Welcome to campagne la gloire where we have 3 family run gites all different in their unique way .We are situated in a small hamlet in the heart of the limousin in the Haute Vienne department near Magnac-Laval. Limousin is renowned for its lush green scenery and swimming lakes. Great for cycling, fishing, exploring or just relaxing by the pool.
Onsite we have a large in ground pool which is open from april till october,large garden with childrens play area ,table tennis and an area for french boules.
THere are many places to explore and visit Oradour Sur Glane,Porcelain factories,Museums,Churches and for the more adventurous Futuroscope,Parc de belle vue,Vallee de singe,Parc reynou and much more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: limoges 40 km, Nearest railway: la souterraine 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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 Magnac Laval although small has quite a lot to offer; 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.Lac de Saint-Pardoux. is only a 25 minute drive from the gite 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.