Leisure park

It is just a minute’s drive to the hidden gem that is “Le Paradou” A leisure park that has proven hugely popular with our younger guests! Water slides, karting, mini-golf and a lovely beach with pedaloes on the lake, are enjoyed by old and young.  A day-pass makes it possible to pop back and forth to the house should you wish to do so.  The restaurant serves good food (the salmon salad is particularly worth a mention), and the bar is well stocked (open until 8pm in Summer).  Inside are pool and air hockey tables, a few arcade games and a soft ball play area for the very small ones 

Kayaking and Canoeing

Negotiate the beautiful river Dronne by canoe or kayak with the option of being accompanied by a qualified guide.  The well established Parcoul canoe rental company is only a three minute drive from Maison Metcalf 

Horse Riding

Enjoy a day out on horse-back in the country side at St Aigulin, 10 minutes away.  Pony rides are available too. For those wanting a few lessons beforehand,  the equestrian centre Marker Aurora in La Roche Chalais (5 min) is well respected in the area

Amongst the trees!

For all the budding Tarzans out there, this is a great day out at St. Aulaye, 15 minutes from us.  With various courses set for different age groups (starting from as young as three years) it is the perfect activity for the entire family.  Take a break at the lake side beach across the road with its great restaurant and snack bar with play area on the sand

Archery

Take up a bow while mum is in the trees.  The archery spot forms part of the tree swinging area at St. Aulaye

Golf & Tennis

Play a quick 9 holes before breakfast!  An easy golf course and great tennis courts at Manoir de Longeveau is 30min away. Saint Emilion now boasts its very own, swanky course (40min) 

Quad bikes and Jet skis

Teenagers and adults alike, love to whizz around on one of these.  Enjoy a day of adventure not too far from Maison Metcalf

Fishing

Fishing on the Dronne is now allowed for everyone who loves to fish (permits required).  Dedicated areas are set out along the river at La Roche Chalais (5 minutes), or go one step further, hire your own 5-man electric boat at St. Aulaye and explore the wild life around the lake. No permit is required for the boat

Cycling

Bicycles are available to hire at Parcoul’s canoe rental area, or hop on one of our cycles and explore the beautiful countryside around us.   The even terrain means getting about is easy and fun – jump in the pool for a well deserved cool down afterwards!

Walking

With so many forests around us finding a path is not difficult. Guided half day or full day walking tours are available at La Roche Chalais (5 minutes). In the valley of the Dronne and the Forest Double are 32 marked walking and cycling routes that varies from 3km to full day walks for visitors to explore.  Alternatively,  choose one of the many quiet country lanes around us and find your way down to the river Dronne.