of ornamental gardens, each one markedly different from the next.
Prices for entrance to each vary from 8 to 12 Euros. Some offer guided tours while others allow exploration at your own pace with an information sheet/audio guide (both in English if required) to assist your visit.
Within daily travelling distance is the UNESCO World Heritage site Vallée de la Vézère with numerous prehistoric sites and caves near Les Eyzies.
It is almost impossible to travel in the area without passing a chateau and many are open to the public and have an interesting history to disclose. Here is just a sample of those worthy of a viewing:
Jumilac Le Grande is probably the closest to ROUFFIAGUET and dates, in part, from the XIII Century. As well as daytime tours, an evening tour by candle light is offered, with the guides dressed in period costume. There are 2 pleasant short walks adjacent to the chateau.
Pompadour is an elegant chateau in a central location within the charming town of the same name. As stated above, it is the home of the National Stud and its grounds are in the form of a race course and show jumping ground. There are often events organised for the equestrian fraternity.
Hautefort is probably the most spectacular of chateaux dating from the XVII century and includes parkland and formal gardens high above the picturesque village around its perimeter.
Others of interest are Coussac-Bonneval (XII century), Excideuill (X century), Bourdeilles feudal fortress, Castelnaud feudal castle (XII century) with a museum of War in the Middle Ages, and Cammarque where the ruins of a village lay hidden by vegetation for 350 years. There is also some evidence of troglodyte dwellings in the rocks around this chateau.