sleeps 12 / 6 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
Les Rivieres nestles in the tranquil Lizonne River valley in the Perigord Vert natural park. 10 acres of gardens, woods and wild meadows, this is rural Dordogne at its best. Our five gites provide great family-friendly accommodation with heated pool, shady geranium-covered terraces and fabulous views over the valley. Each gite has a fully-equipped kitchen, superking size beds, both French & English TV channels, WiFi Internet, outdoor dining and lounging areas and access to the pool. We offer a wide variety of activities for all ages including a games barn, gym, hot tub, fire pit, bikes, midnight swimming, walks straight from the door and a nearby private fishing lake. Fun pizza parties and other celebratory meals available.
sleeps 12 / 6 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
sleeps 7 / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
sleeps 5 / 1 double & 1 triple bedroom / 1 bathroom
sleeps 5 / 1 double & 1 triple bedroom / 1 bathroom
sleeps 8 / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
Les Rivieres all year round
Relax by our heated 14x6m pool, securely-fenced with a child-proof gate kept locked at night. There are plenty of loungers and parasols around the pool, plus free Internet access.
Wide steps lead into the large, shallow end of the pool of around 1m depth. There is a safety ledge around the 2.5m deep end. New heater for 2020 maintains water at a comfortable temperature.
The poolside paddling pool and water play table are great favourites with our youngest guests.
On warm evenings, we offer supervised night-time swimming under the lights.
Our private two-acre fishing lake is a short five-minute walk from the property. Its secluded, peaceful setting is the perfect place to unwind. Left untouched for some 12 years, we are getting the better of the brambles and have happily discovered that the herons have not eaten all the fish. The lake is well stocked with bream, carp, pike, pumpkin seed fish and other native fish species. There are also big carp specimens of 20lb-plus to catch. A great way for kids to learn to fish with a rod or catch crayfish with a net.
RODS, BAIT AND FISHING LESSONS CAN BE PROVIDED.
When not splashing around in our 14x6m securely-fenced heated pool, head to our Games Barn for a fun game of ping pong, billiards, table football and air hockey. You will also find a large trampoline, football pitch, badminton court, basketball net, sandpit, slides and swings in the grounds. Children can play freely, expending their energy in a safe environment, chasing butterflies in the wildflower insect maze or building a den in the bluebell woods. We have over 30 bikes of all sizes, two with child seats and one tag-along. Available free of charge. Our Pizza Party evenings are always a big hit with both adults and children.
The Layzee Spa St Moritz is situated on a private terrace surrounded by beautiful oak and willow trees with views down the valley. Unwind watching the rosy light and the amazing sunsets.
Note- Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 protocols, the spa has to be booked in advance for exclusive use by one gite. There is a charge of 50€ Please reserve in advance.
Through summer, our pizza parties are a great hit using the restored wood fired bread oven. A vast choice of toppings are provided, so everyone can make their perfect pizza. Served with fresh coleslaw and salad, we follow up with a selection of delicious desserts and a chocolate fountain.
A relaxing, informal evening with traditional wooden games for the kids to play.
Set amongst the beautiful countryside of the Perigord Vert Natural Park surrounded by wild woods, meadows, sunflowers, cornfields and the river Lizonne meandering through the valley. Great for photography, bird watching, walking, cycling and running.
Catch sight of deer coming down to the river to drink or buzzards hovering overhead. Barn owls are often seen at dusk and the famous beeping frogs join the cicadas for the evening chorus. Children can get hands-on with nature safely exploring the 10 acres of grounds. They can chase butterflies in our wildflower meadow or observe tadpoles and newts in the pond, build dens in the woodland surrounding the gites and spot the many lizards sunbathing on the walls.
Each gîte has its own private, shaded terrace for outdoor dining and barbeques. Lovely views over the river valley and woods beyond. Watch the afternoon roll into a lazy, balmy evening with the sound of sausages sizzling on the barbeque and local wine flowing!
A peaceful haven with just the sounds of birds and cicadas to disturb the tranquillity.
Children can safely explore the grounds, go for a bounce on the trampoline, chase butterflies in the wild flower meadow or make new friends in the games barn.
The quiet lanes and rolling countryside surrounding Les Rivieres are ideal for cycling.
We have over 30 mountain bikes of all sizes available to borrow at no extra cost.
2 baby seats and one tag along are also available.
Road bikes and racers can be organised by hiring from Bike Hire Direct Dordogne.
Looking to mark an event in a special way?
In collaboration with the amazing chef Eric Gavignet we are excited to be able to offer a selection of dining experiences for the coming season.
The construction of the undercover communal terrace and the new restaurant kitchen means we can offer a unique dining experience on-site. We can tailor your menu to your needs and budget using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
Eric was the Head Chef at the Hilton Euston in London for more than 20+years and has an impressive CV, previously working at some of the capital’s finest hotels and restaurants including Le Chausson and the Roux brothers Le Gavroche.
Please enquire at the time of booking so that we can put you in contact with Eric to discuss your needs. A minimum number of 20 people is required.
Plenty of activities on-site or a short drive away
Situated in the stunning countryside of the Perigord Vert Natural Park, a great playground for all outdoor pursuits. Walks straight from the door, stunning wildlife, photography opportunities and quiet lanes for running or bike riding (30+ bikes available). Fish our private lake, play tennis on the local free court or use our fully equipped gym. Golf, go karting and pony trekking can be arranged. Many places for canoeing, paddle boarding and tree climbling or a day at one of the beach lakes.
So many options for a days out and about. The most popular include Zoo de la Palmyre or a day at La Rochelle with a visit to Fort Boyard, Futuroscope Theme park based on multimedia cinematography. Monkey Valley, Royan, the WWII museum at Oradour-sur-Glane where time has stood still in memorial to the lives lost in the Second World War. Le Bournat, village and crafts from another time and the Aquarium du Perigord next door. Sarlat-la-Canéda and the caves at Lascaux, Domme, Roque-Gageac and Castlenaud plus many more…
Local markets full of oysters, truffles, foie gras, cepes, seasonal fruit and vegetables
Wine Tours of the renowned St Emilion region or world famous Cognac distilleries.
Quaint restaurants in unspoilt market towns such as Aubeterre or Villebois Lavalette.
Brantôme, the “Venice of the Périgord”. Angoulême, recently named a UNESCO Creative City, home to the International Comic Book Festival and Classic car racing. Cognac and the distilleries of world-famous brands such as Courvoisier and Hennessy. Aubeterre and its amazing monolithic church and beautiful square. Bourdeilles and the Château de Puyguilhem.
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Midway between the cities of Angoulême and Périgueux on the Charente/Dordogne border. Les Rivières nestles quietly in the hamlet of Nadaillac 1 km from the towns of La Rochebeaucourt en Argentine and 5 km Villebois Lavalette. Please to use the form our contact details to get in touch.:
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