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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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  • Saint-Dizier-Leyrenne

    Saint-Dizier-Leyrenne

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FSR007

    These lovely semi-detached holiday cottages are situated in a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Limousin countryside, well known for its rolling green pastures of cows and sheep, still lakes, rushing streams and not to mention the famous Limoges porcelain. Two traditional barns have been converted into three holiday properties, two of which are offered here, and the friendly owner lives on site. The cottages (FSR006 and FSR007) share an outdoor swimming pool (24m², open mid May-Sep), and a games room, all within 1½ acre grounds. Each cottage has its own original features of exposed stone walls, oak beams, bread oven, feeding stalls along with all modern finishes. Bourganeuf, 9km, is a medieval city with historical monuments, weekly market, château, amenities, golf course and a bison park. Saint-Dizier-Leyrenne, 3km, has a fishing lake, and Guéret, 28km, has a giant maze, wolf park and shops. The lovely city of Limoges, famous for its porcelain is 58km away. Shop and restaurant 9km, beach 39km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Portable radiator. Cot. Highchair. CD player. Wi-fi. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge. Microwave. Shared grounds. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to games room. Steps in grounds.

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  • Chasteaux

    Chasteaux

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    The Port Couzages Bungalow Park is situated directly by the Lake of Causse, near the pretty village of Chasteaux, and located 15km south west of Brive-la-Gaillarde in the Corrèze region of the Dordogne. This detached bungalow has a sunny terrace and enjoys views over this beautiful area around the Lac du Causse, which has a lovely hiking trail. You can swim or fish at the lake (licence required), and also rent a pedal boat or boat and there is a watersports club where you can try water skiing lessons. Across the lake there is a sandy beach, perfect for sun bathing, and the beautiful historic towns of Collonges, Sarlat, Domme and Rocamadour are easily accessible. Shop 10km, restaurant 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, mezzanine with single bed.

    Electric heating, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Steep open-tread stairs to mezzanine level. Slopes in grounds.

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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
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    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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  • Yssandon

    Yssandon

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    This beautiful 17th century holiday property is situated in the highlands of Yssadon near the borders of the Dordogne. With its mellow stone walls giving a charming feel to the property, yet with modern accommodation and with unforgettable views of the valley. Relax in the rear gardens and enjoy the outdoor swimming pool (15m²). Enjoy walking, hiking, cycling, and canoeing and watersports on the Lac du Causse. The Dordogne also offers many historical sights to discover, with Montignac, 40km, and Sarlat, 55km. Shop 7km, restaurant 6km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, one plus single bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. On road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Some rooms with sloping ceilings. Steps to deck swimming pool.

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  • Moissannes

    Moissannes

    Grade
    5
    2
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    2
    Ref: FSH036

    This lovely holiday cottage is one of three properties created in a 15th century hunting lodge, one of which is the owners. The property has many original features, including a stone bread oven in the open fireplace. Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms, and there is a private rear terrace for al fresco dinning, along with a shared heated swimming pool (50m², open May-Sep) located in a large courtyard, surrounded by beautiful barns and private grounds and woodland. There are beautiful views from the shared tiered rear garden that looks onto and leads down to a private fishing lake (open to guests). Shop 7km and restaurant 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, 1 plus single bed, both with en-suite shower room, basin and toilet.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, shared lawned garden, shared grounds, terrace, shared garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steep steps and drops down from tiered garden to lake.

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  • Villefavard

    Villefavard

    Grade
    5
    3
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    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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  • Chasteaux

    Chasteaux

    Grade
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    Ref: FSC022

    Located in beautiful countryside overlooking a large lake where you can sail, water ski and swim this holiday property is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. The property is located on a small holiday park where you can enjoy views from the terrace over the Lac du Causse. You can also rent pedal boats, boats and mountain bikes. On the opposite shore there is a sandy beach. Interesting towns such as Collonges, Sarlat, Domme and Rocamadour are all within easy reach. The caves of Lascaux and the Padirac Chasm are well worth a visit, too. Shop 12km, restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Mezzanine with twin beds.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. On road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Low, sloping ceilings on mezzanine. Steps in garden.

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  • Perpezac-le-Blanc

    Perpezac-le-Blanc

    Grade
    5
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    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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  • Rochechouart

    Rochechouart

    Grade
    5
    2
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    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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  • Villa Pazayac

    Villa Pazayac

    Grade
    6
    3
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    Ref: FAD336

    This beautiful holiday home is furnished in an elegant style, with a clever combination of contemporary and traditional decorations. The rooms are beautifully light and airy, with many French doors allowing plenty of light to beam throughout. The property is all on the ground floor, offers three double bedrooms and is ideal for families or friends holidaying together. With plenty of facilities available at Villa Pazayac, guests will always be entertained. Enjoy table tennis, relax in the large garden, take a dip in the private outdoor swimming pool, or dine al fresco with the barbecue. The property even offers underfloor heating throughout, ensuring guests are comfortable in all seasons. It is set close to the village of Pazayac, in the Dordogne area. If you wish to be away from the city, why not enjoy fishing on the local river, found 900 metres away.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen. Three double bedrooms. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Steps from some patio doors

    • Garden with steps
    • Terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (32m², open May-Oct)
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 900m from river (fishing), 3km from public swimming pool, 5km from Pazayac, 8km from Terrasson-Lavilledieu (shops, gardens), 15km from Brive-la-Gaillarde (shops, market, airport).

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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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