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"Gîte Pigeonnier" In La Chaume Near Azerables, Creuse



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Gîte in La Chaume, Azerables, Creuse, Limousin, France - Quiet Location Within Our Smallholding, Ideal For Cycling, Walking, Fishing

Spacious and comfortable gîte accommodation spread over two floors within the 'West Tower' of the property and situated within our 5-acre smallholding. Sleeps 2 adults in the mezzanine level bedroom, has a well equipped kitchen, bathroom with body massage shower, French & English TV, Wi-Fi. We have a solar-heated swimming pool for use by our guests and us only. Peaceful and quiet location, but with easy access to local amenities and transport network. Ideal for walking, fishing and cycling - 2 bicycles are provided. Private patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Ample parking space. Fresh home grown produce and free range eggs subject to availability.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We discovered this beautiful, peaceful and relaxed corner of rural France some years ago. We have spent time renovating our house and our gîte as well as enjoying the relaxed lifestyle here. With the building work completed, we developed into a small smallholding and now have a thriving vegetable patch as well as chickens and pigs. We love it here and would love to share it with you.

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Speaks English, French, German

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


French idyllic countryside at its best

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived on a hot summer's afternoon after a long journey from Germany we found everything just as described on the website - and better. The property is lovingly kept by Carl and Helen - you really feel their hearts are in it. At no time did we have the feeling that we were missing anything. And if we had a question or query at all, the two were always very helpful, but never overbearing.

One highlight on the grounds was definitely our own private pool (immaculately clean!!) with the most soothing view over rolling pastures. Just the right thing if you're looking for some peace of mind. But also the evenings in the barbecue area and on the cosy garden swing added to our comfort.

And if you ever felt you wanted a change of scene there were a great number of picturesque destinations less than an hour's drive away.

I would definitely recommend this property to any of my friends who want to get away from it all for a bit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely, quiet country retreat

  • 4 of 5

The husband and I have just returned from two weeks in France and 13 nights in Gîte Pigeonnier.

We had an absolutely lovely time, the pool was brilliant, the land surrounding the farm was beautiful and the gîte itself was spacious and well provided for.

The local area was equally beautiful and La Souterraine is a lovely place to explore with lots of excellent food shops - plus a huge Carrefour - very essential!

The nearby fishing lake is also recommended and we were lucky to be there the weekend of the annual fete - featuring 11.30pm fireworks! :-).


- Azerables is tiny and we didn't see the boulangerie open at any point, don't bother going there for shopping, drive to La Souterraine. Pretty village however!

- Don't forget mosquito spray for the evenings!

- The farm bikes are really good to use for a bike round the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quiet, relaxing country location with views.

  • 5 of 5

On arrival my wife and I were greeted by the owners Helen and Carl. They gave us the grand tour of our gite and explained the workings of any appliances. They had left a welcome pack comprising of bread, wine, vegetables from their own plot and eggs from their chickens. The gite was spacious and clean .The accommodation definitely had the wow factor , stone walls oak beams and shuttered windows all added to the rural effect. Looking out from the windows or from your very own private patio area over rolling hills and wooded countryside let you know you where away from the stresses of life. so very relaxing. The pool area was excellent and very welcome on those very hot and sunny afternoons. This area of France is idyllic with its large markets, beautiful small towns and villages and good shopping. Our hosts Helen and Carl were exceptional and nothing was too much trouble for them. They should be very proud of what they have achieved at Limousin Gites. We would recommend this holiday location to both family and friends and will definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Carole's review

  • 4 of 5

Our holiday lived up to all of our expectations. A beautifully restored house set in a little piece of paradise. Wonderful scenery, peace and quiet and the owners who were so helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this to those who want a quiet getaway but also great for those who want to explore the Limousine region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are situated just 500yds from the well regarded fishing lake "Etang de La Chaume" - daily permits can be obtained.


We are only 5mins from junction 21 of the A20 motorway.

Our nearest Airport is Limoges with daily flights to the UK on Ryanair or Flybe.

The TGV from Paris goes into La Souterraine.

Collection/drop-off from either the airport or train station can be arranged - please ask for details.


The village of Azérables is only 3km away and has a boulangerie as well as a pharmacy and small supermarket.

La Souterraine, approximately 10km away, provides a bigger variety of supermarkets and boutique shops as well as being a historically significant and beautiful town.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
During peak times we prefer a changeover day of Saturday, but this is flexible so please ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted in euros for stays of one week.
Please get in touch for stays of other durations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a luxury body-massage shower with 'rainfall' head.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious mezzanine bedroom with one double bed.


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: We are not able to accept pets. We kindly request that you refrain from smoking inside the gîte - thank you. Outside: The gîte benefits from it's own private patio area which is equipped with garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ. We have our own private solar-heated swimming pool which our guests can use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. There is no extra charge for cleaning at the end of your stay. Other: A wood burning stove provides the heating for our gîte. Logs are provided during colder months, and are included in the rental price. Air conditioning is available during the hot summer months.

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