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Maison Petite Creuse – Home 83946 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Maison Petite Creuse – Home 83946

Excellent Excellent – based on 18 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Maison Petite Creuse is a beautiful, newly-renovated French stone farmhouse located in the heart of the stunning countryside of La Creuse/Limousin. Surrounded by many safe swimming lakes (the closest just 15 minutes drive) many with sandy beaches and watersports and flowing rivers ideal for fishing (Holiday permits available locally) and situated just 15 minutes drive from the historical market town of Dun Le Palestel with all it's conveniences.

The house is nestled on the very edge of a peaceful farming hamlet consisting of just a cluster of houses, and situated a short walk from La Petite Creuse river (after which the house is named) where in the summer months children can paddle and catch small fish in the shallow waters.

The property and the Creuse region is the ideal place for couples seeking a romantic retreat, for nature & wildlife lovers along with outdoor activity enthusiasts (walking/cycling/hiking/fishing/horse riding) and perfect for families and

Maison Petite Creuse is a beautiful, newly-renovated French stone farmhouse located in the heart of the stunning countryside of La Creuse/Limousin. Surrounded by many safe swimming lakes (the closest just 15 minutes drive) many with sandy beaches and watersports and flowing rivers ideal for fishing (Holiday permits available locally) and situated just 15 minutes drive from the historical market town of Dun Le Palestel with all it's conveniences.

The house is nestled on the very edge of a peaceful farming hamlet consisting of just a cluster of houses, and situated a short walk from La Petite Creuse river (after which the house is named) where in the summer months children can paddle and catch small fish in the shallow waters.

The property and the Creuse region is the ideal place for couples seeking a romantic retreat, for nature & wildlife lovers along with outdoor activity enthusiasts (walking/cycling/hiking/fishing/horse riding) and perfect for families and groups of friends seeking a relaxing time together 'away from it all' in idyllic surroundings.

The house has been finished to a very comfortable standard combining warm rustic charm with modern comfort and conveniences. Attention to detail has been taken in retaining many charming features including original stone flooring downstairs and exposed oak beams throughout. King size beds with luxury Hypnos mattresses await you upstairs, with a thoughtfully equipped rustic farmhouse kitchen downstairs. There is a spacious open-plan lounge/dining room with a large open-fire place and wood burning stove along with many candles to create the perfect cosy atmosphere whatever the season. Maison Petite Creuse equally perfect for a romantic winter hideaway as it is for a fun-filled summer holiday.

The helpful owners and local representative are on hand to offer advice and any information, before and during your stay.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

Situated in the beautiful Northern foothills of le Massif Central the region of extinct volcanoes, La Creuse is a stunning escapist’s paradise. Dotted with safe swimming lakes and idyllic flowing rivers, watersports enthusiasts will love the possibilities for bathing, kayaking, sailing, water-skiing and wind-surfing. Fishermen will enjoy the abundant trout and carp in the region’s 3400kms of peaceful and idyllic rivers, lakes and streams along with birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers of who will not be disappointed by the breathtaking beauty and wildlife on offer.The nearby cities of Limoges, famed for its fine porcelain (1 hour), the vibrant and attractive towns of Argenton-sur-Creuse and Gueret both 30 minutes away are well worth visiting with historical centres and offer a wide range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The very pretty village of Gargilesse aptly named the artists village and one of France's most picturesque villages is just 20 minutes away, made famous by the writer George Sands who completed many of her works whilst living here. Oradour-sur-Glane - the martyred village of WWII (1 hour), La Chatre and Boussac which both have impressive weekly markets, Boussac with its castle and lovely tea rooms next door, all are within easy reach. There are many places to entertain children, the wolf park close to Gueret (35 mins) where you can see the wolves being fed, the huge labyrinth maze (be careful not to get lost!), a small animal petting farm, numerous lakes for swimming/watersports, kayaking (2&3 seater kayaks available), free local tennis courts in Fresselines, pony trekking, and slightly farther afield in the direction of Poitiers the famous theme park - Futuroscope, are just some of the activities on offer.


Fresselines is just 3km from the property and has a very pretty village centre with a church, numerous local art galleries/exhibitions, peaceful riverside walks, a free to use tennis court (collect the key from the Mairie), a boucherie, a patisserie, a great local cafe and restaurant (Restaurant des Artistes) run by a lovely French family offering everything from morning coffee on the terrace to full a la carte evening meals. During the week le menu du jour offers great value at just uro;12 per person for 3/4 courses including wine.Within 15-20 minutes drive there are numerous lakes and flowing rivers offering a variety of watersports for both adults and children alike, many opportunities to fish, historic towns and villages to explore offering a selection of fine patisseries, cafes, boulangeries, weekly local produce markets, supermarkets and other conveniences.Within 20 mins drive there is a choice of 2 good swimming lakes (Lac Bourg d’Hem the more peaceful option & Plage de Fougeres by Lac Chambon for full watersports facilities) both featuring small beaches, lakeside cafés/bars and pedalo hire. For a peaceful and secluded setting head to Lac Bourg dHem, and for the best range of watersports and activities head to the largest lake Chambon at Plage Fougeres where there is also a lakeside children's play area.The ancient ruins of Crozant, a charming village and dramatic gorge are just a 10-15 minute drive. Situated down by the river overlooking the beautiful gorge/river you will find Hotel du Lac, Crozant, with a lovely restaurant and bar with an elevated terrace, the ideal setting for a romantic evening meal whilst enjoying the sunset. The hotel here offers good value kayak hire and daily boat trips along the peaceful Creuse river. In Crozant village centre there is a fine dining restaurant - Auberge de la Vallée run by a locally celebrated michelin starred chef Sebastien Proux. The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu along with a menu du jour.The closest towns with all conveniences including ATMs, large supermarkets and wine cellars head to either Dun le Palestel or Aigurande both a 15 minute drive away.If golf or pampering spa treatments are more your thing then why not head to the nearby golf & spa resort with fine dining restaurant approx 25 mins drive away in the beautiful Vallee Noire. Here you will find a superb 18 hole golf course managed by the International Americh Group, there is also a club house and shop with all equipment available for hire. The luxury spa offers a wide range of treatments including full spa day packages, hydromassage, sauna, jacuzzi along with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Alastair D
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Calendar updated::
15 Feb 2017
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United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French

This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Apr 2009. Located in Creuse, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £490 to £650.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Feb 2017.


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Guest reviews

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“Wonderful house, great holiday”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2016

We had a great holiday at La Maison Petite Creuse.. The owner, Alastair, has been very helpful. He answered all my questions before the holiday very quickly and with lots of detail, including how we should spend our first day as our flight landed early. A few weeks before the holiday, he sent a very comprehensive guide to the area with lots of suggestions of where to go and what to do, many of which we did - we tried all of his suggested patisseries.... On arrival at the house (following Alastair's very clear directions), we found a very nice welcome bottle of wine and some chocolate - very well received... The house is great and in a beautiful location, it has all mod cons (including a dishwasher....) and has great rustic charm. There is a very large garden with plenty of places for the kids to explore and some swings to play on. We even had cows in the field next door! We are a family of four and were very comfortable, the house can easily accommodate 7. The house is set in a very small hamlet a few minutes drive from Fresselines, it is very quiet, all you hear at night are the owls and crickets... The local lake beaches are great and only a short drive and we found plenty of things to do with the kids. I would recommend this house and this part of France to anyone, we had a fabulous holiday.

“Lovely house set in peaceful countryside”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2015

We spent 2 weeks during July in this wonderful place. The house is very charming, comfortable, clean and tranqill. Especially the big garden and the small river "Petit creuse" which is only 10 minutes walk away, we enjoyed a lot ! There are many interesting places and good restaurants to visit very close by. The owner is very helpful and friendly.

“Idyllic House and Gardens in a rural paradise”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2015

It would be difficult to find two more professional, efficient and delightful owners as Alastair and his Mother. All the booking procedures went extremely smoothly and Alastair demonstrated great care and attention to detail by maintaining contact with us in the run-up to our holiday. He also provided comprehensive details of local restaurants, places to see and much more, all prior to the holiday which really helps one to plan ahead if one wants to. A bottle of wine and chocolates on our arrival was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated. Maison Creuse is a delightful property set in beautiful grounds/gardens and everything one needs is available in the house and in the gardens. The latter has beautiful trees, shrubs and flower beds and lots of secret hideaways that kids would love, including the hammock! The internal character of the house is wonderful and it is all beautifully furnished and with super comfortable beds If you are seeking a holiday base where you have the choice of perfect relaxation with all the amenities one could ask for as a couple or as a family with children from which you are in 'touching distance' of the magnificent river Creuse and the beautiful surrounding countryside and villages, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. We thoroughly recommend Maison Creuse to you and Alastair will make it that much more special.

“A very comfortable excellent house and garden in a tranquil rural setting”

Reviewed 26 May 2015

This rates as one of the best holiday lets we have ever stayed in. It is very well equipped with with everything you need and everything is very good quality. The beds are very comfortable the garden is large sunny and private with plenty of trees for shade as required. Our lasting impression is of being able to relax surrounded by constant birdsong.

“Beautiful and charming farmhouse in tranquil surroundings”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2014

A beautiful,stunning, rustic farmhouse with lovely big garden and peaceful surroundings. Very well equipped with games e.g. table tennis, BBQ, swings, hammock, net (for badminton), garden furniture, 2 fairly old bikes( ok for a mile or 2 but not great on hills).Plenty of tea light lanterns for those lovely evenings in the garden by the fire pit. Very secluded with some great trees ( one very large fir tree good for climbing). Curious cows were the only overlooking neighbours. Very comfortable beds and lots of little extras to make it homely. Fresselines has a restaurant serving a nice lunch at good price and patisserie nearby good. Monet walk worth doing. Crozant beautiful with reasonable kayak hire at hotel du Lac. Gargilesse very pretty. La Celle Dunois beautiful too. Swimming at Fougeres Lac Chambon fairly quiet and has a little floating island you can swim out to. We went with our 15 year old son, and our 2 friends and we all really enjoyed it.

“Well-equipped gite in beautiful peaceful setting”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2013

Maison Petite Creuse was the ideal holiday rental for our party which consisted of two small children (4 and 18 months), their parents and grandparents. The house is well furnished, very child-friendly and comfortable, and the garden is ideal for all ages with plenty to occupy children of this age. The house is in a very peaceful location. The folder of local information was the best we have seen in a holiday house and an added bonus was the meals available to order from Alison, the caretaker - delicious!

“Home from home, amazing holiday in beautiful surroundings!”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2013

We stayed with our 3 young children and grandparents for a week in July. The house was beautiful and comfortable for our stay. I thoroughly recommend staying here as the owners have renovated the house to a high standard and provided extras to make your stay so comfortable. We found the communication and booklet advising of local things to do invaluable and helpful. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed using the children's toys and games too. It is very rural but this suited us fine and felt completely relaxed during our stay.

“La Maison Petite Creuse was the most beautiful place I've stayed in all my trips to France”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2013

My husband chose this area to stay in because of the good reviews about mountain biking in the Monts de Gueret. If you are into biking and want family friendly, all ability routes with much to do besides, including swimming in rivers, walking and culture, but also want fantastic quality , value for money accommodation, I would highly recommend staying at la Maison Petite Creuse. We had a great week, first week in July, the weather was good, just one wet day. The Monts de Gueret region is about 20 to 40 minutes drive from the house, but there is plenty to cycle to to see from the door too. It is however very rural and very quite at this time of the year, even the little patisserie was closed the week we were there, as was the next nearest and the depot de pain at the little restaurant quickly ran out of bread so we couldn't get fresh bread and croissant for breakfast everyday which was a minor disappointment. The house was lovely, well equipped and very comfy and the garden beautiful. The little welcome extras, tea, coffee, wine and chocolate were also a nice touch. However the all important laminated sheet of important instructions was not prominently displayed and we didn't find it until the Tuesday of our stay!

“Outstanding in every way”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2012

My family and I (including 3 small children) spent a week here in July and had an absolutely wonderful time. The gite was spotless when we arrived, the housekeeper had left fresh flowers, and a few veggies form her garden. There was a lovely bottle of wine and chocolate too which was a lovely welcome. The information and recommendations provided by Alastair the owner were obviously well thought through and really from experience with detailed descriptions of activities, locations and directions which I would recommend following to the letter. The gite was incredibly well appointed and even had toys for the kids as well as adults and is reality is even more picturesque than the photos on the web. I would highly recommend a visit. Sam

“An excellent location in a quiet and beautiful part of France”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2012

We stumbled upon this holiday rental through hours of browsing the internet in search of a decent location for our vacation. The correspondence between the English owner and us went very fast and good. A booking was arranged quickly and we received all the information needed. Upon arriving at the house, we quickly saw that this was going to be an ideal stay. We were located at the end of a dead end street, in a completely quiet and peaceful little village called Fresselines. The house was very clean, all comfort and conveniences were there to make our stay as great as we wanted: nice, clean and large bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, an absolutely beautiful and large garden for the kids to play in,... There's a lot of attention to detail, as the house is beautifully adorned with little paintings, candles and other trinkets. It all makes the sense of excellence stronger. Beforehand, we received a lot of information from the owner on what to do in the surrounding villages. That really helped a lot and spared us time to look up stuff ourselves. In all, we've had a very lovely vacation at this place. For those of you looking for beautiful surrondings, peace, quiet and an excellent place to stay: don't wait any longer and book 'La Petite Maison Creuse'!

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