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La Jolie Maison, fully renovated dtchd Cottage in Limousin National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Wonderful home, fantastic location and stunning views (with wi-fi)

Just 30 mins from Limoges Airport (where car hire is available) La Jolie Maison, La Courriere, is perfectly located on the edge of the sleepy village of Champsac within the Parc Naturel Regional Perigord-Limousin. The beautiful Haute-Vienne enjoys a wonderful rolling landscape, exciting forests, rivers, peaceful lakes and is just 10mins from the many delights of the Dordogne - the area really is an absolute delight.

Kitchen/Dining area, Lounge (with log burner) and Bathroom are all on the first floor, the two bedrooms with a central hallway, walk-in wardrobe and storage area are on the cooler ground floor together with door to the rear sun terrace which offers a wonderful panoramic view.

Upstairs, a further large 'relaxing' quiet room with exposed original beams.

The rear private and enclosed garden, is a west facing sun trap where you can enjoy a relaxing evening with a glass of vin watching the sun set and the night sky fill with stars - a spectacular sight!

More Details

Property Manager
Nick/Denise Rimmer
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2018

About Nick/Denise Rimmer

Our own home is adjacent to "La Jolie Maison" and so we are on hand for any assistance/advice guests may need during their stay. We will however respect your privacy, our aim is for you to enjoy a relaxed stay in your holiday home.

Nick/Denise Rimmer purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Nick/Denise Rimmer chose Champsac

We have spent the last few years renovating the original Cottage and adjacent barn and are now able to offer 'La Jolie Maison' as a holiday home away from home. We have attempted to make the property as comfortable as possible whilst, wherever possible, retaining original features.

'La Jolie Maison' is now a fully renovated home in the peaceful commune of La Courriere, on the edge of the sleepy village of Champsac, which has its own boulangerie (open daily for fresh bread), butcher, pub and hairdressers and is perfectly located between the towns of Chalus (weekly market) and Oradour sur Vayres both towns having restaurants, supermarkets, Tourist Information, library etc.

Holiday makers, as well as future potential property owners are very welcome and we are more than happy to advise and discuss our property purchasing/renovating experiences.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, peaceful location in which to completely relax and enjoy the stunning views or have a day exploring one of the many lakes (fishing rods available and fisherman Nick on hand to pass on his local knowledge). We just 5 mins from the voie verte a 13km track for walking/cycling (bikes also available to our guests). Have a dip in a local lake, game of tennis in Champsac, canoe on the River Vienne, or explore one of the many chateaus .... something of interest for everyone.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Champsac in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated Towel Rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are many local Restaurants to sample during your stay, hopefully something to suit everyone's taste. Delicious local cuisine, stone oven pizzeria, Chinese restaurants as well as restaurants of a more formal nature.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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La Jolie Maison, fully renovated dtchd Cottage in Limousin National Park
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

A beautiful cottage in a delightful location

  • 5 of 5

From the smooth booking of this beautiful cottage to our departure we were very impressed with the friendly service we received from Nick & Denise. The cottage is modern but charming and fully equipped with beautiful spacious accommodation fully deserving of our 5 star rating. Nick & Denise were perfect hosts and were there if we needed to ask about the area, places of interest etc. We would highly recommend a stay in the aptly named Jolie Maison. :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Ade & Jan, many thanks for your wonderful review and for confirming our 5 star rating - very much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you both, we so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again any time. Kindest, Nick & Denise
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A beautifully renovated property in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Jolie Maison with our 2 dogs who were warmly accommodated by our hosts Mr & Mrs Rimmer. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and had all the essential equipment installed to make our stay very happy. The esquiste cottage is tastefully decorated in a contemporary way.. settled on the outskirts of a quiet hamlet on the edge of Périgord National Park.

The property was well maintained and very clean and our hosts were always welcoming and at hand if needed. This is a great place to relax and unwind from the stresses of modern life. There is s a lovely maintained private garden space with a patio and garden setting which over looks beautiful rolling countryside with an abundance of wildlife. There are beautiful country walks to enjoy and the property is centrally located to explore the local region easy access to shops, markets, historical places and a varying array of restaurants. Only 25 mins drive from the airport at Limoges. We would definitely recommend this property to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Gite to find a very quaint looking place from the outside. We were met by Denise and Nick who on first impression seemed like very nice people.

We were shown into the Gite and what we saw was WOW!!! What a beautiful place. The views from the windows were to die for and the cleanliness of the place was immaculate.

It was quite late so we decided to go to a nice restaurant in Champagnac la Rivierre which is only a few minutes drive away.

The bedrooms are really cosy and clean and you really get a good nights sleep on the very comfortable beds.

Nick and Denise were always there if you needed anything and nothing was too much trouble for them but they were not intrusive in any way.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we even managed the French cuisine of Snails, Steak tartar and a Duck burger!!!(All of which I may never eat again). Copious amounts of some of the finest wines I have tasted and barbecues to die for all in the tranquil settings of La Jolie Maison.

Thank you to Nick and Denise and congratulations on a near perfect Gite. (Dont forget the duck signs for the door!!!!)

I would highly recommend this gite and its owners to anyone thinking of a nice relaxing quiet time in the Limousin.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful cottage set in tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

We both thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at La Jolie Maison. Nick & Denise have done an excellent quality job in renovating the cottage. The spacious rooms and tasteful decor are a credit to them both. The location is just perfect, peace, quiet, tranquility, marvellous air what more could you want?

Lot's of beautiful places to visit nearby to have a coffee or sit and enjoy lunch. Brantôme is a particular favourite of ours which we revisited. Excellent cycling from the cottage on quiet roads, more gentle cycling along the old railway track which would be great for children. Very pleasant walks all around.

Denise & Nick could not have been more helpful and we hope to stay there again. A real pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Andy & Ellen (our energetic guests), many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we so pleased you (like ourselves) appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the local area. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back some time and feeling fully inspired to get out on our bikes 🚴?, A bientot, D&N 😘?🇫?🇷?
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Comfortable relaxation - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for peaceful relaxation and that is exactly what we found at La Jolie Maison. The property is located close to the sleepy village of Champsac, but the whole surrounding area is quiet and perfect to get away from the rigours of city life. The accommodation was excellent - clean, in very good condition and included all facilities we required. To be honest, the weather was very kind to us, so we ate every meal outside, including breakfast. In the evenings, watching the sun go down and the stars come out whilst drinking a glass of wine in the spacious garden could not have been better.

There is plenty of scope either direct from the house or within a very short drive for lovely walks and easy cycling.

Denise and Nick were perfect hosts, helping and guiding us when required, but otherwise leaving us to our own devices.

We would definitely recommend La Jolie Maison, particularly for couples / families looking for a relaxing, quiet holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour David & Alison, many thanks for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review. We so pleased you had time to relax as well as enjoy local walks and bike rides. Lovely guests very welcome back anytime. A bientot, Denise & Nick 🏡?
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Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August and it was a great property in a lovely area. Communication from Denise and Nick was excellent from when we booked until we arrived, making it a very easy experience.

We stayed here with our children aged 7 & 5 and it was very family friendly with a large garden for them to play in.

The property itself has modern comorts whilst retaining its french charm and sits on a quiet plot next to the owners, far enough from the village for piece and quiet but close enough to be able to walk in to it.

Around the area are some nice places to visit, with Escape Hermiline with a swimming lake and tree top adventure (amongst other things) being a hit with all the family.

If you are looking for a lovely property with hosts who make you feel at home and you want to visit a beautiful area in France, make sure that you book this property.

Denise even contacted us to let us know our son had left his camera at the property and then very kindly posted it to us in another part of France before we returned off our holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Guys, Lovely to meet you all (chatty sons .... a delight 😅?) we so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Jolie Maison and had family fun at the local Espace Hermeline Adventure Park/Lake. Very welcome back any time .... a bientot, Nick & Denise
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Brantôme Croisières
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Nearest Airport
29 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Champsac 5 mins stroll away
Nearest Ferry
495 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Bussiere Galant
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Champagnac la Riviere
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lake side beach 20 mins
Car: necessary

Perfect for walkers, cyclists, fisherman & outdoor nature lovers in general, the area is often referred to as "the Lake District" of France. A whole abundance of flora and fauna make the area an absolute delight with numerous local attractions to visit. Guests have the opportunity to fish the many lakes without encountering masses of people (fishing rods available) and of course Fisherman Nick on hand to advise and pass on his local knowledge.

There are numerous local Chateaus to visit a day out to the beautiful river side town of Brantome (the little Venice of the Dordogne) is a must, cave paintings, and waterfalls to experience all within a short driving distance.

Weekly Markets selling home grown produce, clothes, household items etc. are a feature of local community life as are Fetes celebrating everything from Donkeys to Chestnuts!

For the more adventurous the thrill of a canoe ride on the River Vienne is a must or alternatively a peddle boat ride and a lie on the sandy beach of a local lake.

For children there is the Espace Hermeline, lakeside Adventure Park in Bussiere Galant with the thrill of tree top walking, a zip-wire across the lake and a ride on the open carriage train track.

Another experience to sample is one of the many 'vide greniers' which run from Spring-Autumn where you may well find yourself a little French treasure to take home.

The nearby towns of Rochechouart with its Chateau, art gallery, museum, lake, cobbled shopping area and St.Junien on the River Vienne with medieval churches, an Abbey, restaurants and an assortment of unusual shops are both worth a visit.

Of historic interest is the town of Oradour sur Glane which in 1944 had its occupants massacred the town remains the same as it did that day as a somber memorial to the victims. The on-site museum fully explains the tragic circumstances of the invasion.

The pretty town of Nexon is home to a Circus Training School and has a Big Top erected every summer.

For those that would like a bit of retail therapy the City of Limoges is of course only half an hour away with its many shops, restaurants, bars, museums, plenty to keep everyone occupied for a day. In the old part of Limoges there is a magnificent Cathedral and beautiful gardens. There is also the 'Petit Loco' (booked through the Tourist Information Office) which provides a guided tour around places of interest in the city.

We do of course have literature and maps available for guests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Champsac, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Rates are based on 2 Adults with 2 children under the age of 18, there is an additional charge of £25 per adult stay.

Payment may be made in £ sterling or € euros (exchange rate to be agreed at the time of booking)
25% deposit payment required when booking and remaining 75% 15 days prior to arrival.

We ask that La Jolie Maison is left as it was found upon arrival but if guests would rather not spend their last few hours cleaning the Cottage, a cleaning service of £25 (30 euros) is available.

We offer an airport pick up/return service (50 euros)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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