A 1 bedroom cottage renovated 2012 in the small hamlet of Marmouret, within the commune of Tardes. Whilst the original oak beams and bread oven have been left exposed, the quality accommodation is modern and spacious. The house is set in the heart of the countryside, 10 minutes drive from the village of Chambon sur Voueize with local shops, supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy, petrol, a weekly market and the 11th century abbey church of St Valerie. The quiet country lanes around the property make it ideal for walkers and cyclists. The open view and big, ever changing sky will doubtless provide a source of inspiration for those with a creative disposition.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chenerailles 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 141 km, Nearest railway: Montlucon 45 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A large double bedroom with king-size bed and the possibility of a cot for an infant. Door through to large walk-in shower.
There is a double sofa bed in the living room, but please note that access to the shower room & wc is through the bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
Private terrace with table, chairs, loungers, barbecue, hot tub [seasonal]. Herb garden for your use. A picnic hamper and thermos flask for days out in the countryside.
Prices include electricity and gas year round as well as a welcome breakfast pack.
Please contact us for part week prices.
Saturday is our preferred changeover day but please contact us if you require an alternative.
Departure by 11am and arrival after 4pm.
Dinner can be provided on the evening of arrival, please ask for details.
The three departments of Correze, Creuse & Haute Vienne make up the Limousin region which is situated largely on the Massif Central. It is one of the lowest populated regions in France with some of the least spoilt countryside in Europe. The A20 motorway cuts through the centre of the region providing excellent links to Paris to the north & south to Toulouse.
The region is rich in history - Limoges the famous porcelain centre and birthplace of Renoir; Bourganeuf an important centre for the Knights Templar; La Souteraine was a stopover on the pilgrims route St Jacques de Compostella; Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded at Chalus; Aubusson a designated UNESCO site with its tapestries; Crozant & Fresslines were favourite haunts of many artists, including Monet. The memorial town of Oradour sur Glane where 642 inhabitants were massacred in WWII.
The region is well known for the high quality of its waterand offers 1st rate fishing. Major rivers passing through the Limousin region include the Dordogne, Vienne, Creuse and Cher. The area is known as the "Land of a thousand lakes" - wherever you are, you are never far from one! Whether its Lac de Vassiviere , the largest man made lake in France, with its beaches, walks, tree top assault course & water sports or one of the other lakes nearby at Gueret and La Souteraine with beaches and lifeguards.
There are various fishing lakes, including a fishing school in Betete. The Etang des Landes nature reserve is close to our property.
Food is important in this region too [well it is France!] The pate de pomme de terre is a Limousin speciality & Clafoutis is a local dessert.
Gueret, the regional capital, is 50km away. Here you will find larger supermarkets & small shops in the pedestrianised centre. Also a botanic garden, art & archaeological museums. Close by are the wolf sanctuary of Chabrieres and the Labyrinthe Geante.
Montlucon [45km] has an olympic size swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and outside pool for summer use. A swimming pool, sauna, steam bath & gym are available in the nearby thermal spa town of Evaux les Bains [16km].
The UNESCO site of Aubusson and its tapestry is 35km away.
All in all, something for everybody. Whether you want to relax or exercise, culture, history and nature are on our doorstep.