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Rural self catering,1 Bedroom, en-suite, wifi, pool, patio, gardens, tranquil.
The apartment comprises a large bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room facilities. Sheets and towels provided. Extension leads are provided for English plugs. There are 2 bedside 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.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Please leave the place clean but we will do the rugs. If you want us to clean it, we charge 30€.
- Please rinse all recycling: cartons, tins, bottles etc. No glass by the pool.
- Free Wi-Fi is limited, so for emails, web site searches not for high download items like music/films.
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
The region immediately around ROUFFIAGUET is known for it’s cattle, apple orchards, chestnut and walnut plantations and the Perigordine gourmet delights of foie gras, truffels and confit de canard.
Situated in gently rolling countryside adjacent to Lac de Rouffiac. Secluded in 4 hectares of woodland and fields, ROUFFIAGUET offers all the tranquillity needed for a restful holiday and an ideal base from which to explore or simply soak up the sun and relax. Ideal for couples, we don't take babies/children
Bank, post office, restaurant, supermarket, ATM, chemist, Dr, Tabac, bread shop etc in Lanouaille 3 miles. Nine miles to St Yrieix La Perche for 2 hypermarkets, more restaurants and picturesque centre. Large towns of Perigueux, Limoges, Brive 1 hr. Plenty of attractive market towns to explore like Thiviers, Excideuil, Brantome, Montignac, Uzerche, Sarlat, Nontron. Close to delightful villages like Segur Le Chateau, which has a farmers market on a Monday evening in July/Aug where they have tables set out by the river and they BBQ the meat/fish you have bought. Another beau village is St Jean de Cole, they have a flower festival in May.
Numerous chateaux. The nearest ones are Jumilhac, Hautefort, Pompadour, Cussac Bonneval, Chalusset. There are many more to the south. The nearest caves are at Tourtoirac with many more to the south. The famous prehistoric cave paintings are at Lascaux near Montignac. There are many more historic sites and gardens to see. For the more active there is canoeing, boat trips, cable water skiing, an accro park, bikes to hire.
We are ideally placed to host you, if you are attending a wedding at Chateau La Durantie, Lanouaille, just 4 miles from us. Also Domaine d'Essendieras 8 minutes near Excideuil. Both are popular wedding venues and we often host guests or wedding planners.
We are just 1 mile out of the village of Angoisse. Leave the 704 onto the D80 towards Payzac. After less than 1 mile turn Right at the Rouffiaguet sign. Continue up the lane to the car park.
If the gite in this advert is booked, please contact us, as we have another one which maybe available.
- english, french
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 worked for Local Government in Bedford before joining me here. He has a son and daughter. I grew up in Maidenhead, Berkshire. I lived in Bedford for 20 years. I moved with my husband and his mother Mary and partner John in 2003. Sadly Stephen died suddenly in 2004. I have a daughter and son and four grandsons.
Alexandra Billing purchased this guest house/pension in 2003
Why Alexandra Billing chose Angoisse
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 guest house/pension 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!