Archive for the ‘Limousin’ Category

La Porcherie Gite

La Porcherie Gite | Villemonteix | Cheissoux | Haute-Vienne | Limousin | 87460

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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10/01/2009 03:44:52

Le Pelateau Gite/b&b Accommodation

Le Pelateau Gite/b&b Accommodation | Le Bourg | Montgibaud | Corrèze | Limousin | 19210

Reference 6700184 Property Sleeps 6

Le Pelateau is situated in the beautiful little village of Montgibaud. Montgibaud can be found in the Correze; a department of the Limousin, nestled just below the border of the Haute-Vienne. 

Le Pelateau’s position is ideal for visiting/house hunting in both the Correze and the Haute Vienne departments of the Limousin and the Dordogne; or as a mid-way stop over on your way to the south. Montgibaud is situated just 10 minutes off exit 42 on the A20 and only 45 minutes drive from Limoges airport.

The views from Le Pelateau are breathtaking due to Montgibaud’s elevated position. The location of Le Pelateau is perfect for those wishing to relax and enjoy the Limousin countryside. Both walking and cycle routes can be found on the village square and further routes are available. The Limousin countryside is a must for anyone interested in bird watching. 

The Cottage is seperate from the main house and can accommodate up to 6 people. The Cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated, whilst maintaining its cottage atmosphere.

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26/11/2008 06:47:48

Le Petit Lac

Le Petit Lac | 21 Route De La Cascade | Bourganeuf | Creuse | Limousin | 23400

Reference 6700183 Site Sleeps 6 Over 2 Properties

3/4 bedroomed self catering gite / apartment and a 3 bedroom apartment, or rent both together as a 7 bedroom option, situated in the Creuse department of the beautiful Limousin region of France.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday, house hunting in the area or just passing through, Le Petit Lac, Bourganeuf, offers versatile holiday accommodation for all your needs.

Our accommodation is situated just a 5 minute walk from the town centre of Bourganeuf which is a medieval town with Chateau, Tour de Zizim and has a traditional French market weekly for all your local produce including vegetables, meat & cheeses. There are also English speaking estate agents for those tempted to buy in this beautiful region. For the keen walkers there are many marked walks around the town, colour coded for length and difficulty. You will find plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance of Le Petit Lac.

The Limousin region offers lush green countryside with many lakes, forests and rivers. It is ideal for the keen walker or fisherman but also appealing to someone who wants complete relaxation in an un-spoilt part of France. Limoges is a 50 minute drive from Le Petit Lac and offers all the shopping and restaurants expected from a city. Also don’t forget to pick up the famous Limoges pottery.

Nearby Lac Vassiviere is a man made lake of 1000 hectares where you can enjoy windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing, sailing, boat trips, rambling, riding, cycling and of course fishing! In the summer period the beach area has lifeguards for safe bathing, volleyball and a fun park for the children. You can take a tour of the lake by boat and there is a restaurant boat where you can enjoy either lunch or dinner. The island on Vassiviere is a great place to visit with animals, an art gallery and of course beautiful views. The island itself covers 173 acres of land, formerly part of vast estates once owned by the Vassiviere family whose stately home still stands on the original site.

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26/11/2008 06:47:47

Chaillac Bed & Breakfast

Chaillac Bed & Breakfast | 5 Rue Du Dr Audoucet | Chaillac | Indre | Limousin | 36310

Reference 6700169 Property Sleeps 7

Chaillac Chambre D’hotes is a friendly & informal little Bed & Breakfast

Situated in the centre of the lively market town.

Only 5 min’s from the medieval village of Saint  Benoit du Sault that is officially recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France

We are only 10 minutes from ether junction 20 or 21 of the A20 Autoroute, This makes us handy stopping of point for any one wishing to break up there journey from the north or south. And as we are only an hour from Limoges airport and about 7 hours from the port of Calais. Making us nicely situated for exploring the departments of Vienne, Haute Vienne, Limouisin and the Creuse.

Our Accommodation is made up of 2 double rooms with there own bathrooms and we also have the family suit that is made up of 2

Double rooms with one bathroom all together on there own floor.

All the rooms can take an extra bed if needed.

Being a Head Chef in my previous life providing you with an excellent dinner would never be a problem

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29/06/2008 07:06:30

La Siauve

La Siauve | La Siauve | Lubersac | Corrèze | Limousin | 19210

Reference 6700154 Property Sleeps 3

Situated on a working farm, breeding Limousin cows, covering over 80 hectares of beautiful Correzian countryside. Excellent location for discovering the Limousin. One bedroomed gite with double or twin beds plus room for a cot/cotbed. Fully fitted kitchen. Bathroom with bath and shower. Large living area with modern wood burner and English TV. Half acre lawn overlooking a well stocked carp lake. Fishing available at no extra charge. All towels, linen and heating etc included.

Only 10 mins from Lubersac and 15 mins from Pompadour, the home of the National Stud with its beautiful chateau overlooking the horse racing track. Limoges, Brive, Tulle and Perigieux all within an hours drive.

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07/03/2008 04:07:35

Maison Petit Chatenet

Maison Petit Chatenet | 15 Rue Porte Beraud | Rochechouart | Haute-Vienne | Limousin | 87600

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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17/02/2008 03:55:35


Etoile | 7/9 Chemin De Bos De La Cote | St Laurent Sur Gorre | Haute-Vienne | Limousin | 87310

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 satelllite 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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05/01/2008 12:36:54


Fleuret | Fleuret | Curemonte | Corrèze | Limousin | 19500

Reference 6700092 Site Sleeps 14 Over 2 Properties

Dating back to 1640, Fleuret was originally a small hamlet, home to 12 families. Backed by vines, the magnificent red sandstone buildings are set in acres of meadow and woodland. Situated on a hilltop opposite the medieval village of Curemonte, the views are breathtaking.

  The property consists of the main house, cottage and barn.  There is a large 14 x 7 metre swimming pool, which can be floodlit at night. The shallow end is 1 metre, shelving to 1 metre 50, making ideal for both adults and children. Adjacent to the pool is the magnificent upper level of the barn, an ideal area for table tennis, billiards, table football or even a piano recital on the baby grand piano, and a shady place for children to play out of the sun.The buildings are situated in one hectare of grounds, providing ample space for games of boules, badminton, volleyball etc. The less energetic can simply relax with aperitifs as the sunsets over Curemonte. Landscaping has enhanced the feeling of space, providing terraced areas around the pool and houses.

  The main house  (sleeps 10) and cottage (sleeps 4) are available for rental, both houses having been restored to a high standard incorporating many original features such as stone walls, exposed beams and open fireplaces.

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11/08/2007 10:11:35

La Cour Au Soleil

La Cour Au Soleil | Le Maisonniau | Champagnac La Riviere | Haute-Vienne | Limousin | 87150

Reference 6700040 Site Sleeps 8 Over 2 Properties

"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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11/08/2007 10:11:01

La Retreat

La Retreat | La Retreat | La Ribiere Du Nord | St Yrieix La Perche | Haute-Vienne | Limousin | 87500

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.