Les Palennes

Oradour sur Vayres, Haute-Vienne

Super-helpful hosts – a shared pool and hot tub, woodland wildlife, walks and cycle paths all around – great views from bright living spaces


6 beds


13 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Fans of wildlife and star-gazing will be in their element here, deep in the Périgord-Limousin National Park. The Fontaines, from Jersey originally, have carefully renovated the 19th-century barns – preserving original beams and stonework – around the courtyard of their 50-acre farm. They live in the farmhouse and love having guests keen to explore the miles of woodland paths and cycle tracks all around. They’re also super-helpful: will lend bikes, organise lake fishing, riding, hot-air balloon take-offs from the doorstep (well, almost), deliver fresh croissants, even do a grocery shop if you’re running late. One of the barns has a one-bedroomed apartment on each floor (the ground floor one suitable for wheelchair users); the other has two en suite bedrooms above its big open-plan living area with wood-burning stove. All are bright and spacious, with good modern furniture and mattresses, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms. They each have outdoor sitting/eating areas, great country views and underfloor heating. Everyone shares the pool and hot tub. And it’s just ten-minutes’ drive to fabulous medieval Rochechouart.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 8km.


Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £450
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Apartment for 4
From £1004 beds6 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From £641 bed3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From £791 bed4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ali Fontaine

  • There is an amazing array of bird life at Les Palennes, including 2 different types of owl living & breeding here at Les Palennes
  • There are numerous markets within a short drive including St Junien Market on Saturday and Piegut-Pluviers on a Wednesday morning
  • Kayaking is available on the Vienne river a short drive away.
  • You will often wake up to deer grazing in the fields outside your bedroom
  • We can arrange for hot air ballooning from our property with a local group, well worth it! A fabulous experience!