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Farmhouse in St Pierre Cherignat, Creuse, Limousin, France - Peaceful Location, Open Countryside Setting
The main farmhouse is believed to date back to the mid 19th century and has been renovated to a high standard throughout. With its various outbuildings, it forms a courtyard setting around a large patio and barbecue area, ideal for leisurely outdoor dining. The mountainous, picturesque landscape is as popular with artists as it is cyclists; Lac de Vassiviere, a 40 minute drive away, is not only one of Frances largest lakes, and home to a wide variety of watersports, but also boasts a vibrant and up-and-coming art scene, with regular exhibitions and performances taking place on the island at its centre. The farmhouse is the perfect base from which to explore the natural and cultural delights this captivating region of Central France has to offer.
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- May 18, 2018
A fabulous farmhouse in a beautifully remote part of France
We had a fantastic week at Chez Moulitard. The farmhouse is superb - really spacious and perfect for the seven of us. It is really well equiped and comfortable. We had great fun exploring the local area on our bikes and on foot. We loved swimming in the river Taurion at Chatelus le Marcheix and also had a couple of days swimming, kayaking and exploring the lovely Lac de Vassiviere. We did an excellent guided tour of the Zizim tower in Bourganeuf and visited the extensive market (Wed am). We loved the empty lanes for cycling and the clear nights for stargazing. Thank you so much Paddy and Kerry - we hope to return.
Lovely property with a home from home feel.
Stayed for 2 weeks over the summer with my family and puppy. Had a lovely stay with amazing views and scenery. Would recommend this to anyone looking to escape for a few weeks.
A great family farmhouse in a peaceful location
We had the most glorious stay at this home-from-home farmhouse set on its own in a small hamlet. If you are looking for a boutique hotel this won't be for you but it was just what we were looking for and had everything we needed to make our stay a very happy one. Although there is no shop within walking distance, Bourganeuf has everything one could need, including a lovely market every Wednesday - the place to buy garlic if you want to bring some home! There were only three of us so we had more than enough space but its a fabulous house for a large party and the open garden is a great area to relax or allow the kids to let off steam. It is extremely relaxing, certainly the place to unwind. I managed to read five books whilst lazing about in the garden. There are some wonderful lakeside beaches, our son loved Lac de Vassiviere with its big inflatables, we went canoeing, took out a sailboat and had a good rummage around the frequent vides greniers around the region. Kerry was more than helpful both before, during and after our stay. I inadvertently left a few items of clothing behind which Kerry very kindly sent back without any fuss whatsoever. Highly recommended if you like making your own entertainment, plan to cook most evening yourselves, and are not looking for swanky restaurants or busy nightlife. A car is obviously a must to make the most of the area but its great for walkers too - if you like hills!
Hi Lindsay - thanks for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay at the farmhouse.
Kerry & Paddy
Good house for large party of people, kitchen large with good facilities, plenty of space outside.
We were a large party of 10, 6 adults, 4 children. Plenty of space for everyone inside and outside. We enjoyed the river beach at Chatelus-Le-Marcheix approx 5 minutes in the car. Good beach with lifeguard in the afternoons, snack bar and you can hire boats to go up the river.
Lac de Vassiviere is excellant for a day out with four good beaches and lots of other activities.
We ate in most evenings enjoying the BBQ and letting the children run around.
Thanks for your review - it's always nice to hear that guests liked the house and had a nice time.
Wonderful property & location, beautiful area.
Chez Moulitard is a beautiful old farmhouse, superbly restored and renovated and full of character. It's extremely comfortable and very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. From the moment we walked in the front door we felt we were entering a home and not just a holiday let.
The location and outlook is perfect for anyone looking for peace, quiet and solitude. It shares a lane of about 1km with 3 other properties the nearest of which is about 400m away - but none of these can be seen from the farmhouse. The lane itself is hardly used and the only vehicle we saw during our stay (about 3 or 4 times) was the local farmer's pick-up! As a result, apart from birdsong and the odd cow, the farmhouse enjoys almost complete silence, which we noticed particularly sitting outside in the evenings and at nightfall, and when walking around the lane in the evening. Given the altitude of the farmhouse (over 1400 feet) and the almost total absence of light pollution the night sky here is amazing and well worth a late night stroll along the lane.
The owners Paddy & Kerry were really helpful and very easy to deal with - from our original enquiry and the booking process to providing contact numbers if any issues arose during our stay.
This part of Limousin is very 'laid back' and almost as peaceful as the farmhouse itself. The surrounding area is very quiet and quite remote, and certainly isn't an area for those looking for the 'high spots', but for anyone seeking to live life in a beautiful, peaceful landscape for a week or two it's perfect. Within a 30-45 minute drive there are a number of 'swimming' lakes, which were a real highlight for us particularly given the 30+ deg temperatures we experienced! These lakes have at least a small beach and several also have a café or kiosk, pedalos & canoes for hire, and life guards on duty for the afternoon and early evening, which would make them ideal for families. The nearest at Châtelus-le-Marcheix is about 5 km away.
Another highlight for us was the people in the area. Almost without exception we found everyone we encountered to be friendly, warm and welcoming - whether it was in boulangeries & supermarkets or bars, cafes & restaurants.
We could go on and on but will stop now and summarise by saying that for anyone looking for the gentle, 'laid back', away from it all holiday in beautiful surroundings that this lovely farmhouse and area can provide we could not recommend Chez Moulitard highly enough.
Fabulous Stay in a Fabulous House!
I, along with other members of my family have stayed at this gite a number of times ('gite' doesn't do the property justice - it's more a 'country house'!) and each time has been wonderful. The house is beautiful, so clean and well-equipped, and, if you love cooking, the kitchen is a dream! Patrick, the owner, has obviously taken great care in providing guests with everything that could possibly be needed, from the well-equipped kitchen, the lovely bathrooms, the delightful bedrooms to the three-seater comfortable swing in the garden! There's even a fish-pond full of beautiful goldfish! The house is in a very quiet location (you won't have any noisy neighbours!) and the tranquility is wonderful. St Pierre Cherignat is a lovely, small village and a short distance away from charming towns of Bourganeuf and St Leonard de Noblat. Within ten minutes drive there are good restaurants - I'd recommend the Quattre Saisons at Le Nouhard and the Auberge de la Poste at Sauviat sur Vige, as well as the 'Stad' in Bourganeuf. Five minutes away from the house is another charming village, Chatelus de Marcheix, which has a stunning river flowing through it. The area is a walker's paradise - straight from the front door! All-in-all I/we couldn't recommend this house and location highly enough: it's just total relaxation. Also, Patrick is the most helpful of owners and you can rest assured that any problems that may arise will be sorted-out very quickly. I'd have no hesitation in saying, 'book this house - you'll love it!' James, Catriona & Jean.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it's great to have such nice feed back and I hope you enjoy your stay this year as much as you have in previous years.
Special interest holidays:
This is a great area for walkers and cyclists
Nestling in the surrounding woodland are lakes and rivers, some of which have attractive artificial beaches providing safe swimming for all ages.
Limoges International Airport 40 km.
Dieppe Ferry Port 560km (approx 6.5 hours)
Limoges - airport, museums, shops, bars and restaurants 40 km
Bourganeuf - large town with shops, bars, supermarkets, and a weekly market 12 km
A welcome pack will be provided with details of all the local amenities
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Booking Notes: Bookings by email, a deposit of 20% to be paid within a week of making the booking, with balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Generally, bookings will be Saturday to Saturday, arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am but feel free to contact us. Notes on prices: Prices are per week in sterling. Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further information on pricing and/or changeover days