Fishing in Dordogne Carp at our B&B lake

On site, in our lovely flowing fresh water private lake. Swimming pools at Thiviers and Chalus and Jumilhac Le Grand.


On site, private lake fishing stocked with carp, roach, rudd and perch. Yours to enjoy

Locally, a trout farm with day fishing and bag limit. Other lake fishing at La Barde in La Coquille. Fishing permit required for limited time and bag limit.   Permit can be obtained locally and it's possible to purchase a day or weekly permit.


On site. At our lake enjoy messing about in the rowing boat

Observing Wildlife
A nature lover's dream location. A great oportunity for everyone to observe the wild life, birds and the animals inhabiting the area. See Taisy's Guide to Wildlife at Maison Jaune.

There are tennis courts in La Coquille, located at the back of the college (go past Carrefour in the direction of Thiviers, and take the first turning left and follow the road around until you come to the college on the right-hand side).  If schools are out and the local tennis club is not using the courts, you may use them.   Tennis courts are also at Jumilhac Le Grand.

Dordogne Cycle Hire provides a range of bikes, (including Mountain bikes) buggies, child seats and tag-a-longs suitable for the whole family and will deliver to the cottage.   If you're interested in hiring bikes during your stay contact them well in advance and they will make sure the bikes are here for when you arrive.   See their website  E-mail:   Telephone numbers are as follows: (0033)(0)606 472 994 (this is a French mobile number) or Skype (0044) (0)1223 969 845.  English owners - Anna & Mike.  Also French spoken.  The Périgord-Limousin Regional Parks Department publish a local route map for the cycling enthusiast - details in the cottage.

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Dordogne dressage horses and hay

Horse Riding
The Coste family who own the stables at Jumilhac Le Grand, shown in the photos above, now also own the stables and equestrian complex at St Yrieix La Peche and it’s from there they now offer stabling facilities, riding lessons and a ride can be booked.

Also well worth visiting is the The National Stud headquarters at Pompadour, about an hour’s drive and you can also visit the stables. On race days it’s a good day out. Take a picnic lunch. It’s a lovely course.

For a memorable afternoon visit the Brantome Police Horses located not far from Brantome. This is a family run sanctuary for retired Metropolitan Police horses. Rowland talks you through a multi-media presentation and then you get to meet the horses and learn some of their history, followed by a scrumptious cream tea with homemade scones and cake made by Alison and her band of helpers. It’s a lovely atmosphere and great experience. They do get booked up and are only open to the public two afternoons a week in the summer, so it’s advisable to book ahead. Telephone (0033)(0)5 53 05 86 80.

There are Municipal golf courses at Périgueux and Limoges, open to the public. Also mini-golf (18 holes, open all year) at Jumilhac Le Grand.   A 9 hole course near Excideuil (about a 30 minute drive) with nice club house facilities.  You are welcome to stay all day and play as many rounds as you wish. Web site:- E-mail Telephone (0033)(0)5 53 55 34 34 (English spoken).

Canoes can be hired at Brantôme (See Canoeing on the River Dronne).  Locally at Corgnac sur l'lisle (just outside of Thiviers). Also at Montignac and Les Eyzies on the River Vézère with pick up and drop off points. There are also various canoe hire pick-up and drop-off locations along the River Dordogne.

Being the Regional Natural Park of the Perigord Limousin we´re fortunate in having well signposted and maintained pathways with a choice of routes through fields and woodland. This is country walking ´well off the beaten track´.

Skate Park
Open air skate park, free, for both roller skates and skate boarders. At Jumilhac Le Grand.

Cliff Climbing
All levels. At Jumilhac Le Grand.

On the RN21 direction Limoges, past Chalus. Well sign posted.

Gold Panning
Gold was discovered at Jumilhac Le Grand from the 1st Century. And today the rich seam still yields some 2 tons of gold a year. Enjoy an afternoon gold panning.

Adventure Obstacle Course
Fun for all the family at Bussiere Galant (approx 15 minutes away) with, apart from the obstacle course, a recreational lake, velo rail, tennis courts and mini-golf.   Brochures in the cottage.

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