Farmhouse in Orgnac-sur-Vezere, Correze, Limousin, France - Situated In The Hamlet of Le Theillet With Sweeping Views Across The Oak Forests Of The Region
Les Granges is a traditional Limousin farmhouse in the hamlet of Theillet set in its own grounds of 25 acres. The farmhouse has sweeping southerly views over the oak forests of the region and enjoys sunshine from daybreak through to sunset. The house has a lovely charm and a natural spring feeds the large swimming pool. There are fruit orchards with plums, cherries, figs and apples plus walnut and chestnut trees and you are welcome to pick whatever is in season to eat during your stay. For relaxation, laze by the pool, explore the fields, fish in the lake stocked with carp, play table tennis or walk through the forest down to the Vezere river. Les Granges offers a peaceful rural idyll with big blue skies and amazing starry nights. If you're feeling active, some of the best cycling France has to offer is right on your doorstep. There is so much to do in Les Granges before you even begin to explore the region!
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Matt Rees
We bought Les Granges in 2012 and some small renovations turned it into a fantastic family holiday home. Whether it's just us (Madeleine, 13, Amelia 11, Florence, 4 and Alfred, 6 months), or with our parents or friends (we've accommodated 3 families happily), we always have a great time.
We bought the house for its wonderful views, lovely location and spacious accommodation.
Matt Rees purchased this farmhouse in 2012
(5 traveller reviews)
Great family getaway from it all house .
Fantastic location , overlooking the river valley .
Great for a couple of families , we had 4 adults and 7 young adults and did not feel crowded at all.
Comfortable farmhouse with lots of character.
The pool was a god send as the temperatures were in the high 30's , and lovely for sundowners / star gazing .
Never that far from activities , walking , canoeing , great for cycling , a nearby lake for swimming with a diving board !
Wonderful house, picturesque setting and amazing pool!! We went as a whole extended family of 8 adults & 5 kids ages 11-18. Beautiful bedrooms 3 separate seating areas inside incl kitchen with wonderful inglenook fireplace. Had amazing weather so bbq was handy. Lots of places to see and things to do, Wizztitti; a French 'go ape' is a definite for kids & adults alike. Ourador village is a moving place to visit, full of history & so moving. Also don't forget to visit the market in Objat itself, it's a must. Would definitely return.
Great place for family/group holiday
This is a fabulous place if you're looking for the "get away from it all" category. The surrounding area is completely rural, surrounded by farms, orchards and forests. It's certainly NOT "touristy", indeed we don't think we saw any other obvious tourists the whole time we were in the area.
The farm house is spacious and charming in a rustic kind of way. It feels like a place that's lived in, rather than a "hotel", which is what we prefer. The bedrooms are good sized with plenty of storage to put things away so you don't feel like you're living out of a suitcase. The windows are shuttered which helps with keeping the rooms cool in the heat.
The traditional kitchen has a large dining table and there's also a table and chairs in the courtyard outside for a lazy french breakfast. The adjoining family room has three sofas and a TV, and there's WiFi.
The pool area is a highlight - with stunning views out over the valleys and down to the fishing lake. The pool is large and there's a well-shaded outdoor dining table and plenty of seating. So unsurprisingly a lot of time was spent lazing in the sun, having a swim, and taking in the views, or star-gazing at night. Note in respect to previous reviews - the pool area is now fenced around the perimeter (sympathetically so the view isn't spoiled), with gates from the courtyard and stairs, so it's much safer for children and we had no problem with our little ones running around.
It's a 5-10 minute walk down to the fishing lake with a reasonably steep decent. The lake is surrounded by woods and has some resident otters. Saw some big carp, so expect there would be good fishing if that's your thing.
In terms of things to do in the area, we didn't spend a lot of time out and about, but the local villages/towns are quaint and sleepy and there's a good sized supermarche for stocking up on essentials. There are no shops etc. within walking distance so having a car is essential.
Would certainly recommend taking a canoe trip down the river from Uzerche to Vigeois, which was amazing. Must be over 8yrs old. It takes 2~3 hours and there's a few bits of very easy white water and a fun chute. Totally peaceful with lots of wildlife - birds, otters etc.
All in all, was a great place to stay and if you want a "rural" type break, then would certainly recommend it. We'd definitely go back again.
We had a fantastic week at Les Granges in late July 2013.
6 adults, 5 teenagers with plenty of space for us all.
The setting is idyllic and quiet and we had a very relaxing break.
The house is well equipped, the pool large and clean (but not for little ones) and the view from the downstairs loo is remarkable.
We would definitely go again
This is, in short, a wonderful house. It is well furnished, well equipped and very well suited to large groups (we were 10). The setting is idyllic and quiet. Don't expect large numbers of tourists or a tourist market in every village. This is a rural community going about its everyday business. Nearby Brive is a bustling town and many interesting places are within driving distance however a car is essential if you want to leave the swimming pool. The pool is large and the water crystal clear but beware of the drop into the garden if you have small children. We had a great time here and can thoroughly recommend this house. We would be glad to return.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
There are great walks within twenty minutes or so of Le Theillet, and scenic tours of the Vezere and Correze valleys. Riding, cycling, canoeing, and trout fishing can all be easily arranged, and you are welcome to fish for carp in Les Granges’ own lake. The tourism offices in Vigeois and Objat are very helpful.
Lac de Pontcharal has a beach, lake swimming plus kayak and pedalo hire. There is also swimming and kayaking in the local Vézère river.
"Les Granges” is 7 hours from Calais. By air, there are planes from Stansted to Limoges (1 hour away) and from other UK airports to Bordeaux and Toulouse (both 3 hours). There are trains to Vigeois (12 km).
Flights to Limoges from Stansted, Liverpool, Bristol, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle, Nottingham or Southampton.
Objat & Vigeois are the nearest towns both less than 15 mins away.
Outings to consider within an hour’s drive: Madame de Pompadour’s chateau, porcelain museum at Limoges, steam train rides (also from Limoges), the caves at Lascaux, and (not much further) Sarlat, Rocamadour, and all the great stuff in the Dordogne valley.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
All bookings can be secured with a 50% deposit and full payment required 28 days before arrival including a security payment of £200
Saturday to Saturday with arrival by 4pm and departure at 10am. Please ask if special arrangement are required.
NB. Please contact us for short breaks pricing & availability
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Three well appointed bathrooms; two with wc & bath/shower and 1 with wc & shower (ground floor).
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 15 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 double bedrooms and 1 bunk room with an additional single bed on the landing and 2 small sofa beds in the sitting room.
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: 5 double bedrooms and 1 bunk room Outside: Plant room with swimming pool equipment and central heating boiler. Garden furniture stored in plant room.2 large barns offering lots of storage, plus space for drying clothes and playing games in wet weather. Utility room with washing machine. Parking for up to 6 cars. Large swimming pool with spacious terrace, sunbeds and a wonderful view. Flower garden with secluded corners. Orchard (apples, walnuts and chestnuts). 25-acre field extending down the hill to 2-acre lake stocked with carp. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bedlinen, cutlery and crockery. Teapot! (seldom found in France). Electricity, fuel oil and firewood, gas for cooking, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi internet access. Not included: cleaning (90 euros).