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Beautifully Restored Farmhouse With Stunning Pool And Hot Tub Set In 2.8 Hectare



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in La Gacherie, Limoges, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Situated In A Peaceful Hamlet With Views Of Rolling Countryside. 25 Minutes From Limoges Airport

'La Maison de la Souris' is a beautiful, detached and private stone-built French farmhouse recently converted and equipped to a very high standard to provide exceptional holiday accommodation in the Haute Vienne, part of the Limousin region. The addition of a nine metre in-ground pool and hot tub help make this property the perfect location for your holiday in France. The property, which stands in 2.8 hectares of land, has four large bedrooms (three doubles, one twin and including the signature bedroom... a vaulted 9m room with a walk in wet room with free standing bath), a spacious family bathroom, a double height lounge equipped with Digital TV, Sky+ HD satellite, DVD player, free WiFi internet access and even an HP Printer for the day when you've forgotten to print your Ryanair boarding card. A wood burning stove will keep you warm and toasty when the evenings begin to cool. Then there is a kitchen to die for... 9m long, beautiful oak flooring, a three-oven Range master duel fuel cooker, a large fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer along with every other convenience you would expect. Outside, the property overlooks a beautiful new 9x4m pool, an accompanying seven seat hot tub, outdoor dining furniture and loungers and a large gas BBQ. There are even hi-fi speakers so you can provide your own soundtrack to your time by the pool. The summer weather in this part of France has more in common with the south of France and with temperatures regularly over 30 degrees a pool should be high on your list of 'must haves'. Situated in a peaceful hamlet with views of rolling countryside, the property is 3km from the nearest village which is served by a restaurant, boulangerie and village store. Chalus is the closest town, being 5km to the west and providing a large supermarket, restaurants, butchers, bakers and other shops as well as two ATMs. Being in French lake-land, there are also several freshwater lakes in the area. Most have man-made sandy beaches and other leisure facilities and are very popular. Whether your interest is in walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding... or you just like the idea of relaxing and doing as little as possible in a beautiful part of the world then 'The Mouse House' is the ideal venue to make your holiday special.

**New for 2015... our games and party room which provides a 7' slate bed pool table, 55" Smart TV with Bluetooth soundbar, an air hockey table, plenty of comfy seating, party lights and an additional bathroom**

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Thank you for reading about my French holiday home. I fell in love with this part of France some years ago and when 'The Mouse House' became available I knew that it would be the perfect place for me and then my guests to enjoy and appreciate fully the beauty of the Haute Vienne. Wherever I have traveled, I have always expected high standards and in renovating and furnishing my home I have aimed to emulate those standards... thus, the bedrooms, the living spaces, the pool are all as I would like to find them were I someone else's guest. I love it here, I hope you do too.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Janie said, "Maison Souris is a recently renovated Farm building in a rural setting. The house and grounds are modern well looked after and furnished with quality furniture and fittings and good attention to detail, supplied by Andrea's business in the UK. It was very comfortable and close to the town of Chalus where there were restaurants, shops and a supermarket.

The market in Thriviers was gorgeous. The children enjoyed riding along the river whilst we had a drink over looking the fairytale castle in St Julien le Grande, the go cart track nearby was second to none.

Andrea the owner was very prompt in her replies and incredibly accommodating. We organised our holiday from New Zealand she made this part of our journey easy. We had a very relaxed holiday after doing the sights of Paris and London. We could have done with another couple of days"
Apr 2014
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun and I got it. The house, the surroundings and the peace were perfect. La Maison de la Souris is very well equipped, well thought and beautifully decorated. Having stayed in many gites, they can be sometimes disappointing with the quality of the furniture and kitchen equipment but not in this house. It is obvious that the owners have taken care to make it a home from home. We hardly moved from the house as it had everything we were looking for. The adults were able to relax with good books only interrupted by dips in the pool and my teenage son had fun in the pool but also with the Xbox and pool/air hockey table as well as listening to his music (he never once said he was bored!). I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Mouse House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Mouse House and really didn't want to leave after a week!

If you want a relaxed holiday staying in beautiful accommodation with great facilities in a rural location then I can't fault this place.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing house in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing holiday in the most luxurious farmhouse in one of the most beautifully scenic parts of France I have ever visited. All our needs as a family with two children were thoughtfully catered for, from the pool to the hot tub to the air hockey table and even the Xbox - our children were spoilt. The farmhouse was stunning with everything you could ever need to make your stay like a home from home! The surrounding area was a delight with plenty to see and do (check out Espace Hermeline with it's inland beach, velo rail and 20 metre zip wire over the lake just 5 minutes away in Bussière-Galant). I can't recommend 'Le Maison de la Souris' enough and we will definitely be returning again soon. Thank you Andrea for making our holiday so perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Love the location, so relaxing and unspoilt

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limogues at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Saxo Chalus at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : St Julien at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Bussier galant Gare at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : A20 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Saxo Chalus at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Lakeside man made beach at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:





The 'Mouse House' is situated in the Haute Vienne, a beautiful rural part of the Limousin. 30 minutes from Limoges, the city famous for its porcelain, the property is conveniently accessible both by road, train and air. Limoges airport is 25 minutes away and the main A20 is 30 minutes. The mainline TGV serves Limoges.

A steady 7 hours drive will take you from Calais via Paris to 'The Mouse House'.

Ryanair fly regularly to Limoges from Liverpool, Stanstead, East Midlands and Leeds/Bradford



Further Details:

An additional chest style freezer, large gas Barbecue, private pool with an automatic electronic safety alarm fitted, ample parking and large garden.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2016
5 Jun 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A Booking fee of 25%, with the remainder to be paid six weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Reservations are Saturday to Saturday, exceptions are December and January (Christmas and New Year) and also during off peak seasons, contact us if you wish to stay for different days. Departure time is 10am and arrival time is 5pm

Notes on prices:
February to March 2016 - £1000 per week
March to November 2016 - £2000 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower Room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious family bathroom including bath with shower over, glass hand wash basin and WC. Stunning en suite wet room to master bedroom with walk in shower, beautiful free-standing bath, his and hers basins with exposed stone walls. Addition shower room 1 with washbasin, toilet and shower. Addition shower room 2 in downstairs games room with washbasin, toilet and shower.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Four large bedrooms: Master bedroom - a vaulted 9m double bedroom with king size bed and a walk in wet room with free standing bath and shower. Bedroom 2 - with double bed Bedroom 3 -with double bed Bedroom 4 - with twin beds Games Room - Double Bed Settee (Please note that dining facilities cater for 8 persons) Cot available


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Four large bedrooms provide ample and spacious accommodation for eight people. The living spaces reflect this also and outside there is a large contained garden area and the property sits in five acres of its own land which currently hosts a neighbour's horses and ponies. The 'Mouse House' is situated 25 minutes from Limoges airport (which is serviced by Ryanair from the UK) and is 30 minutes from the main A20 motorway. Chalus, 3km away, has a large supermarket, filling station, bars and restaurants. Bussiere Galant, 2km away, has a restaurant and a freshwater lake with a beach, cycle track and zip wire (not for the faint hearted!). There is a Go-karting track five minutes away and almost limitless walking, cycling and fishing. Wildlife is at the heart of the area and you are likely to see deer, numerous birds and birds of prey and the occasional wild boar. Outside: . Utility Room: Also within the kitchen area, a Coffee Machine, Toaster, Kettle, Iron and Ironing Board and Denby crockery. Also a High Chair and outdoor play items such as footballs and soft ball racquets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided. Optional 'during stay' cleaning and servicing is available upon request at additional cost. Other: The 'Mouse House' is beautiful inside and rests in the heart of the countryside. The nearest neighbour is 200m away so make as much noise as you wish... the brand new 9m pool with a spectacular decking surround is the perfect place to spend the summer.

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