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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.

Guides related to holiday homes in Limousin

  • Limousin Family Holidays
    • Excellent! 4.3/5
      (7 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #1213315a
      7
      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (49 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #1140802
        49
        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (6 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 9
          House #1963417
          6
          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (13 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1908548
            13
            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #4017091
              3
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #6493100
                4
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (19 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #6015154
                  19
                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1532795a
                    1
                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (23 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      House #449873
                      23
                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1243531a
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (34 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Farmhouse #909
                          34
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #536209a
                            7
                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Chalet #557827a
                              3
                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (5 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 5 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilets
                                • Sleeps 16
                                House #642514a
                                5
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (6 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1988636
                                  6
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (3 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1840899
                                    3
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 5 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      House #8159466
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Farmhouse #8165493
                                        2
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (1 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 9 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 15
                                          Chateau / Country House #682324a
                                          1
                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Chalet #1268456a
                                            4
                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1879662
                                              4
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 5 BA
                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                Farmhouse #6522895
                                                3
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Chateau / Country House #6278141
                                                  16
                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (28 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Farmhouse #8141705
                                                    28
                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (29 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Farmhouse #827050
                                                      29
                                                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #6502190
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #6810249
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #1747865
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #575177a
                                                              10
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8047108
                                                                3
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #1139516
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Chalet #654001a
                                                                    11
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #6789428
                                                                      7
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8066607
                                                                        8
                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Farmhouse #8142574
                                                                          5
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (13 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #6161267
                                                                            13
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              House #1204946a
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #8060532
                                                                                7
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #8091035
                                                                                  2
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Cottage #8104401
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 8 BR
                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #1300029
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #993
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Barn #6785318
                                                                                          4
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8066607
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (24 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #915912a
                                                                                              24
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #1287717a
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cottage #552495a
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    Cottage #1103738
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1418640a
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                                        • Studio
                                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                        Studio #1422604a
                                                                                                        3
                                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                                        Just what we needed!

                                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                                        If you want a beautiful Gite along with peace and tranquillity then this is the place for you this is a stunning place to stay and the owners are just as nice. One BIG thank you from the "Roses" we will see you again.
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Jun 09, 2017
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                        May Half Term - Sunshine and Showers

                                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                                        Family of four with two sons who are 11 and 14 had a lovely holiday. Warm days spent relaxing in the garden and cooler days exploring the countryside. House and garden are lovely as is the situation and the surrounding countryside. We cycled into Felletin one morning for coffee and pastries and enjoyed the table tennis table and the pool deck. We enjoyed meeting you both Eileen and Tom and thank you for looking after us so kindly. xx
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Jun 08, 2017
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: May 2017