For an authentic, unassuming, slice of rural bliss in South West France, Grand Jean Farm Stay, near Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, is as good as it gets. You can take horse riding lessons at Grand Jean, go for long country walks or just laze around the two outdoor swimming pools. You’ll find the place thoroughly charming, the hosts friendly and the location serene, and all the while being just a few miles from the famously lovely town of Bergerac. THE Read more [...]
La Noyeraie is a cosy, charming farm stay B&B near the UNESCO World Heritage village of Rocamadour in the green hills of the Eastern Dordogne, France.
It offers a nice range of suites, rooms and self catering studios all with private bathroom and every morning they serve a great French breakfast in the farmhouse dining room, or weather permitting, on the terrace. Good wholesome home cooked evening meals are available too and they offer a great selection of local organic wines to go with them.
THE FARM & THE FOOD:
The farmhouse is surrounded by 9 peaceful acres of orchard groves, woodland and walnut trees. The owners of La Noyeraie make their own walnut products like walnut biscuits, walnut cakes and walnut oil, which you can sample at the farmhouse as well as buy to take home.
They are very enthusiastic about food generally, from harvest to table, and not just their own; they are very knowledgeable about local food and wine and they have a small farm shop where you can also buy other local delicacies to take home; pâté, duck confit and much more.
As mentioned previously they also offer a selection of quality locally sourced Cahors wines; reds, whites and rosé as well as the classic Malbec ‘black wine’, all of which you can also buy at the farm shop.
La Noyeraie is beside the famous cliffside pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, one of the Dordogne’s and France’s most picture perfect towns, and an important place for over 1000 years. The also picturesque and historic town of Sarlat is nearby too, and there are many more beautiful and equally historic little places to explore. The countryside in between too provides constant reminders as to how the Dordogne became one of Europe’s most popular regions for rural tourism.
Ramblers and hikers may know that Rocamadour was on the traditional route of the St. James’ Way or Santiago de Compostela on its long and winding way towards Galicia in Spain.
There are a few different versions of the route but Le Puy Route which passes through Figeac and Rocamadour before moving onwards through Cahors is the most well known, and the most scenic.
Between Cahors and the farm stay there is the Causses du Quercy National Park; an eerie plateau land of dry valleys, limestone cliffs and deep cavern and caves. It is also notable for its evidence of historic and pre-historic human settlement; Cave paintings, Celtic era Dolmens and tracks of old Roman roads.
The farm stay is two and a half hours from Bordeaux, and one and a half hours from Limoges.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Absolutely fabulous chambre d’hote within driving distance of Rocamodour. Absolutely fab room and fantastically comfy bed. Owner and wife were fantastic and went out of their way to help us. Brilliant breakfast…”
“This would have to be a gem in the area the best coffee, breakfast, and the most helpful advice. I would highly recommend this property to anyone…”
Address: D840, En Caminou,