La Roussille is home to 3 properties, a converted farmhouse which we call home, and 2 large luxury holiday cottages (gites) which are fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard. All our rooms are individually designed for comfort with a hint of something special.
Oak Barn (sleeping 6 with 3 bathrooms, 2 of which are en-suite)
Walnut Barn (sleeping 4 with 1 family luxury bathroom)
Both gites have access to the large (10m x 5m) swimming pool open from June to the end of September (weather permitting) for our guests to enjoy, with sun loungers and seating areas positioned in a beautiful tranquil and private setting.
The accommodation typifies the architectural charm of the region being constructed of local honey coloured stone with oak timber work. The renovation of the two barns has been carried out to a very high standard, mixing traditional building materials and contemporary design, whilst remaining sympathetic to the origins of the former farm buildings, resulting in accommodation full of charm whilst delivering all the conveniences that modern life requires.
We are located close to the village of Saint Sulpice d'Excideuil and the towns of Excideuil and Thiviers, in the beautiful Perigord Vert countryside in the north east of the Dordogne. This former walnut farm is nestled in a lush valley in one of the most beautiful parts of France. The property is very private, approached by a long private track bordered by 13 acres of woodland and open fields, with idyllic open countryside views across the valley.
Although there is a sense of peace and solitude, both Excideuil and Thiviers are only a ten and fifthteen minute drive away with supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, weekly markets, banks, butchers and bakers as well as the beautiful 12th Century Chateau d’Excideuil.
Things to Do
Guests have access to gardens and meadows where you will witness an abundance of wildlife as well as grazing cattle. There is plenty of space for children to explore and play, and the woodland is home to a range of magnificent mature trees, predominantly Oak and Walnut. La Roussille is perfect for those wanting some ‘me time’ where you can relax in the gardens, or by the pool, or take a stroll or bike ride through the woods. If bird watching or star gazing is your thing, you won't be disappointed. The wildlife and clear night skies are truly amazing as are the spectacular sunsets and sunrises.
There are plenty of walking and cycling routes on your doorstep as well as other leisure activities all within easy reach including leisure lakes, canoeing, caves, golf, and markets. Bike hire is available in Excideuil. Our location is ideal for visiting Thiviers, Perigueux, Bergerac, Limoges, Brantome and Sarlat la Caneda and many other beautiful Dordogne villages. Indeed, you are ideally placed to discover all parts of the beautiful department of the Dordogne and the surrounding areas.
How to Get Here
Our location allows easy access by road, rail or air. We are situated an hour’s drive from two regional airports (Limoges and Brive) and 90 minutes from Bergerac Airport. Additionally, we are a two hour drive from the international airport at Bordeaux. There are good local road connections linking us to the French motorway network as well as high speed rail links into Limoges from all major cities and local rail services from there into Thiviers.
What Guests Say
The best gite by far and we have seen a lot over the years. Beautiful in detail and style. Great welcome and fine hospitality. Wish you all the best with these gites. Enjoy this fine place for many years to come.
Robert van Hamer Netherlands
Thanks for the hospitality in your very beautiful gite. We loved our stay and felt really welcome, the peace and the nature, it is overwhelming. Thanks again. I am going to recommend your gite to my friends.
Stefan & Marianne
Things to See & Do
One of the most popular activities for visitors to France is experiencing the local market in a nearby town