Cottage near Auzances, Creuse, France - Set In The Heart Of A Lovely Rural Village
- english, french
We first found the Creuse when we came here on holiday 10 years ago, we decided to take early retirement and moved here from UK permanently just over 10 years ago, since then we have been busy renovating ' La Petite Maison and La Belle Maison' and generally enjoying ourselves. This is a lovely area to live in, peaceful, safe and very beautiful, a great place to unwind and boost your batteries. (Its a little bit like the land that time forgot!). If you love the great outdoors, mountains, lakes, lots of very fresh air, no traffic .... then you be be delighted with this lovely area of France.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Owner chose Le Compas
We wanted a holiday home in an area to be able to still enjoy the changes in the seasons, autumn here is breathtaking. The area is outstandingly beautiful; no traffic, no pollution, no crowds, just peace and quiet - and night skies to die for. Being situated in a tiny hamlet gave us a flavour of french life without being in a large village, its a very safe, peaceful place to stay.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have tried to make the house as comfortable, cosy and user friendly as we would like if we were on our own holiday; even down to a footspa for those days when you walk just that bit too far! We have a lovely garden for you to relax in, which is adjacent to our other property FR23950, (great if you are travelling with friends, but want your own space) it has a lovely terrace just outside the kitchen door so you can sit back with nothing to do but watch the flowers and grass grow around your book pile. If you feel slightly more energetic, from the doorstep we have some wonderful walks, through the little pathways around the village to Secondat or visit the little village of Sermur and climb to the tower, the view of the Puy Dome and Sancy from the top is wonderful. We are just near enough to the town of Auzances and a nice walk away from a lovely Auberge, infact -the perfect getaway! Offering you a home from home in the heart of France.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
€20.00 per dog, per week, paid on arrival
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great little property in the country.
We were comfortable and warm when we needed to be. Bottle of wine on arrival which we enjoyed in the wine glasses supplied.
A couple of things didn't work though... the back door wouldn't lock, the cutlery drawer support was broken and the satellite tv remote batteries were flat.
Otherwise we had a great stay.
Very comfortable and attractive cottage
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful area. The cottage was situated in a peaceful and charming spot and offered every comfort. The owners were helpful and very kindly left food and wine for our arrival. Absolutely no complaints and highly recommend.
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, it means a lot to us when our visitors have had a good holiday.
Wonderful, get away from it all, delightful little place
Beautiful and cosy little house where everything you could possibly want is provided by the owners, Peter and Lynn. We have just returned to normality following a delightful 3 week stay in this little gem in a corner of rural France. It was the perfect antidote to a busy and sometimes stressful life and we just loved it. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful little secret with us! Owners have really thought about what people need when home away from home and their attention to detail ensured that our every need was catered for..... even before we knew what we needed! If you are looking for peace and tranquillity and a perfect base for exploring La Creuse and beyond, then you have found it in La Petite Maison!
Away from it all
The cottage was lovely and cosy with lots of personal touches and a pretty garden to relax in. Lovely walks in the area and a great auberge wth fab food in easy walking distance
Lovely little house
The house is a lovely, get away from it all, holiday venue. There is a lot to see within an hours drive if you want to go out exploring. The area is very popular with walkers! Lynn was very helpful with lots of local information on offer.
La Petite Maison - Le Thiel
Great cottage and an equally great location. The cottage had everything we needed and the welcome hamper was fantastic. Such a relaxing place. Lot's of interesting sites and great little French markets to visit in the immediate area, and the big bonus, very little traffic. I would recommend this as a brilliant place to unwind and recharge your batteries.
Our nearest airport is Limoges which is approximately 80km (2 hour drive) from the property along very easy to navigate roads. Car hire is readily available at Limoges airport.
By Ferry or Tunnel the journey usually takes around 8 hours depending on the Port you choose. (This includes a couple of 'pit stops' along the way).
Our nearest town is Auzances approximately 4km from the property, market day is on Tuesday and you will find local shops, supermarket, bank, post office, chemist, petrol.
Aubusson is 20km away and the tapestry capital of France (now a UNESCO site). Standing on the banks of the Creuse River this beautiful town has been making tapestry since the 15th Century.
Lake Vassiviere is 40km away with 6 beaches, walks and restaurants. You can take a boat trip to the island and visit the chateaux.
As we are on the edge of the Limousin/Auvernge border you will have the ideal opportunity to visit the wonderful mountains of the Puy de Dome and Sancy. The cable car to the summit (1896m) is not to be missed. During the summer the walking is superb, in the winter months the resort turns into a ski station. The nature reserve (Etang des Landes), less than 30 min drive away is well worth a visit, watching the herons swooping over the water is breathtaking. The town of Crocq with its twin towers is also a must, with lots green lanes for walking. For fishermen the local lakes are peaceful and full of fish. Day passes can be obtained easily and we have fishing rods here for your use. From the village there are many wonderful walks to take along the local 'chemins' (pathways), taking in the lush countryside, rolling hills and the Limousin cattle. The flora and fauna are well worth taking binoculars and camera along with you. Our local Auberge is within easy walking distance, offering a wonderful set menu each day at a very reasonable cost. In Bellgarde on Marche the refurbished Auberge is also excellent offering lunchtime and some evening meals. For everyday items the local supermarket offers all you may need for your stay including petrol. The local baker calls in the village 3 times per week and there is a small bakery 5 minutes away by car.