About the home
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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Rouffiac Lake, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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 Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
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.
The Lanouaille / Angoisse area
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.
How to get there
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We recommend you drive down or hire a car at the airport as you will need transport if you wish to explore the area.
Low cost flights (from as little as 1p + tax) are available flying into Limoges airport (1 hour to the north) and Bergerac airport (1.30 hours south west) with Ryanair/Flybe. Current flights available are:
Limoges / Bergerac to/from Liverpool, East Midlands, Stansted with Ryanair;
Bergerac to/from Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Limoges to/from Southampton with Flybe. Visit www.ryanair.com or www.flybe.com for flight availability, departure times and prices.
Car hire is available at either airport. Web links are available from both the Ryanair and Flybe web sites.
It is a day’s drive from the English Channel (7.30 hours excluding stops to Dover).
Activities near Lanouaille
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
02 Oct 2012
We received a warm welcome to this lovely gite. While it is in a very peaceful location, it is also a very convenient base from which to do some sight-seeing and visit so many amazing towns, markets, historic sites, and other attractions. If you haven't done your research, there is a large selection of brochures in the gite for all the local attractions.
The gite itself is spacious, well appointed and spotlessly clean.
The lake is a wonderful bonus at the end of the lane, with a wooded path all round, man-made beach and many watersports activities. With so much to do and see in the area, we only got to use the pool one afternoon.
Thanks again for your hospitality.
24 Sep 2012
We stayed at the gites for a family wedding at the chateaux durantie. The Gites are clean mordern comfortable and pleasant, with swimming pool in quiet location. These have all the amenities you... more
30 Aug 2012
Set in a magical setting, very peaceful. Well appointed apartment. Great pool with amazing views. Would thoroughly recommend for a peaceful relaxing holiday. As there is only 3, one bedroom apartments it means there is a maximum of 6 people that you have to share the pool with. Would be great place for 3 couples to rent the whole place.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Rate||24 Nov 12||22 Jun 13||£ 315||£ 50||£ 50||2 Nights|
|Mid Rate||22 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 345||£ 55||£ 55||2 Nights|
|High Rate||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 380||£ 60||£ 60||1 Week|
|Mid Rate||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 345||£ 55||£ 55||2 Nights|
|Low Rate||28 Sep 13||21 Jun 14||£ 315||£ 50||£ 50||2 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Special rates for long-term winter lets.
Flexible change over day so you can take advantage of cheaper flights, except late July/August Sat - Sat preferred but please ask, as we try to be flexible. Why not break the journey and stop off for a couple of nights on your way south or back up to the channel?
Payment by cheque or transfer.
20% deposit required to secure the booking. Full payment 6 weeks before arrival or in full if booked less than 6 weeks before arrival.
We do not ask for a security deposit and there is no extra cleaning charge, we prefer to trust you to leave it as you found it! However, you will be charged for any breakages.
Bed and Breakfast option for short stays 2.50€ per person. Perhaps you are going to a wedding at chateau La Durantie, Lanouaille (4 miles).Enquire now
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