Rouffiaguet offers a relaxing stay for couples. – Home 18067 Gite
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Rouffiaguet offers a relaxing stay for couples. – Home 18067
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- min stay varies
Gite / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.5 km
- Swimming pool
- Not suitable for children
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
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, caves, surprising gardens, canoeing, walking, cycling, fishing, or simply picturesque villages and countryside to chill out and unwind in. Situated in gently rolling countryside adjacent to the Lac de Rouffiac 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 (late June, 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 (July/Aug). There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding villages and the local town. The market town of St Yrieix (famous for the
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, caves, surprising gardens, canoeing, walking, cycling, fishing, or simply picturesque villages and countryside to chill out and unwind in. Situated in gently rolling countryside adjacent to the Lac de Rouffiac 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 (late June, 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 (July/Aug). There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding villages and the local town. 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, apple orchards, chestnut and walnut plantations and the Perigordine gourmet delights of foie gras and canard. 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! Ideal for young couples or empty nesters!
We expect you to leave the gîte clean for our next guests but if you don't want the hassle, we will clean it for you for 25€.
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.
Further details indoors
Contained within the sympathetically restored barn with a mix of clean modern interior and old world charm, with stone walls and exposed beams. 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 dining area. 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. Clothes horse. Hairdryer. Extension lead for English plugs. Iron and ironing board. Washing machine at the house. 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, 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.
Location description from owner
The 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.
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.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 05 Mar 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Gite has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Dec 2006. Located in Lanouaille, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £302 to £388.
The Owner has a response rate of 93% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Mar 2017.
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– based on 10 reviews
- Very Good
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.
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.
“Ideal gite for 2!”
Lovely gite - spotlessly clean with everything you could need for a relaxing week. Lots of tourist information. Chris and Alexandra were on-hand to help if you needed them. St Yrieix is a lovely town and there's plenty to do if you fancy venturing further afield. The pool was welcome on the hot days.
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