Limousin-Cottage. Holiday rental near Limoges, France.

Self-catering holiday cottage/gite in the Limousin

Limousin-Cottage is a traditional, 18C one-bedroomed village house, in a peaceful location, and perfect for a get away from it all break in the beautiful Haute Vienne. There is safe off-road parking right in front of your door. Sleeps up to four.
The off-road courtyard.
The off-road courtyard.
Quiet, off-road location.
Quiet, off-road location.
View from your bedroom.
View from your bedroom.
Lots of 18C character
Lots of 18C character
Sunshine in September
Sunshine in September
Location de vacances en Haute-Vienne
 

Limousin-Cottage is in an ideal spot for exploring the whole of the Limousin region, as it is so handy for the toll-free A20 motorway, which is a 5-10 minute drive away. You will find you can do as much or as little as the fancy takes you during a stay here. Limoges airport is just a 45 min drive away, and has flights from Stansted, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham and Bristol with Ryanair and new for 2017, British Airways Gatwick to Limoges. Other airports in the region include Tours, Poitiers and Brive. From the Channel ports it is around a 6 hour drive.

The cottage is also ideal for anyone looking for a base for a longer stay, off-season. The cottage is kept very cosy in the Winter by the log-burning stove. There is also excellent, FREE Wi-Fi internet, and UK TV. Between October and March the monthly rent is €450 per month for a 3-month stay, plus electricity and logs.

The cottage fronts directly onto a little residents off-road courtyard, so you can park safely directly in front of your door. It is well away from the road, quietly tucked in behind the church.

On the ground floor is the sitting/dining room, and the compact but well-equipped kitchen. The little garden is enclosed and has a patio area for a bbq. There is open countryside behind the cottage. On the first floor, the spacious and quiet double bedroom has views over open countryside behind the cottage, and the light and airy shower room/WC is right next to the bedroom.

On the doorstep

In the immediate vicinity you will find quiet country lanes for walking or cycling. Those of you who would like to spend a quiet day fishing by the lakeside can purchase a day permit at the campsite reception at nearby Lac de Mondon. There is a lovely open air swimming pool (in Summer) and 'Le Repos' a poolside bar/restaurant by the lake, where there is live entertainment at weekends through from Easter to September. There are also amazing riverside walks near the lake, into medieval forest, where it is rare to meet another soul. The Auberge du Lac de Mondon, a country hotel overlooking the lake, has a lovely restaurant.

The village does not have any shops, but the small town of St. Sulpice Les Feuilles is just a mile or so down the road, and there you will find a Carrefour Express supermarket, boulangeries, pharmacie, bar/restaurants, bank, garages, and all other daily necessities. It is a bustling little town, and you can spend a pleasant hour sitting outside Isabel's bar/restaurant in the Place de l'Eglise with a coffee or beer, or you can enjoy a four course lunch with wine for just €12. 

An added bonus - there is a French chef in the village who prepares quality, authentic French, take-out meals in his catering kitchen at weekends, at very reasonable prices. Gourmet take-away meals right on your doorstep!

The cottage is in a little row of four adjoining cottages, very quietly tucked in behind the village church, and a short walk out of the village into glorious countryside. It is lovely to sit out on the little bench in front and enjoy the evening sunshine. The local wildlife is very varied - in fact as I type I can hear the hoot of an owl, and from the garden you can watch buzzards gliding overhead. At night you can watch bats hunting moths, and marvel at the crystal clear night sky, without light pollution. We get a great view of the International Space Station crossing from horizon to horizon.

We are happy to welcome your well-behaved pet to the cottage for your stay. 

If you need any assistance

We are on hand to offer you local information/advice or even to help with French phone calls to those of you not quite competent in the language.

In the heat of the Summer

You will find that inside the cottage always remains refreshingly cool in the heat of the Summer.  When you step inside you will feel a blast of cool air, due to the very thick granite walls. Lovely!

Heating

For Winter stays, the log-burning stove keeps the cottage very cosy and warm, and there are also modern, efficient electric radiators.

Need more information?

Please do not hesitate to contact us, either via this website, or by phone 00 33 (0)6 67 93 29 83 (Text if preferred) or 00 33 (0) 555 763196

 

 

Many interesting places to visit in the vicinity.

Mailhac sur Benaize is in an ideal spot for your day visits to interesting and beautiful medieval towns, such as St. Benoit du Sault, La Souterraine, Argenton sur Creuse, and Montmorillon. The cottage is situated at the 'crossroads' of four departments, Indre (36), Vienne (86), La Creuse (23) and Haute Vienne (87) 


The biggest market in France

About a 15 minute drive from the cottage you will find the huge monthly market at Les Herolles. It is held on the 29th of each month (unless the 29th falls on a Sunday, in which case it is on the following Monday) It is a livestock market, plus lots of stalls selling fresh farm produce. There are also car boot 'brocante' stalls some days, for a good rummage amongst the bric a brac.


A perfect location for bargain hunters!

Just along the road from the cottage is 'Maximum', a huge 'Aladdins Cave', where you can rummage to your hearts content! You name it, you will probably find it there!

http://www.associationmaximum.com/activites/bric-a-brac