Les Palennes

Oradour sur Vayres, Haute-Vienne

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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: 4 nights. 7 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 £64
Weekly price
from £450
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Apartment for 4
From £1004 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From £641 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From £791 bed1 bedroom


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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!