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A Luxury 3 Bed Farmhouse, Large Pool, 4 Poster Bed, Outdoor Bar, WiFi, Parking

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

17th Century Farmhouse, Gorgeous Pool, in Negrelat, Nr. Rochechouart ,Limousin area, France. A romantic retreat set in a beautiful hamlet, scenic walks, cycling, fishing & lakes

For a unique French experience, with traditional crafted antique French furniture. A 17th century 3 bedroom spacious Farmhouse located in a private tranquil setting, with luxurious Super King Size Four Poster Bed. Large Swimming Pool with Decked Areas, Pergola and outdoor Bar with fridge/freezer, Sound System, WiFi covering the outside areas as well as Farmhouse. Al Fresco dining seating for up to 12 people. Traditional French BBQ area with bespoke garden furniture. Located in a beautiful rural setting, in 5 acres of garden and woodlands, on the edge of a picturesque hamlet. The house has been sympathetically renovated to a high quality standard, offering spacious accommodation with a blend of traditional features & contemporary styles with modern facilities. Large Swimming Pool and decking areas with ample sunbeds, and garden furniture. the house offers American style Fridge/Freezer, Large Flat screen TV, Automatic Washing Machine and Microwave, Range/Oven Multi Fuel Stove, Log Burners, the Kitchen is well equipped. Sleep 6 persons. Set in a beautiful garden and lawn areas, surrounded by woodlands, The accommodation offers privacy in a beautiful setting. Ample off road private parking for several vehicles. Step off the doorstep into the French countryside, secluded but not isolated. Enjoy watching the wild deer wander through the garden, while quietly sipping a glass of wine. The area is of outstanding beauty bordering on the Dordogne, with the lakes, forests and amazing scenery. The house offers a holiday experience of tranquillity, relaxation and comfort, a truly authentic taste of rural France, with a multitude of places of interest to visit and things to do, if you can muster up the energy and inclination. Fantastic location, suitable for families, couples, honeymooners and guests of all ages. Nearest towns are Cussac, Chalus, Oradour sur Vayre, Rochechouart, St Junien and Limoges.

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Ruthie Haslam
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 July, 2017

About Ruthie Haslam

Hello, welcome to my site, my name is Ruthie, I’ve spent the past few years travelling around Asia and the Middle East. In 2010 I decided to make a life changing decision and started to look around France for my ideal home, with a view to eventually settle and start a new life. After visiting France several times and searching for ”the perfect place”, I eventually found the ideal location and made the plunge. I willingly left the UK, with its weather and my stressful Civil Service job behind, in 2010 I purchased the house in Negrelat, with a view to fully renovating it over the next few years. After my French investment secured, builders and craftsmen employed, the house was well on the way to be transformed into my dream home.

Ruthie Haslam purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Ruthie Haslam chose Cussac

When I lived in the UK one of my favourite places to visit was the Lake District in Cumbria. After a year of repeatedly returning to France, searching for that special place, north and south of the country, I kept gravitating back to the Haute Vienne region. It reminds me so much of the Lake District with its large pine tree woods and forests, the rugged landscapes, the amazing bird/wildlife, the many, many lakes and log cabins, and picturesque stone villages. The only difference is, it gets much hotter in the summer months, so for me it was the perfect place, with the best of all worlds. A cyclist, walkers/ramblers bird spotters paradise. Not to mention the easy going, laid-back lifestyle pace and of course the wines and the gastronomic experiences. With hardly any traffic on the roads.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Renovated to a high standard of accommodation. Private woodland. Outside Bar with Alfresco Dining for up to 12 people. Large private swimming pool with sun and shaded decking areas. Plenty of seating and sunbathing quality garden furniture, Traditional French style BBQ with Bespoke garden furniture with outside music and lighting in the Bar area. Set in five acres of private woodland forest and wonderful natural wildlife. Amazing night skies and shooting stars. Private and tranquil, chill out and enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cussac in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Luxurious bathroom, marble French vanity, freestanding bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large four poster bed, also extra fold-up single size
  • There is the opportunity for standard size babies cot and also a single fold-up bed, however, guests must give the owner adequate notice as this has to be organised and other heavy furniture moved around, to accommodate the bed in the bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unfortunately, no pets, (with exception to Dogs for the Blind). The pool facilities are not available until May 31st, unless agreed prior to booking. Ruthie the owner is available on site and will provide a warm welcome to you on your arrival. Your privacy is of the most important and will be respected at all time throughout your stay. A welcome pack awaits you on your arrival. Outside: Large private swimming pool 10 x 5 with decking terracing, sun-beds, sun shades, Pergola, Large dining table and outdoor bar. Plenty of private off-road parking , Five acres of garden and woodland is accessible to guests to walk and enjoy the wildlife and birds. B.B.Q with tables and chairs situated for guests use around the garden. Take in the evening air, as the night sky and star formation is truly amazing, due to no light pollution. See the wild deer wander through the garden grounds, in the early evening. Meet my French neighbours, while enjoying an evening stroll to the lake, or a morning jog around the hamlet


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A Luxury 3 Bed Farmhouse, Large Pool, 4 Poster Bed, Outdoor Bar, WiFi, Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great time had by all! The whole family had a fantastic holiday in this luxurious 17th century farmhouse! The pictures don't do the place justice - it's even more beautiful when you're there! A quiet location but just a few minutes from shops, bars and restaurants. A great set up for the kids too with plenty to do and see in the area. The pool was marvellous and well-kept by the owner, Ruthie, who lives (discreetly) on site but is always on hand if you need her. We look forward to seeing you again next year Ruthie! Thanks again for making it such a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful luxurious house in a stunning t

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Ruthie's beautiful home.

Everything about the house is luxurious and Ruthie has obviously put a lot of time and thought into it and this shows in everything from the furniture to the fabulous location.

The house is not only beautiful, but comfortable and practical with a master bedroom suite to die for.

The weather wasn't the seasonal norm whilst we were there but we did enjoy relaxing by the pool and lay on the sunbeds one evening to watch the stars come out...

The surrounding area offers lots of activities to occupy all ages. We highly recommend a trip to Lac de St Pardoux with everything from pedlos, a man made beach to a 'Go Ape' type thing with a zip wire that goes across the lake... twice! Brilliant fun for any age group as they have several different courses from toddlers upwards. We also rented bicycles in Chalus and cycled along the old train tracks and went to the market at Piegut Pluviers The Chateaux at Montbrun is a pretty spectacular sight and has a great pub/restaurant directly opposite.

Ruthie was a very friendly host and we felt very welcome. She has great local knowledge and nothing was too much trouble.

The only tip that we would suggest is that if you want to eat out in the evenings, particularly at the weekend, we would recommend that you book.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, luxurious holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Negrelat. The house was beautifully furnished and decorated, and the surroundings were just gorgeous. Ruthie was a superb and welcoming host -- respected our privacy and was thoroughly professional in all aspects. Highly recommend this property and fabulous location for exploring this stunning area. Tons to do for young families including the Adventure Parc, St Mathieu lake activities and cave art in Montignac. Had a fab time!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Wheaton Aston

A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 weeks holiday in Ruthie's beautiful home. The house was well appointed and tastefully done. A welcome pack greeted us and Ruthie was an excellent host - around when needed, very friendly but not oppressive. everywhere was spotlessly clean.

The area is full of wildlife, though I didn't see a wild boar, but saw coypu, deer, woodpeckers, jays, edible doormice and so on. There are many pretty French villages within 30 minutes and lakes to swim in which even our teenage children enjoyed.

For anyone wanting to experience rural French life, I would thoroughly recommend either of the properties. Please enjoy, we did.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:


The Limousin area is great for fishing Carp and Trout, Haute Vienne fishing licences can be obtained for The Halieutic (fishing) Identity card.This covers adults, all levels of ability to include Young Peoples card, Discovery card, Daily card, Holiday card. Check out Frenchentree.com for more info.


Randonees, short & long walks in Creuse, Correze & Haute Vienne. There are hundreds of walks in Limousin, where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery, wonderful woodlands and dip your toes in the warm waters of the many lakes and streams on route. You can find details on short walks as well as organized group and themed walks on www.randonne-hautevienne.com


The birdlife is amazing all year, Garden Warbler, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Brambling, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Cold Tit, Dove, Garden Waebler, Bullfinch, Jay, Crains, Heron, Golden Oriole, Pheasant, Goldfinch, Swallow, Various Hawkes, hear the plaintive cries of Buzzard.


St. Mathieu with its man-made sandy beach, fishing in the local lakes, boats and pedalo's, swimming and child’s play area. The beautiful lake and beach at Bussiere Gallant. And for those with energy to burn, the lake at St. Pardoux has beaches, lakes and woodlands, which offer water sport activities, mountain biking, horse riding and walking trails. St, Estephe canoeing and kayaking is quite a popular day out with some facilities free of charge.


Limoges Airport is the nearest to the property, around a 40mins drive. RyanAir fly from London Stansted, Manchester! East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Bristol. Flybe UK from Newcastle, Edinbourugh, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Guernsey, Jersey and Southampton. There is also an airport at Poitiers (1hr 50min away) with flights from Stansted. Car hire with Hertz accessible through RyanAir at the airport. Calais is approximately around 7 hours drive by car, the use of a car is essential.


On arrival at Limoges airport, approximately a 40 minute drive to Negrelat via Aixe Sur-Vienne, Sereilhac, Gorre and Cussac.

The nearest town is Cussac 3km with its supermarket, post office, pharmacy, bakery, news agent hairdressers and petrol station, not to mention the traditional, very reasonably priced bars and restaurants. 5minutes drive in the opposite direction brings you to a lovely French bar and restaurant at La Chapelle Montbrandeix.

Further Details:


Piegut Pluviers, the best market locally on Wednesdays, with its lovely atmosphere & lots of choice of local produce, cheeses & breads. Rochechouart Tues, Thurs and Fri. Limoges. St Junien on Saturday.

Cussac and Oradour sur Vayres on Thursdays.

Caves There are lots of cave sights in the Dordogne region the most important being Luscaux ll caves at Montignac.

Chateaux Just a few minutes drive or cycle ride, you can visit the nearby Chateau De Brie. Chateau Montbrun a 10 min drive, with its bar & restaurant La Tavern and very popular Friday Jazz & Blues night, and its live bands. (all year round) a short drive away see the magnificent Chateau at Rochechuart, situated on the edge of the hillside.

Other Places Of Interest

Limoges a Medieval city with its lovely shops, café, bars, restaurants and historical places of interest.The nearest airport to the property. Famous for its porcelain, enamels and leather glove industries. There are guided tours around the factories and museums available to book. From Benedictins Station there are daily trains to Paris on the high speed TGV.

Rochechouart picturesque restaurants, shops, bars and occasional outside summer concerts in the chateau grounds,(sometimes free entry)not to be missed.

Brantome is a very attractive town on the north edge of the Dordogne, known as the Venice of the Dordogne. The town has a lovely mix of medieval and renaissance architecture and a large market, boat hire, with beautiful riverside café, bars and restaurants.

Angouleme a medieval town with museums, cathedral, festivals, theatres, restaurants, bars and places of culture worth a visit.

Perigueux is the classified city of Art and History rich in mountains and preserved buildings.

Perigord is great for Canoeing, paddling on the five major rivers you will discover wild and beautiful landscapes of cliffs and gorges.

Oradour-Sur-Glave For those interested in World War ll history, Oradour Sur Glane museum approximately a one hou


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Cussac, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Bank Holiday
27 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Season
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A Non-refundable deposit of 25% is required within 5 days of the booking confirmation by email, balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to holiday start date. If the outstanding amount is not paid 6 weeks before, I reserve the right to re-let the property and cancel the booking. Once a final payment has been made, no refunds will be due. A refundable security deposit of £300 for damage/breakages is required to be paid by the balance payment date. Its possible to rent out both accommodations.

Changeover Day:
Guests can gain access after 16.00 Saturdays and departure is required by 10.00 Saturdays. I ask all guests that they make every effort to leave the accommodation clean and tidy, to include their rubbish disposal, as changeover time is very tight, to achieve the required high standards for all guests.

A 25% deposit is required on securing a booking through contacting the owner, to arrange payment details and schedule. The remaining balance is due six weeks before the holiday start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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