La Maison Ronde – Dordogne
- Roundhouse for 2
A truly bizarre find, tucked among the curves of a French country garden, this was recently voted one of The Times fifteen best places for a wild time.
The walls of the roundhouse are dotted with coloured glass, sending shafts of red, blue and green light into its cosy, rustic interior. You have a simple, private kitchen, shower and loo down at the site and stunning views over the hills of the Dordogne to enjoy as you while away the lazy summer afternoons.
Ask Hester, your host, about the range of activities and sights nearby, or just relax into your corner of the South of France. A truly romantic escape with peace, quiet and starry skies.
- Pets welcome
Children cannot be accomodated at La Maison Ronde but pets are welcome at the owner's discretion.
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Everything you need to know about La Maison Ronde
The important stuff
- Check in time is 4pm
- Check out time is 10am
- Children cannot be accomodated at La Petite Renaudie
- Pets will be considered by arrangement
Sleeping arrangements1 double
Kids & PetsChildren cannot be accomodated at La Maison Ronde but pets are welcome at the owner's discretion.
- Covered cooking area on the terrace includes:
- Two ring gas hob
- Electric cool box
- Table, chairs & solar lanterns
- A solar shower and compost loo for the exclusive use of guests of La Maison Ronde are on site
Heating, lighting & bedding
- Wood-burner in the roundhouse
La Petite Renaudie, Riberac, 24600 Villetoureix, France
The nearest TGV stop is Angouleme from which you can get a local train to Perigueux
Driving directions are a little complicated! Contact Hester once you've booked for a detailed explanation, but use the below as a fallback:
Head for Riberac and depending on which direction you come from, it will be right at the last roundabout in Riberac or left at the 1st roundabout. It is signed Villetoureix. GO UP INTO the village & bear right round the church. After 1km take the right fork signed La Petite Renaudie and carry on another1km. Take a road to the right, signed La PR. That road bends to the left, then bends to the right, you will then see a house with maroon shutters in front of you. At the house TAKE THE TRACK TO THE RIGHT, with a sign up saying Round House. La Maison Ronde is at the wooden house at the bottom.
Eating & drinking
Pubs & Restaurants
Bertric Buree (6km) - noted for its fish hors d'oeuvres
Lusignac (10km) - lovely country setting and often live music in the evenings
St Victor (10km) - best ever puddings
St Marcial (10km) - simple French food
There are three great places in Verteillac too, ask Hester for recommendations.
Things to do
The round house is situated at La Petite Renaudie 2kms outside Villetoureix, a small village with a church, school, shop, bar, restaurant & hair dresser (yes, one of each). Riberac is the nearest town, 6kms away. It's a typical French market town and is convenient for supermarkets and all other town amenities as well having a renowned Friday market.
There are country walks, swimming in the lovely local river La Dronne or at Lac Jemaye deep in the forest of the Double (ask Hester for directions), or municipal pools at Riberac and Verteillac.
Cycling - A professional mountain biker guide can be obtained at a reasonable price;
Tennis is available in the village and golf, horse riding, fishing and canoeing on the Dronne can all be arranged
Places to Visit
You're within easy reach of Brantome "The Venice of the Dordogne", with its magnificent Benedictine Abbey and canoeing along the river, Aubterre with a monolithic church and a river beach and only an hour from the cities of Perigueux and Angouleme. There are prehistoric caves and the many Chateaux of the Dordogne, plus, further afield, the vineyards of Bergerac, St Emillion and of course, Bordeaux.
Meet your hosts
Hester, the owner of La Maison Ronde, keeps things pretty simple. She is a friendly host, leaving a bottle of wine waiting for you when you arrive, and a mine of information on the local area. Your roundhouse is tucked away at the bottom of her garden with a lovely view over the hills of the French countryside. The rest...you'll have to find out for yourself!