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Astrofarm is an adult only centre and we do not accept bookings for children under 18

Rural France

Astrofarm is situated on the edge of Confolens, a small town in South West France. There is plenty to do locally if you enjoy as quiet, relaxing holiday walking and exploring. Please note that rural France does not have a buzzing nightlife, shops open 24/7 or streets of pavement cafes and restaurants. Life ambles along at a slow, gentle pace – that’s why we love it! Shops are not open on a Sunday and many places also close on a Monday. If you are arriving on a Sunday please do let us know in advance if you need anything from the supermarket for your first night. 

On a practical note there is NO public transport system in rural France. If you would like to explore further afield and flying in to Limoges then we recommend hiring a car from the airport.


Astrofarm a group residential centre with additional facilities for astronomy and music with an astronomy centre and a recording studio. We do not have a swimming pool, hot tub or satellite TV but we do have extensive resources in our library and lovely gardens with seating areas and a built in barbecue for everyone to enjoy.


Astrofarm is the home of  Sue and Joe (and pets) and we welcome everyone to share the site, facilities, gardens, wonderful skies and weather of South West France. We endeavour to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and ask that you respect our privacy and the enjoyment of other guests who may be staying.

We are a child free, quiet site especially set up for groups to use our centre throughout the day and night. We are a sociable community with up to 10 guests on site each day and want all our guests to enjoy their stay.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your planned visit to Astrofarm, please email and we will answer all your questions – we would like to make your trip as easy as possible.


The Dortoir accommodation and two wet-rooms may at times be shared by male and female guests. There are privacy curtains on each bed, an additional private changing area and when possible, female guests will be booked into the side section of the dormitory. When available, we will open up the Gite bedrooms for mixed groups allowing more privacy. We do provide a towelling robe for each guest and ask that you bring appropriate sleepwear.

Please note that we do have a variety of animals on the farm and whilst they are not allowed in guest areas, we cannot guarantee completely allergen free rooms. Because of our livestock, we are unable to accept guest’s pets on site.

All inside and outside rooms are strictly non-smoking. There is a smoking area with bins for safe disposal of cigarette ends and due to the risk of fire in our dry climate, smoking is only permitted in this area and not on the astronomy centre site because of the wooden sheds.


Breakfast is included in your accommodation and we are happy to be flexible in timings and menu. In addition, we can provide a 2 course vegetarian evening meal each day (set menu). 

Facilities are available for you to store your own food and drinks. Please note that whilst we offer a glass of wine with the evening meal, we are unable to sell alcohol. You are however, welcome to buy drinks from the local supermarket.


We cannot guarantee the weather or cloud free skies. However, we do have inside space in the event of poor weather and nights where observation is not possible. The astronomy centre, resources and equipment are available for all those who are staying in our accommodation. We want everyone to enjoy the facilities and must ask that you respect the value of the equipment on site. Whilst we are happy for you to enjoy the social side of Astrofarm, the Astronomy Centre will not admit anyone who has been drinking excess alcohol. 


The recording studio ‘Studio Alouette’ is bookable in advance by the day for both residents and day visitors. We provide a wide variety of instruments, amps, mics and musical equipment and we ask that you respect the value of our collection. Whilst we are happy for you to enjoy the social side of Astrofarm, the studio will not admit anyone who has been drinking excess alcohol.


Due to the demand on beds, we are unable to refund any deposits paid. We will however, honour all payments for alternative dates as agreed between us. You are very welcome to swop the name on the booking should you wish or gift your booking at no additional cost.