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Make a holiday rental property or gite in Haute-Vienne your home away from home

Haute Vienne is a rural department of central France bordering Dordogne, flanking the Massif Central. It is a green and wooded, with hidden villages and tiny hamlets adorning the countryside. There are many breeds of cattle unique to Haute Vienne, leading to some of the best rural cuisine in the entire country.

Things to do on holiday in Haute Vienne, France

Despite being landlocked in the centre of France, a rural gite in Haute Vienne has access to some stunning beaches. The man made Lake of Vassiviere was created in 1950, and has kept the Haute Vienne accommodation rentals in the area busy ever since. There are not only a huge range of water sports available but also vast expanses of beaches to relax and sunbathe on. The area is crossed by a massive number of walking trails and cycling routes, through the most beautiful and serene countryside in the region.

The Parc Naturel Regional Perigird-Limousin is a beautiful rural area, where local crafts like chestnut woodworking are encouraged and are once again thriving. The park organises many family holiday orientated activities, from nature walks to festivals and workshops.

This was an area which has a great association with Richard the Lionheart, and the corridor of medieval villages (Saint-Robert, Segur-le-Chateau), castles (Coussac-Bonneval, Chateau Monbrun), and charming churches bear witness to this.

There are a number of unique events to be enjoyed from a rural gite in Haute Vienne. The last weekend of August sees the annual tractor racing finals arrive in St Junien, and the velo-rail de Bussiere Galant is open during July and August.

Places to holiday in Haute Vienne, France

The devastated remains of Oradour sur Glane serve as a haunting reminder of the bitter fighting of WWII. Wherever you have decided to take a holiday rental gite in Haute Vienne, Oradour sur Glane is an essential destination, even if you just drive through.

The luxurious capital of Haute Vienne, Limoges is a cultural hotbed offering excellent nightlife too. Limoges celebrates many festivals throughout the year, and the university ensures that there are always a range of events going on and the nightlife remains vibrant.

Bellac sits on the shores of Lake St-Pardoux, where fishing thrives. Water sports on the lake are also encouraged, but the town is best known for its theatrical heritage. Theatre lovers will be extremely satisfied if they take a Haute Vienne gite in Bellac in either June or July, as the Festival Bellac rolls into town.

Weather in Haute Vienne, France

Haute Vienne has a semi-continental climate, with average temperatures in the summer hovering around the 25°C mark, ideal for exploration of the beautiful countryside surrounding any of the holiday accommodation in Haute Vienne. Winters can be cold, with temperatures averaging 6°C during the days.

Flights to Haute Vienne, France

Holiday property in Haute Vienne is easy to get to, with the Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG) receiving direct flights from across the UK, supplied by Ryanair and Flybe. Alternatively, the TGV service runs from Paris to Limoges, which connects to the Eurostar from London Waterloo.

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Recent Reviews

Loved it here for our second stay

5 of 5
This was our second stay here and we could have stayed closer to what we we doing but we enjoyed our stay here last time so came back. The house is very clean and tidy, which I must say is so nice to have when going away. The house has everything you could need for your stay, from water bottles, blankets to snuggle under on a cold night, to a full kitchen of appliances and cooking items. The large fire has an amazing stock of wood and when it is going really sets the romantic feel, as well as a board game and bottle of wine or two....... The house has been restored to a good standard, with how it looked before the labour of love began to restore the house to way it is today. great position in Bellac, close to most things on foot and a very short drive to the main supermarkets.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Lovely, well equipped and clean cottage.

5 of 5
I have stayed in numerous gîtes in France and this is probably the nicest of all. It's very well equipped with high quality fixtures and fittings, and immaculately presented. Owners Lisa and Andy are nearby if you need anything but otherwise you have complete privacy. It's a great area for walking and cycling/mountain biking and the private lake is great for a relaxing few hours fishing - I caught many perch during my stay and one close to 3lbs. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

Beautiful Gite/Villa

5 of 5
Lovely villa in the countryside. Comfortable and well equipped. Warm and plenty of wood for the log burners which we loved. TV and bluray dvd player with large selection of dvds available. Loving the dining room table!! A fabulous place to stay. Pool looks amazing but obviously due to being winter not used. Definitely recommend this house. Lovely walks and especially the little lake down the road where we watched a muskrat and deer. Found an English run pub/bar/hotel in Champsac about 2-3 kilometres away. Would be great in summer with more activities available. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016