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Delightful cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas with use of swimming pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroomed, 1 Bathroom, Second Toilet, Sleeps 4

Discover this delightful unspoilt area of France from the comfort of our well equipped cottage, situated on one side of a spacious courtyard of traditional farm buildings. Found 'down the end of the lane' Chabrenas is surrounded by woods and meadows providing a peaceful and tranquil base from which to explore. Relaxing drives take you along lazy rivers to chateaux, picturesque market towns, lakes with swimming beaches or the ancient Cities of Limoges and Brive, as well as the Lot and Dordogne valleys. The cottage and garden with patios allow you to experience a quiet and peaceful setting. a perfect base for a holiday in France.

The delightful electrically heated cottage has exposed beams throughout. The Lounge area centres around a large oak beamed fireplace with a wood-burning stove having three seater settee and another chair. There is a television, DVD player and provision for English and French television.

Kitchen/ Dining Area has a large table with four chairs and kitchen has been equipped to a high standard with full size dishwasher, fridge freezer, cooker and microwave.

Leading off this open plan living area is the main bathroom with shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet.

The stairs lead to the landing area. The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with two single beds. either of these bedrooms could also accommodate a cot / travel cot if required.

here is also a separate toilet / wash basin room upstairs. Washing Machine is situated in nearby Bread Oven building and tumble dryer available by arrangement.

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Meuzac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , second toilet upstairs with a full sized wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , also wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We also have available a cot or a travel cot which can be added to either of the two bedrooms.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Delightful cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas with use of swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful cottage, large gardens & all amenities

  • 5 of 5

After spending weeks trawling the internet for that all elusive French holiday home (accommodation in good order, in the perfect location, with all facilities laid on and dog-friendly as well) this was the only one that 'ticked all our boxes'.

The graceful owners, Jenny & David were on-hand to provide unobtrusive help during our stay and the cottage was fully equipped with absolutely everything thoroughly thought about in order to provide for the most relaxing holiday.

The accommodation itself was beautifully presented and clean. There was also an abundance of tourist literature, with the owners having compiled a wealth of information on sightseeing (broken down into different sections), including maps, as well as restaurants in the surrounding area, documented in four ring binders - it was without doubt the finest presentation we have ever seen in a holiday home.

The large pool was perfect for our family of four and although it was shared, we always had the pool to ourselves. We have fond memories of walking in the immense rear gardens, passing under vines of succulent grapes, sunbathing and relaxing whilst watching the bees floating between the flowers and the butterflies swirling around us.

We dined in these same immaculately-kept gardens, spoilt for choice where to eat due to the fact that Jenny & David have thoughtfully placed several tables in different parts of the rear grounds.

For peace of mind, the wireless internet provided kept us in touch with home and business whilst away.

The location of the cottage in the tiny hamlet of Chabrenas certainly makes for easy day trips into the Limousin (Chabrenas is situated on the Haute-Vienne/Correze border) as well as into the Dordogne and Lot regions of France. There are numerous supermarkets, shops and restaurants just a short drive away.

So, if you are looking for a clean, well-presented accommodation in the Limousin, with friendly and helpful hosts, then look no further than ‘La Bergerie'. Out of 70 accommodations that we had bookmarked on Homeaway, we eliminated 69 of them and chose this one – and we were not disappointed! We will not forget our stay in this beautiful and immaculate accommodation. Jenny & David, thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality during our stay!

David, Monique, Caitlin & Amy,

an Anglo-Dutch family,


The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location at the end of a lane makes it a haven of peace and tranquility. The gite is extremely well equipped and very clean. The beds are really comfortable - in fact I wanted to take mine home with me because I slept so well!! Outside there is a lovely garden and you can share the owner's swimming pool - the real advantage of the property. To have the sole use of such a beautiful pool is a real plus and really made the week here special. A big thank you to two very lovely owners - David and Jenny - for sharing their property and being so helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with David and Jenny at Chabrenas. The first time we visited David was in the process of building La Bergerie and it was such a labour of love that we vowed to return one day and spend time there.

We were not disappointed. This gite has everything you could possibly wish for. Luxury accommodation in a truly tranquil setting with access to a fabulous pool that is a real bonus.

The Porters are fabulous hosts, always available whenever you need them but never intrusive.Their suggestions for places to visit and especially places to eat really enhanced our stay.

We fell in love with Brive - a fantastic historical town of great character. We even managed to take in a pre-season friendly match involving the towns rugby team which was most enjoyable.

Lazy days spent soaking up the sun, catching up on some reading, eating and drinking, laughing and joking. Many happy memories.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Highly recommend .... just brilliant !!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1week as a family of four with two girls aged 11 & 15 years. We all had a great time relaxing in the beautiful gardens and exploring the local French countryside and local towns. Evenings where spent in the beautiful gardens having a bbq, playing badminton and table tennis. (the weather was very kind to us)

I have stayed in many holidays lets and this is one of the best. It's ideal for a romantic get away or family break. Our children loved their stay and enjoyed the freedom away from the inter net/social media ! ( although wifi is available).

Jenny and David could not be more welcoming and ensured that our every need was met. It's a must if you fancy a visit to rural Farance we would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Stunningly beautiful, countryside, Gite.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one month in this beautiful Gite which is maintained to top hotel standards. David and Jenny are meticulous about standards of cleanliness, and also kind, generous and welcoming hosts.

We loved the private garden and the wood burner in the evenings. We were there in Autumn, as the colours changed and we saw cranes flying south for the winter, deer, squirrels and buzzards.

It is a beautiful property and our two dogs were welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed the woods, countryside and lakes.

The nearby restaurant of La Tilleul du Sully was recommended to us by David and is the best restaurant we have ever visited. Stunning.

We now miss the sound of sweet chestnuts falling in the woods which surround the gite.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Wonderful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very peaceful week at the cottage. It is a good location for visiting many sites in the area. Jenny and David are warm, welcoming and helpful hosts. The facilities at Chabrenas are first rate.

Great recommendations for local restaurants.

Highly recommended asa great base within the Limoges area.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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David & Jenny Porter
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Coussac Bonneval
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Main A20 autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
nearest swimming lake
Car: necessary

Chabrenas is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Haute Vienne Department of the Limousin. It is ideally situated close to the main A20 Autoroute (10 mins) if you wish to travel quickly to the attractions of the area. However, if you prefer you can take gentle drives down country lanes and wend your way to visit chateaux, such as Hauteforte or nearest Coussac Bonneval, still inhabited by the Marquis de Bonneval. Otherwise follow the route of 'Richard the Lionheart', stop and sample food and wine in some of the prettiest villages in France such as Segur le Chateau, Montemart, St. Robert, Collonges la Rouge and Turenne, or relax by one of the many swimming lakes in the area. Wend a little further and visit the unique sights of Sarlat-la-Caneda, Rocamadour or Cirq la Popie, a few of the picturesque villages that make up the Dordogne and Lot Valleys.

Chabrenas is close to the cultural areas of Limoges (30km) and Brive (50km) both of which have cathedrals, many shops, museums, theatres and plenty of local history. Many summer festivals, classical concerts are held in local towns during July and August.

Horse Racing is held every Wednesday and some weekends during July / August / September in Arnac Pompadour. Horse riding is also available from a local centre in St Germaine Les Belles (10 mins away)

There are many chateaux to visit including our local Coussac Bonneval (8km) also La Grenerie, Hautefort, Arnac Pompadour, Jummillac le Grand and a bit further afield Turenne, Castlenau and Montal.

Brive, Limoges, Objat, St Yrieix la Perche, La Croisille sur Briance are among some of the market towns and all have shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

Oradour sur Glane is also just northwest of Limoges and this village was the scene of a 2nd world war massacre by the Nazis.

Spectacular caves can be seen at Grotte de Roc, Goffre de Padirac and the cave paintings of Grotte de Lascaux

Golf: eighteen hole golf courses are within easy travelling distance. Limoges being the nearest having two courses, Golf de la Porcelaine at Panazol 18 hole/par 72 and Golf de Limoges Saint-Lazare, 18 hole/par 72. Golf du Coiroux at Aubazine 18 hole/par 70. Golf de Brive an 18 hole/par 71. Golf de la Jonchere in Gouzon 18 hole/par 72. Golf de Bouganeuf 9 hole/par 28. Also courses at Golf de Neuvic d;Ussel 2 x 9 hold/ par 35 and 27, Golf de Saint Junien 18 hole/par 72 and Golf du Chammet in Peyrelevade 9 hold/par 35

There are local swimming lakes in Meuzac, St Germain les Belles, Masseret and St Yrieix la Perche with beaches and small restaurants / snack bars.

Short walks can be taken within the bounds of the property and there are plenty of longer signposted walks or cycle rides around the locality.

The Vezere, Lot and Dordogne valleys are all within easy travelling distance with their stunning views and pretty villages .

If you love Star gazing - the Limousin area is a must! At Chabrenas if all the outside lights are off we have no light pollution and you can sit and watch the stars for hours - a wonderful sight.

Chabrenas has several really good restaurants within five minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30.81

Bed Linen and Towels are included in the rental rate. 8kwh of Electricity is included in the rental fee, normally plenty for lighting and hot water during the summer months. However, If the electric radiators are used during the cooler months the electricity usage would increase. Wood is available for the woodburning stove at a small charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.