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Gîte - Comfortable base for exploring the Correze

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Located in a country setting with access to outdoor activities

Welcome to our lovely Gîte situated in the heart of the Correze, with two bedrooms (one king, one double plus single), bathroom and open plan living/dining/kitchenette which makes it ideal for families and couples.

There are some lovely country walks for those who like to ramble and don't forget your bike maybe you could enjoy your own Tour de France!

The Gîte has an open-plan lounge and kitchenette with french doors opening up onto a sun-drenched grass terrace and barbecue, ideal for spending long summer evenings under the stars, excellent for sharing a bottle of the locally produced wines, reading a good book or enjoying a movie.

Our Gîte provides total relaxation yet with all the interesting places to visit and activities the region has to offer within a mere 5 -15 minutes drive or cycle away.

In the immediate area there are many activities to be enjoyed including zip wire in the treetops, fishing, aqua park (July and August), municipal swimming pool, canoeing, paddle boarding. pedalo with water slide, walking, pony trekking, horse riding, cycling.

We are situated in Parc Millevaches de Limousine - in the Correze. In an area of outstanding natural beauty where every turn leads to a picture postcard view. Discover beautiful medieval villages and timeless scenery of a region immersed in history that stretches back to prehistoric times.

Le Moulin de Bonnat, where the Gîte is located, is only a five minute drive to the lovely town of Chamberet, where you all find a supermarket, four restaurants plus one take-away, bank, post office, pharmacy, medical centre, and the usual French village shops.

Only 10 minutes away is the stunning Lac de Barieusses - a Blue Flag sandy beach with Supervised swimming from 11h to 12h and 14h to 19h in July-August

Beach with access PMR (tapirail), amphibious bathing chair "TIRALO", fishing, picnic tables, children's playground, volleyball court, bowling alley, camping, restaurant-bar and food-truck. Leisure center (May to September and off-season on request) with canoe-kayak rental, stand-up paddle hire, pedal boat rental, mountain bike rental and rental, electric assisted mountain bike rental, electric fishing boat rental , rental mini golf canes. Multi-activity coaching.

Unique in Limousin: Treign'Aqua Park. True amusement park on the water, you will find: trampoline, inverted ladder, catapult, giant tower 4 slides, carpets Obstacles ... On the program: slips and fun parties guaranteed, and all on more than 800 m². Animations and challenges organized all summer on the water park. From 6 years old. Know how to swim. Access to boats at the water sports center is facilitated by a floating pontoon. Sailing and electric fishing boats allowed

Accommodation Information:

The Gîte can comfortably accommodate 4 people.

The kitchen allows you to prepare hot meals -

Double Induction Hob



Coffee maker/Toaster

Main bedroom - King Size bed

Second bedroom - Double Bed plus single bed

(Bed Linen and Towels are provided. To help facilitate a more relaxing holiday for you, we can provide additional cleaning/housekeeping/change of linen and towels service during your stay for a small fee - arranged by prior arrangement.)

Flat screen Monitor for watching movies or streaming content via internet

The apartment has unlimited WiFi included

The bathroom is equipped with a shower.

BBQ Webber - Outdoor table/chairs

No smoking allowed inside the Gite. There is a smoking area just outside.

Finally, the 15 acres of private land has a mill pond, pond for fishing, woodland for walks and areas to enjoy watching the wildlife and colourful birds.

Activities in the area include horse-riding, walking, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, paddle boarding and many other outdoor activities. Only 10 minutes to the Lac des Bariousses with sandy beach and water-sport activities. Fantastic!

Municipal SWIMMING POOL located 5 minutes away with excellent facilities.


More Details

Richard James
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Mandarin, Gaeilge
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About Richard James

Originally from the UK/Ireland, James and Richard toured and holidayed in France enjoying the French joie-de-vivre. Visiting many regions of France from the Mediterranean to the coasts of Normandy and Brittany they fell in love with The Corrèze with its peaceful and stunning scenery. Finding the watermill was the deciding factor in them making the move to France permanently. They used their experience to transform the property into a comfortable home also developed the gîte accommodation for others to enjoy on holiday. The gîte, or holiday accommodation, is located on one level of the old mill with direct access to the garden/patio area through double doors. As hosts, Richard and James respect your privacy and are available should you need their assistance.

Why Richard James chose Chamberet

The gîte has been beautifully restored to give comfortable modern accommodation that retains the traditional charm of an old stone built water mill. It has been completely renovated and provides self-contained accommodation with terraces, BBQ area, fishpond and stream running through the property. Tastefully decorated and furnished throughout, the gîte provides the perfect holiday retreat and base from which to explore the stunning Corrèze.

What makes this cottage unique

Set in a tranquil setting within close proximity to wonderful outdoor pursuits.

Set in a pre-Napoleon stone watermill on 15 acres, with country and woodland spaces for walks and relaxation.

Excellent location for star gazing and enjoying the night sky without the light pollution of the city.

Wildlife in the area include deer, wild boar, rabbits and other animals native to the Corrèze.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Chamberet around the Corrèze

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower Vanity sink Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
The Gite is located in the mill next to the main house. It is a two-bedroomed self contained unit. There is a municipal swimming pool with excellent facilities in the village about a 5 minute drive away.


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Gîte - Comfortable base for exploring the Correze
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Great location for checking out the area. Comfortable accommodation. Excellent host.

  • 5 of 5

The gite had everything we needed for our stay, including bedding. The local area has heaps of outdoor activities such as hiking on the many well outlined trails, paddle boarding and canoeing on the local lake. Regular festivals in the village of Chamberet and surrounding towns.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. The accommodation is well equipped. Only 5 min to Chamberet & 15 min to the lake (beach & water sports).

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great base to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable base to explore the area. Comfortable bed and also unlimited wifi. Plenty of walking and cycling trails as well as other outdoor activities close by.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday - great getaway and friendly host.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the gite 3-hours later than planned but this wasn't a problem as James lives in the house next-door and let us in. He took us around the old mill and showed us how the water used to flow through the mill and power the old (rusty!) machinery that used to grind the flour.

We settled into the gite, which consisted of a large living/kitchen area and two bedrooms. The beds were comfortable (2 doubles and a single), and the place was clean. The shower had a bluetooth-speaker-lightbulb which was a nice touch as we could listen to music in the bathroom. A television was provided - but this was not hooked-up to any channels via satellite/cable - instead we were provided with an 'internet tv' box which we used. We were also provided with a Chromecast so we could play moves from our laptops on the TV.

The WiFi was good enough for three of us to view YouTube videos at the same time.

The place was very quiet - it was lovely to take a walk around the countryside (it takes 90 minutes to walk in a circle around the country roads), and through the forest. We saw rabbits and what looked like hawks. There was a duck pond where we counted 14 ducks.

The local village was less than 5 minutes away - there was a G20 supermarket for shopping and James told us where the local bakery was to get fresh bread.

We went to the lake about 10 minutes away, the shops there were shut, but we brought a picnic and has a bracing lunch sitting at the 'yogi-bear' tables.

Most of our time was spent sleeping, reading, eating and relaxing - although we did go to the local equestrian centre and spend a morning horse riding (35 EUR for an hour).

All in all an enjoyable holiday - we felt very relaxed after staying there. If I would have to make a suggestion for improvement I'd say that we didn't need the single-bed in the gite and it could have been removed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Que voilà un bel endroit et de belles vacances ! Merci à James et Richard pour leur accueil .

  • 5 of 5

Un endroit merveilleux, calme, calme, calme, où la nature est omniprésente, faune, flore, beauté ... Des proprietaires extrêmement discrets, mais toujours là pour que notre séjour soit un succès. A proximité le lac et sa plage, très familiale , de belles ballades, des escapades culturelles , des destinations touristiques, et au retour, le calme. Merci au Limousin et à nos hôtes.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Petit coin très très calme au milieu de la forêt !

  • 3 of 5

Pour les amoureux de la nature c'est extra !!! Le gîte demande à être amélioré mais reste très convenable.La piscine est une hors sol ronde de 5 mètres.James et Richard sont tous deux Irlandais et très sympas ! Les coins à voir sont : Arnac-Pompadour, Ségur le Chateau, Gimel-les-cascades.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Limoges Belgarde
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Les Amis - Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Hôtel de France
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9.5 Kilometres
Lac Bariousses
Car: necessary

We are close to Lac Bariousses with water activities, a sandy Blue Flag beach and beach-bar/reataurant.

There is a Zip Wire a few minutes drive away as well as a swimming pool with water slides.

Our neighbours run equestrian centres. Horse trekking should be booked in advance. Let us know if you would like us to make the booking for you.

The area is excellent for outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, hiking, swimming.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Chamberet,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Festival D'Accordéon
19 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35.51
Cleaning £35.51
Stay tax £0.44 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Towels and bed linen are supplied on a weekly basis.
There is free WiFi and parking.
The apartment is cleaned prior to your arrival only. You are responsible for cleaning prior to check out.
There is a strict 'No Smoking' policy inside the Gîte - outside is ok.
The is a stream running through the property, a pond and also a large reservoir for the mill. This may not be suitable for small children. Children under 18 years of age are the responsibility of their parent(s) or guardian(s) and must be under their supervision at all times.

We are on a bio septic tank and care must be taken not to dispose of the following in the toilet or waste water -
flush toilet paper only -
- Feminine Products
- Cotton buds
- Wet wipes or hankies
- Cardboard
- Non-biodegradable items
- Bleach
- Anything harmful to septic tank bacteria
Thank you for your co-operation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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