Set in the rolling countryside of the Charente / Dordogne borders, the Longeveau estate offers guests a superb array of family friendly facilities within our domain and our wider beautiful region. For many a Longeveau holiday is the opportunity to arrive and unwind in our unspoilt corner of France while the entire family can make the most of what we have to offer!
With our 9 hole golf-course (golf professional and competitions), eventing spaces, three tennis courts (tennis coaching, competitions and social tennis events), heated swimming pools, bar & restaurant, children's club, table tennis, Basketball & short tennis barn , boules, board games, two play parks, welcome hampers, pre-arrival shopping services, extensive baby & toddler kits, in-cottage beauty treatments and therapies, bike hire, personal training, fitness and yoga classes, indoor and outdoor toys. There really is something for everyone!
Your safety and comfort are our top priority at Longeveau. All of our swimming pools are fenced and enclosed with European-standard safety gates to ensure your peace of mind with little ones during your stay! Most of our pools are heated - see property details for further details.
Our children's play pool is an ideal place to entertain babies and toddlers while you dip your toes and and enjoy the summer sun.
In addition to your private cottage garden and our safe grounds we have two, enclosed, well-equipped play areas. There are toys, swings, slides, sandpits and frames suitable for babies and older children with benches and loungers for a welcome rest space or picnic with mum and dad! There is also a large play chest in our bar which includes some very popular fancy dress options.
We work with Archery Dordogne who deliver a weekly onsite service to all of our guests throughout the season. They have over 15 years experience of teaching archery skills to family groups, corporate events and wedding parties. Private, individual or group bookings can also be arranged.
Walking, running or cycling around our beautiful region is a real privilege. The countryside of the Charente / Dordogne borders is particularly undulating and lush with neat rolling hills making way to forested valleys and babbling brooks. There are many designated rambling and off road bike routes to avail of, including a section of the Camino de Santiago!
There are some designated walks, including the Aubeterre to Poltrot trail, taking in a mix of countryside lanes, fields and woodland. There are lovely walks to our two local villages, or Poltrot, all of which have refreshments available. Or you can do smaller circuits closer to Longeveau, which are equally scenic. One of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes from northern France down to Spain, passes right by the entrance to Longeveau, on the way down towards Aubeterre!
Likewise, if you prefer to pick up the pace, there are numerous routes and tracks for you to explore. The relatively quiet country lanes are a pleasure to run, with numerous tracks and trails to take you off-road. The scenery is varied and beautiful. Our on-site house book offers a selection of runs to help you get started. Be aware though, the terrain is usually undulating, so be prepared to work up a sweat!
A local VTT / mountain biking route passes down the lane at Longeveau. The 26km route is sign posted, helping you to stay on track and get the best out of our local countryside! Again, there are numerous other routes for you to explore.
Road cycling is a very popular sport in France. Throughout the summer, there are often local or regionally organised races. In the past few years, the Tour de France has passed as close as Perigueux and Brantome! Local cycling routes are limitless, depending on your ability. There are numerous interesting destinations, to give your route a sense of purpose or some refreshments along the way.
Our Sports barn offers a sheltered place to play, with basketball and short tennis in the summer holidays - ask us in advance if you're not sure. This space can also be used for any number of imaginative games and activities.
Our table tennis space offers a welcome reprieve from the summer sun in our our Charentaise, stone barn, to the rear of our Manoir. We have whitnessed some serious multi-generational competitions over the years as week long holiday championships are battled out!
We have a designated space for serious boules players. However, there are plenty of areas and gardens where guests can play this game with friends and family.
This hybrid of football and golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Once a week in the summer, we adapt our golf course into a nine hole foot-golf course. And if football isn’t your thing, then why not try playing with a rugby ball or a frisbee!
The object is simple. Get the ball or frisbee into the hole, in as few a number of shots or throws as possible.
Foot-golf is an enjoyable challenge for boys, girls, Mums and Dads. And because it's safe, it is a rare opportunity for the whole family (including pushchairs) to get out on our golf course.
Our weekly BBQ creates the back drop for a wonderful chilled dinning experience for all the family, topped off with a kick around the tennis courts! Organised by children and taken very seriously by some parents 😉 this game is for everyone who fancies their chances but the standards are getting very high as seen with even our very young guests!
If you’re looking to stay active, why not come and join one of our exercise classes. Our HITT classes involves periods of high intensity exercise interspersed with rest periods. The exercises don’t use equipment but involve the whole body and are performed to music. It’s for all ages and abilities, you work at your own pace and it’s an effective, enjoyable way to train. Iréna Ball is a qualified instructor, running classes twice a week.
Classic cars have been a feature at Longeveau over the years. Our courtyard has been filled with Jaguars, Citroëns, old MG’s, Aston Martins, Renaults, Bentleys, Panhards, and numerous other interesting old vehicles! We have held special days for Ferraris, Lotus’s, Bentleys and Triumphs.
With the annual vintage car festival 'Circuit de Ramparts' at nearby Angouleme. Plus the 'Circuit de Saintonage' racetrack only 30kms away, we are perfectly located to welcome enthusiasts staying in the area.