February 1 2020

Places to visit: Brantome

Beautiful Brantôme. One of the most beautiful places in the Dordogne. Known as the ‘Green Venice of the Périgord’. Built by the Benedictine Monks, who arrived here in the 8th century. A perfect venue for a day trip. There is a wide variety of restaurants alongside the river Dronne. You can even kayak down the ... Read more

January 6 2020

The wonder of Macarons.

I know. We’re all meant to be detoxing. But today is the day when most of us are back at work. And you may require a little sugar hit, and a macaron provides just that! It is rumored that King Louis XIV of France ate macarons at his wedding in 1660 after a pastry chef ... Read more

December 28 2019

Places to visit: Château de Rochechouart

Château de Rochechouart is 20 minutes from us, and worth a visit. Built in the 13th century, the château is located at the top of the Grêne and Vayres. Near to the site of an asteroid landing – which you can still see evidence of today. Aymeric VI (1170-1230) built the current castle, of which ... Read more

December 21 2019

J’adore la Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin – a glorious mistake. In the mid- 19th century, the story goes, the demoiselles Tatin were left penniless when their father died. Luckily they lived just opposite the new railroad station at Lamotte-Beuvron, a small town south of Orleans. They took in travelers and baked the crusty, dark apple tart their father had ... Read more

December 1 2019

Places to visit: Château Arnac-Pompadour

Château Arnac-Pompadour ~ the equestrian centre of France. This beautiful chateau is home to the national stud and the birthplace of the Anglo-Arab horse. It is well worth a visit. Regular events include horse shows, eventing, carriage driving, and horse racing. Take a day trip there, it’s just 45 minutes away. We’ll supply a picnic ... Read more

November 18 2019

Places to visit: Château de Jumilhac

Château de Jumilhac is a true fairytale castle. Located just 24 minutes from us, it is worthy of a visit… The towers and turrets have led to Jumilhac being described as having the most romantic roof in France. There is a myriad of turrets, the romantic theme continues in the interior of the building. Chateau ... Read more

November 15 2019

Places to visit: Local markets

French markets. They really are as good as you can imagine. Fresh, locally produced foods. Delicious cheese. Handmade crafts. Visiting a French market is a true event. Make a morning of visiting the markets, then stop for lunch. Regular markets near to us are: Châlus: every Friday and 5 mins away Piegut-Pluviers: every Wednesday 25mins ... Read more

November 10 2019

Things to do: Hiking

Sundays are for hiking. There is nothing better than getting out and about on hike. The Périgord-Limousin park has a variety of landscapes, with numerous trails. There are over 2,000km of marked trails, two of which cross right by our front door. We are along the ‘Limousin Route’ for the Santiago De Compostela pilgrimage. A ... Read more

November 7 2019

Festival weddings.

Looking for a wedding venue, that is a blank canvas? A place where you can create your own vision? Where your guests can glamp for several nights, to party on? With acres of meadows and woodland, set in south west France, we can help. Come and create your own#festivalwedding with us.

November 4 2019

Things to do: Kayaking, canoeing or Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP)

Paddle down the magnificent Vienne river in a canoe or kayak. The local club at Aixe-sur-Vienne: provide: kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddle boarding. Just 15 minutes from us we can organise sessions for you.

October 23 2019

How it all began…

It’s a little over a year since our family first viewed our new home in France. It’s been a fantastic journey, with a few bumps in the road. I just wanted to share our experience in the hope that it may help others… Viewing: It took about 10 x direct messages via Greenacres to reach ... Read more

October 16 2019

Things to do: lake swimming & velo rail

Life’s a beach. We have the beautiful Beautiful Bussière-Galant five minutes away, with the Here you’ll find dreamy sandy beaches, lake waters, and à vélo rail, where you can hire vélo bikes to ride along. Along with zip wires and outdoor attractions. The perfect destination to indulge adrenaline junkies or to head for a ... Read more

September 10 2019

It’s not camping, we’re all about glamping.

Good morning, after a night spent star gazing ⭐️ waking up to sunshine, after a good night’s sleep in a super comfy, double bed. It’s not camping, we’re all about glamping. And we’ll even serve you breakfast in bed! Solar electric to the tents + luxury bedding + plenty of space for luggage + even ... Read more
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