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Bread Oven Cottage in the heart of the Limousin Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Positioned on the edge of a quiet hamlet, the pretty stone built cottage enjoys views over the surrounding Limousin countryside, and has a generous size garden for those who enjoy being outdoors. The cottage retains its period character and charm with the original bread oven, beams and two log burning stoves plus electric heaters. There is a cosy lounge with dining area, a separate living room, kitchen and ground floor shower room with w.c., with two good size bedrooms: the Master Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom and a Family Room with two double beds plus a single bed. The garden has sun loungers, dining table and chairs and barbecue. Attached to the property is a barn where you will find 4 adult bicycles and 2 teenage bicycles along with table football, badminton set, tennis rackets and boules.

There are three villages within 6 km, with restaurants, convenience store, boulangeries and more. A super base to explore the region with the towns of St Junien and Rochechouart close by and the city of Limoges only a 30 minute drive as is the Martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane with its centre de la mémoire. Further restaurants can be found in the towns of St Junien and Rochechouart.

Bread Oven Cottage is situated in the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park, a short drive south takes you into the Dordogne, with beautiful places to visit such as Brantôme and Périgueux or venture west into the Charente Department to the city of Angoulême or the famous brandy producing town of Cognac. There is so much to see and do close by, a great place for walking, cycling, golf, tennis and of course boules, with many swimming lakes, outdoor and indoor swimming pools close by along with restaurants, boulangeries plus convenience stores in the surrounding villages.

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Barbara and Pete Nelson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Barbara and Pete Nelson

We live in the Lake District England. We have two sons aged 23 and 22. We have owned our french property for 14 years and have enjoyed wonderful holidays with family and friends.

Barbara and Pete Nelson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Barbara and Pete Nelson chose Saint-Auvent

The property is positioned in a quiet hamlet enjoying far reaching views over the Limousin countryside, with village amenities close by and within 11 km to the nearest large town.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the tranquil position of the property. We enjoy the garden and the views. Summer evening can be spent in the garden with a glass of wine watching the amazing sunsets. Ideally positioned and a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Auvent in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Family Room - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Bread Oven Cottage in the heart of the Limousin Countryside
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

A memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing, peaceful and memorable stay at Bread Oven Cottage.

The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped and we didn't miss TT or wifi

The area is very attractive and paticularly good for our bike exploits.

There are two towns within easy reach for shopping and plenty of places to visit.

We spent most afternoons and evenings in the lovely garden.

The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

These Yorkshire bikers hope to return

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Wonderful Bread Oven Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Bread Oven Cottage, La Peyrat

Having travelled and holidayed in France over many years the ‘Bread Oven Cottage’ at Le Peyrat and the surrounding area has to be among the most enjoyable, rewarding and memorable. The peace and calmness, apart from the occasional call of the little owl or the nearby woodpecker at work, was inspiring. No phone, no Wi-Fi or internet and a television that only played DVDs was a delight. Looking forward to the daily evening DVD became a treat and again the fiction novel took on a fresh meaning.

Its central location allowed an ideal starting point to visit a wide range of attractions. These included Castles and Chateau dating back to at least the 12th Century with Richard the Lion Heart and later French nobility being prominent. Larger centres such as Limoges and Angouleme were of easy reach, but some of the much nearer smaller towns were well worth visiting.

Finally, the hosts of the “Bread Oven Cottage” at Le Peyrat should be complimented for their preparation of, and welcome to their property, which met all our needs for the stay. Warm wood burner when needed, comfortable lounge and very comfortable beds sealed our 10 out of 10 rating. Thanks to them both for letting us share their wonderful property, which we wish all the best for the future.

Bernard and Lorraine Brown


West Wales

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bernie and Lorraine for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage. We also enjoy time away from the internet but it is reassuring to know that it is possible to access 3G at the property and free wifi can be obtained at the nearby village. It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Barbara and Pete
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A highly recommended cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the following:

Excellent directions to the cottage

Welcoming and helpful hosts

Cottage was unusually well equipped with all the things holiday-makers need ( eg kitchen utensils, wood for the fire, maps, and cling wrap ! ) and more ( eg bikes, games, tennis racquets )

Home - grown tomatoes

Outdoor furniture

The absence of TV and Internet were not a problem for us. There were plenty of DVDs, books and games and Internet at every Tourist Information Office in nearby villages and towns.

A great place to stay and we would highly recommend the owners and their home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hilary and Bill for your review. It was lovely to meet you. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your holiday and France before you return home to Australia. Barbara and Pete
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A wonderful peaceful property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here. The cottage is very well appointed and the gardens are great to enjoy the French sunshine. Barbara and Pete were very friendly on both arrival and departure. The limited phone signal/service were not a problem to us as it is available in nearby towns and villages. A great base to enjoy the peace and quiet of rural france. An area which we shall be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Peter & Louis - thank you for your review of Bread Oven Cottage, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to explore the area. I hope you will think of us when you plan a return visit. Barbara & Pete
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Gorgeous property, lovely area, brilliant hosts

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous property that is well appointed, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. Perfectly suited to our family with equipment for the children and adults alike, both in and outdoors. Want to say a big thank you to Barbara and Pete for being so helpful throughout our stay. Look forward to visiting again in the future and can't recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Bread oven cottage is absolutely charming, extremely comfortable with lots of little extras to make it a home from home in the heart of the French countryside. Whilst being rural, there are lots of amenities and places of interest fairly nearby. Lack of wi-fi made us all a bit nervous at first but actually it was great to have a break from tech for a fe The owners are lovely - extremely helpful, informative and made our first visit to France with our small children all the more pleasurable - always happy to help and answer any questions prior to us leaving U.K. and giving advice when required. The hamlet is absolutely lovely, very quiet and picturesque. The cottage lacked nothing, with lovely comfy beds, a charming little kitchen, two sitting rooms with wood burners for extra cosy evenings, games, dvds, books and lots of garden games in the large attached barn (and a BBQ), and we could even pick a delicious tomato or two growing in the huge gardens! Would highly recommend Bread Oven Cottage - full of little luxuries yet rustic and charming too.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa and family Thank you for your lovely review of Bread Oven Cottage. I'm so glad that, as well as enjoying the peaceful location of the cottage, you discovered what the surrounding area has to offer. We hope you will return in the near future. Kind regards Barbara and Pete
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Cognac-La-Foret and Saint Auvent
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Auberge de la Vallee de la Gorre - St Auvent
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Swimming/Lake with Beach - Cognac-La-Foret


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Auvent, Haute-Vienne

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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