Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 30km

A Unique Holiday Experience for Disability!

Domaine du Sourire is a small family-run complex of gites in sunny Dordogne, South West France. We provide accomodation which not only meets the physical needs of disabled guests but also offers a non-judgemental, safe and secure environment for families experiencing any form of disability. Our aim is for guests to have fun and relax by enjoying our many onsite facilities with the knowledge that a qualified support worker is at hand to offer a much needed respite service.

There are 4 gites, 3 of which are fully adapted for wheelchair users, all newly renovated to a high standard, with fully equipped modern kitchens, satelite TVs, Wi-Fi and private terrace.

All wheelchair-adapted gites have bedrooms on the ground floor with adjacent wetrooms, with shower seats and support handrails. Kitchens have lowered worktop, sink and hob. All switches and sockets are at an accessible height. The car park has a setdown point for wheelchair and all of the facilites within the enclosed grounds of the complex are accessible to wheelchairs via flat pathways.

Facilities include:-

Indoor soft playroom

Indoor sensory room

Indoor playroom

Fully adapted & enclosed solar-heated swiiming pool with ramp/wheelchair

Sensory, themed wall leading to hidden sensory garden

9 hole crazy golf course

External play area, including sand-pit, trampolines, boules/bocca court, basketball area and swings - including specialist wheelchair-adapted swing

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aubeterre River Beach 30 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 120 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Situated just over the Charente/Dordogne border this is officially one of the sunniest parts of France. Whilst our location is very rural with lots of outdoor space and surrounded by fields and woodland, we are conveniently situated for visiting many of France's most poplular towns and cities such as Bordeaux, Cognac, Aubeterre and Brantome. Besides all of the onsite facilities a short drive will take you to river beaches for kayaking, golf courses, archery and horse-riding stables.


Champagne-et-Fontaine is our nearest village. It is a couple of minutes drive away or, if you are feeling more energetic, feel free to borrow one of the bikes (or even the tandem!). Here you will find a grocery shop with all the basic essentials. There is a local bar where you can also buy tobacco. Larger supermarkets (plus banks, chemists, tabacs, butchers and bakers) can be found in the nearby towns of Villebois and Riberac. There are also a variety of restaurants to choose from in the surrounding area as well as various bustling local markets.