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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
Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2017

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


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.


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 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

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: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tobermory, Argyll and Bute

Perfect French cottage in beautiful medieval town

  • 5 of 5

We chose Dot and Paul's cottage because it looked like everything we wanted a French cottage to be; blue shutters, stone walls, sympathetically decorated, and we were not disappointed. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and the tasteful decoration made it feel like a home from home.

Bellac is a gorgeous medieval town full of curious backstreets to explore with gardens, pots and baskets overflowing with flowers.

The surrounding rural countryside is simply stunning and Bellac is an ideal base from which to explore; day trips to Mortemart, Blond, Cieux, Montmorrillon and Le Dorat. Lac de Saint Pardoux was a revelation; a beautiful lake with a tree climbing area, pedalos, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming as well as evening entertainment like open air concerts and cinema!

We had never visited this area of France before and we really enjoyed the beauty of this rural area.

Back home now and we are missing the cottage in Bellac. Waking up to the gentle ringing of the church bells and hearing the chatter of our French neighbours drifting in the window as we made morning coffee or walking through the winding streets to collect croissants and baguettes from the boulangerie. Or an evening walk by the river before a glass of vin rouge in the bar beside the bridge.

Dot and Paul made us feel very at home extending their help and hospitality without ever intruding. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind and detailed review of our cottage and of the Bellac area. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time in Bellac and explored what the area has to offer. You will be welcomed back any time.
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Very well equipped comfortable and very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

It is well located for the local town and equipped with all the home comforts. The river close by for nice lazy walks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 4 of 5

The little town house was very quaint and comfy, had everything we needed, location is superb and Dot and Paul were very welcoming !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic week in Bellac with 2 dogs!

  • 5 of 5

Booked Dot and Paul’s cottage, for what turned out to be the hottest week since the 40’s.Temperatures soared everyday to the high 30’s.Booking was very easy and the owners very helpful and friendly, with fast email responses.

The cottage is in an idyllic setting ,seconds from the River and a nice little bar, which also does’ dish of the day ‘and a selection of gourmet burgers. We had 2 very hot terriers with us, who were glad of the cool downstairs of the stone cottage and it’s stone floor. I popped in and out from the courtyard garden, enjoying the intense sun for short periods. The actual town centre is up a very steep incline, so good exercise to walk off the lovely bread and pastries. Although there is a lack of ‘interesting ,nice’ shops, but with 4 supermarkets, plenty of choice to cook for yourself. So, If you like to BBQ bring one with you.

Due to the high temperatures, we only did 2 days out. With advise from the owners we visited Orlane ,the village left exactly how it was in 1944,when the Waffen SS murdered over 600 villagers .(No dogs allowed in the remains of this haunting memorial)We also went to Lac de St.Pardeaux,,several very lovely resorts with nice beaches, restaurants, pedaloes etc.

Thank you Dot and Paul for letting us and the dogs, stay in your beautiful, very well equipped cottage. Highly Recommended. Di.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, cosy, well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Tucked away in the lovely old town of Bellac. Within striking distance of Poitiers, Limoges and the tragic and haunting 'martyr village' Oradour sur Glane.

Perfect for two

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bellac, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £30

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.

A 20% non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.
A refundable security deposit of £150 per booking, to cover possible damage and breakages, will be payable with the balance. Following a satisfactory inspection of the vacant property, this will be returned within 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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