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Beautifully Secluded Farmhouse With Private Heated Pool Set in 1 Hectare Of Land

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Bessines Sur Gartempe, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Peaceful Woodland Path Direct from Property Leads You to Local Fishing and Swimming Lake

Sleeps 2/13. This beautifully secluded but not isolated detached French farmhouse full of character with a 14x5 heated floodlight swimming pool. Set in its own grounds of over an hectare of land surrounded by panoramic views of the rolling Limousin woodlands, forests, open meadows and catches the amazing early morning sunrise and evening sunset. This delightful property is reached by an enchanting path of 200m which also leads you onto the local swimming lake. It is totally secluded, not another property in sight, bliss.

Games room on site with full sized snooker table, badminton and outdoor table tennis facilities.

Lake St Pardoux ( 330 hectares) is only 10 drive away with 3 beach areas surrounded by woodland paths ideal for mountain biking, walking, swimming, fishing. Tarzan park for a fab day out with the family and opening summer 2017 is the aqua park which features indoor and outdoor swimming areas and slides.

Bessines Sur Gartempe has its own swimming lake which can be reached by mountain bike, running or walking direct from the property via 3 different woodland paths, ideal property for athgletes - cycling, running, swimming and triathlete training.

Restaurants, supermarkets, bars, bakers, butchers, banks all within 6/7 minutes drive from the property and of course numerous markets in Bessines Sur Gartempe and the surrounding areas.

Lots to do especially in the summer months or you can simply lie by the pool soaking up the sun.

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Member since: 2010
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Pickering

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Pickering purchased this farmhouse in 1995

Guestbook comments from the owner

August 2014 All to celebrate Martins 60th birthday. What a great place and a great time had by all. Allows for shared and individual space in perfect balance.Families Scott,Underwood,Ludcombe

Flexible house, space, brilliant walks, excellent pool, amazing wildlife - deer, boar, mink, frogs, toads, children loved it and so did the adults. Families Lawrensons and Price.

The Morris Family (4 generations from Wales and Amsterdam) beautiful house, beautiful srroundings, beautiful weather. Fantastic amenities used by all ages 86 to 6 weeks of age. Thoroughly enjoyed a rare opportunity to come together as a family. Many thanks

Thanks, had a wonderful time, we had quality time together and to discover the wonderfully peaceful countryside around Bessines sur Gartempe. The recreational facilities that were available at your property and in the surrounding area provided endless entertainment for us all. The house was immaculate and extremely well equipped providing us with all we needed.

C Whitehouse

Thank you for helping to make our recent holiday so wonderful.

The house and pool are fantastic and the locality stunning. We ve plenty of photos and great memories,best wishes and thanks, Steve, Emma, 2012

Property has a wonderful balance within 15 min of anything you could ever want or need for both adults and children.Pool is an outstanding feature - even better than the website photos. The house was both cosy and cool and catered for all tastes. We loved the well stocked kitchen and book/music collections.Best holiday we have ever had - I doubt we will find anything to compare. T You J Jackson 2012.
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bessines-sur-Gartempe in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathrooms with all bedrooms (mainly tiled): one with bath / jacuzzi and 4 showers, wash hand basins and WC in all bathrooms. Hairdryers in all bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/13 + 2 cots ( 6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed and cot. Bedroom 2 - double bed and bunk beds (2 single) Bedroom 3 - double bed Bedroom 4 - three single beds, Bedroom 5 - 2 single beds. Bedroom 6 - Bed sette and a cot. Bedroom 5 +6 share the same bathroom. All with magnificent views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are 3 wood burners. Outside: Swimming pool and games room with pool table. Fantastic, heated, outdoor salt swimming pool of 14x5m is surrounded by wooden decking and covered by a solid traditional Limousin wooden frame, terrace with gas BBQ area, conifer garden, games room, all enclosed. Stunning feature when lit up during the evening hours. Outdoor table tennis. Badminton facilities,play area with swings, slide for younger children. There's mountain bikes for your use. Find us on google earth 46°05'13.55 N - 1°20'24.93E Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. A change of linen etc can be provided. However, if maid service/cleaning is required, then this will be charged as an extra.Please provide your own pool towels. Other: Conservatory overlooking a cluster of pine trees consists of exposed beams, stone work, marble flooring, wood burner, 2 armchairs, and dining area with French doors leading to the exterior of the property.


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Beautifully Secluded Farmhouse With Private Heated Pool Set in 1 Hectare Of Land
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families (6 adults and 6 kids in total) staying for a week - the perfect weather helped, the property is great especially the pool and pool area- the kids were totally happy and didn't want to leave / do anything else - so total result. Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful family get together

  • 5 of 5

our 4 families groups with ages ranging from 8months to 88 years met up in Bessines to enjoy a thoroughly relaxing week , with wonderful weather. Pool was excellent and house layout fine for all the varying ages. Owners were very welcoming, and local area typically relaxing rural France,but with plenty to do to keep the kids entertained. Hoping to book again in 2016 and try out the newly installed hot tub! Would recommend the property and owners.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Place We Have Stayed!

  • 5 of 5

A vast property which has everything you need. Our three families loved the superb pool, gardens, bikes and table tennis. The numerous large reception rooms make it ideal for large groups. We couldn't have asked for more (except for a little more sunshine). Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The house comfortably slept our large group, with dining facilities and comfortable seating for everyone. Everything was as described and very clean. We were made to feel very welcome. Lots of places in the area to visit and I would recommend this property to a friend, although there are some safety issues for young children.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful rural place with excellent facilities

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a very peaceful stay in this well appointed house. Ideal for easy access to good walking, running and lake swimming, and with a great pool and sunbathing area. Les and June were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, and we took the opportunity to sample June's excellent catering. The table tennis, bikes kept the active occupied while the less so had perfect peace for reading or just enjoying the views.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mr Diack Thank you for the review, pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay, and that all of your party were able to enjoy both the peaceful and active sides of the property. Kind regards to you and your family.
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Golden wedding family trip

  • 4 of 5

We looked long and hard to find a house with not only enough bedrooms but enough bathrooms to accommodate 15 of us aged from 76 to two1 year olds and we were thrilled to have made an excellent choice. The house is homely and comfortable, the grounds perfect and the pool fantastic. Add to that the beautiful village and swimming lake on the doorstep and then all you need is the weather, which we had in abundance.

A truly unforgettable time together with all the family which we hope to repeat. Thank you so much Les and June.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bessines Sur Gartempe
Nearest Ferry
530 Kilometres
Caen 530 /Calais550
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Bessines Sur Gartempe
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bessines Sur Gartempe
Nearest Ski
223 Kilometres
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Local beach at Lac Sagnat, St Pardoux lake 10 kms
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We offer bed, a full breakfast and evening meal service to groups of keen cyclists, you’ll be free to discover the region by yourselves or have an experienced guide of the region throughout your stay.


The local beach at Bessines Sur Gartempe is 5 minutes drive. Lac St Pardoux 330 hectares, 3 beach areas and Tarzan park 10 minutes drive. Lac Vassiviere 1000 hectares 5 beach areas and a Tarzan park 75 minutes drive. Variety of water sports on all these lakes.


Bellegarde / Limoges airport 35 minutes. Car hire available.

Limoges 20/25 minutes drive.

The property is 10 minutes drive from the A20 motorway - Exit 24.


Limoges 25 minutes by car is the capital city of the Limousin - A town to discover, with its museums, porcelain shops and factories, aquarium, botanical gardens, the famous ‘rue de la boucherie’, several houses still have their 19th century shop fronts.

Oradour sur Glane 40 mins: Was a quiet dynamic village with a number of commerce’s until the horror of the 10th June 1944. Men women and children died that day; this centre has been constructed in memory of what happened.

Further Details:

Nearest village to the property is Bessines Sur Gartempe 5km. This pretty popular village has a variety of commerce’s including, 7 restaurants, 4 banks, 3 supermarkets, 2 bakers, butchers, wine cellar, 3 cafes, florists, doctors, vets, post office, newsagents etc. Main market day is the 11th day of each month, during the summer months there are markets on Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings. There's also local markets at the surrounding villages. Lake Sagnet: A peaceful 20 minutes walk through the woodlands direct from the property will lead you to this 24 hectares lake with a sandy beach and life guard during the months of July and August, restaurant, bar and play area for small children again ideal for mountain biking, walking, running, fishing, pedalos, swimming etc. Lake St. Pardoux - 10 minutes drive 3 beach areas, surrounded by woodlands, ideal for mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, and walking. 330 hectares of lake where you can take part in a number of water sports - (water-skiing, wind-surfing, canoeing, pedalos, fishing, swimming or simply laying on the beach soaking up the sun. Tarzan Park - Limoges- 20 mins - Lots of fun for the whole family, you can spend at least half a day climbing, crawling, hanging on to the ropes, you’ll certainly sleep well after this great day out. Park Zoo Reynou - 35 minutes Located in Le Vigen, south of Limoges, Reynou Park is a tourist and cultural place, where everybody will observe, understand and appreciate animal and vegetable kingdom. Paint Balling: 15 minutes drive and you can have a fun afternoon with all the family.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £131.97

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required payable at the time of booking with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. If booking is within 8 weeks of arrival, full payment will be required. A fully refundable deposit of £150 is also required to cover any breakages or damage. Cancellation fees : Please note once you’ve confirmed your booking if you cancel more than 6 weeks prior to arrival you forfeit your deposit. If you cancel less than 6 weeks prior to arrival you forfeit the full amount.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday. Check in 5pm. Check out 9am. Cancellation fees: The cost of cancelling the booking more than 6 weeks prior to arrival date is the deposit. The cost of cancelling the booking less than 6 weeks prior to arrival date 100% total.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Christmas, New Year, Easter and will be an extra £500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.