- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Cook available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Try something different for your holiday, a holiday in a yurt is camping in style! These yurts, just an hour from Angouleme into the Dordogne are fabulously located in a peaceful & rural idyll, allowing you peace & quiet, and a chance to explore the local area. There are four yurts situated to give guests space & privacy, each with its own amazing summer kitchen, open-air bathroom & compost loo.
The yurts at Chez Devallon lies about 2km from the village of Nanteuil Auriac de Bourzac, in a beautifully secluded and private area. Perfect for honeymooners and couples looking for a peaceful retreat. Verteillac lies close by for basic shopping requirements & bank, post office, bars/restaurants, doctor pharmacy, garage, tourist information. Just 15kms away is Riberac, renowned for its busy Friday market, or in the other direction, Villebois Lavalette, both having good supermarkets & other town amenities. We made the yurts ourselves - we have a willow plantation so the wood for the lattice structure came from a mile down the road!
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(70km), Bergerac (75km), the vineyards of St Emilion(80km), or visit the city of Bordeaux(120km).
Bergerac is just over an hour’s drive and has daily flight from several destinations. Other possible airports are Bordeaux (1hr45), Poitier (2hrs), Limoges (2hrs) 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.
Angouleme (1hr /45km) Bergerac (1h10) 70km
Nearest Train Station:
Angouleme (TGV) or Montmoreau (20 mins) 35km
St Malo or Caen, followed by Dieppe and Le Havre 480km
Lots of options within 10 minutes
River beaches and lakes nearby
Riberac, Brantome, Villebois Lavalette, Chalais
The yurts are 5m in diameter have each been handmade on site using willow from the plantation. They each have a comfy double bed (made up for your arrival), and a spacious living area with polished wood floors, chairs, rugs and a selection of books and games. There is ample storage space, and wind up torches and lanterns are supplied. Each yurt also has its own well equipped summer kitchen, dining terrace and BBQ, as well as a solar powered private shower room and separate compost toilet.
Each yurt has a private terrace with wonderful views.
The nearest coastal beach is at Royan or La Palmyre which is about a 2 hour drive. However there are several river beaches within easy reach - Aubeterre, St Aulaye, Lisle as well as well equipped lakes. Lake Jemaye is our nearest which is well worth the 40 minute drive, where there’s a beach with bars & restaurants overlooking the water front & safe paddling & swimming areas (life guards at peak times). There is a 9-hole golf club about 20 minute drive from us and an 18-hole course is available in Perigueux about an hour away. We occasionally run willow weaving courses (willow hurdles and plant supports or living willow garden structure) so please get in touch if you are interested. We also rent out a tandem so if you fancy a holiday exploring the area with a difference then please contact us for more details.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit requested to secure a booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. You are welcome to arrive at any time after 4pm & we ask that on leave by 10.30 on departure day. The yurts are open from mid April to mid October.