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Lovely Stone Farmhouse, Private Heated Pool & Beautiful French Countryside Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in Chateauponsac, Limousin - Haute Vienne, France - Set in a stunning location only 5 Mins from shops and 20 mins from the A20

Paradise is a beautiful 5 bedroom stone farmhouse set in a lovely location in France, with far reaching views of the beautiful countryside and has a fantastic private and HEATED swimming pool which is heated from May to September. This region is wonderfully picturesque and has an abundance of rivers and idyllic hills, perfect French villages to explore and delightful local restaurants offering the very best Limousin cuisine. Paradise has it all, from those wanting to relax and enjoy long days in the sun, lounging by the pool you cannot find anywhere better to unwind. Or if you want a more active holiday the area has plenty of outdoor activities for you to take part in, including water sports at Lake St Pardoux, fishing and walking, right on your doorstep! It is no surprise to those of us who live here that this is where the French come for their summer holidays, as this region offers everything anyone could ever want for a perfect holiday!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Roy and Louise and Paradise is our escape from the stresses of our working live as Technical service providers to the conference industry. As we work all over Europe its useful to have our main base in France to use during the busier times of the conference season, and also to relax in when we get a rare few weeks off.

As we spend so much of our working life travelling and living in hotels we wanted to create a place that we were able to unwind in without the need for us to go away on holiday, as for us, getting time at home is the best holiday ever !

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

and yet a place of so much fun with a wonderful pool. Ian and Ellen had lots of great bike rides from 7am – superb breakfasts en route! Oradour was an interesting and memorable place for 3 generations. Tour de Limousin was a flash of colour and Le Dorat evening market incredible. Thank you for a superb holiday destination.
Aug 2013
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10 Reviews

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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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A fab holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing holiday. Many thanks for allowing us to use such a lovely home and pool. We have spent a lot of our time just unwinding and de-stressing and have enjoyed the peace and quiet in the village. On our trips we have been to the local towns of Chateauponsac and bellac where we have found everything we needed. We had a wonderful trip out to Saint Victurnien to hire kayaks for the afternoon and kayaked down the La Vienne, a great afternoon! Lots of walks, cycling and just enjoying the countryside. Such a fab holiday, thank you! :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best holidays we have taken in France. The house is situated in a remote and quiet village yet so close to town with a range of restaurants to choose from. It was perfect for grand parents and kids alike with plenty of space

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Cherry - it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and I'm so glad you had a nice relaxing time. Thats what its all about :-) Hope to see you again soon !
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best holidays we have taken in France. The house is situated in a remote and quiet village yet so close to town with a range of restaurants to choose from. It was perfect for grand parents and kids alike with plenty of space

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best holidays we have taken in France. The house is situated in a remote and quiet village yet so close to town with a range of restaurants to choose from. Most of our time was spent by the pool with a fantastic pool house making everything so relaxed and convenient. When we prised ourselves away from the pool the countryside was a beautiful place to explore especially on bikes. The owners are so very helpful and welcoming.

We will definitely be returning again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a very relaxing weekday retreat at this beautiful French farmhouse.

The views from this gite are stunning, and every one of the bedrooms has a lovely view of the surrounding countryside. The whole house was also kept incredibly clean, and to a very high standard. The bed I slept in (the four poster) was so comfortable, I didn't want to get out in the morning!

The pool and pool house was thoroughly enjoyed, and made good use out of, especially the heated pool! The location of the pool also means you get the sun all through the day, and then a stunning sunset to end the evening.

There's also plenty to do in the surrounding areas; quaint villages, Lac. Pardoux, countryside walks, local festivals/markets and museums/attractions. Enough to meet everyone's tastes!

The owners are both incredibly lovely and friendly. They made me feel immediately welcome, and happily catered to any needs I may have had from the outset.

This really was the perfect holiday, I've never felt so well rested! I would recommend everyone stay here, and I very much look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This certainly is paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real find. We went as a group of friends with our children and it was a perfect base. The pool and pool house are fabulous! The surrounding countryside and beaches on the lakes are beautiful. The owners are extremely helpful and really went out of the way to ensure we had a perfect holiday. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Location

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges
"Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges or Limoges Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral buil..."

From the Owner

At the time I was living in Cheshire and running a business meant that I could work from anywhere as long as I had a good internet connection. When looking at the options I wanted to make sure we could drive to the house in a day as I knew this would make it much more useable for us and local friends, so drew a line on a map of France which was within a days drive and another line where the better weather started, and found a region called the Limousin which at the time I hadnt heard of. Having made a few viewing appointments with a local estate agent (there was nothing on the internet at this time !) we headed out to see if we liked the area, and we knew immediately that we were so lucky to find a house with such wonderful views yet not isolated so bought it there and then!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Lovely area for cycling - bikes available to use at own risk, but also local hire of age / size specific bicycles for the enthusiast.

Fishing within walking distance - permits available at local shops.

Amazing birds of prey living in woodland close to the house. Adults and young seen daily from the gardens - along with many other small birds.

Coast/Beach:

Swimming Lakes at Bessines and Lake St Pardoux - both 15 mins by car. The coast at La Rochelle is about 3 hours away but why bother? You have everything you need on your doorstep! Water skiing and kayaking available at Lake St Pardoux.

Travel:

Limoges airport is 40 mins away to the south and has daily flights from many regional airports with Ryanair and Flybe. Car hire is easily available at the airport. Travelling by car is very easy as we are only 15 minutes from the main A20 motorway. It is about 5 - 6 hours drive from Calais or 4 and a half from Caen or Le Harve.

Distances:

Village shop/restaurant in Balledent which is a pleasant walk to the next village 2km. Chateauponsac with supermarket, restaurants, all main amenities including doctors 4km / 5 mins by car. The larger town of Bellac has more shops and bigger supermarkets 16km / 15 mins. Lake St Pardoux 12km. Limoges airport 41km / 40 mins).

Further Details:

Fishing in the many nearby rivers and lakes is very popular and the local shops and supermarkets sell daily permits and tackle if required.

For lots of local information please contact owner.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£321
for 3 nights
£750
 
 
Xmas
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 
 
April - June
26 Mar 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
£1,295
 
 
High Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Late Summer
29 Aug 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
£1,295
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking information please contact owner.
An initial deposit of 25% secures you requested dates. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during June - July - August. Alternative start dates can be considered during other periods depending on availability.

25% deposit secures your dates. Balance payable 8 weeks before the start date of your holiday. Payments by direct bank transfer.

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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Facilities

From the Owner

Every time I arrive - at whatever time of day or night - its so nice to walk through the door and knowing we have some time here - even if its only a few days before we are off working again. The quiet lanes are perfect for a walk, and offer wonderful views at every turn. The 30 minute loop around to the next village and back is something I enjoy every day I can. Being part of a small commune is lovely as I spend a lot of time there on my own so having friendly neighbours is a huge benefit for me. However as we are the first house in the village, most of the windows just look out over the distant hills, so we have the best of both worlds.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • First floor Family bathroom. Main bedroom en-suite shower room. Ground floor toilet/washroom.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with four poster bed and far reaching countryside views. King Size bed with en-suite shower room and garden and pool views. Single bedroom/dressing room with garden views and door through to double bedroom. Ground floor twin bedroom.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The village neighbours are extremely welcoming and friendly and often you will find home grown garden produce left by the door! Outside: Large gardens with ornamental pool and covered loggia (sheltered patio area) just off the main house dining area perfect for al-fresco dining. Beyond the immediate garden area is the old orchard which now has the spectacular heated swimming pool with built in steps and sitting areas around the side for lolling around without getting in the way of anyone wanting to swim! Alongside this is the well equipped pool house, BBQ and covered terrace making this area completely self contained from the house and providing everything you need for a 'day by the seaside'. 20 meters from the pool is the boule/petanque court (boules provided) and a further adjacent field perfect for either energetic ball games or quiet contemplation whilst sipping a glass of something nice and looking over the valley and hills beyond. Good quality pool loungers and two all weather sofas give you plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun. There is also a gas barbecue and a wooden dining table and 8 chairs Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, drying/airing rack, additional fridge. Also off here is the boiler room which we use as a Gym. Great for those feeling they want to work off all that wine, cheese and fantastic pastries before they get back home! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Everything is provided to make your stay in paradise as enjoyable as possible. Welcoming beds with feather pillows and light-weight duvets and plenty of cotton towels for both showering and swimming pool use. Cleaning is done at the end of each stay. Other: Second lounge/sitting room for either kids to play games or older visitors to have some quiet space as the ground floor twin bedroom is in this part of the house. Upstairs games room with table tennis, pool table, bar football, library and chill out zone!

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