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Riverside Retreat 1

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The house

Set in a secluded wooded valley we live in a large farmhouse that houses the bar and restaurant. We have cabins In the pretty meadow, one sleeps up to 5 people in a double room and a triple room with bunks and a single bed. Two sleep for people.The cabins are extremely spacious and airy. Recently renovated to a high standard, with fitted kitchen having a gas oven, microwave and fridge freezer and all you need for a comfortable self catered stay. Shower room with toilet completes the scene. Outside on the verandah you will find your garden furniture and barbecue. The fabulous new pool is here too. As the river flows here you can try your luck fishing for trout for the BBQ. outside are your BBQ and garden furniture.


  • No smoking
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • Table d'hôtes
  • Boat at the house
  • With swimming pool


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We are in L'Epinassie which is a mile long road from the village of Marval in the Haute Vienne just sitting on top of the Dordogne. We are very secluded in a valley on our own surrounded by forest. This is a truly idyllic spot with the added bonus of wildlife galore. There have been over 120 different species of birds spotted in the last few years including our fantastic Kingfisher family and our resident Cattle Egret. You may also spy deer, wild boar and pine marten and otter.

  • Rural
  • Meadows and woodland

Restaurants, food & wine

We have a bar and restaurant open five days a week and guests can always get a snack or full meal and drinks. We cater for the French and English and have an evening a la carte. Several wines, spirits, beer and non alcoholic drinks. Our speciality is curry. Anything from mild Chicken Dansak or a Beef Rendang to hot King Prawn and succulent Pork Belly. The handsome limousine herd also provide the best steaks around. Cooked to perfection you will not taste a better Fillet or Entrecôte. We also serve Fish, Lamb Shanks and bar snacks like chunky Cheese Burgers or Chicken and Fish goujons. Please let us know if you have a dietary requirement or an allergy. We aim to cater for everyone as best we can.


The river Bandiat which is a class A trout river flows through the meadow from our seven acre lake so you can fish for trout, pike, perch, roach and bream. Local walks are numerous, and cycle routes too. There are many bustling market towns and chateaux in the region. Brantome is well worth a visit where you can shop, eat, drink or canoe. Known as the Venice of the north this is a real gem. Richard the Lionheart territory is 30 minutes from us and Chateau Montbrun where he supposedly took his last breath. There are two go karting circuits nearby in Chalus and Javerlac, both around 30 minutes from us. There are stables in St Estephe, about 15 minutes away for the riding enthusiast. Here you will also find a fabulous man made beach with swimming in the lake. Food and drink available too. Also, fairly locally are a few golf courses.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing

Further remarks

We, Jackie and Liston took over La ferme du lac In April 2015 and are now thriving. A truly beautiful spot for relaxing and getting back to nature. Onsite almost always, closed on a Monday and Tuesday, we will be here for help, advise or just a chat and a glass of wine if you need us. Boris, our friendly dog is always a hit too! You may have seen us on the Channel 4 series "A new life in the sun" which was great fun.

Additional price info and offers

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Price towels perp person (optional) € 10.00

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