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Mark and Marguerite O'Donnell

Member since: 1998
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Speaks: english, french

Limousin farmhouse with private pool on Correze / Dordogne border

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Brive la Gaillarde Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 7.

A 250 year old farmhouse set in over over five acres of land, an oasis of peace and privacy in unspoilt countryside, on the outskirts of the sleepy, medieval village of Segur-Le-Chateau nestling on the banks of the Auvezere. An idyllic setting offering spacious, comfortable accommodation, secluded gardens and your own private pool for boisterous fun and games with your family or relaxation with your latest novel. An ideal spot to venture east into Correze, a quiet undiscovered land of forests, hills and secret valleys and west to rivers, caves and the familiar beauty of the Dordogne.

Further details: The farmhouse has a large kitchen / living room, with exposed oak beamed ceiling. Kitchen area fitted with oak fronted units, gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle and toaster, table to seat 6, tiled floor; the living area with inglenook fireplace, oak floor, satelitte TV, radio and comfortable seating. There is a bathroom downstairs with toilet, basin and shower and a Dining room to seat 6 with oak floor, beamed ceiling and dark oak furniture. One double bedroom downstairs and staircase to first floor double bedroom, twin bedded room, single bedroom and bathroom with toilet and shower, all with exposed oak beamed ceilings. Travel cot available.

Outdoor facilities: The swimming pool, 10 x 5 metres (1m at shallow end sloping to 2m at the deep end), patio, lawn and pergola, to the rear of the house, is secure within a large fenced and hedged area, chairs, loungers and table provided. The pool area is enclosed and also has a security cover for the safety of our guests.

There is a further patio surrounded by bushes and vines at the side of the house, also with garden furniture. There is a brick BBQ, volleyball and badminton nets, plus table tennis available for your use. The lawns between the house and pool area are planted with bushes and fruit trees and the front and side of the farmhouse has lawns with ample space for football etc. The grounds are surrounded and sheltered by unspoilt countryside creating a haven of tranquility.

Local attractions: Segur-le-Chateau is a medieval town of outstanding beauty and historical interest. There are charming restaurants and a cafe which offer eating in or out on the green under the tall and mature trees on the edge of the River Auvezere.

Lubersac, Arnac Pompadour and St. Yrieix are market towns, on the route of Richard the Lionheart, all within 15 minutes drive with market days, shops, supermarkets with intimate bars and restaurants. Limoges, Perigueux and Brive are large towns full of historical interest, restaurants, shops, bars and golf courses all within one hours drive. The National Anglo-Arab Stud, immaculate racecourse with racing, dressage, show jumping and cross-country and many other equine based events held at Arnac Pompadour every weekend, during July, August and September. A must to visit is Rocamadour, Collonges la Rouge, Roc St Christophe, Hautefort Chateau, the famous Lascoux caves and the Dordogne river valley with its many diverse attractions.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark and Marguerite O'Donnell (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 27 traveler reviews

Limousin farmhouse with private pool on Correze / Dordogne border
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful property in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week in 'Le Grangeau'. Mark and Marguerite were so welcoming and the property is beautiful in a wonderful setting. The grounds are stunning and the pool area is enclosed by hedges and very private. We were 5 in total. The property is spacious with a downstairs bedroom and shower room which was ideal for Mum as she didn't have to worry about the stairs. The gite is located just outside the beautiful medieval village of Segur le Chateau which is within a comfortable walking distance (10 minutes). During our stay we visited Oradour, Gimal les Cascades and Rouffiac, an outdoor centre with wake boarding and a 'Go Ape' style activity - great fun! Our stay went much too quickly. We would certainly recommend 'Le Grangeau' . Thank you Mark and Marguerite for a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin and Nicki for such a kind review. Yes Le Grangeau has a lot to offer and is well appointed for anyone who would rather not climb stairs with an easily accessed downstairs double bedroom and shower. Lots to do and see around the area for all ages, or just simply sitting by the pool reading a book in your own privacy. We hope that you can visit us again - a number of guests do return to us for repeat holidays. Mark and Marguerite
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Fijn Frans huis

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben met ons gezin enorm genoten van de gastvrijheid van Marguerite en Mark. Het huis is werkelijk meer dan compleet, de tuin met oude bomen is zeer groot, het zwembad fijn en goed afgesloten voor de kinderen die niet kunnen zwemmen. Het "huisboek" geeft de informatie die je nodig hebt en Marguerite en Mark zijn steeds bereid je aanvullingen te geven als dat nodig is. Het is in alle rust genieten. De maaltijd op maandag in het dorp, op loopafstand vanaf het huis via de eigen tuin, is een aanrader: heel gezellig, heel Frans en lekkere producten.

Het is in alle rust genieten. Hartelijk dank Marguerite en Mark.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Veel dank Christien. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Le Grangeau and left us feeling relaxed. We enjoyed having you and your family to stay. Every year we have a lot of Dutch guests and thank you for your review in Dutch too. Please come and visit us again.
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Absolutely Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

On the way to Le Grangeau we knew that it was going to be something special but nothing prepared me for the beauty and tranquility of this remote paradise! We were greated by the hosts Mark and Marguerite who were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The Gite where we stayed was wonderfully spacious and accommodated us very comfortably in perfectly rustic and traditional decor. Grounds were vast and immaculately kept. The pool was very clear, if a little brisk in May, but we couldn't resit taking a dip anyway. The sounding area had lots to offer in terms of scenic drives, walks and a quaint local town of Segur le Chateau, which boasted lovely restaurants and bars including a very polite French speaking bird. We spent the evenings by the log fire, which Mark kindly helped us light, nothing could have been more relaxing. I would definitely recommend Le Grangeau to anyone looking to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thank you again to Mark and Marguerite for making our stay unforgettable! We will definitely be coming back again soon to play with Gus, Chaz and the chickens. Wish you all the best, Dmitry

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this Dmitry. Le Grangeau is also available for guests outside of the summer months, even the pool! Glad you all enjoyed your stay and please do come again.
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Highly Recommended for relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Farmhouse very spacious and well maintained, beautiful pool and grounds, very relaxed atmosphere, owners extremely helpful, wonderful local restaurant and bars, would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. As we always say - when our guests enjoy themselves and leave fully relaxed it makes all the hard work worthwhile. Yes please do come and stay with us again. It was a pleasure having you. Mark and Marguerite
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  • 4 of 5

very good holidays! M & M are particularly friendly but discret. they love what they do and you can feel it in the house. the house is large and suits to a big family. the pool is excellent. nothing to add, it was perfect. Lauriane

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Lauriane has said, we do enjoy what we do and are pleased when our guests have a relaxing holiday.The house is comfortable for a large or for a small family with plenty of space for children to play.We are always pleased to have feedback from our French guests - merci Lauriane.
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a spectacular and very restful short break At le grangeau, The gite and grounds are charming all I can say is wow! Within the grounds there is a fantastically maintained and secluded swimming pool area alongside this there is also a badminton court and football area. le grangeau has a private meadow which picture perfect and peaceful. The owners Mark and Maggie were wonderfully helpful without being intrusive and nothing was too much trouble.

the village itself is a short walk from le grangeau and is a tranquil step back in time, we also paid a visit to Brive worth a visit for chic boutiques ect.

I cannot express how very relaxed we both felt after just a short 4 day break and will definitely be returning as this place is a gem must Recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to see guests relaxed after their time here.Usually we let the gite weekly but at the beginning or end of the season we offer shorter breaks.The medieval village is just a short walk away and guests are able to buy bread, go for a coffee or a meal-some of our guests just like to enjoy the tranquil surroundings here.
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Limoges, 65 minutes away, with car hire available
Nearest Train
7 Miles
St Yrieix-la-Perche or Arnac Pompadour
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Imported at St Yrieix la Perche
Car: recommended

Segur le Chateau is officially designated one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages' in France. It's medieval architecture and delightful village green, cafe and restaurants give any visitor a real taste of France at it's best. Farmers market is held every Monday evening during July and August where you can buy fresh local produce, have it barbacued and eat alongside locals and visitors alike whilst listening to live music - all set beside the beautiful river which encompasses Segur. There are many local attractions, walking, fishing, horse riding, swimming etc and not far away you can canoe, play golf, teleski and many more. The cities of Brive, Limoges, famous for it's porcelain, and Perigueux offer wonderful cathedrals, medival architecture and many wonderful and unique shops. The famous Lascaux caves alongside many others, Oradour sur Glane, Sarlat, Rocamadour and Collonges la Rouge are all an easy drive. Le Grangeau is an easy 65 min drive from Limoges Airport. Car hire is available at the airport.

Golf: There is a superb 9-hole golf course, clubhouse, restaurant with practice range within half an hours dirve.


Rates & Availability

Brive la Gaillarde Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2016/5
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2016/4
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2016/3
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2016/1
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings are from Saturday 4p.m. to Saturday 10a.m. All tariffs include electricity and gas. A 20% deposit is required at time of booking and the remaining balance plus a refundable security deposit of £50.00 (returned to you on the proviso that no damage to property or pool occurs) payable 60 days prior to holiday commencement, when directions will be forwarded to you.
For a longer booking during winter months, rates are negotiable. For example up to 50% off for a period of three months or longer.

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Brive la Gaillarde Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs: Spacious bathroom with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and toilet. Small plastic baby bath available. Downstairs: Convenient bathroom with toilet wash-hand basin and large shower cubicle.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Downstairs double - 1 double , With 2 large windows overlooking lawns and private patio
    Upstairs single - 1 twin/ single , Beamed with small window
    Upstairs twin - 2 twin/ single , Beamed with 2 small windows
    Upstairs double - 1 double , Beamed with 2 small windows
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single plus 1 cot Upstairs; Charming double bedroom with oak beams, twin bedroom and smaller single bedroom. Travel cot available to position in any of the bedrooms. Also camp bed available for children who prefer not to sleep alone. High Chair and baby bath Downstairs: Double bedroom with natural stone walls - cooler in the hot summers.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bed linen and tea towels are provided, but not towels or cot bedding unless requested in advance. Though the ground floor is wheelchair accessible, no specific alterations have been made to the downstairs bathroom or double bedroom. There is a ramp with handrail for access to the downstairs bedroom.

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