Here you can have the best of both worlds – a lush, tranquil, private plot of land for you to enjoy while being within easy walking distance of our local town, whether you want a quick trip to pick up bread and pastries for breakfast or a leisurely stroll on a balmy evening to dine out at one of the local restaurants and walk by the river Dordogne.
Our two fully-furnished, highly-appointed gites Les Loriots and Les Hirondelles are situated in a recently renovated character farmhouse, and offer all modern comforts for your stay. The renovation has been carried out tastefully to high standards and includes a number of environmental measures (see below). Please note that any form of smoking is not permitted inside our gites or around the pool area.
Whilst both gîtes accomodate a maximum of 6 persons, as they are side by side it is easy for a larger group of up to 12 to rent both and almost feel like they are staying all together but with the added benifit of increased privacy. The two private outside spaces for each gîte can easily be made into one to allow all to dine and socialise together outside if required or desired.
- the front, east-facing wall is new and made from locally sourced wood and hempcrete (a highly insulating natural mix of hemp and lime which can be fully recycled)
- a puit Canadien was installed - a form of geothermal energy that brings fresh air and ventilation, is low in energy requirements and which helps to cool the building in warmer months and warm it in Winter
- high-efficiency hot water heating systems are in place which draw in warm air from the building and use this energy to help heat the water
- Wood pellet stoves in each lounge provide warmth in colder weather