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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ideal for large groups, 5 bathrooms, wi-fi access. Discounts for smaller groups.

Lovely village cottage, tucked away in this friendly Limousin village and just a short walk to several village shops, bars / restaurants and a swimming lake with sandy beach. The beach is ideal for guests with children, providing fabulous, free entertainment.

Saint Germain les Belles is really easy to get to - you can take a flight to Limoges (look up Ryanair and Flybe) and we are then just a 40 minute drive. We are situated 10 minutes from junction 42 of the A20 motorway, the main route from Paris to the south of France.

The Limousin has been called the 'French Lake District' and the tranquil countryside surrounding the village has many lakes, with walking / rambling and cycle tracks through forests and historical villages.

Wherever you are in Limousin, you will not be far from a lake. You can swim in most of them in summer and they often have sandy beaches. The Spectacular Lake Vassivière – one of the largest lakes in France, is just 40 minutes away. The “Isle de Vassivière” is the home of the National Centre of Contemporary Art. Follow signs for ‘L’Isle de Vassivière’ and walk across the bridge to the main island of the lake. Apart from the Art Centre, there are some lovely walks in the woodland and great places for a picnic.

If you are interested in doing a spot of fishing during your holiday, then the region is full of under-fished lakes and rivers.

To see the beautiful, unspoiled Limousin countryside from a different perspective, there are various canoeing centres, from which you can hire canoes and kayaks for a day’s adventure.

Limoges – the ‘capital’ of Limousin is 30 minutes to the north and is famous for its porcelain and there are many outlet shops, or smaller boutiques where you can buy pieces to suit all tastes and pockets. You can also enjoy antique markets, the covered food market, medieval churches and our personal favourite – the ancient carousel at Place de la République.

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About Us

Chris Jones
84 Norcliffe Road
FY2 9AL Blackpool
VAT Reg No

Chris Jones
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Germain-les-Belles in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wheelchair access - please contact to check suitability
  • Five of the bedrooms have private en suite shower / bathrooms. Each is equipped with a WC, sink and bath or shower. We frequently receive comments from our large groups about how grateful they were that they didn't have to queue for the shower! The ground floor disabled access bathroom has been created with wheelchair access in mind - please contact to discuss suitability.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Wheelchair access
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Can also be used as a childs' playroom - with toys
  • There are six bedrooms, tastefully furnished with original wood flooring. Four are on the first floor and two are on the ground floor. There are a total of thirteen single beds (each room sleeps two-three people). This makes planning sleeping arrangements really easy for mixed groups of friends and families and we can move the beds around to suit your needs. For couples, we can also put the beds together to make doubles. We also have three baby cots at your disposal. Should one of the ground-floor bedrooms not be needed, we can transform it into a playroom, with books and toys for young children!
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The attractive, paved terrace has a huge dining table, perfect for alfresco dining. We also commissioned an enormous barbecue to cater for our large groups. This provides a perfect spot for parents to relax, whilst keeping an eye on the children playing on the lawn. The garden area gets the morning sunshine, so there is a smaller table and benches to which you can take your breakfast! Additionally, the large, safe lawn area is perfect for families with children. We provide many ‘bulky’ items to make holidaying with young children easier e.g. baby cots, high chairs, cutlery, baby swing, toys, changing mat and table. If there is something missing from the list - please tell us what it is and if we can use it for future groups, we will have it ready for you at no extra cost!


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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

An unconventional hen weekend

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic place! We had a wonderful 4 night stay at this beautiful property and made full use of the spacious garden. We enjoyed our evening meals sat at the table outside with gorgeous views of the sun setting over the fields beyond. The Gite was full of character and charm and was very well equipped, we didn't want for anything. The local bar/tabac, bakers and butchers are all a stones throw away and the campsite offers delicious food with very welcoming staff (even if they were a little bemused at having a hen party arrive for dinner!). And a lot of fun was had by all at the swimming lake which is just a 10 minute walk.

In the lead up to our trip the owner was extremely helpful and happy to answer any queries we had about the property and local amenities.

We couldn't recommend this place highly enough, it has everything you want for a perfect break with family or friends and I can honestly say we didn't want to leave.....

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family and friends to gather

  • 5 of 5

We came to France from Australia for the wedding of our daughter. We wanted somewhere for all our family members who were travelling. This was the perfect house for us and was better than I anticipated. It was clean and had everything we could possibly need. Having ensuite bathrooms in most of the bedrooms was great, no one felt they were getting in anyone's way. The house was warm, and even though the weather was chilly it was warm inside. The boulangère and pâtisserie were just across the road and a small supermarket just around the corner. There was plenty of exploring of caves and interesting places to visit. It was a great house! The owner was very accommodating to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at this wonderful gite, there were 15 of us and there was plenty of room for us all. Out of the 6 bedrooms there are five en suites so there was no queuing for the bathroom! The gite is very clean, has a beautiful garden and patio area at the back.

The village has a bar / tabac, boulangerie, patisserie, general grocers and a butchers all within a few minutes walk.

I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for a family break and I will certainly be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A last minute booking that the owner responded to fantastically. The property was perfect for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Pittsford, New York, USA

Wonderful place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful week at Vacances Vertes Les Belles at the end of June. The house was as advertised and more.It was clean , comfortable and accessible.We loved being in the village close to the butcher, baker green grocer and cafe, yet stepping out the back door and literally being in the country. We made good use of the veranda and the meadow beyond it. Fresh strawberries in the morning were delightful as were the fabulous fresh vegetables which our host Anna supplied to us. Because the clothes washer was not working, Anna on two occasions picked up our dirty laundry and returned it ti us on the same day washed,dried and folded.Our five year old grandson loved the beach and lake at the edge of town and the adults enjoyed touring several of the lovely villages in the region. In short , this was a fabulous place for a family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gene, it means a lot to us that you enjoyed your holiday. We loved meeting you and your family and hope to have you stay here sometime again. Best regards, Anna.
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Mike and his mates and his birding trip

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed at Anna and Howard's gite in St Germain les Belles in April 2008. And we had a great time. We could not have been made more welcome by this lively, outgoing couple and the gite was excellently and thoughtfully furnished and we found it very comfortable.

It could not be in a more convenient location, right in the middle of the town square. That is not to say it is noisy, because St Germain is a farly sleepy sort of place. There are local shops and bars nearby, but when you look out of the back garden of the gite you look right out onto open countryside.

The quiet Limousin countryside around is very picturesque, especially around the lakes, but there are pleasant walks direct from the gite anyway.

I'd love to go back and hope to do so soon. I'd have no hesitation in recommending it to all you Brits who want a taste of the real France. You will be made very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: March 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Limoges Bellegarde
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Bar Chez Kurko
Nearest Ferry
560 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
St Germain les Belles
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 42 of A20
Nearest Restaurant
40 Kilometres
Bar Chez Kurko / Le Petit Moulin
Nearest Ski
167 Kilometres
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
St Germain les Belles Lakeside - 10 mins on foot
Car: not necessary

You can find everything you need, right on your doorstep. The village has several small, local shops (selling tasty local produce), a network of country walks, a rail service to Limoges and a swimming lake, complete with sandy beach! Bike hire is also available.

This village cottage is ideally situated to explore Limousin, which is often called ‘the French Lake District'. We can guarantee that it will offer you some of the most unspoiled natural landscapes in France.

There are many other lakes (also providing loads of fishing, sailing and canoeing opportunities!) beaches and outdoor swimming pools in our area. Beautiful Lake Vassiviere, Europe's largest man-made lake, is only 45 minutes away and is also the site of the national contemporary art gallery.

Thirty minutes to the north, is the attractive city of Limoges - famous for its porcelain and old quarter. Other historic towns and villages in our area well worth a visit, include Segur le Château, Pompadour, Uzerche, Tulle.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- All charges are included - Bedding, towels, heating, electricity, cleaning and wifi.
- Baby equipment - we have 3 travel cots and mattresses, toys, 2 high chairs and toys
- We ask for a 25% deposit to secure the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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