Stunning conversion with lots of soul, in the ever beautiful Dordogne countryside.
We would describe this property as family friendly, yet also ideal for a romantic getaway, super comfortable, welcoming and a real escape from everyday life! Located on the edge of the beautiful french village of Payzac in the Dordogne, there are a few shops/cafes/boulangerie within walking distance (10 minutes), but far enough away that the property is as quiet as a whisper!
Quite important to note that the house next door is also available for rent, see our listing called La Maison Bleu (sleeps 8). So if you would like your family or friends to join you this would be the perfect place. This being said, the properties are located within a large enough area that you do not feel overlooked by one another and you have your own separate driveway.
Both properties are within a 10 minutes drive to Chateau Durantie in Lanouaille, which is a popular wedding venue. There are superb cycling routes to explore from the doorstep, there is a golf course nearby, swimming and plenty of sightseeing! We provide bikes at the property free of charge, and are shared between each house so they come on a first come first served basis. There are also two paddling pools, lawn games and two BBQ's.
Interior layout La Porcherie is a recently converted piggery, refurbished in a traditional style with quirky feature pieces such as a strong handmade front door! Internally the property has a warm heart, it is authentic to its exterior and filled with hints of a clean rural french style throughout. The ground floor is open plan, with a large dining area, well equipped kitchen and cozy sitting area with large log burning stove. The room is filled with light with windows on every wall, all with country views of serene peace and quiet and doors opening directly onto your own private terrace. La Porcherie is making efforts to be as enviromentally friendly as possible, recycling is in use, there is a compost bin and eco-friendly cleaning products are used as well as organic linens and organic wines are provide as a welcome gift.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a large queen-size bed and windows looking out with uninterupted views of the surrounding countryside. The second bedroom has two single beds and skylights, a really cozy and exciting room for children to enjoy. Upstairs you will also find the well equipped bathroom, as with the rest of the house nicely presented in a modern style and includes a large walk in shower.
Exterior La Porcherie has been beautifully renovated in a traditional french style with impressive attention to detail, full of character and craftsmanship while introducing a clean modern finish. The views are breathtaking and uninterupted.
Sleeping arrangements 1x Queen size bed
2 x Single
Long breaks welcome, please contact us directly with any booking enquiries you have!
Ross et Joni; firstname.lastname@example.org
The supermarket in Payzac is open Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 12:30 and then closed for lunch. It reopens at 14:00 til 19:00 and Sunday it is open 9:00 til 12:00. It has a limited range of things and if you want a big supermarket the Intermarche is on the road going into St Yrieix which is 20mins drive and is open all day and on Sundays during July and August.
In Payzac's main square there are 2 boulangeries a bar/tabac the post office and the pharmacy. There is also a few other shops, hairdressers, florist, newsagent and a couple of wine shops. Mme Boclet runs the boulangerie in the square and they do lovely cakes and pastries, but Wednesday they are closed all day.
Travelling By Car (And Ferry)
For those driving from the Eurotunnel you can expect to be in Dordogne within 9 hours or so. There is a choice of routes - via Paris or via Rouen tend to be the most popular, depending on where you want to visit. The same applies to those arriving in France via the channel ferries (DFDS and Brittany offer the widest range of times and vessels). There is also an overnight ferry service from Portsmouth to Santander. Perigueux is around six hours drive from there.
Planes and Trains
Until March 2020 the Dordogne region was fairly well serviced by provincial airports and regional railway lines as well as links to the high speed TGV network. We are confident these links will open again once our respective governments learn how to control the Covid19 virus and curb the pandemic. Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways have offered flights from the UK, historically, to Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse and Brive (Vallee de la Dordogne) from departure points across the UK and Ireland. KLM and Air France also offer options from mainland Europe.
If the French leg of your journey begins in Paris there are a range of connecting flights to the airports mentioned above and also some options to travel onwards by train. The high-speed TGV drops you in Bordeaux in an impressive two hours (you could stop off in Saint Emilion for lunch..) or Brive La Gaillarde in around four hours or so.
The Voila Villas team have tried all of the above so please do get in touch if you would like to explore your options, we'll be happy to offer our advice from personal experience. We would heartily recommend having access to a car in order to make the most of your Dordogne experience, there are good hire car options at all airports and train stations.
Free parking outside the property.
Had a great few days at La Porcherie, it is a lovely place, has been renovated with thought, a comfortable place to rest or come home to after a busy day. Lovely walk into the village to get a coffee, bread or visit the butcher. Interesting locations around and lots of new discoveries.
- 04 Jul 2018
We stayed here over Christmas, the place is beautiful, peaceful and well equipped. There was even a bottle of wine waiting for us as we walked through the door! Fantastic trip, as always. Highly recommended.
- 06 Dec 2017
The porcherie is a wonderful place for a small group. We stayed as four adults and a baby, and it was perfect. The 180° views of rolling countryside have to be experienced to understand how beautifully peaceful the location is. Being on the edge of the small town/village with all the amenities you need (bakery and supermarket for us) makes it more convenient than you could expect from somewhere that feels so isolated.
- 14 Sep 2017
We were attending a family wedding at a nearby chateau and we stayed at La Porcherie for a week. What a fabulous gite! Well appointed, comfortable and beautifully finished to a high standard with everything you need, down to some fresh provisions on arrival. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous, peaceful and serene. Rachel was very helpful before we arrived with plenty of local information and the chance to chat via email for further guidance. Finding the key was easy. Leaving it on departure was difficult as we didn't want to go! The area is quiet with Payzac village a short walk, offering shops and a restuarant. The area has lots to offer visitors of all ages although a car is essential. Thank you Rachel, hopefully we will be back soon.
- 23 Jun 2017