Cycling is a great way to explore the local area.  Bike Hire Direct offer quality bike hire delivered and collected direct to your holiday accommodation.  All the bikes are fully serviced and maintained and there are couple or family packages starting from 100 euros. All bike hire comes with free helmets, locks, delivery and collection.

Reza Mahammad, Chez Cartier Cookery School

Book an all day indian cookery course with chef Reza Mahammad at his home Chez Cartier, Condeon. Places are limited to 8 so Reza can get to know everyone and give individual attention. Reza will inspire and teach in his relaxed, irresistibly fun and flamboyant style. Learn Indian techniques and new skills which can translate directly to home cooking. Lunch served with wine to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Cost per person: 175€.



Treat yourself to some well deserved relaxation and pampering during your stay, with health and beauty treatments at the Hotel du Perigord.  This is a small family run hotel, restaurant and spa situated in the picturesque village of Aubeterre sur Dronne, which is only a 15 minute drive away.  Treatments range from a manicure, massage or mini/full spa days.  Contact the hotel to book in advance of your stay:


Experience the excitement of piloting a race car or motorbike around a race circuit, the thrill of rally driving, or challenge yourself on a natural 4x4 course, all with professional instruction.  Based at the Haute Saintonge Race Circuit in the Charente, you can book activities such as Try It Days, Family Days, Group Bookings or 1on1 tuition.