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Under The Lime Tree

Fontfaix le Haut, 16260 Cellefrouin France
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Under The Lime Tree is a successful unique Spa Veggie/Vegan B&B run by Nikki & Sean set in private grounds with stunning views. Check out our own web page of the same name. Your complete relaxation is our speciality! Outdoor horizon-line hot tub with spectacular views across the valley. Hot Stone massage & Shiatsu treatments, Indian Head & Facelift Rejuvenation massages as well as Reiki treatments from Nikki are available with advanced booking. Also open to non-residents for Spa Days; Spa Nights; Lunches & Evening meals ~ advanced booking essential. Digital Photography or Knife Making courses can be arranged with Sean or a full/half day Veggie MasterClass with Nikki ~ advanced booking also essential.

Enjoy our exciting, delicious, nutritious world-cuisine gourmet Veggie & Vegan fusion food using local organic and home grown produce from our garden. "The best veggie food in the whole of France. Soulfood!". UTLT's popular published recipe book of our favourite classics is available signed & dedicated to you!

Stay in our eclectic accommodation: Great for Groups; Friendly for Families; and Cosy for Couples too! Independent ground floor romantic Studio Gite with 1 large double bed or 2 single beds plus sofa bed for 1 adult or 2 children; kitchen area; sitting area; walk-in shower; small private patio. Ensuite room upstairs in the farmhouse with 1 large double bed or 2 single beds plus sofa bed for 1 adult or 2 children; small sitting area and bathroom. Dormitory upstairs in a 300 year old Barn for up to 8 in 4 single beds plus 2 (adult) bunk beds; enormous open plan sitting area; downstairs 2 double showers; 2 wash basins; 2 toilets. Authentic Tipi lodge for 2 pitched at the entrance to the woodlands with no mod cons at all!

Explore our 25 acres of nature with meadowlands, woodlands and river. Or play a game of boules, backgammon or billiards. 3kms from all amenities, 10 minutes from the nearest train station. 30 minutes from Angouleme, 60 minutes from Cognac and 60 minutes from Limoges airport. Airport and train transfers available. Lots of good things to see and do within a day's trip from UTLT. Look at our site on the web & see you soon!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Billiards
Darts
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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#Wewantperfectservice wrote a review Oct 2023
Chef-Boutonne, France19 contributions8 helpful votes
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Superb! Never disappoints! Food amazing and best hot stone massage ever! Thank you Nikki! An absolute gem of a place! We will definitely be back again soon. Surrounding are spectacular and all just so relaxing and an amazing experience overall!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kat B wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
As soon as you arrive at UTLT, and walk through the expansive garden, filled with scented flowers and lush trees and look out over the glorious French countryside you are imbued with a sense of calm and ease. Nikki is the perfect host and has put her heart and soul into this beautiful and very special space. Whether you are simply looking for a spa day, or staying in her beautifully appointed accommodation you are sure of a memorable experience. We stayed in the Gite, with its own entrance, it’s a generous room with en-suite bathroom and compact kitchen. Spotlessly clean and completely quiet. Nikki’s food is fantastic - even for non veggies or vegans! A lot of the vegetables are sourced from her own kitchen garden. The courgette cake was a particular favourite. But along with the delicious healthy salads we enjoyed indulgent cheeses and wine ! Life is about balance after all. We also booked a spa day. The hot tub (with no nasty chemicals) perched on the edge of the terrace looks out over fields and forest. You are then treated to a choice of therapies - we had the hot stone massage. Nikki’s experience and intuitive touch was one of the best massage experiences I have had - I felt relaxed and rejuvenated. Easy to reach from Bordeaux and Limoges, you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nicola Emmerton, Owner at Under The Lime Tree
Responded 10 Jul 2023
Oh how lovely! Thank you so much for your informative and well thought-out review. It means a lot that you have taken the time to write it, and hopefully, re-live some of the experiences you had when here. The boule balls will be suitably marked, ready for your next visit! Many thanks once again for your very kind thoughts & words, Nikki & Sean x
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Go49482 wrote a review May 2023
Guiseley, United Kingdom23 contributions9 helpful votes
Have been coming here for 10 years and the welcome and ambiance of the place is always first class. It really is a place to wind down in beautiful surroundings. Nikki’s massages are fabulous..an hour of wonderful relaxation ..today I left feeling really laid back and free of lower back and leg pain. Lunch was delicious..Nikki takes vegetarian food to a new level. Sitting in the hot tub overlooking the beautiful French countryside.watching the birds and butterflies is a lovely way to start the visit off. Many thanks again Nikki..a lovely way to celebrate my up coming significant birthday!!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nicola Emmerton, Owner at Under The Lime Tree
Responded 28 May 2023
I love it that we have been sharing in each other's journey's for the last 10 years. I also love it that you still love your massages! Thank you so much for your continued support & friendship ~ it means a lot. Enjoy that birthday Young-un! Much love, Nikki x
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TrailBlazer43434 wrote a review May 2023
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A beautiful and soulful experience in the gorgeous French countryside. We enjoyed the most colorful, flavorful vegetarian lunch al fresco followed by a soak in the hot tub. We were provided with a gorgeous, rustic changing room. Nikki gave us an amazing hot stones massage that was both healing and relaxing. We left feeling rejuvenated and inspired after so many wonderful conversations! We're going back for a veggie cookery course. Cannot say enough great things about Under the Lime Tree!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Nicola Emmerton, Owner at Under The Lime Tree
Responded 12 May 2023
Thank you very much for your lovely words - it is so appreciated xx I'm delighted you had a great time and I'm already looking forward to organizng your Veggie MasterClass Day - what fun that will be! Many thanks agin , Nikki xx
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#Wewantperfectservice wrote a review May 2023
Chef-Boutonne, France19 contributions8 helpful votes
An amazing hidden gem! We came for the day and had the most amazing veggie lunch ever! Followed by a hot stone massage which is the best massage I have ever had! Nikki the host is amazing and we will definitely be back! The views are outstanding and there is an inner calmness here! A complete haven!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nicola Emmerton, Owner at Under The Lime Tree
Responded 12 May 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to review UTLT! It's always so rewarding to get feedback. Looking forward to looking after you again. All the best, Nikki x
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Lillian H wrote a review Jul 2022
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The most wonderful place to chill and relax. Amazing place, delicious food and wonderful hosts, Nikki and Sean. It has a serene quality about it, very tranquil. Nikki looked after us so well. Her cooking is absolutely fantastic - delicious and nutritious.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nicola Emmerton, Owner at Under The Lime Tree
Responded 18 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review Lillian. It's always a great pleasure to spend time with you, and your 'bar skills' while I was in the kitchen cooking up a storm, were very much appreciated! Much love, Nikki & Seany xx
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mill_gostic wrote a review Jul 2022
Peterborough, United Kingdom19 contributions60 helpful votes
Under the Lime Tree is a wonderful place with incredible food, super attentive hosts and the worlds best masseuse! From the moment we arrived, Nikki and Sean made us feel right at home. The views are just stunning, whether that’s from the hot tub or actually walking through the grounds. We left feeling so rejuvenated and relaxed. I would certainly recommend a trip to Under The Lime Tree. We are already thinking about our return!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thanks so much for your lovely review Mill. It was a real pleasure to spend time with you and your Sis. It was great to see you soaking up everything UTLT has to offer - the food, the massages, the walks through the woods & to the river, and importantly, doing nothing at all and just swinging in the hammocks! We're already looking forward to your return! Be well Nikki & Sean xx
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Claire J wrote a review May 2022
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A truly delightful and restful long weekend escape spent at Under The Lime Tree! Nikki was wonderful, a kind and attentive hostess, wonderful cook, and patient instructor for our evening DIY dinner. My daughter and I also had a fabulous massage each, and we enjoyed the wonderful views over the valley from the hot tub and garden. Our cosy accomodation was perfect too. This is a special place and I would recommend wholeheartedly.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 May 2022
Thank you so much for your delightful review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to look after you during your stay. I',m so pleased you & your daughter enjoyed the whole experience. a bientot! Nikki
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SamIAmGreenEggsHam wrote a review Jan 2022
Brackley, United Kingdom37 contributions19 helpful votes
Nikki is kind wise, thoughtful and a superb cook. I'll be going again to unwind, enjoy Nikki and Sean's wisdom and many experiences which make them perfect hosts. Walk through the woods, sit by the river or listen to the birds. You'll come away revitalised.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 Feb 2022
Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to look after you during your Well Being Break. I look forward to amny more such encounters. Keep well, Nikki x
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Caroline C wrote a review Aug 2021
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Well this was a surprise gift from my husband for my daughter and me and I have to say it surpassed all expectations. From the warm welcome, the outstanding views over the valley from the hot tub, the best massage I have ever had and not forgetting the incredible food, my daughter and I had the best time and are already planning another visit. Thank you Nikki and Sean 😘
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Feb 2022
Many thanks for your wonderful review - it's always very much appreciated. I'm so glad you & your daughter enjoyed everything! See you again soon, Nikki x
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Frequently Asked Questions about Under The Lime Tree
Which popular attractions are close to Under The Lime Tree?
Nearby attractions include Memorial of Resistance (4.7 miles), Eglise Saint-Claud (1.9 miles), and Eglise Saint-Saturnin (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Under The Lime Tree?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Under The Lime Tree?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Under The Lime Tree?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Under The Lime Tree?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Under The Lime Tree?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Bonnieure, Le Saint Laurent restaurant cafe, and La Cassotte.
Are pets allowed at Under The Lime Tree?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Under The Lime Tree?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Under The Lime Tree?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eglise Saint-Saturnin (4.7 miles), Église Saint-claud (5.0 miles), and Église Saint-côme-et-saint-damien (3.1 miles).