We have stayed in this beautiful house in Fonteau several times - the perfect French escape. Beautiful grounds, lots of fruit trees and the house is big and clean with everything you need for young children.
Lovely rural towns, just a short drive away, include Riberac, with its wonderful market and Aubeterre, a stunning place with a wonderful swimming river. There's a fantastic swimming lake nearby, where we go almost every day - great for the kids, with lifeguards, cafes, playgrounds, woods and beaches. In no time at all you can get to the larger historic town of Perigeux; even trips to Bordeaux and its surrounding vineyards don't take too long. Daytrips to the seaside town of Royan are also great.
The owners are brilliant at making you feel welcome, sorting out everything you need and answering any questions. They have a wealth of local knowledge (one of them grew up in the area) and they are happy for you to harvest any fruit that is in season. more