La Rame is an old farmhouse dating from 1910 where you can stay in one of our 4 B&B rooms, a 1-bedroomed gîte, a 2 -bedroomed gîte, or a romantic studio under the eaves.
The house is located in the north of the Dordogne, in an area called the Périgord Vert. We are just
inside the borders of the Périgord-Limousin national park. The region is very well known for it’s beautiful unspoilt nature, picturesque villages, foie gras and truffles.
If you are looking for a holiday where you can relax in a beautiful setting, enjoy outdoor activities and feast on local delicacies. we would love to welcome you!
All our rooms are newly decorated, however we’ve kept the exposed stone walls and beams to retain some of the old charm.
Rooms 1 & 4 are double rooms with king-size bed. These rooms also have their own bathroom, wardrobe, seating area and look out over the garden with the frog pond and the forest beyond.
Rooms 2 & 3 have a king size bed plus an extra single bed. These rooms also have their own bathroom, wardrobe, seating area and look out over the front of the house with a pretty garden with rolling fields beyond.
All the rooms can be set up to have two or three single beds if required. Contact us for details.
All the rooms have Wi-Fi.
The B&B rooms share an entrance separate from the owner’s house. Please note that the rooms are located on the first floor, accessible via an open staircase.
All bathrooms have a washbasin, separate toilet and a walk-in shower. You will also find complimentary soap, shampoo, and a hairdryer.
All bed-linen and towels are included in the price, and we have travel cots and highchairs for the little ones on request.
There is a washing machine and an iron available for guest use.
We serve a continental breakfast with fresh local products from 7:30 till 9:30.
You can enjoy your breakfast in the dining hall/bar across the lawn from the main building, or you can take it to one of the many outdoor seating areas.
Throughout the day you can help yourself to coffee and tea from the coffee station in the reception room. In this room you’ll also find a comfy sofa and a TV. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Breakfast is also available to our guests in the gîtes, upon request (€6,- per person).
We can offer group accommodation for up to 22 guests, subject to availability. There are 4 rooms with private bathrooms for two or three guests, all on the same floor. In addition to this, 2-4 extra guests can stay in gîte 1, 4-6 guests in gîte 2, and 2 more guests in the loft studio.
Groups will have exclusive use of our communal kitchen and dining room with bar or our BBQ terrace, to cook and eat together. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
There is plenty of parking, and we have 20 hectares of land where you can roam around and explore. There are nicely lawned areas, but also wild grassland, forest and even a small natural lake. You can sit under the willow tree at the frog pond and enjoy the wildlife around you: birds (of prey), our two goofy dogs, and maybe even a deer or two.
There is also an area with a barbeque and pizza oven which is shared with the other guests. There are several tables on the shared terrace, where you can join each other for a meal and a glass of wine, or you can use one of our portable bbq’s if you want a more private meal. In the communal dining room we have a pool table, darts and other games for you to use. On the terrain you’ll also find a shared pool, a children’s playground and a sports/playing field.
We do ask everybody to be considerate towards our other guests and keep the noise down as much as possible after 10 pm.
There is lots to do for nature lovers, hikers/bikers, horse riders and families with children. Everywhere you look there is a pretty village with castles, rivers to fish or canoe on (or pan for gold) and hiking paths through the stunning countryside. Or you can just choose to sit in a town square and watch the world go by with a coffee or a glass of wine. Thiviers (15 minutes drive away) has a great market on Saturdays, 4 supermarkets and all other shops you might need. lt is also the capital of ‘foie gras‘ (goose liver). And of course, there are the other local delicacies: truffles, walnuts and wines from the Bordeaux, Cahors or Bergerac regions. Thiviers is also situated on the pilgrim route Santiago de Compostela. Closer to the house there is a village called ‘La Coquille‘ where you’ll find a supermarket, bakery, butchers, and pharmacy. There are plenty of local restaurants and bars, where you can eat a very reasonably priced lunch or why not have dinner in a castle?
Brantôme, the Venice of the Périgord
Jumilhac-le-grand with its magnificent castle
Fun for the whole family:
The swimming lakes at Nantheuil and Saint Saud
We’ll have lots more local tourist info waiting for you when you arrive.
We are very easy to reach by car. You wouldn’t know it once you’re here, but we are close to the main road (RN21) that goes from Limoges in the north to our capital Perigueux. There is plenty of parking at the house. We are motorbike friendly, with undercover parking. You can fly to the following airports, depending on the company: Limoges (55 minutes drive), Perigueux Bassilac (35 mins), Brive-la-Gaillarde (just over an hour), Bergerac (1 hour 20 mins), or Bordeaux (2 hours). lt is advisable to have a car here but if you want to take public transport, there is a train station in Thiviers where you can take a taxi to the house, or we can pick you up if so arranged beforehand. From Bordeaux airport you can take a free shuttle to the train station where you can catch the train to Thiviers. We can arrange hire bikes for you.
There are animals in and around the house: two dogs and a cat that are all well-behaved and walk around freely. You are more than welcome to bring your pets as long as they get along with other animals and are generally well-behaved. We have a fenced-off back garden of around 2500 sqm (1 meter high), with trees for shade and a pond for dogs to cool off in. The front garden is also fenced off (1 meter high), and includes all the terraces and BBQ area, so you can just sit and relax while de dogs can be sociable and safe. We welcome up to 4 dogs in our gîtes, but we can only welcome 1 small to medium sized dog in the B&B rooms. Please note that the rooms are on the first floor, with an open staircase.
We are motorbike friendly and can offer under-cover storage for your two (or three) wheeler.
Contact us for more details.