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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3
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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3
This charming 16th century traditional semi detached stone cottage is a truly peaceful retreat in the picturesque medieval and fortified village of Turenne. The village is perfectly preserved, and is officially listed since 2008 as being of special interest and natural beauty. Considered as one of the most prettiest villages in France, it applied in 2008 to be recognised as an important world heritage site. It bears the name of a powerful Viscountcy that ruled over the Limousin, Périgord and Quercy regions for over 10 years. Meander leisurely through the village back streets and byways to discover imposing houses adorned with turrets or bartizans or slate roofs which all display a spectacular old world that still exists. History comes alive all around you and takes you down to the heart and soul of the region. The property is dramatically set at the foot of the château of Turenne and its ramparts in this hilly region of Correze. The local area is known for its excellent fresh produce including walnuts, mushrooms, truffles, foie gras and cheeses. Enjoy really magnificent and breathtaking spectacular views from the property and garden with wide rolling and wooded countryside, full of wildlife, towards the Correze, the Lot and Dordogne regions. The picturesque local valleys gave inspiration for many well established French painters such as Monet. On a clear day one can distinguish as far away as the Cantal mountains and the Massif central area of France. The property is full of character and has been completely renovated to a high standard in 2007. It boasts 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 sofa bed, a shower room and WC. The master bedroom is on the first floor. One of the main features of the garden by the side of the property is the exceptional panoramic view which is ideal for taking your meals. A barbecue is available. Parking is available immediately opposite the cottage. The property named "La Plumeauvent" is an ideal pied a terre for exploring Turenne's medieval architecture at its best and the wonderful different aspects of the Correze department. There is plenty to visit including the pretty village of Sarlat, with its well restored and well renowned medieval and renaissance architecture located north of the Dordogne river. Furthermore, Beaulieu sur Dordogne is also definitely worth an excursion with its unusual 12th & 13th century Abbey church. The lively town of Brive La Gaillarde is 15km away and Limoges, famous for its porcelain, is just over an hour's drive. Both towns have international airports with regular services to the UK.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges, Nearest railway: Brive-la- Gaillarde 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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)
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 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.
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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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.
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