House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to La Vieille Auberge (The Old Inn)
In the picturesque village of St Julien aux Bois, this Oak beamed Medieval style former Coaching Inn offers superb accommodation.
One question people always ask is,
"Is the main picture the whole house or is it semi detached?".
The answer is yes, it is one large beautiful old house!
Three double bedrooms (two ensuite), cosy lounge & impressive dining hall with log burner & minstrels gallery!
If you have a baby or toddler, a high chair is provided and also a play-pen / cot.
The kitchen is equipped with electric double oven & hob, fridge freezer, microwave and a range of quality cooking & eating utensils.
To compliment the rustic charm, the kitchen also has a log burning range cooker, a wonderful addition for those chilly winter months. The entire house also has a modern central heating system.
The property also benefits from a lovely patio / BBQ area to the rear. Laundry facilities & quality bed linen / towels are provided.
The area is totally unspoilt and the house ideally located enabling you to explore some of the most beautiful areas in France.
Relax & soak in the stunning Correze scenery or explore local market towns. Enjoy scenic walks and cycle rides, canoeing, swimming or fishing in nearby rivers & lakes.
The village also has tennis courts and an area to play the game 'Boules' or 'Petanque'. Tennis rackets are there for you to use.
Use of the owners bicycles also available.
If you are considering a family gathering over the festive season this is the perfect place. A large decorated Christmas tree will welcome your arrival and a bottle of Gluhwein to warm you up after a woodland walk.
The nearby village of St Privat has all the basic requirements such as supermarket, bank, restaurants and bakeries. Customers of the local bar in St Privat are allowed free internet use. If you need to check your emails whilst on holiday, this is the place.
Bookings for 'La Vieille Auberge' are usually taken Saturday to Saturday but mid-week bookings and mini breaks are "sometimes" available so please ask.
Take advantage of low cost RYANAIR flights to nearby airports at Limoges, Brive or Rodez.
FLYBE also fly to Limoges and CITYJET fly to Brive (subject to seasonal change)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside Beach only (not the ocean) 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges, Brive or Rodez 140 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The property is of stone construction and has many old oak beams inside. The bedrooms are very comfortable with quality bed linen provided. Towels are also provided.
For your baby there is a cot / play pen which is may also be erected in the garden on a nice sunny afternoon. A sturdy high chair is also available,
The TV is not connected to any cable/wire facilities, it is for DVD and CD playback only. There is an excellent selection of DVD's and CD's available to use. For the young (or people that think they are) there is also a PS2 console with a selection of games.
Overall, the house is spacious and comfortable. Please read the excellent customer reviews!
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is available directly outside the property for one car. If visitors are using more than one car there are several places in the village to park. The village is extremely safe and quiet.
The exterior of the property has a small rear garden with large BBQ and table/chairs for outside dining.
The village has a communal tennis court and boule area (tennis rackets for your use are in the house)
Walking in the area is simply fabulous! Make a picnic and go. There are a selection of walking maps in the house for you to use.
A copy of the Terms & Conditions of rental are available on request.
The Limousin/Auvergne region
This is rural France at its best. The Dordorgne river has excellent canoeing activities and superb for the angler!
The Cantal, famous for its cheese and the wonderful countryside with the Limousin cattle roaming around these many thousands of acres.
The Massif Central mountain range is within easy reach by car and you'll find the scenery en route is breathtaking.
One of the nicest places to visit (and its not far at all) is the ancient town of Salers but dont just stop there, try and find the scenic drive which takes you way down below the town along a wonderful winding road. Salers is not only a beautiful place to visit, it also has its own special liqueur. Be warned, try a small bottle first (you either love it or hate it!)
St Julien aux Bois is a sleepy village. It has a communal Tennis court and an area to play the French game Boule. The village is surrounded by forestry and endless places to walk or cycle ( there are several bikes at the house for you to use) If you like cycling there is a fabulous Goats farm about 10 km away. They produce the most fabulous organic Goats cheese. Even if you're not really a fan of Goats cheese, you really must try this. The mixture of Goats cheese with crusty bread and a large glass of red wine from Cahors is just too good!
You will find lots of water in the area. The nearby lakes are safe to swim in but the large lake near St Privat is better for fishing (a fishing license is available at the newsagents shop in St Privat..... dont fish without one!)
The Dordogne river is beautiful and if you want to take just one piece of advise from me, go down to the restaurant in Argentat just next to the bridge. Order a nice cool beer and a pizza, then just remember to thank me!