TRADITIONAL STONE COTTAGE AND CONVERTED BARN IN THE HEART OF RURAL LIMOUSIN

Sue O'Hara

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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TRADITIONAL STONE COTTAGE AND CONVERTED BARN IN THE HEART OF RURAL LIMOUSIN

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Bugeat Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage and separate annexe provide flexible accommodation for 4 - 8 people.

Explore the unspoilt delights of rural France from “Les Geais”. This completely renovated traditional stone cottage is situated in the centre of the Millevaches National Park area of the Limousin, also known as the French “Lake District” due to its numerous lakes, rivers and waterways. This beautiful region offers endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling & mountain biking while swimming, kayaking and other water sports are possible on the many nearby lakes and rivers. The cottage has a large open-plan living space with well equipped kitchen dining area and comfortable lounge, featuring a traditional fireplace with cosy wood burning stove. The 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, both have views across the valley and the modern shower room is on the ground floor. The small, fully enclosed garden area is south facing and the patio benefits from the partial shade of an Ash tree. A few steps from the main cottage is the separate converted barn or annexe which can accommodate a further 4 people with their own shower room (as an option for larger groups wishing to stay between May - Sept).

“Les Geais” enjoys a quiet hamlet location without being remote as all essential local services are available in the village of Bugeat which is just a short drive or 15 minutes walk away.

How to get there -

Low cost airlines fly to Limoges Bellegarde airport from Birmingham, Gatwick, Southampton, Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh, Stansted, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool & Leeds. Car hire is available directly outside the terminal and the airport is about 90mins drive away.

Alternatively, if you drive from the UK, the 465 mostly motorway miles from Calais can be driven in just over 8 hours (excluding stops) or you can reduce the car journey by choosing a longer sea crossing, to LeHavre for example.

We do recommend having a car to fully explore the area.

Brive airport also has a service from London City and Manchester airports.

High speed Rail travel is possible taking the Eurostar to Lille and changing for Limoges.

Sightseeing and places to visit: Five of the 'most beautiful villages of France' can be found in the department of the Correze, Collognes-la-Rouge, Curemonte, Saint-Robert, Segur-le-Chateau and Turenne, all of which are well worth a visit. The administrative capital of the region - the historic city of Limoges with its tradition of producing fine enamel and porcelain, has museums, cathedral, botanical gardens and plenty of restaurants and shopping. The town of Aubusson famous for its tapestries. Gallo-Roman ruins at Les Cars. The Contempoary Art Centre with its sculpture trail on the Isle de Vassiviere and close the tree top activity centre of Arbre en Arbre. The chateau and home to the National stud at Arnac-Pompadour. The peat bog wetland habitat of Les Tourbieres. The natural landscape at Bort les Orgues. The waterfalls at Gimmel les Cascades. Oradour-sur-glane, is a town left untouched as a poignant tribute to all the inhabitants who lost their lives there, shortly before the end WWII.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue O'Hara (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Why Sue O'Hara chose Bugeat

We still consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have found this property. We were looking for somewhere with access to plenty of open water to indulge our passion for various watersports but didn't realise (at the time) what a wonderful natural playground this region is.

What makes this cottage unique

This is our refuge from the frantic pace of daily working life in the South of England. We find we can really slow down and 'recharge our batteries' when we stay here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage - one of the best equipped we've had in 30yrs. Lovely hamlet - very friendly people. Lovely countryside - we've had many beautiful walks thanks to the routes found in the home. We've had a most glorious holiday.
Jul 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Bugeat Ussel
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A colourful cottage in rural France

  • 4 of 5
A lovely little very well equipped cottage. We stayed 3 weeks, the first one with no vehicle but found the 15 min walk to the village no problem. A rented vehicle to really see the surrounding sights is necessary. As Queenslanders, we found the trading hours of the village a little challenging, they seemed to open and shut when it pleased them and always (as is the general case in France) remained closed for 2 or more hours in the middle of the day. The neighbours are very close but also very colourful which adds to the experience and the cats are a delight. Technology is a little challenging, mobile phone coverage is achievable from the upstairs bedroom window but the very friendly house keeper, who lives about 50 m away, allowed access to her WiFi which helped a lot. Be wary of the power fluctuations, they blew away one of our lap top power supplies.
All in all. a great cottage and well worth while the experience. The local village was also a lot of fun even for us who only spoke a real schoolboy sort of French. Yes, we recommend the cottage because it really is comfortable and away from the commercial world
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Bugeat Ussel
5

Wonderful "Les Geais"

Wonderful "Les Geais"
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at "Les Geais". The cottage and the area are beautiful. So pretty and peaceful.
Sue and Tim, the owners have thought of every little detail to make your stay perfect. Everything is top quality.
Many thanks for letting us share your lovely hideaway.
Jane and Peter
PS The housekeepers Mo and Rich are so helpful and full of information.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Bugeat Ussel
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Our Lovely French holiday - Summer 2011.

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful holiday here and would highly recommend a stay. A very peaceful and scenic area to holiday in with lots of countryside to explore - a chance to experience the 'real' France! Lots of places to visit - towns, lakes, etc all easily accessable by car. You can be as busy as you want here because there is lots to see but for us it was too tempting to relax and enjoy one of the local lakes with their lovely clean beaches. Watersports can be found at every lake if you feel energetic!
Our accommodation was perfect - a charming French cottage, very well equipped with lots of character. Plenty of space to feel comfortable and for our family to 'spread' out, as well as being clean and bright. The kitchen has everything you need - all appliances and gadgets have been thought of, and this is reassuring as we have a young family and cooking comfortably was very important to us. The bedrooms are light and airy with plenty of room and storage space.
All in all we had a lovely memorable stay here and would recommend a visit!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bugeat Ussel
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Agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un week-end très agréable dans cette maison du Massoutre. Le descriptif ainsi que les photos correspondaient à la réalité : la maison est très jolie et bien équipée et le hameau est calme, sans bruit.
L'accueil des gardiens était aussi très bien : ils sont sympathiques et disponibles.
L'environnement est très agréable : beaucoup de circuits de randonnées, lacs à proximité pour la baignade en été.
Nous recommandons cet hébergement.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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5

EXCELLENT SEJOUR DANS LE GITE "LES GEAIS"'

EXCELLENT SEJOUR DANS LE GITE "LES GEAIS"'
  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans le gîte qui est très confortable, au calme et très agréable pour son côté intimiste.
L'équipement est parfait. L'accueil l'est tout autant (prévoir quelques échanges en anglais).
Les photos qui étaient plubliées sur le site correspondaient à la réalité. Pas de surprise désagréable.
Nous avons regretté de ne pas avoir pris 2 semaines!
Le gite est bien situé pour les personnes souhaitant randonner, surtout avec des enfants (nos garçons avaient 2 et 5,1/2 ans) . Nous vous avons laissé un guide de randonnées autour de Bugeat.
Nous vous souhaitons un excellent séjour.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Limoges Bellegarde
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Kilometres
Bugeat
Nearest Ferry
640 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf du Chammet
Nearest Train
1.7 Kilometres
Bugeat
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Limoges or Ussel
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Kilometres
Bugeat
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Mont Dore & Super Besse
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Lac de Viam
Car: recommended

Lying roughly 1 h drive to the East of Limoges and the A20, the Millevaches Plateau is an area of natural beauty which is criss crossed with numerous footpaths, cycle routes and mountain-biking trails which can be equally explored on foot or in the saddle. The regional tradition of stone masonry is evident in the many granite crosses, wells and fountains marking the ancient routes as well as in the buildings, bread-ovens and medieval bridges. The Medieval towns of Eymoutiers, Treignac and Meymac are not far away. The lakes near Treignac, Ambrugeat and Vassiviere all have water sports activity centres and, in July and August, the lovely sandy beaches have swimming areas patrolled by lifeguards. While the Vézère and the Vienne rivers offer more adventurous Canoe and Kayaking excursions. South West towards Meymac Mont Bessou, the highest point in the Limousin, rises above the forest to a height of 1000 m with a viewing tower which offers views over the Cantal mountains.

Other Activities: Kart, quad biking, fishing, water sports and house hunting

Golf: The nearest course is Golf du Chammet at Peyrelevade (approx 25 km).

Ski: During the winter months the family ski resort of Le Mont Dore and Super Besse can be reached in just over an hour by car. They offer good snowboarding and skiing particularly for intermediates and beginners.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bugeat Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Main cottage
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
£58
£290
 
 
Main cottage
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£48
£240
 
 
Main cottage
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
£58
£290
 
 
Main cottage
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£48
£240
 
 
Main cottage
Apr 4 2015 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
£58
£290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bed linen & towels for 2 £9
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes The rental includes cooking gas, a seasonal allowance of firewood and up to 250kwh/w electricity.
Mattress covers, duvets and pillows are provided and you are welcome to bring your own bedlinen and towels or hire for an additional £4.50 per guest/week.
Throughout July and August changeover day is Saturday, but we can be more flexible at other times of the year.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bugeat Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (in barn annexe) - toilet , shower
  • Both shower rooms have spacious shower enclosures with thermostatic shower mixers. Towel service is optional.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 (barn annexe) - 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The ceiling slopes above the single beds on the mezzanine.
  • Bedroom 1 also has a marble washbasin and vanity unit. All beds have mattress and pillow covers and duvets & pillows are provided. You are welcome to bring your own linen add linen and towel hire to your rental for an additional £4.50 per person/week.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The separate barn annexe is only rented in addition to the main cottage (to enable larger groups of up to 8 people to stay at our property). It does not benefit from a cosy wood-burning stove, so we only let it out May - Sept. The limitations of this site prevent me from showing full details and prices so please visit our owners website for more information and photos.
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