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Small delightful Cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2/3

Discover this wonderful unspoilt area of France from the comfort of this delightful little cottage. La Petite Chabrenas is situated in a small hamlet surrounded by woods and meadows and is found ‘down the end of the lane’, providing a 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 Vezere, Lot and Dordogne valleys. This pretty little self contained cottage and garden allow you to experience the quiet and peaceful setting of Chabrenas. A perfect base for a holiday in France.

Exploring the Countryside: There are local swimming lakes at Meuzac, St Germain les Belles 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 including Rocamadour, Collonge La Rouge, Cirq Lapopie and many others

Culture / Places of Interest : Chabrenas is close to the cultural areas of Limoges (30 km) and Brive (50 km) both of which have cathedrals, many shops, museums, theatres and plenty of local history. Many summer festivals, classical concerts are held in local towns in July and August. Horse racing is held every Wednesday and some weekends during July/August/September in Arnac Pompadour. There are many chateaux to visit including our local Coussac Bonneval (8 km) also La Grenerie, Hautefort, Arnac Pompadour, Jummillac le Grand and a bit futher afield Turenne, Castlenau & Montal. Lubersac, Arnac Pompadour and St Yrieix are market towns on the route of “Richard the Lionheart”, all within 10/15 minutes drive 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.

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David & Jenny Porter
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

For two weeks we stayed in Le Petit Chabrenas and had a lovely time. The house is more than comfortable. For someone who likes to cook and prepare dinner themselves the many kitchen utensils and the amount of (very nice) crockery are wonderful. The bed was good, the garden spacious and private (there are trees to hang your hammock!). We made a few longer walks in the surroundings and enjoyed the quiet and beautiful scenery. Do not expect touristic excitement near by. If you love to be away from the madding crowd, this is your gite!
Jul 2014
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Meuzac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • The bedroom has one double bed and it is possible to add a cot to this room, or a 'Z' bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This delightful electrically heated cottage has exposed beams throughout. The lounge area centres on a large oak beamed fireplace with a wood-burning stove, and has a two seater sofa, armchair, window seat and television. The Kitchen/Dining Area has an oak oval drop leaf table with seating for four people and the corner Kitchen is well equipped to a high standard. Open tread stairs lead from the Dining Area to the upstairs having a double bedded room with dormer window overlooking the local countryside and Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. A washing machine is situated in the nearby Bread Oven building and a Tumble Dryer is available by special arrangement.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Small delightful Cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas
average rating of 4.9375 based on 49 reviews

A Treemendous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute delight! Jenny and David most accommodating, friendly and humorous. The location is quiet, the cottage superb and the weather forecast stuck to the window each morning was a great help! The Limousin area reminded us of our home county of Derbyshire and the way of life is idyllic. Reminded us of how England used to be and - quite frankly - how it still should be!

Got to go again soon! And no the spelling in the title is not a mistake - its intentional! Jenny and David will explain when you arrive! Please go, you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is create a home from home, in a 'get away from it all' location of rural France and we always try to accommodate any request that our guests ask of us!
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Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully furnished and has everything you need for a stay there.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Chabrenas

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend this beautiful gite enough. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped.

Jenny & David pull out all the stops to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If I'm ever back in that area of France again I will definitely book to stay with them again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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breathtakingly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We spend a fantastic week at this wonderful rural retreat. A cosy and exceptionally homely cottage, with a peaceful garden with tranquilizing atmosphere to get away from it all. Great location for rolling hills bike rides around the nearby numerous lakes and sightseeing. Jenny and David were great hosts, welcoming and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful Holiday Away From it All

  • 5 of 5

We spent two lovely weeks at Chabrenas, hosted by David and Jenny. We wanted a place where we could get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, and this was a perfect spot for it. The cottage is exactly as advertised -- only better! Impeccable and charming, comfortable for two people, very well equipped inside and out. When we wanted a break from lounging in the quiet, private garden, there was plenty to see in the area. Everything about the house and the booking was very clear; there were loads of documents and resources in the cottage to point us in the right direction. The hosts themselves were just the right mix of friendly and discreet -- they're very knowledgeable about the area and were always on hand to answer questions, and they even helped us look for our cat Jack when he went off on a little adventure -- we eventually found him, and he seemed to enjoy his time in the country as much as we did. This is a lovely place run by lovely people, and we thoroughly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

Chabrenas is a sweet little dolls' house; cosy, well equipped, immaculately clean and the silence at night is almost unearthly. It feels satisfyingly remote but is actually only a few minutes' drive from the main road with easy access to shops and restaurants. Jenny and David were perfect hosts and very helpful when I had a problem with my car, even ferrying me to and from the garage! The very pretty and sparsely populated Limousin region is well worth exploring even in the off-season. If you start to miss city life, Limoges is little more than half an hour's drive away and has one of the finest cathedrals in France and excellent arts museum as well as elegant shops, restaurants and cafes.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A20, Junction 42
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Chabrenas is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Haute Vienne Department of 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 local chateaux, such as Coussac Bonneval, still inhabited by the Marquis de Bonneval, or 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 Lapopie, a few of the picturesque villages that make up the Dordogne and Lot Valleys.

Other Activities: Flying, Historic monuments and sites and chateaux

Golf: Nine 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 course. Golf de Brive an 18 hole/par 71 course. Golf de la Jonchere in Gouzon 18 hole/par 72. Golf de Bourganeuf 9 hole/ par 28. Also courses at Golf de Neuvic d’Ussel 2 x 9 hole/par35 and 27, Golf de Saint Junien 18 hole,/par 72 and Golf du Chammet in Peyrelevade 9 hole/par 35.


Rates & Availability

Meuzac Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 26 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Early summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.24

8 Kwh of electricity per day included in the rental fee
Pets are very welcome at a small supplement of 25 euros per stay
Cleaning is included in the rental fee, but the cottage should be left as it was found, clean and tidy. Should excessive cleaning be needed a charge of 30 euros will be deducted from the security deposit of £150 / 150 euros

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