Château Ribagnac

St Martin Terressus, Haute-Vienne
Bed & Breakfast


A gem of a château in the wilds of Limousin with kind and thoughtful owners who are thoroughly immersed in this tranquil area

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Groups of friends, families and couples will gently unwind here in Patrick and Colette’s generous spirited, fuss-free care. Good food and wine for grown-ups, roaring fires in winter, the offer of an early supper for children and no lists of pesky rules.

There’s plenty of space for all, inside and out. Children can bound off to find the playground and jump in a lake while you laze beside the heated open-air pool. Breakfasts are sociable affairs with homemade jam and honey from their own bees, dinners of seasonal, home grown and local produce are candle-lit and outdoors as often as possible.

Wild swimmers, walkers and wildlife lovers will adore discovering this pretty, lake-filled, part of France. Roam through woods spotting deer, wild boar and birds of prey or hop in the car to lovely St Leonard de Noblat 15 minutes away. It brims with medieval history and is on the Compostella route.

Château Ribagnac - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being enabled to feel so very much at home
  • The beautiful castle, grounds and lakes
  • The food – home grown or very locally sourced
Château Ribagnac - Gallery

Home truths

  • This is not a hotel, it’s the owners’ home
  • It’s got the odd creaky floorboard and no double glazing
  • If you want to eat out in the evening you’ll need to drive

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €45.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
4 Suites for 2
From €120

Reviews

Absolutely stunning in every way, worth every Euro. Highly recommended and on the list for a return, like other guests have done. Delicious food served around the table and a good way to meet other guests and hear their stories and recommendations of places to visit nearby. The market on a Sunday is well worth a visit too.

Sara, Newport

We had two most memorable nights in this lovely chateau and would love to return some day. Our extraordinary beamed suite was comfortable, charming and amply provided with quirky objets d'art and fittings which included a loo in the tower. Our hosts cooked wonderful, generous dinners on both the nights we stayed and it was a real pleasure to talk with them and the other guests as we sat around the table. Our only thought was that guests over 6 foot tall might wish to ask for a suite on the first floor where ceilings are no doubt higher! Entry to the loo was via a doorway about 5 foot high!

Margaret, Cirencester

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Location

The neighbourhood

The château’s grounds are typical of Limousin, a wild region of trees, ravines, lakes and medieval villages, great for walkers and lovers of the outdoors. The nearest shops and restaurants are three miles away in Ambazac, but a little further you’ll find St Leonard de Noblat with its medieval streets and squares. Unrepentant shoppers will travel to Limoges, 25km away, to stock up on china and peruse a museum or two. If you yearn for sun and sand, the region’s umpteen lakes often have little beaches with water sports laid on.

Local points of interest from Patrick & Colette Bergot

  • Swimming lake with beach 1.5km- relax or swim in the clear waters. There are so many beautiful lakes nearby it's hard to choose one! There are walks or watersports - whatever floats your boat!
  • St Leonard de Noblat is on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela and has a gothic Church with a tower that dominates the countryside - it's a charming town to visit, stroll around and choose a restaurant, or enjoy the famous pâtisseries of the area.
  • Limoges is of course famous for porcelain and also the "arts of fire": stained glass & enamel - you can visit the museum or just browse the factory shops - there's been a creative renewal with lots of new galleries emerging.
  • The Monts d'Ambazac offer stunning countryside and there are waymarked trails all over the region - but for those not wanting to put on hiking boots, you can enjoy several walks from the Château - including a lovely ramble along the river.
  • For those who are interested in WWII history we are 40 minutes away from Oradour sur Glane, with its excellent visitor's centre; a moving place to experience. There is also a Resistance Museum in Limoges.
  • We have great food markets and Les Puces - the brocante in Limoges is well worth visiting (second Sunday of the month).

Introducing

Patrick & Colette Bergot

Colette and Patrick gave up corporate lives to renovate the château which they fell in love with on sight. Fifteen years on they are much immersed in this region and have created a real family home with their two children helping out at meal times and the pet cat making the odd appearance. Colette is always on hand and happy to help you plan your days.