|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This charming country house hidden in the hillside hamlet of La Villeraud, though quite secluded and private lies on the outskirts of the busy market town of Felletin, which has shops for all your needs, restaurants, cafés and a traditional market every Friday.
The property enjoys spectacular views of the Limousin countryside and is surrounded by 2 acres of enclosed gardens and woodland offering plenty of privacy and space for play and peaceful repose. The newly upgrade swimming pool is heated, surrounded by its own spacious deck ideal for BBQ's and sunbathing as this area is a real sun-trap from morning till night, ( sun lovers will not be disappointed). The extensive garden offers truly exceptional space for all kinds of outdoor activities.
The Garage houses 10 bikes of various sizes, a ping pong table, badminton and volleyball nets and equipment, and many other games and activities for all ages.
All rooms are sunlit and very comfortable, providing a combination of authentic rural charm with all modern conveniences. Comfortably accommodating up to 10 people plus a baby, the property comprises:
Entrance area leading to large open plan kitchen which is equipped with a 5 burner gas range cooker and double size oven,dishwasher,microwave,toaster,coffee maker,electric kettle, together with a comprehensive range of cooking utensils.
--Large Family dining room with seating for up to 10 (plus a high chair if needed) and featuring a new wood-burning stove, making the room a cheery place to sit and play games or dine by the fire
--Lounge: a substantial L-shaped room furnished with a luxurious new convertible sofa bed, an L-shaped settee and two large fireside chairs, a 'Smart' flat screen tv (computer inside) and free-sat English channels,WiFi,CD Hi Fi, Wii, DVD player and lots of DVDs, books and board games and a PIANO!
Bathroom with large walk-in shower ,sink and WC to share with 'sofa bed' and
Twin bedroom:pleasantly furnished with views to rear garden and pool.
Upstairs interior ; .Landing area accessed by traditional oak stairs leading to ...
Double Bedroom romantically furnished with four poster double bed,and large French windows offering spectacular views of the open countryside
Twin bedroom brightly furnished with a typically French feel and also offering spectacular views of the open countryside.
Bathroom with new shower, toilet, bidet and sink. This bathroom is furnished with a delightful Parisian suite and matching Limoges porcelain accessories.
Upstairs exterior: Landing also giving access by french doors to covered terrace which is equipped with table and chairs for 10 people, BBQ and sun loungers to catch the morning sun.
Attached annex (on ground floor):
Large double bedroom with bathroom en suite with shower,sink and WC, beautifully furnished and equipped with a satellite TV (English) DVD player and electric kettle for tea or coffee. This room, which has French doors leading onto a sunny patio , is very self-contained and would be a welcome retreat for the grandparents (or a couple of honeymooners)!
Our baby bed fits very nicely here.
Utility room equipped with washing machine,tumble dryer, ironing board and iron, and Belfast sink.
-In addition to the above there are electric radiators in every room
-Hair-dryers are supplied
-Firewood is available for the stove
-All utilities, bed linen and towels are included in the price
Lovely picturesque drive down to Felletin into the heart of France.
La Villeraud is located in beautiful countryside and is very impressive on arrival. The accommodation is lovely and clean with many little extras both inside and out.
We hardly moved from the house with our two teenage children. The weather was hot and we made use of the pool, table tennis, bikes, sun loungers, bbq, terrace and surrounding countryside.
A perfect place to spend quality time with the family.
We have just spent a wonderful week here with our friends what a lovely welcome from our hosts , which (yes ) did include wine .The perfect hideaway to just relax and recuperate from the stresses of everyday life. Nestled amongst beautiful countryside, we got a taste of the real France . The neighbouring towns were a treat to discover, especially the market in Felletin. The property was everything we hoped with all mod cons in the kitchen , a lovely spacious veranda for long sunny evenings which led onto the swimming pool which was lovely and private . Luxury towels always makes a difference thank you Eileen .( who was always on hand should we have needed anything) I hope we will be back soon to explore more of the area .
We chose this property because of the reviews and they all acurately reflected what we found. Spacious, well equipped, clean with hosts eager to help, identifying places to visit, book restaurants, etc, if required.
The area is so tranquil we had two weeks of total relaxation, venturing out only to stock up on groceries and pay the odd visit to local sights.
The nearest neighbour was about 150m away but not visible from the property giving total privacy.
We had friends fly out to join us for a long weekend who were equally impressed.
Thankyou for a lovely stay.
Simon, Mary, Michael.
This is a very special property - with very special owners in Tom and Eileen. From the moment we met Eileen on our arrival it was clear that they wanted to do all they could to make our holiday successful and happy; from their care of the pool to their generous welcome pack, and their willingness to provide any help and advice we needed during our stay.
The house itself is exceptional. It's spacious, comfortable and very well equipped and was impeccably clean on our arrival. The heated pool is superb - and lovingly and carefully maintained by Eileen & Tom. They also arranged a beautiful fortnight's weather for us so we could enjoy it to the full!
We have rented many properties in France over the years and can honestly say that La Villeraud is one of the very best. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. It's location, and the fact that it's in such extensive grounds, is perfect for anyone looking for privacy, peace & quiet and relaxation. Eileen & Tom's welcome, warmth and friendliness was a real bonus.
Many, many thanks.
We have just returned from a very restful 2 week stay at this lovely cottage. We were welcomed by Tom & Eileen, who after getting to know them through the course of the holiday, I can safely say, they are one of the nicest couples you will ever meet.
Our stay began with an extremely generous welcome basket, which served a treat. The cottage was ideally situated and in a quiet location but only a 5 min drive to the charming town of Felletin. The cottage was fully equipped for all our needs, which included an elderly mother. It was well maintained and very clean. There is a lovely terrace and perfectly secluded pool, also loads of leisure equipment at your finger tips from a range of bikes to table tennis.
A special thanks to Tom & Eileen for recommending the restaurant for my wife's birthday and how they made it a birthday to remember.
Can happily recommend the cottage and the surrounding area for exploring.
We were very fond of the setting; beautiful views, nice garden and very quiet. The house itself is not modern, with all its pro's and cons. Lots of movies, books, etc. We really liked the atmosphere inside. Big enough for the 8 of us plus baby. Our daughter could sleep nice and quiet in the 'external' room. The owner's were extremely helpful, couldn't be better. Thanks for a great holiday!
The Creuse is known as France's best kept secret.For those who love or are looking for 'La France Profonde,' the Creuse is the answer.
This rural department has activities which suit a large number of interests. There are two very large lakes within a half an hour's drive from the house. Lac Vassivière is one of the largest lakes in France and has excellent water-sport activities...water skiing, windsurfing, catamaran lessons,or just pedalo! There is also a very good trout fishing river a short bike ride away.
For horse lovers, Felletin boasts one of the largest and well managed equestrian centres in the Creuse.
In season there is ample opportunity to do both cross-country skiing, just 7 miles away, and alpine skiing at the famous Mont Doré ski centre about 30 miles away.
Because we are surrounded by forests and woodland, the forestry roads are in abundance here and make wonderful cycling paths,(we supply the bikes!)
Both Felletin and nearby Aubusson abound with historical places of interest....tapestry museums, medieval churches and chateaux for those curious about the cultural heritage of the region.
As well as having shops to provide your every need, Felletin has an excellent traditional market every Friday...not to be missed!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|