About This Listing
Converted Stone Piggery with views onto rolling Countryside.
Sleeps 2 (possibly 4). 1 bedroom, converted piggery with sunny stone patio and with views over fruit orchard in the grounds of the main house. Located 1.5km from a village with restaurant, cafe and post office. 7km to both Payzac and Lanouaille villages with supermarkets, banks, boulangeries, restaurants and open market. 12km to Rouffiac lake and leisure centre for water skiing, boating or swimming. Visit Pompadour for horse trials and its chateau, Unesco listed prehistoric art caves at Lascaux. Lots of local markets with locally grown produce.
A charming, converted stone piggery in a peaceful fruit orchard in rolling Dordogne countryside. Sunny stone patio with views over fruit orchard, patio dining table and chairs, parasol, 2 sun loungers. There are many lovely spots to eat in the orchard. In season there are cherry, greengage, fig, pear nectarine, peach, and apple trees as well as blackcurrant and other fruit bushes trees. Mature cedar and chestnut trees. The Piggery enjoys privacy in the grounds of the main house.
Fully equipped open plan kitchen with original stone walls, double sink drainer, gas cooker with oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave.
One large high ceiling mezzanine bedroom with one large super- king sized mattress placed on the sea-grass floor, bohemian-style under the rafters. Views onto front garden and large velux roof window. Not suitable for children under three years of age.
Large open plan living and dining room with convertible double sofa bed, satellite TV, radio, table and chairs and period sideboard. Books in French and English, games, local maps and brochures. All downstairs and terrace is wheelchair accessible.
All laundry except towels is provided with a cleaning charge of 30 euros (40 euros if more than 2 occupancy) payable direct to the housekeeper at key handover. Please wash all crockery before leaving.
Car essential. Downstairs bathroom with tiled shower. Easy access between garden, patio and living area with extra sleeping accommodation on the ground floor.
Play golf at the 18th century Domaine d'Essendieras (10km) near the fortress town of Excideuil (includes swimming and restaurants and BBQ nights). The beautiful and very popular Rouffiac leisure centre is 12kms away (pedalos, boating, swimming with lifeguard, water skiing, excellent restaurant and snack bar). Entrance is free.
'The Piggery' is set in a tiny hamlet of 5-6 houses within 1.5km walk to the pretty village of Savignac-Ledrier with its Chateau and ancient Forge on the picturesque River Auvezere. You can eat out in the excellent restaurant here and also buy your morning baguette. Horse riding (2km). A 7km drive takes you on to the pleasant larger village of Payzac with a supermarket and a wider choice of restaurants and bars and a bank. The property is ideal for birdwatching, walking the Auvezere Circuit which takes you along the Auvezere river gorge, for river canoeing or water skiing at the Rouffiac Lake. There is a wealth local markets within a few kilometres, Objat on a Sunday morning and Excideuil markets on Thursday are popular. Recently opened is the Domaine d'Essendieras (8km) an impressive 18 century estate with BBQ nights to life accordion music in the grounds as well as upmarket dining, golf and swimming. Hugely popular with our guests is the Domaine d'Essendieras (8km) an impressive 18 century estate with BBQ nights to live accordion music in the grounds, golf and swimming, as well as dining in fabulous surroundings at reasonable prices (from 14 euros). Visit the beautifully laid out gardens of Hautefort Chateau (20km).Over the border in the department of Correze is Pomadour where you can visit France's national stud farm, horse races and the chateau of Madame de Pompadour. The delightful town of St Yrieix (15 km) with its summer night market, is where the fine kaolin clay for Limoges porcelain was discovered. Visit the fascinating porcelain museum and don't miss the 12th century illuminated Bible (one of only three in France) in the library. The lively 'truffle city' of Perigueux (50km) is one of France's gastronomic centres.
In July and August rentals are from Sat - Sat- minimum of 5 days.
3 day minimum rental in other months.
All laundry except towels is provided with a cleaning charge of 30 euros (40 euros if more than 2 occupancy) payable direct to the housekeeper at key handover. Please wash all crockery before leaving
About the Host, David
David is a lecturer in English at a British University, creative writer and organiser of writing retreats (website hidden)
Michele teaches French and English and organises French residential courses for all levels at our house in France (website hidden)
David and Michele are both Francophiles and have lived in France a collective 10 years. When not in Cambridge, we run intensive French residential courses in our house, 'Le Verger' (Dordogne) and its converted gite in the grounds, 'La Porcherie' (The Piggery). Both enthusastic teachers, our courses give all our students a massive confidence boost in French at beginner, GCSE and A level French. Our new course : French for living and holidays.
David is a writer and teaches creative writing. Contact us if you are interested in a Writer's Retreat: space, peace and quiet and time to write that novel or memoire with all meals (including wine) and guidance if needed. For both French and Writing Retreats, get a group of 4 or more together and get your place discounted....