(FLROU) La Roussie
- Local Area
- Private 11m x 5m heated pool*
- Table Tennis
- Boules court
- Satellite TV
- Panoramic views
- Private off road parking
- Cot (1) and highchair (1)
- Tennis courts nearby
- Golf courses nearby
- Canoeing nearby
- Cycle hire available
- Private chef available
- Cafe/bar 1.2km
- Restaurants and shops nearby
* Pool heating planned for 2019 and will be charged at £100 per week if required
La Roussie, a superbly restored 4 bedroom 17th century holiday home in the Dordogne, south west France, with a private pool and panoramic countryside views.
This beautiful holiday home, once a walnut farm, has been tastefully restored whilst retaining the original features including two large fireplaces – one in the living room and other in the kitchen. The wonderful garden has mature trees and spectacular views across the Dordogne countryside. There are terraces all around the house which catch the sunshine all day long. The pigeonnier pool house overlooks the secluded terrace around the fabulous pool.
The nearest cafe bar is in the village of Lusignac is just 1.2km (3/4 of a mile) from the house, if you walk there is a more direct route which is just 1km.
The nearest village restaurant is just 6km away at Saint-Martial-Viveyrol with several other towns and villages within easy striking distance; Verteillac 7km. Riberac is 11km. Perigueux 45km. Aubeterre 15km. Brantome 37km.
There is a wonderful market on Friday in Riberac which also has a selection of shops, supermarket, bakers, butchers and banks etc. Brantome is a must with its abbey, lovely river properties and canoeing there is very good. Aubeterre is another fascinating place where you can also canoe and it has a monolithic church and quaint lanes overlooked by a lovely chateau. Restaurants can be found in all of these beautiful places.
For more information on the area and the region please click on the ‘Local Area‘ tab above.
A sofa and armchairs are set around the original open fireplace with a backdrop of stone walls and an oak beamed ceiling.
Characterful country kitchen with farmhouse table and wonderful original fireplace.
Large electric oven
6 ring gas hob
Washing machine, iron, ironing board, hoover etc. Additional drinks fridge and direct access to the pool terrace and the two shaded seating areas.
Inside: Large dining table with seating for 10 guests.
Outside: Two separate shaded table and seating areas, both easily accessed from the kitchen.
Bedrooms – Sleeping 10 guests over 4 bedrooms, ideally 6 adults and 4 children.
All bedrooms have fans and hairdryers are provided.
The charming bedrooms are prettily decorated and retain characterful aspects of the original building including stone walls and beams.
Bedroom 1. Double bed (150cm x 200cm) and single sleigh bed (80cm x 195cm) which is more suitable for a child maybe. Upper floor, accessed by the spiral staircase. There an adjoining door into bedroom 2, both bedrooms have their own access via two different staircases.
Bedroom 2. King size bed (160cm x 200cm) or can be two single beds (The pictures of this room are waiting to be updated with this new bed). Upper floor, accessed by the wooden staircase. There is an adjoining door into bedroom 1, both bedrooms have their own access via two different staircases.
Bedroom 3. King size bed (160cm x 200cm) which can also become twin beds. Upper top floor, accessed by the spiral staircase.
Bedroom 4. Three single beds in total. Two single beds (100cm x 180cm) and a sleigh bed (80cm x 195cm). Upper top floor, above bedroom 2. Ideally a children’s room.
Bathrooms / shower rooms
Bathroom 1 – Bath, separate walk in shower enclosure, bidet and wc, situated on the upper floor. Ideally shared with bedrooms 1 and 3.
Shower room 2 – Shower enclosure, wash basin and wc, situated on the upper floor. Ideally shared with bedrooms 2 and 4.
Shower room 3 – Shower enclosure, wash basin and wc, situated on the ground floor by the opening french doors and the covered terrace by the pool.
Child and Baby Facilities
A cot (linen provided), high chair and stair gate are available on request.
Bed linen and bath towels are provided and included in the price.
Towels & linen can be changed each week – 40 Euros (£32) extra. Cleaning can be arranged each week @ 30 Euros (£20) extra.
The private 11m x 5m chlorine pool has a depth between 1m – 2.5m and has an alarm; surrounded by a stone terrace which houses a fabulous ‘Bali’ house where you can relax shaded from the sun. There are 8 lounger / sun beds, a parasol and an abri provide plenty of shade from the sun. There is a shower room with wc just inside from the pool terrace.
Large mature garden with two extensive terraces offering lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is plenty of garden furniture both for dining and relaxing as well as a large charcoal BBQ.
A boules court and table tennis provide great entertainment for all ages.
There is easy access from all areas of the ground floor to the terraces and the pool.
Private driveway parking area.
- Bergerac 75 km (1 hour 10 minutes drive)
- Bordeaux 128km (1 hour 45 minutes drive)
- Limoges 110km (1 hour 45 minutes drive)
- Brive 140km (1 hour 45 minutes drive)
- Périgueux (Paris line) 45km
- Bergerac (Bordeaux line) 60km
- TGV to Bordeaux. Bordeaux station 124km
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 490 miles
Le Harvre 374 miles
Changeover day: Saturday
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.
Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am
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Included in the price
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
* Pool heating planned for 2019 and will be charged at £100 per week if required
Ultimate Arrival Basket
Indulge in a touch of luxury on arrival with chilled Champagne from a prestigious producer and Fois Gras Entier from a specialised local supplier accompanied by freshly baked brioche, all personally selected by the owner. €110 per 2 people (payable on arrival).
What to do locally near Ribérac in the Dordogne region
Nearest cafe bar restaurant at Lusignac, a small but ancient village. The bar is quite simple and of course very French, 1.2km gentle 15 minute walk through country lanes, if you walk there is a more direct route which is just 1km.
A good restaurant is just 6km away at Saint-Martial-Viveyrol, Chez Moran.
Brantome is 37km.
Riberac is 11km, 15 minutes drive away.
This delightful country town also has tennis courts, a cinema which often shows English-language films and a renowned Friday market, where you can buy antiques, soap, jewellery, delicious local produce, pottery, linen and vintage clothing, – you name it – it’s there. There is also a smaller farmers’ market on Tuesday mornings. The town has medical and dental facilities, pharmacies, bakeries, banks, supermarkets and, if you are thinking of buying a house in the region, there are several estate agents.
There is canoe hire at Ribérac, where you can hire a kayak or canoe for the day or a few hours and explore the river Dronne. Take a picnic lunch and look out for the wildlife.
Ribérac hosts many musical events during the summer, ranging from classical Baroque to blues, jazz, rock and folk.
There is good walking in and around Ribérac and for those who love old buildings, a superb circuit of Romanesque churches is on the doorstep. Mushrooms of various types love it here and there are guided outings for those who wish to find and cook with them. The Dordogne has attracted countless artists, professional and less so and one could do no better for a subject than the very attractive view of Ribérac and its churches, from the house itself.
Visit Bourdeilles and Brantôme, the monolithic church of Aubeterre and the very pretty town of Verteillac – home of night markets, music and good eating places. Périgueux, the region’s capital, is half an hour away by car and well worth a visit so that you can see its cathedral and wander through cobbled streets and squares that would grace any film set. It has a first-class Roman museum, a Wednesday and Saturday market and a museum of the Périgord region, housed in a magnificent building with parking nearby.
The magnificent city of Bordeaux and the unmissable town of Saint Emilion are about an hour and a half away by car. We can suggest possible wine tours and tastings if you are interested in learning about or buying wine. Whilst on that theme, we are about an hour’s drive from Cognac and Jarnac, where the scent of cognac is in the air.
If you like rummaging around for brocante, you will find plenty of opportunities to do so, perhaps at one of the many vide greniers held throughout the summer in towns and villages nearby. They often include a fishing competition, moules frites and a firework finale. Nearby La Rochebeaucourt includes duck racing in its summer festival. If you wish to view the area from the sky, there are very reasonably-priced flights in small aircraft from the flying club at Périgueux or you could even try hot-air ballooning.
There are 2 local golf courses 15 and 25 minutes from here.
Sandy Beach, Water sports
There is an excellent lake with a man made sandy beach, canoe hire, two restaurants with facilities, pleasant woodland walks and bike trails, just 23km away at Grand Etang de la Jemaye.
Lac Jemaye TripAdvisor link
Cycle hire, Bike hire
The countryside around our properties is popular for cycling.
Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.
Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire