We love it here, you will too!

Luxury in a relaxed, peaceful location with wonderful views

Huard and Ali FontaineHuard and Ali

Huard & Ali Fontaine relocated to France in January 2016 with the dream of running their own gîte business.  Originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, their love of France set them on a journey which eventually brought them to the Limousin.  They have spent the past year converting and renovating the farm they bought into these wonderful gîtes.

Les Palennes

Gîtes Les Palennes, located in the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park in the Haute Vienne department of the Limousin, slightly off the beaten track and surrounded by rolling green fields and woodland, our gîtes offer you luxury accommodation and facilities in a relaxed, peaceful location with wonderful views.

Les Palennes is a 50 acre property, it sits on the top of a small hill on its own, with no immediate neighbours, it was originally a working farm, and the stone farmhouse and barns are being rejuvenated and renovated sympathetically to allow our guests to relax and unwind in seclusion.  We are only a 10 minute drive to Oradour-sur-Vayres where you will find a choice of restaurants, bars, boulangeries, boucherie, pharmacy doctors and supermarkets. Rochechouart and St Junien, with more excellent restaurants and shopping facilities are both within a short drive.

Things to Do and See

baby dearOur guests have use of the swimming pool, hot tub, sun loungers and parasols at their leisure and the partially covered pool terrace also has a BBQ,  al-fresco eating area, chimeneas and comfortable seating for those summer evenings and cooler autumn nights.

Watch the wide array of wildlife, be it the deer who graze in our fields or the numerous varieties of birds of prey living and hunting here, from Hen Harriers to Rough-Legged Buzzards and many more, Les Palennes is a wildlife/photographer’s dream.

The night sky is fabulous, lie down on the grass or the sun loungers and gaze at the millions of stars and very often you will see shooting stars.

If you are feeling a little energetic, play boules in the dedicated pitch refereed by our Donkeys, Bill and Ben – who are always open to bribery with carrot treats!

View our page about the surrounding area for information on the nearby attractions.

Gites Les Palennes is situated in stunning French countryside and is ideally located for the beautiful villages of the Dordogne. We have been fortunate to visit Les Palennes on two occasions and look forward to our next visit this spring.
Ian and TimHaywards Heath, West Sussex
Our Gîte was very pretty, nicely decorated and spacious with fabulous views! It was immaculately clean on arrival and provided a perfect, tranquil base, in a beautiful location with spectacular scenery.
Mike & SílviaJersey, Channel Islands
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