It being a holiday destination for predominantly British tourists we have scheduled the wedding to happen before the school summer holidays in Britain so that travel and accommodation are a bit cheaper and more available.
We also have some friends who rent gites locally, specifically aimed for couples, which keeps the cost down. Also some local friends have spare rooms for waif and strays at reasonable costs and ideal for short stay, as most gites are a minimum week stay. There are also a number of lovely chambres d'hotes which offer affordable overnight accommodation nearby. Maybe people might be keen to gite share with others coming for the wedding.
Another popular choice is camping, there are some lovely campsites around, one 3km away in Riberac and another favourite of ours is in in Auberterre by the river. Have a look at the locality page on this website to get a flavour of the area. And follow the links to the various options below....you might want to make La Perdrix a short stop on a traveling tour of the area, and for that we have limited space for camping on the property, but we will be having a marquee, so it is pretty limited, unless you are adept at sleeping on a hill.
Camping in France is a very sophisticated affair, and a very popular choice as it is low cost (on average 15 euros for two people tent and car per night) The sites are generally in areas of incredible natural beauty and are very well equipped. However they do also book up in the summer, so it is advisable to book your pitch in advance. Below are three fairly local and very nice sites, just click on the images to link through to their sites. Bear in mind you will need your own transport as these won't be served by public transport.
Gites might be a good option for people who want to stay for a week and have a bit of a holiday in the area. Most holiday lets run from Saturday to Saturday, and there is a vast range of them in the area. Two good sites for perusal is Owners Direct or Holiday Lettings.
Our friends have recently renovated their house in St Sulpice de Romangnac and it comprises of 3 cottages, it can be used for self contained accommodation for 3 couples or might be good for a larger group to share, as it has some large rooms, it is lovely and it is 5km away which is as close as neighbours get in this part of the world. Their website is www.planchecottages.com and if you are interested in Planche Cottages either as couple or as a larger group let us know or contact Jane directly, but be sure to let her know you are part of the wedding party, as it is reserved for our wedding guests for that week. We have another good friend Sara who also has beautiful gites, these are for couples it's about a 15-20 min drive from La Perdrix in a stunning part of the country, you can view her gites here by clicking on Bouteilles St Sebastien
Otherwise known as B&B's, Chambre d'Hotes offer a range of affordable accommodation in the area, ideal for those just staying a night or two. There is quite a few to choose from but we have had good reviews from previous wedding guests who stayed at Chambres Florence (pictured left) in Riberac. Another nice one is Repos a Riberac
A cheaper alternative in Riberac is Chambre de La Fontaine
For those who may want to extend there stay at La Perdrix, or for those who may be staying elsewhere for the time of the wedding but want to come and stay at La Perdrix for a while, we have removed the house from our booking schedule for the week after the wedding by popular request, so from the 20-27th July we can fill it with friends and start our married life in a fine fashion. We have already got people staying on in Cluny and a few in the main house but have some rooms left. Sadly we have to charge a nominal 30 euro fee per room per night to cover some of our costs as we are losing a peak season week, but it works out as a bargain for that time of year in this area...and it is guaranteed good times! It will be communal cooking via a kitty system for food. Let me now if you would like me to reserve you a room during this week. Book early as there is limited availability.