Midway between Limoges and Perigueux, the house is 2 km away from the beautiful village of St. Pierre de Frugie. Nearby are the towns of La Coquille and Chalus - where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded. The prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies and old towns such as Rocamadour, Bergerac and St. Emilion are within reasonable distance. The farmhouse is set within Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin with beautiful countryside all around.
You can fly to Limoges airport from many UK airports. The airport is only about 40 minutes drive away. Alternatively, you can drive from Calais within about 6-7 hours.
There are many medieval market towns within easy driving distance. Thiviers has a traditional farmers' market and Piegut has a market every Wednesday with fresh fish, oysters and local produce. Nontron, the principal town of the Perigord Vert, is not too far away with its' ancient ramparts and a fine 18th century square. The chateau at Jumilhac le Grand is also worth a visit for its' spectacular views.
The local produce of the area includes foie gras, truffles, cepes, confit and clafoutis. We even have Cep mushrooms growing in our garden for your use if you are there at the right time of year! Local wines cover all budgets from Bergerac to St. Emilion, and Pineau to Cognac. The vineyards in Bordeaux and distilleries in Cognac are well worth a day out to visit.
The farmhouse is only 40 minutes from the cities of Limoges and Perigueux, both with something different to offer, including the usual tourist attractions, caves, chateaux, churches, aquariums, war memorials, museums etc. The town of Brantome, known as 'The Venice of the Perigord Vert', offers a lovely day out with canoeing in the most picturesque setting, perhaps with a picnic to follow! In this region there are plenty of fun days out to have; velo-railing (a weird combination of biking on train tracks), quad biking, Karting and Acrobois (acrobatics in the woods!) being some of the well-tried favourites. There are various swimming lakes in the vicinity and plenty of private lakes for fishing.
Main airlines that operate to Limoges from the UK: www.ryanair.com
UK airports: Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Stanstead, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, lasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle & Southampton