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Peaceful Haven in Regional National Park with Private Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached 2 bedroom, 1 Shower room, cottage with private lake and rural location

*Please Enquire For November 2017 Before Booking* La Petite Maison is a pretty 2 bedroom detached cottage situated within its own private garden and exclusive access to a private 2 acre lake offering a haven of peace and tranquillity. Totally refurbished in 2013 to a high standard and re-vamped with new kitchen appliances December 2016. Tastefully decorated and well equipped so it feels more like a home than a holiday cottage. The Cottage allows flexible accommodation and is ideal for 1 or 2 couples, it can sleep 6 with the sofa bed in the lounge area.

New December 2016 dishwasher, water dispensing fridge/freezer, washing machine. Totally refurbished in 2013 Kitchen appliances oven, hob, toaster, Hotel Quality Beds Super King (or 2 singles), King size & Sofa bed, Shower. 2 acre Lake, In the National Park, Free WiFi, All towels and bed linen included, Woodburner, electric heating, English & French TNT TV & DVD, owner on site. New Aug 2016 lockable outside storage for Bikes, Motorbikes, kayaks fishing gear etc.

Located in the heart of 'Le Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin' between Châlus (4km) & Dournazac (4km), within 30 minutes of Limoges Airport where car hire is available.

Dournazac is a small village with bakers, shop & post office which is notable for its beautiful 15th century castle, Château Montbrun, also famed for its October Chestnut Fair, which transforms this sleepy village to a blaze of colour, with aromas of roasting chestnuts and vibrant atmosphere.

Châlus' is where Richard The Lion Heart was wounded by an arrow and killed while besieging the castle in 1199. Having all amenities you should need.

See our face book page for any current special offers

La Petite Maison is ideally situated to explore the beautiful and varied attractions of the Haute-Vienne, Limousin, Dordogne and Charente departments. Whether that be by car, Bike or motorbike. There is something for everyone nearby, for history lovers the cottage is located just off the historic 'La Route Richard Coeur De Lion' within easy reach of the Chateau Montbrun, Brie, Jumilhac, & Châlus, for those who like an active holiday there is a swimming lake at Espace Hermeline(9km) with a sandy beach and swimming, other activities include fishing, mini golf, zip wire, bungee jumping, climbing, mini rail, tennis & velo rail & walking. Cycle hire in Chalus (4km). Numerous pretty villages with markets & gastronomic events throughout the year.

Please see our face book page for Special offers & ideas for days out.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa & Andy Deacon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Basic French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

Why Lisa & Andy Deacon chose Rochechouart area

Quality Gite and a great price with the additional benefit of its own private lake.

Take a look at our facebook page for ideas of days out.

Well Equipped and perfectly situated for house hunters undecided about an area, with good access to Haute Vienne,North Dordogne, Charente, and the Correze. Now Motor Bike & Bike friendly with outside lockable storage for up to two motorbikes and access to a bike ramp for running repairs.

What makes this cottage unique

Having its own private Lake, which can be fished although it is not a 'stocked lake'. Contains, Perch, Roach & Carp.

Motor Bike Friendly with undercover lockable storage for 1 or 2 motorbikes. Access to a Bike lift if necessary for small running repairs.


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
510 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Lake Beach at Espace Hermeline
Car: necessary

The Limousin is stunningly beautiful region of still lakes, fast flowing streams, gentle rolling valleys and forested mountains has been one of the best kept secrets in France. From the lovely old city of Limoges to the tiny hamlets scattered across the hills and forests, and the pure rivers and lakes, discover the friendliness and old world charm of one of the last remaining havens of the 'real France'.

As one of the lowest populated regions in France, the Limousin has largely escaped the onward march of 'progress' and retains some of the most unspoilt countryside in Europe.The Limousin is a region rich in history.. Dotted everywhere in the region you will find 12th. century churches, chateaux, cathedrals and awe inspiring architecture -a legacy of the mason farmers of the region - renowned throughout France and recent and sobering history at Oradour sur Glane, an entire town preserved in memory of its destruction and the execution of its inhabitants by a German panzer division in WWII.

The culture of the region remains largely intact, as does the traditional warmth of its people. Always welcoming to visitors and still retaining old fashioned courtesy and values. Village fetes abound, many of them dating back centuries and celebrating just about everything imaginable.

A visit to the Limousin is a little like walking back in time - understated, empty roads, full of surprises and sure to resurrect memories of what life used to be like in a less frantic world.

Haute Vienne derives its name from the river that runs though the department. Limoges famous for its porcelain is the regional capital. Here you can find a myriad of interesting shops as well as all the high street chains.

Nature is part of everyday life in Haute Vienne. Tourists visit in all seasons to enjoy the rolling landscapes, forests, lakes and rivers. Chestnuts, oaks, spruces and Douglas fir all line the landscape of this breathtaking department, while picturesque villages and stunning castles grow from the granite landscape.

Haute Vienne has many well preserved historic buildings such as the Abbeys at Solignac and Châteauponsac, or the castles of Châlus, Châlucet, Montbrun and Rochechouart. Further a field the department is the breathtakingly moving town of Oradour sur Glane, a permanent memorial to man's inhumanity to man.

There are over 2,000 km of marked paths for walking and rambling, The Haute Vienne is an angler's dream with both running and still waters plentiful in rivers, lakes and ponds, there are around 7,000 km of waterways, of which 6,700 km are 1st class.

Dournazac is a small village in the Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin region of south-west France which is notable for its beautiful 15th century castle, Château Montbrun. The village is also famed for its delightful October Chestnut Fair which takes place every year on the last Sunday in October, which transforms this sleepy little place into a blaze of colour, with aromas of roasting chestnuts and a vibrant atmosphere.

Meanwhile the village offers shops, services and a very popular bar restaurant, with a lovely leisure lake nearby too.

Tour de France - Limoges has a stage start and end this summer just 30 mins away


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dournazac in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New Suite, Spa Shower
  • Newly fitted in 2013. Decor etc kept regularly refreshed
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Sofa Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The Sofa in the Lounge can be used as an exta bed if require
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be 2 singles Hotel Quality
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Hotel Quality
  • Fairly High Sided Divan beds so easier for getting in and out of. The Beds in Bedroom one can become a Twin Room if required while the second bedrrom still provides a King Size Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
The Gite has been completely refurbished in 2013, with all new beds, kitchen appliances etc. New for 2017 washing machine lockable outside storage for Bikes, Kayaks, fishing equipment, Motor Bikes (1 large or two average). Spotted in the Lake 2017 15-20lb Carp


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Peaceful Haven in Regional National Park with Private Lake
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews

A top quality gite

  • 5 of 5

This is a very rural gite, but not too far from a small town with most amenities. There is also a popular english-speaking restaurant in the town. The gite is fully equipped with top quality contents, and is spotless on arrival. The garden to the front is very private, screened from the owners' house next door, but they are available if needed. The private lake is a lovely peaceful setting, not visible from the house, but only a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week's holiday in this charming gîte which is very well appointed and equipped. During our stay, the weather was good enough for us to eat almost every meal outdoors - when the only sound heard was that of the birds. We had some great walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside, and it was unusual if a car passed us! We walked to Dournazac one morning; but both Dournazac and Châlus are a short drive away. We loved sitting by the lake and watching the various wildlife, including coypu swimming in the water. On our walks, deer, sheep, turkeys and peacocks were encountered! Andy and Lisa were great hosts, being on hand when we needed information, but otherwise leaving us to enjoy the property. As the next stage of our holiday was to be a city centre break in Bordeaux, we deliberately did not criss-cross the whole area, but there was plenty to interest us. We enjoyed our visit to Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche and pedalling along through the Limousin countryside on the Vélo-Rail at the Espace Hermeline! We should not hesitate to return in the future, and can definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful well appointed gite. Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful retreat in a beautiful location. The gite is superbly equipped and the cleanest we've ever stayed in! Andy and Lisa were wonderfully welcoming and not at all intrusive: perfect hosts. A wonderful, relaxing break in a beautiful cottage located in a gorgeous part of the country. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Gite.

  • 5 of 5

You'll want for nothing here. Perfect location. Close enough to local amenities yet very secluded. Great walks everywhere you turn..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A pleasant week in a charming region

  • 5 of 5

A nice week. Lovely property, nice hosts!

Plenty to see and visit in this oft overlooked part of France.

Thank you Andy and Lisa

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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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 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dournazac, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Peak 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Off Peak 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check out our facebook page for Speical Offers No Deposit. All Breakages Must Be Paid For.
Changeover is generally Saturday but we will try to accommodate you if we are not booked
There is a €25 per week heating charge in winter
Currently we provide a laundry service for a small fee as there is not a washing machine 1 free load per fortnight

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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