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Newly renovated 1 bedroom character cottage in the stunning Limousin region

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Rural retreat close to medieval market town

Sympathetically restored stone cottage, full of character. Countryside location only 5 minutes from medieval market town.

This area, known as the Lake District of France, is a nature lover's paradise. The Limousin is full of stunning scenery and offers thousands of kilometres of beautiful walks, cycle rides and horse-riding. Maps and routes of varying levels of difficulty and bicycles are available for use free of charge. Watersports and fishing are also popular activities. When you're not enjoying the outdoors, there are Chateaux to explore, antiques fairs to browse and of course, regional cuisine to be sampled.

On your return to Gîte Bonhomme, the cottage welcomes you with a beautiful vintage woodburner for the cooler months and its thick stone walls keep you comfortable in the summer.

The double height living / dining room contains a large corner sofa, which converts to a comfortable bed for 2 and is well-equiped with TV and bluetooth music speaker. Wifi is available throughout.

The living room leads onto the fully equipped kitchen, where there is additional dining space. From the kitchen, there is a small terrace with barbecue facilities. Also from the kitchen is the newly-fitted downstairs bathroom.

The bedroom can be configured as either a king sized bed or twin beds and is accessed via a spiral staircase (possibly not suitable for the very elderly or infirm).

Gîte Bonhomme is adjacent to a farm and Chambres d'Hotes and visitors to Gîte Bonhomme are welcome to use all facilities, including games room with pool table and table tennis, secure covered parking for 2-wheeled vehicles, drying facilities, large front garden area with field views and use of bicycles, free of charge. Other facilities available for a surcharge include laundry, off-road motorcycle hire, airport transfers and evening meals.

More Details

Torsten Goodman
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018


La Souterraine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Newly renovated 1 bedroom character cottage in the stunning Limousin region
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Comfortable stay in a beautifully restored cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored stone cottage with some great little touches by the owners. Set in lovely countryside but easy to find. Three of us stayed for a couple of nights on a whirlwind tour of France. We were made very welcome and the hosts' full English breakfasts set us up nicely for the day. The kitchen facilities were great for self-catering for our other meals. We used the gite as a base to visit the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre village and was ideal for this. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idéal pour visiter la région

  • 5 of 5

Ravissant gite, plein de charme, dans un joli petit hameau très tranquille, en pleine nature, mais à 5 minutes en vélo de la ville 'La souterraine" où l'on trouve tout au point de vue commerces. Le gite est idéalement placé pour découvrir cette très belle région qui regorge de sites exceptionnels. Rowena et Torsten sont très chaleureux et vous mettent tout de suite à l'aise. Ils connaissent parfaitement leur région et mettent tout en oeuvre pour que votre séjour soit réussi. J'ai même eu droit à un dîner royal cuisiné par Rowena. Absolument délicieux ! Un endroit plein de charme, de sérénité et un accueil d'une gentillesse rare. J'ai été comblée et je recommande vivement ! MERCI

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice gite, renovated with a lot of love

  • 5 of 5

Nicely located comfortable gite close to a lovely town. We enjoyed the stay very much. Friendly owners who were very helpfull. Had all the comfort we needed for a nice getaway. We'll be back again for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely typically French characterful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very nice house full of character and very comfortable. A warm welcome from the owners who are available when needed and friendly. We love the area for walking, cycling and visiting old chateaus and restaurants. A very good stay, we are already planning to return in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leuk en sfeervol huisje. Niet geschikt voor ouderen.

  • 3 of 5

Goed leuk.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour très zen dans un cadre authentique et charmant

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons apprécié notre semaine au calme au plus près de la nature dans ce mignon gîte de caractère. L'endroit est idéal pour le repos, les balades et la redécouverte de notre campagne. C'est un retour aux sources...à 5 km de la petite ville La Souterraine avec tous les commerces souhaités.

Nous étions 3 personnes et le gîte est très confortable avec une très bonne literie.

La terrasse privée étant de taille exigüe, nous avons profité de l'espace commun aménagée devant la maison.

Propriétaires très sympathiques et disponibles.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
La Souterraine
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
La Souterraine
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $184.59
Stay tax $0.54 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Optional €35 cleaning fee if you choose not to clean on departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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