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A suntrap garden in Haute Vienne unspoilt country. 'the Land of a thousand lakes

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,797 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, secluded suntrap garden. Near to local amienities


The Village

Mezieres-sur-Issoirs is a large village close Bellac on the road to Confolens. It has a small super market with a coffee and bar area, a bakery, a chemist, a post office, a bank with cash dispenser, together with 2 restaurants which are open for lunch. There is also a large sports area / park. The house is located set back off the Church square so all are within walking distance of our house. Bellac is just 7 kilometres away with 2 bigger supermarkets, shops and cafes and restaurants

The area is famous for its sheep and the sheep market is held in the town. In celebration there are a number sculptures of sheep around the village some of which in the half light of evening look quite real!

Haute Vienne

Meziers-sur-Issoirs is in rural area located in the Haute Vienne department of the Limousin region of France. Just a short distance the granite hills of the Pays des Monts de Blond dotted with hamlets and small villages, walking trails and both large and small lakes and rivers and interesting and pretty medieval towns to visit.


If you are into the history of WW2. The small town Oradour-sur-Glane is not far away with its heart breaking ruins. It has been left exactly as it was after the Germans killed all the inhabitants and destroyed the buildings.


There are 2 golf courses in the area. The nearest being about 15 minutes away on the edge of Mortmart, it is only 9 holes but I can assure you it is not easy. It has a very pleasant club house where you can buy light lunches and the usual drinks. The other course is some half hour away near St Junien.

Enjoy walking? Interested in Megaliths? There are plenty of foot paths and many lead you to amazing Megalith formations. These are all sign posted and easy to find.

Other possible leisure pursuits in the region are fishing and bird watching.

Places of interest

Mortmart is close by and is listed as one of the prettiest villages of France and is also worth a visit for it old church and Chateau des Ducs. There are two restaurants, a very up market hotel serving extremely good food and wine, the other a more down to earth restaurant offering a good medium priced menu. During the summer months it is possible to make a pony a trap ride around the area.

The Chateau du Fraisse on the road just outside Mezieres is worth a visit but is only open during the summer months.

Along the river Vienne are several towns of interest with Confolens being the largest.

Montmorillion, the town famous for its books and printing, is on the Gartempe and worth a visit for its art galleries and old book shops besides the old medieval buildings. The nearest town, Bellac is picturesque as well as having a wider range of shops and Limoges is 40 minutes away.

The main part of the house is a typical French house, thick walls, shuttered windows, chestnut wood flooring and staircase. The open plan kitchen, dining, sitting room is a modern barn conversion. There are 2 wood burners to keep you cosy in the winter. Two sets of double French windows on to the secluded suntrap garden for summer living. There are 2 bedrooms each on the first and top floor. The 2 bedrooms on the top floor share a bathroom. The main bedroom on the first floor has an en suit bathroom and there is a shower room on the ground floor. The whole house has just been refurbished and offers a comfortable living space with plenty of room and all the comforts of a home from home. Dishwasher, Washing machine, Oven and hob. Large fridge-freezer are provided indoors and a gas barbeque in the garden. Plenty of garden furniture and sun loungers with a sun umbrella. There is also internet connection for those who cannot bear to be out of touch. Plus of course sky television.

The house has no disabled access and is unsuitable for small children as the windows on the top floor are at floor level and pose a hazard if open.

There is parking for one possibly two small cars on the property but there is ample free parking in the church square which no more than 40 yards from our front door.

More Details

Property Manager
Suzie Hall
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Suzie Hall

Mike is a well known artist and we also run painting schools from here when it is not being let.

I am Suzie and I am a potter. we both love France and found this house so that Mike would be able to spend more time painting the beautiful landscapes, villages and towns in this region. We would both love to live here all year round but exhibitions and commissions in England mean that we have to spend time there. so we decided to let the property to others so they could enjoy it while we are away.

Suzie Hall purchased this house in 2013

Why Suzie Hall chose Mézières-sur-Issoire

This house combines the old style French house and the and modern and up to date kitchen / dinning area. It is very central to the lovely Limousin area and close enough to Limoges for cultural pursuits and of course the airport. There is a rail link in Bellac to Limoges or Poitiers making it easy to visit these beautiful cities and not have to worry about busy streets and parking. The region offers many interesting places to visit that are within easy distance by car including a crocodile park! But it is also peaceful a place to rest and recharge the batteries. the country side is a mixture of hills and lakes. ideal for pic-nics ,walking, bird watching, painting and soaking up the beauty.

What makes this house unique

It was the conversion on the back of the house that made up our mind to buy this property. The feeling of space , comfort and the ability to have visitors around you but not under your feet when you are in the kitchen makes this a special room. The small garden is always several degrees warm than the rest of the village as the garden is very sheltered.


Mézières-sur-Issoire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1797 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ground floor
  • 1 en suit with bath and shower over the bath and toilet. 1 shared on top floor with bath and over bath shower and toilet. 1 ground floor shower with toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Walks along the sign posted areas of the Megaliths. Bicycles and electric bicycles can be hired in Mortemart, which is only 8 km away. Limoges is worth a visit. You can visit the Limoges porcelain museum.


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A suntrap garden in Haute Vienne unspoilt country. 'the Land of a thousand lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Just perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Suzie 's home is a beautiful house extremely well-located to visit Limousin,in a small village,close to the church (but the bells don't ring!).It's very close to lovely walks,Château du Fraisse (a wonderful visit),and other beautiful places like Mortemart.

The house itself,is incredibly quiet,comfortable ,extremely well-equipped ,and cosy.The garden is a nice little garden,sunny ( when there is sun!), and so British for my French standards.The main room is so big and overlooks the garden.The kitchen is equipped as if the owner was a chef! Maybe,she is!

Finally, I want to say that I have never seen a property owner so reactive whenever I had a little question or a small problem.On three occasions,I asked Suzie questions so for example,how to get French channels or where the fuse box was( because a bulb was off),Honestly,I just had time to send my mail, she would so kindly write back the answer. Also,she has a friend ( Liz) who lives nearby in case you have a bigger problem.

Finally,one more thing: I love the Tour de France, I love English ( it's also indispensable in my job), but to watch a British cyclist winning the 2017 Tour on an English Channel last Sunday from a beautiful house in the heart of the French countryside ( so green for me because I live in the Parisian suburbs) will remain my best memory of that great international sports event!

So ,naturally,I want to say a very,very big " thank you " to Mrs. Suzie Hall

Marie Hamelin

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I ask nothing more than my guests enjoy their holiday. Thank you for this review. it is very encouraging.
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Near Ennis, Ireland

Lovely house, old and new blended perfectly!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is typically French on the outside, but inside it is a blend of old and newly renovated.

Four lovely bedrooms, all extremely comfortable with everything you need.

Well equipped modern kitchen, and large dining table/ living area, which opens up to a lovely garden, definitely a suntrap, at the rear!!!!

Plenty of garden furniture, gas barbecue, and very private.

A lovely experience, lots of information left for us to read through about the surrounding areas, and thoughtful touches like a picnic basket, folding table and chairs left for our use also.

Also essential items like fresh milk etc, left for us in the fridge.

Suzie was extremely personable and easily contacted when I had any queries etc.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Maison conforme au descriptif, très bien équipée, spacieuse.

Maison accueillante, au calme avec du charme. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour entre amis. Idéal pour 8/9 personnes.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to keep a warm welcome and to make sure that the equipment is kept up to date. We are happy if you are happy
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Jolie maison tres confortable

  • 5 of 5

Une maison ou on se sent chez soi.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay
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Nearest Ferry
429 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St Pardoux lac
Car: necessary

Sign posted walks around the Megaliths in the Blond Mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.