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18C stone cottage in a quiet village in the New Aquitaine, SW France. Nr Limoges

The cottage is in the Haute Vienne, SW France, dept 87. Limoges is the departmental capital.
18 reviews
The cottage is in the Haute Vienne, SW France, dept 87. Limoges is the departmental capital.
A lovely little sun-trap garden with countryside views, where you can relax and enjoy the birdsong.
Limousin-Cottage is a traditional 18C stone built village house in the beautiful Limousin region.
The 18C cottage is full of character, with beamed ceilings and flagged floors.
The living area is well-equipped for four people to dine in comfort.
The lovely little sun-trap garden behind the cottage, with views over the countryside beyond.
The quiet little courtyard in front of the cottage for safe, off-road parking.
The cottage looks out onto lovely countryside views. You may see deer in the fields beyond.
Economy flights from several UK airports to Limoges.
The good quality bedding ensures a comfortable nights sleep.
There is ample storage for all of your clothing and belongings.
There is ample storage in the bedroom for all your clothing and belongings.
The little enclosed garden has a patio area with bbq, table & chairs, parasol and two sunloungers.
The kitchen is well-equipped with pots, pans and utensils, and overlooks the garden and patio area.
The light and airy shower room has a step-in shower cubicle with power shower, and a towel radiator.
The lovely pool at nearby Lac Mondon, Cromac. There is a great little poolside bar/restaurant too!
The wonderful Zooparc Beauval is the best zoo in France and is open all year round.
Hire a kayak for a peaceful trip along one of the rivers. Kayaks can be hired at Eguzon.
There are several riding establishments within easy driving distance of the cottage.
Cafe culture at the nearby bustling town of La Souterraine. A lovely place to wander around.
The region is known as the Lake District of France and is a fisherman's dream location.
Alongside the River Benaize near Lake Mondon. Fantastic long walks into ancient forest.
'Le Repos' at Lac Mondon, just along the road from the cottage. Varied menu and great themed nights!
There is a huge monthly market at Les Herolles, on the 29th of the month.
Not to be missed - the wonderful pleasure boat cruise which takes you 15kms along the river Creuse.
Another view of Crozant, in the Creuse valley. Kayaks available to hire at the Hotel du Lac.
Equestrian events in a magnificent setting, at the national stud, Pompadour.
Watersports at Eguzon. You can take a boat trip along the river from Crozant to Eguzon.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Welcome to Limousin-Cottage! If you are looking for somewhere to rest, chill out, and completely recharge your batteries, this little one-bedroomed holiday cottage in the beautiful Haute Vienne, South-West France, is perfect for you!

The 18C stone-built cottage is quaint, full of character, and is quietly situated behind the village church and well away from the road. You can park safely, off-road, directly in front of your door. The area is known as the French Lake District, with forested mountains, rivers and lakes, and many medieval towns and villages to explore. The cottage is just 30 minutes north of Limoges, the capital of the Haute Vienne, and Limoges airport is a 45 minute drive away. There are direct flights from several UK airports with Ryanair and Flybe. British Airways also have flights from Gatwick to Limoges, May to Septem...
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About the Owner, Linda & Sam A
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 25 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The owners, Linda & Sam, are on hand, and will welcome you to the cottage in person to show you how everything works and answer any queries you may have. If, at any time during your stay, an unexpected issue should arise, we will endeavour to rectify it without delay. We are here to help, should you need us, or can be as unobtrusive as you wish.
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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday in the cottage. It was centrally located for touring and just a very short drive to local shops and restaurants. The cottage had everything we needed including a secure garden which was ideal for relaxing in and for our dog. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

Management response:

Thanks Dorothy & Steve for your lovely remarks. We are happy that you chose Limousin-Cottage for your stay and that you both (and Millie!) enjoyed your break. Linda & Sam


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Reviewed 18 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Management response:

It was lovely to have you guys as guests, and we are so pleased that you managed to get through the whole week without having to cook once! Good on you Barbara! It was also very fortunate that you had such perfect weather for your stay. Sam and I would love to have you stay again some time.


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Reviewed 17 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We stayed at the gite for two weeks during May and June, with our lurcher dog. The location is superb - quiet, yet with all amenities not too far away. We visited nearby villages and lakes. The area is very dog friendly, so we weren't restricted with having a dog with us. The gite itself is comfortable, and ideal for...

Management response:

Hi Dawn, Rob and Barney. Thank you so much for such lovely comments. We really enjoyed having you as guests, and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday so much. We hope to see you again this way some time. Linda & Sam


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  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
The cottage is fine for all ages, but please bear in mind that there are stairs, not steep. We provide a cot, high chair and stairgate free of charge. We do not allow smoking...
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
28 Apr 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
Low season
3 nights
1 Jul 2018 -
31 Jul 2018
high season
3 nights
1 Aug 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
high season
7 nights --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £133 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Limousin-Cottage is ideally situated for you to explore the whole of the egion, via the toll-free A20 motorway, which is just a 5 minute drive away. On mid-Summers day the area participates hugely in the very popular music festival, with free open air performances in virtually all the towns, which end with fireworks. The festival in Limoges, the capital city, is very vibrant. Limoges is also a nice place for a day trip (40 minutes by car from the cottage) and is famous for its porcelain manufacturing. The museum of porcelain is a must for a visit, as also is the quarter de bouchers in the old part of the city. Also not to be missed is the very poignant martyrs village of Oradour sur Glane. In WW2 the whole village was massacred, and it has been left entirely as it stood at that time, as a... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Limoges: 65.0 km
Railway: La Souterraine: 15.0 km
Ferry: Calais: 480.0 km
Mailhac sur Benaize is easily accessible by road from the toll-free North/South A20 motorway. The village is about a 5 minute drive away from junctions 21 and 22. It is roughly a 6 hr drive from Calais, 5 hrs from Dieppe. Limoges airport, served by Ryanair and Flybe from various UK airports, is only 45 minutes away by car. New for 2017! British Airways flights from Gatwick to Limoges from May to September, from just £46 one way! Poitiers airport is a good alternative - a little further away at about a 1 hour 30 min drive away. If flying, a hire car is essential, as the area is very rural. The village is quiet and a great place to relax and put your feet up, and the nearest town with shops, bars, etc is just 2 kms or so along the road.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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