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Country Cottage In The Heart Of A Rural Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Cottage in Le Compas, Creuse, Limousin, Peaceful, tiny Hamlet With Wonderful Scenery Right On The Doorstep

This lovely cottage offers you a cosy, peaceful retreat from the world for a while, with all the amenities of home, including english TV, internet and lots of videos and reading materials. We supply a whole range of maps for the area for you to pick a spot to visit. The local town, Auzances, just 4k away while the local Auberge just a 10 minutes away. Set in the heart of the Creuse within easy reach of the mountains and lakes dotted around this wonderful area. There is parking for your car, a garden and a private small terrace off the kitchen doors, just perfect for breakfast.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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 first found the Creuse when we came here on holiday 10 years ago, we decided to take early retirement and moved here from UK permanently just over 8 years ago, since then we have been busy renovating ' La Petite Maison and La Belle Maison' and generally enjoying ourselves. This is a lovely area to live in, peaceful, safe and very beautiful, a great place to unwind and boost your batteries. (Its a little bit like the land that time forgot!). If you love the great outdoors, mountains, lakes, lots of very fresh air, no traffic .... then you be be delighted with this lovely area of France.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A perfect place to unwind"



"Two wonderful weeks in Le Theil, we have wound down to almost a standstill, it will be hard to leave"



"A beautiful, cosy retreat in a very special part of France"
Oct 2014
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6 Reviews

4.7
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a really comfy and cozy cottage in a really beautiful part of the Limouzin.

It is the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, you can tell that this was once the host's home. Examples of how well equipped it is are endless, but for example, bathroom cabinets, UK plug Adaptor, DVD selection, quality reclining garden chairs, wood stove. The bed is worth particular note, being very very comfortable. The stairs are steep, but with deep treads so okay with care.

The area is beautiful, and particularly great for cycling. There is a good supermarket just 5km away.

Lynn is attentive to your needs if anything needs sorting or you need any advice.

It is very quiet in this part of France, so ideal for that complete getaway, but not so great if you want lots of villages with lots of bars, cafes, shops & life.

The cottage has its own back patio area, which on a hot day stays shady and that bit cooler. The front garden of lawn & borders is shared with another of Lynn's cottages, and has nice shade, and is well kept.

Wed definitely recommend this cottage and the host, but the area was just a bit too quiet for us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so nice to hear people have enjoyed their stay and we have made them feel comfortable and welcome. Thank you.
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5

Cute and tidy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything you need. Allthough it's a small cottage, for the 2 of us it was perfect. Lynn and Richard really succeeded in combining comfort and space. Bathroom and kitchen are nice and clean. Lynn is very kind and helpfull and always ready to help in case needed.

We've been to the Creuse before and we already were in love with it. Nature is beautifull and it's nice and quiet. There's a Intermarche in Auzances were you can find all things you need.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Comfortable Cosy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a week stay at Belle Maison in May 2016 and everything in the property was spot on and as described.

Plenty of kitchen equipment and the very thoughtful welcome gifts from Lynn and Peter of bread, butter, eggs, milk and wine made arrival so much easier to settle and start our spring break.

Although the weather was cold and wet during our week, the property was warm and cosy, Lynn and Peter having left more than plenty of logs to use in the fantastic easy to organise log burner, which made the lounge a delight in the chillier evenings that week.

We slept brilliantly every night as the bed and pillows were perfectly clean and comfortable.

Lynn and Peter left details of how to work all electric items, along with their telephone number. They let us know they were there if we needed anything.

You'll have use of the washing machine, dishwasher, two garden areas not massive but big enough to sit and chill out, English TV if you really must watch TV rather than enjoying the lovely views and listening to the countryside.

The cottage is extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The setting is lovely too.

Lynn and Peter were a delight to meet and so generous with their time and knowledge of the area.

We've rented many properties in France over the years and have no hesitation in recommending this gite.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to Lynn and Peter for rescuing our holiday. It got off to a bad start after the Gite we booked originally turned out to be sub standard and not what we expected. Searching for somewhere lovely to reduce our holiday we contacted Lynn, we have stayed before in La Petite Maison so we knew Lynn had high standards. Luckily the cottage was available! The cottage is perfect, everything we needed, comfortable, in a lovely location. We had a great time and Lynn and Peter were really helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Happy Holidays

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful French house, ideal for two people in a lovely peaceful hamlet setting. The house has everything you need to make it a perfect home from home. Lynn left a lovely bottle of wine along with a baguette and some other bits and bobs as a welcome which immediately got us into the French lifestyle! The surrounding area is very peaceful, beautiful and relaxing and is ideal for cycling. We had many days out cycling around the countryside, stopping off to have a drink in a local village café. The local town of Auzances has everything you may need including a weekly market, and slightly further away is Aubusson which is well worth a visit. A very relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Trés agréable location

  • 4 of 5

Très agréable location, très propre et fonctionnelle...La propriétaire est charmante ,l'accueil chaleureux avec de petites attentions que nous avons appréciées.

Seul petit bémol , le gîte étant à l'écart de grandes villes il est dommage de n'avoir le soir que des chaines anglaises à la télévision pour se divertir surtout quand on est pas bilingue!!!

Merci pour ces bons moments passés dans la Creuse

Tug , véro et pauline

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought La Belle Maison in 2005 as our holiday home, itwas just perfect for a little hide away holiday, now we are permanently we have moved to our new house just a few miles away. We love the area, the way of life, the people, the tranquillity and magic of the Creuse has us spellbound! The route to us is very easy, main roads are free of traffic once you leave the very empty motorways, there is always a great feeling of leaving the world behind as you start to move up into the foothills of the Massif Central.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Compas and Auzances at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, Calais, at 600 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montlucon at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Montlucon at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Compas at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont Dore at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

Use of car is essential in this area of France

Nearest airport is Limoges - about a 2 hour drive

or Cleremont Ferrand - about an hour away. Both have regular flights to and from UK. You can very easily arrange a car from the airport.

All the channel ports are feasible, from Calais it is around an 8 hour journey, from other ports along the coast approximately 6 hours.

Distances:

Auzances is our nearest town, 4k from the cottage, with a large supermarket, petrol, banks, pharmacy, boulangerie and a lovely market on Tuesdays.

Aubusson is a UNESCO heritage site, just around a 20k drive, you can visit the tapestry museum or just take in the magic of the place from an outside table at the Cafe du Commerce and watch the world go by.

Further Details:

Our local Auberge provides wonderful meals every day, there are lots of lovely little villages tucked away with cosy places to eat - lunchtimes being the normal here, but we can direct you to places where evening meals are on the menu.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
£270
£1,000
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
£320
£1,200
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£275
£1,000
 
 
Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 4 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£270
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£270
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
To book the property please contact us by email or telephone, a £70.00 non refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. We do ask for a £50.00 damage deposit to be paid 2 weeks before the start of the holiday. The outstanding balance to be paid 4 weeks in advance of the arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred day, but during low season we can be flexible to suit your needs where possible.
Arrivals are after 4.00 pm and departure by 11.00 am when leaving. If you require an evening supper on arrival we will be happy to cater for you.

Notes on prices:
Long stay lets are negotiable during spring and autumn months with House Hunters very welcome, several of our previous 'hunters' are now living in the area - after picking our brains! Short stays are also available [minimum 2 nights] at £65.00 per night for 2/3 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

The cottage is very cosy, it has everything you need for a get away break, with the bonus of having a delightful Auberge just a few minutes away and the local town with all amenities you need for your holidays just 4k away. We also have a second property [FR7061] adjacent, which means if you are thinking of holidaying with friends or parents its ideal, your own space but a minute away from each other. What could be more perfect!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A bright and modern bathroom situated on the ground floor, toilet, hand basin with cupboards below, mirror with cupboards, large deluxe corner shower unit, heater and towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) plus single bed mezannine Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedroom with king size bed, double wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, bedside tables and lamps, chair, sofa, electric fan, hairdryer. There is a separate Mezzanine with single bed, bedside table with lamp, dressing table with cupboards and drawers.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage [non smoking] is very comfortable, situated along a little lane on the edge of the hamlet, it has everything you may need for a stay deep in the heart of France, with the local town and Auberges a stones throw away. Outside: The cottage has a very pretty garden, patio areas to both the front and rear of the cottage, tables and chairs are on both terraces, which have sun brollies and cushions at the ready. There are Sunloungers in the main garden. Your car can be parked just outside the front gate. If you are bringing bicycles with you they can be stored in the kitchen garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bedlinen, water, electricity, hair dryer are all included in the price, the property is cleaned for your arrival, on longer stays linen for extra weeks is provided and the property cleaned if required at an arranged time. Other: The mezzanine, at the top of the stairs, is a very cosy place, it has a single bed, bedside table bedside lamp plus a dressing table with storage, a perfect little hideaway for an afternoon snooze or to finish off a good book

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