A pretty holiday cottage with heated pool and stunning views over the charming countryside

Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Weekly price guide: £716-£1433
Pool: Yes
Type: Cottage
Property Ref: ROU2869

General Description

This property is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing and peaceful holiday in a pretty French cottage with a private, heated pool and stunning views over the charming countryside of the Limousin region.

At the end of a quiet hamlet on a no through road, the cottage stands in a beautifully panoramic and rural spot which oozes tranquility. Perfect for families or couples wanting to get away from it all and spend time together in privacy.

A private heated pool with stunning views makes this cottage very special. There is also a magnificent castle tree house for the children to enjoy.

The cottage is petite and cosy with everything you need to make it a holiday to remember. It is decorated in a simple and homely way with individual touches and attention to detail, as well as features such as exposed chestnut beams which give it character and charm.

Two bedrooms upstairs (one double and a triple) and a shower room with a separate toilet. Downstairs it is open plan and contains all you need for cooking and relaxing. A wood burner heats the cottage and makes it cosy in the cooler months.

We provide fresh linen, bath and swimming towels.

Outside there are sunbeds by the pool with a view over the fields of Limousin cattle. There are various seating areas with an outdoor sofa by the pool and chairs on the back terrace, perfect to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. Table and chairs with a large umbrella to the front of the cottage and barn provide you with a great seating area outdoors to enjoy your meals on warm sunny days. In the barn there is a large trampoline with a safety net, as well as a table tennis table that may be used inside or out.

Supermarkets can be found locally 10 minutes from the cottage. Five minutes away in either direction there is a boulangerie, butchers and restaurant and within only 15 minutes there are two Michelin star restaurants. There are plenty of markets in all the surrounding towns and villages where you can buy fantastic fresh, local produce.

Three swimming lakes are all within 10 minutes of the property with sandy beaches, cafès and tennis courts. At 'Espace Hermeline' in Bussiere- Galant, there is swimming, tennis, velorail, a high ropes course, children’s park, crazy golf and more.

The Limousin is wonderful to explore with its rich history and beautiful countryside. Often overlooked and bypassed, the Haute Vienne offers you the perfect piece of rural France to enjoy a family holiday full of relaxation, good food, culture and memories.

The Haute Vienne oozes history with plenty of Chateaux to visit and many within cycling distance of the property. Chalus is only 10 minutes away, where Richard the Lion heart was fatally wounded by a cross bow bolt. 5km from the cottage is Chateaux Lastours where in the holidays they hold medieval festivals for all the family. Jumilhac Le Grand is an impressive fairy tale château for any younger princesses and knights to explore.

The roads in this region are quiet and safe due to it being the least populated region in France. This makes it a great place to cycle whether you are 'en famille' or into clocking up miles on clean well-made roads. Many of the professional teams use the Limousin as a training ground because of the standard of road surface and climate.

There are many local fishing lakes to choose from if you would like to go fishing for the day.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Open plan kitchen/dining/living area

First Floor:
- Master bedroom with double bed and portable fan
- 1 triple bedroom with single beds and portable fan
- 1 shower room
- Separate Toilet

Outdoor Grounds:
- Private heated swimming pool (size: 8m x 4m) with security cover
- Private garden
- Portable barbecue
- Terrace
- Barn with trampoline and table tennis
- Tree house in the woods
- Sunbeds
- Outdoor sofa and armchairs
- Boules, badminton and soft archery set
- Surfaced road to property
- Off road parking
- Trampoline
- Table Tennis
- Castle Tree house

Additional Notes:
Onsite Facilities: table tennis, trampoline, boules/petanque, treehouse.
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Pets welcome: dogs accepted (allowed downstairs only).
Linen and towels included, including pool towels. Please, bring your own cot linen, pillows and blanket/duvet.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Heating costs included and log burner with wood also provided.
The pool is open from Easter holidays to end of October.
End of stay cleaning included.
Wedding, stag/hen parties not allowed.

Local Area / Activities

Haute-Vienne is a department in the Limousin region of France. Named after the Vienne River, it borders the departments of Creuse and Corrèze (also in Limousin), Dordogne to the south in Aquitaine, Charente and Vienne to the west in Poitou-Charentes, and Indre to the north in the Centre department.

The Parc Naturel Regional Perigord-Limousin is an 1800km2 park that straddles the Dordogne-Limousin border, and takes in parts of Haute-Vienne and Dordogne.

There is a wealth of nature, culture, food and activities to explore. Below are just a few possibilities!

Whether you are into the history of Richard the Lion Heart and are keen to follow his route and visit some Chateau or just enjoy the local produce markets and amazing local French food and wine on offer.

There is something for everyone from walking and cycling to fishing or swimming and soaking up the local French culture.

There are numerous walking paths right from the door at the property through the glorious Limousin countryside, which is beautiful right throughout the year.

There are great cycling routes to suit all abilities, particularly the more casual cyclist and families. The roads in the Haute Vienne are smooth and well-maintained, perfect for clocking up some training miles. Each year big name teams arrive for the Tour du Limousin that takes over the region, with spectators lining the route to catch a glimpse of riders. There is also much to offer mountain bikers, with plenty of great dirt tracks and byways. The marked paths around Courbefy are fantastic to explore with steady technical descents. They are a great introduction to mountain biking for novices and would-be off-roaders, but still challenging enough to give the more experienced rider a blast of adrenaline.

Family cycling - Haute-Vienne has some superb places for families to go cycling. The quiet, well maintained roads offer a wonderful way for families to explore the local area. Whether it is heading off for a picnic or cycling to a Chateaux, there are numerous destinations to get to within easy cycling distance from the cottage. From Chalus to Orador-sur-Vayres there is a 13 km ride on the old railway line, which is perfect for all members of the family.

Bikes can be hired in Chalus ask at the tourist office.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Limoges (40 km)
Nearest Train Station: Bussiere Galant Gare (8.4 km)
Nearest Town/City: Chalus (12.4 km)
Nearest Supermarket: Intermarche' (Chalus) (12.4 km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Ladignac Le Long (4.8 km)
Nearest Village: Ladignac Le Long (4.8 km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Tennis walkable

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £716
High Season: £1433

Security deposit: £150 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby


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