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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
      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 10
      House #2276111
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        House #2430539
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          • 5 BR
          • 5 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Guest House #6511692
          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (11 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8132157
            11
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 10
              Farmhouse #8167829
              5
              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (4 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 16
                House #642514a
                4
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                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (30 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #585968a
                  30
                  Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 6 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Sleeps 14
                    Farmhouse #6522895
                    3
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Cottage #1190876a
                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 8 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 12
                        Chateau / Country House #1890606
                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #8101975
                          1
                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #1934628
                            9
                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 6 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              House #1460961a
                              2
                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (4 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 13
                                Cottage #1332490a
                                4
                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Cottage #552495a
                                  1
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #401353
                                    12
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (1 reviews)
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                                      • 9 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 15
                                      Chateau / Country House #682324a
                                      1
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cottage #1457500a
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #1457499a
                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Chalet #1457498a
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #6833385
                                              3
                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #1306790a
                                                1
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Farmhouse #6543923
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Barn #8093439
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #1844233
                                                      2
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Cottage #1103738
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (3 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #1840899
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Farmhouse #8055799
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Farmhouse #8008026
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (1 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                Cottage #1948091
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Farmhouse #8165748
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Chalet #1230620a
                                                                    2
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #1139516
                                                                      12
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #1455259a
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #1195201a
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            House #2276107
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #6792124
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #1287717a
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6835289
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6444431
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Studio #1422604a
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #1986255
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #1422622a
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            House #882413a
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #1472805a
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1666766
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Villa #8144396
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (3 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    Cottage #1367087a
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1468325a
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                        Apartment #1486625a
                                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                                        Lovely character house with beautiful sun terrace and log burners

                                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                                        The property was perfect. Although the 'ancient clogmakers' house it was well equipped with modern facilities and two lovely log burners. Beds extremely comfortable and our twelve year old loved playing in the garden area while we enjoyed a BBQ on the sun terrace. Shop and boulangerie within walking distance and supermarket within 10 mins drive. Perfect peaceful location with easy access and the welcome pack was fabulous.
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                        Idyllic getaway

                                                                                                        4 of 5
                                                                                                        Delightful setting, requires car to get around. Able to walk in the forest easily and enjoy spectacular scenery. everywhere. Wonderful attentive hospitality from the hosts.
                                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Apr 2017