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18C holiday cottage in a quiet village in the New Aquitaine, SW France. – Home 163437 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

18C holiday cottage in a quiet village in the New Aquitaine, SW France. – Home 163437

Excellent Excellent – based on 15 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Welcome to Limousin-Cottage! If you are looking for somewhere to rest, chill out, and completely recharge your batteries, this little one-bedroomed holiday cottage in the beautiful Haute Vienne, South-West France, is perfect for you!

The 18C stone-built cottage is quaint, full of character, and is quietly situated behind the village church and away from the road. You can park safely, off-road, directly in front of your door. The area is known as the French Lake District, with forested mountains, rivers and lakes, and many medieval towns and villages to explore. The cottage is just 30 minutes north of Limoges, the capital of the Haute Vienne, and Limoges airport is a 45 minute drive away. There are direct flights from several UK airports with Ryanair and Flybe. New for 2017! British Airways flights from Gatwick to Limoges, May to September.

There is an excellent, FREE Wi-Fi Internet connection. Your well-behaved pet is welcome.

Limousin-Cottage is a traditional and

Welcome to Limousin-Cottage! If you are looking for somewhere to rest, chill out, and completely recharge your batteries, this little one-bedroomed holiday cottage in the beautiful Haute Vienne, South-West France, is perfect for you!

The 18C stone-built cottage is quaint, full of character, and is quietly situated behind the village church and away from the road. You can park safely, off-road, directly in front of your door. The area is known as the French Lake District, with forested mountains, rivers and lakes, and many medieval towns and villages to explore. The cottage is just 30 minutes north of Limoges, the capital of the Haute Vienne, and Limoges airport is a 45 minute drive away. There are direct flights from several UK airports with Ryanair and Flybe. New for 2017! British Airways flights from Gatwick to Limoges, May to September.

There is an excellent, FREE Wi-Fi Internet connection. Your well-behaved pet is welcome.

Limousin-Cottage is a traditional and very quaint 18C stone cottage, in a quiet off-road location, in a tiny Haute Vienne village, and roughly a mile away from the nearest small town, St Sulpice Les Feuilles, 87160. If you yearn for a get-away-from-it-all vacation in the countryside, and peace and quiet, the cottage is ideal for you! The region is one of the most sparsely populated and unspoilt areas of France, and has forests, lakes and mountains in abundance. The area is known as the Lake District of France, and has recently become part of the new super-region of Nouvelle Aquitaine. The air is pure and revitalising, and the light can be astonishingly beautiful, which is why the artist Renoir did so much of his work here.

You can do as much or as little as takes your fancy during your stay. During the Spring and Summer there are all sorts of fetes, markets, concerts and antique fairs going on. There is a comprehensive information pack in the cottage.

For a 4-week stay, any time, we offer 4 weeks for the price of 3! Should you wish to book a 4 week stay, please request a quote in the usual way.

There are always excellent markets and brocantes (car boot sales) going on all over the region. The cottage is absolutely perfect for weekly lets or for longer stays, and is ideally situated for easy access to the whole of the Haute Vienne region, for those of you wishing to house-hunt, or just to get to know the region. Junctions 21/22 are just a few minutes drive away. Limoges, the capital of the Haute Vienne, is around a 30 minute drive away. Limoges airport is a 45 minute drive away.

The cottage fronts onto a safe little courtyard parking area for residents or guests - and is well away from the road. You can park safely, off-road, directly in front of your door. There is open countryside in all directions from the village, with quiet lanes passing through quaint hamlets for lovely walks. From the garden at the rear you can enjoy countryside views in this beautiful location, and listen to the birdsong. It is lovely to sit outside until bedtime with a glass or two of wine, marvel at the crystal-clear night sky and spectacular star constellations, and you may even hear the beautiful song of the nightingale who sings his little heart out in the Summer. There is exterior lighting for your convenience.

The cottage is a perfect getaway for a couple to relax and unwind, but can sleep up to four. Your baby or infant can share the double bedroom - a travel cot can be provided at no extra charge, as well as a high chair and stair safety gate. There is also a double sofabed in the sitting room, plus a single fold-up bed, ideal for use either in the sitting room or bedroom. All bedding and towels are provided.

We have a no smoking policy inside the cottage - but smokers are of course welcome to sit outside and smoke if they choose. The little bench in front of the cottage seems to be the favourite spot!

Limoges airport is just a 40 minute drive away, and is served by British Airways, Ryanair and Flybe from various UK airports. Please note - some routes are not available in Winter.

The cosy and very quaint one bedroomed accommodation offers:

A very comfortable through sitting/dining room with beamed ceilings and flagged floor, English and French TV, rUK radio by satellite, and FREE Broadband Internet access (wi-fi) for your laptop or tablet. The log-burning stove makes it a cosy retreat during the Winter, and in the heat of the Summer the very thick stone walls keep the cottage beautifully cool. There is a double sofabed in this room. There is also a DVD player, and a good selection of DVD's, books and board games to choose from. You will find a comprehensive information folder in the cottage with lots of places to go, events, local attractions, etc. The owners, Linda & Sam, are on hand should you need any local information or ideas on places to visit.

There is a compact but practical and well-equipped kitchen. There is ample crockery and glassware, and a good range of cooking utensils. The kitchen opens out into the garden and patio area. You can dine in style whether inside or outside.

The spacious and quiet double bedroom, with double bed, overlooks the garden and open countryside to the rear of the cottage, and the light and airy modern shower room, with power shower and heated towel radiator, is right next to the bedroom. All our guests remark on how comfortable the bed is and how well they sleep. My theory is that it's the pure, fresh Limousin air that tires them out!

The cottage is practical and well-equipped for a longer stay too, with washing machine, hoover, iron and ironing board, in fact all your likely day to day needs.It has it's own little garden and patio area at the rear for your 'al fresco' dining and barbecues, and beautiful countryside views beyond. Barbecue, table and chairs and two sun loungers provided. It is wonderful to sit out with a good book, glass of wine, and listen to the remarkable birdsong.

Nearby is a beautiful lake, Lac de Mondon, Cromac, with a lovely open air swimming pool during the Summer, fishing in the lake, and spectacular riverside walks through what can only be described as prehistoric forest. The River Benaize at this point is known as 'The Boiling Pot', for reasons which become obvious after rainfall! It is rare to encounter another living soul when on this walk. There is also a poolside bar restaurant at Lac de Mondon, with live entertainment at weekends during the Summer. In high Summer there are events going on, such as the night market, barbeque and cycle races. Last Summer we even enjoyed hot-air balloon rides by the lakeside! The Auberge du Lac de Mondon is a great restaurant for a very nice meal, and overlooks the lake.

This region is known as the French 'Lake District'. There are several other lakes in the vicinity, with beaches where you can swim, and a wide range of watersports. Lac de St Pardoux is a very large lake, with beaches, about 40 minutes' drive away. Lac d'Eguzon is about half an hour away. The area is perfect for all types and levels of fishing. We can provide our guests with comprehensive information on places to fish.

For lovers of culture, you will be spoiled for choice on a Limousin holiday. Within easy driving distance you can follow the Richard the Lionheart trail, visiting chateaux he actually stayed in along the way. You may also enjoy a visit to Montmorillon, 'the city of writers'. You may wish to visit the very poignant and thought-provoking WW2 martyr village of Oradour sur Glane, about 40 minutes drive from the cottage. Limoges itself is a very cultural and historical city, the capital of the Limousin, and famous Worldwide for it's porcelain. There are porcelain museums, and factory shops to browse around, and there is a great monthly brocante (fleamarket) in the medieval streets surrounding the cathedral. In fact, the region is a bargain-hunters paradise!

Le Dorat is another lovely medieval town in which to spend a day or evening, and there are also farmers markets, where you can buy fresh meat and other produce direct from the farmer and barbecue it yourself there and then on the barbecues provided. During the Summer there are horse-racing meetings at Le Dorat, or further afield at the national stud centre at Pompadour, where the racing, and also show-jumping, take place in a stunning setting.

A 15 minute drive from the cottage, at Les Herolles, there is a huge monthly farmers market, arguably the biggest market in France, all year round. There is livestock on show, plus a vast selection of food and non-food market stalls. It is held on the 29th of every month, unless the 29th falls on a Sunday, in which case it is held on the Monday.

We can recommend some really nice local restaurants, where you can enjoy some of the famous produce of the region, including the renowned Limousin beef. If you don't wish to drive, there is an excellent French chef in the village, Herve, who prepares authentic French meals, at weekends, to take out at surprisingly inexpensive rates.

We are happy to welcome your well-behaved pet to stay with you.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

This is a beautiful, unspoilt and very rural area of South-West France, with lakes, forests and mountains, and with lots of medieval towns to explore. The area is in fact known as the French Lake District. It is also the burial place of Richard the Lionheart, and you will find many interesting medieval towns and chateaux to visit. There is plenty to do in the local area, like fishing, swimming, hiking, horse-riding, clay pigeon shooting, water sports, canoeing or even hot-air ballooning for the more adventurous amongst you! There are always fleamarkets and vide-greniers going on in the region, and as an added bonus for those of you who love a good rummage, there is a second-hand warehouse less than 1 km along the road to St Sulpice les Feuilles, where, you name it - you are likely to find it! In the summer the official average temperature is 25 degrees, although it can get considerably warmer, often reaching 30 degrees or more. We get lots and lots of sunshine, even out of season! The cottage is also ideal for a Winter let. Just a mile or so along the road from the village is Lac de Mondon, with a beautiful open-air swimming pool, poolside bar/restaurant, and where you can take spectacular long riverside walks, with prehistoric caves and a waterfall! Limoges is a beautiful city to explore, and has a great monthly brocante or flea-market in the medieval streets around the cathedral. There is also an excellent, huge, monthly market at Les Herolles, about a 15 minute drive from the cottage. It is reported to be one of the biggest markets in France. Limoges airport (served by Ryanair and Flybe from several UK airports) is just a 40 minute drive from the cottage, or it is around a 6 to 7 hour drive down from the Channel ports. The charming nearby town of La Souterraine has a TGV fast train station.

Mailhac sur Benaize

Limousin-Cottage is ideally situated for you to explore the whole of the egion, via the toll-free A20 motorway, which is just a 5-10 minute drive away. On mid-Summers day the area participates hugely in the very popular music festival, with free open air performances in virtually all the towns, which end with fireworks. The festival in Limoges, the capital city, is very vibrant. Limoges is also a nice place for a day trip (40 minutes by car from the cottage) and is famous for its porcelain manufacturing. The museum of porcelain is a must for a visit, as also is the quarter de bouchers in the old part of the city. Also not to be missed is the very poignant martyrs village of Oradour sur Glane. In WW2 the whole village was massacred, and it has been left entirely as it stood at that time, as a tribute. From early Spring to late Autumn you will find there are Sunday car boot sales in various nearby towns and villages, as well as some great weekly and monthly markets. The nearby Lac Mondon is within walking distance, and the open air swimming pool is lovely - modern and clean - but gentlemen - you do need to wear proper swimming trunks (shorts not allowed) Depending on the timing of your visit, you will find local and national festivals going on all over the region (we provide a report for our guests which is updated regularly).

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

The owners, Linda & Sam, are on hand, and will welcome you to the cottage in person to show you how everything works and answer any queries you may have. If, at any time during your stay, an unexpected issue should arise, we will endeavour to rectify it without delay. We are here to help, should you need us, or can be as unobtrusive as you wish.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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House rules

The cottage is fine for all ages, but please bear in mind that there are stairs, not steep. We provide a cot, high chair and stairgate free of charge. We do not allow smoking inside the cottage, but of course guests are more than welcome to smoke in the garden, or the favourite spot - the little bench overlooking the courtyard and church at the front!


About the owner

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Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Apr 2011. Located in Haute-Vienne, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £229 to £289.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Mar 2017.


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“Fantastic cottage, great location and you couldn't get better”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

Currently staying in this great cottage, you couldn't get a better cottage. Ideal for 2 people. Near to supermarkets , ideal for discovering this beautiful region of France. Dog friendly. lovely owners, on hand if you need anything, we could not have chosen a better place to stay

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is a pleasure having you and the two little girls (four-legged ones LoL) stay. Sam and I hope the rest of your holiday is everything you hoped it would be. Good luck with the house-hunting!

“fantastic find”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2015

I recently stayed at the cottage and must say i enjoyed it. Sam and Linda cannot be enough help and is comforting that they are next door should you need them. I would recommend the cottage to my friends and will be staying there again I'm sure of that.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much Brendan for your kind remarks. Hope to see you again some time.

“Excellent cottage home from home”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

Lovely cottage in the heart of the limousin, Linda and Sam perfect hosts providing a lovely holiday home with all facilities in a perfect location, everything you could want, I have had a lovely time over the summer wanting for nothing. Friendly locals, wonderful scenery, perfect weather, would recommend to anyone wanting a home from home in the heart of france.

Owner's reply: We really enjoyed your company over the Summer, and wasn't it a great Summer, weather wise. It was lovely that you were able to get out and about all over the area, and that you felt so at home.

“Gem of a find in Mailhac sur Benaize 87160”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2014

What can I say about this qite. Except this is a gem of a find in a beautiful setting just behind a small church in a peaceful village close to St Sulpice and La Soutterraine. Gite has everything you need. so wel equiped is an understatement. Garden is beautiful with seclusion from the owners Linda and Sam's own house. Kitchen has full cooker, washine machine, fridge/freezer, kettle and everything else you could use. Has wifi which is included in the rental charges. One bedroom with a double bed, Fold up bed is also upstairs for extra quests. Large living / dining area decorated in typical french style. Power shower in bathroom, Quaint to say the least, pure Gem. Owners Linda and Sam are the most helpful of owners we have met, nothing is to difficult for them to help with and give advise on things to do and places to go. Linda is english but both her and sam speak both fluent french. Value for money in every way

Owner's reply: Thank you guys for such lovely comments, which are very much appreciated.

“A little gem.”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

The accommodation was clean, comfortable and cosy. Linda and Sam the owners were very friendly and helpful.

Owner's reply: Thank you guys for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to meet you both - and Archie of course! We hope you will be back in this part of the World again some time.

“Excellent place to stay”

Reviewed 8 May 2014

We have enjoyed our stay at the cottage, which is quaint, pretty and very comfortable. We have found the owners to be very friendly and helpful with lots of information on the local areas to visit, restaurants, and areas to walk/bike to. We would recommend this cottage and area to our friends who are coming to France.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our little village and found plenty to see and do in the vicinity. We wish you all the best as you continue on your European tour. Hopefully you will be back this way one day, and if you are, don't forget to pop in for a cuppa or a nice cold beer. Linda & Sam

“Perfect cottage for a quiet break”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2014

The cottage was lovely and fully equipped with everything you would need.We were lucky and had very nice weather so was lovely to sit in the garden on the sun loungers.The lovely log burner in the lounge is very good,we used it every night.The area was lovely, nice and quiet.St Sulpice les fueilles is close by,and a lovely little town to visit.There is a very nice lake to walk around with a kids play area and swimming pool,about 5 minutes from the cottage.The hosts Linda and Sam were both very welcoming after a very long drive to reach the cottage.We would definately recommend this cottage to stay at.We will definitely be back.We were looking to go back later on this year but it's fully booked! Thank you Linda and Sam for a very pleasant stay.Hope to see you again next year.Thank you.

Owner's reply: We are so pleased you loved the cottage and the surrounding area. The weather was absolutely perfect wasn't it, for you to completely chill out and enjoy a bit of warm sunshine while you recharged your batteries. Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Limousin-Cottage and we look forward very much to seeing you here again.

“Quite, Calm and Comfortable”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2014

This is a lovely little cottage in a little village. With wood burning stove, comfy bed, nice bathroom. Sam and Linda (the owners) are very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

Owner's reply: It was a pleasure to meet you both, thank you very much for such nice comments.

“lovely cozy cottage, everything provided, good central location.”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2014

We spent a week in the cottage, it was very comfortable and warm, with all you needed in the cupboards. The central location enabled us to adventure far and wide each day, so we covered a lot of the area, and it was great to come back to the cottage, turn on the English tv, and prepare for the next day. Our hosts were lovely, Linda gave us hints on where to see, and we enjoyed them all. I would certainly recommend this cottage to others, it is ideal for 2, but there is a sofa bed for another 2 if needed. Parking outside your door is another benefit, much appreciated. Totally enjoyed our stay.

Owner's reply: We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay in our little corner of the Limousin. It was lovely to meet you, and thank you so much for your kind comments.

“The perfect break”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2013

This charming cottage is by far the best accommodation we have been in by some margin. Meticulously clean, spacious and well furnished with all the facilities needed for catering. It is ideal for journeying about on day trips as it is close to the A20 motorway and within easy reach of some lovely towns via country roads should you wish to take in the scenery. My wife was very impressed with the cottage and we will be going again if they are not booked up. I would recommend this to anybody for short or long holidays. Brilliant.

Owner's reply: Thank you for such lovely remarks and we are very pleased that you both enjoyed your stay.

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