La Terrasse du Citron – now complete with happy guests

With our first guests arriving last Thursday we had to put in a few late shifts to ensure our beautiful gite was ready. For six weeks we’ve been repairing, rebuilding, refreshing, painting and plastering, searching for new or vintage interior furnishings, doing everything we can to make sure La Terrasse du Citron lived up to its name, and a holiday gite that we can be proud to host. We’re delighted to say we’ve achieved this, with more than a little help from friends and lovely neighbours. There was certainly more work involved than we first envisaged, with close inspection revealing endless minor or fairly major issues. But our beautiful gite is now clean and safe, with an interior full of charm and character and a bright and vibrant terrace perfect for eating, drinking and relaxing.

Our airbnb listing has been updated with new information and photos. We’d like to think that the two new bookings we’ve received over the last couple of days are as a result of these new photos, but at the moment we’re just delighted that our first guests have just departed with nothing but positive comments. Our first changeover has also just been completed meaning a very thorough clean (even though our kindly guests left it pretty much as they found it) meaning everything has been washed, wiped down or changed. Our washing machine will be working overtime for the rest of the summer and new drying lines are the next purchase.

So we are delighted to present the new, improved, very charming gite La Terrasse du Citron, to quote from our airbnb listing

“built in 1646 from meteorite stone, La Terrasse du Citron is a stylish and perfectly located gite at the foot of the Rochechouart chateau, nestled on the edge of the countryside in the beautiful Perigord-Limousin Natural Park and just 15 minutes from the lovely Charente leisure lakes. A charming 55 sq.m house with free parking and wifi, a private terrace, sleeping up to 4 and just a few mins walk from the wide range of shops, bars and restaurants of the historic town of Rochechouart.”

Our private and vibrant terrace…

Our stylish and sunny south-facing lounge…

Our charming and characterful kitchen/diner…

Our comfy bedroom and brand new shower room…

Some outside views with the chateau looking down…

We are currently fully booked until the third week in August, and are delighted to be welcoming mostly French guests, with a dash of Spanish and Irish. More than anything we hope we can soon welcome visitors from around the world as at last Rochechouart is feeling alive and delivering what is has always promised; a small, friendly vibrant and historic city full of typical French life, and quoting from the Rochechouart website

A welcoming, lively, vibrant, much more than a medieval city, much more than a flag for green tourism, much more than a center of life… discover Rochechouart and all its attractions.

A sub-prefecture of Haute-Vienne, located in the heart of the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart is a real treasure chest, which is here for you whether you are Rochechouartais for a long time, new residents or visitors!

The town offers you, to begin with, its rare natural heritage: a meteorite site unique in France and recognised worldwide, an ancient forest rich in protected plant and animal species. All served by a rich network of hiking trails, accessible to all, in order to discover and understand all of these riches.

We would very much love to see you soon!

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