Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

La Grue is a charming 19th century farmhouse with original beams and exposed stone work, beautifully renovated into a 3-bedroomed luxury self-contained Gîte.

The Gite is available for holiday rentals thought the year (minimum 2 night stay at off peak time ).

Gite offers UK TV package, free WiFi and a free welcome pack, owners are on site for any questions / problems. Well behaved dogs welcome local vet available for return journey.

The gite is set up to cater for up to six adults and two children sharing with their parents, one double bedroom with en-suit and two bedrooms with a double and single bed. We can provide a cot for baby if required. A private entrance with parking leads to the large lounge and kitchen/ dinner, bathroom upstairs and large garden to rear.

Behind the gite there is a large secluded garden and BBQ area, overlooking a wooded valley and in the distance Rochechouart. The views over the surrounding countryside from the rear of the gite are fabulous all seasons of the year, with the rolling hills, fields, and woodland.

We are located in the heart of 'Le Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin', and are ideally situated to explore the varied and beautiful attractions of the Haute-Vienne, Dordogne and Charente departments. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then you can fish, swim, cycle or meander around the beautiful lakes in the area. Golf is also available at 3 Golf courses nearby and there are many more attractions situated locally.

We are only 6 km from the pretty market town of St Mathieu, which provides full amenities including a petrol station, banks and a supermarket and the market town of Rochechouart is also close by which has a beautiful château and several bars, restaurants and shops.

We are situated at the Charente/ Dordogne/ Haute Vienne borders and normally receive around 2000 hours of sunshine a year on average.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach St Mathieu (man made). 4 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 50 km, Nearest railway: Limoges / Angouleme 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (3), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The accommodation consists of living room, kitchen / dining room, three bedrooms one en-suite and a bathroom.

Living room. Large spacious room (23 x 17 foot) with TV, British free to view satellite dish, and DVD player two large settees and occasional chairs, wood burning stove for heating in winter or on cold days, front door leading to courtyard which has full morning sun, ideal for an alfresco breakfast. Large beam running the length of this room. A set of stairs gives access to two of the bedrooms.

Kitchen / Dining room. This room is accessed from the living room through a low door. This room has the original stone work exposed on three sides and again a large beam runs the length of the room (16 X 16 foot.) The kitchen is fully fitted, washing machine, dishwasher, electric cooked, micro wave, toaster, kettle, all cutlery, and crockery, pots and pans, sink etc. There is a table and chairs in the dining room to seat six people and a breakfast bar with stools for less formal eating. There is a door leading to the rear garden and BBQ area, and the view from this side of the gite is fabulous. There is another set of stairs leading to the bathroom and bedroom number 3.

Bedroom 1. This bedroom overlooks the front courtyard and has the en-suite facility (16 x 11 foot). The room has a double bed, clothes storage unit, bed side cabinet and an electrical radiator. The en-suite has a shower, vanity sink unit, storage area, heated towel rail and WC. All the bedrooms have beams running the full length of the room.

Bedroom 2. This room overlooks the rear of the gite and has an impressive view over the trees and hills towards Rochechouart (16 x 13 foot.) This room has a double and a single bed, a clothes storage unit, bed side cabinet and an electrical radiator. One wall has the original stonework exposed. There is a low door giving access to the shared bathroom.

Bedroom 3. This room also overlooks the rear of the gite and has the same impressive view (16 x 13 foot.) This room has a double and single bed, a clothes storage unit, bed side cabinet and an electrical radiator. Two walls have the original stonework exposed, and the roof beams are also visible, a Velux window adds lots of light to this vaulted room. The shared bathroom is next door to this room.

Shared bathroom. The shared bathroom has a shower, vanity sink unit, storage area, WC, heated towel rail and the water heater is in this room. This bathroom has two doors one from bedroom 2 and one from the stairs leading from the kitchen /dining room, so you must remember to lock both doors or you may be caught out!!

The Garden. Large area at rear of gite with BBQ facilities, chairs, loungers, the ideal location to chill out and admire the view over a long cool beer or a large glass of wine. Ideal area for children to play save and secure from the road but lots of room to run around.

Further details outdoors

The nearest village is Cheronnac which has a small bar and post office, and is about one kilometer down the road, the other direction is Vayres which has a number of small essential shops and a bar.

We are only 10 minutes from the town of St-Mathieu which has a good supermarket and general shops. There is also a swimming lake and artificial beach here for the children, crazy golf, children's play ground and canoe & pedalo hire during the peak summer. It's a wonderful place for a picnic, with plenty of shade under the trees surrounding the lake.

Further details

Security and refundable breakage deposit required when booking gite of 150 GBP which will be refunded after the gite has been thoroughly checked (refund usually done one week after guests have left).

We expect guests to leave the Gite as they find it as far as cleanliness is concerned, failure to do so may result in a 50 GBP reduction from the security deposit for the additional cleaning required.

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

The Haute Vienne (87) is the least industrialized region of France and it is famous for vast expanses of Chestnut and Oak forests, pleasant villages and large lakes. There is a wide range of outdoor activities and a diverse variety of wildlife in the area and the area has now been designated as part of France's newest Parc Regionale.

We are situated at the Charente/ Dordogne/ Haute Vienne borbers and normally receive around 2000 hours of sunshine a year on average.

Whilst the area provides the perfect setting for a summer holiday it is also particularly beautiful in the spring and autumn, when the changing colours of the seasons are a photographers dream and the weather can be very pleasant for walking and cycling.

The attractions of the other departments of Limousin, namely, Correze (19) and Creuse (23) are within easy reach as are neighbouring Charente (16) & The Dordogne (24).


The capital of the Haute-Vienne is Limoges, this is a very attractive city famous for it's porcelain.

St Mathieu. Large lake here with a man made beach ideal for swimming, boat hire and crazy golf. (4 Km)

Videix. Large lake here with two man made beaches ideal for swimming. (7 Km).

Rochechouart, a very attractive château town with a small artificial beach area at the lake.

Brantome. Lovely picturesque village set up for the tourist market, river walks canoeing, craft shops, glass works.

Confolens, a small medieval city on the rivers Vienne and Gorre.

Chassenon. An impressive Gallo-Roman thermal bath house.

Poitiers. Futuroscope is a virtual reality park, exploring state-of-the-art visual technology in a futuristic architectural environment.

A total of 26 châteaux of varying ages may be visited , all steeped in history.

There are many sites close to the Gite where you can see medieval cave paintings.

There are also 10 Castles in this department alone and many museums, exhibitions and art centres which include such diverse exhibits as plants, animals, insects, poets, porcelain and enamels.

A Heritage Trail, Route Richard Coeur de Lion - Richard the Lion heart.