'A little bit of Provence without the crowds' is how one visitor has described this beautiful 17th century farmhouse, which was once a walnut farm. It has been tastefully restored - there are two large fireplaces - one in the salon and other in the kitchen. The mature garden has some fine trees and wonderful 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 pool which is extremely lovely.
Stunning Farmhouse and Pool with beautiful views
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
First impression good , but after staying a week really started to notice how tired property was
First impressions good , but after staying a week you notice how tired the property was , it's a lovely building with stunning pool area but it all needs some tlc, and to be honest we were disappointed , still had a lovely stay in France .
We are sorry you found our house in need of tlc - I think you may have been upset by the most unseasonal cold and wet weather which was beyond our control. The house is furnished with antique furniture and as you explained to us, you live in a brand new modern house and your tastes are very different to ours. I am very surprised to have found all the kitchen waste on the pool terrace and a bag of plastic and glass bottles on the floor of the kitchen and the dishwasher blocked with food and slices of lemon.
A wonderful villa in beautiful surroundings
This is our second stay here and it was just as beautiful as we remembered it the fist time. The outside area by the pool now has the addition of a covered dining area and we were able to eat outside every day which was lovely.
Sheila and Michael had thought of everything to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable and were on hand to offer advice on places to visit and eat. The freshly picked figs from the garden were a lovely touch too.
The villa itself was very spacious and clean with every room beautifully decorated and furnished. The pool was immaculate and used every day even though the weather was a little mixed. I cannot put into words how wonderful this place is. We have made even more wonderful memories and we hope to be back to make even more.
Thank you Sheila and Michael!
Thank you so much Vicki (and family) - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Roussie and would be really delighted to see you again whenever!
A Perfect Escape
We've just arrived home from a relaxing week in this beautiful property. We were 2 families with 4 adults and 4 children and the house was more than spacious enough. There are also several outdoor sitting areas to allow for peace and quiet if you need it. It is located in beautiful french countryside with beautiful towns and villages within an easy drive. The property is stunning and the owners have provided so many bits and pieces to make for an easy holiday. It is so helpful not to have to go out and buy washing liquid, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, salt, pepper, foil, etc etc especially when you are only staying for a week! The owners Michael and Sheila were very friendly and helpful in providing details of where to visit and where to eat nearby. We loved Aubeterre and enjoyed a day at Lac Jemaye. We came away feeling that we had experienced a small piece of real France despite a too short stay and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending a stay here.
Thank you so much for your lovely words - so good to hear!
Five stars isn't enough! We have just had the most amazing week in this stunning French farmhouse. It doesn't come more traditionally French than this! The house is incredible, and the weather we had meant that we were able to make good use the immaculately maintained pool.
As a large group (there were 9 of us, from aged 7 to 70) the many seating areas were made use of and the kids loved riding the bikes and playing with the games. The owners, Sheila and Michael really have thought of everything you might want to make your holiday special. They are on hand to give you all the local info and places to visit, but also allow you your privacy, they really were the perfect hosts. The basket of figs straight from the tree show how much they think of their guests.
In terms of things to do, the area provides you with enough to do without having to drive for hours, so leaves you the time to relax at the villa and by the pool. Aubeterre is a must, as is the Chateau de Bourdeilles, Brantôme, and the Wednesday morning market in Perigueux. The bar in the village is definitely worth a visit for a drink, only a scenic 10 minute walk, and entertainment was provided on Friday night. Canoeing on the Dronne at Aubeterre and Ribérac was also really enjoyable for those of us who were feeling a but more adventurous!
We would recommend this property to anyone, it really allows you to immerse yourself in French culture, the drive out in the morning to get the baguettes and croissants etc.
Thank you again, we really hope to return soon!
Amazing house and beautiful area
We visited this amazing house in July 2015 having also spent a couple of weeks there in September 2014. It's a very special place for us and we're already beginning to work out when we can return in 2016!
The house itself is beautiful. Very well equipped - particularly, if like us, you like cooking. The bedrooms are very comfortable and there are several bathrooms. It's a large house and could accommodate 8 or so people without feeling like you're stepping on each other’s toes. The pool is lovely and there is a fantastic Bali bed for lazy afternoons in the shade.
The house is a short stroll to the hamlet / village where there is a bar. The food is OK but the views and wine make up for it. The house is well positioned and trips to Périgueux or Bordeaux are easy enough.
The owners, Michael and Sheila, are wonderful people who strike the perfect balance between being on hand when needed but absolutely respecting visitors' privacy. They were very accommodating with our four year old who spent many an hour chatting to Michael.
If you're considering the Dordogne and looking for an amazing house in a beautiful area, you will find no better than this. We have holidayed in France for the past ten years and this is the very best!
A little piece of heaven
We spent a wonderful month at La Roussie with our dearest and closest northern hemisphere friends and family. As Brits who live in Australia we wanted to avoid the usual tour around the UK to see everyone, and instead decided to hire this beautiful house in the Dordogne and get everyone to come to us. A wonderful decision! Firstly the house is not only beautiful and has a lovely french feel (it felt like we were staying at a friends house), but it's perfect for entertaining. We had many wonderful lunches and dinners at the indoor outdoor farmhouse tables. The pool is stunning and the bali house a perfect place to shelter if it's too sunny or the rain clouds appear. Michael and Sheila are charming hosts, who, without being intrusive shared lots of wonderful local knowledge with us which really made our stay (where to find the best croissant, bread - wonderful home made ice cream, and when local markets are on etc.) This house really is a little piece of heaven and the countryside and little villages around are so pretty. Lusignac and the surrounding area really is 'chocolate box france', just stunning. We couldn't recommend this house highly enough and will definitely be back.
The coast is approximately 1hr 45mins away. The coast line has fine sandy beaches and the largest sand dune in Europe with pine forests behind.
Bergerac airport is approximately 45 mins drive away and Bordeaux airport approximately 1hr 30mins drive away. A car is essential. The drive from Caen to the house takes approximately 5.5 hours.
The nearest village is 2 minutes drive; Riberac is 10 minutes away; Perigueux is 35 minutes drive; Aubeterre is 15 minutes; and Brantome is 30 minutes drive;
There are supermarkets; bakers; butchers; banks etc. (and the most wonderful market on Friday) in Riberac which is ten minutes away. Brantome is a must with its abbey and lovely river properties and canoeing there is very good. Aubeterre is another fascinating place with its monolithic church and quaint lanes dominated by a lovely chateau where one can also canoe. There are lovely restaurants in all these places. For those who would like a little excitement there is a small microlight airport just outside our village and you can have just the best view of the area!
Booking Notes: After a definite request for a booking via e-mail a booking form will be sent out to be filled out and returned together with a deposit of 20%. The balance is payable eight weeks before the holiday. Changeover Day: Arrival : Saturday after 4:00pm Departure : Saturday before 10:00am Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.