Les Palennes | Self-catering apartments in Haute-Vienne | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Les Palennes - Self-catering apartments in Haute-Vienne

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87150 Oradour sur Vayres, Haute-Vienne
Limousin, France

Ali Fontaine

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+33 (0)5 44 20 16 81(landline)

Super-helpful hosts – a shared pool and hot tub, woodland wildlife, walks and cycle paths all around – great views from bright living spaces

Fans of wildlife and star-gazing will be in their element here, deep in the Périgord-Limousin National Park. The Fontaines, from Jersey originally, have carefully renovated the 19th-century barns - preserving original beams and stonework - around the courtyard of their 50-acre farm. They live in the farmhouse and love having guests keen to explore the miles of woodland paths and cycle tracks all around. They’re also super-helpful: will lend bikes, organise lake fishing, riding, hot-air balloon take-offs from the doorstep (well, almost), deliver fresh croissants, even do a grocery shop if you’re running late. One of the barns has a one-bedroomed apartment on each floor (the ground floor one suitable for wheelchair users); the other has two en suite bedrooms above its big open-plan living area with wood-burning stove. All are bright and spacious, with good modern furniture and mattresses, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms. They each have outdoor sitting/eating areas, great country views and underfloor heating. Everyone shares the pool and hot tub. And it’s just ten-minutes’ drive to fabulous medieval Rochechouart.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Hot tub
Available to all guests, but may require booking.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Ali Fontaine:

Local points of interest from
Ali Fontaine:

  • There is an amazing array of bird life at Les Palennes, including 2 different types of owl living & breeding here at Les Palennes
  • There are numerous markets within a short drive including St Junien Market on Saturday and Piegut-Pluviers on a Wednesday morning
  • Kayaking is available on the Vienne river a short drive away.
  • You will often wake up to deer grazing in the fields outside your bedroom
  • We can arrange for hot air ballooning from our property with a local group, well worth it! A fabulous experience!
Points of interest

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  • 3 Apartments for 2 - 4
Price:(i) £450 to£136 per week

Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.

Booking info:


Restaurants 8km.




87150 Oradour sur Vayres, Haute-Vienne

Self-catering L'Etacq (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 twin/doubles (both en suite)
Price: (i) £ 700 to £ 136 per week
Self-catering Rozel (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double (en suite)
Price: (i) £ 550 to £ 100 per week
Self-catering Bonne Nuit (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double (en suite)
Price: (i) £ 450 to £ 93 per week

Ali Fontaine

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+33 (0)5 44 20 16 81(landline)