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Jane Duffell & Clint Edwards

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

French country farmhouse & carp fishing lake with swimming pool & massage

22 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Coussac-Bonneval Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Refurbished 3 double bedroom period farmhouse and barns, sleeps 8

The luxury accommodation consists of three large double bedrooms. The shabby chic bedroom, light and airy, on the ground floor adjacent to the bathroom, with a King size bed and shabby chic Louis XV style furniture.

The Baroque bedroom, is decorated in decadent French baroque style with a black king size bed, black shabby chic furniture, damask feature wallpaper and gilt gold accents with dual aspect windows.

The Fourchaud bedroom is named after the family that lived in this French country farmhouse for four generations. This traditional luxury bedroom is also double aspect and has the handmade solid wood furniture carved by the Fourchaud family of carpenters. There is a brand new bathroom with a rain shower in between these two bedrooms on the first floor. The ground floor bathroom has a roll top bath, walk in shower and his/hers sinks. There is also a separate WC on the ground floor. The kitchen is traditional French country style and stocked full of crockery and cooking equipment. The neutral yet cosy lounge has two large sofas and French doors leading to the garden overlooking the fishing lake. Outside -swimming pool, terrace.

Sleeping Arrangements: The bedrooms consist of a double bed in the Fourchaud Bedroom and King size beds in the Shabby Chic and Baroque Bedroom. There are also two deluxe single put up beds which can be placed in the room of your choice or in the private landing area at the top of the house. A cot is also available.

This is your opportunity to enjoy an exclusive French carp lake of 2 acres in size. In 2013 the lake was landscaped with a feature island added in the middle. We have a fantastic stock of fish, now around 60 french carp; common and mirror 20lb to 50.1lb. There is also good head of 30 tench at 6lb to 9lb, roach, and perch of various weights. Fishing is permitted anytime of the day or night.

NEW STOCK FOR 2015

We are very happy to confirm our new stock have arrived.

As a extra treat for our guests we have managed to find a immaculate 38.7lb mirror, 33lb and a cracking 29lb mirror with a beautiful pink tinge.

All of these fish are at there lowest winter weight, so we will hopefully see some new 40lbs+ later this season.

The 38lb had a very hollow belly on the day of stocking, given the overall size of the fish it could be huge!!

We are also very excited to see the weight of the 10 carp stocked last year between 25-30lb, which were not all caught last season.

We have been waiting for the right fish to come along since last September and now we have them.

The 10 carp consist of 5 beautiful long commons, 4 mixed colour mirror and a stunning plated mirror. These carp have been stocked at their lowest winter weight so were hoping for some of the fish to reach the mid thirty mark this coming season.

We are looking forward to seeing the results of the feeding program of 2013, our first stock of fish should be starting to put the weight on this year, so we expect our guests to be catching alot more 20lb+ and some more 30lb+, a very exciting year ahead!!

Were also waiting on the delivery of 2 more carp over the 30lb mark, not sure what type yet but commons have been requested, we will post photos and weights as soon as they arrive.

The lake is the ideal place to teach a child the joys of fishing.... anyone with a passion for angling who started as a child will never forget the thrill of catching their first carp and the way it makes you feel. Natures Retreat has everything you need for carp fishing in France with family. We offer quality baits, please enquire for further information. We offer full tackle packages, for more information contact us

Garden furniture: There are 6 sun loungers available for use at the property and two wooden garden tables with eight wooden garden chairs and a sun parasol.

We offer a choice of Swedish Massage, Swedish Massage with Aromatherapy oil and Indian Head Massage on site for ladies only. The treatment is given in the room of your choice on a luxury grade massage table or shiatsu chair.

The massage is performed by a fully trained VTCT Level 3 massage therapist who is a member of and fully insured by the International Federation of Holistic Therapists. You can talk to the therapist about why you want the massage and they can work in such a way that will attend to your specific needs.

For further information on Swedish and Indian Head massage and the various mental and physical benefits of each, please contact us or see our website at naturesretreat.eu to download a copy of our brochure

To book one of these fantastic massage treatments, just select the package you would like and notify us at time of booking your holiday. Once you are ready let us know your desired days and times for treatments and they will be reserved for you to enjoy!

PACKAGES

1 X 1 Hour Massage €35

2 x 1 Hour Massage €65

3 x 1 Hour Massage €95

1 X 1.5 Hour Massage €50

2 x 1.5 Hour Massage €95

3 x 1.5 Hour Massage €145

A wide variety of essential oils are available at a supplement of €5 per massage

A chauffeur service and horseriding are available on request

An ideal location for autumn walks along the local rivers, around the lakes and through the stunning forests that surround. Why not forage for ceps and other mushrooms, the wild fruits and nuts including chestnuts, hazelnuts, cob nuts and walnuts. We can offer tips on good spots to discover an ample harvest. Then come back to a cosy lounge and enjoy a wholesome casserole with your favourite tipple in front of the log woodburner. Or pop out to a local restaurant to enjoy the seasonal food including game and wild boar.

Christmas & New Year packages include a tree all the trimmings, beautiful classic quality decorations including wreaths made from local holly, mistletoe & pines & a basket of chestnuts to roast on the fire. We can also do the Christmas shopping for you wish so that the cupboards are stocked on your arrival & the turkey is in the fridge. Tell us what we can provide to make your Christmas extra special & your New Year the best ever.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jane Duffell & Clint Edwards (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

About Jane Duffell & Clint Edwards

Natures Retreat is based on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to get away from their daily routine and have the opportunity to experience a special holiday, soaking up the French country way of life whilst carp fishing in France.

This family friendly French carp lake offers the keen angler a chance to catch french carp on a fishing holiday whilst having his loved ones around him. We offer fishing holidays in France with luxury accommodation. This is a special place that remains a wildlife haven.

We wish for everyone who stays at this beautiful french country farmhouse to have a relaxing happy time with friends and family. At the least, to take away with them happy memories to treasure, at most perhaps, to carry on their way with a new and refreshed outlook on life......

Jane Duffell & Clint Edwards purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Jane Duffell & Clint Edwards chose Limoges

We fell in love with this property at first sight.......previously owned by the Fourchaud family for four generations Nature's Retreat is everything one could wish for and more! We were looking for the right property with a lake for several years before fortune came our way and we discovered this haven and snapped it up before it was advertised on the open market. With a lot of love and guidance from the lovely Fourchaud family who continue to to be good friends, we have restored and rejuvenated this beautiful estate with care and attention on to every detail. We continually strive to improve our guests experience and thank all of those who have shared their ideas over the years to help to make Nature's Retreat the perfect holiday experience. We look forward to welcoming you.......

What makes this farmhouse unique

We offer a choice of Swedish Massage, Swedish Massage with Aromatherapy oil and Indian Head Massage on site for ladies only. The treatment is given in the room of your choice on a luxury grade massage table or shiatsu chair.

The massage is performed by a fully trained VTCT Level 3 massage therapist who is a member of and fully insured by the International Federation of Holistic Therapists. You can talk to the therapist about why you want the massage and they can work in such a way that will attend to your specific needs.

For further information on Swedish and Indian Head massage and the various mental and physical benefits of each, please contact us or see our website at naturesretreat.eu for a copy of our brochure which can be downloaded

To book one of these fantastic massage treatments, just select the package you would like and notify us at time of booking your holiday. Once you are ready let us know your desired days and times for treatments and they will be reserved for you to enjoy!

PACKAGES

1 X 1 Hour Massage €35

2 x 1 Hour Massage €65

3 x 1 Hour Massage €95

1 X 1.5 Hour Massage €50

2 x 1.5 Hour Massage €95

3 x 1.5 Hour Massage €145

A wide variety of essential oils are available at a supplement of €5 per massage

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay. Farmhouse amazing, weather glorious. Lake absolutely beautiful. Caught 11 carp. Had a really relaxing week. Clint made us feel really welcome
May 2015
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French country farmhouse & carp fishing lake with swimming pool & massage
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Beautiful peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've been to Natures Retreat, and we would return time and time again, what a wonderful place it is, surrounded by country side, but not to far from the local village, the house is gorgeous with good size lovely decorated rooms, the kitchen is well equipped, with everything you would need, the patio, garden and pool area, is all enclosed and is in the sun all day, the pool is very refreshing on a hot day, which we had plenty off.

The lake is a lovely size, with plenty off fish, my husband even got his PB, but on the slow days, which we had a couple off, Clint was brilliant, with helpful ideas to get the fish going, thanks.

We would like to thank Clint and Jane for letting out this beautiful French farm house and thanks for the lovely evenings.

Natures Retreat to us is a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Relaxing Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Natures Retreat!!

We were a group of 7 adults staying for a week for a 30th birthday celebration. The accommodation is lovely, with big size rooms and lovely decoration. The pool and areas around the house were all lovely to relax by. We chose not to hire any transport whist there, we enjoyed a walk into Cousac-Bonneval (taking apx 50mins) and Clint kindly provided a very reasonable taxi service to us when we required supermarket supplies or a trip to a nearby town.

We arranged to have 2 BBQs and an Indian meal cooked for us (by Clint), which were both AMAZING, and plenty of food provided!

The fishing was great with a lot of PBs being broken. Clint was superb with tips on fishing the lakes hot spots and what rigs and presentations work best.

Jane and Clint were fab hosts and really added to our holiday!!! We would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
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Lovely house that is well maintained

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week and were so lucky with the weather!! The house is lovely and has everything that we needed.

We went to the zoo about 15 minutes away and this had lots of animals and was a very good price so a good day out.

Unfortunately the pool was too cold to use and one person did not catch a fish. However the other two fishermen achieved new PB's which was great, the biggest being 39lb!!

Clint and Jane were very welcoming and were always around if we had any questions, thank you for all your help

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
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The property was first class!!!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had an excellent time at Natures Retreat. Accomodation and fishing was perfect.

I would recomend this holiday to anybody who is interested. The whole holiday exceded all of our expectations. Hopefully we will be back one day to enjoy this wonderful place again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
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Really lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely. It has everything you could possibly need and more. The fishing is amazing and the carp are in such good condition. Clint was brilliant, my husband had him up at all hours to take photos of the big fish he caught. The whole week was so relaxing. The pool was good just not the weather to use it. The grounds are really well kept and the added bonus of bunnies and ponies appealed to our kids. This is the kind of family holiday where you can leave the door open, know the kids will be safe and just relax and enjoy your family. We would love to return. The property is really rural but has internet and english TV so our teenager didn't have to give up snapchat! but if you don't want to use the mod cons then you can just enjoy the peace and beautiful surroundings. This holiday saw my husband catch his personal best for carp fishing and enjoy a fantastic family holiday at the same time, everyone's a winner. Thank you Clint and Jane

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
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Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at natures retreat it was amazing Clint and Jane were very welcoming and really helpful too. Both anglers caught new pbs and the fish were in great condition.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Coussac bar
Nearest Ferry
550 Kilometres
Le Harve
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Domaine d'essendieras
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Gare de Coussac-Bonneval
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Hotel Du Voyager
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
St Yrieix La Perche plan d'eau
Car: necessary

A holiday home set in the heart of the Limousin district of France, an area of 'outstanding natural beauty'. This is your opportunity to enjoy your own exclusive French Country Farmhouse and newly stocked fishing lake set in 12 acres. A beautiful place to stay in the Limousin, relax, unwind and soak up the wildlife and French country lifestyle.

The surrounding area is made up of beautiful little French villages, medieval towns, gorgeous château's and stunning countryside.

The local markets and gourmet food and wine are full of delights waiting to be discovered.

Natures Retreat is a great place to stay in the Limousin to explore the French towns, villages, markets and chateau's. The beautiful village of Coussac Bonneval, 5 minutes drive from the property, has a stunning chateau and a good selection of shops as well as a restaurant and two bars. A twelve minute drive brings you to the medieval town of St Yrieix La Perche where you will find a selection of supermarkets, boutiques and a lake with a beach and a new indoor sports complew with fun pool. Activities such as walking, golf, cycling, mountain biking, horseriding, kayaking, teleski and sailing are all well within an hours drive. The closest ski resort is Mount Dore is under two hours drive with winter sports and equipment hire available. The autumn walks through the Limousin forest are stunning....... foragers can delight in ceps, chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts and blackberries and more.......

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Rates & Availability

Coussac-Bonneval Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK SEASON
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,977
 
 
LOW PEAK SEASON
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
AUTUMN
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
WINTER
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$784
 
 
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
WINTER
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$784
 
 
EASTER HOLIDAYS
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
MID SEASON
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
MID SEASON
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
UPPER MID SEASON
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,108
 
 
LOW PEAK SEASON
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
AUTUMN
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
WINTER
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$784
 
 
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,977
 
 
WINTER
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,179
 
 
EASTER HOLIDAYS
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
MID SEASON
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
MAY BANK HOLIDAY
May 5 2018 - May 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
SPRING SEASON
May 12 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
UPPER MID SEASON
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,108
 
 
LOWER PEAK SEASON
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 
 
AUTUMN
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,311
 
 
WINTER
Nov 3 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,179
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,713
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $329

Please note: Central heating and logs are included if required. This includes the loading and management of the furnace and the supply of logs for the woodburner in the lounge;

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coussac-Bonneval Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom
  • There is a luxury bathroom on the ground floor with a roll top bath, walk in rain shower and his and hers sinks. There is also a separate toilet on the ground floor. There is a smaller bathroom with a rain shower, toilet and sink on the first floor in between the two bedrooms. A baby bath is available on request.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Shabby Chic - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Single beds can be provided in any room
    Baroque - 1 king
    Fourchaud - 1 double
  • The Shabby chic room is on the ground floor adjacent to the bathroom, with a king size bed and shabby chic Louis XV style furniture. The view from this room overlooks the swimming pool, a meadow field where the cows often graze and a pear orchard. The Baroque room, is decorated in decadent French baroque style with a black king size bed, black shabby chic furniture, damask feature wallpaper and gilt gold accents. The dual aspect windows in this very large luxury bedroom offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The windows give a light and airy feel during the day whilst at night the room is transformed into pure French indulgence!!!! The Fourchaud Room, named after the family that lived here for four generations. It is decorated in the beautiful delicate, original French wallpaper in periwinkle blue and cream. This traditional luxury bedroom is also double aspect and has the handmade solid wood furniture carved by the Fourchaud family of carpenters. A cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Wildlife: A barn owl nests in the eaves of the house and has a couple of clutches of chicks each year. Spot the kingfishers dashing across the lake. The frog and lazy little lizards bask in the sun watching the butterflies. The swallows duck and dive in and out of the barn. Early birds catch the dear before the beautiful Limousin cows come out to graze. The fishing lake: This is your opportunity to enjoy exclusive use of a fishing lake of around 2 acres in size. In 2013 the lake was landscaped with a feature island added in the middle. We have a stock of fish, approximately 60 carp; grass, common, mirror 15lb to 41.8lb. There is also good head of 30 tench at 4lb to 7lb, roach, and perch of various weights. Fishing is permitted anytime of the day or night! Full tackle can be supplied on request including; 5 specimen carp rods and alarms,1 avon quiver rod, Landing nets and mat1 bivvy and chairs. There is a great fishing shop nearby

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