Lovely, historic Farmhouse & Tobacco barn with 8 bedrooms (16-19 pax) nr Salat
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 19
LES CABANES, NABIRAT is so well located with many of the Dordogne’s most famous sites just minutes away. Here are some of our favourites:
Diabolo Fraise - not to be missed! Our local restaurant in Nabirat open just for lunch Monday-Friday. Fantastic! (5mins)
Plan d’eau du Roc Percé - man-made lake with bathing, play beach and fishing Grolejac (5 mins)
Dordogne River at Grolejac – with its kayaks and its canoes for rent (5 mins)
Domme – a high up medieval bastide with spectacular views. Also belongs to ‘Les plus beaux villages de France’ (15 mins)
La Roque Gageac- on the Dordogne river, built into the rock face also ‘un des plus beaux villages de France’ (15 mins)
Beynac et Cazenac – on the Dordogne river with a fantastic château also ‘un des plus beaux villages de France’ (20mins)
Château de Castelnaud- superb collection of Medieval weaponry & military re-enactments (15 mins)
Sarlat – the medieval town which is the jewel in the crown of the Perigord Noir (25 mins)
Lascaux Caves Version 4 – state of the art facsimile of the caves & exhibition (55 mins)
Jardins de Marqueyssac- Beautiful gardens- but much, much more- great for kids- beginners rock climbing- lots of activities - Fantastic candlelit evening with music and entertainment every Thursday during the season- not to be missed- Vezac (20 mins)
Chateau des Milandes-Fabulous chateau to visit, Parisian inspired gardens, fantastic costumes, falconry and endangered bird species- let the kids feed the birds! - Castelnaud (15 mins)
Cenac Perigord Loisirs- A great way to see the Dordogne and its spectacular, surrounding countryside- Cenac St Julien (15mins)
TRIPS WITH CHILDREN
Château de Castelnaud. (15 mins) The Château de Castelnaud was held predominantly by the English during the 100 years war and was in direct conflict with the occupants of Château de Beynac on the opposite side of the valley. The chateau has been beautifully restored and contains a large collection of medieval weaponry. During the summer, the Château de Castelnaud has costumed re-enactments. Visit both châteaux and the stunningly beautiful and recently renovated village of Beynac-et-Cazenac for a very full day out. Followed by a walk by the Dordogne river in nearby Roque Gageac- also recently renovated.
Stay local and have a swim in the Plan D’eau du Roc Percé in Grolejac (5 mins) or visit the Insectorama museum at the same place.
Canoes & Kayaks can be hired also in Grolejac near the bridge or Cenac St Julien (5-15 mins)
Horse riding. Horse riding is available at L’Etrier de Vitrac near Sarlat or Le Centre Equestre de Sarlat (both 25mins away) or Centre Equestre de Gourdon (15 mins)
La Foret des Ecureuils- great activities: tree climbing, paintball and Via Ferrata (rock climbing trails for non-climbers). Fantastic day out just outside Sarlat (25 mins)
Visit Le Bugue (50 mins) for the water park, Aux Etangs du Bos (swimming pools and lake with lots of slides and inflatable pontoons etc), the Aquarium du Périgord Noir (the largest privately owned aquarium in Europe) and the wonderful, underground 'Crystal Cathedral' of Gouffre de Proumeyssac.
Visit the lovely 19th century living village 'Le Bournat'. This is also in Le Bugue (50 mins) but is a full day on it's own- the children will love all the activities and entertainment.
Forest adventure park at L'Appel de Forêt. This park is much bigger than many we have experienced elsewhere: 10 courses (ranging from relatively easy to hard enough to challenge dad!), 110 stations and 25 zip slides. You can stay on the park as long as you like and there is a picnic area with tables so you can make a day of your visit. The park is at Thenon, which is about 50 minutes from La Balade au Bois.
Visit the prehistoric trail along the Vézère Valley between Montignac (45-50 mins) and Les Eyzies: the cave paintings at Lascaux 4 (pre book tickets - enquire at the Office de Tourisme at Montignac), the prehistoric dwellings at the Roque St Christophe and then Forte Reignac* (the mysterious fortress built into the rock face). If you still have time, then there is always the prehistorc museum at Les Eyzies. All the sites are equally spectacular for grown ups. (*For older kids there is an exhibition of devices of torture at the Forte Reignac!) There is probably enough here to keep the prehistory enthusiasts busy for two or three days.
Quad Biking at Rev'Quad at Badefols sur Dodogne and Belves (both about 45 mins)
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About Jane Bower
Paul and Jane Bower, the owners, ran a four star Wedding and Function Venue in North Yorkshire, UK, for nine years before deciding that they would like to do something a bit less pressured in a lovely location. So they moved to the Dordogne and decided to run this gite! They have been coming to La Balade au Bois for years and it never failed to fill them with a wonderful feeling of peace and tranquillity- they are sure that it will do the same thing for you.
Jane Bower purchased this Farmhouse in 1992
Why Jane Bower chose Nabirat
The marvellous thing about La Balade au Bois with its two wonderful gites, Le Noyer and Le Chataignier, is the sense of peace and relaxation that descends on you the moment you arrive. In addition to this it is located in a small hamlet which allows you to access a little bit of true French community life. Have a walk through to chat to Mme Borde, whose small homestead is in the middle of the hamlet or other residents! Our location is just amazing- Within just 15-20mins by car you can be in some of the most well known tourist sites in the Perigord Noir. There are superb activities for all afe groups including children. Do please look at our website to find out more information on things to do and see w=during your stay in the Dordogne
What makes this Farmhouse unique
What we have always loved about the place is the history. When you see the 50cm thick stone walls, the old oak beams, the arrowslit windows you are transported back to another time. The local architect who did the original renovation plans said that he believed the original 16th c house was probably an ecclesaistical building- I really need to investigate this! Perhaps there is a connection to the 100 Years War.