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Gîte Signal House, La Barrière, The Railway House – Home 6804689 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Gîte Signal House, La Barrière, The Railway House – Home 6804689

  • Gite
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

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Gite / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


For rent in France in the Haute Vienne, Limousin, an original signal house for lovers of the French countryside. In the village St Brice sur Vienne (16 miles from Limoges and a 20-minute drive to Limoges airport), you'll find our former railroad house. It is surrounded by woodland and is a 1-minute stroll from the River Vienne, a tributary of the River Loire.

The signal house is privately owned and furnished to the taste of the artist owners. It can accommodate 4 people in 2 bedrooms, and we do have another small folding single bed available for a small 5th person.

It has a spacious kitchen dining room with cooking facilities and a wood burner. sofa, armchairs, table and 6 chairs.

Also on the ground floor is a large bedroom with 2 single beds, a wardrobe and a new walk-in shower room with washbasin and heated towel rail.

There is a second toilet downstairs.

Upstairs is a bathroom with a shower, toilet and wash-basin.

There is a large double bed and a table, chairs and a large wardrobe.

In winter the wood burner and electric heaters keep you warm and snug. In the height of summer, the house remains cool and comfortable thanks to the shutters and thick stone walls.

The house no longer functions as a signal house. La Barrière (rail crossing) next door is automatic. There is a small local train passing by a few times a day that stops in the village, but you get used to this very quickly. There are trains from the village to Limoges, Angouleme and one stop to the local town of St Junien. You can pay on the train if boarding at St Brice. From a station with a ticket office, you must buy your ticket at the station.

There is a bakery, chemist and restaurant bar-tabac a few minutes walk from the house. The house is just outside the Northern boarder of the stunning Périgord Limousin Natural Regional Park which stretches from the River Vienne, down to the Dordogne in the south of the park. There are stunning walks, cycle rides and drives in the surrounding area and kayaking available nearby. If you have a car, you will find yourself on one of the hundreds of country roads that wind through the area. Old stone bridges bring you over numerous little streams that cross your path. The local roads are well engineered and there is very little traffic. Woodland and small meadows are home to rich wildlife and beautiful Limousin cows. The sleepy villages that you will encounter on your way are not yet deluged with tourists, so expect to speak French in what is truly authentic French countryside.


Sleeps four in 2 bedrooms

One double bed in a bedroom upstairs

Shower room and toilet upstairs


One large bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room


Radio with a record player

One wood burner downstairs

Kitchen lounge

Gas Hob - 4 burners

Small electric oven

Fridge freezer

Downstairs toilet

Bedlinen, towels, soap, loo roll included


Wood for wood-burners

Basics included olive oil, coffee, tea, sugar etc


Table chairs parasols for the terrace in the shed.

2 bikes in the shed

Bakery, Bar Tabac, Post office and pharmacy 5 min walk in the village

Off- road parking 20 meters from the house. Bag drop next to the house.

Excellent restaurants in the area,

Rich and varied wildlife

Near to main shopping area St Junien

Great walking from the door to river Vienne and nearby hamlets.


Wild swimming and swimming pool (indoor and 2 outdoor pools) nearby.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is the fastest way of getting around. There are two bikes available for guests (a mountain bike and a Dutch city bike) and France is an excellent place for cycling. You can also rent bicycles that are delivered and collected. We do have a train station in the village, but you need to check the timetable as trains only stop a few times a day.

Interaction with guest

When you have made a booking we let you know where to find the house keys. During your stay you can contact us via text or email. In terms of immediate help we will have someone local who will help out with any problems.


Check in time: 12:00, Check out time: 12:00
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).

Damage deposit: (£171.98) €200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Iris B.
Average reply time:
3 hours 45 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
25 Feb 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Dutch

This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Oct 2015. Located in Haute-Vienne, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £412.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2019.


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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Iris (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Iris (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Iris (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Iris the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Iris (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Iris (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Iris (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Iris (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Iris (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Iris (the owner) a message.

If Iris (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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