|Room name||Type||Sleeps||Bathroom||Prices from (per room per night)||Additional info|
|Brantome Room||Double Room||2||Private||€80||Large tv, tea/coffee facilities|
|Perigord Room||Double Room||2||Private||€80||Large tv, tea/coffee facilities|
Buried deep in the beautiful French Countryside, yet only 6 miles from Brantome in the Dordogne, is our lovely 17th century home and studio of Les Ages, your base for you to explore the rich area. From the moment you arrive, you can relax and soak up the unique atmosphere, whilst pursuing the local French countryside, towns and villages to the full.
Along with Chambres d'hotes we also offer weekly photography workshops.
We compliment your stay with some traditional French cuisine.
Breakfast choices are wide and varied, and there are options to suit all tastes.
Lunches are available and include delicious home-made soups, hot savouries and tasty baguettes with a variety of fillings.
We also offer 4-course meals in the French style - light starters, followed by substantial main courses, delicious desserts, and selection of french cheeses, accompanied by wine or continental lager.
Savour the flavours of the area, and then relax over coffee, as you contemplate the day ahead
Special dietary options always available - just let us know your requirements when booking*.
Our large living room offers a comfortable area to relax or read and is heated by a large woodburner in the cooler evenings.
Both double bedrooms are en suite and have tea/coffee making facilities along with flatscreen tv. A mini fridge is provided.
En suite to both bedrooms.
The lounge/dining area is heated by air-to-air heat pump and woodburner, the bedrooms are heated by electric heater.
None offered apart from friendly hosts and good conversation!
Our large garden offers outside eating, sun loungers along with a hide to observe the local wildlife.
Free parking is available.
Ideally suited to singles or couples who are looking to relax in rural French hamlet away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and who appreciate fantastic cuisine. Bedroom access is via a staircase.
Photographic tuition is available at extra cost. Free wi-fi is available.
I'm Paul and along with my wife, Pam, run a Photographic Holiday Course company, alongside Chambre d'Hotes. After long careers in the UK we decided to settle in France. We enjoy meeting people and love the French way of life. Les Ages is a tiny rural farming hamlet of 18 people and retains its unique French character.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||Fantastic french countryside surrounds our location and it's a great base for walking and cycling (bicycles are available on-site). There is easy access to the beautiful town of Brantome - called the 'Little Venice' of the Perigord area. Historic Perigueux is a short drive away, with its wonderful Cathedral and vibrant Wednesday/Saturday markets, where one can buy wonderful fresh fruit, tasty cheeses, delicious cold meats and of course - crusty french baguettes.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property is a 17th century barn conversion offering a very friendly atmosphere with fantastic cuisine. The location of the property is ideal for walkers, cyclists and is surrounded by wildlife. We also have a bird 'hide' in the garden, making it ideal for birdwatchers. The only sounds you hear are the birdsong along with the odd tractor!|
From Les Ages, we offer day and weekly all-inclusive 'Photographic Workshops', for more information on these please see our dedicated website: www.frenchphotographicholidays.com
From beginner to the more experienced photographer, we guide you from camera settings, composition, onto the editing and printing of the final images. Space is limited to 4 photographers per workshop, consequently it is recommended to reserve your place as early as possible.
The River Dronne encircles Brantome and is a very popular starting point for kayaking down-river to Bordeilles, totalling around 10k of beautiful river scenery . The return journey is thankfully provided by minibus!
A short drive away are the magnificent Caves (Grottes) of Villars. They were discovered in 1953 and really are worth a visit, offering guided tours and prehistoric cave paintings.
A wonderfully picturesque Chateau, said to have inspired the Walt Disney Castle of Sleeping Beauty. Now restored and state owned. Tours are offered in the morning and afternoon, conducted in either French or English.
The wonderfully 'small' yet historic City of Perigueux, is also the capital of the Perigord region. Perigueux has a strong Roman influence with a dedicated museum. Situated in South Perigueux, the ‘Roman village’ of Versuna was discovered within church grounds while excavating for new construction. The village is an intact authentic example of Roman civilization in the area so was especially important. The whole site was then contained within a glass box, designed by famed French architect, Jean Nouvel, as a ‘living museum’, with ongoing excavation. Open throughout the season.
Perigueux also has two, weekly food markets (Saturday & Wednesday mornings). The market areas are dominated by the very impressive Cathedral of Saint Front. Cafes and restaurants abound, with something to suit all tastes and it is a good shopping area for those all-important gifts!
Another 'must-see' is the magnificent,11thC Brantome Abbey, where throughout the summer, you will find talented local artists exhibiting their work in the former monks' dormitory. River cruises can be enjoyed throughout the season, lasting approximately one hour, with tickets available on the quayside alongside the Abbey.
This vibrant, year-round market, takes place every Friday morning, with a wide variety of goods for sale. Everything for the discerning gift-hunter, from tablecloths, to wines, to soaps, as well as delicious fruits, bread and cheeses. Many quaint cafes and restaurants are within easy walking distance after the market ends, to enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch at sensible prices.