Farmhouse in Coussac Bonneval, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France - Ideal For Extended Family Groups Or Holidays With Friends.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A quite time with the family in the French countryside
A lovely French farmhouse which is well equipped in the countryside. There is a pool at the property which was a welcome escape from the heat and there was garden furniture and BBQ available which we used quite a bit.
We struggled to eat out at restaurants locally due to either not being open, fully booked or not wanting our business so disappointing. Bars were also the same arrived one night at 19:00 to be informed they were closing at 19:15!
Hence we shopped at Lidl or Casino in Saint Yrieix la Perche 10 minute drive as the property had everything we needed it was easy to cook and have a drink without going out.
We did go to Brantome which is beautiful and about an hour away and has plean
Thanks for review. Yes, French restaurants and bars are somewhat different in their attitude! Lunchtime appears to be the main eating time., and evening drinking is very much limited to after work.
We just love the local Trout Farm down the road - you catch the fish, they gut and clean them for you whilst you enjoy a beer, then back to farmhouse to bbq the trout.
Hope to host you again sometime.
Lovely holiday cottage in a great location
We enjoyed a lovely stay at the cottage. The house is really well equipped and spacious and the garden and outside facilities are fantastic. The local area is very relaxing and peaceful and there are plenty of days out nearby too.
The photos do not do this farmhouse justice. We stayed with another family here and I was worried that we would be crowded but the farmhouse could easily house us all without getting under each other's feet.
It is also one of the best equipped gites I have ever rented! There are lots of cooking equipment for both indoor cooking and BBQ, plus a 'use and replace' policy for the dry goods.
We had lots of fun discovering the local area. Can thoroughly recommend Chateau Hautefort and Espace Hermeline for fun-filled family days out. We then returned to the farmhouse to enjoy the pool and then played lots of board games found in the gite.
Gary was really helpful with answering any queries we had before our holiday started which made it all so much more easier.
Thanks Jackie for review. Happy you had a good time.
Indeed the farmhouse is a bit of a Tardis! Will have to have another go at the web pictures 😊
Glad the Use n Replace idea works. Want the place to feel like home from home.
Great Place to Stay.
The Place was Clean and Tidy and well Equipped.
Highly recommended. I will definitely use it again.
Peace & Tranquility
The farmhouse situated in the hamlet of Le Grand Chaillaud is some 8 hours drive from the Channel ports when including stops. We chose the route west of Paris via Rouen and Chartres, then south via Orleans. Also decided to break both outward and return journeys with stopovers in Chartres. This gave a clear 4 hour drive to/from the farmhouse.
The hamlet is small, no more than a dozen houses, of which a third are holiday properties, and is situated on a loop road off the D901 that connects the village of Coussac-Bonneval with the market town of St Yrieix-la-Perche. While you can hear some road noise and the occasional train passing on the track the other side of the road the location is tranquil with only the post van or a tractor to disturb the peace of the hamlet.
The farmhouse has been thoroughly and tastefully renovated to a high standard. Upstairs there are three bedroom, one double with en suite and a further double and another with twin beds. There is also a full bathroom. The stairs are quite steep, a bit of a problem for very young children and the elderly. As we fell in the latter category we used the twin bedded room downstairs which is situated next to the ground floor toilet/shower room, effectively providing an en suite.
There is a large farmhouse kitchen area with all facilities for easily 8 - 10 people. The lounge area has several armchairs and sofas and is equipped with satellite tv, dvd/video etc. There are also plenty of board games to be found in the cupboards.
Outside there is a gravel courtyard with a very large barn opposite the house. This has not as yet been renovated and is used primarily as storage. In the courtyard is a trampoline and an inflatable pool is available as are many other outdoor games/facilities ie boule, darts, table tennis plus a bbq. The property has a large field with plenty of space for further activities such as badminton.
The Mediaeval market town of St Yrieix is a 10 min drive to the west and has supermarkets plus hardware stores, garages and a range of shops. The local services, police, fire and medical, are all to be found here plus a good swimming pool.
Coussac-Bonneval to the east of the hamlet has bars and a small shop.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful with many chateaux and interesting towns and villages. We particularly liked Segur-la-Chateau, Uzerche, Hautefout and Jumilhac-la-Grand.
In all this is a great place to relax and enjoy provincial France at its best.
Wonderfully renovated farmhouse
The farmhouse has been really well set up for a family stay. (Our party was 2 families). House was really clean on arrival and high standard of decoration. A feeling of being a home from home with a "use and replace" policy meaning that things like dishwasher tabs/ tea bags are already provided. Very well equipped kitchen. Many things provided to entertain you in the farmhouse with indoor and outdoor games; tabletennis, badminton, small blowup pool.
The region was a very pleasant one to visit with many lake swimming beaches nearby, great pool in local town and rolling countryside.
Highly recommended this well thought out farmhouse.
Local towns have excellent lakeside beaches (one in particular lake has beach, games, Zip Wire, Go-Ape type tree climbing, Velorail etc)
Flights to Limoge airport (car hire recommended).
Drive from Calais is approx 7-8hrs.
Coussac Bonneval is nearest village with 2 x Co-Op type shops, butchers & bakers - approx 2 miles
St Yrieix la Perche is nearest town, with supermarkets, swimming pool complex, markets etc - approx 6 miles.