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Small delightful Cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2/3

Discover this wonderful unspoilt area of France from the comfort of this delightful little cottage. La Petite Chabrenas is situated in a small hamlet surrounded by woods and meadows and is found ‘down the end of the lane’, providing a tranquil base from which to explore. Relaxing drives take you along lazy rivers to chateaux, picturesque market towns, lakes with swimming beaches or the ancient Cities of Limoges and Brive, as well as the Vezere, Lot and Dordogne valleys. This pretty little self contained cottage and garden allow you to experience the quiet and peaceful setting of Chabrenas. A perfect base for a holiday in France.

Exploring the Countryside: There are local swimming lakes at Meuzac, St Germain les Belles and St. Yrieix la Perche with beaches and small restaurants/snack bars. Short walks can be taken within the bounds of the property and there are plenty of longer signposted walks or cycle rides around the locality. The Vezere, Lot and Dordogne valleys are all within easy travelling distance with their stunning views and pretty villages including Rocamadour, Collonge La Rouge, Cirq Lapopie and many others

Culture / Places of Interest : Chabrenas is close to the cultural areas of Limoges (30 km) and Brive (50 km) both of which have cathedrals, many shops, museums, theatres and plenty of local history. Many summer festivals, classical concerts are held in local towns in July and August. Horse racing is held every Wednesday and some weekends during July/August/September in Arnac Pompadour. There are many chateaux to visit including our local Coussac Bonneval (8 km) also La Grenerie, Hautefort, Arnac Pompadour, Jummillac le Grand and a bit futher afield Turenne, Castlenau & Montal. Lubersac, Arnac Pompadour and St Yrieix are market towns on the route of “Richard the Lionheart”, all within 10/15 minutes drive and all have shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Oradour sur Glane is also just northwest of Limoges and this village was the scene of a 2nd World War massacre by the Nazis. Spectacular caves can be seen at Grotte de Roc, Goffre de Padirac and the cave paintings of Grotte de Lascaux.

More Details

David & Jenny Porter
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

For two weeks we stayed in Le Petit Chabrenas and had a lovely time. The house is more than comfortable. For someone who likes to cook and prepare dinner themselves the many kitchen utensils and the amount of (very nice) crockery are wonderful. The bed was good, the garden spacious and private (there are trees to hang your hammock!). We made a few longer walks in the surroundings and enjoyed the quiet and beautiful scenery. Do not expect touristic excitement near by. If you love to be away from the madding crowd, this is your gite!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Meuzac in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedroom has one double bed and it is possible to add a cot to this room, or a 'Z' bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This delightful electrically heated cottage has exposed beams throughout. The lounge area centres on a large oak beamed fireplace with a wood-burning stove, and has a two seater sofa, armchair, window seat and television. The Kitchen/Dining Area has an oak oval drop leaf table with seating for four people and the corner Kitchen is well equipped to a high standard. Open tread stairs lead from the Dining Area to the upstairs having a double bedded room with dormer window overlooking the local countryside and Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. A washing machine is situated in the nearby Bread Oven building and a Tumble Dryer is available by special arrangement.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)


A Treemendous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute delight! Jenny and David most accommodating, friendly and humorous. The location is quiet, the cottage superb and the weather forecast stuck to the window each morning was a great help! The Limousin area reminded us of our home county of Derbyshire and the way of life is idyllic. Reminded us of how England used to be and - quite frankly - how it still should be!

Got to go again soon! And no the spelling in the title is not a mistake - its intentional! Jenny and David will explain when you arrive! Please go, you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is create a home from home, in a 'get away from it all' location of rural France and we always try to accommodate any request that our guests ask of us!
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Fantastic little gem

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to France, not our last, this gite is the perfect base, with the perfect hosts, David and Jenny were brilliant, very helpful and knowledgeable, from first booking to arriving,

Nothing was too much trouble.

The gite is in a lovely area , perfect for getting out and about, or lazy days in the garden,

Very well equipped with everything you need,

Will definitely be back

We loved it !!

Don't hesitate, just book you will not be disappointed !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old gite in a peaceful setting with many extras and stacks of information in folders provided. Jenny and David are more than helpful. Enjoyed our time there .

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully furnished and has everything you need for a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Chabrenas

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend this beautiful gite enough. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped.

Jenny & David pull out all the stops to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If I'm ever back in that area of France again I will definitely book to stay with them again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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breathtakingly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We spend a fantastic week at this wonderful rural retreat. A cosy and exceptionally homely cottage, with a peaceful garden with tranquilizing atmosphere to get away from it all. Great location for rolling hills bike rides around the nearby numerous lakes and sightseeing. Jenny and David were great hosts, welcoming and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
18 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21.05

8 Kwh of electricity per day included in the rental fee
Pets are very welcome at a small supplement of 25 euros per stay
Cleaning is included in the rental fee, but the cottage should be left as it was found, clean and tidy. Should excessive cleaning be needed a charge of 30 euros will be deducted from the security deposit of £150 / 150 euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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