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12th Century Chapel restored and converted to guest accommodation 2007



Updated: 13-Jul-2016
Restored Chapel near Bellac, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Tranquil Hamlet Setting 10 mins' drive from Shops and Restaurants

If you are looking for tranquility, high quality accommodation and a warm welcome, then Chasseneuil, 8km from Bellac, is the place for you. Original oak beams throughout the chapel balanced with some handsome stonework. Outside BBQ facilities. 12k from a large lake with three beaches and water sports, and also to many historical sites including Limoges (centre of the French enamel and porcelain trades), Oradour-sur-Glane (memorial village) and (a little further away) some beautiful chateaux, inc. the stunning Chateau de Val and the impressive Chateau de Haute-Fort; 500 yds from the Forest of Rancon.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Owned by a fun loving family who have owned the house for over ten years and are now ready to share their loved and peaceful home with others.

We are world travellers but Riviere was so irresistible that we bought a house and have very many happy memories.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian

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From the Owner

fabulous medieval house (then ruinous) with loads of character in a huge area of open countryside, forests, woods, hamlets and tumbling streams, sparsely populated.

Activity and Interests


Lac St. Pardoux is 12km away - three beaches, cycle circuit, walks, water sports, supervised swimming July-Aug. (Horse-riding is available locally [8km] and in the Monts de Blond 15km away.) Good fishing on a number of rivers in the area.


Limoges airport is 37km away and by car travel time is 45 minutes. Car hire at Limoges airport includes Europcar, Avis and Hertz. Poitiers airport is 70km away and by car travel time is just over 1 hour (again serviced by the same hire car companies). Both of the above airports use Ryanair and flights from the UK to Limoges for from Liverpool, Stansted and East Midlands. Flybe from Newcastle and Southampton.


Bellac (8k), pop.4600: church, supermarket, range of shops (British groceries available), post office, 12th-century church, Roman bridge etc; Rancon, historic village, Buddhist temple, 5k; Limoges, cathedral, enamel and porcelain, museums, historic centre etc, 43k; Chateau Hautefort (Dordogne), 80k; Chalucet, major medieval site, 50k; Oradour-sur-Glane, memorial village from the 2nd WW when over 600 people were massacred and the village has been kept the same ever since, 40k.

Further Details:

The Limousin is a region of woods and rivers and big red cows! On the very edge of the Massif Central, with some excellent walks from the Chapel itself, quiet roads for cycling, interesting villages and welcoming people. A small welcome pack is provided free of charge on arrival,including bread, milk, cheese, tea, coffee and a bottle of wine.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On confirmation, we shall send you details of booking with full terms and conditions. A deposit of 30% is required. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday. Full payment is required if confirmation is made less than 2 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but can be flexible. Arrival time after 1500 and departure time 1100.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Long winter lets of 3 months or more £600 per calendar month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Includes bath/shower over, wc and wash-basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 bedroom 2 double-beds) 1 child's room Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with two double beds and plenty of room for all your belongings. Bedroom 2 with a single bed or a child's cot.


  • Notes on accommodation: Visitors are asked not to smoke in the Chapel. Outside: Access to large lawned garden, with portable BBQ, table and chairs. Three push-bikes available (no charge). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, changed weekly. Cleaned weekly.

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