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Beautiful House With Pool And Easy Access To Wonderful Facilities Of Vassiviere



Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Villa in Peyrat-Le-Chateau (Peyrat Le Chateau), Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Situated In This Beautiful Village, Surrounded By Wonderful "Lake District" Countryside

Villa Bellevue is a 4 bedroom, 1930s stone house on the edge of the beautiful "Gateway" village of Peyrat-Le-Chateau, with private pool and views across the village and countryside. Large lounge with English TV (FreeSat) and large dining area. Outdoor table and BBQ area. Large enclosed garden with kids play area and equipment. Easy walking distance of the village centre with its shops and restaurants. Use of several bicycles is included. Less than 10 minutes drive from Lac Vassiviere with its many wonderful amenities and sandy beaches. Limoges airport is less than an hour away. There is a local village stores, bakery, butchers and newsagents within 5 minutes walk, and a small supermarket on the village outskirts. There are "hyper markets" in nearby Eymoutiers and Bourganeuf. There are also several hotels, bars and restaurants in the village and surrounding area.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andy & Judith bought Villa Bellevue in 2003, before many English had discovered the delights of the Limousin. It was bought intentionally as a holiday home, and has served them well over the years, and in all seasons.

Living in Northants, they are able to get to the house in one day, travelling via the Channel Tunnel with their dog and children.

They love outdoor activities and have explored the locale extensively in the 12 years since they bought the house.

The property was already in good condition when purchased, and just needed the "French decor" attending to. It is now mostly decorated in white throughout, although still retains a wealth of character.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

July ’05 – Great location, loved the beaches and countryside. The “secret beach” at St Julien Le Petit was great – Smith family

March ’06 – Delightful house, lovely village - Peter & Sue

May ’06 – Delightful house, comfortable and well situated for exploring - Joanna Mary

August ’07 – Great walking and good cycle rides, overall a great time has been had – Smith family

September 07 – Memorable lunch at Chez Francoise in Meymac. A very relaxed week - Anne & Tony

July ’09 - Fabulous weather, great pool. Lovely countryside and people very friendly. Thank you for the stay in your lovely house. The only downside was that Per never caught a fish! – Ng family

August ’10 – “Home from home”, here in France. Lovely week with good weather. Beautiful towns and villages to explore - Paul & Jean

August ’11 – Wall to wall sunshine. The big cycle race went through the village, very exciting! - Paul & Jean

21/7 to 28/7/12 – A wonderful hot and sunny week spent by the lovely pool. A great house set in beautiful countryside - Gerrard Family

28/7 to 4/8/12 – Had a lovely holiday, enjoyed the pool and very delightful village - Bishop Family

4/8/ to 11/8/12 – We have had a great time. Mostly we went to the the beach at Auphelle in the morning, had a picnic either there or at home and then lazed about in the pool and garden in the afternoon. We hired kayaks/canoes at the lake one day and a pedallo another day, also did a little cycling at the lake and also nearby at the village. The village is charming and we were amazed at the number of shops and facilities for such a small place. The boys pronounced in their best holiday ever - Wolley family of Harwell Oxon

25/8/-8/9/12 - We had a great holiday. The countryside is beautiful & we did a few of the local walks. The lake is great for picnics and we also went on the boat for a long lunch cruise. We had meals at the Bellerive and the Petit Venise in Peyrat & the café in Royere & as well as the local towns we did a day trip to Limoges which is a lovely city. Lovely house, lovely villages and lovely area - Matthew and Lesley of Andover, Hampshire

13-20/7/13 - We’ve enjoyed our stay here, you have a lovely home in the sun. Watched ‘Tour de la Creuse’ set off from the village and pass through the village twice which was very exciting for all the cycling fans in the family – Matthew & Caroline

10/8/13 – 24/8/13 We all had a fantastic holiday in your home from home - a lovely change from ‘holiday lets’! What a lovely area. Thank you – Lewis family

10/9/13 – 17/9/13 – Seven days definitely does not feel like enough to discover everything this beautiful area has to offer. We really enjoyed the Cite des Insectes just outside Nedde – we loved it, as did our two year old, so thank you Judith for mentioning it in this book. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home - Ben, Nicola, Polly from Bristol
Nov 2011
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Great house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This was a very well-equipped and comfortable house and we had a great week. Really liked the pool and the large garden. Wifi and UK TV were a bonus for teenagers. We also enjoyed using the bikes and playing boules during the warm evenings. There are lots of great places to swim and explore in the area and we found it very attractive and very quiet. Have already recommended the house to lots of friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful holiday, beautiful property and excellent communication with the owners. Loved the pool and the weather was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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From the Owner

We both love the outdoors, and travelled through the Limousin whilst on holiday in 2002. We fell in love with the countryside, mountains and lakes, and the peacefulness of the area. There is also lots to do in the area around Peyrat Le Chateau, and we are always able to keep ourselves (and our 2 children!) amused.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : PMU at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 530 Kilometres Nearest Train : Eymoutiers at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Petit Venise at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont Dore at 130 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac Vassiviere (inland) at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


There is a local beach on the lake in the village, which is 10 minutes walk away. The nearest beach on Lac Vassiviere at Auphelle is only 4 miles away.

There is a now a long footpath that completely encircles Lac Vassiviere, and joins all the beaches together. The main beaches have lifeguards, and a shop / snack bar. There are also many secluded beaches on Lac Vassiviere and on other lakes in the area. There is also a restaurant at Auphelle, and the bateaux mouche leave from here.


Peyrat is 440 miles from Calais (we do the journey from Northampton via Channel Tunnel in one day, it takes 11-12 hours). It is only 320 miles from Caen, if you take the longer ferry crossing. The local airport is Bellegarde in Limoges, well served by Ryanair and FlyBe from many of the UK's airports.

Limoges also has a large train station easily accessible from Paris, and then a local train to Eymoutiers, but you do really need a car to appreciate and explore the region.


Village Centre - 5 minutes walk.

Lac Vassiviere - 4 miles.

Eymoutiers - 6 miles.

Bourganeuf - 12 miles.

St Leonard De Noblat - 17 miles.

Limoges Centre - 30 miles.

Further Details:

Musee De La Resistance, in the castle in Peyrat, which was a hub of French Resistance in the war. Cascades Des Jarreaux, waterfall near Peyrat, excellent spot for a picnic.

Local Walks - Complete set of the guides in the house, choose from high or low, long or short routes.

Ile De Vassiviere – There are sculptures all over the island, a castle with restaurant, and an interesting modern art gallery. Walk to the island, or take the “train”.

“Parc En Arbres” –Aerial adventure playground / assault course in the trees (like Go Ape).

St Leonard De Noblat - lovely small town, very old houses, good shopping & good place to watch the steam train. Also has a railway museum.

Bourganeuf – local town, quite a few shops and nice restaurants. Interesting architecture.

Eymoutiers – local town for shopping , petrol, etc., also has very pretty town centre with a river, and very old parts, a good “explore”.

Espace Paul Reyberolle – Art Gallery in Eymoutiers.

Steam Train – from Eymoutiers to Limoges, or across “Plateau de Millevaches” to Ussel or Clermont Ferrand.

The small towns around the lake are delightful, like Faux La Montagne, Royere and Beaumont Sur Lac. There is a horse riding center near the lake.

Limoges – Good shopping, Cathedral & gardens, great covered market, very old city centre with many restored buildings, and of course china (also good “seconds” shops).

Oradour sur Glane - a village memorial to a second world war atrocity. Only about an hour away.

Masgot - Strange sculptured village - they do a lot of art, sculpture related stuff in the summer including workshops for kids.

Maze and Les Loups de Chabrieres (wolf conservation area) near Gueret – good fun for kids.

Bort Des Orgues - Fascinating valley and town, about 100km away, but well worth a trip. Limestone pillars and high cliffs, stunning views to Puy De Dome.

Mont Dore - Local ski resort about 130km away, but an easy day out if you are there is in the snowy season.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter '16
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year 16-17
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring '17
2 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer '17
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter '17
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas / New Year 17-18
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Lower rates for longer term stays, please call to discuss. A £250 returnable security deposit is required for stays up to 4 weeks and a £450 returnable security deposit for stays over 4 weeks.
To confirm bookings a 25% rental deposit is required with booking, and full payment and security deposit must be received at least 6 weeks before start date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays, unless agreed otherwise. Arrival after 3pm on first day, and departure by 10am on last day, please.

Notes on prices:
Lower rates for longer term stays, please call to discuss.
For Xmas week, New Year week and Easter weeks, a supplement of £200.00 apply to the above prices. Prices inclusive of linen and towels, electricity, broadband. All we ask is that you leave the villa clean and tidy after your stay.
Note that whilst broadband is provided free of charge, we cannot accept any liability for it not being available for any reason during your stay.

Cheque or bank transfer. 25% at time of booking, balance 6 weeks prior to stay.

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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Updated: 19-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Some things we love:- Walking across the mountain tops and looking down on Lac Vassiviere. Appreciating the blackness of the night sky and stars when there is so little light pollution. Taking a water taxi across the lake to the Ile De Vassiviere for ice cream. Wandering through the ancient back streets of St Leonard. Appreciating the avant-garde of the art exhibitions in the gallery on Ile De Vassiviere, or at L'Espace Paul Rebeyrolle. Spending the day on one of the beautiful beaches on Lac Vassiviere. Cycling the new trail that has been installed around the entire lake! Going to the Boulangerie for freshly baked croissants, first thing in the morning. Watching a bicycle race go through the town with the locals. Drinking coffee and chatting in the Bar Tabac.

Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with bath/shower, basin, toilet, heated towel rail, 1st floor. Bathroom 2 with shower, basin, toilet, 1st floor. Separate WC on ground floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot normally used in large 1st floor hall
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1; Large master double bedroom, desk/dresser, lge wardrobe. Bedroom 2; Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 3; 2 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 4; Single bedroom, with wardrobe. Cot available, sofa bed in lounge.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has electric central heating throughout and is dry lined, so keeps very warm in the winter. There is also a large log fire, with a well stocked wood pile! The house is fairly typical French construction of the 1930s, although it was restored about 20 years ago. The "ground floor" is effectively the basement, with access to the front door on the first floor via a set of stone steps and lovely veranda. The front door opens into the large lounge / dining area, and the kitchen is off the rear of the dining area. There is a WC on this floor too, and a large cupboard for coats, as well as containing spare blankets etc. All the bedrooms are on the top floor, with one bath/shower room and one shower room, each with basin and WC. A cot is available by prior arrangement, as well as a high chair. There is a stair gate available for the top of the stairs if required. Outside: Very large garden, securely fenced with locking gates to front. A large gravel drive provides ample off road parking. There is a barbeque area under the plane trees outside the kitchen, and outside seating. There is also patio furniture for the veranda, a nice place to watch the sun go down with a glass in hand! The swimming pool is heated, 8m x 4m, with large patio area with deck chairs and sun loungers. It is accessed by a gravel path from the house. The pool is protected by a security cover which must be put back fully in place when not in use to comply with French law. There are two swing frames with slides, a trampoline with safety net and also a tree house for children. All children's play equipment is used at your own risk and subject to your supervision. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, spin drier, hand washing sinks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Beach / pool towels not provided. Other: Collection of books, magazines and CDs in living room, as well as many board games for the odd rainy day!

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