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Peaceful Haven in Regional National Park with Private Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Basic French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Why Lisa & Andy Deacon chose Dournazac

*Please Enquire for April Before Booking* 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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here and dare we say even better.

La Petite Maison is a perfectly serene vista and fits our needs in everyway possibe.

Lisa and Andy are wonderful hosts with a wonderful Gite

This year we vistited a few of the local town markets. Brantôme and Piégut-Pluviers are impressive and highly recommended.

All in all a simply stunning place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you still enjoyed it looking forward to seeing you next year.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and very well equipped. Amazingly comfortable beds!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful little house with a gorgeous lake just outside.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Lisa and Andy's gite, this place was immaculate, has gorgeous touches, the best bed I think I've ever slept in and a roaring wood burner kept us warm in the below zero temperatures. Kitchen was fab, lovely relaxing lounge and an excellent power shower in the bathroom made up for not having a bath. We would highly recommend and can't wait to come back (however this was our base for house hunting in France so may come back to our own place next time hopefully). This area of Haute Vienne / Dordogne is absolutely beautiful, highly recommend.*****

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property was brilliant

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were met by Lisa and Andy who showed us around,

The gite was fab, being February Andy had lit the log fire and it was

warm and cosy Mmmmmm, also unexpected but welcoming was a welcome pack very thoughtful, Lisa and Andy knew we were looking for houses and had got us some estate agent cards, we would recommend this gite to anybody and would tell anyone who was going to France to check in here very very good.

Thank you to both of you. Lisa & Andy

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, well appointed house, with all amenities included. Ideal place to visit local areas.

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were welcoming and friendly and clearly explained all the facilities of the house, garden, lake and surrounding areas. An ideal, quiet location and easy to get to some very interesting towns nearby. Brantome and Perigeux especially recommended. Secure, off-road parking. Good kitchen and bathroom, plenty of heating if needed, the only thing lacking was drawer space. Wicker baskets were provided but not that easy to access. Would certainly recommend to other guests looking for somewhere peaceful to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

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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
Optional End of Stay Clean

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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