Activities for the active holiday maker
Take a peek at the outdoor activities available in the area . Age limits may apply, so please check when booking. Toutvent is not associated with any of the companies listed, they are recommedations based on our experience of living here.
Take a canoe trip down the Dronne with our local Canoe and Kayak club, Aubeterre Canoe-Kayak. It is the perfect activity for families or groups of friends. Book via their website or phone. Alternatively, we are happy to contact them on your behalf to arrange it. We can also highly recommend Brantome Canoe.
Its is no suprise with the magnificient trees in this area that tree climbing, known as accrobranche to the French, is a big success. 1.5km from Toutvent lies Poltrot, with a mini version (3-6years) and high accrobranching (7+years). A 15 minute drive away lies Saint Aulay accrobranche. If you fancy a day trip to Angouleme, Soyaux has an impressive accrobranch centre (40mins drive).
Whether an experienced rider or novice, Martha and her team at Ecuries Des Chenes offer lessons and activites for visitors. If you would rather relax and watch your children enjoy the horses and poneys, Lois can offer you home-made cakes and refreshements in the coffee shop overlooking the indoor and outdoor arena.
Archery Dordogne is a 20 minute drive away near the beautiful village of Verteillac. They offer lessons for individuals, groups and families. You must pre-book your lessons in advance. Visit their website for details. During peak season, archery is available once a week in Longeveau (5 minute drive). Contact us for details.
Le Manoir de Longeveau golf club is only a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Toutvent. It offers a 9 hole course and bar/restaurant for visitors. Please book golf in advance as the club may be closed to visitors for competitions. There are also public golf courses in Perigueux and Angouleme.
The endless open countryside and many hills make Toutvent the perfect location for people that want to get outside and enjoy the countryside. We are happy to provide you with details of local trails and bike hire in the area.
Très bon séjour familial pour 4 couples, 1 adulte et 7 enfants. Un accueil et une disponibilité aussi simples qu’agréables de la part de Georgina et Owen, avec des attention particulières très sympas. La maison a du charme et est propre, fonctionnelle et agréable. Bon équipement pour cuisiner, manger et s’amuser. Nous avons apprécié les deux espaces différents pour la piscine et le jardin et les différents salons de la maison. De bons moments partagés au bord de la piscine, du billard, de la tyrolienne. Des visites intéressantes à proximité. Parfait aussi pour ceux qui aiment courir ou faire du VTT (voir le circuit VTT n°5 qui se rejoint juste à côté au niveau du golf d’Aubeterre).
Aurélien, August 2019
An amazing place that exceeded all our expectations. It worked very well for our group of 15, aged from 1 through teens to 75+. The pool was perfect for cooling down on the 40+ degree days, and thanks to the large tv/play room, dining room, living room, big kitchen and outside (undercover) seating we had plenty of space in the evenings and the occasional rainy day. Georgina and Owen were lovely hosts, which added to the whole experience.
Håkon, July 2019
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