'Kabarole' is a new barn conversion creating a comfortable and spacious holiday home. It has complete privacy from the beautiful 12th Century 'manoir' sharing the same property and overlooks acres of meadow in the valley with mature trees and sheep. The living/dining room with stone fireplace is over 6Osqm. A mezanine area upstairs has WIFI access, TV/DVD and games for children. All ground floor rooms (including two bedrooms) open out on to a south-facing veranda which runs the full length of the building. The house is easily accessed by wheelchair and one bathroom has been specifically designed for people with disabilities. The occupants can choose to have exclusive use of the 6 x 12m swimming pool which has been built into the hillside above 'Kabarole'.
Access: There are three airports within easy reach of Ribérac (no more than 90 minutes drive). Bergerac is the closest and now served by both Ryanair and Flybe flying to many UK destinations including London Stansted, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham and Southampton. Mérignac Airport at Bordeaux is served regularly by Air France, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and many other airlines operating across Europe. Angoulême will be opening to flights from the UK in 2008. Several car hire companies service both Bergerac and Mérignac Airports.
Trains run to Angoulême (from Paris and Bordeaux) and Périgueux (from Lyon and Paris via Limoges).
Siorac de Ribérac: 'Kabarole' is a comfortable holiday home created from a barn conversion 2005-2006. It is located next to La Meynardie, a local 'manoir' of considerable charm and character which dates back to the 12th Century. The manoir has had a close historic association with the Romanesque church of Siorac de Ribérac which is perched on the hillside a short walk up the valley. The village of Siorac de Ribérac is situated on the 'Circuit Roman' which attracts a number of visitors to the historic church especially during the summer. Siorac hosts a four day fête every year in July which is a popular event in the region. The village now has a very attractive restaurant/bar with tables available outside in summer. Siorac is six kilometres south of Ribérac which has excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and a renowned Friday market which spreads through the town.
Local area: Siorac de Ribérac is on the edge of the Forêt de la Double, a nature reserve of woodland, lakes and small roads well suited to walking, cycling and the chance to see wild boar, deer, as well as a wide range of bird life. The nearby lake of La Jemaye and the river Dronne offer scenic picnic sites, canoeing, swimming,fishing and other recreational activities.
The cathedral city of Périgueux is 30 minutes drive east of Ribérac. Besides the commercial and recreational facilities (hypermarkets, theatre, cinemas, golf and indoor bowling), it has a beautifully restored historic centre, Roman archaeological sites and a museum of prehistory. The Dordogne valley, the prehistoric caves of Les Eyzies and the dramatic landscapes further east around Rocamadour and Pasirac are all within a day's drive.
Bergerac, the old inland wine port on the river Dordogne is less than one hour's drive south of Ribérac. Bergerac has a very colourful, traditional market set in the heart of the old town. Note: In early 2013 'Kabarole was evaluated by the Committee of Tourism for the Department of the Dordogne and was officially awarded a 'Three Star' classification for its accommodation and facilities.