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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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                                                                                                  Wonderful holiday

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                                                                                                  Lisa and Andy couldn't have made us feel more welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The property is beautifully equipped; the lake is a fantastic addition for wildlife watching. Would fully recommend to friends and family.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                  Great family vacations !

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                                                                                                  The place is as described, very calm (re-discovering silence is a wonderful experience for us living in suburbs !), in the middle of the countryside, yet only 15 minutes away from large supermarkets. I have to say that the other gîte (the house is divided in two separate parts), was not rented during the week of our stay. Along with the pool, the very large lawn is a terrific playground for kids. We have appreciated the comfort of finding good quality bedding and towels, and the kindness of Simone, the sister of the owner - living next to the property. She has been very responsive and helpful when needed.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                  Beautiful and tastefully furnished apartment in a tranquil setting but close to shops

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                                                                                                  We loved the apartment. It was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. It was spacious and very comfortable. The local village was very sweet and set in beautiful countryside. The owners were most welcoming and warm and friendly people. The whole experience was like home from home. We would recommend the apartment to both family and friends. Next door, the owners run a small Salon du The and have a short but perfect menu served up to 6pm. Locally, we discovered restaurants with great local cuisine. In the lovely village of Sainte Severe there is an auberge and a in Boussac there's a chateau with lovely gardens open to the public. Local villages were very picturesque and the countryside bucolic. The area was perfect for long walks, cycling and fishing.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016