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Properties Set In Rural Location Sleep Up To 29 People w/Private Pool

Bedrooms 10
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Rochechouart, Limousin, France - Peaceful Rural Location Just 15 Minutes From The Dordogne

The property consists of a Main House, with large kitchen, large open lounge, games room, utility room, 2 bathrooms, 2 double bedrooms, one single bedroom, one bedroom with space for 3 and a larger bedroom with space for 9 people. Maison Tom is a self contained house that has a large double bedroom, a bedroom with 3 singles, a kitchen and a large lounge/chill out area. Maison Jack has 3 double bedrooms and a lounge area. Maison Benjamin has a large open barn area that has a table tennis table and chill out area. There is also a large pizza oven house. The property has a lovely pool and sunbathing area and a large terrace (partially covered) for alfresco dining and lounging about. The garden area is spacious, leading onto our field that is often used by local horses/donkeys. Gay, who is English lives nearby and looks after the property. She is able to deal with any issues.

Property Manager
Richard Skerritt
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Richard Skerritt

Myself and my wife Heidi live in Sussex and with my five kids (shared with ex) and our mad dog. I bought the French property about 10 years ago and have spent a lot of very enjoyable time and far too much money renovating the various properties over this period of time. We have had a many as 9 builders staying at the properties during the renovations, but all of the work is now complete and we have the property of our dreams. Work and family commitments mean that we can't spend as much time as we would like in the French house, so having found Gay, an English ex-pat living nearby and being happy to manage the properties, we have decided to let the properties when we are not there.

Richard Skerritt purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Richard Skerritt chose Rochechouart

We were looking for a retreat and escape from the pressures of English life, so wanted a rural, peaceful place. I felt that the Dordogne, although beautiful, was perhaps too full of English, so decided on the Limousin area, the French Lake District, which is less Anglified, but only 15 minutes from the Dordogne.

We looked as many properties that met our requirements for space, idyllic setting, pool etc, but when we found our place, we immediately knew it was the one. Probably under estimated the amount of work involved, but very happy we have done it.

What makes this farmhouse unique

With the new bypass being finished in 2013, the property is only about a 20 minute drive from Limoges Airport, which is well served by Ryanair and Flybe who fly from a number of UK airports. There are also regular flights to Paris and other French cities such as Nice.

We have driven from our property to Barcelona (long drive), Biarritz and even Nice.

The property is in a peaceful and relaxed setting, but has the convenience of a village, town and city within easy driving distance.

We are within easy reach of many lakes, some with lakeside bars and restaurants, and a range of sailing activities.

The nearby Vienne river offers canoeing and kayaking, which is something that everybody should try.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a fantastic place to chill out, drink wine, eat cheese and lie by the pool. Can't wait to go back - the pool is calling me.... Stewart, Norwich.

We have had a fantastic family holiday in your lovely French "hamlet". The kids were occupied the whole time with the swimming pool, trampoline and games on the lawn. Think they only watched TV twice.... Danny and Sam, Brentwood.

The French have got relaxing totally sussed out. Rochechouart is gorgeous and the lakes are delightful. Felt like a home from home the moment we arrived. Not sure why you don't live there full time!! Susie, Brighton.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Rochechouart in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 29
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The main house has two bathrooms (one en-suite), Maison Tom has a bath/shower/toilet room and downstairs toilet, Maison Jack has a shower/toilet area.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 29 (10 Bedrooms) across 3 main properties. Notes on bedrooms: 6 standard doubles (1 en suite), two rooms with 3 singles, sofa bed in games room and dorm area sleeping 9 (best suited for children)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: There is a stone barbecue, a separate gas barbecue, large trampoline, private pool and sun bathing area, large outside table under a pergola, masses of lawn area, petanque/boules area, large gravelled parking area at front, orchard with apples, plums, walnuts, blackberries etc. We have volleyball nets, two adult bicycles and a range of games/sports equipment. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer as well as storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen and a limited number of towels are provided for the bathrooms. Towels for the pool are not provided. Other: The self contained wood fired pizza/bread oven is ideal for pizza nights. The games room has table football, dartboard and Wii games console.


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average rating of 1.0 based on 2 reviews

Awful beds throughout

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The pool is freezing, the beds are awful, one of the mattresses was paper thin, non of the showers are sealed so leak through kitchen ceiling, dishwasher was rubbish, there's a wheel missing off the tray, the upstairs toilet in one of the houses, the pipe runs behind the bed downstairs so when the toilet is in use the increase in water in the toilet overflows through a pipe behind the bed downstairs very loudly, there's.not enough bathrooms for the amount of bedrooms, one of the upstairs bedrooms can only be accessed via an external staircase and doesn't have a toilet, on the plus side the outside space is very good with a large decked area. The play room is full of lots of different toys and games.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, although it is the only poor review we have ever had. I have addressed your points below. You say that the pool is freezing - we were there 2 weeks before and it is was fine. All pool water temperature is the same, we have no control over this. Your comments about the mattresses are noted and we are now aware that one of them is poor and is being replaced immediately. In terms of the plumbing, our maintenance man is a qualified plumber, so there are no issues we are aware of. The bathroom in the main house is being replaced at the end of the season and a toilet being installed in the upstairs of Maison Jack. The dishwasher is new, so if a wheel is missing, this will be replaced. Sorry you feel so negatively - as I say, we have never had this before, so this is a real shame. We are now aware of the bed and the missing wheel on the dishwasher so these will be rectified immediately.
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The property is just 20 minutes from Limoges airport - regular flights from Stansted (Ryanair), Southampton (Flybe), Nottingham (Ryanair) and Liverpool (Ryanair). Also regular flights to Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Nice.


Rochechouart, a delightful, very French village is a 5/10 minute drive (15 mins by bike) and has a range of bakeries, bars and restaurants. St Junien is a 10min drive and has the large hypermarkets and many restaurants and takeaways. Limoges is a lively town offering great shopping, with many boutiques and department stores, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes. There are several beautiful lakes within easy driving distance and Gay can advise on local attractions and activities.

Further Details:

Gay, who manages the property for us is able to guide you to all of the local tourist attractions and supermarkets etc. She is also able to provide you with provisions (food, wine, beer etc) if required (again at extra charge and agreed direct with him).

The area is known as the French Lake District and the local lakes are beautiful. Carp fishing is popular in the area (local licence required) and Gay can guide you where is best.

We have a number of favourite restaurants - Meteorite in Rochechouart provides simple French food and is ideal for large groups. Roc du Beouf is more suited to romantic/fine dining. Again we have full details on local restaurants and takeaways - there is even a McDonalds, although the local dining is so good, you may not make the drive through.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn/Winter 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit is required and a security deposit of £250 to secure the booking. Please note the security deposit will returned to you once you have departed and the houses checked for breakages. Final balance of the holiday is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Paypal or direct bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Flexible but usually Saturday.

Arrival time is 3pm and on departure day it is 10am.

Notes on prices:
May be flexible on pricing on certain dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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