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Make a holiday rental cottage or villa in Limousin your home away from home

Limousin is considered one of the best-kept secrets in France. A stunning rural region filled with lakes, rolling valleys and forested mountains crossed by fish filled rivers. The tiny hamlets and villages conceal treasures of French rural life, and some of the finest rural cottages and gites in Limousin. Taking any of the Limousin holiday accommodation available will ensure you enjoy a relaxing and tranquil holiday surrounded by fabulous scenery, wildlife and the diverse rural cultures of 'real' France.

Things to do in Limousin, France

The landscape of Limousin has a long history, from the pre-historic to the Romans, and the heather strewn moorlands were the inspiration for many of Monet's famous paintings. There are a huge number of important sites and town's in France's history, from Limoges, the porcelain centre with the towering cathedral, to Bourganeuf, the centre of the Templa Knights, and from the remains of the city gates in La Southerraine to Chalus, where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded.

For food lovers, there is plenty to fill a self catering Limousin holiday rental. Limousin specialises in sheep and the Limousin cattle bred in the region. Fish from the mountain streams and the fruit and mushrooms from the miles of forests and fruit plantations mean that there are plenty of local delicacies to experiment with in a self catering Limousin cottage, not to mention the cheese and gateaux famous in Limousin.

Limousin is a rural area, and therefore there is no end of fabulous walking, cycling and horse riding options. From a Limousin holiday property you also have the flexibility to take a kayak on one of the Mountain Rivers, white water raft or fish along the peaceful banks of the streams and lakes.

There are also a great variety of golf courses available in Limousin. Taking a Limousin gite or holiday cottage will let you enjoy the nine golf courses in Limousin, all of which are open to visitors all year round.

From a Limousin property, you can also enjoy hot air ballooning or tackling the world's largest maze of Le Labyrinthe, which holds within its magnitude of paths a number of clues to help you, and giant games to occupy you when you get lost!

Places to holiday in Limousin, France

The region is split into three departments, Correze, Haute-Vienne and Creuse. The tapestry museum in Aubusson is a huge attraction in Creuse, and has helped it become a major tourist centre. It is highly rural, covered in forestry, with Limousin holiday properties sparse, but idyllic.

Weather in Limousin, France

Summer temperatures in Limousin often reach over 32°C, sometimes even soaring to 40°C, and staying in a Limousin holiday rental will expose you to 2000 hours of sun per year. However, the winters are long, and snow is not uncommon, as Limousin is mainly an upland area.

Travel to Limousin, France

Limoges Airport (LIG) now receives regular flights from the UK. RyanAir have opened up this remote rural region, and the gems of rural France are being discovered with delight, and holiday cottages in Limousin have become hugely popular.

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                                                                                                        A top quality gite

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                                                                                                        This is a very rural gite, but not too far from a small town with most amenities. There is also a popular english-speaking restaurant in the town. The gite is fully equipped with top quality contents, and is spotless on arrival. The garden to the front is very private, screened from the owners' house next door, but they are available if needed. The private lake is a lovely peaceful setting, not visible from the house, but only a short walk away.
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                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                        Beautiful very well presented large property

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                                                                                                        Artinsec is very close to Peyrat le Chateau, a small town with an excellent boulangerie, a Spar shop with a great meat counter and a couple of bars. A little further away are Eymoutiers, a market town with a large Casino supermarket and Bourganeuf, which is full of history. Just over an hour from Limoges, the property is large, beautiful and set in lovely countryside. The house was extremely well presented, very clean and comfortable: the owners clearly care a lot about the house and their guests. One feature is a very large and well equipped kitchen, with everything provided (even a paella pan!). Everything worked well throughout the house and in the gardens, including an above-the-ground pool and a wood burning oven. It was so comfortable and relaxing to be outside, lazing on the extensive decking that runs most of the length of the back of the building. Nearby Lake Vassiviere has a number of beaches, water sports and walking trails. We had a great time and look forward to returning next year!
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jun 2017