Les Palennes

Oradour sur Vayres, Haute-Vienne
+33 (0)6 49 86 09 26

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


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

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.


  • 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

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 8km.


Nightly price
from £72
Weekly price
from £500
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Apartment for 4
From £1155 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From £721 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From £901 bed1 bedroom



This is our 4th holiday here, and i'm sure there will be many more! we simply can't get enough of your great hospitality and "nothing is too much trouble" attitude. We love beautiful L'Etacq gite, so spacious and beautifully equipped. The tranquility and privacy is second to none. We have loved the hot weather, exploring lakes and beautiful new villages and restaurants.......and there is still so much to explore.... We feel very protected against CV-19 here, it gives us a feeling of security and certainly a chance to forget all that is happening right now in the world. a bientot

Noelle, Jersey, C.I.

We had such a lovely stay in Bonne Nuit Gite. This place is perfect and we feel so relaxed after 7 nights here. You are fantastic hosts, we felt very welcome and even spoiled with all the treats and cocktails by the pool! Thank you for introducing us to Pineau des Charentes! we are fans! We would love to come again sometime. We will miss Bill & Ben :-)

Bas & Myrthe, Utricht, Netherlands

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in Rozel Gite. What an amazing set up you have here! The absolutely perfect place to relax and unwind from the worlds stresses, very much needed. You are the perfect hosts and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. We will certainly be back.

Silvia, Channel Islands

A wonderful location far removed from the hustle and stress of modern day to day life. A soft gray palette with just the occasional pop of colour ensures your gite is tranquil and welcoming, a home from home. Love waking to the rustle of the wind. Wild life abounds and there is not another house in sight. Ali and Huard are warm welcoming hosts and so helpful and a fount of local knowledge and places to visit.... We will look forward to returning...

Joanne, Jersey

We had a wonderful stay at Les Palennes at the end of September. Ali and Huard have created high quality spacious accommodation in a scenic and peaceful location. Everything possibly needed was provided - such attention to detail. Amazing sunsets and fabulous night skies - we hope to return soon!

Teresa, Hampshire

What a fantastic location, perfect to relax as well explore the region. The Gite, L’Etacq, was superbly spacious and extremely well equipped. We couldn't have asked for more. The pool and hot tub were brilliant after a hot day exploring. But the crowning glory were the hosts, Ali and Huard, their help with where to go and when you needed to book was invaluable, they even helped with booking. They made the visit and stay special.

Simon, Chertsey

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The neighbourhood

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!