La Maison Droite, Turenne
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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Charming 17th century house in the heart of picturesque medieval village of Turenne. This gite is one of the slate-roofed, mellow stone houses which lies under the protective towers of a once-mighty fortress. Turenne, with its impressive history of its viscounts and with its spectacular views across the Correze, Lot and Dordogne, is a truly peaceful and unspoilt location for a holiday to explore this beautiful area.
Turenne is considered as one of the most beautiful villages in France and it has various sites and attractions nearby.
The recently renovated gite (2011)is ideal for a couple or couple with a child and/or baby (travel cot available on request). The upstairs contains one large bedroom with a double and a single bed. Bed linen and towels are provided. A separate bathroom is adjacent with a bath and shower. The ground floor comprises a comfortable and tasteful living area and well-equipped kitchen. There is a quaint balcony/terrace with table and chairs where you can watch the life of Turenne pass you by below.
Situated on one of the most picturesque pedestrian streets in Turenne, the house is both private and quiet and vehicular access is possible for loading. Public parking is available within easy walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac du Causse 18 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive Vallée de la Dordogne airport at Cressensac 11 km, Nearest railway: Brive-la- Gaillarde 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
There is a quaint balcony/terrace with table and chairs where you can watch the life of Turenne pass you by below.
There are several free parking areas in Turenne. The gite is situated on a pedestrian street but you are able to drive up Rue Droite and park in front of the gite whilst you unload and then park in one of the various free parking areas.
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday but this maybe flexible outside the peak seasons. Arrival is normally after 4pm to allow for cleaning and changing of sheets etc. Departure is before 10am.
About this location
The Limousin region
The area surrounding Turenne is beautifully diverse. There are the green rolling hills of the Correze, the limestone country of the Lot with its marvellous caves and canyons where villages cling to the cliff face and then there is the lush river valley of the Dordogne. The area is a haven for walkers, cyclists, canoeists, horse riders and water-lovers. The land is full of history and myths, and its architecture remains well preserved. The area is also famous for its gastronomy. This is the country of walnuts, chestnuts,truffles, mushrooms, foie-gras and excellent wine including a delightful red, Mille et Une Pierres from the nearby vineyard of Branceilles, and the aperitif wines "Vin de Paille" and "Vin de Noix". Salers distillery at Turenne Gare. Glanes near Bretenoux. All of this can be experienced at close proximity to La Maison Droite gite in Turenne. Summer is long and warm, preceded by a short early spring and followed by a warm autumn.
Facilities at Turenne: Castle and garden. Religious and historic buildings. Mini-market. Tourist Information Office. Pharmacy. 2 restaurants, bar. Creperie. Souvenir shops. Local craft shops. Doctor. Exhibition on the history of Turenne. Local exhibitions.
Sites to visit near to Turenne:
Stunning village of Collonges-la Rouge (10km), built entirely of redsandstone.
The tranquil and beautiful River Dordogne.
Sacred clifftop village of Rocamadour (40km)built high up in the cliffs.
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (31km),beautiful riverside town.
The subterreanean world at Gouffre de Padirac (33km), the most famous chasm of Europe.
Grottes de Lacave (32km),impressive caves.
Prehistoric park at Lacave (32km), the largest in Europe.
Lascaux (43km) the famous prehistoric cave paintings.
Limoges (120km) famous for its Porcelain.
Activities within 20 mins drive: Fishing (possible at the bottom of the village in Turenne Gare), swimming, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding, golf, theatre, hiking, caving and wine tours.
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18 Jul 2014
"lovely little cottage, tucked away in a tiny cobbled street on a hill."
We really enjoyed our stay here. The owner was there to meet us when we arrived and everything was there to make our stay comfortable. We really loved the area and would love to go again. The village … More
9 Jul 2013
We loved our stay here. Turenne has been justly named one of the most beautiful villages in France, and la Maison droite is right in the centre of it. The property has all the conveniences you would w… More
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