Astrofarm Questions & Answers

How much does Astronomy equipment hire cost?

There is no charge for the astronomy centre throughout 2016.  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 provided and paid for on at the end of your stay. All evening meals are a one menu dinner at our table. 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?

Part of the deal is free minibus transfers from Limoges airport - let us know when you book if you want collecting. 

Can we come in our camper-van?

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

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. We have plenty more info here.

Can I reserve a room for my visit?

All rooms must be booked and paid for at the time of booking through the website. Unfortunately due to limited beds and high demand we cannot reserve rooms.

How can I pay without using PayPal?

For alternative methods (card, cheque or direct bank transfer) please email us  Meals and astronomy centre payments can be made at the end of your stay by cash, card or direct bank transfer.

Can I bring my children.

Astrofarm accommodation is unsuitable for children under 12 years, the equipment and observatories are valuable and small children and the habits of astronomers do not mix well! 

 Is there car parking?

Yes, we have a large, flat field with plenty of room.


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