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Gite With Private Heated Pool...clients have full use of the pool



Updated: 17-Sep-2016
Cottage in Lussac les Eglises, Nr. Bellac, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Close To All Amenities, Yet With Plenty Of Peace And Quiet

The cottage is believed to be at least 150 years old. There are the remains of 2 bread ovens and it may be that the building was once a bakery for the hamlet. The house has a large lounge / dining area with a lovely wood burner. Outside the back door is a private patio. The cottage has priority access to a large heated in ground swimming pool with pool alarm. The pool is heated throughout the late spring and into the autumn. Also there is a 1 acre private nature reserve close to the property and plenty of places to walk and enjoy the peace and quiet.

In the spring and early summer there are many summer visiting birds to supplement our native ones nesting nearby....Hoopoes, Golden Orioles, Nightingales, Kites and Shrikes to name just a few....In the spring and autumn we witness thousand of "Grue" Grey Cranes migrating....they are a splendid sight and sound.

In the summer months the reserve, the young cider orchard and the large meadow are alive with butterflies.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We, Mark and Michele Spearing, moved to France from Somerset with our 2 children in 2004, Mark is an electrician who's been registered here since 2005, Michele has worked both here and the UK as a Registered General Nurse, she's still involved with healthcare.

If you've the inclination to take your holiday in France further and buy a place here we can offer unbiased advice on everything from buying and renovating a home to schooling, universities, working and learning to drive. Michele can even introduce you to someone who can teach you to fly (rather her than me thinks Mark).

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From the Owner

We bought the property to retire here in France there's space here, plenty of space, though the traffic can be horrendous as only last week I had to wait for a flock of sheep to pass, before I could pull out onto the road!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lussac les Eglises at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mortemart at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Souterraine at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lussac les Eglises at 1.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Within 30 minutes, there are many activities, with canoeing and horse riding at Lathus St Remy, plus plenty of fishing. There is also a flying school closeby!

There are several inland beaches / lakes : Lac Mondon, St Pardoux lake and Chaillac lake being less than 30 minutes away and the lake at Eguzon with it's water sports and water slide less than 45 minutes away. A small river is 10 minutes walk from the cottage.


There are several inland beaches / lakes : Lac Mondon, St Pardoux lake and Chaillac lake being less than 30 minutes away and the lake at Eguzon with it's water sports and water slide less than 45 minutes away. There is a bird sanctuary / lake close by too.

The sea is a 3 to 4 hour drive.


The cottage is about 5 to 6 hours from the channel ports and less than an hour from Limoges airport. Poitiers airport and TGV are a little over an hour away. A car or bicycle is essential.

Cycle hire can be arranged with a third party company if required, they offer a full range of cycles, complete with helmets and repair kits and provide a delivery and collection service.


The village of Lussac les Eglises, with it's 2 bars, supermarket, hairdresser, post office, bakers, tennis court, chemist, doctors and dentist is 1 mile from the cottage. The Ancient town of Le Dorat is within 20 minutes, with Limoges and it's historic porcelain factories and museum within an hour. Poitiers with it's TGV link and theme park is a little over an hour away.

Further Details:

There are several local restaurants within the area and even a Michelin star restaurant within 45 minutes for those who wish to taste the finer foods of France.

Large supermarkets are within 30 minutes if the local Spar shop doesn't have enough choice.

The post office in Lussac is open 5 days a week and there are banks all within 30 minutes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer Season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
50% is required when booking, with the balance of 50% 6 weeks before occupation. There is a £150 damage deposit lodged (cheque) upon arrival, which will be returned within one week or at time of departure if there is no damaged done to the property of it's contents, other than minor breakages. If you require any groceries before your arrival please do ask (charged at cost) and we can cook you a meal on the day of your arrival too.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally on a Saturday, after 3.30 pm, departure is before 10.30 unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in GBP. The cottage is available at a discounted rate for long term (3 month minimum) rental prices on application.

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Updated: 17-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

We can help and advise on all aspects of moving to France, from buying to selling and working and schooling.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 2 bathrooms : Downstairs there is a large shower with a WC and sink. Upstairs there is a Bath with shower attachment, WC and sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The double bedroom has a double bed with a Juliet Balcony overlooking the pool and views down to the village. The triple bedroom has 3 single beds and there is space on the landing to sleep another person.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is stone built with a recent extension, downstairs the lounge / dining room is a cool haven on a hot day. There is access to a large collection of latest release DVDs Outside: The patio has a table and chairs and BBQ. The heated swimming pool is 10 metres long plus roman steps and 5 metres wide. There is an adjacent terrace with table and chairs. The pool has an alarm. Utility Room: There is a small area in the downstairs shower room for a mop, bucket, broom etc., A washing line is outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen and bathroom towels are provided within the cost and the property is cleaned before letting. Please bring your own pool towels Other: The dining area forms part of the living space and has a round table and chairs. Off this side of the living space is the staircase and access to the kitchen.

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