Archive for the ‘Haute-Vienne’ 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

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

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.