Farmhouse - 20 Mins To Lake Side Beaches, 30 Mins To Limoges
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 16 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A really comfortable and well equipped home and in a beautiful location.
We had a 4 generation holiday in this beautiful and extremely comfortable house. It perfectly met all of our needs. We all had a fantastic time.
We will definitely be back!
I can't speak highly enough about the quality and standard of this property, it is beautifully furnished, well equipped and spacious. It has been tastefully renovated to very high specifications, yet it still maintains a lovely family feel where we felt welcomed and very comfortable. Outside there is a large heated pool and very pleasant lawned gardens to sit in and enjoy the french sun, a covered dining area with a large barbecue. Our family loved playing in the pool and private and peaceful garden and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the house, we felt so relaxed by the end of the week and would have been more than happy to have stayed for another week. The surrounding countryside and beaches on the lakes are beautiful. If you are looking for a property that has everything a family or a group would enjoy then I would recommend this property in a heart beat. You will not be disappointed.
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
Over the years we have rented a good number of French Farmhouses and villas and, I have to say, this is without doubt the best so far! The listing description was spot on: very well appointed indeed, spotless and in excellent repair. It accommodated 16 of us with ease, in comfort (and the bed mattresses get a special mention here - perfect!), with everything we could possibly need for our stay. The pool was perfect, and the BBQ put to daily use. We were also able to sample a couple of excellent local restaurants in the nearby villages, and shops were convenient and well stocked to meet all our needs. Malcolm, the caretaker/manager, was polite, attentive and most helpful. We have certainly spread the word among our family and friends regarding this extremely satisfactory family holiday venue, and are considering using it again sometime soon.
Beautiful French Farmhouse
We had a wonderful 2 week stay at your beautiful farmouse, the house was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and the furniture and beds were 5 star.
There were plenty of sofa's and chairs and the two living, dining and kitchen areas gave us all lots of space.
The large heated pool had a shallow end with full width steps ideal for small children and a deep end for the adults, and the exterier of the house had a wonderful covered terrace for alfresco dining, a large wooden dining table, plenty of dining chairs and a large barbecue. Also the stone patio and gardens were great, there were 3 parasols and lots of comfy sunlounger beds.
The nearest village for freshly baked bread and coissants is only 5mins by car and has a restaurant, grocers and butchers etc, and there is a wonderful restaurant in Magnac Laval that is open 7 days a week and serves a 3 course menu du jour at 13 euros. There is also a beach and childrens play area at Lac de Pardoux very close to the property.
The caretaker was great and nothing was too much trouble, we would highly recomend the property and the area to family and friends, we had a fantastic time.
Special interest holidays:
The nearby lively market town of Magnac Laval in the pretty Haute-Vienne countryside with a character filled old quarter, ancient houses, winding streets and a delightful riverside lined with attractive old buildings. The town has all the charm of rural France whilst providing all the facilities you could ever need including shops, supermarket, bars, restaurants, the town hosts a weekly traditional market on Thursday mornings if you like to do your shopping in true French style.
Le Dorat has an important 12th century church in the Romanesque style, the Collegiale de St. Pierre and a fortified gate unique to the Limousin region it also has an outlet store for Limoges porcelain a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants superstores and of course a weekly market on Wednesday & Friday mornings.
Bessines Sur Gartempe is a pretty popular village with 5 restaurants, supermarkets, bakers, butchers, wine cellar, cafe's, florists, doctors, post office, banks, newsagents and markets on Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings.
Lake St. Pardoux A20-15 minutes drive with 3 beach areas, surrounded by woodlands, ideal for mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, and walking. 330 hectares of lake where you can take part in a number of water sports - (water-skiing, wind-surfing, canoeing, pedalos, fishing, swimming or simply laying on the beach soaking up the sun. There are restaurants, tennis courts, children's play areas, water chutes, boating, water sports, horse-riding, fishing, bicycle & nature trails all on the doorstep.
The nearest airport is Limoges A20-30mins away (from Stansted with Ryanair) https://flights.ryanair.com/en-gb/flights-to-limoges or from Southanpton with flybe https://www.flybe.com/cheap-flights/limoges/.
The ferry port at Portsmouth with ferries to Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre & St Malo with Brittany ferries http://www.brittanyferries.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferries-france/portsmouth-france. Distances from Caan 425 km, St Malo 447 km, Le Havre 522 km, Cherbourg 530 km and Calais 636 km.
Limoges and its airport is about 30 mins drive away. Ryanair fly daily from London Stansted, Liverpool, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Bristol and Flybe from Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Guernsey, Jersey, Southampton etc. Calais is approximately 6 hours by car. The TGV fast train to Paris is 15 mins drive away. Car hire is available at the airport and through Ryanair. Use of a car is essential.
The local village just 5 mins drive provides a bakers, butchers, grocers, chemist, post office and 2 bars/restaurants The local towns of Magnac Laval, Le Dorat & Bessines Sur Gartempe are just 10-15 mins away and provide supermarkets, banks, shops, bars and restaurants. Larger hypermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants, train station are only 20 mins away in Bellac and La Souteraine. The medieval city of Limoges and its airport is just 30 mins by car.
Limoges the capital city of the Limousin, with its museums, porcelain shops and factories, aquarium, botanical garden, the famous ‘rue de la boucherie, where several houses still have their 18th century shop fronts, market every day except Monday.
Tarzan Park - Limoges- 20 mins - Lots of fun for the whole family, you can spend at least half a day climbing, crawling, hanging on to the ropes, you’ll certainly sleep well after this great day out.
Park Zoo Reynou - 35 minutes Located in Le Vigen, south of Limoges, Reynou Park is a tourist and cultural place, where everybody will observe, understand and appreciate animal and vegetable kingdom.
Montmorillion is a medieval town specialising in all crafts associated with books and publishing.
Oradour sur Glane was a quiet dynamic village with a number of commerce’s until the horror of the 10th June 1944, the centre has been constructed in memory of what happened.