La Retreat provides a distinct and beautiful setting for you to get away and relax. 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.
Whether you're escaping with family 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.
Fresh breakfast hampers available upon request, including eggs from our very own chickens.
Wifi is available allowing you free access to the Internet and your
Just outside your terrace doors awaits a quiet and relaxing scenic large garden, each gite has it's own dedicated BBQ . For the children, there is a play area with large trampoline , swing set and wooden playhouse.
In the evening the Pool and 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
All Gites are kept to a high standard and fitted with luxury linen and fresh towels throughout., pool towels are provided free of charge.
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.
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 five 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.
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 laid on for entertainment.
La Porcherie is the perfect location for a couples retreat, beautifully finished, fully equipped. We loved our evenings barbecuing in our private area, followed by drinks in the beautiful bar beside the pool.
We will be back, next time for much longer.