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Romantic, Cosy 300 year old Perigourdine Cottage in beautiful countryside

Bedrooms 2
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Peace & quiet in the Nouvelle Aquitaine!

A traditional stone built cottage of around 300 years old which sleeps 4-6 people, 3 mins from the beautiful town of Pompadour - known as the "City of Horses" situated in "Nouvelle Aquitaine" and less than 3 minutes from all shops, bars and restaurants. The cottage sits in it's own grounds of just under 2 acres with a small forest to the rear and backs on to local apple orchards. The cottage comfortably sleeps 4 but there is also a sofa bed in the lounge which will accommodate 2 extra people. There are two double bedrooms (both bedrooms have cooling fans for summer and heaters for winter) a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge, microwave etc an open plan diner and comfortable lounge. There is satellite TV, and a covered terrace which faces south for outdoor dining and BBQ.

We discovered the cottage completely derelict and overtaken by nature in the beginning of 2016 and have now completely modernised it and rescued it and given it a new lease of life. The cottage still has it's original bread oven and the well which was the only source of water (don't worry mains water was installed during the renovations - together with electricity!). We are open all year as there is heating in the cottage together with a wood burning stove. Want to get your kids off the internet? try building a den in our forest (check out our photos for an example from some previous guests!).

There are many restaurants and bars less than 3 minutes away and main supermarkets, bakeries etc - these are all found in the main town of Pompadour. A visit to it's historic castle and grounds is a must! If you fancy a day on a beach we have at least 3 large lakes with white sandy beaches and supervised bathing all within 30 minutes drive. There is also Rouffiac which is famous for it's watersports and outdoor activities. For breathtaking scenery why not visit the waterfalls at Gimel-les-Cascades just 50 minutes away and although we are based in the Correze we are just over the border with Dordogne so are very close to attractions such as Rocamadour, and Beynac for canoeing down the river Dordogne, or Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Segur-le-Chateau - known as one of the most beautiful villages in france - is just 10 minutes away with it's Monday morning market during the holiday season, bars and a couple of restaurants. The cottage and it's surrounding area are quiet and tranquil but only 3 minutes from town so you get the best of both worlds. Don't forget to check out the specialist bakeries in Pompadour - we can guarantee you won't find better cakes and pastries and having lived in France for more than 10 years we have tried a few!

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About The Owner

We are Steve & Sue Lawn and moved to France over 11 years ago, for a quieter lifestyle, quitting our jobs as design engineer for Steve and Chef for Sue. Since then we have renovated a 16th Watermill in Brittany, a farmhouse and barn for Chambre d'hote and a gite and then saw this derelict cottage in Pompadour - not quite the quieter lifestyle we had in mind!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2016

Why The Owner chose Arnac-Pompadour

We were driving past this property 2 years ago and from the road it looked sad and neglected and having been empty for over 15 years it was a home to nesting birds and other various animals. We did however, see it's potential and beneath the ivy saw it's beautiful stonework. The surrounding grounds were a bit of a state having been used as a dumping ground for old farm machinery and various other bits of rubbish but we were certain with a spade and a wheelbarrow and various trips to the local tip that we could transform it.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage dates back some 300 years and now it's been given it's facelift it keeps it's quaint features like the stonework and beams but with the added bonus of modern living (like electricity and running water!). We fell in love with it's history and it's sunny south facing position (the terrace makes excellent use of this). The surrounding neighbourhood is quiet but yet only 3 minutes from a bustling, exciting town. The wildlife is abundant (the rabbits keep eating all my new plants!!) If you want somewhere quiet to relax and unwind then we think this fits the bill.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arnac-Pompadour in Corrèze

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is also a sofa bed in the lounge which comfortably sleeps either 2 children or 1 adult
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Romantic, Cosy 300 year old Perigourdine Cottage in beautiful countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Le gîte est restauré avec beaucoup de goût.La cuisine est très bien équipée.La salle de bain est superbe,et les chambres sont très cosy.

Une adresse à retenir.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

For local markets try Segur-le-Chateau, Jumilhac-le-Grand or Pompadour.

For Equestrian Events Pompadour is a must!

For breathtaking scenery and areas of outstanding natural beauty there is Gimel-les-Cascades.

For evening entertainment in nearby St Yrieix la Perche there is an evening market purely selling "street food" just choose your plate and glass and grab a nearby table

Open air concerts are held locally throughout the summer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Arnac-Pompadour, Limousin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Summer
2 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
High Sumer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.77

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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