Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 215775
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Gite / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Swimming pool
- Not suitable for children
- Car essential
- Pets welcome
Description from owner
Weir Cottage is the perfect place for you to unwind and relax. We are in the heart of the Haute Vienne, surrounded by a river and with our own 2 acre lake (you are welcome to fish).
The gite is for 2 people and has use of our above-ground pool and jacuzzi, it has it's own BBQ etc outside, an ideal romantic getaway. When you come over our bridge you enter, what our other guests have described as a 'piece of paradise' and we look forward to welcoming you.
The Limousin region
The Limousin is a largley undiscovered region, marked by its stunning natural beauty and rich history. Its wonderful landscape, forests, famous lakes, ancient chateaux and picturesque villages are only just being searched out.
The area is famed for it's 'boeuf rouge' or red Limousin cattle which produce some of the best beef in the world, its many French Oak Orhcards and sweet chestnuts, as well as being a major timber producing area. The capital of the region, Limoges has a wonderful mediaeval 'butchers' quarter, it is famous for it's porcelain and has the mighty river Vienne at it's heart.
Limousin is one of the least densely populated regions of France, and is therefore largely unspoilt. Its rolling, wooded landscape is dotted with quaint villages, churches and castles. The area is also a calling point for some of France's major rivers, including the Dordogne, the Vienne, the Creuse and the Cher, and is therefore also well-known for its excellent fishing. Watersport lovers will be spoilt for choice, the gorges, rivers and plentiful lakes mean it is an ideal location.
Summer temperatures are reliable and regularly exceed 30 degrees C, and while the winters can be very cold and we do get snow, they are short and then the Spring flowers are a joy to behold. So, whatever the season, there will be something to delight.
The local town of Châteauponsac, although small has quite a lot to offer; a local museum (a regular tardis), a lovely old roman church and bridge (which has just been renovated), bar / restaurants, shops and other useful things such as banks, supermarket with 24hr petrol and vet if you bring your dog . You can find Kayaking lessons, swimming and cyling at the local camping grounds, which also offers organised events during July and August and, of course the fetes and vide greniers (car boot sale).
The area, with its many hills, lakes and rivers, is superb for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, photography, bird watching and painting, it was certainly good enough for the famous artist Fred Yates, who lived locally until just before his recent death. Lac de Saint-Pardoux. is only a 15 minute drive from the cottage and on this huge lake you can enjoy all manner of watersports and horse riding. Limoges, also has much to offer with it's museums and aquarium (which boasts over 300 species of fish), eat at the restaurants, or just do some shopping.
Further afield is the immense lake, Vassivier where you can enjoy a dining cruise which takes a good 2 hours, the lake is so big!! The mediaeval town of Chauvigny is well worth a visit to see the Faulkner fly everything from huge storks, all manner of raptors to owls and parrots within the old castle walls.
There is just so much to see and do that it can't be listed here but, we can point you in the right directions when you want to venture out.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed
- 1 shower rooms
- Not suitable for children
- Pets welcome
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Shared garden
- Private fishing lake or river
- Boat available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 14 Jan 2016
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- Credit cards accepted
Languages spoken: English, French
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- Very Good
“Peace and tranquility away from it all....with friendly hosts.”
Weir Cottage was ideally sited for us to enjoy a total switch off from the hub bub of daily life. The gite was comfortable and well equipped with simple cooking facilities, our own BBQ and outdoor space. If you like peace and quiet to read a book or just enjoy nature, or fishing on a very well stocked lake this is for you. The owners, Taunya and Brian are friendly and welcoming. The local supermarket was only about a 10 minute drive. There was plenty to do and see in the surrounding area.
Thanks very much for taking the time to do this review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us.
“Fourth visit and planning the next one.”
As usual Taunya and Brian were perfect hosts, there if you needed something and giving you space if you didn't. At this price you shouldn't expect the Ritz, the gite is compact, comfortable, well equipped and good value for money. This stunning location is perfect for anglers, bird watchers and nature lovers of any kind, ideal to chill out, read a book or catch carp to 30 pounds. Liked best: the company and the fishing. Liked least: leaving.
Thankyou very much for taking the time to review the gite. We look forward to seeing you next year. Taunya and Brian
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