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Family Friendly French Village House Close To Lakes With Beach & Swimming Pool



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
House in Cromac, Nr. Bellac, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Peaceful Location In The Lake District Of France Only 3 Min Drive From Swimming Pool & Restaurant

La Maison de Cromac, self-catering holiday house located in a quaint village in the Haute-Vienne department of France. The house is in the heart of rural France but not far from several towns with all the necessary facilities to enjoy the French way of life. The Haute-Viene is the ideal location to explore the Limousin and offers a wide range of activities. Whether it is walking through the scenic countryside or visiting one of the many towns, villages, châteux or churches there is something for everyone to enjoy whilst on holiday. The house dates back to the nineteenth century and comprises of three floors, with the main accommodation based over the first two floors. It is a traditional style French stone property with thick stone walls and shutters, which keep the house nice and cool in the summer. At La Maison de Cromac we give you as much as we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and feel like a home from home. We also provide you with useful equipment so that you don't have to cram your car full of things.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an English couple who enjoy France and the French way of life. We have 4 kids who love holidaying at our house in the Haute-Vienne.

We wanted to create a home from home in France. A place which is family friendly and offered everything we'd expect when we we're on holiday.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came across this gorgeous French holiday rental via the power of Facebook and are pleased that we did! A cancellation meant that we were able to book a week during the summer holidays. Lucky us, as I understand their diary is already full for 2015! The owners were very professional and communicated everything quickly and easily. The house is spacious and had everything you could ever think of needing.... and more! There was plenty of room for everyone in the lounge area - the children were happy with the Sky TV! The kitchen was well equipped and led out onto a gorgeous garden and patio area, where we sat and ate tasty baguettes and pastries from the local boulangeries. One slight disappointment is that the master bedroom didn't have a king-sized bed. The room was large enough to take one so maybe something to think about...... The surrounding area is absolutely stunning and there are lots of places to visit. The owners' handbook is very useful, full of things to do and places to go, together with local restaurant recommendations. We spent happy days at the local lakes with the children happy swimming out to the pontoon etc. The village is small and quiet. The locals are friendly and it was nice that they didn't speak much English. We came away thinking we'd experienced the real France and LOVED it! We would 100% recommend La Maison de Cromac!! :-)
Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à "La Maison de Cromac". Nous remercions Rachel & Simon pour leur panier de bienvenue (parfait pour l'apéro d'arrivée).

La maison était vraiment très propre et parfaitement rangée, elle est parfaitement adaptée à un séjour pour 2 familles (nous étions 2 couples avec 3 ados). Dans un environnement calme, la maison est bien équipée et confortable.

Nous avons adoré notre séjour!


  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We wanted a house that was in area that wasn't over populated by British people so that we can experience French life. We chose the area because of the variety of things to do for children and adults. Being in the lake district the are so many to visit, most of them having kids play areas, sandy beaches. Around Limoges, forest, roads, and small trails invite you to go wandering and hiking, bike riding, all-terrain biking, and horse-riding, to discover a rural heritage that has been preserved in its rolling landscapes. Lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams offer a wide number of water-based activities, including swimming, fishing, sailing, etc. The village is typical French. The locals are friendly and its very quiet so the kids are safe to explore the village or play boules with the

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 71 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tabac in Cromac at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 427 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club de Mortemart at 51 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Souterraine at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Repos, Lac de Mondon at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont-Dore Ski-Resort at 189 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Rochegaudon, Chaillac at 14 Kilometres Car: necessary


The region known as the 'Lake district of France' everywhere you travel through the region you will come across a lake lots having sandy beaches. Facilities like life guards, restaurants, tend to be open during summer season.

Lac de Rochegaudon, Chaillac - 15 mins by car

Etang de la Chaume, Azerables - 20 mins by car

Lac de Sagnat, Bessines-sur-Gartempe - 25 mins drive

Lac d’Eguzon, Chantôme Eguzon - 35 mins drive

Lac Saint-Pardoux - 35 mins drive

Lac de Vassiviere - 1hr 15min drive


La Maison de Cromac, located in the Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin region in France. Its 6 hours from Calais & 4 1/2 hours from Caen and easily accessible from the A20 Paris to Limoges Motorway. There are direct flights to the airport at Limoges (Ryanair & Flybe) only 40 minutes drive from the house. If you want to travel by train you can get the Eurostar to Paris then direct train to La Souterraine which is only 20 minutes away. A car is essential.


Lac Mondon, Swimming Pool - Kids Play Park - Restaurant - 3mins drive

Jouac Village & Bar Restaurant - 5mins drive

Saint Sulpice les Feuilles - 10 min drive

Saint-Benoît-du-Sault - 15 mins drive

Chaillac - 15 mins drive

La Souterraine - 15 mins drive

Le Dorat - 25 mins drive

Bellac - 35 mins drive

Lac de Saint-Pardoux - 35 mins drive

Oradour sur Glane - 40 mins drive

Limoges - 45 mins drive

Further Details:

Bar, Post Office - in village

Swimming Pool, lake & Bar Restaurant, Lac Mondon - 3 min drive

Jouac Bar & restaurant - 5 min drive

Bank, Pharmancy, Bar, Restaurants, Tourist Info, Small supermarket, butchers, bakers, petrol station at Saint Sulpice les Feuilles - 10 mins drive

Chaillac - Swimming Lake with Sandy Beach - 15 mins drive

Les Horelles - largest monthly market in France - 25 mins drive

Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, Supermarket, Cheap petrol, picturesque village, bar restaurant, bakery etc - 15 mins drive

La Souterraine - 2 large supermarkets, lovely town centre, petrol stations, lots of restaurants, bars, indoor swimming pool - 20 mins drive

Saint - Pardoux, large lake with 3 beaches, restaurant, tree adventure park, kids play area & watersports - 35 mins drive.

Limoges - Capital City - 45 mins drive

You can find lots more info on place to visit and things to do on our website


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 20
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 21
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year 2015
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Payment in Sterling & Euro (subject to daily exchange rate) by cheque or bank transfer. Deposit of 30% is required to secure a booking. Remaining amount due 6 weeks in advance of arrival. Full payment is required for last minute bookings. Full booking details will be sent via email with booking confirmation.

Breakage Deposit: £150 paid with balance payment 6 weeks prior to arrival & returned within 1 week of the end of your holiday

Changeover Day:
Changeover days: Saturdays during peak season, flexible changeovers by arrangement.
Off peak short stays & weekend breaks negotiable. Arrival time from 4pm & departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Remember prices are for the house for up to 6 people + baby in cot, not per person. Includes all linen, towels, wifi internet, wood for woodburner & heating (if needed) and a welcome pack

From time to time we have some special offers & late availability, these are posted on our blog page and also on our Facebook Page.

10% discount for 2 week stays

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Whilst the house doesn't have a pool, there is Lac Mondon which is only 3 mins drive from the house. There you'll find a heated pool with waterslide (open June - Early September). There is also a bar/restaurant and kids play area. There is also a lake with man made sandy beach only 10 mins from the house. There is also a lovely river (River Benaize) with plenty of rock, rapids and waterfall with a lovely walk that takes you from the lake and past the village. The house is in an ideal location to explore lots of different parts of france.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Master Ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, New master ensuite in loft conversion - New for 2015
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom located on the first floor has a shower, basin & toilet. There is also a heated towel rail and a storage cupboard to keep your towels in. There is a big window which looks out across the rear garden and the countryside.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, New Master bedroom in loft conversion - New for 2015
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe, drawers
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, Bunk beds & single bed with large sofa, wardrobe & drawers
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms - 6 in beds + 1 travel cot) Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have king size beds and the third has a single bed & bunk beds. All bedding is supplied and travel cot + bedding is available on request for families with babies, we also supply a couple of stair gates.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for Families and couples. We do provide linen, towels, wifi internet access, UK TV, Stairgate, Highchair, Pushchair & Travel cot with bedding is also available at no extra cost. During winter heating & wood for wood burner is included in cost. Pets & Large Groups We do accept some pets with a few rules contact for details. Single sex groups may be permitted, subject to approval. Large groups beyond the intended capacity of La Maison de Cromac are not permitted. Prices are for weekly rent for upto 6 people + baby. We normally rent the property from Saturday to Saturday during peak season & school holidays, but please enquire before booking if you wish to rent the property from a different day as we may be able to accommodate your request depending on demand at the time. Remember prices are for the house for upto 6 people + baby in cot, not per person. Includes all linen, towels, wifi internet, wood for woodburner & heating (if needed) and a welcome pack Outside: As you walk up to the house from the village square, there is a grassed courtyard to the front of the house and a small flower border running alongside the wall & fence with our neighbour. Guest may pull there cars up to the front of the house on arrival to unload the car, but ask guests to park the car on the village square overlooking the house. Utility Room: Just outside the back door, off the patio is the store shed which houses a washing machine for guests use. There is also a washing line in the rear garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply all linen (inc Travel cot if required). Towels are also supplied including a beach towel. The house is cleaned for your arrival and we expect the house to be left in a tidy state when you leave. The house is checked after your departure. Other: The dining room has table & chairs seating six, with a high-chair available at no extra charge. At the other end of the room is a second lounge area with sofa and chairs, TV, FreeSat TV from Sky, DVD Player, WiFi Internet, Books, Games, Toys & Laptop.

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