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A Haven of Tranquility. Perfectly placed for exploring or relaxing. - La Dame Blanche

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



La Dame Blanche

A beautiful gite newly converted from a barn. This gite has all the amenities and comforts of a modern holiday getaway whilst retaining the quirky charm of a barn conversion. English and French TV, DVD player and WiFi

Bedroom 1 has a double bed and an en suite bathroom with bath, toilet, wash hand basin and shower

Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and an en suite bathroom with toilet, wash hand basin and shower.

Downstairs is an open plan space with lounge area, toilet and wash hand basin, dining area and modern, fully equipped kitchen. The sofa, or as our french neighbours call it, "le clic clac" makes up into another double bed! The kitchen has a washing machine, dishwasher, electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer. The french doors open onto the patio with outside eating area and access to the pool. Not to mention the stunning views!

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About the property

Le Limans Gites

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Le Limans offers three new Gites. Ideal for couples, families or group. Two have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a downstairs toilet. They have been converted from the barn attached to the farmhouse. The third is a 1 bedroom Gite set across the courtyard with hot tub. Whilst offering modern facilities, open plan living, dining and kitchen space, we have retained some of the quirky charm of old french properties. Each Gite has french doors leading to it's own patio furnished with facilities for outside dining. All of the Gites have English and French TV, DVD and WiFi and well equipped kitchens with washing machine, dishwasher, fan oven, electric hob and fridge freezer. The modern insulation coupled with traditional building techniques keeps these Gite cool in summer and warm in winter. The walnut grove offers plenty of shade and space for games or relaxing in, whilst the sun terrace around the 6m x13m solar heated salt pool is a perfect place for unwinding and watching the eagles soar on the therms.

Property Manager
Tom and Rachel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Tom and Rachel

This is our new retirement adventure! We fell in love with the walnut farm and live in the farmhouse. So different from teaching!

The new Gites with magnificent swimming pool, spa hot tub, tranquil grounds and blissful views are our way of sharing a small slice of this haven. Le Limans is a tiny hamlet but the folk around us have made us so welcome and part of the community.

Tom and Rachel purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Tom and Rachel chose Festalemps

Le Limans is a perfect place for unwinding and recharging your batteries. Set on a hill we get those wonderful warm french days and stunning views. These new Gites are great for families, groups or couples. It is a great base for sight seeing in the Dordogne with Perigueux, Brantome and Bergerac about an hour away. Not to mention some lovely french villages linger over lunch.

Walking and cycling are wonderful ways to appreciate some of the stunning scenery in the Perigord Vert and we can arrange cycle hire, with all the relevant safety equipment if you wish.

Set in the Dronne valley there are plenty of opportunities for water based activities, such as canoeing and of course lazing on the river beaches, by the lake at La Jemaye or horse riding through the rolling hills. Aubeterre, with it's stunning underground Cathedral, buzzing square and winding alleyways and river beach is about 15 minutes away.

At the end of June and beginning of July the Cognac music festival is said to be one of the best blues festivals and not to be missed. Not to mention an opportunity to both see and sample the local tipple!

In August, the nearby village of Epeluche holds La Fete Nautique. Amazing creations float down the river! Watch the extravaganza, enjoy the food stalls and stay on for the music and fire works.

For car buffs The Circuit International des Remparts D'Angouleme is held in September.

What makes this farmhouse unique

So much or so little to do. Relax and unwind in this tranquil spot, venture off for a range of activities or do a combination. The 6m x13m solar heated salt water pool is a fabulous place to relax in after a hard day on holiday! For those of you choosing to stay in L'Ermitage there is the added benefit of a spa hot tub on the patio.

Soak up the last rays of the sun on your own patio, watching the birds soaring, or star gaze as the night turns on it's show!

Whatever you choose we are sure you'll enjoy being here as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were honoured to be the first guest to stay in Le Dame Blanche. we have been quite lazy (we blame the gorgeous pool!) so are not much of an authority on the area. However, our time here has been peaceful and we cannot fault our lovely hosts, Rachel and Tom.

Thank you for your passion and dedication. you've done a wonderful job and we wish you every success.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Festalemps in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Additional guests over and above those booked for in the original party will be charged a £100 supplement per night
  • Please do not use the bathroom towels by the pool
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Both bathrooms are en suite with a down stairs toilet with wash hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom one has an en suite shower room and bedroom 2 has an en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a large supermarket and good bakeries in Riberac, about 15 minutes away, which is now open on Sunday mornings. We also have links with a bike hire company who will deliver and set up your bikes and provide a "breakdown" service


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La Dame Blanche
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time. Rachel & Tom are the perfect hosts & nothing is a bother.

Thank you guys xxx

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family getaway, had everything we could have wished for!

  • 5 of 5

Le limans gîtes had everything we could have hoped for and more. Beautifully presented property and very warm welcome from the hosts who, throughout the week, made sure we had what we needed and provided excellent advice on activities in the local area for our children (on the days we managed to get them out of the pool!).

Little touches made the stay extra special, the hosts' patience with our children and the genuine interest they showed when sharing the local wildlife with them. The addition of a washing machine in the gîte was perfect for us traveling as a large family.

We will definitely be back and would highly recommend the gîtes to anyone wanting to visit this glorious part of the world!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another lovely stay at Tom & Rachels

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip back this time staying in one of the larger gites. The standard of accommodation is top class - incredibly clean and with all the facilities you need. We thouroughly enjoyed the pool during our stay - it is a lovely size, saltwater and immacuately maintained.

Tom and Rachel made us all feel so welcome again. Children are made to feel so welcome here and it is a really safe rural environment for them.

We enjoyed exploring the local area and Tom & Rachel had some new restaurant recommendations for us which were a pleasure to try. Thanks to our fantastic hosts rwe really felt we had an authentic french experience here.

I couldn't recommend staying here highly enough!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at these beautiful Gites. The owners Tom & Rachel could not do enough for us & made our stay perfect.

If you want to relax by the pool & take in the wonderful countryside view or visit the quaint picturesque villages then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real holiday gem - wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Festalemps and loved this place so much we were tempted not to tell anyone else about it!

The scenery is amazing,the views when you are sat around the pool are beautiful - the pool itself is a really good size/warm/clean (very, very nice pool one of the best I have experienced in a rental property). Our kids (aged 6 and 9) had the run of the grounds...there is swingball, a ping pong table, badminton set, a swing (a big grass area is set up with all these activties to keep kids entertained and all in the shade so works great when they are hot and need a break from the heat but dont want to be indoors). But best of all (for our kids) was 'lizard hunting' (joining forces with 2 other children holidaying in the rental next door) they had hours of fun in stalking, sighting and naming various lizards and frogs (do not underestimate how much joy this activity brings to a group of 4 under 10). The property itself is beautifully kept, exceptionally clean, well maintained and really has everything you need.

There are plenty of day trips in nearby villages, river beaches and lakes - loads to do for kids and adults. Nearby - Riberac and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne were our favourite places to visit, the market at Riberac is a must (food, clothes, tiny pigs to pet, cheese, hair wraps - a must for my daughter aged 9) and Aubeterre to eat out, potter about (very pretty/village square great to sit out and eat/drink). We also hired Kayaks in Aubeterre, we went to the river beach there which is well worth a visit (little cafe and a diving board for jumping into the river!!) . We ate out in Aubettere, the food was good/reasonable price (sorry cant remember the name of the restaurant but it was on a hill with a large split level dining terrece). We also saw loads of other good places to eat - a handmade burger /seafood/steak place on the square which was fully booked - food looked delicious). The supermarkets are a short drive, we BBQ'd alot back at the property and sat out in the evening taking in the lovely view with a few glasses of wine.

Tom and Rachel really go the extra mile to make sure your stay is the best it can be..from the welcome with a bottle of local wine to being on hand to advise on places to visit (we loved our stay here).

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking , amazing !

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely luck to return for a second vacation. Tom and Rachel were so helpful when the weather wasn't great on recommending places to take our children , and when the sun was shining the children were in their amazing pool while we could sit back ,relax and take in the breathtaking view . There is nothing you need at the gites , they are fully loaded with everything you need to cook a full meal to sitting and watching English television or using the internet. There was nothing we needed which we didn't have for us too use . We love it so much here we are already looking if there is availability for our next break ! Everything to need for a perfect holiday !

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Golf d'Auberterre
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Arcachon near Bordeaux
Car: necessary

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A superb location for a wide range of activities. Riberac is a bustling market town with a fabulous Friday market. Also nearby is Chalais also offers a range of activities and a Monday market. Set in the Perigord Vert there are plenty of cycle tracks and countryside walks offering fabulous views at every turn.The river beaches in Aubeterre and Saint Aulaye offer a range of river based activities, with plenty of amenities. Aubeterre has a wonderful square and a fabulous opportunity to visit the underground Cathedral. On the edge of Bordeaux and the Bergerac wine region there are a number of vineyards to try out a tasting at and St Emilion is an hour away by car.