Lannet is a rural gite in a peaceful situation in the Perigord Limousin Natural Park. This spacious, well appointed property is fully updated with a new kitchen and shower room. It offers comfortable, roomy accommodation for 2-6 people. The lounge features a magnificent traditional fireplace which augments the central heating during the winter months. Outside there is a large garden with plenty of lawns providing room for the bbq and outdoor furniture beside the pool. There is ample garden space for outdoor games and for quiet relaxation.
Enjoy the wildlife experience with us, we have a bat detector, a moth trap and an Astronomical Telescope for stargazers! The wide open skies here ensure some superb sunsets and opportunities for stargazing.
Mature trees provide shade when needed and the garden is carefully tended by the owners, who live next door. The local area is renowned for it's natural history with a variety of diverse habitats for wildflowers, especially orchids, birds and butterflies. We are both very keen on natural history and are only too happy to offer any help or advice.
Vegetables and fresh herbs are available from the garden in season along with soft fruits and apples and pears.
Our prices are for 6 persons and if your party is less than this we may be able to offer a reduction outside the peak season, please ask. Although our prices are in UK pounds we are happy to accept payment in Euros, please ask.
Spacious kitchen area with 4 ring gas hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge-freezer, coffee machine, toaster and all necessary utensils. The dining table has ample room for 6.
We provide all cleaning cloths and materials.
Two sofas and an armchair provide comfortable seating for six around the large original open fireplace. The fireplace works well for the chillier evenings out of season, firewood is provided.
A large selection of dvds, books and games is provided.
Satellite tv with all Freesat channels and radio, dvd player.
One double bedroom and 2 twin bedded rooms, all bed linen and towels supplied and all bedrooms have fans. Beds will be made up prior to your arrival and bed linen will be changed weekly.
Pool towels are also provided.
A shower room downstairs with a large walk-in shower, handbasin and wc.
A separate wc upstairs with handbasin.
Full gas central heating and open fireplace in the living area.
Satellite tv with all UK freeview channels including radio, dvd player with wide selection of dvds, card and boardgames and a good selection of paperbacks, local guide books and books on natural history.
There is a large secluded, fenced garden to the rear of the property with lawned areas, enjoying views over the countryside.
There is a table and chairs on the balcony along with a second set of table and chairs and barbecue in the garden.
The 9 x 4m pool has a sitting out area with sunloungers. Pool towels are included.
A badminton set is provided along with "Boules a la planche", a game that originates from Brittany.
Mature trees provide shady spots to enjoy a book and a glass of wine.
We also have a set of boules and the village boules pitch is nearby.
There is off-road parking and undercover parking available for two cars.
Unfortunately this property is not suited to persons with impaired mobility or wheelchairs.
Lannet is situated on a very quiet country road,with very little passing traffic, some 1.2km from a main road, enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside yet having easy access to Brantome and Nontron.
Walking through the surrounding woods and fields is right on the doorstep.
Brantome has an amazing selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.
After 30 years in the tourist industry, a restaurant in Devon and holiday cottages in Cornwall, we left UK in 2007 for Asturias, we subsequently moved here in 2010 having fallen in love with Brantome. We both love the countryside, natural history and gardening and the peace and quiet of our surroundings here.
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||Space, peace, wildflowers especially Orchids, birds and myriads of insects. Easy access to Brantome, excellent local markets,the weather's not bad either!|
|Unique benefits of property||A tranquil spot surrounded by woods and fields, plenty of walks from the doorstep. An excellent spot for birds, over 60 species recorded in the garden so far and close to 300 different wildflowers, not to mention the butterflies!|
Nontron has an interesting circular walk to discover it's history and explore the beautiful gardens. Take lunch at the hotel Plisson and then visit the knife factory to see the famous Nontron knives being made, follow this with a visit to the chocolate factory, if you have the stamina!
Known as "The Venice of Perigord" Brantome is a beautiful and very popular town. It is therefore no surprise that boat trips abound here, either drift gently along with a guided tour or take a canoe if you're more adventurous! There is plenty to explore here and many bars and restaurants for refreshments. A weekly market on a Friday is very popular.
A variety of options here, you can canoe from Brantome down to Bourdeilles or be transported upstream and then paddle down to Brantome.
An amazing underground cavern full of history with cave paintings and even a chamber with scratches made by bears on the walls. There is plenty here to amuse all the family.
Brantome 12km. A market every Friday and a smaller "Farmers' market" on Tuesdays.
Brantome, about 10kms. away has around 15 restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.
An historical site, a village which was the scene of a mass execution by the Nazis and is preserved in the state it was left as a memorial to those who died. Very moving.
A Wednesday market with the very best of the area, market stalls everywhere and you can find everything you want from rabbits to grandfather clocks!
This site has an interesting circular walk around an area of outstanding natural history interest. It is a dry, hot (in the summer time) location with a variety of southern European/Mediterranean flora and fauna.
Come during the season and you're welcome to join us to see Brive play at home, it is a very colourful and noisy occasion!
A delightful riverside restaurant in Brantome with a varied and interesting menu. A regular haunt of ours.
A day out for the more energetic. Travel along the former railway line under your own power and at your own speed! Picnic sites and loos en route.
A favourite spot of ours with superb food in a wonderful waterside location.
A picturesque small town with many restaurants and interesting shops. A visit to the underground church is a must.
Another favourite of ours! Excellent value menus and a delightful riverside location.
A pretty riverside village with a superb Chateau to visit and afterwards take lunch in the square, we recommend the L'Atelier des Sens.
A delightful city, the Cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site, and the Roman Museum Vesunna is amazing. Plenty of restaurants for lunch, our favourite is Le Seizieme which has a quiet terrace.
The gite is perfect for lovers of gardens and countryside.
The roads surrounding the gite are quiet and well maintained making days out very relaxing.
The owners make a real effort to make you welcome and make sure you have any food supplies if arriving late in the day.
The pool is clean and well maintained and loungers super comfy, the large sun umbrella is a godsend for a hot day as well as a gazebo over the outside dining area.
The balcony also has a dining area and has an excellent view over garden and surrounding countryside.
Plenty of towels and good quality bedding.
A better quality mattress would assure a better nights sleep and perhaps air conditioning as the bedrooms are in the roof space and become very hot.
This was our third visit and as everything else is so perfect we forgave the mattress.
Just returned from a wonderful wk here, can not recommend staying here highly enough. After a lengthy drive through France, Jon & Sally had taken care of everything to ensure that the last thing we need to do was to rush out to the shops. The house has everything you could possibly require whilst away from home and we tested that to its limits, with a flat battery and medical emergency! The house is set amongst the beautiful French countryside, giving us as parents a wonderful environment in which to relax, whilst the pool provided hours of fun for our 4 daughters (ranging from 4-10 yrs old), who also adored playing with Jon & Sally’s 2 friendly dogs. The house is fully equipt with dvd’s, uk tv, jigsaws (for the young and old), Lego, a selection of books for grown ups, fans, washing facilities, fantastic cooking and bbq’ing facilities. There’s plenty to do in the local area: we thoroughly enjoyed the canoeing, the 12k route from Brantome finishes in another beautiful places called bourdeilles, even if you don’t canoe here I would recommend a visit. Brantome was definitely our favourite local town with everything you need from culture and supermarket, to a variety of places to eat. Another fantastic day out is the Velorail in Corgnac, definitely go for the electric assistant option unless you do alot of cycling, don’t forget money for an ice cream half way, the return leg of the trip is a real treat!
If you like a good shop Périgueux is a pretty place to visit too!
Everything you could want for a lovely break in rural Dordogne. The gite has all that you could need and more and the garden and pool are stunning, the water is warm enough for everyone. Sally and Jon and their dogs are wonderful hosts. Canoeing from brantome is a must, as is the velorail if you are feeling fit.
Just returned from a wonderful second visit to this beautiful gite. We received a lovely welcome pack with a homemade quiche, bottle of wine, bread and milk and the owners were on hand throughout the stay for anything that we needed.
The setting is beautiful with an abundance of wildlife in the garden and surrounding fields and the sunsets are something else.
The location is very rural but for us perfect. Many local sites to see and a lovely swimming pool to relax by if that is preferred. Would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a french countryside break.