Archive for the ‘Haute-Vienne’ Category

Le Repaire ref : 6700219

Reference 6700219 Site Sleeps 26 Over 3 Properties

Amid forty acres sprawling over a hilltop above the Gartempe valley, Le Repaire is a classic French farm in a courtyard setting. The 19th Century stone and tiled roof barn has been sympathetically converted to provide three large holiday cottages (‘gîtes’), Hirondelle, Martinet and Gartempe.

Each gite offers luxurious and spacious accommodation, with attractive original stonework and exposed beams, tiled and wooden floors, and private gardens with patios and furniture.

The gites are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each also features gas central heating and double-glazed windows and doors for out of season comfort.

For those who like nothing better than lazing by a pool, Le Repaire features a large 12m x 6m floodlit salt water pool with semi-circular roman steps. Surrounding the pool is a tiled terrace with views over the valley and a full range of sunbathing, garden furniture, sun-shades and parasols. The pool is fenced to comply with French regulations.

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La Cour Au Soleil ref : 6700040

Our pretty Limousin house (sleeps 6) and romantic cottage (for two).

Reference 6700040 Property Sleeps 8

"The Sunny Courtyard" nestles in the middle of the tiny hamlet of Le Maisonniau, in the middle of the Pays des Feuillardiers on the Richard the Lionheart Route, close to the border with the Dordogne.People sometimes call this "Secret France" or "The Lake District of France".  The quiet "real France" pace of life, the hunderds of tiny lakes dotted all around, the many medieval castles to vist, the charming French neighbours, the miles of woodland walks and undulating roads for cycling, the preety house or the romantic bedroom in the cottage all combine to make the a get-away-from-it-all rlaxong and refressing holiday.Don’t take our word for it: see the journal entries of our previous guests on our website.Why not take the whole family: grandparents and grandchildren stay in the house while Mum and Dad enjoy romantic bliss next door in the cottage …
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La Retreat ref : 6700058

Reference 6700058 Site Sleeps 11 Over 2 Properties

Relax in the unspoilt countryside of the Limousin, especially at La Retreat where a haven of peace and tranquillity await you.

Both of our properties look out onto rolling countryside, and the grounds contain very mature trees including a magnificent walnut tree, which makes a wonderful spot for an evening sundowner!

The attractive town of St Yrieix la Perche is only 5km away, and has a number of fine restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.  There are plenty of good supermarkets and also small specialist shops to browse around.  A general market takes place every two weeks on a Friday morning, with an abundance of excellent food stalls, fresh vegetables and clothes and crafts.

A large lake with a beach is only 5 minutes drive from La Retreat, this is a lovely place to picnic and the lake has a very safe swimming area for children. Both properties are available for holiday and long term lets.

Well behaved pets are welcome at La Retreat.

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Maison Etoile ref : 6700138

Reference 6700138 Property Sleeps 6

Etoile is a  character farmhouse with a large private garden to the rear. It is situated at theedge of a hamlet in beautiful countryside above the village of St Laurent sur Gorre which is minutes away by car. Limoges is around 25 minutes away

The property has a large lounge with woodburning fire and satellite television and DVD.French Windows lead out to a covered Terrace with garden furniture

large fully equipped farmouse kitchen.

I kingsized bedroom with en suite shower room

1 double bedroom

1 twin room(bunk beds)

Family bathroom with seperate shower cubicle.

Linen and towels will be provided.

Special rates available for longterm lets. Please contact for futher information.

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Maison Petit Chatenet ref : 6700150

Reference 6700150 Property Sleeps 6


There is a choice of a one bedroom second floor apartment or larger two double bedroom accommodation arranged over two floors, both of which form part of an imposing residence, 

formerly a coaching house, which dates from1620.   


Both apartments boast a wealth of character with features including original beams and oak floors, an imposing oak staircase and fine views. 

Fully equipped for self catering, breakfast can be available on request. 

Outside, the apartments have use of a 24 metre long Terrace, overlooking the valley below and a large garden, accessible by way of a double stone staircase.    


The location of these two properties is very convenient for the airport at Limoges, which is served by more regional UK airports than almost anywhere else in France. The apartments are central to the beautiful town of Rochechouart, which dates from the 15th century, and is famous for its Chateau, but to some, even more for containing evidence of the largest meteor ever to hit Earth.     


The Chateau, shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy walking distance, with delightful lakes for swimming and water sports, a short drive away.                                          


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Maison Lavaud ref : 6700174

Reference 6700174 Property Sleeps 3

A comfortable cottage/gite situated on the edge of a small hamlet nestled in the foothills of the Monts de Blond. It offers an ideal base to explore the Limousin with it’s spectacular lakes and countryside.

It is a paradise for ramblers, cyclists and nature lovers and there is a golf course 15 minutes away. There are also numerous lakes for fishing in the area.

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La Porcherie Gite ref : 6700190

Reference 6700190 Property Sleeps 4

Nestled into the tranquil landscape, La Porcherie is a high-quality gite offering holiday accommodation ideal for two people, but with capacity for four people, in the hamlet of Villemonteix, which is at the gateway to the Monts et Barrages, and the Millevaches Regional Park, in Limousin.

Renovated to a very high standard, the building (which used to house both a piggery and a bread oven) has kept all the character one would expect in a building of this nature (but the pigs have been evicted !).  Wood beams and original stone walls are mixed with the comfort of modern conveniences to provide a comfortable retreat from the pressures of modern life.

Although there are steps to the entrance, once inside all the accommodation is on one level.

If you are looking for a relaxing laid-back break or a more energetic holiday, the gite is the perfect hide-away from which to explore this beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of France.

The accommodation comprises one bedroom (double bed) with radio/CD player, bathroom (with a large shower cabin), and an open-plan sitting-room/kitchen. A comfortable sofa-bed (double) provides the sleeping arrangement for the third and fourth guests.  The kitchen is fitted with a  quality cooker, microwave and washing machine.  A TV/DVD is provided (with a selection of DVDs) and access to the owners book library is given for the duration of your stay.

Please be aware that in order for any additional guests sleeping on the sofa bed to get to the bathroom it is necessary to pass through the bedroom.

The gite is available for rent all year, and if you decide to come and experience the Limousin in low or mid-season we can assure your warmth and comfort.  The bathroom is equipped with an electric heater that fills the room with warm air in a very short time.  The main body of the gite is heated by means of a wood burner in the sitting room.  A daily allowance of wood is included in the tariff during the appropriate seasons.

Outside there is a small private garden area with terrace, seating and barbeque situated to make the most of daylong sunshine (sunshine not guaranteed, of course – but we’ll put in a request!!), and an ‘above ground’ swimming pool (approximately 24 x 12 foot) next to the terrace is also available for the guests.

The overall property is set in a private garden of over an acre which includes a small organic garden, and produce will be available to guests depending on the season and how successful we are with the veggies and fruit!  Our own corn-fed chickens will be happy to provide your breakfast eggs for a small charge!


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Group Holiday Gite Close To Lakes ref : 6700200

Reference 6700200 Property Sleeps 14

This unique self-catering holiday house is situated in the rural, Limousin region of central France – ‘the land of a thousand lakes’. Sleeping up to 14 people!


The house has been entirely renovated and furnished to a high standard and we think that it has something really special to offer our guests. You’ll love the contemporary, uncluttered feel of the interior, which is tastefully furnished to a high standard, with many original features and wood flooring throughout.


Guests can choose from 6 lovely bedrooms, 5 of which have private shower / bathrooms. Furthermore, one of the ground-floor bedrooms / bathroom is accessible to wheelchair users. There is also a large private garden and dining terrace (complete with patio furniture and dining table), with views out onto open countryside and buttercup meadows. 

Why our house is special…


Certain items of furniture have been hand-crafted by a local business, using sustainable wood sourced from their own forest.

We also only use (and provide) environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

All linen, towels, electricity, wood for the stove and heating are included in the price of the rental.

We offer a free cleaning / linen change service for holiday lettings of over one week.

Every room has central heating and double-glazing, making this a fantastic holiday destination in winter too!

Child-friendly holiday accommodation – we can provide useful items that will help you to enjoy your stay e.g. cots, toys, baby bath, stair gate, high chair… Just make sure you ask when booking.

Depending on the season, we enjoy providing free vegetables and free-range eggs from our own small-holding, just up the road!

We also host Organic Gardening Residential Courses at certain times of the year. Please view our website for further details.

We can arrange tasty home-cooked meals to be delivered right to your doorstep!

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