La Meynardie - Kabarole

+33 (0)5 53 91 84 60

A shady terrace runs the full length of this old barn, overlooking magnificent trees and fields of sheep. Riberac is a 10-minute drive


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

An idyllic spot for a holiday: a family-friendly barn on the edge of a hill. There are horses in the meadow, a pool up the hill, and weeping willows all around. Downstairs bedrooms have lofty beams and the twin rooms are tucked into the attic.

The village, a 450m-stroll, is a gem, with a medieval church, a friendly family restaurant (Le Lavoir), and peaceful countryside all around; the Perigord Vert is well-named. The owners, who are charming, live in the 12th-century manoir and tend the vegetable patch. Pick what you like and enjoy lunch on your long shady terrace.

All you need, from shops to restaurants to farmers’ market, lies in the small town of Riberac, 8km. Don’t miss the Grand Etang La Jemaye, 9km, a man-made lake fringed with pines. It’s perfect for families – borrow the kayaks, bring towels for the sands.

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We think you'll love

  • The remoteness – yet the village is a short walk away
  • Having a terrace overlooking a garden where children can safely play
  • The pool, the tranquillity and the views
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You should know

  • There are three gentle cats that like to welcome guests
  • The upstairs children's bedroom is reached via the bedroom below
  • You need a car


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Please check owner's website for availability before booking.
1 January - 9 May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from €138
Weekly price
from €960
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 8
From €1386 beds4 bedrooms


I loved the warm welcome from Judith and Nigel, the wide open spaces and the pool hidden up on the hill. A place to return to as a home from home.

Helen, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The barn, surrounded by woods and fields in the little-known Perigord Vert, is a six-minute walk (uphill) from the historic village of Siorac de Riberac. The village has two simple restaurants (one of which can supply you with breakfast's baguettes. Shops and restaurants are a ten-minute drive, in the small market town of Riberac. For walking trails, kayaks, lifeguards and safe swimming, the tranquil beach-lake of La Jemaye is a 15-minute drive. It also has two bistros.

Local points of interest from Judith & Nigel Nicholson

  • A huge covered veranda and all rooms generous with character and space
  • Large salt pool set in the south-facing hillside with all the privacy you could want
  • Tree-house, swings, hammocks, badminton and table tennis
  • Lots of woodland tracks and undiscovered countryside walks to explore
  • Popular village restaurant and bar with fresh bread and croissants within walking distance - and a choice of colourful and vibrant local markets every day of the week
  • La Jemaye lake with beach, boating and swimming within cycling distance


Judith & Nigel Nicholson

Judith and Nigel are kind, generous hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble. Judith, originally from Uganda, trained as a Montessori teacher and is a passionate gardener; Nigel works in nutrition in developing countries; both are involved in the community. They raised their family in Gambia, Ghana and Kenya, later moved to France, and in 2003 embarked on this excellent restoration of a manor house and barn. They enjoy walking, cycling, canoeing, and the simple pleasures of country life.