Poetic Bed & Breakfast and Holiday in Périgord Vert, Dordogne near Brantôme

Laurence PERCEVAL HERMET
Laurence PERCEVAL HERMET, Gérante
Dream as a child in the middle of our herds Bedouin horses in lush wilderness on 40 ha of woods and meadows sloping down to the stream that feeds the big pond.

"Les Deux Abbesses en vert", "in verse and for all", nestled in the middle of 40 hectares of our old lines Conservatory of Desert bred Arabian bloodlines, suggesting a poetic refuge.

The raw spirit of the surrounding forest inspired details dreamlike interior luxury fed elements that you will recognize as so many winks.

La Grande Maison is a generous Perigord mansion deploying 300 sq m2 on two levels between yard and garden.

  We welcome you depending on your preference:

Be pampered as a guest of our Bed  Breakfast with a memorable breakfast and the proposal of a vegetal dinner at our table,

Or our home is offered as a Self Catering gîte displaying 4 bedrooms upstairs can accommodate 8/9 people.

The large paved and closed courtyard, shaded by a lime tree guardian, offers stunning views of the beautiful weeping willow which borders the river and rising suns tinged with magic.

A few steps lead you directly into the large kitchen with fine furniture, comfortable enough for breakfast, that you may also enjoy in  the paved courtyard.

As a result the vast living room furnished with antique accents of Africa and Asia, has 3 large sofas by the fireplace, and a beautiful Chinese altar table for dinners.

Our elegant rooms inspired by tales and legends are on the floor of the house and have their own bathroom and toilet. Discover KIRIN, EPONA PEGASE or BAYARD in detail in the articles devoted to them.

The Terrier Rabbits
is a converted barn overlooking the courtyard of the house.

Past fairy entrance between birch, deploys the floor at each end, a chamber and bathroom together on a common corridor to the output of the spiral staircase.

The proposal is one of a cottage for 4 to 10 people rented with or without the kitchen, and then simply offers three rooms for guests as a B & B.

Room "Sleipnir", beige and gray is very soft, and offers a double bed and sofa bed and can accommodate up to 4 people. Its bathroom has a bath and shower. The toilet is separate and private.

The small room "Unicorn" is her assistant. Bunk beds on three levels, it will share the Sleipnir bathroom.

Room "Hermes", Gourmet cave in orange and chocolate tones, it has a large alcove bed and a sofa bed sumptuous velvet and silk chocolate, in a world of cave hunting scenes.
From either side of the headboard, a shower and a private toilet.

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Vip Tea Tour | Goûter Et Gratouilles

Vip Tea Tour | Goûter Et Gratouilles

from20€

The activity begins with a delicious afternoon tea with homemade cakes and local products, during which we present the horse species from prehistory to the present day, its needs and its relationship to man since his domestication.

His senses are explored to approach him not only respectfully but also safely, then we go to meet the Arab horses breeding, living freely in natural conditions and in different groups.

According to the desires of each one, we brush, scratch, communicate or manipulate ...

Evolving among Bedouin horses is a comparable experience to swim with dolphins.

Duration of the visit: 3 hours.
On reservation all the year. The activity can take place even in rainy weather.
Be sure to have winter boots and closed shoes in the summer, as well as clothing that is suitable for working with animals.
Feet in sandals or flip-flops can not approach horses.

Price 16 € up to 14 years / adults 20 € / 25% from the 3rd child / family rate 2 adults and 2 children 54 €.

Contact :
E-mail: laurence.perceval@orange.fr
Such. : +33 6 76 82 85 10


Each participant must scrupulously respect the safety instructions.
In case of non-compliance with these instructions, we reserve the right to interrupt the activity at any time, without refund.
In case of veterinary intervention and for the welfare of the animals, we reserve the right to modify the program.

Some testimonials:

Beautiful human and equestrian experiences!

The activity is open for all levels: neophytes will learn to behave in front of horses and understand their language ... and the more experienced can discuss the feeling, school of learning, emotions ....
The time of the snack is a beautiful moment of exchanges and a joy for the taste buds .... the time in the pastures makes it possible to discover a beautiful race of horses and to indulge in pretty gratouilles ...

A great moment of sharing

We went to Laurence last July and keep our passage home, on the occasion of a Taste scratch, a very beautiful memory.

We were first greeted very warmly, then invited to share the famous (and hearty!) Taste with the other participants. The table was sumptuous (special mention for golden cups decorated with rabbits!); everything was tidy, homemade (delicious chocolate cake, financial pistachio and scones to fill with whipped cream!) And gave only one desire: settle there!

Laurence then spoke to us about horses, with a lot of passion, pedagogy and benevolence. Overview of their experience over the centuries, with men, and what it is today, especially in competitions and equestrian centers. It does not feel like it. Laurence explains to us how much this fabulous animal is misunderstood, misunderstood and sometimes, in fact, abused. There is a huge amount of awareness-raising work to be done by Laurence, alongside her Arab Thoroughbred.

Horses precisely: the snack and all this explanatory completed (there is still much to say, and Laurence is exciting!), We will see them. I admit to being surprised: we are asked if we are afraid and we answer no. In the middle of the flock, I surprised myself to be less assured than I would have thought. Yes, nothing to do with the horses that can be caressed well behind a barrier, or those, affable, locked in their box. There, thoroughbreds can give free rein to their emotions and their temperament. So obviously, it's impressive! Laurence is always very vigilant and recommendations are given upstream.

But that will have been a beautiful lesson: because here, there is no human domination: we always favor listening, communication, sharing. The horses are impetuous, full of confidence and life, and that's the point of this meeting! Note: this beautiful walk at the end of the day in the undergrowth with a young mare, detached, just guided to the sound of the voice ...

We thank you, Laurence, for this incredible experience, which gives us much more to think, several weeks later. At our level, we try to talk around us about your wonderful work, we sow some small seeds ...

A big thank you and very nice continuation to you!

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