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Traditional country cottage near lakes and historic towns

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8

This home has everything you might expect from a French country cottage - huge beams, stone walls, shuttered windows and tiled and wood floors. It has a beautiful rural setting, with lovely views from the large garden, yet its within easy walking distance of a small town with every convenience. Our cottage has been newly renovated and offers every convenience alongside old world charm. The downstairs living area has a beamed ceiling, an antique armoire and a powerful log-burning stove (Logs provided free of charge). The fully equipped kitchen has top range new appliances and leads to the large garden and patio. The garden itself has a range of outdoor furniture for enjoying the wonderful weather of the Limousine.

A wooden staircase brings you to the attic, a magnificent space that runs the length of the house. With its huge original beams and wood floors, it has an extra large bed and a newly installed bathroom.

Even in the heart of summer, this cottage is a rural retreat.

More Details

Property Manager
Noelle O'Reilly
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

'We had a great time in Limousin and thoroughly enjoyed using your gite as a base. Especially liked the upstairs room - very atmospheric ' - Tim Crump, U.K.

'Just back at work after my break, your home was a pleasure to stay in, we loved the area and are definitely going back with our kids in tow! Thanks again for all your help, I have never been in such an outstanding place, the people, the food and the weather were all outstanding. We visited all the local towns and Limoges but the highlight was the fabulous restaurant La Marmite' (in Le Dorat) - Karen McMahon, Ireland.
Nov 2007
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Lussac-les-Églises Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is one bathroom downstairs and one upstairs in the attic area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is one double bedroom and a bedroom with two singles downstairs. The attic has a large double bed and a convertible double sofa bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Traditional country cottage near lakes and historic towns
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Relaxing French experience

  • 5 of 5

I couldnt recommend this holiday home highly enough. As a family of 5 we found the cottage to be perfect to house us all and left us not wanting to come home. There are all the home comforts you would like to have in a holiday home, such as nice outside furniture/bbq and comfortable beds, 2 bathrooms and even washing machine and dishwasher! The area is so laid back and relaxing, you dont see many other cars on the roads. There are lots of natural attractions which dont cost the earth - beautiful lakes which the kids loved swimming in and water slides etc. We will certainly be going back asap :)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A Truly Authentic French Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful French cottage with lots of original features preserved in its tasteful renovation. It's comfortable and spotlessly clean throughout and the upstairs attic bedroom is really spacious with a lovey ensuite and beautiful rafters. The back garden sweeps down to the river and is perfect for night time dining as the sun goes down. We had many lovely evenings sipping good French wine and eating the as always wonderful French food. And when we wanted to go out to eat we were spoilt for choice with a number of excellent and varied restaurants only a short car journey away. We also went to a nearby holiday park centre with lots of activities for kids, scenic walks and a lovely safe lake for swimming. And of course the Leclerc supermarket was also at hand to stock up on wine, food and lovely French goods -all to be taken home and savoured whilst evoking happy memories of summer days in France on cold winter nights back home! The rent was very well priced and we would have happily paid more considering the standard of service we received, the quality of the accommodation and the perfect rural/urban balance of the location I would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (a group of 5 adults) had a lovely relaxing week. The cottage is charming and cosy and tastefully decorated. We particularly liked the beams, the wooden spiral staircase and the exposed stones on the wall. The garden is also great for dinning al fresco. The kitchen is well-equipped and has everything we needed. We also loved the location - idyllic and quiet yet within 10min walk of a small town completed with bakery and a small supermarket (there are also big supermarkets within a short drive). It's also well located for visiting all the pretty historic old towns in the region. The owners and house managers are very accommodating, quick in responding to our enquiries and are more helpful than we could wish for (we had nightmarish problems organising transports...).

Overall we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in rural France!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

After our underestimating the travel time to the cottage it was good to receive a warm welcome from Jacqui despite the late hour. The provisions were an added bonus!. After a good sleep, we were delighted to find ourselves in a charming hamlet within walking distance of a 'spar shop', a boulangerie and a friendly bar.

With easy access to and from the cottage to both the A20 and the N145, through some beautiful countryside we visited Limoges, Oradour sur Glane and the spa town of Evaux les Bains, along with the market at Boussac.

A good relaxing week in a lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Poitiers (also Limoges)
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Le Dorat
Car: necessary

This is a countryside of lakes, rivers and woods where swimming, fishing and walking are easily pursued. Yet you are also close to the historic towns of Montmorillon, Le Dorat and La Souterraine. There are numerous excellent restaurants in the locality and value is excellent in the Limousine. The home itself is situated (about 8 min walk) near a small town with every facility. (Butcher, bakeries, bars etc) Our local lake is also within easy walking distance - it has walking and fishing facilities and play area. An 8-10 min drive will bring you to an excellent lake facility, with beach, excellent new heated swimming pool, restaurant etc. Eight minutes will also bring you to another such facility with a diving platform into the lake. Even in the height of summer, there are no crowds and no parking problems - just the beauty of the French countryside. Our local towns have excellent shopping, with regular weekly markets. We provide a guide to the area's attractions for our guest.

Other Activities: lake beach with numerous water-based facilities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

Security/reservation deposit - 200 Euro
Please note there may be a surcharge for periods such as Easter
Reductions for bookings of at least two weeks. Longer term bookings welcome. Assistance for house hunters!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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