|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A family house in an exceptional location in the medieval village of Limeuil, with totally private and secure gardens. Set in a corner of the village walls with extensive views over the Dordogne valley, the spacious accommodation provides plenty of space for a family of four - double Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedded room, separate Shower Room, enormous Sitting Room with English satellite TV, DVD and Hi-Fi, large Dining Room, fully equipped Kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, 5-ring gas hob, electric oven, large fridge etc); covered Garden barbecue area, and mature gardens with tables, chairs and sun loungers. The house is a private home and therefore fully equipped and furnished - very much a 'home from home'. Facilities include broadband internet and Wi-Fi, and unlimited free phonecalls to all English-speaking countries.
'.....a beautiful house in this wonderful spot'. GD
'.....a wonderful area, full of amazing sights and experiences.....a week is not long enough, so will be back next year'. K & P
'What a beautiful house in such a pretty village........canoeing on th Dordogne is not strenuous - and enhanced by a picnic on the grassy banks'. R & B
Limeuil and La Chouette were exactly as advertised, and provided an excellent base for exploring the Dordogne. The house itself was clean and well-cared for; when we had a light switch blow a fuse the local manager and his wife were on the scene shortly after to take care of the problem.
Those planning to use the guest bedroom should be aware that the bathroom is on a lower level - not a problem for the guest accompanying us.
The book giving introduction to the house and the village/surrounding area is very complete, and the guest comment book is also a great resource for sights, restaurants, etc.
We hope that others will enjoy their stay at La Chouette as much as we did.
This home was very comfortable and full of charm. We wanted to rent a place which reflected the charm of a french village and this place did that. Very warm and inviting setting, People of the town and area very friendly and helpful. Well located for taking day trips out into the area, as well as, for just spending time around the village. Relaxing and places to walk right outside your door. There is a beautiful park at the base of the hill on the rivers' edge with a restaurant, cafe, and small town market, loved sitting there having a beer and enjoying the scenery.
The home was well equipped with cooking ware, books, and music. This is by far one of my favorite places to have stayed and would return here without any hesitation. The home has a booklet which provides useful information about the local markets, wine shops, restaurants etc. The booking and arrangements were all what was said to be. Thank you much to the owners and managers we had a wonderful stay at 'La Chouette'.
Limeuil is surprising - not pretty in the normal sense, but full of character, and its situation, overlooking the two rivers, with their elegant bridges spanning them almost at right angles, makes it special. We crossed the bridges on foot late one sunny afternoon, and the view over the water of the village tumbling down its hill was stunning.
Just as stunning was a different view one night as we walked back to the house along the grassy path leading to its front gate. They say that city dwellers no longer see stars in the night sky because of light pollution. Living in Greater London, we would beg to differ; but London's stars just could not compare with the stars that we saw from La Chouette. The heavens were ablaze. Just lift your eyes above the rooftops when you are there.
We ate at two of the local restaurants during our stay. As Michael says, Au Bon Acceuil is to be warmly recommended. We went three times, including on our first and last evenings, and were made to feel at home each time. The food was splendid too. The other "village" meal was a lunch at the brasserie down by the river. It wasn't bad, but don't bother with the crepes.
The weather was changeable and it was early in the year, so we did not get to enjoy the gardens or the barbecue. We had hoped that the gardens would give a view onto the rivers but were mistaken on this; although the view across the valley is fine, the house standing effectively on a cliff edge - as can be seen from one of the photos. In the valley is a smallholding of sorts where we found an interesting collection of fowl, including an especially grand turkey, which grumpily responded to our mimicking of him.
Whilst parking in the village squares - there are two in Limeuil Haut, of which the smaller is some 200 yards (even in France we think in yards) from the house - was generally fine, Easter Sunday fell in the middle of our stay and parking was at a premium on account of the service at the village church just above the second square. It doesn't take long to think like the French in these matters, but initially finding a spare spot for la voiture might be a challenge at such times. The church bell also proved a good substitute for an alarm clock.
The house itself is quirky, as might be expected, but clean, well equipped and homely. We found the beds comfortable and the water hot. We appreciated the central heating and Michael's helpful attitude. We recommend it.
Limeuil is a lovely village and the house is tucked away in a quiet spot with no passing traffic (except the occasional tourist on foot). The house is very spacious and has lovely views from the terrace in particular. The website photos don't do justice to the position - stepping up to the front door and looking out across the valley below is sensational and impossible to capture in a two dimensional photo (we tried and failed). The house has everything you could need. The heating was slightly erratic when we were there but still functioned. It would be a perfect spot from which to explore and enjoy the Dordogne in Spring, Summer or Autumn. The village is not overly endowed with shops for supplies and the boulangerie is closed at the moment. That said, a quick trip to Le Bugue and there is a fantastic bakery, a very extensive produce market and most other shops you could want - including a great wine shop Julien de Savignac opposite the bakery, as well as a number of supermarkets. As noted by others, there are several restaurants in the village, including Au Bon Accueil which is a short amble away and good value. Slightly further afield there are good restaurants in Tremolat as well.
When we first read the description of the house and it's location we thought that it could not be true - there had to be a catch somewhere!
Nothing could be further from the truth! Both the house and the location lived up to the description on this website and in many ways exceeded our expectations, especially in terms of space, the peace & quiet, and (very important for us) - privacy. We really looked forward to returning to "our own" little haven after a busy day of sightseeing - and the village of Limeuil is not only a delight to discover on foot, it is ideally located for anyone who wishes to discover the Dordogne for the first time . . . . yes it's true, in this case you can really believe what you read in the description!
And congratulations too!! we really found the text on the website and in the documentation we were sent very clear, precise, and invaluable.
You know that you are really buying a holiday "blind" when you use a website, and this was the first time we have travelled with no apprehension whatever about our accommodation. Thank you!
We had a fantastic week in Limeuil. The parking place was safe and the property was easy to find. It is a delightful village. We ate most evenings at the restaurant suggested by Michael.
We enjoyed barbeques in the garden during the day and there were two sunloungers.
The property is quite large and so although our son was with us we could be together, or apart, as suited us.
The nearby supermarket was easy to find and had everything that we needed. Coffee down by the Dorgogne river was most pleasant.
We enjoyed visiting again Monpazier and Chateau Monbazillac, we also made various stops in little villages around these areas. There are plenty of small vineyards to visit and taste the wine.
The house is within walking distance of excellent village facilities, including 3 restaurants and a bar overlooking the incredible meeting point of the Vezere and Dordogne rivers. Here is the perfect location for swimming, and also the start point for canoe hire; pony trekking starts just a short distance away. Small shops include a traditional baker and many skilled craftsmen (including a silversmith, glassblower, potter and a brewer!). A short drive takes you to the nearest town (Le Bugue) which offers several supermarkets, banks, shops, and one of the best local weekly produce markets for which the region is famous.
Also within easy driving is the whole range of attractions and activities of Dordogne including caves, great castles, water parks, aquarium, activity centres for prehistory and traditional crafts, troglodyte settlements, all set amongst stunning countryside, rich in wildlife.
Restaurants to suit all budgets abound in this area - the ideal family holiday!
Other Activities: canoeing; ballooning
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£150|
The rent includes all linen and towels, gas, electricity, and local taxes. Central heating costs, if requested, will be charged in addition to the rental.
The rental for 3 or 4 people is £750 per week - sorry that this HomeAway website does not enable us to show this in the above prices.
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