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3 gites, renovated to a high standard in a picturesque, peaceful location - L'Etacq

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights




An extremely spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom recently renovated vaulted barn, with exposed stone walls and wooden beams. L'Etacq has a huge open plan, kitchen, dining, living room space and a downstairs cloakroom. A wood burning stove compliments the decor and a private west facing private terrace, seating and BBQ make this a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

About the property

Stunning, rural property

Les Palennes is a 50 acre property, it sits on the top of a small hill on its own, with no immediate neighbours, it was originally a working farm, and the stone farmhouse and barns are being rejuvenated and renovated sympathetically to allow our guests to relax and unwind in seclusion. We are only a 10 minute drive to Oradour-sur-Vayres where you will find a choice of restaurants, boulangeries, boucherie,

pharmacy, doctors and supermarkets. Rochechouart and St Junien, with more excellent restaurants and shopping facilities are both within a short drive.

The Nouvelle Acquitaine ( formerly Limousin) area of France is among the least densely populated areas of France, and this is evident in the vast areas of unspoilt rolling fields, hills and valleys interspersed by streams and rivers just ready to be explored by foot, bicycle, kayak or horse. We can recommend a good riding stable within a short distance and the local tourist office in Oradour-sur-Vayres can assist with bicycle hire to explore the miles of green lanes in this area, and can provide more information on the many local ‘back to nature’ places to explore.

There are numerous lakes where for a small daily licence fee you can while away the hours fishing. Many of the larger lakes also have manmade beaches, some with lifeguard supervision, where you can swim, kayak, pedalo , wind-surf or just simply relax and enjoy the sunshine. There are closer lakes to us but lake Vassiviere is one of the largest artificial lakes in France and just over 1 hour 45 drive time from Les Palennes.

We have 3 gites, the biggest, L’Etacq is an extremely spacious two bedroom, two bathroom gîte, it benefits from its own private west facing furnished terrace with bbq.

Rozel is a ground floor, large one bedroom disabled 'friendly' gite which also has its own private west facing furnished terrace. Both these gites have stunning views and the sunsets from these terraces are simply amazing.

Bonne Nuit is a cosy first floor one bedroom gite, it does not have its own private terrace but a short walk from the external stairs to the gite a designated area of garden is for the sole use of this gite.

All guests have full use of the swimming pool, hot tub and pool terrace with al-fresco eating area, chimineas and rattan garden furniture, sun loungers and parasols.

All bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided and the beds will be made up ready for your arrival

A complimentary welcome pack containing luxuries and essentials awaits you and will help get your holiday off to a great start.

The nearby towns of Oradour Sur Vayres and Rochechouart have several delightful restaurants and bars as well as supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and pharmacies.

More Details

Ali Fontaine
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Ali Fontaine

Huard & Ali Fontaine relocated to France in January 2016 with the dream of running their own gite business. Originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, their love of France set them on a journey which eventually brought them to the Limousin. They have spent the past year converting and renovating the farm they bought into these wonderful gites.

Ali Fontaine purchased this barn in 2016

Why Ali Fontaine chose Oradour-sur-Vayres

This property is sufficiently rural to allow a back to nature feel while being close enough to two pretty villages for access to all conveniences, including shops, restaurants and bars. The variety of wildlife here is amazing and the stars at night just astound, there is no light pollution to mar the view. The property itself sits on a little hill and is a little micro-climate of its own, the sunsets rival anywhere in the world and we simply fell in love with the peace and tranquility.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our Gîte was very pretty, nicely decorated and spacious with fabulous views! It was immaculately clean on arrival and provided a perfect, tranquil base, in a beautiful location with spectacular scenery.
Oct 2016
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The initial deposit of 25% is non-refundable.

The Security deposit in cash upon arrival is either £250 0r EUR300, whichever suits the guest best. This will be returned upon departure following an inventory and property check, and providing the property is left in the same condition as it was found at he beginning of the holiday.


Oradour-sur-Vayres Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Each generous en-suite comprises large shower, toilet, washbasin vanity unit, backlit wall mirror and heated towel rail. Complimentary towelling slippers and some essential vanity accessories are provided for your added comfort. Towels are also provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 ensuite bedrooms furnished with double wardrobes and bedside drawers, hotel quality beds which can be configured as either a superking or twin singles. Both have juliet balconies and face west. Bed linen is provided and the beds will be made up for your arrival. Please confirm how you would like the beds configured.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Auberge Tilleul
Car: necessary