Farmhouse in Champs Romain, Nr.Nontron, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Rural Location
Chris & Karen
- english, french
About Chris & Karen
My wife and I bought Carpe diem in 2011 after falling in love with the rural location and tranquillity.Holidaying in France has always been a favourite of ours and we even honeymooned in France many years ago. Now with two children we love the rural outdoors and enjoy getting away from the"hustle and bustle"of work and city life.
Chris & Karen purchased this Farmhouse in 2011
Why Chris & Karen chose Champs-Romain
Carpe diem is located within the Regional National Park Perigord- Limousin and offers a wide range of activities for all the family. These include Boules, Canoeing, Caving, Cycling, Fishing, Go Karting, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Bird watching, Wildlife spotting, Photography, Sightseeing, Gourmet dining, Chateaux visiting, and Wine tasting at the many vineyards dotted around the region. There are also a number of adventure parks and activities to try. Or if the above seems too energetic you could simply relax by the pool reading a good book and enjoying the peace and tranquility.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house is a short drive away from Saint Saud Lacoussiere which has its own bakery, Bar (Tabac), Supermarket, pharmacy and fine dining restaurant (Hostellerie Saint - Jacques) In the opposite direction and a short journey you can reach St Pardoux-la- Riviere with similar amenities and a larger Supermarket with another lovely restaurant (Hotel de France) Brantome, known as the Venice of the Dordogne is a 25 minute drive away with interesting shops set into caves and many restaurants to relax after perhaps canoeing on the River Dronne. For further details of our house and activities nearby you can visit our website at www.carpediemholidayhome.com
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A perfect holiday 😄
Everything exceeded expectations once again. Can't wait to return again!
Fabulous property in a lovely rural location
This is the second holiday we have spent at Carpe Diem. Last year we thought the property was perfect but this year we found the addition of a downstairs toilet and an upgraded bathroom making it even better! The property is very well equipped with everything you need for a fabulous stay. The heated pool is an added bonus! There is lots to do and see in the area for all ages (we were 3 generations the oldest being over 60 and the youngest 13). Highly recommended !!!!
Holiady at Carpe diem
Fabulous holiday in a well equipped holiday home. Everything you need and more! We have stayed in gites/villas for 20 years and this is the best yet!! Definitely going back next year !!
We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Carpe diem and we appreciate your positive feedback. Looking forward to having you back to stay next year.
Just what the Doctor ordered!!!!!
It was once again a wonderful holiday with friends in this smashing house. The weather being good obviously helped but apart from that everything was great and as it was our sixth visit which speaks for itself. Unfortunately we are unable to return for another month!!!!!
Yet another superb trip
So pleased we were able to come back for a second time and for a longer period too. We got involved in a local pub quiz, not quite coming top though, relaxed even more by the pool, and came home feeling re-charged. A brilliant place to stay, couldn't recommend it high enough.
Thank you for returning to Carpe diem again and for your positive feedback. It is very much appreciated.
Wishing you better luck next time in the pub quiz!!!!!
This was our fifth stay at this lovely house so that speaks for itself especially as we have already booked up to stay twice during 2015.
The accommodation is spacious for up to 10 people without getting in each others way and the garden area is plentiful. The house is extremely well equipped and there are plenty of areas in which to sit in the garden both in the sun and shade. We used the swimming pool regularly and there are bikes to suit all ages with plenty of quiet lanes to explore. The area is very quiet and the nearest villages (2) are approximately 3 miles away where restaurants and supermarkets can be found. All in all a perfect place for a relaxing holiday.
Special interest holidays:
There are many local lakes for fishing
Grand Etang at St Saud Lacoussire
Grand Etang de St Estephe
Grand Etang de La Jamaye near Riberac
Royan & Bordeaux are an approximate 2 hour drive from Carpe Diem
The closest airport to Champs Romain is Limoges Airport (47 km)
In the surrounding area are Angouleme Airport (48km) Bergerac Airport (81km) or Poitiers Airport (123km ). Bordeaux airport is also approximately a two hour drive.
TGV to Angouleme but would then need to hire car. Angouleme is approx 1 hour away.
Car hire is essential
* St Pardoux de la Riviere (6km)
* St Saud de Lacoussiere (6km)
* Brantome( 16 km)
* St Jean de Cole(11km)
* Thiviers (16km)
* Aubeterre Sur Dronne (66 km)
* Perigueux (33km)
* Pieguet- Pluviers (18 km)
* Angouleme (61km)
* Nontron (8km)
* Bergerac (101Km)
* Sarlat - 2 hrs away
* Domme 2 hours 15 mins away
* Rocamadour 2.5 hours
* Futurescope near Poitiers 2.5 hours away
* Oradour-sur-Glane - 2nd World War scene of Nazi Massacre
Wine Tasting: There are many vineyards dotted around the region but the famous wine tasting region of St Emillion and Bordeaux are only a couple of hours drive away.
The house is a short drive away from Saint Saud Lacoussiere which has its own bakery, Bar (Tabac), small supermarket, pharmacy and restaurant. In the opposite direction and a short drive away you can reach St Pardoux-la- Riviere with similar amenities and a larger Supermarket.