Beautiful old barn renovated to a high standard with own kitchen and terrace providing 1 bedroom with king size bed and lounge with a sofa bed.
Ancienne Mairie and Barn
Accommodation for all seasons, the beautiful Ancienne Mairie (Old Mayors house) and converted barn are situated in a lovely elevated village with an 11th Century Norman church. This small village is nestled in the picturesque rolling countryside of the the Pergord Limousin Naturel Parc, less than 5 minutes drive from bakers, grocers, butchers, chemist, bar, restaurants and lakeside sandy beaches and within striking distance of world famous landmarks and attractions such as spectacular Rocamadour, Paderac, the world class vineyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux and 2 hours drive from the ski slopes of Le Mont-Dore in the 'Massif du Sancy'.
The Ancienne Mairie (sleeps 10) and Converted Barn (sleeps 4) can be rented separately or as one unit offering exclusivity and / or more sleeping capacity (sleeping up to 14 in total). Both properties are advertised separately on this site. For more details and availability just click on the relevant tab at the top of this page.
Located 10-15 minutes from towns offering a diverse range of interest. Chalus, an historic town where King Richard (the lion heart) was mortally wounded. St Yreix La Perche, an old market town with it's weekly day and evening markets and origin for the famous Limoges porcelain, also Jumilhac Le Grand with it's stunning Chateaux. Although steeped in history, they offer a range of other facilities such as Banks, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. For the more young at heart or years, nearby villages provide lakes with sandy beaches and an array of outdoor leisure activities, including mini golf, Acro Bois, paintball, swimming and Velo Rail (cycling on the old railway track). The lanes and Natural Park are ideal for rambling, walking and cycling right from the doorstep. If you are willing to travel a little further, the international war memorial town of Oradour-Sur-Glane is about 35 minutes drive. The town has been preserved as a very moving memorial to the villagers massacred by the Nazi’s and has remained unchanged since June 10th 1944. Just 40 minutes drive is the historic and beautiful town of Brantome, known as the little Venice of the Dordogne. This provides a great day out, whether you just want to dine by the river in one of the many excellent restaurants, or take a leisurely 2 to 3 man canoe down the river into Brantome. The more major cities of Limoges and Perigeaux can be reached in about 40 and 60 minutes respectively.
If your interests include fine wine, then Bergerac and Bourdeaux and their world class vineyards as well as other attractions are about 1.5 – 2 hours drive. The famous Dordogne valley containing a stunning list of ‘must see’ sites is about 1.5 hours drive where you can visit (to name just a few), the stunning Pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, the beautiful valley of the 5 chateaux, the stunning underground canals of Padirac and the ancient towns of Sarlat and Domme overlooking the magnificent Dordogne river.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Why Jane Brzezicki chose Limoges area
Both the Ancienne Mairie and Converted Barn ooze character, history and charm and are both appointed to a very high standard. They provide spacious accommodation for all seasons.
We request 25% deposit to secure the booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday
Normally on a Saturday (Check out by 10:00 am) and Check-in no earlier than 16:30. However, we may be able to consider another day to fit in with your travel plans. If we can help, we will. Please just call or email us an enquiry.
(10 traveller reviews)
We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing two week break in the Ancienne Mairie Barn. The converted barn provided excellent, faultless, clean and comfortable accommodation and was tastefully appointed. Jane and Steve were extremely welcoming hosts and were a mine of useful information. St Nicolas Courbefy is a pretty, quiet village and an ideal location for touring the stunning Limousin countryside and the various attractions nearby. Very highly recommended, A big thank you to Jane, Steve and family. We hope to return very soon.
A warm welcome and a beautiful place to stay
We can't speak more highly of our stay in St Nicolas Courbefy. The barn is even nicer than it looks on the photos, and the location is just beautiful. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished, the barn was the perfect place for us. There is a lovely sunny terrace in front of the barn to relax on and look across the fields. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. And truth be told, we didn't really want to leave by the time our booking ended. Jane and Steve are the most welcoming and considerate hosts we've ever met. We will definitely have the barn in our list of favourites for future visits.
Stunning! From the moment we walked in we loved it
Absolutely loved it.
Stone walls, beams,views to die for.
The owners were so helpful without being intrusive.
The wild life was amazing, we saw birds in the garden we had never seen before.
The area was beautiful.
Thank you Jane and Steve, you were so helpful.
Go and experience for youselves you won't be disappointed!
Fabulous barn conversion - a perfect hideway
The Little Barn is a wonderfully appointed property, with everything you could possibly want to make it a home-from-home. As we were on a short break in January we spent most of our time in the barn with the lovely log burner. The kitchen facilities are excellent and perfect for cooking any kind of meal. All in all, it is a fabulous place to go to unwind, and Jane and family are the perfect hosts.
little barn with the wow factor
This lovely comfortable barn conversion has the Wow factor. Such a wonderful home from home, we really enjoyed our stay, the log burner was a welcome on the Autumn nights along with the English TV. Channels. The rooms are finished to a very high standard Steve & Jane have done a tremendous job and were a lovely couple, who were available if required, but allowing you to get on with your holiday. We have no hesitation in recommending this property and would love to return David & Julie Lincolnshire
We have just returned from a weeks stay in the Little Barn.
The accommodation is charming and everything is of a high standard. Super pool and grounds, surrounded by stunning countryside. An idyllic retreat.
Owners Jane and Steve are attentive hosts and offer quality on all levels. Highly recommend - we can't wait to return.
From the Owner
“Both the Ancienne Mairie and Converted Barn ooze character, history and charm and are both appointed to a very high standard. They provide spacious accommodation for all seasons.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
For budding singers / song writers, we offer music recording and production facilities on request and would be happy to discuss your requirements. Please contact us via phone or email and enquiry.
There are many lakes nearby (nearest within 5 minutes drive) providing sandy beaches and bathing facilities. all have lifeguards and during the summer, there are often many other activities / facilities on offer
Limoges airport is 35 minutes drive
Bergerac airport is 1.5 hours drive
Brive airport is 1 hour drive
We are approximately 7 hours drive from the port of Calais
5 minutes drive from nearest villages providing bakery, grocer, bar, chemist, butchers.
10 - 15 minutes drive to St Yreiex La Perche and Chalus providing large supermarkets, banking and many restaurants for all budgets and tastes.
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Ancienne Mairie: - Large well equipped farmhouse kitchen with large oak table, dishwasher, range cooker, microwave, separate fridge and freezer, center island with food prep sink and seats. - Formal dining room - wood burning stove - 3 Double bedrooms with king size beds (1 with en-suite) and 2 bedrooms both with twin beds. - Family room (snug) - with wood burning stove, leather suite - Study - Large dual aspect living room with wood burning stove, leather suite - Utility with washing machine and drinks fridge and sink. - Downstairs Cloakroom - English and French TV - Wifi internet - iPod music docking facility Barn: - Large open plan lounge / dining area with wood burning stove, TV, leather suite (including double sofa bed). Kitchen fully equipped with Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Fridge Freezer, Electric Cooker. - Vaulted double bedroom with king size bed - Toilet / shower Outside: Alarmed heated 10 x 5 meter private swimming pool with solar heated shower, large sun terrace, loungers and parasols. Gardens, Patios, lawns for ball games, large table and 14 chairs for outside dining, BBQ, raised sun deck, table tennis. The property is securely fenced and gated.