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Small delightful Cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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.

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David & Jenny Porter
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 February, 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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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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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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A Peaceful Holiday Away From it All

  • 5 of 5

We spent two lovely weeks at Chabrenas, hosted by David and Jenny. We wanted a place where we could get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, and this was a perfect spot for it. The cottage is exactly as advertised -- only better! Impeccable and charming, comfortable for two people, very well equipped inside and out. When we wanted a break from lounging in the quiet, private garden, there was plenty to see in the area. Everything about the house and the booking was very clear; there were loads of documents and resources in the cottage to point us in the right direction. The hosts themselves were just the right mix of friendly and discreet -- they're very knowledgeable about the area and were always on hand to answer questions, and they even helped us look for our cat Jack when he went off on a little adventure -- we eventually found him, and he seemed to enjoy his time in the country as much as we did. This is a lovely place run by lovely people, and we thoroughly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

Chabrenas is a sweet little dolls' house; cosy, well equipped, immaculately clean and the silence at night is almost unearthly. It feels satisfyingly remote but is actually only a few minutes' drive from the main road with easy access to shops and restaurants. Jenny and David were perfect hosts and very helpful when I had a problem with my car, even ferrying me to and from the garage! The very pretty and sparsely populated Limousin region is well worth exploring even in the off-season. If you start to miss city life, Limoges is little more than half an hour's drive away and has one of the finest cathedrals in France and excellent arts museum as well as elegant shops, restaurants and cafes.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm stay / Warm verblijf in koude oktobermaand

  • 5 of 5

In the beginning of october 2015 we stayed at 'La petite Chabrenas' in Meuzac.

The idyllic cottage matched in all ways to our expectations. Surrounded by beautifull nature and filled with everything one would wish for a cottage.

David and Jenny were very attentive and warm. On our arrival in the evening this warmth came directly forward when we were suprised by a nice and already litt fire!

Begin oktober 2015 logeerden wij een week in deze idyllische cottage. Het huisje voldeed in alle opzichten aan onze verwachtingen. Rustig gelegen en omringd door prachtige natuur bood het alles wat je je maar zou kunnen wensen.

David en Jenny waren warm en hartelijk.

Na een dag op pad te zijn geweest, voelden we 's avonds bij aankomst ook letterlijk die warmte door de al behaaglijk brandende houtkachel waar David voor gezorgd had.

Marianne en Ton (Nederland)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and very well equpped

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the Limousin for about ten years, making many enjoyable discoveries along the way, and this year was no exception. Along with the wonderful chateaux and medieval towns of the region, we discovered the wonderful gite at Chabrenas. The images on the web site promised much, and we were not disappointed. Spotlessly clean and amply equipped, this is probably the best gite we have stayed in and all at a very reasonable price. Although we are attracted to the area because of the quieter, slower pace of life, the proximity to the A20 autoroute made many places accessible without spending too many hours at the wheel. There are also attractions in the area for the more active with Jenny and David our hosts, able to recommend the best of them. We only had a week available to us this year and it would be difficult to find a better place to have spent it. Next time, and there will be one, it will have to be a fortnight.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Mar 2017 - 20 May 2017
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Spring/Early summer
21 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
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Early summer
18 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
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High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
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27 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
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Late summer
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
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for 7 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21

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

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 59 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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.

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