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Fully Renovated Cottage With Terrace And Garden



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Cottage near Auzances, Creuse, France - Set In The Heart Of A Lovely Rural Village

The property has been renovated throughout to offer you a very comfortable, peaceful stay in our lovely village. The house is set in the heart of the Creuse countryside within easy reach of many wonderful places to visit, with fishing lakes, walking, painting and photographic opportunities around every corner. 4km from Auzances with a weekly market, local shops, supermarket, bank, post office, chemist, petrol.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We first found the Creuse when we came here on holiday 10 years ago, we decided to take early retirement and moved here from UK permanently just over 8 years ago, since then we have been busy renovating ' La Petite Maison and La Belle Maison' and generally enjoying ourselves. This is a lovely area to live in, peaceful, safe and very beautiful, a great place to unwind and boost your batteries. (Its a little bit like the land that time forgot!). If you love the great outdoors, mountains, lakes, lots of very fresh air, no traffic .... then you be be delighted with this lovely area of France.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We are leaving feeling wonderfully relaxed, we will miss the peace and quiet, gorgeous food and wine and french countryside' Alison, Ted & George

Aug 2010

"Thank you for introducing us to this beautiful part of the country, It is so underated (and part of us hopes that it will remain a well guarded secret for many years to come). Ian and Sue July 2010

Le Petite Maison is just perfect in every way for a relaxing 'get away from it all' holiday. Brian and Barbara Sept 2011.

Two wonderful weeks in the little house - we have wound down to almost a standstill and it will be hard to leave. Fiona and Julian Aug 2011.

Safe Bike riding, lovely long walks, fresh air and tranquility! Davie, Jean & Clara Aug 2011

We look forward to revisiting places we have loved when we return next year. Sue and Jan Aug 2012

It is so peaceful and beautiful, a perfect place to unwind. Thank you for our glorious holiday. Richard and Sarah July 2012
Jul 2010
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Away from it all

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and cosy with lots of personal touches and a pretty garden to relax in. Lovely walks in the area and a great auberge wth fab food in easy walking distance

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little house

  • 5 of 5

The house is a lovely, get away from it all, holiday venue. There is a lot to see within an hours drive if you want to go out exploring. The area is very popular with walkers! Lynn was very helpful with lots of local information on offer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Petite Maison - Le Thiel

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and an equally great location. The cottage had everything we needed and the welcome hamper was fantastic. Such a relaxing place. Lot's of interesting sites and great little French markets to visit in the immediate area, and the big bonus, very little traffic. I would recommend this as a brilliant place to unwind and recharge your batteries.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing week in this cosy, well equipped little house. Although the weather was unsettled we still enjoyed days out- Puy de Dome and Puy de Sancy and local walking. Nearby towns provided everything we needed.

We took advantage of the 'welcome' meal offer and enjoyed food and wine left as a gift by the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Break

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable cottage, clean & tidy and as we are restricted with our luggage ( we travel by motorbike ) we didn't want for anything. Everything we needed, and more, was provided, and the wonderful meal Lynn cooked for us on the first night was excellent. We would also recommend the area as it is central for lots of very pretty towns. A very enjoyable week and we would recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace,perfect peace.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cosy retreat in a very special part of France.

The cottage has everything that one needs for a vacation.

It is tranquil,cosy and very comfy.

Hosts Lynn & Peter are wonderful; knowledgeable about the area and the lovely restaurants.

A must is the evening meal that Lynn will cook if you wish, we had "melt in mouth" lamb, beautiful salmon and the most delicious coffee meringues that we have ever tasted. All served with Lynn's home grown fruit and veg. Superb!

Highly recommend this cottage and will be hoping to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We wanted a holiday home in an area to be able to still enjoy the changes in the seasons, autumn here is breathtaking. The area is outstandingly beautiful; no traffic, no pollution, no crowds, just peace and quiet - and night skies to die for. Being situated in a tiny hamlet gave us a flavour of french life without being in a large village, its a very safe, peaceful place to stay.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Compas and Auzances at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, Calais, at 400 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montlucon at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Petite Creusois at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sancy at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary


Our nearest airport is Limoges which is approximately 80km (2 hour drive) from the property along very easy to navigate roads. Car hire is readily available at Limoges airport.

By Ferry or Tunnel the journey usually takes around 8 hours depending on the Port you choose. (This includes a couple of 'pit stops' along the way).


Our nearest town is Auzances approximately 4km from the property, market day is on Tuesday and you will find local shops, supermarket, bank, post office, chemist, petrol.

Aubusson is 20km away and the tapestry capital of France (now a UNESCO site). Standing on the banks of the Creuse River this beautiful town has been making tapestry since the 15th Century.

Lake Vassiviere is 40km away with 6 beaches, walks and restaurants. You can take a boat trip to the island and visit the chateaux.

Further Details:

As we are on the edge of the Limousin/Auvernge border you will have the ideal opportunity to visit the wonderful mountains of the Puy de Dome and Sancy. The cable car to the summit (1896m) is not to be missed. During the summer the walking is superb, in the winter months the resort turns into a ski station. The nature reserve (Etang des Landes), less than 30 min drive away is well worth a visit, watching the herons swooping over the water is breathtaking. The town of Crocq with its twin towers is also a must, with lots green lanes for walking. For fishermen the local lakes are peaceful and full of fish. Day passes can be obtained easily and we have fishing rods here for your use. From the village there are many wonderful walks to take along the local 'chemins' (pathways), taking in the lush countryside, rolling hills and the Limousin cattle. The flora and fauna are well worth taking binoculars and camera along with you. Our local Auberge is within easy walking distance, offering a wonderful set menu each day at a very reasonable cost. In Bellgarde on Marche the refurbished Auberge is also excellent offering lunchtime and some evening meals. For everyday items the local supermarket offers all you may need for your stay including petrol. The local baker calls in the village 3 times per week and there is a small bakery 5 minutes away by car.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 3 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
To book the property please contact us via this weblink or by telephone. We require a £70.00 non refundable deposit, the balance of the rental to be paid on arrival in either euros or Four weeks prior to booking date by internet banking. Sorry, we do not accept credit or debit cards.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred day, but this is negotiable during autumn or spring breaks. If you require an evening meal on arrival day please let us know and we will be happy to cater for you.

Notes on prices:
Long stay lets are negotiable during spring and winter months with House hunters very welcome to pick our brains.
Short stays are available at £65.00 per night for 2 people.

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From the Owner

We have tried to make the house as comfortable, cosy and user friendly as we would like if we were on our own holiday; even down to a footspa for those days when you walk just that bit too far! We have a lovely garden for you to relax in, which is adjacent to our other property FR23950, (great if you are travelling with friends, but want your own space) it has a lovely terrace just outside the kitchen door so you can sit back with nothing to do but watch the flowers and grass grow around your book pile. If you feel slightly more energetic, from the doorstep we have some wonderful walks, through the little pathways around the village to Secondat or visit the little village of Sermur and climb to the tower, the view of the Puy Dome and Sancy from the top is wonderful. We are just near enough to the town of Auzances and a nice walk away from a lovely Auberge, infact -the perfect getaway! Offering you a home from home in the heart of France.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A bright and modern bathroom with WC, washbasin, large shower and heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedroom with double bed , bedside tables, sofa, wardrobe, dressing table and chair plus storage. Room fan, Hairdryer and footspa.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is a non smoking property although we are happy for you to smoke in the garden should you need to. For holidays with family or friends please note our other property FR23950 is very close and could easily suit your needs. Outside: The terrace and garden are quite private and include table and chairs, sun loungers, parasol and barbeque. The garden does adjoin our other property FR23950. The garden is south facing; the terrace enjoys a lovely evening top up of sun. To the front of the property there is ample room for parking. The property has an attached barn and is very private. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels, hair dryer, water and electricity are all included in the price. Firewood though autumn and winter lets will incur an extra cost. The property will be cleaned once per week, on changeover day, or, for longer stays on a day agreed if req. Other: At the top of the stairs you will find a large bookcase full of all-sorts of holiday reading, enough to keep everyone satisfied.

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