This has been such an amazing experience at Gites Ligneyrac of Pat and Sophi!!! If you're looking to relax, explore and experience the French countryside, I would highly recommend this place. It offers everything you could ask for - old historic French house and barn (the Gites) on a small rural farm setting,run by an amazing host family, off the beaten track, rich in the French culture, surrounded by small villages close by, historic chateau's and only 20km away from the beautiful town of Brive. We stayed in the smaller of the two Gites which offered all the modern luxuries we could have asked for, yet they've kept the feel of it being an old French stone house.
If you are a cyclist, it is a great base to train from (or just explore by bicycle) with great rural roads (all paved), epic climbs and beautiful scenery. You really get a sense of Le tour when riding and training here.
As a tourist from South Africa we did enjoy the tourist villages of Collonges la Rouge and Turenne, however, there are many other small villages in the area to visit and enjoy the French countryside charm.
Sophi and Pat's gites are exceptional and the location is beautiful. A creative eye accompanies this high spec accommodation and the grounds feature a lovely pool with vineyard alongside. The hosts are charming too. We'll return.
We are 4 young friends who wanted to get away from London for a weekend and we got so much more than we bargained for! The Gîte is fully-equipt, warm and with a homely touch. My favourite bit, the fireplace. The owners are warm, giving and welcoming and made us feel like family by the time we left. They have a hidden grotto-ish bar that we were lucky enough to be invited to during our stay. Then there is the swimming pool, jacuzzi and fire pit! I can't wait to return and that we definitely shall. This place is a can't miss!!
Brilliant place,modern and charming, ideal for a family break away in the country side. Very convenient and close to a lot of attractions. Our kids particularly enjoyed the heated swimming pool and play facilities. Friendly service and excellent hospitality from the owners. We will definitely visit again!