Haute Vienne/Dordogne border - Peaceful Location, Stunning Views
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We have lived in France for several years now and run two businesses, our gites and also a tree surgery business. Both of these allow us to make the most of the lovely countryside and glorious weather. We look forward to welcoming you to Le Grand Juvet.
Maxine purchased this House in 2008
Why Maxine chose La Roche-l'Abeille
We fell in love with this part of France. Its a beautiful area with lots of trees and lush countryside. The locals really could not have been nicer to us and we have been made so welcome. We often come home to find a neighbour has left surplus veg on our doorstep. Lots of people say its like the UK was 40 years ago when nobody had to lock doors and everyone was keen to help everyone else. Oh and coming from Scotland the weather has been a huge bonus, proper seasons and lots of sun in summer time!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside only
Not allowed in beds! Please bring yours.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Thank you to Maxine and Darren for making our stay at the Grande Juvet a fantastic experience. The cottage had everything you will ever need and was so clean. As well as the welcome package of supplies we had waiting for us. The cottage is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by fields, you won’t need a book as the scenery itself never ceases to amaze you. It’s where you can lay by the pool and watch the local buzzards, and various other birds going about their day. We loved our week and miss our evening walks. It really is beautiful and we hope to come back to have a chilled week again. Thank you. And a big thanks from Alfie our dog as he loved his holiday.
A wonderful family holiday - a home from home!
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday staying at Le Grand Juvet, Maxine and Darren’s beautiful home - to say we were disappointed to leave is a massive understatement!
Maxine and Darren made us feel incredibly welcome, as did their horses and chickens. Hopefully Scooby, Hugo, Tzar, Fluff and their pals have recovered from being stalked by our two-year old daughter!! The property itself is simply perfect for a relaxing break. The rooms are large, spacious and comfortable. The accommodation is fully equipped, including plenty of bedding and towels and there were plenty of supplies which you often have to provide yourself (toilet rolls, cling film, tin foil, washing/dishwasher tablets etc). The welcome package was really appreciated - bread, butter, milk, homemade jam, biscuits and the all important bottle of wine! Maxine was incredibly helpful in the lead up to our visit and provided crockery, cutlery, bedding and even a little step for our daughter.
We were very lucky with the sunshine during our 2-week and the plunge pool was ideal to cool off. We enjoyed a number of BBQs (gas BBQ available for use) and the view of the sun setting over the valley is simply stunning!
We can highly recommend the local bakery (a short drive to La Meyze), we found some fabulous local restaurants (Le Noctambule in Nexon, Le Vieux Chateau in La Roche l’Abeille) and we tried out many of the local lake beaches (Espace Hermeline at Bussière-Galant was our favourite).
We really hope to return to Le Grant Juvet again next year and cannot recommend it highly enough – if you are looking for relaxation, views, comfort and warm welcome then look no further!
Thank you Maxine and Darren for being incredible hosts xx
Wonderful - A real treasure!
We had the most amazing holiday in Maxine and Darren's beautiful property surrounded by the wonderful French countryside.
Our accommodation was modern, clean and comfortable and we had our very own private plunge pool!
The children spent the majority of their time with the horses (Scooby, Hugo and Tzar) and chickens (each one given suitable names too!).
We intend to return to Maxine and Darren's and would strongly recommend their property to anyone wishing to holiday in the area.
Very comfortable, well equipped, character rural property in beautiful Limousin countryside.
Many thanks to Maxine and Darren for enabling us along with our setters Merlot and Darcy to stay in the barn.
Lovely house in a peaceful setting
This is a great house with lovely views in a peaceful area.The house has been restored to a good standard with everything you could need.The owners were very pleasant and helpful leaving bread,milk, jam and tea when we arrived late.The area is good for walking and cycling as the roads are very quiet.There are pretty villages with markets,chateaux,caves and towns with places of interest to visit in the area.
We stayed in the barn conversion and we were amazed at the detail and care taken to make the accommodation so comfortable, atmospheric and beautiful. Plenty of space and the outside area is perfect for relaxing, swimming and playing with awesome views, especially as the sun sets. Great location for exploring nearby towns too. We were lucky enough to get tickets for the Circus (Sirque) in Nexon to see an acrobatic performance, which was brilliant! A lot of shows and events in August so be sure to do some research. We had a fab holiday and couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay. Thank you! X
Lots of lake beaches and lake swimming available within a 15 minute drive. During the summer all have a life guard and there are various other activities/facilities on offer, diving platforms, pedaloes, cafes, velo rail, canoe hire etc. We can advise on the best ones for your needs.
An easy 40 minute drive from Limoges airport. An easy hours drive from Brive airport. Approx two hours from Bergerac and Poitiers airports.
Approx seven hours drive from the ferry ports. The French motorways are excellent so it really is quite a pleasant trip!
4km to nearest village (which has an excellent restaurant open for lunches and dinner), 14km to the medieval town of St Yrieix la Perche which provides a choice of four large supermarkets, many restaurants to suit all budgets, bars, a weekly market and an excellent selection of shops. A new leisure centre has opened which offers indoor and outdoor pools with flumes and wave machine for the kids and spa facilities and gym for the grown ups. There are numerous Chateaux to visit locally.