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Rural Gite in a barn, large pool, near lake with beach, near chateaux & caves.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Self Catering,1 Bedroom, en-suite, wifi, pool, patio, garden, games room, bbq.

In the sympathetically restored barn, ROUFFIAGUET provides a spacious self catering, modern apartment. The apartment comprises a comfortable Salon with integral kitchen facilities and dining area. A large bedroom with en-suite shower room facilities. It is provided with CD/DVD player and free to view Satellite TV, flat screen. WiFi. Large wardrobe and drawer units. All bedding & hand/ bath towels are provided. If you would like to save luggage space we can provide pool towels. There are UK sockets. Herbs in the garden. Iron and board. Hairdryer. Washing machine at the house.

To the south east of the barn, in a sheltered part of the site, is the 12m swimming pool (late June, July & Aug) in which to lounge, exercise or simply float whilst soaking up the sunshine. There is a large pool terrace with sun loungers. Shared with 2 other couples if we are full.

How to find us: We are not in the village of Angoisse but just 1 mile east. Turn off the 704 (Lanouaille - south, St Yrieix La Perche - north) head east on the D80 towards Payzac but after 1 mile turn right at the Rouffiaguet sign. It is a dead end to the car park. GPS: 45.4205456042 1.1583265541 Enjoy your stay!

Our prices are listed in € so the £ price is a Home and Away conversion.

Places to visit within half hour drive include:

Chateaux at Jumilhac, Hautefort, Pompadour, Cussac Bonneval.

Caves at Tourtoirac, Villars

Rouffiac Lake with sandy beach and restaurant (July/August).

Picturesque village of Ségure Le Chateau. There is a farmers market on a Monday evening where you buy the food and they BBQ it for you. There is live music and a bar.

Town of St Yrieix la Perche (10 mins) also has a farmers market with BBQ on a Thursday evening. There are watercolour exhibitions and a car rally. Large supermarkets and plenty of restaurants: French, Pizza, Chinese.

Places about an hour include: Caves at Villiars, chateau Puyguilhem, picturesque village of St Jean de Cole, Brantôme, Bourdeilles, Montingnac, Lascaux caves, Sarlat, Périgueux, Brive, Limoges.

There are some wonderful gardens and many more caves within an hour and a half.

La Rhue at Jumilhac has live bands on Saturday evenings April to September.

For short stays: Bed and Breakfast 2.50€ per person.

We can offer a simple self service breakfast in your gite if you are just staying a couple of nights and don't want to bother with self catering. Perhaps stopping on your way further south or on your way back to the Channel. Or if you are invited to a wedding at chateau La Durantie near Lanouaille (4miles).

Airports

Limoges 1 hr, Brive 1hr 15, Bergerac 1 hr 45, Bordeaux 3 hrs.

You are responsible for leaving the gite clean but if you would rather we did it for you, we charge 25€.

More Details

Owner
Alexandra Billing
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

About Alexandra Billing

Your hosts Chris & Alexandra Billing. Gites de Rouffiaguet opened in 2007 with a few guests but really took off in 2008. We meet lots of lovely people from young couples to empty nesters! We have no control over the climate but we can offer a warm welcome and comfortable stay. We love living here all year. It takes a while to get used to the slower pace of life but not that long! It is so nice here that we haven't got round to exploring the rest of France!

Chris is from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. He trained as an architect. He has a son and daughter.

I lived in Bedford for 20 years. I have a daughter and son and four grandsons. I grew up in Maidenhead, Berkshire after returning from Karachi when I was 9. I was born there, my father worked in Pakistan for British Oxygen.

Alexandra Billing purchased this barn in 2003

Why Alexandra Billing chose Perigord Vert

My first husband Stephen and I used to holiday in France with our children. We had a caravan and usually headed to the Atlantic coast to chill out for 3 weeks. Stephen was stressed with the management side of teaching. We decided to move to France but we didn't want to live on the coast. We chose the Dordogne for it's peaceful, gently rolling countryside which is popular with British holiday makers.

We came house hunting one weekend in June 2002. A property near Limoges seemed to meet our requirements but was too much of a wreck! The estate agent took us to a few more which were not suitable and then suddenly turned up the lane to Rouffiaguet. It had just come on the market so there were no details yet. It ticked all the boxes as far as the accommodation was concerned. A habitable house for us, detached barn for his mother Mary & John, a large intact barn for the business. Later we discovered several tourist attractions which hadn't been on our criteria! We bought it in Jan 2003 and spent each school holiday moving over with a 7 ton lorry. We moved on 23rd July, the day after the end of term! The locals made us very welcome.

Sadly Stephen died of a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 48. We moved with the intention of staying for life and all felt rooted here. Stephen had done so much of the conversion work, we wanted to stay and finish it for him. I was thanking God for finding this wonderful location for us the week before Stephen died so I carried on praising God and trusting Him. Mary and John moved from the house into the Porcherie May 2005, when it was finished.

I met Chris who I had worked with in Bedford. He had also suffered a bereavement. We married in 2006 and he joined us out here and we are living happily ever after!

What makes this barn unique

Lac Rouffiac is just at the bottom of the lane so you can walk to the beach or watch the wake boarding. As we are surrounded by fields there is no light pollution so you can star gaze or watch the glow worms. There is minimal traffic noise. There are a variety of caves to visit on hot days or a showery day. The chateaux vary from stabilised ruins, to posh stately homes all with different styles. It is not a case that once you have seen one you have seen them all! Plenty of Farmers markets and old medieval towns and villages to delight the photographer in you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a most enjoyable stay - everything was first class. We would like to think that we will be able to come back sometime in the future.
Aug 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Angoisse in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The facilities are modern. There is a light over the mirror as well as the overhead light. The room is fully tiled. Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The apartment comprises a large bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room facilities. Extension leads are provided for English plugs. There are 2 bedside tables with lamps. There is a large mirror door wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and shelves. There are also chest of drawers. There are oak beams and oak trims. Some walls are stone. The windows are double glazed and fitted with shutters to keep out the summer heat. Not suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment sleeps 2 adults. The apartment comprises a comfortable salon with integral kitchen facilities plus - CD/DVD player, Satellite TV (free view). All necessary bedding and shower towels are provided. Pool towels on request. Individual patios. Herbs are grown for your use: thyme, sage, chives, bay, rosemary. If the patio is too hot for you, there is a lawn with the shade of a tree. There are plenty of grounds for a picnic or a strole. There are 2 other apartments for like minded people. Optional: If you would like us to clean the gîte when you leave we charge 25€. Guest's comments: Joe & Lesley O'Rourke. Thank you both for a wonderful time. I know it's different when you live there, but it seems like a dream life to us! You have created a superb holiday environment! The facilities are of a very high standard- both the barn and the pool are lovely. All I can say is 'well done' to you all. You must have worked really hard to get started and we wish you well for the future.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped gite with lovely big bedroom and excellent shower room. Very comfortable. Pool and pool area are clean and well kept as are grounds. Very welcoming owners. If you want peace and quiet this is the place and the skies at night are awesome.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. The setting is so lovely, we are so blessed to live here all year so we don't need a holiday! Alexandra
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5

Peace! and excellent value.

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was was very clean and tidy, and ready for our unannounced early arrival. Facilities inside the gite were modern and practical, although a basic microwave would have been useful. The bed was comfortable and the well appointed shower room more than adequate. Decor throughout was tastefully completed. There were outside patio areas for the gite occupants with table chairs etc. in very nicely planted sections. The pool was excellent, immaculately clean, and with sunbeds/ umrellas etc available. The grounds were well kept, with an abundance of fruit trees and bushes from which we were encouraged to 'forage' from. (We made fruit parcels for the barbecue, from brambles, red currants, apples and pears from the site).

The gites were secluded, but provided access by car to many interesting places in the locality. The Lac de Rouffiac, was a short walk away, and one day we decided to walk around it. It took about an hour and a half, but we did stop for a beer at the bar/restaurant on the far side of the lake.

Our hosts, Chris and Alexandra were always accessible for advice and assistance, but also allowed their guests privacy. We also had many very pleasant and interesting 'chats' with Alexandra's in-laws who lived on the site. (Mary recommended a restaurant run by an Irish/English couple, where we had an excellent lunch)

One outstanding memory, was of sitting outside with our friends ( next door gite) with a few glasses of wine, watching the shooting stars, and seeing a number of fireflies make an appearance in the surrounding vegetation. (No! it wasn't the wine!!)

Although we usually like to discover new areas, we would book here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Château de Hautefort
"Fantastic chateau on a hill. Drawbridge and renaissance palace. Restaurants in the village."
Pompadour
Cave of Tourtoirac (Grotte de Tourtoirac)
"Walk along an underground river. "
Château de Jumilhac
"Lovely chateau with a love story. "
Château de Bonneval
Château de Châlucet
"Stabilised ruin with lots of history. Picnic by the river. Just off the 704 Limoges to Ste Y..."
Brantome Police Horses and Friends
Brantome
"Lovely small town, little Venice."
Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum (VESUNNA - Site-musée Gallo-Romain)
"Great museum of Roman artifacts"
Saint-Jean-de-Côle
Cave of Villars (Grotte de Villars)
Camping Le Rouffiac Leisure Center (Camping du Base de loisirs de Rouffiac)
"Teli ski, tree walk, beach, water sports, wall climbing"
Lascaux
"Lots of pre-history. Millimetre perfect reconstruction of cave paintings to preserve the ori..."
Ségur-le-Château
"Lovely village on the river. Interesting buildings. In July & august there is a farmers mark..."
Sarlat-la-Canéda
"Wonderful picturesque old town with interesting buildings and market."

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Prices & Availability

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Standard Rate
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£96
for 2 nights
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£48
£325
 
 
High
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£334
for 6 nights
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£56
£362
 
 
Standard Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£96
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in is after 16.00. Check out by 10.30. Other times are possible by prior arrangement. Special rates for long-term winter lets (1 month+).
Payment in Sterling by cheque or bank transfer (not payable on line) We can take payment by euro cheque or transfer into our French bank (on line).
Optional for short stays: 2.50€ per person for self service French breakfast in the gite.
Optional 25€ for us to clean the gite for you at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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