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Beautiful stone built farmhosue and barn, each with private courtyard and pool. - The Barn

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights



The Barn

Bedroom 1 - 28m2, ground floor bedroom with two singles. Full set of bedroom furniture and seating area. Ample space for a cot which can be put in on request.

Bedroom 2 - 30m2, first floor bedroom, king size bed, full set of bedroom furniture.

Newly installed bathroom with large walk in shower and freestanding bath. Heated towel rail.Full fitted kitchen with plenty of storage space. Double electric oven, electric hob. Full size fridge freezer and dishwasher. Double belfast sink. Very well stocked with everything a kitchen should have.Garage/utility/boot room with door directly into accommodation. Washing machine, area for storing logs for woodburner, charcoal for BBQ etc. table tennis table, boules, croquet set, tennis raquets and bikes available for guests use.

About the property


Le Grand Juvet was originally built as the stud farm to the local Chateau and is a magnificent collection of stone buildings complete with tower. We live on site in the tower so are here to greet you and help with anything you need to make your holiday a great one, yet you have a the privacy of your own courtyard and pool. We have set out to provide spacious accommodation with peaceful, private outside space where we hope you will relax and enjoy the lovely scenery. If you can drag yourself away from the property we are in a great situation for exploring some stunning countryside. We have swimming lakes, beaches, marked walking and cycling trails all within 10 minutes and just a five minute drive from us we have the use of a private fishing lake.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Maxine

We have lived in France for several years now and run two businesses, our gites and also a tree surgery business. Both of these allow us to make the most of the lovely countryside and glorious weather. We look forward to welcoming you to Le Grand Juvet.

Maxine purchased this barn in 2008

Why Maxine chose Saint-Priest-Ligoure

We fell in love with this part of France. Its a beautiful area with lots of trees and lush countryside. The locals really could not have been nicer to us and we have been made so welcome. We often come home to find a neighbour has left surplus veg on our doorstep. Lots of people say its like the UK was 40 years ago when nobody had to lock doors and everyone was keen to help everyone else. Oh and coming from Scotland the weather has been a huge bonus, proper seasons and lots of sun in summer time!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Absolutely superb gite in a most beautiful location. We cannot think of a more perfect place to relax and unwind'

'We all had a fantastic and relaxing holiday in your beautiful gite that has everything you could possibly want and more. It's so peaceful here and the surroundings and views are wonderful, we wish we could bottle it all up and take it home with us. We grew very fond of all the animals, especially the daily visits from the baby ducks. You wont find better hosts, they have been so kind and helpful to us and so enjoyable to talk to. There is so much to do in the area, we especially enjoyed the races at Pompadour, swimming in the lake at St Yrieix, the castle at Chalucet.... All in all the perfect holiday and we hope to return'

'We picked this gite because it filled all the boxes for our requirements, we now know that it has filled more than boxes - it has filled our hearts with fond memories for years to come!'
Jan 2011
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Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we may be able to consider another day to fit in with your travel plans. Just give us a call or e-mail an enquiry - if we can help we will.


Saint-Priest-Ligoure Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Both bedrooms are large enough to add a cot or another bed. Currently set up with twins downstairs and king size upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift privileges
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Having sampled a number of gites ourselves over the years we have set out to provide something that we struggled to find - spacious accommodation with large rooms, nicely decorated, well furnished, more than enough equipment and a private, pretty oustide area to drink a glass of wine and admire the view. We hope that is what we have achieved. Both properties have been recently renovated / restored. In the barn we have retained the stone walls, exposed beams and many quirky features which allude to its previous use. In the farmhouse we have tried to use wallpaper and paint colours which are sympathetic to its proportions and character. We have animals on site - horses, chickens and ducks. They are housed well away from your accommodation but for those guests who wish to be involved with the animals they are more than welcome to join me in my daily duties of feeding, watering, collecting eggs, grooming horses etc. Outside: Each property has its own private courtyard with outdoor table and chairs, parasol, plunge pool and BBQ, accessed directly from your accommodation. In total we have 15 acres of land. The orchard is a lovely place so sit and take in the view. The entire property is securely fenced and gated so children are safely contained and have plenty space to expend some energy! We have mountain bikes for guests use.


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The Barn
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Very comfortable, well equipped, character rural property in beautiful Limousin countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Maxine and Darren for enabling us along with our setters Merlot and Darcy to stay in the barn.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely house in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with lovely views in a peaceful area.The house has been restored to a good standard with everything you could need.The owners were very pleasant and helpful leaving bread,milk, jam and tea when we arrived late.The area is good for walking and cycling as the roads are very quiet.There are pretty villages with markets,chateaux,caves and towns with places of interest to visit in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the barn conversion and we were amazed at the detail and care taken to make the accommodation so comfortable, atmospheric and beautiful. Plenty of space and the outside area is perfect for relaxing, swimming and playing with awesome views, especially as the sun sets. Great location for exploring nearby towns too. We were lucky enough to get tickets for the Circus (Sirque) in Nexon to see an acrobatic performance, which was brilliant! A lot of shows and events in August so be sure to do some research. We had a fab holiday and couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay. Thank you! X

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A most relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property. Spacious, well equipped, tastefully decorated, beautiful setting. So peaceful. Kind and thoughtful hosts, Maxine and Darren, who recommended some great trips out. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful barn in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Maxine and Darren were wonderful hosts. They came and rescued us when we got lost (we were one village away). We stayed in the smaller barn conversion which was beautiful, it had everything we needed and more. It is set in a small hamlet, so you do need a car but there is a super market only 10 mins away and the roads are so so quiet which made driving super easy. Maxine and Darren know the area really well and gave advice on where to go, how to get there on alsorts of things we asked about including food shopping, zoo, markets etc. This is a really beautiful part of France and we had a wonderful weeks stay here. We would thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lost in France

  • 5 of 5

The idea behind the title is that we were surprised how much space we had, inside and out. The property was what we would consider as a typical French farmhouse. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need. The rooms were large and airy and well maintained.

The owners were very approachable and friendly and were always on hand to help and advise us.

The pool and games room helped keep the kids amused when we were not out exploring.

We would recommend the property to friends and family and would consider a return trip ourselves.

The location is remote enough to be quiet but not so far as to be a problem. The surrounding areas have plenty to offer without having to travel too far.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
706 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Saint YRIEIX La Perche
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A20 Pierre Buffiere
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Lots of lake beaches and lake swimming available within a 15 minute drive. During the summer all have a life guard and there are various other activities/facilities on offer, diving platforms, pedaloes, cafes, velo rail, canoe hire etc. We can advise on the best ones for your needs.


An easy 40 minute drive from Limoges airport. An easy hours drive from Brive airport. Approx two hours from Bergerac and Poitiers airports.

Approx seven hours drive from the ferry ports. The French motorways are excellent so it really is quite a pleasant trip!


4km to nearest village (which has an excellent restaurant open for lunches and dinner), 14km to the medieval town of St Yrieix la Perche which provides a choice of four large supermarkets, many restaurants to suit all budgets, bars, a weekly market and an excellent selection of shops. A new leisure centre has opened which offers indoor and outdoor pools with flumes and wave machine for the kids and spa facilities and gym for the grown ups. There are numerous Chateaux to visit locally.


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