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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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  • Limousin Family Holidays
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (40 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1140802
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      Viewed 105 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.6/5
        (18 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6015154
        18
        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #4017091
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 12
            House #6601766
            10
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (27 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Farmhouse #827050
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                Excellent! 4.3/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1213315a
                6
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (5 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #6502190
                  5
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 6 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Sleeps 14
                    Farmhouse #6522895
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                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #1840899
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #6064255
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                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (8 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #1908548
                          8
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 9
                            House #1963417
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                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (13 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Farmhouse #1853821
                              13
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (12 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #401353
                                12
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Cottage #1457500a
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #1457499a
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 9 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 15
                                      Chateau / Country House #682324a
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                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Cottage #638314a
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Chalet #1457498a
                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (6 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #536209a
                                            6
                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1996218
                                              3
                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #897243
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                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1875880
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Villa #575177a
                                                    10
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1063895a
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Chalet #1230620a
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                          • 8 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 20
                                                          Chateau / Country House #1346789
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1063895a
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1063895a
                                                              11
                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                House #1139516
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #459763
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                    Farmhouse #8167829
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1425932a
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #6493100
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #8130224
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Barn #1838045
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              House #6518909
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Chalet #557827a
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Cottage #1436303
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Chalet #1268456a
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #1747865
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1988636
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #1994766
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                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #453005
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8134415
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (34 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Farmhouse #909
                                                                                                34
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #993
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #8030726
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                      Farmhouse #8141705
                                                                                                      27
                                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                        Barn #1454259a
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                                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                        Perfect holiday

                                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                                        We had a great holiday at Nature's Retreat, the accommodation was first class.We were warmly welcomed by Jane and Clint, and they couldn't have been more helpful. We enjoyed the fishing very much and the surroundings were beautiful with the Autumn colours, the wildlife and the lake views. After a day fishing in the sometimes, cold and wet weather, it was great to go back to the warm and comfortable farmhouse.. We look forward to returning next year.
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Nov 2016