Author Archives: poolside

Bird Sightings

This region is a birdwatchers paradise.  Woodpecker, Nightingale, Tree Creepers, Nuthatch, Redstart, birds of prey in variety, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole are all common garden birds.  Mile upon mile of easily accessible wild country is waiting for you to visit and … Read More

Looking for a winter let

Do you need some solitude?  Or perhaps just a different environment to recharge your batteries?  Then a long term out of season stay in France may be just the thing for you.  La Chauvarie offers great accommodation in a superb … Read More

Staying with children

With all the room we have, not to mention the pool, you are probably travelling here as a family.  We have the kids covered, there is so much for them to do here!  The region has many attractions which are … Read More

Canoeing on the Dordogne

Spend a couple of hours, or even a whole day, just enjoying some time on the majestic Dordogne.  Go in a group or on your own and just explore, the choice is yours.  Previous experience is not needed.  We can … Read More

A winter wonderland

Do you want to get away from it all for a Christmas break in France?  Maybe visit some Christmas Markets and then sample the local fare in front of a roaring fire?  Then La Chauvarie could be the place for … Read More

A week in La Chauvarie

Only have 7 days to see the best that rural France has to offer ?  Then read on for loads of tips to get the most out of your time with something for all the family.  We are always close … Read More

All about us

La Chauvarie is an old stone farmhouse from ‘La Belle Epoch’.  Originally producing wine, following the phylloxera disaster, the whole region moved to growing walnuts.  An ancient vine still produces huge volumes of grapes annually and we have begun producing … Read More

Local Vineyards

This region was once more famous for wine then Bordeaux.  Wine would be shipped from the region to Bordeaux for sale.  Phylloxera virus killed the vineyards.  Now, other crops feed the farming economy but local wine is still vibrant.  The … Read More

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Planning Your Adventure

Planning a trip abroad is always an interesting challenge.  Our region is served with excellent travel links.  Highspeed autoroutes, direct rail to Paris available within half an hour’s car, local rail stations within ten minutes and a range of international … Read More