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Romantic Roundhouse


Riberac, Aquitaine/Dordogne,


  One-off feature  
  Probably the only one of its kind in France, this roundhouse was handmade with earth, logs and bottles, has a turf roof and reclaimed double-glazed windows. The ultimate in cosiness, especially for a late Summer escape. Copied from an original and inspired design by Tony Wrench and built by Ruari MacGibbon, it is truly one of a kind.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Eco-houses  
  Property Setting: Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  The Roundhouse is situated in the countryside at La Petite Renaudie, 2km outside Villetoureix, a lovely village with a small shop. Riberac is the nearest town 6km from the Roundhouse - it is a typical french market town and is convenient for the supermarket, and all other town amenities as well as its renowned Friday market. Of course lovely in Summer when you can be outside the whole time, but especially recommended for Spring and Autumn when the surrounding area is fabulous to explore and you can snuggle up in front of the woodburner in the evenings. A holiday in an eco house offers the ultimate cosy hideaway.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  Within easy reach is Brantome, a delightful riverside town with prehistoric caves, a magnificent Benedictine abbey & canoeing along the river, whilst Aubeterre, a beautiful hillside village with its Monolithic church, arty shops & river beach lies SW into the Charente. The cities of Angouleme & Perigueux are both within an hour’s drive, offering an abundance of both sightseeing & shopping opportunities. Further afield take a day out to explore Cognac(95km), Bergerac (50km), the vineyards of St Emilion(80km), or visit the city of Bordeaux(110km).  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: Bergerac is just under an hours drive and has daily flight from several destinations. Other possible airports are Bordeaux (1hr45), Poitier (2hrs15), Limoges (2hrs15) and La Rochelle (2hrs30mins). Flybe, Ryanair, BMI Baby, Easyjet and BA all have regular flights coming into the area. Angouleme, the capital of the Charente is only a 45 minute drive away and from here you can get the TGV train up to Paris (in just over 2hrs) or to Lille for links on to London via Eurostar. The nearest ferry ports are Caen (Ouistreham) and St Malo (both about a 6 hour drive) and Dieppe and Le Havre 6hr 30mins. Calais and Boulogne are a little further but often the ferry crossing is cheaper. Pick up from airports or train stations by prior arrangement.  
  Nearest airports: Bergerac (1hr) 50km  
  Nearest train station: Angouleme (TGV) 60km  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Caen 545km  
  Nearest bus stop: Riberac 6km  
  Car Hire: Optional  
  Nearest restaurant: Villetoureix - 2km  
  Nearest beach: Lake and river beaches nearby  
  Nearest shop: Villetoureix - 2km  
  Nearest market: Riberac, Brantome, Tocane, Chalais  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Hester Gordon
  Contact Phone No. 0033 553902543
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Birdwatching / Canoeing / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Tennis / Walking  
  Interior Facilities Linen provided / Log Fire  
  Interior Details Cosy interior - the roundhouse is essentially a 3m diameter bedroom /living space. It has a double bed made up ready for your arrival, a woodburning stove, a desk and bedside tables. Wind up torches and lanterns supplied. Outside there is a private compost toilet and solar shower. Towels (one hand towel and one bath towel) can be hired for €5 per person. We can do a washing load for you if necessary for €5 per load.  
  Exterior Facilities BBQ / Parking / Terrace  
  Exterior Details Outside there is the private compost loo and solar shower, an outdoor kitchen and eating area - all well equipped including BBQ. All set in a small, secluded location with superb views. Well behaved pets welcome by prior arrangement.  
  Further Details Perfect for couples who love the outdoors and nature or want a real get away from it all break, this is the ideal location for a holiday in an eco house. Excellent cycling, walking, birdwatching (bikes can be hired nearby in Riberac. Outdoor pool in Riberac and river beaches closeby. Excellent caneoing also available from several locations in the area.  
  Conditions of
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and I ask for a €100 damage caution at the time of arrival which is fully refundable on departure. The property is available from 4pm on the day of your arrival and departure is requested by 10am on the final day unless by private arrangement. Rental for periods of less than a week are also possible. Payment is also accepted in pound sterling.  
  Other Information Pet Friendly / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Romantic Roundhouse
I recently spent a weekend in the Roundhouse - it was really lovely. Very comfortable with all the necessary facilities. The view was fabulous - I sat outside in the evening admiring the fabulous view whilst listening to the nightingales - heaven! Thank you so much; I hope to be back.
Carol B,  France 

Lovely couple of days in this rural location.What a way to get away from things! Thanks - an absolute pleasure.
Lilli Stickley & Dave Finley,  Cambridge, UK 

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