How much does Astronomy equipment hire cost?

There is no extra charge for the astronomy centre. Use of the centre and equipment is included in your accommodation price. See here for details of equipment and resources. 

What is the minimum number of nights I can book for?

You can book a bed for one night or as long as you like. Please note our deals for 7 nights for best value here. 

Are other meals available or do we need to go out?

Dinner can be booked daily by 10.30 am during your stay (10.30 am on a Saturday for Sunday evening dinner). You can then pay for meals you have had, at the end of your stay. All evening meals are a one menu dinner at our table. and we can provide a vegetarian option. We cannot cater for special diets or personal requests!

We also have self-catering facilities in the hub, there is a local supermarket which we visit daily if you want to shop for lunches and snacks. In Confolens there are restaurants and takeaways if you prefer not to cook.

Can I bring my own astronomy kit?

Yes you can bring your own equipment and use it on its own or with our equipment. 

How do we get from the airport to you and back?

We offer free transfers from Limoges airport -  Please make sure you check with us before booking to make sure that we have space on the bus and which airport you depart from (we can track you flight landing and departure times from here).  However, if you are staying for more than 3 nights or would like to go a little further afield then you can hire a car at the airport. Please read our car hire information first. 

What do I need to bring?

You only need to bring clothes, pyjamas, phone &/or ipad, medications and ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. We will supply everything else from towels to toiletries, hats and scarves and extra fleeces. 

Can I reserve a room for my visit?

All accommodation must be booked with a 50% deposit, paid for at the time of booking through the website or by email. Unfortunately due to limited beds and high demand we cannot reserve individual rooms without a deposit. This does not apply to our group booking system.

How can I pay without using PayPal?

We prefer to use Paypal for our payments but understand that this does not suit everybody. For details of alternative methods of payment, please email Sue at  Meals and extras can be made at the end of your stay by cash or direct bank transfer at checkout.

Can I bring my children?

We are very clear about the answer to this question! Astrofarm is an adult only, child free site and accommodation is unsuitable for children under 14 years. Our equipment and observatories are valuable and fragile and small children and the sleeping habits of astronomers do not mix well! 

 Is there car parking?

Yes, we have a large, flat field and gravelled drive with plenty of room for cars and motorhomes. We also have a lockable garage for motorbikes and bikes for added security and protection. 

 Can we come in our camper van?

Yes, we have space for a couple of campervans. Please contact us directly by email at

We would really like to make sure that you can find all the information that you need about Astrofarm. So if you have not found the answer to your question please ask us here and we will get back to you. If you would prefer to talk to us directly please phone us on (+33) 545 712 553 or send your phone number and Andrew or Sue will call you. 

Sue and Andrew Davies Astrofarm