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Limousin

Limousin is one of France’s smallest regions, located on the north western edge of the Massif Central. Geographically in the centre of France it’s a holiday destination for those who enjoy unspoilt beauty, quiet countryside, picturesque villages and the great outdoors; a real gem waiting to be discovered for those who choose to stay in one of selection of villas in Limousin.

Divided into the three ‘departements’ of Creuse, Haute-Vienne and Correze, Limousin offers something for everyone and its regional capital, Limoges, is a town filled with art, history, riverside walks and pleasant parks. The old city centre features buildings that date back to mediaeval times including chateaux, old bridges and a magnificent cathedral. The town is internationally renowned for its porcelain, so take the time if you can to visit the Porcelain and Tapestry Museum.

A visit to Oradour sur Glane is a monument to the horrors of war. This martyred village has remained frozen in time since it was destroyed by the Waffen SS in 1944. The exhibition centre by the village is extremely informative and tells the tale of this terrible event.

For those interested in architecture, Limousin has some wonderful examples of Romanesque design and there are also medieval monasteries, castles and basilicas that deserve to be explored. Many of the villages in the region remain almost completely unmodernised and holidaymakers can step back in time and admire the beauty of an area that is largely untouched by commercialism.

Still somewhat off the main tourism track, Limousin is filled with areas of great natural beauty and many of quaint, small villages dot the hills and outliers of the Massif Central. Plateaus and river valleys break up the rolling hills and the Valley of Vezere is a particular favourite with those looking to enjoy water sports, fishing and other water activities.

The region is ideal for a walking holiday and the Parc Naturel Regional de Millevches is the Limousin highlands where long walks and bicycle rides can be enjoyed in abundance. There are also some beautiful formal parks and gardens in the region, and the Arboretum de la Sedelle, Arboretum d''Al Gaulhia and Arboretum de la Fot are just some of the many spectacular outdoor areas that welcome guests throughout the year.

With all of these attractions on offer it''s not surprising that those seeking a tranquil and relaxing holiday are drawn to Limousin. Browse our selection of Limousin holiday cottages today and find the accommodation that suits you, in a destination that will give you an authentic taste of rural life in France.
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  • Rochechouart

    Rochechouart

    Grade
    5
    2
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    1
    Ref: FSH025

    Just a few steps from this holiday apartment, close to the owner’s home, you will enjoy restaurants, bars, cafés, a supermarket and small shops. Tuesday and Friday are market days, where you will find an array of local produce. During the summer months, there is a night market, festivals and activities provided in this lovely town. The property is only 50m from the beautiful château of Rochechouart that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art. Thanks to its elevated position, you will enjoy stunning views from the grounds of the château over the river and surrounding countryside. Saint-Junien, 9km, has a public swimming pool, golf and many shops, restaurants and most facilities. Shop 100m, restaurant 10m.

    First floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. Second floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double plus single bed, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Villefavard

    Villefavard

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W14143

    The definition of the word ‘gite’ literally means a property with original features and rustic charm, on this basis this detached holiday cottage can genuinely be called a gite. With original stone/slate floors, a large feature fireplace, oak beams and floors. The garden areas, mainly lawned, are fully enclosed and private and provide a nice area for relaxing and eating outdoors. Guests have exclusive use of a private, well-stocked lake 15 minutes’ drive away. The property is within walking distance of the pretty village of Villefavard, 2km, which hosts a number of concerts of classical and regional music during July and August. Sports enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy trips to ‘Lac Saint-Pardoux’ where canoeing, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing and horse riding are available. Shops and restaurants 2km.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner. First floor: Lounge, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge and kitchen/diner, DVD player, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Coussac-Bonneval

    Coussac-Bonneval

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FSH033

    This traditional terraced holiday home is quietly located in the countryside, in a small village just outside Coussac-Bonneval, and overlooks a fishing lake. The discreet owners’ daughter lives in the apartment behind with separate entrance. If you like to fish then with the owner’s permission you can catch carp, perch, roach and tench in the fishing lake. Coussac-Bonneval is located 45km southwest of Limoges and is famous for its castle. The lovely region of Limousin is a peaceful area that is largely undiscovered by holiday makers, and is characterised by numerous lakes and historic towns. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/diner, dining room, kitchen, shower room (no toilet or basin), separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, garage parking. One pet welcome. NB: Unfenced fishing lake in grounds. Slopes in grounds.

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  • Thouron, nr. Compreignac

    Thouron, nr. Compreignac

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W15235

    This holiday apartment, situated on the first floor of an old mill house, adjoins the English owner’s home and is situated near a fishing lake, where the owner runs carp fishing holidays. Guests to the property are welcome to use the owner’s bar/restaurant next door and fishing is subject to availability at €50 for 24 hours. Limoges, with botanical gardens, a porcelain factory and guided tours is less than 30 minutes away, whilst Nantiat, 8kms, has a supermarket, garage, baker, chemist, bar and restaurants. The famous leisure lake at St. Pardoux is a 10-minute drive. Shop 6km, café/bar and restaurant next door.

    All on first floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour digital TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, shared lawned garden, shared woodland grounds, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Lake 10m.

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  • Perpezac-le-Blanc

    Perpezac-le-Blanc

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FSC029

    This idyllic 18th century stone farmhouse has been meticulously renovated into a stunning holiday property. The main house sits surrounded by large converted barns, overlooking woodlands, and the owners well-kept gardens. The stunning shared swimming pool (55m², open mid May-Sep) is in the secluded lower part of the grounds, easily reached by a grassed pathway on the left of the property. The discreet owners have thoughtfully provided the gite with a choice of terraced or grassed areas for outside dining, with everyone having their privacy and not being overlooked. The main entrance to the gite, at road level, is on the first floor and leads directly into the kitchen and living area, thus making dining al fresco easy. There are three bedrooms, one double which leads through to a further double bedroom and one single bedroom. These are accessed by the stairwell to the ground level, where an entrance hall and another front door leads out to a small patio area, bordered by a large fish pond and outside steps leading back up to the first level entrance. Shop 9km, restaurant 5km

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double leading to a further double and a single. Shower room with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Separate toilet and basin.

    Central heating. Cot. Highchair. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Garden. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Large fish pond in grounds. Open tread stairs to first floor. Low sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps to one double bedroom. External steps.

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  • Treignac

    Treignac

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: FSC031

    This holiday town house is situated close to the centre of the pretty Corrézian village of Treignac and is ideal for those wanting to visit this beautiful, rather unknown region of France. The large, well equipped kitchen is found on the ground floor and leads out to a small secluded terrace. The entrance, along with the living/dining room, is situated on the first floor, complete with a cosy woodburner. The double and twin bedrooms on the second floor are served by a walk-in shower room and separate toilet both leading off from the stairwell. A spacious top floor double bedroom is complete with an open plan bathroom, with a roll top bath and sink unit along with a separate toilet. Chamberet is 10km away and has a public swimming pool and market, Tulle 39km, Uzerche 29km and Brive airport 78km. Shop and restaurant 300m.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. First floor: Lounge/diner. Second floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Third floor: Separate toilet. 1 double bedroom with bath and basin (no toilet).

    Woodburner in lounge. Cot. Highchair. DVD player. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Terrace. Outdoor furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to first floor entrance. Stone spiral staircase to all floors.

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  • Peyrat-le-Château, nr. Limoges

    Peyrat-le-Château, nr. Limoges

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W14879

    Set on the edge of a picturesque village in the Natural Regional Park of Millevaches, in the heart of the Limousin, this charming house is ideal for a family holiday. In the area surrounding Peyrat-le-Château there are various medieval villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The house is 11 minutes by car from Lake Vassivière with beaches, restaurants and water activities. Explore many marked routes in this exceptional area of natural beauty on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike. In winter, the ski resort of Gentiouz-Pigerolles has cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Shops, café/bar and restaurants 900m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin and bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car, garage parking for 1 car. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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  • St. Léonard-de-Noblat

    St. Léonard-de-Noblat

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14629

    Meadow Cottage is an attractive, detached holiday cottage with private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m, available May to September). It has been refurbished and is well equipped with all modern conveniences to provide a ’home away from home’ self-catering holiday. Set in a peaceful rural location ideal for relaxation with calming meadow views. Apart from the large lawned garden, guests have access to the owners’ extensive grounds and private fishing lake. Nearby there is a local shop/bar/restaurant and the lively medieval town of St. Léonard-de-Noblat has a cathedral, all amenities and excellent restaurants. Limoges, famous for its pottery and history, is approximately 20km away. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Unprotected drops in grounds. Unfenced stream and lake 100m.

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  • Rochechouart

    Rochechouart

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FSH034

    This beautiful holiday house is 3km from the medieval town of Rochechouart, in the heart of the Périgord Limousin Natural Regional Park. This old farmhouse, dating back to 1780, has been fully restored to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. It is well equipped and is ideal for families looking for a quiet stay yet full of discoveries. Enjoy a beautiful private swimming pool and many walks in the forests. Alternatively, there are water activities in the nearby small lakes and rivers. The museum of the meteorite of Rochechouart is a fantastic attraction for history lovers, or if golf is your passion, the 18-hole golf course at Saint Junien is just 15km away. Shops and restaurants 3km.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet and basin, mezzanine with twin beds (no door).

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge and kitchen, cot, highchair, 2 DVD players, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Steps in garden and to swimming pool.

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  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Courbes

    Saint-Hilaire-les-Courbes

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FSC024

    These two lovely cottages, refs: FSC024 sleeping up to 6 guests and FSC025 sleeping up to 4 guests, are set in 7 acres of private land overlooking a vast neighbouring lake. These granite stone stables have been cleverly converted by optimizing the stunning views across the countryside and lake. This enchanting corner of natural beauty is ideal for families or friends alike looking to unwind from hectic lives with the slow paced, undulating green pastures of the Corrèze region. Corrèze has much to offer in terms of breathtaking landscapes, pretty towns, villages and hamlets and offers many activities for all ages. Hiking, cycling, mountain-biking (renowned circuits for all levels), fishing (daily and weekly permits available), canoeing, kayaking or equestrian pursuits are all well within easy distance. Viam and Bariousses beaches and lakes are both just a 5km drive away. Local markets with fresh local produce can be found throughout the region on a weekly basis. Treignac,11km, with a market, restaurants, medieval centre, shops, tourist office and banks, Eymoutiers, is 20kms, away with a church, monastery and river walks or a little further, discover Uzerche, a medieval fortified town on the Vézère River, 42kms away. Further afield, discover Limoges 76kms and Brive 90kms. Shop 11km and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout.

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  • Liginiac

    Liginiac

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FSC016

    This beautiful property with stunning views over a lake, accommodates up to 6 guests and makes an ideal holiday base for a family or friends alike. This welcoming property enjoys a light and airy interior, and has the benefit of a woodburner for those cosy evenings in, a perfect all year round base. Visit some of the most beautiful villages in France such as Salers, Tournemire, Treignac. Discover the weekly markets at Bort-les-Orgues (Tuesday and Saturday), or a little further to Meymac with its seasonal Friday market. Meymac is an attractive French town with a 11th century Abbey, Saint-André, it is well worth a visit. Explore the town of Mauriac, listed as ‘a small town of character’ it is full of history and makes an interesting day out. A tennis court and golf course can be found 4km away. Shop 2.5km and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, games room, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet with basin, 3 twin bedrooms.

    Woodburner in dining room, all other fuel and power at cost, colour satellite TV, dishwasher, combi microwave/oven, terrace, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Le Breuil, nr. Tulle

    Le Breuil, nr. Tulle

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W11611

    The hamlet of Le Breuil is close to Tulle, which has churches, museums, shopping and restaurants. In the immediate vicinity are the famous "Gimel Waterfalls" and "Lake Ruffaud" which has sandy beaches and watersports. The holiday apartment, one of 4 first floor apartments (entrance at ground level), is set in 5 acres of grassed parkland and near the region’s major road networks. There is a games room at the property and the balcony overlooks a private fishing lake, which is stocked with carp, roach, perch and bream. There are other shared facilities, including sunloungers, children’s play area, volleyball and badminton. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 0.6 miles (1km).

    All on one level: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, single sofa bed in lounge (alternative sleeping), separate games room.

    Storage heating, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, shared laundry facilities, microwave, garden, garden furniture, shared barbecues, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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