The small village of Champniers-et-Reilhac is in the Dordogne but borders the regions of Limousin and Charente, the village has one bar / restaurant, a church and public tennis courts.
Markets - You can find a traditional French market on everyday of the week within a short drive of Manoir Camélia. During the summer there are also a lot of evening markets. These really are a fun, economical and tasty way to enjoy an evening out, Champniers et Reilhac has it's own special evening market during the months of July and August.
Villages - The Dordogne plays host to a number of beautiful villages, among them is our own Champniers et Reilhac. As you drive around the region you will come across many quaint, picture perfect villages.
Lakes - South West France is often referred to as the Lake District of France whilst Limousin is known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes. Whether you are visiting the Perigord Limousin National Park or venturing into the Dordogne you will never be far from water. The Limousin alone boasts roughly 11,000 kilometres of rivers and more than 3,000 lakes offering everything from scenic walks, fishing or wild swimming.
Chateau - The Dordogne has more than 1000 chateaux or castles - there is everything from defensive chateaux or castles from which the 100 years war was fought to stately homes. These chateaux are famous throughout France and it is worth visiting more than one of the chateaux of the area as they all have something different to offer.
Steve and Gill are your hosts. Steve recently retired from the London Fire Brigade after 31 years service, is a keen beekeeper and has a love for everything outdoors. Gill has worked in the world of banking for 32 years, enjoys reading crime novels and is a very keen cook.
We bought the ancient Manoir in 2012 and spent most of the following year refurbishing the house. We opened for business for the first time in the spring of 2014.
We take real pride and pleasure in the service we offer, and like to go that extra mile in offering Gill's home made preserves, honey from our own bees and eggs from our free range chickens.
We have two cats Misty and Chilly, They are banned from guest rooms, and you will be almost unaware of them, unless you want to make friends. It does mean, however, that we are unable to accommodate guests pets.
Our bed and breakfast is designed with your comfort in mind. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air and the local countryside.
We know the area well and can recommend any number of activities. However, if you just want to take it easy then you are in the right place.