Les Jalons is a renovated stone farmhouse with three bedrooms (one with its own staircase), set in the hills in a very tranquil and picturesque corner of the Dordogne, close to the ancient town of Excideuil, the château at Hautefort and only five minutes drive or 20 minutes walk from the lake at Rouffiac where you can enjoy the beach, swimming, canoeing, pedaloes and water-skiing.
Whilst under an hour from the mega-attractions of the Dordogne such as Lascaux II at Montignac (paleolithic cave paintings, 17,000 years old), Les Jalons offers peace and tranquillity, time to sunbathe and barbecue in the half-acre garden, part of which is surrounded by mature trees and has views across a walnut orchard to the valley beyond. A lovely place to relax and unwind.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Man-made beach at Rouffiac 4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 70 km, Nearest railway: St Yrieix le Perche 19 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Dordogne is lush and green but enjoys a lot of hot weather from June to September. Add to that a wealth of attractive towns and villages, tourist attractions of worldwide standing and countryside that is a joy to walk, cycle or even drive through and you have the perfect recipe for a relaxing and interesting summer holiday.
In the north of the Dordogne, yet close to the Corrèze and the Limousin, Lanouaille and Payzac are thriving small communities set in beautiful wooded countryside that is run through with river valleys. Charming old villages can be found in and around those valleys offering a host of interesting local shops and good restaurants. If you head south, you are soon in the Dordogne heartland of major tourist attractions, but if you head north, you are soon in Limoges' porcelain area with bargains to be had at all and any of the manufacturers' shops. Just 15 minutes away is St. Yrieix with evening markets, many good but inexpensive restaurants, a fantastic chocolate shop and a wonderful patisserie that is open all day on Sundays!