Welcome to Aillac -
A 17th Century Farmhouse in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park.
Our farmhouse in Aillac is a spacious, stone farmhouse offering comfortable accommodation for a holiday rental for up to 11 people in four bedrooms. It has been renovated with all the character maintained. The 10m by 5m private swimming pool is fully terraced and alarmed and is for your exclusive use. The farmhouse is completely private, set in 7 acres of its' own grounds within the Perigord-Limousin National Park.
Aillac is a small hamlet of houses in the commune of St. Pierre de Frugie. It is situated on the edge of the Dordogne, bordering the Limousin. The cities of Limoges and Perigueux are approximately 40 minutes away. We are just 5 kms from either La Coquille or Chalus for everyday shopping and services. Limoges airport is 40 minutes away by car, so we are secluded without being isolated. Aillac has everything you need for a relaxing time in the heart of the French countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 40 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Midway between Limoges and Perigueux, the house is 2 km away from the beautiful village of St. Pierre de Frugie. Nearby are the towns of La Coquille and Chalus - where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded. The prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies and old towns such as Rocamadour, Bergerac and St. Emilion are within reasonable distance. The farmhouse is set within Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin with beautiful countryside all around.
You can fly to Limoges airport from many UK airports (see below). The airport is only about 40 minutes drive away. Alternatively you can drive from Calais within about 6-7 hours.
There are many medieval market towns within easy driving distance. Thiviers has a traditional farmers' market and Piegut has a market every Wednesday with fresh fish, oysters and local produce. Nontron, the principal town of the Perigord Vert, is not too far away with its' ancient ramparts and a fine 18th century square. The chateau at Jumilhac le Grand is also worth a visit for its' spectacular views.
The local produce of the area includes foie gras, truffles, cepes, confit and clafoutis. We even have Cep mushrooms growing in our garden for your use! Local wines cover all budgets from Bergerac to St. Emilion, and Pineau to Cognac. The vineyards in Bordeaux and distilleries in Cognac are well worth a day out to visit.
Our farmhouse is only 40 minutes from the cities of Limoges and Perigueux, both with something different to offer, including the usual tourist attractions, caves, chateaux, churches, aquariums, war memorials, museums etc. The town of Brantome, known as 'The Venice of the Perigord Vert', offers a lovely day out with canoeing in the most picturesque setting, perhaps with a picnic to follow! In this region there are plenty of fun days out to have; velo-railing (a weird combination of biking on train tracks), quad biking, Karting and Acrobois (acrobatics in the woods!) being some of the well-tried favourites. There are various swimming lakes in the vicinity and plenty of private lakes for fishing.