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Stone-built Cottage Situated Just A Short Stroll From The River Vincou In Bellac

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Bellac, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Fully Renovated With Two Double Bedrooms, Each With En-suite.

Situated a short stroll from medieval ‘Pont de la Pierre’ bridge over the river Vincou, where you will find riverside parkland ideal for strolls and picnics, the cottage sits in the shadow of the thirteenth century church of Notre Dame. Take a short walk up the hill beyond the church and you will find the local supermarket and other shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, the library and the tourist information office. There are also several large supermarkets within a five-minute drive which can supply anything else you might require for your stay. A variety of countryside walks are available from the front door, and many others are just a short drive away in the Monts de Blond.

Dorothy Grounds
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Dorothy Grounds

Paul and Dot hail from Lancashire, moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1998 and now live between Bellac and Sydney. When in Australia, the cottage is managed by Dot’s nephew, Steven, who lives local to Bellac.

Dorothy Grounds purchased this cottage in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bellac in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom has its own ensuite which includes a shower, hand-basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor is a twin bedroom with ensuite and on the second floor is a generous sized bedroom with queen bed and ensuite. Each bedroom has a wardrobe for hanging clothes, plus further storage space and drawers.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The cottage was built in the late 1800's and has been sympathetically restored, including the traditional lime-washed walls in the downstairs lounge area and the main bedroom on the second floor. Outside: Outdoors is a quaint courtyard for alfresco dining, with outdoor dining table and chairs. Utility Room: Also provided are an iron and ironing board, and a hair-dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided. The property is serviced weekly but more frequent servicing can be made available by arrangement. Other: For the cooler periods, the cottage provides a warm and cosy escape, as all rooms in the cottage have heating, including a portable real flame gas heater in the living room.


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Stone-built Cottage Situated Just A Short Stroll From The River Vincou In Bellac
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

A snug cottage

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed staying in the cottage. It was well equipped with everything we needed and the beds were particularly comfortable. It was difficult to find it when we arrived and although we asked several people living nearby they didn't seem to know its whereabouts until we found someone who was able to lead us to it. It is in what looks like a little side road. Once we had found it and had settled in we enjoyed the whole week and were sorry to have to leave. For some reason we couldn't use the wi fi - we tried several times but without success.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Countryside

  • 4 of 5

Property beautifully positioned by river. A bit of a pull to town centre butnot too hard- and we are both in our 70;s! Cottage well equipped and comfortable. Good value.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated situated in a gorgeous location. Absolutely loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and hope we can accommodate you again sometime in the future.
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Charming with so much attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautiful. It has everything you need and then some. A traditional cottage with many original features yet with all mod cons. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. A pleasure from start to finish

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and hope to see you again sometime next year.
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This is the second time frIends and I have stayed at the property,it is well presented and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed for our stay. It is in good repair and very homely.The owners were close by and able to advise and recommend on places of interest in the area. The property is very near a lovely river and very relaxing. I would have no hesitation about returning.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and central. Close to River and centre.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Thank you. Loved the village atmosphere and the scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


By air: Low-cost airlines fly into Limoges airport from several regional UK airports. Limoges airport is a 30 minute drive from Bellac.

By car: Bellac is a five hour drive from the ferry port of Le Havre, or a three/four hour drive from Paris.

By rail: Various routes from Paris to Bellac via Poitiers, journey times from four hours.


Places to see and things to do

• picturesque Monts de Blond – 7 miles / 10kms

• historic village of Mortemart – 9 miles / 14kms

• confronting WWII massacre town at Oradour sur Glane – 19 miles / 30kms

• waterside activities at Lac de Saint Pardoux – 20 miles / 32kms

• porcelain capital of Limoges – 25 miles / 40kms

• chateaux of Rochechouart – 27 miles / 44kms

• castles of Chauvigny – 40 miles / 64kms

Further Details:

Also available nearby are tennis, swimming (outdoor pool open during the summer months), fishing, horseriding and golf. Thirty minutes away, Lac de Saint Pardoux provides further outdoor activities - water sports, walking, flying fox and more swimming, this time from the lakeside beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day for weekly bookings. Alternative changeover days may be available by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Rates for shorter periods or extended stays are available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.