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Small delightful Cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2/3

Discover this wonderful unspoilt area of France from the comfort of this delightful little cottage. La Petite Chabrenas is situated in a small hamlet surrounded by woods and meadows and is found ‘down the end of the lane’, providing a tranquil base from which to explore. Relaxing drives take you along lazy rivers to chateaux, picturesque market towns, lakes with swimming beaches or the ancient Cities of Limoges and Brive, as well as the Vezere, Lot and Dordogne valleys. This pretty little self contained cottage and garden allow you to experience the quiet and peaceful setting of Chabrenas. A perfect base for a holiday in France.

Exploring the Countryside: There are local swimming lakes at Meuzac, St Germain les Belles and St. Yrieix la Perche with beaches and small restaurants/snack bars. Short walks can be taken within the bounds of the property and there are plenty of longer signposted walks or cycle rides around the locality. The Vezere, Lot and Dordogne valleys are all within easy travelling distance with their stunning views and pretty villages including Rocamadour, Collonge La Rouge, Cirq Lapopie and many others

Culture / Places of Interest : Chabrenas is close to the cultural areas of Limoges (30 km) and Brive (50 km) both of which have cathedrals, many shops, museums, theatres and plenty of local history. Many summer festivals, classical concerts are held in local towns in July and August. Horse racing is held every Wednesday and some weekends during July/August/September in Arnac Pompadour. There are many chateaux to visit including our local Coussac Bonneval (8 km) also La Grenerie, Hautefort, Arnac Pompadour, Jummillac le Grand and a bit futher afield Turenne, Castlenau & Montal. Lubersac, Arnac Pompadour and St Yrieix are market towns on the route of “Richard the Lionheart”, all within 10/15 minutes drive and all have shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Oradour sur Glane is also just northwest of Limoges and this village was the scene of a 2nd World War massacre by the Nazis. Spectacular caves can be seen at Grotte de Roc, Goffre de Padirac and the cave paintings of Grotte de Lascaux.

More Details

David & Jenny Porter
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

For two weeks we stayed in Le Petit Chabrenas and had a lovely time. The house is more than comfortable. For someone who likes to cook and prepare dinner themselves the many kitchen utensils and the amount of (very nice) crockery are wonderful. The bed was good, the garden spacious and private (there are trees to hang your hammock!). We made a few longer walks in the surroundings and enjoyed the quiet and beautiful scenery. Do not expect touristic excitement near by. If you love to be away from the madding crowd, this is your gite!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Meuzac in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedroom has one double bed and it is possible to add a cot to this room, or a 'Z' bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This delightful electrically heated cottage has exposed beams throughout. The lounge area centres on a large oak beamed fireplace with a wood-burning stove, and has a two seater sofa, armchair, window seat and television. The Kitchen/Dining Area has an oak oval drop leaf table with seating for four people and the corner Kitchen is well equipped to a high standard. Open tread stairs lead from the Dining Area to the upstairs having a double bedded room with dormer window overlooking the local countryside and Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. A washing machine is situated in the nearby Bread Oven building and a Tumble Dryer is available by special arrangement.


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Small delightful Cottage in secluded hamlet of Chabrenas
average rating of 4.924528 based on 54 reviews

A Treemendous Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute delight! Jenny and David most accommodating, friendly and humorous. The location is quiet, the cottage superb and the weather forecast stuck to the window each morning was a great help! The Limousin area reminded us of our home county of Derbyshire and the way of life is idyllic. Reminded us of how England used to be and - quite frankly - how it still should be!

Got to go again soon! And no the spelling in the title is not a mistake - its intentional! Jenny and David will explain when you arrive! Please go, you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is create a home from home, in a 'get away from it all' location of rural France and we always try to accommodate any request that our guests ask of us!
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Cosy and quaint mid winter stay.

  • 5 of 5

We booked our week long stay at La Petite Chabrenas primarily for house hunting in the area. David and Jenny are great hosts and nothing is too much bother for them. The directions to the gite were comprehensive and easy to read and although we arrived in the dark, in freezing temperatures, we were very grateful to find that the log burner had been lit and was lovely and warm for our arrival. The gite itself is spotlessly clean, and has absolutely everything you could possibly need for a stay. We had good internet access, the soft furnishings were comfortable and we got good nights sleep in the bed. As we were out and about most days, we were very grateful for David or Jenny to put our log burner on in the late afternoon, as the outside temperatures rarely got above freezing. The gite is rural, but close enough to shops and amenities. The surrounding countryside is outstandingly beautiful. There are lots of chateaux to visit nearby, and lovely quaint villages. We visited a local restaurant in Montgibaud for s special meal and this too was lovely. David and Jenny booked it for us, which made things easier! Thankyou for a lovely stay and no doubt we will be returning in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real get-away treat

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday gite.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

David and Jenny were wonderful hosts. The bungalow is well-appointed and organized, and you have everything you need. It is conveniently located near the A20 motorway, so easy to access, but still give you a feeling of remoteness, peace and quiet. Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic little gem

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to France, not our last, this gite is the perfect base, with the perfect hosts, David and Jenny were brilliant, very helpful and knowledgeable, from first booking to arriving,

Nothing was too much trouble.

The gite is in a lovely area , perfect for getting out and about, or lazy days in the garden,

Very well equipped with everything you need,

Will definitely be back

We loved it !!

Don't hesitate, just book you will not be disappointed !!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old gite in a peaceful setting with many extras and stacks of information in folders provided. Jenny and David are more than helpful. Enjoyed our time there .

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A20, Junction 42
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Chabrenas is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Haute Vienne Department of Limousin. It is ideally situated close to the main A20 Autoroute (10 Mins) if you wish to travel quickly to the attractions of the area. However, if you prefer you can take gentle drives down country lanes and wend your way to visit local chateaux, such as Coussac Bonneval, still inhabited by the Marquis de Bonneval, or follow the route of ‘Richard the Lionheart’. Stop and sample food and wine in some of the prettiest villages in France such as Segur-le-Chateau, Montemart, St Robert, Collonges-la-Rouge and Turenne, or relax by one of the many swimming lakes in the area. Wend a little further and visit the unique sights of Sarlat-la-Caneda, Rocamadour or Cirq Lapopie, a few of the picturesque villages that make up the Dordogne and Lot Valleys.

Other Activities: Flying, Historic monuments and sites and chateaux

Golf: Nine Golf courses are within easy travelling distance. Limoges being the nearest having two courses, Golf de la Porcelaine at Panazol 18 hole/par 72 and Golf de Limoges Saint-Lazare, 18 hole/par 72. Golf du Coiroux at Aubazine 18 hole/par 70 course. Golf de Brive an 18 hole/par 71 course. Golf de la Jonchere in Gouzon 18 hole/par 72. Golf de Bourganeuf 9 hole/ par 28. Also courses at Golf de Neuvic d’Ussel 2 x 9 hole/par35 and 27, Golf de Saint Junien 18 hole,/par 72 and Golf du Chammet in Peyrelevade 9 hole/par 35.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Meuzac, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn / Winter
30 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.08
Stay tax £0.26 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

8 Kwh of electricity per day included in the rental fee
Pets are very welcome at a small supplement of 25 euros per stay
There is a 'Taxe de Sejour' (Tourist Tax) of 0.30 euro payable per adult per night (no charge for children)
Cleaning is included in the rental fee, but the cottage should be left as it was found, clean and tidy. Should excessive cleaning be needed a charge of 30 euros will be deducted from the security deposit of £150 / 150 euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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