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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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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #1140802
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6015154
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          Excellent! 4.3/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #1213315a
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #1908548
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            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1243531a
              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                • 6 BR
                • 5 BA
                • Sleeps 14
                Farmhouse #6522895
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                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #4017091
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                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #1840899
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #6502190
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        House #1963417
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilets
                          • Sleeps 16
                          House #642514a
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                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #536209a
                            6
                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #401353
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #1457500a
                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1457499a
                                  Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (1 reviews)
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                                    • 9 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 15
                                    Chateau / Country House #682324a
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                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Chalet #1457498a
                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Cottage #638314a
                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1996218
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                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #897243
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                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 5 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #8159466
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Cottage #552495a
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                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #6064255
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Farmhouse #827050
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                                                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #1988636
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Cottage #1436303
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                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1425932a
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (16 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                            Cottage #8104401
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                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Chalet #1230620a
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                House #1139516
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                                                                Viewed 78 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
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                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8066607
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8066607
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Chalet #1278731a
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #6493100
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (34 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Farmhouse #909
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                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                              Chalet #557827a
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #8060532
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #897243
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Farmhouse #8165493
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                                                                                    Viewed 9 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
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                                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Chalet #1268456a
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Multiple rentals House #8091035
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #1747865
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1994766
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8130224
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1585120
                                                                                                  2
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1418640a
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Barn #1454259a
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                        (40 reviews)
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                                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                        Cottage #81677
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                                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                                        Great place, great hosts

                                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                                        Our second stay within four months and the cottage was as great as we remembered. Spotlessly clean and with all facilities. The lovely, quiet location made for a fantastic, relaxing break. Would definitely book again. Thank you again, Lisa and Andy.
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                        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