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12th Century Chapel restored and converted to guest accommodation 2007

Bedrooms 2
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Jeremy Moiser
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Jeremy Moiser

The house is owned by a retired teacher who renovated the house from a ruin, uninhabited for nearly two centuries, to its present complete state.

Jeremy Moiser purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Jeremy Moiser chose Rancon

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

What makes this cottage unique

history, real character, amazing countryside


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Includes bath/shower over, wc and wash-basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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12th Century Chapel restored and converted to guest accommodation 2007
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Retired couple from Yorkshire, England, UK.

  • 5 of 5

The Accommodation - a medieval chapel - was spacious, well furnished, and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, including lots of books, games, DVD player, washing machine, cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle and refrigerator. The host was very helpful and accommodating. A Very quiet and peaceful hamlet with beautiful walks around the area. We would definitely use it again if we are ever in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trés Bien

  • 5 of 5

Bon rapport qualité prix !!! Idéal 2 ou 3 jours ou plus pour recherche de calme parfait !

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon week-end au calme et proche de la nature dans ce logement douillé et atypique. L'accueil du propriétaire a été parfait, simple et chaleureux. Nous avons pu profiter du jardin, de belles balades alentours et de petits barbecues ainsi que de nuits paisibles et bienfaisantes. A refaire !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très bel acceuil

  • 5 of 5

Endroit très calme dans un lieu chargé d'histoire, idéal pour se reposer . Le propriétaire est un homme délicieuse soucieux du bien-être des locataires tout en restant discret.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Lac St Pardoux
Car: necessary


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.


Prices & Availability

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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 50% 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:
Any day of the week. Arrival time after 1500 (or other by prior agreement) and departure time 1100 (ditto).

Note on prices:
Prices are in euros per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.