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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Villefavard Ref: W14143

Character cottage

Haute-Vienne

The definition of the word ‘gite’ literally means a property with original features and rustic charm, on this basis this detached holiday cottage can genuinely be called a gite.

With original stone/slate floors, a large feature fireplace, oak beams and floors. The garden areas, mainly lawned, are fully enclosed and private and provide a nice area for relaxing and eating outdoors. Guests have exclusive use of a private, well-stocked lake 15 minutes’ drive away.

The property is within walking distance of the pretty village of Villefavard, which hosts a number of concerts of classical and regional music during July and August. Sports enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy trips to ‘Lac Saint-Pardoux’ where canoeing, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing and horse riding are available.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

Ground floor: Kitchen/diner. First floor: Lounge, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge and kitchen/diner, all fuel and power included in rent May-Sep, €30 supplement Oct-Apr, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£199-£570
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Private swimming pool/Jacuzzi/Sauna

Haute-Vienne

This detached villa is on the outskirts of Maisonnais-sur-Tardoire, a typically French village close to the borders of the Dordogne and Haute Vienne. The house is set in 9 acres of land and looks out over the private fishing lake, which along with several varieties of fish, is regularly stocked with carp.

Limoges, famous for its porcelain and china products is 31 miles (52km) drive, and now has an airport, is worth a visit and the village of Oradour, a monument to the Second World War are both within easy driving distance.

The property is spacious and well equipped and includes a ‘salle de jeux’ with a pool table, a ‘salle de sport’ with an impressive Jacuzzi, sauna and gym and a private swimming pool (heated on request at supplement) with paved area.

Shop 255 yards (250m), café/bar and restaurant 3 miles (5km).

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, bathroom with separate shower and 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Second lounge, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 adult bunk plus single, double sofa bed in second lounge.

Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €50 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, stereo/CD, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Stone spiral steps to first floor. Property located on a working farm, lake close by.

WAS
NOW
£97-£2260
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Fishing lake on site

Haute-Vienne

This holiday apartment, situated on the first floor of an old mill house, adjoins the English owner’s home and is situated near a fishing lake, where the owner runs carp fishing holidays.

Guests to the property are welcome to use the owner’s bar/restaurant next door and fishing is subject to availability at €50 for 24 hours.

Limoges, with botanical gardens, a porcelain factory and guided tours is less than 30 minutes away, whilst Nantiat, 8kms, has a supermarket, garage, baker, chemist, bar and restaurants. The famous leisure lake at St. Pardoux is a 10-minute drive.

Shop 6km, café/bar and restaurant next door.

All on first floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

Electric heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour digital TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, shared lawned garden, shared woodland grounds, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Lake 10m.

WAS
NOW
£170-£480
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

A river borders this very large house, containing properties F19104 (La Petite Rivière) and F19105 (Près de l’Eau), situated in a small quiet hamlet with landscaped gardens and a large shared swimming pool. The beautiful rolling countryside in this area with little valleys and wooded hilltops, is criss-crossed by trout streams flowing into the rivers Vézère and Auvézère. This rural landscape is unspoilt and offers opportunities for rambling, mountain biking, fishing, riding and canoeing. The discreet English owners live in the adjoining accommodation and are on hand to provide help if required. Close by is the bustling market town of Objat, which holds summer concerts and lively night markets where you can try barbecued food and buy local produce. There is a watersports centre on the Lac du Causse near Brive (sailing, rowing) and on the banks of the Vézère at Le Saillant (canoeing, kayaking). Swimming lakes are all around the area. You can visit the mediæval villages of Saint-Robert, Segur-le-Château and Allassac. The magnificent château at Hautefort and the famous stud farm at Pompadour, the Andes Village in Juillac, and the Country Crafts Museum in Ayen are all worth a visit too.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/corner kitchen with beams, tiled floor and French doors to garden. Double bedroom with French doors to garden. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

  • Large courtyard garden with unfenced river
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • Flatscreen digital TV
  • Start day Sunday.

Location: 2km N of Objat (Sunday market, supermarkets, shops, most facilities), 13km E of Saint-Robert (historic village), 18km S of Pompadour (château, horse racing in season), 19km N of Brive (major city, market, all facilities), 30 km E of Hautefort (château, gardens), 96km S of Limoges (airport to UK destinations).

Both properties: Shared landscaped gardens with unfenced river (take care with children)

  • Shared salt-water swimming pool (6m x 16m, depth 1m-2m)
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • M/wave
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.
Both properties: Shared landscaped gardens with unfenced river (take care with children)
  • Shared salt-water swimming pool (6m x 16m, depth 1m-2m)
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

WAS
NOW
£100-£3286
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Branceilles Ref: FSC011

Ideal touring base

Corrèze

This detached, stone holiday cottage is situated just 8km from Meyssac and 10km from the village of Collonges-La-Rouge, listed as one of France’s prettiest villages. The interior combines amenities with traditional features, and there is a small snooker table and table football on the mezzanine for children.

The caves at Gouffre de Padirac, 23 km, make an interesting visit with a boat ride on a subterranean stream.

Rocamadour, 34 km, is also very popular and best seen in the morning. Brive, 29 km, has a very good shopping centre and markets 3 times a week.

Shop and restaurant 7km

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

Central heating, woodburner (no fuel provided), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Sloping ceiling in rooms on upper floor.

WAS
NOW
£230-£660
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Le Rivaud Ref: FL122

This superb manor house was built in the 1920s and has been entirely renovated by its present owners. Situated in a large area of immaculate, unfenced parkland within an agricultural estate, this holiday property has lovely views across the nearby river valley, and terraces to sit and enjoy the sun. It also has stables and an all-weather tennis court. The swimming pool with poolside shower, security fence and terraces are ideal for outdoor dining. This lovely, unspoilt area attracts nature lovers and landscape artists alike with the picturesque village of Crozant just 8 minutes’ drive. Experience canoeing on the River Creuse nearby. There is a sandy beach, watersports, bike hire and nightlife at Lac d’Eguzon, a 20-minute drive. Horse riding at St Sébastien, 18km, and an 18-hole golf course and motor racing school with circuit at Le Châtre, 40km. The beautiful village of Nohant, birthplace of famous writer Georges Sand, is 45 minutes’ drive.

4 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Large entrance hall. Living/dining room. Sitting room. Kitchen. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room. Two separate WCs. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom (for children). Single bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. Shower room with two shower cubicles. Third floor: Twin bedroom (for children). Bathroom. Separate WC. Narrow stairs to double bedroom with en-suite shower room

  • Lawned garden
  • Shared grounds
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 2m) with poolhouse and shower
  • Telephone
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Billiard table
  • Tennis court
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 8km from Crozant (shops, restaurant), 15km from Dun-le-Palestel (shops, café/bars, restaurants), 20km from Lac d’Eguzon (beach, watersports, nightlife, bike hire).

WAS
NOW
£1439-£2089
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Châteauponsac Ref: W15058

Superb views

Haute-Vienne

This delightful, terraced, beamed holiday cottage is situated in an elevated position, affording superb views across a wooded valley and the River Gartempe on the edge of the historic market town of Châteauponsac.

The undulating, wooded countryside offers opportunities for a host of leisure activites including walking, swimming, cycling, mountain biking and kayaking.

The lake at St Pardoux is 12km and offers watersports, fishing, horse riding and pony trekking.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 super kingsize, 1 double. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €50 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, car park (300m FOC). One pet welcome. No smoking please. No children under 7 years. NB: Second floor bedroom has low ceiling and is accessed via first floor double bedroom. Terrace over 2 levels. Steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£239-£599
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Le Chalard Ref: FDN310

A charming property set in a tiny hamlet in tranquil rural surroundings, just 50 yards from the border with the Dordogne. The main house and facing cottage are set on opposite sides of large gravelled courtyard. This holiday property seamlessly combines character features with comfortable modern-day living. It’s just a 5 minute drive into the village of Ladignac-le-Long with local shops, a restaurant and tennis. A swimming lake with sandy beach, play area and pedalos is 4km away. There’s a wider choice of shops, restaurants, bike hire and market at St Yreix-la-Perche, a 15 minute drive. This unspoilt area offers a variety of outdoor activities and attractions - riding, fishing, biking and walking. You could even visit Limoges, a 40 minute drive, with its famous porcelain, museums and golf.

House: Ground floor: Steps down to dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar. Steps up to living room with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with roll-top bath and shower cubicle. Shower room/WC. Mezzanine with games area. First floor: Double bedroom, additional single bed. Open-sided steps to raised area with 2 single mattresses (for children). First floor rooms have sloping ceilings. External access to twin bedroom with kitchenette and shower room/WC. Cottage: Ground floor: Living/dining room, kitchen area and wood-burning stove. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, single sofa bed, en-suite shower room/WC

  • Lawned garden
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 2m)
  • Electric central heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stoves
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • Range
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 5km from Ladignac-de-long (basic shops), 10km from Jumillac le Grande (châteaux, lake, shops), 12km from St.Yriex la Perche (shops, supermarkets, lake, fishing, pedaloes, restaurants), 40km from Limoges (city, shops, ruins of 12th century castle, botanical gardens), 60km from Périgueux (medieval streets, cathedral, shops, restaurants).

WAS
NOW
£54-£1550
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Private swimming pool

Haute-Vienne

A fully restored semi-detached cottage in the village of Mézières-sur-Issoire. Local shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance (under 500m). Internally this holiday cottage is a pleasing combination of original features, modern kitchen and bathroom and good standard furnishings.

Double doors from the main living area lead directly to the private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 2.1m, available April - October, heated from €70 to €100 on request) and large, mainly lawned and fully enclosed gardens. A covered patio with dining table and chairs also overlooks the pool, and there is table tennis for guests’ use. The beautiful and medieval town of Poitiers and the world famous ’Futuroscope’ are approx 65km north.

The preserved martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane is approximately 25km south and the swimming and fishing lakes with water sports of the Haute Charente are approximately 50km. Golf, tennis and riding are all available locally.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with spa bath, separate shower and 2 basins, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with mezzanine with twin beds, 1 twin.

Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €40 supplement Oct to Apr, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, broadband connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread, open-sided staircase to mezzanine.

WAS
NOW
£499-£1380
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Valley Maison Ref: FSC009

This pretty stone house provides great holiday accommodation with features like exposed beams and remarkable views from its bedrooms and terrace. Being just 2km from Collonges-la-Rouge, listed as one of the prettiest villages in France, is an added bonus for this property as it provides a lovely base from which to explore this region of France. With beautiful towns and cities including, Brive-la-Gaillarde, 19km, Souillac and Argentat, both 44km, you’re not short of things to see and do. Further afield, Périgueux is a 70-minute drive where you can discover the town either on foot, bike or have a guided tour. Here, you can find the impressive cathedral, a number of different museums and beautiful parks and gardens.

Living/dining room/kitchen. Three bedrooms: Two double, one twin. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

  • Garden with steps and slopes
  • Terrace
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Internet access
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km from restaurant, 3km from shop, 19km from Brive-la-Gaillarde (museums, gardens).

WAS
NOW
£31-£760
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Outdoor swimming pool

Haute-Vienne

This pretty terraced holiday property is comfortably furnished and decorated, and provides the ideal base for a small family wanting to explore the local area.

It benefits from a large garden with a terrace and furniture, perfect for dining al fresco, and also a shared, outdoor swimming pool (72m²), which children will love.

Situated in Saint-Amand-Magnazeix, a town flooded with lovely colours and sights. Nearby, visit the museum of Jean Giraudoux (24km), the Parc Bellevue (36km), Oradour-sur-Glane (37km), or the Limoges distillery museum (38km).

Shop and restaurant 3km.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Heaters, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, shared garden furniture, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps from kitchen to terrace.

WAS
NOW
£34-£440
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Private fishing lake / Games room

Corrèze

The hamlet of Le Breuil is close to Tulle, which has churches, museums, shopping and restaurants.

In the immediate vicinity are the famous "Gimel Waterfalls" and "Lake Ruffaud" which has sandy beaches and watersports. The holiday apartment, one of 4 first floor apartments (entrance at ground level), is set in 5 acres of grassed parkland and near the region’s major road networks.

There is a games room at the property and the balcony overlooks a private fishing lake, which is stocked with carp, roach, perch and bream. There are other shared facilities, including sunloungers, children’s play area, volleyball and badminton.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 0.6 miles (1km).

All on one level: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, single sofa bed in lounge (alternative sleeping), separate games room.

Storage heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €30 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, shared laundry facilities, microwave, garden, garden furniture, shared barbecues, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£33-£480
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