La Roderie is a 19th century stone barn, converted into a comfortable rural dwelling on two floors with a sauna and gym, overlooking a large landscaped garden with a lake. It is in a rural location two kilometres from a village.
The house opens onto a private walled courtyard complete with a hot tub and outdoor dining furniture for four guests. Adjacent to the house is a large landscaped garden with a private lake. Fishing rods and a row boat are available for children, which must be used under supervision. For adults, there is a choice of a mountain or a road bike and there are also two children's bikes.
The house opens onto a sunroom, perfect for couples to breakfast in, which connects to a spacious open-plan living and dining room served by a fully equipped kitchen.
A comfortable sofa suite surrounds a coffee table and fireplace, where guests can relax and listen to music or watch DVDs on the large television. A study, bathroom, amenities room and garage complete the ground floor.
Upstairs are the three large bedrooms, all of which have wardrobes and windows with views over the garden and fields beyond.
The first and second bedrooms have queen sized beds. The third can be configured either with a pair of twin beds or a single king size bed. There is also a snug with a double sofa bed and a television. Also upstairs is a second bathroom and a gym, featuring a cross-trainer with weights, a sit-up bench, and an exercise ball and the sauna. The gym and sauna are on a mezzanine level above the unsealed garage.
La Roderie is two kilometres from Abjat-sur-Bandiat, a village with two bars/restaurants, grocers and bakers. Other local restaurants range from auberges serving homemade local produce to restaurants renowned for their haute cuisine.
The town of Nontron, eight kilometres away, has supermarkets, a cinema, an indoor pool, restaurants and historic attractions.
In the immediate area there are two swimming lakes, canoeing, tennis, fishing, karting, horseriding, bowling, golf, caving, mountain bike trials and numerous walking paths (including nine available from the house). Regular markets, fêtes, gastronomical events and festivals take place throughout the holiday season.
La Roderie is situated in the Perigord-Limousin nature park, an area of almost two thousand square kilometres with a great variety of landscape, trees, flowers, and wildlife. Warm from March through October, the region has many beautifully scenic roads and pathways to explore on foot or bicycle.
An enjoyable two hours' drive will bring you to the scenic Dordogne River valley with its many historic towns and chateau. Also within easy reach are the picturesque abbey town of Brantôme on the Dronne river, where visitors can rent canoes.
Day trips can also be made to Bordeaux, the capital of France's wine industry, whose 18th century centre is particularly impressive. The town of Cognac is the location of the Remy Martin, Martell, and Hennessy brandy distilleries, all of which welcome visitors to take tours and sample the product. Limoges is traditionally the centre of porcelain making in France and is rich in medieval history.
The house is conveniently close to several airports, including Limoges, Bergerac, and Bordeaux, and the TGV station at Angoulême.