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Seventeenth Century Cottage.Heart of the Limousin Forest.Family and pet friendly



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
3 bedroom,2 bathroom cottage. Peaceful Location.Beautiful garden.Countryside views.Walks from the house.Relaxing,historical,adventure

The location is one of tranquillity and superb country views for miles around, but with easy access to towns, cities and places of interest. It is situated in the popular Limousin area in the district of the Haute Vienne. The house dates from 1626 and has undergone a complete renovation, retaining many of its original features. The property and the region are ideally suited to families; outdoor adventurers retired couples, business people who fancy a week away from the office and writers who want to ‘get away from it all’.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Suzanne. I've put my heart and soul into the renovation of Le Couer. I hope that you enjoy staying there as much as I do.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are delighted to be the first people to stay in your beautiful property. We have had a wonderful time. The pictures really don't do it justice. We would certainly like to return. Hilary Martin, Manchester. July 2009

A beautiful place. You must be so proud to have renovated this house. We've had a wonderful time. Thankyou. Doreen and Jeff, Barnsley, S.Yorks. July 2009

We love it here. Gorgeous house, beautiful area and people. I'd recommend it to anyone. Lots to do for the children. Richard, Katie and the kids. x August 2010

Thanks very much for the opportunity of staying at your place, you have really managed to retain the old French charm of the property. We've had a wonderful time. It's so peaceful, picturesque and tranquil here. We hope to return some day. Peter x Australia August 2010
Jul 2010
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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely delightful!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property, thank you so very much. It had everything we needed, the decor was so very tasteful and pretty, and the whole gite was perfect for our stay. It was well furnished, and had everything in the kitchen you could possibly want, and more! Newly renovated in the most delightful manner, in keeping with the historical ambience.

Excellent communication from the owner, and the wonderful local assistance. The village is quiet (as we prefer) and yet you don't have to travel far for larger villages / towns, and Limoges is easily reaches - what a beautiful place that is! We travelled about a lot, and discovered many super little towns and villages, just brilliant.

One of the best things about the area was Lac du St Pardoux, which has sailing , a pentanque pitch, a lovely beach, pedalos, diving pontoons, and cafes. The boys (aged 11 and 10) adored it - it's all safe, and a clear favourite of the local people as well.

There are no restaurants in the village (sadly shut, the French economy?) but if you're prepared to drive then that's not an issue. We just barbequed lots and cooked wonderful local foods, so no worries there!

I do hope that everyone else has a great time here too, the gite was simply marvellous. Thank you so much! Nina and Mark.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review Nina! I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time. Best Wishes, Suzanne.
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From the Owner

Total relaxation. In touch with nature. Lovely people. Lots to do if you want to. Perfect for writing. Beautiful area. A great retreat. A walk in the forest is a stride away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges Bellegarde at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Compreignac at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St. Malo at 522 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf club de Limoges at 32 Kilometres Nearest Train : Limoges at 32 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pomme du Pin at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Massif Central at 228 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 247 Kilometres Car: necessary


The location is rural and inland. However, this quaint cottage is situated 3 miles (5km) from Lac St. Pardoux – one of the largest leisure Lakes in the region which boasts 3 beach areas, a sailing club and water skiing. In the opposite direction, and less than a mile away, is an enormous fishing lake. The area is also renowned for road cycling, mountain biking, golfing, hiking and has over 2000 fishing ponds and lakes.


The area is a 15 minutes away from the A20, which is the main auto route to the South of France and 25 minutes from Limoges Airport.You will need a car to get to the house and around the region if you want to explore this fantastic area fully.


The village of Compreignac is 2 minutes drive away and has a tabac, boucherie, boulangerie and small supermarket.Parking is available and 2 excellent local restaurants are a short distance away.Limoges is a 30 minute drive south. Local areas of interest are all within an hour's drive.The departments of the Correze and Cruise border the Haute Vienne.The Loire Valley lies North and the Dordoigne South. Skiing is also available in the Massif Central which is 2 ½ hours away and the Pyrenees,4 hours.

Further Details:

The departments of the Correze and Cruise border the Haute Vienne. The Loire Valley lies North and the Dordoigne South. Skiing is also available in the Massif Central which is 2 ½ hours away and the Pyrenees 4 hours. The Limousin: The area is renowned for its beautiful lakes, quiet villages, excellent cuisine, woodland trails and numerous chateaux, which can be found along the Richard the Lion heart route. It is therefore ideal for anyone who enjoys walking, fishing, bird watching, water sports, riding and cycling. Many of the lakes have man made beaches and offer truly safe swimming as motorboats are not allowed. There are a wide variety of attractions close by, including animal parks, museums, theme parks, historical sites, farmers markets - details are contained within the guide in your gite.

Things to see & do: Limoges itself is world famous for porcelain and with its beautiful timber framed houses in the ancient cathedral quarter is wonderful to stroll around. Many historic WW11 sites can be visited including the 'village of the Martyrs' at Oradour sur Glane. Seven of the most beautiful villages in France are located in the Limousin, with Mortemart close by and Collonges la Rouge to the south. Pompadour and its imposing castle, is the home of the national stud farm for angle arab horses. Futuroscope (near Poitiers) is a theme park dedicated to the world of cinema and is excellent for all the family. Close by is kayaking, karting, golf, horse riding and water sports, as well as animal, bird and reptile parks.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 10
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Electricity charged for by meter (beyond 8kwh per day) 1/2m3 of firewood provided.Further wood used charged at £30 per 1/2m3. Alternatively you may buy your own. £40 cleaning fee charged if the property is not left in the very good state that it was found or you wish for the cleaning to be done on your behalf.
Changeover day is Saturday at peak times. Some flexibility is available, depending on the time of year. Arrival after 15:00 hours Departure by 11:00hours.Times can be flexible depending on previous occupancy and your flight/ arrival time.

Cancellation policy. If you cancel you booking once it has been confirmed, I must be informed in writing. Where such notice is received the following charges will apply: More than 6 weeks from arrival date deposit. 6 weeks and less from arrival date – 100% of total cost.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Very high standard of accommodation. Excellent service. 10 minutes to Lac St. Pardoux Compreignac is close by with everything that you need for your time there. 25 minutes from Bellegarde Airport. 30 minutes from Limoges.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


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


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • On the second floor is a bathroom with large walk-in shower and small bath. The upper floor has an en-suite bath and shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, En suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 6 adults+2 children (3 Bedrooms). NOT 8 adults 3 double beds and 2 single beds. Notes on bedrooms: On the second floor are 2 double rooms .A cot is available on this floor. The upper floor is a large converted attic with double bed, a single pull out bed that sleeps 2 and en-suite bath and shower.I would recommend the property for 6 adults + 2 children, not 8 adults.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outside, French doors lead onto a patio area and into a pretty garden; a delight with lots of flowers, a pond and shrubs as well as a couple of mature trees for shade from the summer heat. Garden furniture, table, chairs and loungers are provided as well as a BBQ. Utility Room: The kitchen leads into a utility consisting of a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and downstairs toilet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds are prepared before arrival. Linen and plenty of towels are provided for 3 beds. If extra beds are required a charge of €20 per bed per stay is charged for linen and towel laundry.

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