Les Palennes

Oradour sur Vayres, Haute-Vienne
+33 (0)5 44 20 16 81

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: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season. Rozel gite has ground floor access and suitable for reduced mobility.
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



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!