Welcome to La Renardière; our beautiful French country home in the picturesque Dordogne region. The Dordogne is the perfect place for holidays with beautiful weather and activties to suit everyone including: family friendly adventure trips, heritage sites steeped in history, traditional French towns with both day and night markets and miles of beautiful countryside for sports enthusiasts.
La Renardière is just on the outskirts of the village of Paunat, a traditional French village with a magnificent abbey and a popular restaurant. It is a short 5 minute drive the famous village of Limeuil where you can enjoy a glass of wine looking over the confluence of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers or walk up the cobbled streets of one of the prettiest villages in France. Situated in the golden triangle, we are 30 minutes away from Bergerac, 45 minutes from the famous medieval town of Sarlat, named the capital of the Perigord, and a stones-throw away from a variety of bastille towns and exquisite vineyards.
At the property, we have three large gites available for rental all year round. The gites sit in the centre of 12 acres of charming grounds and all have access to a large pool. All of our gites have outdoor terraces where you can sit in the evenings and take in the peaceful surroundings. The grounds are secluded and we have no near neighbours so you can enjoy the tranquility with essential amenities only being a short drive away. We are a family run business and live on-site so are available to assist with anything you need. La Renardière is the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway where you can create memories and treasured moments. We hope you enjoy our slice of paradise as much as we do.
La Renardière has 3 newly renovated gites ready for rental. We offer two 2-bedroom gites and one 3-bedroom gite for weekly, weekend and mid week breaks. Each gite has a fully equipped kitchen, a modern and clean bathroom, homely living areas and a private garden/terrace area for BBQ's and outdoor dining. All gites have access to the large pool area and 12 acres of grounds. We can accommodate children of all ages and have cots and highchairs available on request.
Enjoy a dip in the large, turquoise pool or have a cold drink, grab a book and relax on our sun loungers on the patio. The pool and it's surroundings are fully fenced and gated for safety.
Why not spend some time to explore the 12 acres of grounds. You could walk through the woodland area, play sports in the open fields, play petanque in the walled garden or enjoy the nature and wildlife that wrap around the property.
You can still be connected with the outside world during your stay at La Renardière. We offer free wifi with good speed and coverage- a rarity in rural France!
You can keep the children entertained all day with our play area on site which includes a climbing frame, sand pit, slide and swings. We also offer a variety of outdoor play equipment such as footballs, badminton/ tennis rackets, swing ball and table tennis.
The Dordogne is full of fantastic vineyards offering tours and tasting with famous regions such as Bordeaux, Saint Emillion and Bergerac all within easy distance. Whether you prefer red, white or rose; there is something for everyone.
Wandering around the traditional french markets on a sunny day is a must do. You can buy the local delicies such as foie gras, duck and truffles. In the summer evenings, the Perigord Noir offers a range of local night markets where you can taste a selection of local and international dishes, sample local wine and dance the night away to live music- it is always a fantastic night.
The Perigord Noir is celebrated for it's historical sites with many dating back to the prehistoric age. The world famous Lascaux caves are a favourite amoungst tourists along with the many historical castles and stunning chateaux to explore in the area.
The Dordogne has something for everyone so if historic sites or wine tours aren't your thing why not try something more adventurous? You could try kayaking or paddle boarding on the Dordogne or Vézère rivers, go hiking or cycling around the picturesque countryside or even have a go at one of the tree climbing adventure parks near by.
Quaint Towns & Villages
Part of the appeal of the Dordogne is the stunnning bastille towns and pretty, cobbled street villages with the popular village of Limeuil only being a 5 minute drive away. La Renardière is in easy reach of beautiful towns to stroll round including Beynac, Monpazier, Belves and Les Eyzies. You can see traditional market squares, old towns carved into the rocks and magnificant, old stone buildings oozing French charm. We are also a short drive from the thriving medival towns of Sarlat and Perigueux.
Need something to entertain the children? From aqua parks to go-karting, small theme parks to animal parks there is plenty on offer. The nearby town of Le Bugue offers activity centres, climbing adventure equipment and an aquarium. Most of the prehistory sites and medieval castles also offer events and activties for children to enjoy.
The owners are adorable, attentive while being discreet, calm reigns, the pool is top, the site is super well maintained. We recommend.
Sarah, August 2021