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Holiday Cottage set in Rural France Countryside

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Escape from city life at Maison La Marteille. You can relax on the veranda, swim in the pool, watch the stars at night and enjoy the peace, tranquility and silence. The cottage set in the peaceful and authentic French countryside near the village Arnac Pompadour. Maison La Marteille is the perfect holiday home for you and your family to wind down and relax, and offers plenty of opportunities for children to play. The cottage was totally renovated in 2006 and this year we have improved the cottage even further.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: brive, limoges, bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: vigeois
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking

The Limousin region

Corrèze is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It includes part of the former province of Limousin (the Bas-Limousin).

The 1851 census recorded a population of 320,866: this remained relatively constant for the rest of the nineteenth century. During the twentieth century, however, Corrèze shared the experience of many of the country's rural departments as the population fell steadily.

Within Corrèze the nineteenth-century railway planners, influenced in part by the department's topography, endowed Brive-la-Gaillarde with good connections and a major junction from which railway lines fanned out in six different directions. The railways arrived in 1860, at an opportune moment, directly after phylloxera had destroyed the local wine industry. The new railways enabled the farms in the area surrounding Brive to specialise in fruits and vegetables which they could now transport rapidly to the larger population centres of central and southern France. Locally, the new agriculture triggered the development, in the Brive basin, of related businesses and industries such as the manufacture of jams and liquors, as well as timber/paper-based packaging businesses.

In 1900 both Brive and the prefecture, Tulle each had fewer than 20,000 inhabitants. By 2010 the population of the Brive urban area had reached nearly 90,000, while Tulle still had fewer than 20,000 registered inhabitants.

Arnac-Pompadour

Arnac-Pompadour (Occitan: Arnac Pompador) sometimes simply called Pompadour is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.

The city is famous for its chateau and its stud farm, the Pompadour National Anglo-Arab Stud, headquarters of the French National Stud and France's principal production centre of Anglo-Arabian horses.

Arnac was inhabited in Gallo-Roman times by a landowner named Artonacus or Artonos.

Pompadour belonged to one of the oldest lordships in Limousin: the Lastours, Vicomte de Pompadour. A first castle was built in 1026 by Guy de Lastours to defend his possessions, coveted by the Vicomte de Ségur. He also rebuilt Arnac church and established a monastery there, given to Saint Martial's Abbey in Limoges.

As centuries went by, the suzerainty of the Pompadours spread to all the adjoining parishes. Geoffroi Hélie de Pompadour rebuilt a sumptuous castle in the 15th century. Having in 1513 inherited the illustrious Vicomté de Comborn, the House of Pompadour had reached the religious, military and political heights. Elevated to a marquisate, it died out at the dawn of the 18th century, with several successive deaths.

After that family died out, the inheritance (including the estate, the title and coat-of-arms), disputed in a long trial between the Prince de Conti and the Marquis de La Vallière, was finally transferred to the Crown. In 1745, Louis XV gave it to his favourite, Mme d'Etiolles, who became the Marquise de Pompadour.

Returned to the Crown after the death of Madame de Pompadour, the Château and the 333 ha estate (spread across several communes) became a Royal Stud. Re-established by Napoleon after the Revolution, it is currently a famous National Stud, specialising particularly in developing the Anglo-Arab breed.

Maison La Marteille's nearest village is Troche, and the nearest town is Pompadour.

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2 Jul 2014

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"A Hidden Gem"

My partner and I recently spent 1 week at La Marteille. We were both delighted with this comfortable and well appointed home. The country side is stunning as all the photographs portray and the location wonderful. For us, this truly became our home for one week. We have a treasure store of memories and the sunset wine on the terrace is something we will always remember. Our hosts, Simone and Peter, are wonderful people and made us feel extremely welcome. The cottage is beautifully done up with a touch of class. We will definitely return!

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