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A Haven of Tranquility. Perfectly placed for exploring or relaxing. - L'ermitage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking




A beautifully restored building that has now become a very peaceful hideaway. Set across the courtyard from the main building it has a lovely open plan well equipped kitchen and living space, with English and French TV, DVD and a sofa which will convert into a double bed. Down a few steps there is a mezzanine bathroom with shower, toilet and wash hand basin. An open tread staircase leads to the bedroom, with 2 single beds, which can push together to make a large double, has french doors leading onto the courtyard. The lounge area has a sofa be suitable for two people. The well equipped kitchen has washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob and fan oven the usual small appliances. The living area leads onto the stunning, secluded sun terrace with dining area and hot tub and stunning views!

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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

Available Rentals

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Please contact the owner if you wish a stay that doesn't fit into 7 day blocks


Accommodation and facilities for L'ermitagein Festalemps in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • 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 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two single beds with french doors. A third bed or cot can easily be added
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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 have links with a bike hire company who will deliver and fit your bikes and provide a "breakdown" service too.


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  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property views are absolutely stunning and the area is so peaceful... hospitality is excellent Tom & Rachel are more than happy to help you with any questions you many have...

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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The best possible gite!

  • 5 of 5

Top quality accommodation combined with superb hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tom and Rachel are wonderful, our 4th trip this year, it's like home from home for us, we love it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Lovely, charmful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The place is quiet and has been very well restored

The cottage is functional, very clean and has all the necessary comodities.

The pool is very nice with a relaxing setting and has a good surface. There is also a good grass surface for childrens to play.

Tom and Rachel are charming and attentive that everyone enjoys the stay as well for outings as tips to well cook the duck "Magret" ; )

We will come back

Cédrick, Elodie, Charlotte et Martin

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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A wonderfully relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

After many years of staying in French gites, this was clearly the best one. Clean and well equipped, the hot tub was a great feature. Tom and Rachel, exceptionally generous hosts, made us feel really welcome and were always on hand for help and advice. Superb pool and views over countryside. Already planning a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Le Limans Gites staying at L'ermitage. It is in a wonderful slightly elevated rural location with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. The gite owners Tom and Rachel are extremely friendly and helpful hosts who gave great advice about things to do, places to visit/eat and hiring bikes etc. The gite itself had been renovated to a high standard and the gite grounds and surrounding areas are a great safe place for children to explore so much so that our 12 yr old son was confident enough to go off biking on his own on the quiet country roads.

In a nutshell, the accommodation is of a high standard, in a great location with fantastic hosts for a relaxing break and we will be returning next year.

Thank you for a great holiday Graeme, Claire, and Harvey-Jo.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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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.