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 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 Limousin 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.