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"La Plumeauvent" benefits from a large front terrace. Access to the garden is on the side

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This charming 17th century cottage is a truly peaceful retreat in the picturesque medieval and fortified village of Turenne. The village is perfectly preserved, officially listed and considered as one of the most beautiful in France. Since 2008, Turenne has been recognised as an important heritage site. The lively town of Brive-la-Gaillarde is 15km away and Limoges is just over an hour's drive. The property is set at the foot of the château and its ramparts, and boasts really magnificent and spectacular views of rolling countryside towards the Corrèze, the Lot and the Dordogne. Fishing, horse-riding, golf and cycling facilities are nearby.

The cottage is full of character and has been completely renovated to a high standard with quality fittings and a tasteful mixture of modern and rustic furniture. The open plan ground floor with beamed ceiling and wood flooring consists of a well equipped modern kitchen, a living/dining area (with double sofabed), a shower room with WC. The air conditioned bedroom is situated on the first floor. Meals can be taken in the large garden. Parking is possible very nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges, Nearest railway: Brive-la- Gaillarde 15 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Access to the spacious garden is at the side of the house via the front terrace. Only the inhabitants of the village can take their cars up to the village, including clients staying at the property. There is parking just outside the house.

Turenne has a small supermarket, a café, a crêperie and two restaurants.

There are weekly markets (Tuesdays and Fridays) in Meyssac (10km) and Brive-la-Gaillarde (14km)

Further details

Bed linen and towels are changed on a weekly basis. This service is included in the rental price.

A cot is available upon request.

Additional cleaning is also available upon request.

Pets are not allowed at the property

Smoking is not permitted either

The Limousin/Auvergne region

The rolling countryside of the Limousin lies at the very heart of France, on the western flanks of the great Massif Central land mass.

Sharing borders with mighty Burgundy, the majestic Loire region and the dramatic Auvergne, it is itself immersed in history. Strolling through the sleepy villages, there's a feeling that the modern age has passed by - so much so, that this rural region has earned a reputation as the 'Secret France'.

Rising on the vast granite Plateau de Millevaches in the east, the Creuse, Vienne and Vezere rivers descend to the south, west and north, through lush landscapes of forest and lake, offering ample opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

At the centre of the region lies the Limousin Regional Park and the historic capital, Limoges, renowned for its porcelain. Downstream, on the Vienne, St Junien has specialised in glove-making since the Middle Ages and in the nearby Monts de Blond, the pretty village of Mortemart is worth a visit. This area was a hotbed of Resistance activity during the last war and at Oradour-sur-Glane, ruins still stand as testimony to the village's inhabitants, who were burned alive by the Nazis.

To the south of Limoges, in the Correze, turreted Uzerche stands guard over the Vezere River before it plummets through the Saillant Gorges. Near Tulle, at Gimel-les-Cascades, the highest waterfalls in the Limousin plunge more than 150 metres into the Inferno. At the southern limit of the region, on a bend in the Dordogne River, lies lovely Beaulieu with its many fine houses. Nearby are the medieval towns of Turenne and Collognes-la-Rouge, the latter famous for the colour of its architecture.

In the rolling, wooded landscape of the Creuse, north-east of Limoges, the town of Aubusson has been using the pure waters of the River Creuse to dye tapestry yarns for centuries. Its workshops, open to the public, remain a hive of activity today. Downstream, the river is spanned by a lovely old bridge at the village of Moutier d'Ahun, dominated by its beautiful church which stands on the site of a former abbey.

Correze Village

Canoes and kayaks are available in Gluges (22km) and Beaulieu-sur Dordogne (29km)

Horse riding is possible at Chauffour (12km) and La Chapelle-aux-Brocs (17Km)

Swimming and pedaloes are available at Lac du Causse (16km)

There are tennis courts in Meyssac (10km).

Fishing is possible in the Etang de Turenne at the bottom of the village. The stunning village of Collonges-la-Rouge (8km) is built entirely of redsandstone. The clifftop village of Rocamadour(33km), the extraordinary Gouffre de Padirac (19Km) and the prehistoric park at Lacave (33km) are all worth visiting.

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Review 1-6 of 6

24 Aug 2014



Très jolie maison, très bien située, très bien équipée. Charmant accueil.Calme. Reposant. Jardin et terrasse idéaux pour les repas en plein air.… More

28 Jun 2014


"Gorgeous setting in delightful beau village"

Comfortable, quiet and off the tourist beat.Easy to explore whole region. Good local walking.House generally worked well but upstairs bedroom difficult access .TV upstairs was nuisance and screen too … More

1 Apr 2013


"Delightful Cottage, peaceful, excellent views"

Stayed in this charming cottage at the end of June 2012. Positioned near the top of the village just below the walls of the medieval chateau, it has remarkable views.
The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped. TV reception not good while we were there.
The village below is very attractive . Two good restaurants. The walk back to the cottage is rather steep.

28 Mar 2013


"On top of the world (almost!)"

For anyone who enjoys rural France and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Turenne provides both magnificently, while Plumeauvent adds icing to the cake. We have returned to the cottage two years running and never tire of its magnificent position, perched high on one of the outer curtain wall of the village's ruined hilltop chateau. It is extremely well equiped and comfortable, and provides a fantastic base for walking, enjoying wildlife and visiting attractions over a wide area.

19 Aug 2012


"A special location with an amazing view"

The location of this property is rather special and photogenic, being at the top of the castle hill, outside the walls of the chateau. Although full of visitors wheezing their way up the hill in the day time, we felt we had the whole peak to ourselves before 10am and after 7pm, with glorious views to the south/south east. It was so peaceful and tranquil. With easy parking and a multitude of interesting things to see within just a short drive, we had a delightful week. Self-catering was easy thanks to a convenient supermarket. For peace and quiet, away from Wi-fi and even 3G signals, this was a great.

22 Jul 2011


"Wonderful location and views to die for!"

This cottage was in a superb location with spectacular views over surrounding countryside and beyond. The ground floor accomodation was very bright, clean and comfortable, with everything in good wor… More

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