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Set in the tranquil 12th century village of Dompierre les Eglises in the heart of the Limousin region, this very comfortable, self-contained cottage is an ideal base for exploring central and western France.
Comprising three bedrooms upstairs with great rural views, brand new kitchen, beautifully furnished and decorated dining room and sitting room downstairs, the house is ideal for couples or families. Also brand new upstairs bathroom with bath, shower, WC and hand basin.
Facilities also available for baby or small child - folding cot, high chair, intercom, toilet seat, etc.
Picnic by the lake a short walk from the village; take a day trip to ancient port city, La Rochelle or must-see Oradour sur Glane; or wander around local historic villages such as Bellac, Le Dorat, Magnac Laval and many others.
About the Owner
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
Interaction with guests:
I am not on site. Information about access will be provided once booking is confirmed.
Dompierre-les-Eglises is a small, rural village in the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin. At last count, about 380 inhabitants, including many British people who have related there or who spend much of their time there. At the heart of the village is the 12th century church and war memorial, where locals gather on memorial days in moving ceremonies to pay their respects for those who 'mort pour la France'.
Historic market town, Magnac Laval, is a 10-minute drive away, where you will find a good supermarket, petrol station, bank/ATM, restaurants/cafes, boulangerie, pattiseries, doctors, dentist, hospital and many other services. More shopping and services at nearby Bellac.
How to get there
Airport: Limoges - Bellegarde Airport: 41.0 km
Railway: Gare de Limoges Bénédictin: 45.0 km
Ferry: Le Havre: 500.0 km
SCNF fast train from Paris takes about 3 hours 20 minutes, departing Paris Austerlitz Station. Rental cars (Avis, Europcar) can be picked up at Limoges Bénédictin Station. An easy 45 minute drive north along the A20 Motorway then N145 to Dompierre les Eglises. Or take the channel ferry to Le Havre, with a 500km 4.5-hour drive south by Motorway.
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 240.0 km.