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Les Geais – Home 199829 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Explore the unspoilt delights of rural France from “Les Geais”. This recently renovated traditional stone cottage is situated in the centre of the Millevaches National Park area of the Limousin, also known as the French “Lake District” because of its numerous lakes, rivers and waterways. This setting offers great opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling & mountain biking while swimming, kayaking and other water sports are possible on the many lakes and rivers.

The cottage has a large open-plan living space with well equipped kitchen dining area and comfortable lounge, featuring a traditional fireplace with cosy wood burning stove. There are 2 spacious first floor bedrooms and a ground floor shower room. The renovation included excellent insulation and double glazing, so the property is suitable for year round use.

For further flexibility, there is additional accommodation in the renovated barn. This is only available during the summer months

Explore the unspoilt delights of rural France from “Les Geais”. This recently renovated traditional stone cottage is situated in the centre of the Millevaches National Park area of the Limousin, also known as the French “Lake District” because of its numerous lakes, rivers and waterways. This setting offers great opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling & mountain biking while swimming, kayaking and other water sports are possible on the many lakes and rivers.

The cottage has a large open-plan living space with well equipped kitchen dining area and comfortable lounge, featuring a traditional fireplace with cosy wood burning stove. There are 2 spacious first floor bedrooms and a ground floor shower room. The renovation included excellent insulation and double glazing, so the property is suitable for year round use.

For further flexibility, there is additional accommodation in the renovated barn. This is only available during the summer months and is never let independently, thus ensuring your privacy. Rented together they are perfect for accommodating larger groups, additionally offering a double sofa bed and 2 single beds on a mezzanine level, plus another shower room.

Sunny south facing garden the patio area with some shade protection. “Les Geais” enjoys a quiet hamlet location with all essential local services being available in the village of Bugeat, which is just a short drive or 15 min walk away.

Further details outdoors

Garden table with 6 chairs and a parasol supplied. Charcoal BBQ.

Location description from owner

The Limousin region

This is one of the most sparsely populated regions in France and the beautiful unspoilt countryside offers great opportunities for outdoor activities including :- walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking and other waterspouts, horse riding, quad biking, fishing, mushroom hunting, skiing, birdwatching and golf........to name some of the most popular.

Sightseeing : Five of the 'most beautiful villages of France' can be found in the department of the Correze, Collognes-la-Rouge, Curemonte, Saint-Robert, Segur-le-Chateau and Turenne, all of which are well worth a visit. The administrative capital of the region - the historic city of Limoges with its tradition of producing fine enamel and porcelain, has museums, cathedral, botanical gardens and plenty of restaurants and shopping. The town of Aubusson famous for its tapestries. Also explore the Gallo-Roman ruins at Les Cars, the Chateau and home to the National stud at Arnac-Pompadour, the peat bog wetland habitat of Les Tourbieres. The natural landscape at Bort les Orgues, The waterfalls at Gimmel les Cascades, the Contempoary Art Centre with its sculpture trail on the Isle de Vassiviere and the tree top activity centre of Arbre en Arbre close by. Oradour-sur-glane, a town left untouched since the German SS left, having massacred virtually all its inhabitants, shortly before the end WWII.

Bugeat

Lying roughly 1 h drive to the East of Limoges and the A20, the Millevaches Plateau is an area of natural beauty which is criss crossed with numerous footpaths, cycle routes and mountain-biking trails which can be equally explored on foot or in the saddle. The regional tradition of stone masonry is evident in the many granite crosses, wells and fountains marking the ancient routes as well as in the buildings, bread-ovens and medieval bridges. The Medieval towns of Eymoutiers, Treignac and Meymac are not far away. The lakes near Treignac, Ambrugeat and Vassiviere all have water sports activity centres and, in July and August, the lovely sandy beaches have swimming areas patrolled by lifeguards. While the Vézère and the Vienne rivers offer more adventurous Canoe and Kayaking excursions. South East towards Meymac Mont Bessou, the highest point in the Limousin, rises above the forest to a height of 1000 m with a viewing tower which offers views over the Cantal mountains.The local tourist information office in Bugeat is a great place to start. They can help out with routes for walking and cycling and offer cycle hire.

Fishing is very popular and permits are available at the Tourist Info or if you want to guarantee a catch you can reel in your own trout at the fish farm in Bugeat.

Ski: During the winter months the family ski resort of Le Mont Dore can be reached in just over an hour by car. It offers good snowboarding and skiing particularly for intermediates and beginners.

Golf: The nearest course is Golf du Chammet at Peyrelevade (approx 25 km).

And, if you are considering a move to the area, we can supply links to local estate agents to help with your house hunting.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Sue O
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Sep 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Jan 2012. Located in Correze, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £490.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Sep 2016.

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“Everything you could need in real comfort”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2016

There were so many good things about this cottage but one of the best was the level of comfort. We had rotten weather but our accommodation was so comfortable that it felt like going home. the owners really have thought about everything in terms of fitting out. The shower was lovely and we had everything we needed for self-catering, really everything and more. The beds were really comfortable and the bedrooms light and airy. I honestly couldn't fault the place and would recommend it and the area to friends and family. There is no WIFI but that's really an issue for the area rather than the property. Fantastic stay, thank you Sue and Tim and thank you as well to Richard and Mo who look after the property and who are always at hand to offer information, advice and help.

“excleent cottage in real france”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2012

this is a lovely little cottage with every home comfort thought about. The cottage is very clean, the beds are so comfortable, the kitchen has all you need to make lovely french meals. The cottage has a nice garden area o drink your wine and relax. The area is lovely and real France with lovely little villages to explore in the area. We would go back to this wonderfull cottage and would recommend it to everyone.

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and exploring the area. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

“Nice accomadation, great area for family holiday.”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2012

We found Les Geais to be as described, the owners have appear to have put considerable thought and effort into refurbishing the property, resulting in clean accommodation with modern kitchen and shower room, but have retained a nice rural feel to the place. Very quiet little hamlet on the edge of some farms and surrounded by stunning countryside. Helpful English neighbors who have lived there sometime and don't mind helping out guests with advice directions etc. No facilities in the village itself but Bugeat is not far away with most things you will need, several bars, cafes, restaurants in the town. Choice of supermarkets also within easy reach. We were out most days, fresh water lakes and beaches are great, quieter one locally, larger lake with more facilities (food, boat hire, showers etc) bit further but still an easy drive. Used as much by the French as by the tourists, very clean and family friendly. Days out exploring some of the local towns and villages, Treignac worth a look, Limousin is also worth the journey,would recommend taking the time to go to the Dordogne, up the cliffs at Rocamadour on a glorious sunny day and then down into the depths at the caves at Gouffref De Padiarc was a highlight. All in all, a comfortable base from which you can have all sorts of different types of holiday from.

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