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Charming House With Heated Pool Set in Mature Gardens in Quiet Hamlet

Croze, France
  • House1076 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4Bed 3Bath house that sleeps 8 people near leisure lakes with watersports

This charming country house hidden in the hillside hamlet of La Villeraud, though quite secluded and private lies on the outskirts of the busy market town of Felletin, which has shops for all your needs, restaurants, cafés and a traditional market every Friday.

The property enjoys spectacular views of the Limousin countryside and is surrounded by 2 acres of enclosed gardens and woodland offering plenty of privacy and space for play and peaceful repose. The newly upgrade swimming pool is heated, surrounded by its own spacious deck ideal for BBQ's and sunbathing as this area is a real sun-trap from morning till night, ( sun lovers will not be disappointed). The extensive garden offers truly exceptional space for all kinds of outdoor activities.

The Garage houses 10 bikes of various sizes, a ping pong table, badminton and volleyball nets and equipment, and many other games and activities for all ages.

All rooms are sunlit and very comfortable, providing a combination of authentic rural charm with all modern conveniences. Comfortably accommodating up to 10 people plus a baby, the property comprises:

Entrance area leading to large open plan kitchen which is equipped with a 5 burner gas range cooker and double size oven,dishwasher,microwave,toaster,coffee maker,electric kettle, together with a comprehensive range of cooking utensils.

--Large Family dining room with seating for up to 10 (plus a high chair if needed) and featuring a new wood-burning stove, making the room a cheery place to sit and play games or dine by the fire

--Lounge: a substantial L-shaped room furnished with a luxurious new convertible sofa bed, an L-shaped settee and two large fireside chairs, a 'Smart' flat screen tv (computer inside) and free-sat English channels,WiFi,CD Hi Fi, Wii, DVD player and lots of DVDs, books and board games and a PIANO!

Bathroom with large walk-in shower ,sink and WC to share with 'sofa bed' and

Twin bedroom:pleasantly furnished with views to rear garden and pool.

Upstairs interior ; .Landing area accessed by traditional oak stairs leading to ...

Double Bedroom romantically furnished with four poster double bed,and large French windows offering spectacular views of the open countryside

Twin bedroom brightly furnished with a typically French feel and also offering spectacular views of the open countryside.

Bathroom with new shower, toilet, bidet and sink. This bathroom is furnished with a delightful Parisian suite and matching Limoges porcelain accessories.

Upstairs exterior: Landing also giving access by french doors to covered terrace which is equipped with table and chairs for 10 people, BBQ and sun loungers to catch the morning sun.

Attached annex (on ground floor):

Large double bedroom with bathroom en suite with shower,sink and WC, beautifully furnished and equipped with a satellite TV (English) DVD player and electric kettle for tea or coffee. This room, which has French doors leading onto a sunny patio , is very self-contained and would be a welcome retreat for the grandparents (or a couple of honeymooners)!

Our baby bed fits very nicely here.

Utility room equipped with washing machine,tumble dryer, ironing board and iron, and Belfast sink.

Additional information

-In addition to the above there are electric radiators in every room

-Hair-dryers are supplied

-Firewood is available for the stove

-All utilities, bed linen and towels are included in the price



Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
        • 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms and1 large convertible bed in lounge


        • 3 Bathrooms
          • 1 downstairs bathroom between lounge and twin bedroom and one upstairs bathroom and one bathroom in annex bedroom

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          living room is large enough to seat 10 people very comfortably, including a luxurious convertible bed and a lovely PIANO just in case you feel the urge.
                        • Garage
                          there is a garage with a ping pong table and 10 bikes and a chest full of outdoor games, badminton/volleyball net, rubber boats etc.
                        • Heating
                          There are electric heaters in every room...bathrooms included.
                        • Internet
                          internet is available with WiFi and a computer is incorporated in the TV if you need it
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          all linen is provided and changed weekly
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking
                          parking is available for several vehicles within the enclosure
                        • Towels Provided
                          all bath and hand and tea towels are provided and changed weekly but not beach towels
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine
                          there is a laundry room with washing machine, clothes dryer and iron and ironing board---soap powder is provided
                        • Wood Stove
                          a lovely wood-burning stove in the dining area could heat the whole house but mainly used for effect...wood included in rent


                            • Coffee Maker
                              filtered coffee maker--filters provided
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              there is a comprehensive kitchen and dining equipment for more than 10 people...
                            • Dishwasher
                              washing powder is provided
                            • Kitchen
                              a full kitchen with all modern conveniences is at your disposal
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              a large double oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              kitchen roll, washing up liquid and soap and soap powder are all provided as are tea towels, sponges, and toilet roll...Basic staples such as salt and pepper and sugar are also included
                            • Refrigerator
                              a large fridge freezer
                            • Stove
                              a 5 ring gas range
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Large dining area with wood-burning stove
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Free Sat English channels available in lounge and in annex bedroom
                                    • Books
                                      Adult and children's books
                                    • Games
                                      board games and card games for all ages
                                    • Music Library
                                      popular and classical music on CDs Piano music books for all ages and stages available on request.
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • DVD Player
                                      DVD players in both lounge and annex bedroom
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      A large flatsreen Smart TV with computer inside in lounge and smaller flatscreen in annex bedroom
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Games
                                      Lots of wii games for big and little people
                                    • Video Library
                                      literally hundreds of DVDs


                                        • Bicycles
                                          ten cross country bicycles, some big some small, all in good nick and ready to go.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Sun soaked terrace (about 50 sq meters) with splendid views of the pool and surrounding hills and woodland . Two more terraces with seating in front of house and to the side also with lovely views.
                                        • Deck Furniture
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Furniture
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          excellent charcoal grill BBQ
                                        • Porch Furniture
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          rubber boats and paddles and lots of water toys to play with
                                        • Yard


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              suitable for people with limited mobility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  exclusive use of heated pool secured by safety cover with alarm


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  14 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Really good.

                                                                  Glenys G.

                                                                  The villa and pool were amazing. Such comfortable beds and spotlessly clean. Eileen and Tom were lovely people and so accommodating. The area was very quiet. Very relaxing holiday. Felletin has a very good small Carrefour and a couple of bars. Friday morning farmers' market was excellent and diverse.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  This is so unexpected and really terribly nice of all of you. But I'm afraid it's us that should be writing a review of you.

                                                                  It's always the luck of the draw as to the kind of guests we might be getting and frankly we have been pretty lucky with most of them. But some of them are really outstandingly nice people, and Ken, Glenys and Thelma were certainly up there with the best...if not THE best! You were always cheerful even though the weather was terrible, and explored regions that we hadn't even thought of exploring.

                                                                  And the cherry on the cake was that Ken was so skillful at repairing not only our electrically defaulted pool robot, but the leaky water hose so desperately needing repair. Thanks a million for coming into our lives and making us appreciate some of the better things in life. We wish you and our families all the best of everything.

                                                                  (Drop us a line some time!) Love, Eileen and Tom

                                                                  May Half Term - Sunshine and Showers

                                                                  Jo H.

                                                                  Family of four with two sons who are 11 and 14 had a lovely holiday. Warm days spent relaxing in the garden and cooler days exploring the countryside. House and garden are lovely as is the situation and the surrounding countryside. We cycled into Felletin one morning for coffee and pastries and enjoyed the table tennis table and the pool deck. We enjoyed meeting you both Eileen and Tom and thank you for looking after us so kindly. xx

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for being such lovely guests. It's always good to know that your guests have made the most of their stay by adventuring out and packing in so much in such a short time and you people certainly excelled there. It was lovely meeting you and hopefully you'll think of us for a future holiday.

                                                                  All the Best,

                                                                  Eileen and Tom X

                                                                  A perfect retreat to unwind and have fun.

                                                                  Lovely picturesque drive down to Felletin into the heart of France.

                                                                  La Villeraud is located in beautiful countryside and is very impressive on arrival. The accommodation is lovely and clean with many little extras both inside and out.

                                                                  We hardly moved from the house with our two teenage children. The weather was hot and we made use of the pool, table tennis, bikes, sun loungers, bbq, terrace and surrounding countryside.

                                                                  A perfect place to spend quality time with the family.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We really appreciate all the wonderful things you've said about us and this beautiful part of France. It was a joy meeting you and your family and we hope sometime to see you all again.

                                                                  All the Best,


                                                                  A wonderful getaway from it all, a secret paradise

                                                                  Suzanne B.

                                                                  We have just spent a wonderful week here with our friends what a lovely welcome from our hosts , which (yes ) did include wine .The perfect hideaway to just relax and recuperate from the stresses of everyday life. Nestled amongst beautiful countryside, we got a taste of the real France . The neighbouring towns were a treat to discover, especially the market in Felletin. The property was everything we hoped with all mod cons in the kitchen , a lovely spacious veranda for long sunny evenings which led onto the swimming pool which was lovely and private . Luxury towels always makes a difference thank you Eileen .( who was always on hand should we have needed anything) I hope we will be back soon to explore more of the area .

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  What a lovely review! Thank you for being such great guests. I must admit we!re always a bit wary when it comes to leaving your house in the hands of complete strangers, but I was immediately reassured upon meeting you. We!re so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you travelled far and wide to take in all that La belle Creuse has to offer. In fact you discovered places I didn't even know existed. Lovely meeting you all and we hope to hear from you again in the future.

                                                                  Best Wishes,

                                                                  Eileen and Tom O'Hagan

                                                                  Peace & Quiet

                                                                  Simon H.

                                                                  We chose this property because of the reviews and they all acurately reflected what we found. Spacious, well equipped, clean with hosts eager to help, identifying places to visit, book restaurants, etc, if required.

                                                                  The area is so tranquil we had two weeks of total relaxation, venturing out only to stock up on groceries and pay the odd visit to local sights.

                                                                  The nearest neighbour was about 150m away but not visible from the property giving total privacy.

                                                                  We had friends fly out to join us for a long weekend who were equally impressed.

                                                                  Thankyou for a lovely stay.

                                                                  Simon, Mary, Michael.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much and that you appreciated all that we and "La Creuse" had to offer. Our holiday house was so lucky to have had you for guests. It was lovely meeting you all.

                                                                  Best Wishes,

                                                                  Eileen and Tom O'Hagan

                                                                  Stunning Property - Lovely Owners

                                                                  Chris C.

                                                                  This is a very special property - with very special owners in Tom and Eileen. From the moment we met Eileen on our arrival it was clear that they wanted to do all they could to make our holiday successful and happy; from their care of the pool to their generous welcome pack, and their willingness to provide any help and advice we needed during our stay.

                                                                  The house itself is exceptional. It's spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and was impeccably clean on our arrival. The heated pool is superb - and lovingly and carefully maintained by Eileen & Tom. They also arranged a beautiful fortnight's weather for us so we could enjoy it to the full!

                                                                  We have rented many properties in France over the years and can honestly say that La Villeraud is one of the very best. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. It's location, and the fact that it's in such extensive grounds, is perfect for anyone looking for privacy, peace & quiet and relaxation. Eileen & Tom's welcome, warmth and friendliness was a real bonus.

                                                                  Many, many thanks.


                                                                  Croze, France

                                                                  The Creuse is known as France's best kept secret.For those who love or are looking for 'La France Profonde,' the Creuse is the answer. This rural department has activities which suit a large number of interests. There are two very large lakes within a half an hour's drive from the house. Lac Vassivière is one of the largest lakes in France and has excellent water-sport activities...water skiing, windsurfing, catamaran lessons,or just pedalo! There is also a very good trout fishing river a short bike ride away. For horse lovers, Felletin boasts one of the largest and well managed equestrian centres in the Creuse. In season there is ample opportunity to do both cross-country skiing, just 7 miles away, and alpine skiing at the famous Mont Doré ski centre about 30 miles away. Because we are surrounded by forests and woodland, the forestry roads are in abundance here and make wonderful cycling paths,(we supply the bikes!) Both Felletin and nearby Aubusson abound with historical places of interest....tapestry museums, medieval churches and chateaux for those curious about the cultural heritage of the region. As well as having shops to provide your every need, Felletin has an excellent traditional market every Friday...not to be missed! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xob43d_lac-de-vassiviere_travel


                                                                  14 Reviews
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