Bugeat cottage rental - Les Geais - The main 2 bedroom cottage
Les Geais - The main 2 bedroom cottage
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
 

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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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.

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.

10 Reviews of Property 844722 in Bugeat, France

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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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
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A most glorious holiday

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
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a real peach!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
One of the cosiest and best equipped gites we've stayed in, a real peach! We learned many new things about a less known area of this wonderful country. Very likely to come back.
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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
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really nice and well equipped cottage

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
A lovely cosy stay in a really nice and well equipped cottage....very peaceful and restful and a big change from the norm.
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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
4

A colourful cottage in rural France

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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
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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
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Comfortable base for all types of holiday

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We found Les Geais to be as described, the owners have appear to have put considerable thought and effort into refurbishing the property, resulting in clean accommodation with modern kitchen and shower room, but have retained a nice rural feel to the place.

Very quiet little hamlet on the edge of some farms and surrounded by stunning countryside. Helpful English neighbors who have lived there sometime and don't mind helping out guests with advice directions etc.

No facilities in the village itself but Bugeat is not far away with most things you will need, several bars, cafes, restaurants in the town. Choice of supermarkets also within easy reach.

We were out most days, fresh water lakes and beaches are great, quieter one locally, larger lake with more facilities (food, boat hire, showers etc) bit further but still an easy drive. Used as much by the French as by the tourists, very clean and family friendly.

Days out exploring some of the local towns and villages, Treignac worth a look, Limousin is also worth the journey,would recommend taking the time to go to the Dordogne, up the cliffs at Rocamadour on a glorious sunny day and then down into the depths at the caves at Gouffref De Padiarc was a highlight.

All in all, a comfortable base from which you can have all sorts of different types of holiday from.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
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"Real France"

"Real France"
  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
This is a lovely little cottage with every home comfort thought about.
The cottage is very clean, the beds are so comfortable, the kitchen has all you need to make lovely french meals.
The cottage has a nice garden area o drink your wine and relax.
The area is lovely and real France with lovely little villages to explore in the area.
We would go back to this wonderfull cottage and would recommend it to everyone.
business
Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
5

Wonderful "Les Geais"

Wonderful "Les Geais"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
5

Our Lovely French holiday - Summer 2011.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
5

Agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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.
business
Traditional stone cottage and converted barn in the heart of rural Limousin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p844722
+44 01494448609
Bugeat Ussel
Quimper
5

EXCELLENT SEJOUR DANS LE GITE "LES GEAIS"'

EXCELLENT SEJOUR DANS LE GITE "LES GEAIS"'
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.