|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Secluded cottage surrounded by woodland and fields. Yet just 5 mins from two small towns with swimming lake sandy beach area and small bar restaurant, coffee shop local fishing, cycle routes and forest walks ideal for picnics and BBQ areas. Suitable for all ages, for those who are looking for a peaceful quiet holiday.
We have a retired horse who is happy to take little people for guided rides, or just for a walk.. Great for summer breaks or holidays also towards the end of summer blackberry picking,followed by mushroom gathering, walnut collecting, huge sweet chestnuts to gather for Christmas. Winter holidays 2 hours from Mont Dore for skiing,snowboarding etc The cottage has a wood burner for winter stays that heats the whole of the cottage also other heating if required. I have had a lot of guest that have retuned each year also guests that have enjoyed the surrounding area so much that they have ended up buying property near by! Also bird watching as we have a huge collection of birds.
Have lived with my children in France for over 9 years
Jane Dunn purchased this cottage in 2006
Attracted to the Limousin region by the beautiful woodland, lakes and countryside.
I can only echo previous reviews on this property. Jane was delightful, attentive to our needs without being imposing. Her dogs were family friendly and we were offered rides on her horse. Although there are plenty of places to explore, we found the local lake was more than enough for us on most days. Will definitely return!
Had a lovely stay in the lovely cottage. Everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Jane and her family did everything they could to make sure we had the perfect stay. Will be booking again for our summer holiday. Can't wait to come back. Like a home from home.
We had an amazing two weeks in Jane's home. The house was perfect for our holiday. The house is well furnished with everything you could need, the bed was very comfortable. Jane was extremely helpful and suggested loads of things in the area. The house is dog friendly and the enclosed garden was perfect. Completely fenced in and large. Clear nights were great for star gazing. You can clearly see the Milky Way here and we had great views of the meteor shower. We fell in love with the French way of life in rural France and ended up buying our own house just down the road!!!! We would highly recommend staying here.
Never been to this area before, but the area and surrounding countryside are stunning.
The gite was compact, very warm when we had the wood burner on, with enough room for the four adults that went.
Jane, the owner, was helpful, friendly and went out of her way to find places to visit and dine out, all of them worth the visit.
She emailled on several occasions to answer our queries and found horse riding, brocantes, and other activities for us to do.
Will definately go back to visit this beautiful area and look forward to seeing Jane again.
We spent a wonderful week at the cottage in June. It was plenty big enough for 4 adults and one small child. The owner, Jane, couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. She even provided numerous toys for my son which he loved! Her daughters were very friendly, offered babysitting services and gave us the opportunity to try horse riding.
The cottage was exactly as described on the website, clean, well laid out and well maintained. Rooms were of a good size, and there was plenty of towels, bedding, crockery etc. There is a fabulous large and enclosed garden for use, again amply provided with loungers and outdoor furniture.
The location is quiet and peaceful, in beautiful Limousin countryside. The owner lives next door, she was helpful but not obtrusive. However it would not be possible to stay here without the use of a car. The nearest town was approximately a 10 minute drive away, there's an excellent and reasonable supermarket there, and a lovely lake and beach. We did not have time to sample any of the local restaurants unfortunately.
All in all we would highly recommend this cottage.
We stayed at this lovely cottage whilst on a working holiday. It did not disappoint. It was in beautiful surroundings and extremely peaceful. The cottage itself provided everything we needed. The living room had a beautiful wood burning stove and we were provided with logs and used it on 3/4 occasions. It was warm and cosy. The double bedroom was bliss. We had the most wonderful sleeps in a very comfortable bed. The bathroom had a shower over the bath and there was always lashings of hot water, at the end of a very busy day. The supermarket was about 10 minutes away and prices were very reasonable. The lakeside beach was the same distance and would be very nice to go to in the summer. We didn't get chance to visit any of the local restaurants. The area generally was very peaceful, you could go walking from the doorstep, down the lanes and see the wonderful wildlife round about. Jane was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble and you were made very welcome. Thank you and we look forward to visiting again.
Special interest holidays:
Beaches, lakes, boating, water sports, horse-riding, tennis, fishing, cycle routes marked and nature trails signed on the doorstep.
Beaches and very large lake at lac de Vassivière, only 30 mins drive.
Chateauneuf lac 5 mins from the cottage with bar, sandy beach, fishing area, barbecue areas, walking and bike trails. Lake life-guarded in July & August, special play area for children. open air swimming 3 mins from cottage.
Limoges and its airport is about 40 mins drive away. Ryanair flys daily from London Stansted, Luton, Liverpool, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Bristol, Bournemouth and Edinburgh and Flybe from Newcastle, Edingburgh, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Guernsey, Jersey and Southampton. Calais is about 6-7 hours by car. Car hire is available at the airport and through Ryanair. Use of a car is essential.
The local village 5 mins drive provides a bakers, butchers, grocers, chemist, post office and bars/restaurants. The medieval city of Limoges and its airport is just 40 mins by car.
There are many walking,hiking and cycling routes marked clearly to follow almost stright from the cottage.
Park Zoo Reynou : 35 minutes Located in Le Vigen, south of Limoges, spend the day in beautiful parkland, with lions,tigers, monkeys, wolfs etc
Explore the hills and forest here which was the cover for the resistence during the 2nd world war (There is the famous village of Oradour sur Glane left as it was after the war in memory of the many lifes lost)
Many lakes around, the biggest being Lac Vassiviere (30mins drive) 1000 hectare of lake for swimming, fishing,water skiing,boating bar/restaurant also tree to tree zip wires or just relax on the sandy beach areas, never crowded even in the height of summer!
Wolf park a 40:50 min drive from here, well worth a visit during the day or some night tours provided, this is close to a maze claimed to be the largest in Europe.
For guests who like mushrooms and cepes stay in the months of Sept/Oct
come and pick your own in our woods or in near by forests this area is thick with them often we collect kilos at a time
Bird watchers..we have a selection of birds of pry, Hoopies and owls amongst others.
Many local markets and of course Limoges famous for its fine porcelain.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit of £50 per week booked is required with the balance payable 14 days prior to commencement of holiday. For late bookings with holiday starting within 14 days, full amount payable on booking. Payment may be made by Bac Bank Transfer direct to owners' UK bank account.
Changeover Day SATURDAY:
Arrival any time after 4 pm, departure before 10:30am
Notes on prices:
Cleaning included (although please leave cottage as found!)
Wood and electric included in price but from October small charge as an allowence of 20 euros given for electric and if over that amount a meter read for the balance.
and small charge for wood supplied.
pricing based on two people, 5 pounds charge per extra person per night
Dogs 5 pounds per night.
Long lets available with discount, more so over the winter months.