LA RETREAT

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ABOUT

La Retreat provides a distinct and beautiful setting for you to get away and relax. Perfect to escape from COVID challenges, providing  a large green open countryside views garden, swimming pool and sun patio,  private terraces, large rooms, indoor and outdoor dinning, and isolation for you and your family if you so choose.

Situated in the heart of a small french farming hamlet, La Retreat boasts stunning views across the rolling countryside whilst being a stone throw away from the 12th century medieval town of Saint Yrieix La Perche. A chance to explore a vibrant french town full of charm, culture, entertainment and history.

A warm welcome awaits you at La Retreat, providing you with a place of relaxation, and an opportunity to escape. Whether this is by means of swimming in the in ground pool and basking on the sun terrace, or enjoying a cool drink at the Honesty pool bar, complete with  music from Alexa. Opportunity exists for enjoyment of the peace and tranquility of your own company with perhaps a glass of french wine and local delicacies on your private terrace  or BBQ area,over looking the garden and pool area. For those with junior guests, relax while the young ones experience the trampoline and children's play area, still under your watchful eye from either locations.

 
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La Porcherie - Couples (2 Pers)

La Grange - Family (8 Pers)

Whether you're escaping with family, enjoying freedom from Post COVID, or having a romantic weekend away, or  simply just a time to unplug and unwind, our gites offer charm & style with modern tasteful decor. Stay in a beautiful conversion with large living areas,  equipped with modern appliances, supported by plenty of indoor and outdoor space , each  with its own private BBQ.

 

OUR SERVICES

Breakfast

 

Enjoy your Petit-Dejeuner  Al-Fresco, in the privacy of your own patio or terrace. Why not include La Retreat free range chicken or ducks eggs as a special treat.

Free Wifi

 

Dedicated guest Wifi is available allowing you free access to the Internet, social media & your

e-mails.

Garden
 

Just outside your terrace doors awaits a quiet and relaxing scenic  large garden, with far reaching views across the french countryside. Each gite has it's own dedicated BBQ . For the children, there is a play area with large trampoline , swing set and  wooden playhouse.

Pool

 

The Pool  is shared between La Grange & La Porcherie, it is fully equipped with sun loungers, parasols, and space and privacy for all. In the evening the terrace is lit which adds to the charm of La Retreat. Enjoy the honesty pool bar , with a selection of wines, spirits, beer, soft drinks and even ice creams available

Housekeeping

Both Gites are kept to a high standard, & fitted with luxury linen & fresh towels throughout, pool towels are provided free of charge. Note - Please check for latest COVID precautions regarding towels.

Self Catering Facilities

Each Gite is self-catering with all the facilities you could need to feel at home, including modern pod coffee machine, dishwasher, cooker, fridge, microwave, all kitchens are fully equipped with all utensils.

 

GALLERY

La Retreat Entrance
La Retreat Entrance
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Front Entrance - Bell
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Night Pool
Night Pool
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Porcherie Patio Garden
Porcherie Patio Garden
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THINGS TO DO

The attractive medieval 12th century town of St Yrieix la Perche is only 5km away, and is a hive of activity in the summer months. Equipped with a number of fine restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a choice of seven large supermarkets that caters for all requirements, and also a range of small specialist/boutique shops to browse around.

A general market takes place every two weeks on a Friday morning, with an abundance of excellent food stalls, fresh vegetables and clothes and crafts. The town has many modern facilities, including cinema, bars, brassieres, and even a newly established McDonald's. Saint Yrieix La Perche provides a wealth of cultural events, historical buildings, guided tours, and even a French Rally Championship event in Sept.

Grotte de Villars

 

The Villars grotto is the largest underground network in the Perigord. The underground river has hollowed out huge chambers, connected to each other by galleries. During the guided tour you will be able to admire impressive stalactites and enjoy the impressive son et luminere show.

Jumilhac le Grand

 

The chateau at Jumilhac is open to the public during the summer, this beautiful town also hosts a Sunday market during July and August.  Set in the National Park this area is rich in beautiful scenery and many signed walks. 

Segur-le-Chateau

 

Beautifully placed on the Auvézère River, overlooked by the ruins of the castle and dating from the 12th century, Segur-le-Chateau is one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages of France’. Monday evening is a good opportunity to sample the local produce in friendly surroundings, with music, food, views and great company, an itinerary must!

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GUEST REVIEW

We were welcomed by the two excellent hosts, Red and Kim. They really went out of their way to make our stay fantastic. The house has four very spacious bedrooms (2 with a very large king size bed, one of which has an ensuite shower and wash basin) and the bathroom with bath modern too. A large kitchen is very practical to cook for a large group (we were only with 2 adults and two young kids). Love the big fridge and big freezer to stock up with groceries from the hypermarche only 10 mins away from the house. The unusually big garden with trampoline and very big pool (with alarm!) is where we spent most of our time. The honesty bar is a plus. Hide from the kids (who will be in the pool, on the trampoline, or inside enjoying Netflix) to enjoy a nice drink enjoying the countryside scenery. Other facilities: private parking area (covered), WiFi, laundry area with washing machine and dryer, fresh chicken or duck eggs, books/DVDs/games/toys, and more. The exchange of messages with the hosts from the early reservation many months ago, with uncertainties caused by COVID, as well as immediately before our arrival, were very friendly and transparent. We love to come again soon!