Lots To Do At Les Rivieres

Family fun or just relax by the pool. There is something for everyone at Les Rivieres 

Cycling

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

FISHING LAKEFishing Lake

Our private two-acre fishing lake is a short five-minute walk from the property. It’s 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 look out for.

Make the most of our fishing lake, a good opportunity for kids to learn to fish with a rod or catch crayfish with a net.
Rods, bait and fishing lessons can be provided.

RODS, BAIT AND FISHING LESSONS CAN BE PROVIDED.

Relax and unwind

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, catch butterflies in the wild flower meadow or make new friends in the games barn.

JACUZZIHot Tub

Unwind in the Moritz Lay zee spa.  Situated on a private terrace surrounded by beautiful oak and willow trees with views down the valley. Available on request , Changing room and extra towels provided.

Great fun for kids

When not splashing around in our 14x6m securely-fenced pool, head to our Games Barn for a fun game of ping pong, billiards, table football and air hockey.  You will also find two trampolines, a football pitch, badminton court, 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.

PIZZA PARTY EVENINGPizza-Party evening

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 such as traditional French tarte Normande (apple tart) and tarte au citron (lemon pie).
A relaxing, informal evening with traditional wooden games for the kids to play.

Lovely views from the pool down the river valley

Relax by our 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. An overnight pool cover 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.

WILDLIFE

Set amongst the beautiful countryside of the Perigord Vert Naturel Park surrounded by wild woods, meadows, sunflowers, maize fields and the river Lizonne meandering along 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 catch butterflies in our wildflower meadow or tadpoles and newts in the pond, build dens in the woodland surrounding the gites and chase the many lizards sunbathing on the walls.