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Charmingly renovated farmhouse in tranquil surroundings - Le Gite au Chez

Bedrooms 1
Space 30 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Le Gite au Chez

Le Gite au Chez has one bedroom with a double & a single bed, with room for a cot too.

Downstairs is the kitchen/dining and sitting room area.

The bathroom is also downstairs & has a basin, shower & lavatory.

About the property

Le Gite au Chez

Le Gite au Chez is an ancient farmhouse which we have restored retaining the charm & exposed stone work.

It is situated in a courtyard on an old farm in very tranquil surroundings. There are many walks from the property which are also mountain biking tracks.

It has one bedroom with one double & one single bed. Also room for a cot. It has a tv. Entrance opens onto the flowered garden.

The village of St.Vaury is 1km away where there is a small supermarket, a bakery & several small commerces ( 2 bars, 2 tabacs, 2 banks, charcuterie, post office, a pharmacie, a hairdressers).

Ideal place for a quiet get away or house hunting as we are between Gueret & La Souterraine.

Limoges airport (flights from Stansted, Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton, Liverpool & Southampton) one hour away and La Souterraine station is 20 minutes away where there are trains from Paris( Gare Austerlitz).

Child friendly.

BBQ available

There are 2 tennis courts in the village. Fishing lake 1km away. Plenty of lakes nearby for swimming in.

For more details, information or photos do get in touch with us via the form below or look at www.giteauchez.homestead.com

Availability.: Lets are sat-sat but we like to be flexible if we can.

B&B also available.

More Details

Rachel Lowe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

Why Rachel Lowe chose Creuse

We bought Le Chez in 1997 and moved here permanently in 2000. It took one man 2 years to restore the cottage, learning a lot in the process.

What makes this cottage unique

Space & tranquility. Cycling/walking tracks run directly from the property. Surrounded by land which we own, much of it wooded.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great place to put your feet up & relax with a glass of wine....or, bike,walk,drive through the region; whatever takes your fancy. Lots to see & do in the area. The gite is comfortable and if you need more room, there is a 2 bed gite on the same property. Rachel & Jamie make you feel right at home. If you feel the need to spend some time in the big city, Limoges is only an hour away by car.

I know that I'll be back again."
Apr 2011
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Available Rentals

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Lets are Saturday to Saturday but we like to be flexible if we can, so do ask if your dates are different.

Easter-end of May 270 euros per wk.
June & Sept. 330 euros per wk.
July/August 400 euros per wk.
October 270 euros per wk.
Nov-Easter 190 euros per wk, (this rate does not include wood & electrics)l.
Christmas and New Year by negotiation.
Evening meals 15 euros when ordered in advance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Vaury in Creuse

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 3 comfortably plus a small child in a cot. If there are more of you then we have another gite ( La Grange) so that we can accomodate all of you & you can have a holiday together but keeping your independance.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Evening meals available at 15 euros per person (including wine). Please order in advance. Smoking only allowed outside. In peak season we prefer to let by the week.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Le Gite au Chez
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 24 reviews

Un petit havre de paix !

  • 4 of 5

Cette semaine en campagne creusoise a été bien agréable.

Idéal pour se reposer et faire une vraie coupure !

Rachel et Jaimie les propriétaires de notre petit gîte sont très accueillants et nous ont bien conseillé pour nos balades.

Si comme nous vous aimez la simplicité, l authenticité, le calme, la nature alors vous ne serez pas déçus !

Nous y retournerons sûrement mais avec nos vélos cette fois-ci !

Corinne et David

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully restored French getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday in this beautiful gite. From the moment you arrive, Rachel and Jamie make you feel so welcome and they couldn't be more helpful. The gite itself has been lovingly restored to feel cosy and rustic yet has everything you need, even down to the herbs growing outside! We had lots of lovely walks in the surrounding countryside which is as pretty and quiet as you'd hope and the village (only a short walk away) has a little supermarket and a bar. If it weren't for the fact that there are lots of other lovely places to go and explore, there'd be no need to leave! We'll definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rest and rest

  • 4 of 5

In a very charming and well renovated typical house, we spent a pleasant week.

The owners, Rachel & James are very friendly.

The region is nice, quiet, but at some places suffers from a lack of activity.

I will recommend this property to people looking for very quiet holiday -what we were looking for :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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our favorite place to stay in La Creuse.

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful, magical place in the Creuse we have ever been. Very comfortable and quiet gîtes, passionated, lovely and helpful owners who know so much about the area and are more then willing to share and tell you where to go , what do to and where to eat! Great place to discover the secrets of the Creuse and to "' charge batteries".

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, Welcoming gite in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We went to the Limousin for a short break in spring. The weather was amazing and Rachel and Jamie's gite was perfect.

Jamie and Rachel are very welcoming and helpful. Fresh logs every day and local eggs and honey if you want them. A very cosy place to stay in a lovely area well situated for convenience but also the beauty of the Limousin.

We self catered most of the time but also sample Rachel's lasagne and the family's hospitality. Food was great and we feel like we made friends too.

We will definitely be returning here at the next available opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home base to explore a tranquil region

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came here from California for our honeymoon and even though it was a bit cold for the middle of summer, we had a great time. The gite is very comfortable for a couple or young family and the wood burning stove kept us comfortable on the cold rainy days. We also enjoyed chatting with the owners who gave us a great perspective on the region and a welcome break from using our mangled French on the locals. Giloush (sp?) the wonder dog was also a fun companion and a good scout on our guided tour of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auberge des Pecheurs
Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Saint Vaury
Nearest Ferry
530 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
234 Kilometres
Super Besse
Car: recommended

The gites are on two sides of a courtyard in a hamlet in very tranquil surroundings, 1km from the village of St.Vaury where there are several small shops, a small supermarket, a bakery, charcuterie, post office, 2 banks, pharmacie. Gueret is 10km away where there are many shops and 2 museums. Eiffel bridge is 30 minutes away. Visit Fresselines & walk the Monet tour by the river where he did a series of paintings. Horse riding now in the village.

cottage, farmhouse, gite, rural, calm, tranquil, quiet get away, cycling, birdwatching, rambling, hiking, fishing, horseriding, tennis, child friendly, VTT, mountain biking.

Other Activities: bird watching

On the 1st & 2nd July 2017 there's a Fete de Jeux in the village. On the 2nd there's a magnificent fireworks display.


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