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Country Chambres d'Hôtes Bed and Breakfast in the Dordogne
St-Mayme de Pereyrol, between Bergerac and Périgueux. With pool.
3 double rooms and a family suite
Les Deux Tilleuls
La Jaubertie is a peaceful hamlet just outside the village of St-Mayme de Pereyrol, 25 kms from both Bergerac and Périgueux, in a beautiful part of the Dordogne where there is a quality of life and a landscape of wooded hills and valleys, vineyards, walnut groves and fruit orchards, fields of maize and sunflowers, towering châteaux and ancient villages and towns.
Our house is very typical of the Dordogne and lies in four hectares, surrounded by fields and woods with a marvellous variety of wildlife on the doorstep; nightingales, golden orioles, sometimes hoopoes, hawks and buzzards circling lazily overhead.
We have a family suite and three chambres d'hôtes bed and breakfast rooms, one of which has a children's bedroom, all have lovely stone walls and beams and are furnished with country furniture and decorated with pretty fabrics.
The first bedroom is in the main house, a large double room in Renaissance style with views to the front and the back of the house. It has a private bathroom with both bath and shower.
The other two bedrooms are next to the main house, the first is large and light with an en suite shower room and lovely views over the garden and countryside. The second bedroom looks across to the old barn and the fields where the horses graze. Next to it is a children's room with bunk beds. There is also a pretty bathroom. Downstairs is a large double room with a shower room and separate wc.
Breakfast is served in the dining room downstairs, which has a traditional log fireplace and opens onto the garden and pool. Apart from the pool we have table tennis and can organise treks through the countryside on our horses for experienced riders. There are also various books and games in the house. Bicycles for both adults and children can be hired in the village.
Within 5 to 10 kms are tennis courts that are open to anyone and a lovely lake where you can picnic and swim. The area is ideal for cycling and you can walk almost anywhere you like through numerous country lanes off the beaten track, perhaps the best way to really see this area. About 30 minutes away are the Vézère and Dordogne rivers, which have canoe hire bases that cater well for children and beginners and can arrange to collect you at point further along the river and drive you back to your car at the base. Climbing and potholing are also possible locally.
The Bergerac vineyards and those around it like Péchamant and Monbazillac are an easy drive from here and there is a good choice of local restaurants with generous menus at reasonable prices.
Throughout the region are many châteaux dating from the before the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, some with beautiful gardens, each with their own story to tell; Beynac and Castelnaud, which face each other across the Dordogne river, Biron standing high on a hill that can be seen for miles around and Bourdelles, just downstream from Brantôme. Known as the Venice of the Périgord, Brantôme sits on the lovely river Dronne and is a delight to visit. Its abbey dates back to the 11th century and there are a host of bars and restaurants including the legendary Moulin de l'Abbaye and the nearby Moulin du Roc, both of which have a Michelin rosette. Issigeac with its popular Sunday morning market and Sarlat are other places worth visiting.
Périgueux cathedral, designed by the architect of the Sacré Coeur in Paris, is a beautiful backdrop to the weekly markets and the Roman amphitheatre there is still imposing and in remarkably good condition. The town is famous for its food and, as it is surrounded by farms producing foie gras, the shops are full of it. The old part of the town has many lovely medieval houses and is pleasant to walk around. The annual Mime Festival is held usually at the beginning of August and through the summer, there are a succession of other music and theatre events throughout the region.
The Dordogne is also famous for an extraordinary series of caves with amazing prehistoric cave paintings. Lascaux is known as the prehistoric Sistine Chapel, others worth seeing are at Les Eyzies, Rouffignac, Combarelle and Font-de-Gaume. There can be few people who leave without a sense of awe at Man's struggle to learn and progress and several of these sites also have very good museums.
Prices and booking information
Prices are according to the room, for 2 people, breakfast included
Extra children's twin room per night (under 15 years) - €15 per child
Reduction of €10 for more than one night
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