You should come to Petites Côtes because the area (known as Perigord Vert) is one of the most unspoilt parts of the Dordogne being a paradise for country life lovers. There is an abundance of wildlife and a plethora of flora, for example 'Les Orchidées du Périgord' grow in this area flowering in April and May. Birds are plentiful in the garden ranging from Fly Catchers, Hoopoe and Buzzards to Short Toed Eagles to name just a few.
The area is also an inspiration for artists and there are several art galleries in the neighbourhood.
The properties are situated in a small valley surrounded by trees, fields, rolling hills, rivers and small streams - the perfect place to simply relax and unwind, but if you want action the list of things to do and see is endless.
Within easy reach you can find fishing at the nearby Tourbières; horse riding in Verteillac; a tennis court at St Martial Viveroyls (4kms); canoeing at Riberac and Aubeterrre; clock golf for children down the road, as well as a nine hole golf course at Pillac; walking; cycling; prehistoric sites (including the famous caves at Villars); chateaux and ancient churches; pretty towns such as Brantôme & Perigueux. There are several sandy riverside beaches - the nearest being at Aubeterre with swimming and facilities for children.
About an hour away there is the Dordogne Valley, the wine regions of Bergerac, Pecharmant, Bordeaux and St Emillon.
There are many 'fêtes' and weekly markets throughout the region particularly during the summer. One of the best Friday markets in this part of France is located close to home, in Ribérac.
Our nearest town, Verteillac, is a small town of around 1,000 people and provides almost everything for daily living. The larger towns of Angoulême (capital of the Charente), Périgueux (the capital of Périgord) and Limoges, home of the famous china are all within driving range.
There is a Catholic church in Verteillac and an English speaking church at Bertric Burée (8kms), both of which have weekly services.