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Situated a few 100 metres from a beautiful lake surrounded by forests in rural Correze. The lake beach is shared by a handful of other properties providing swimming, fishing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing opportunities. In Neuvic, across the lake, golf, horse riding and tennis are available. Well equipped, comfortable and homely property 3½km from Liginiac with several basic shops, and 7km from the greater range of facilities in Neuvic.
The property consists of 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Shower room and a third wc. French tv, digital satellite, dvd/video, radio/cd. Washing machine. Free WIFI. Centrally heated and wood burning stove. Plot is 1/3 acre with garden furniture and barbecue. Balcony overlooking lake.
Red squirrels in the garden. No smoking inside property. Short breaks not available during July or August.
Comprehensive crockery, cutlery, cookware and glasses, including electric oven, gas/electric hob, fridge with freezer compartment. Freezer, microwave oven, electric kettle, filter coffee-maker, washing machine, ironing board and iron. Also in the kitchen you will find a comprehensive range of herbs and spices.
Dining table which accommodates 8, 3 piece suite, tv receiving French terrestrial and British Freeview via satellite, dvd/video, radio/cd also receiving British Freeview stations via satellite. Free wi-fi. Wood burning stove. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls. There is a bookcase with books, games and a folder with information on the local area.
Upstairs - one double luxuriously fitted with wild cherry furniture including a ‘boat’ bed and balcony overlooking lake. One twin bedded. Downstairs. One double, one twin bedded.
Upstairs - shower with basin and toilet. Downstairs - bath with shower, basin and toilet. Separate toilet with basin
Good sized gardens to front, sides and rear. Bbq, table for 8 people, sunloungers.
Whether you are young or old, enjoy peace and tranquillity, bird and animal watching and or activity holiday, walking, cycling, swimming, fishing, golf, horse riding or watersports, the property and location have what you want
The lottissement residents own the jetty and bathing pontoon both of which are also available to guests.
On the quayside at Argentat this is a wonderful setting for a lunch or evening meal. As well as the a la carte menu there are set menus at 15, 26 and 34 Euros
With picturesque shop-lined streets dating from the 15th and 16th centuries Besse is in the heart of the St Nectaire cheese producing region. Nearby Super Besse is one of the largest ski centres in the region.
This doesn’t have to be very active since there is a large variety seen from the house. Animal visitors to the garden and/or lotissement through the year include hare, frogs, lizards, red squirrel, bats, deer and, unfortunately, pine marten. Birds seen in the garden or from the house include robin, chaffinch, greenfinch, bullfinch, house and hedge sparrows, blackbird, robin, blue tit, great tit, coal tit, willow tit, crested tit, long tailed tit, nuthatch, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, black redstart, pied wagtail, common buzzard, red kite, black kite, great crested grebe, great northern diver, heron, swallow, swift and house martin. In the vicinity stoat, badger and barn owls have been seen.
Whilst Bort-Les-Orgues itself is an ordinary country town it has a small fortified church with its original stalls. However its main attraction is a massive natural formation known as the Organ Pipes which is a high cliff worn into a series of stark rock pillars 80m to 100m high. Just outside Bort-Les-Orgues is the Chateau du Val which is on the lakeside. It is open to visitors with a guided tour. In addition there are boat trips on the lake.
A large town with wonderful avenues and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and hotels.
This can be done on the lake as well as surrounding rivers and lakes. A popular location is on the bridge from the main Neuvic/Ussel road to the lotissement. A licence needs to be obtained and this is available in Neuvic.
There is a golf course in Neuvic on the road leading to the lake. Other courses are between Tulle and Brive at Aubazine, about 45 miles away, at Peyrelevade and near Gouzon about 60 miles away. Details can be obtained from the Neuvic course. Equipment can be hired from Neuvic but I don't know about the other courses.
There is an equestrian centre in Neuvic which is sign posted from the church.There is riding stables in Liginiac.
La Maury is a holiday centre on the lakeside in Manzagol where there is a bar/restaurant. It is a wonderful setting on the side of the lake. It has an a la carte menu as well as 17 and 21 Euro menus. In addition there is a beach and various activities including:- a children's playground, a tennis court, a game of bowls ground, 3 ping-pong tables and a volley net. Other activities are climbing, tennis and an orientation course.
The ‘capital’ of the Millevache plateau this picturesque town has a 12th century church.
This spa town with its thermal baths is the centre of winter sports in the Massif Central. The town has some excellent restaurants and shops. Above the town is Puy Sancy which you can either walk or take a cable car to the top. A car park and restaurant are at the base.
La Maury on lakeside in village.
The nearest town of any size has a number of basic shops as well as a bank. There is a market on alternate Tuesdays for local food as well as clothing and other items.
At the junction of the D680 and D17 those who are energetic can walk to the table of orientation at the summit, 1787 metres. Those less inclined can enjoy the magnificent views from the bar/restaurant at the car park.
Whilst a little further away on the road between Mauriac and Puy Mary this restaurant makes a pleasant lunch halt. They have set menus at 14 and 17 Euro, and a la carte. The restaurant has magnificent panoramic views over the valley and up towards Puy Mary. The owner, Bernard, speaks a little English.
South of Martel just off the N140, about 90-100 miles away, Rocamadour is a religious town. It is built on the side of a cliff and well worth a visit although it is a tourist attraction. On the route take in Bealieu-sur-Dordogne sometimes referred to as ‘Limousin Riviera’ this picturesque town on the Dordogne has a 12th century church. Also visit the village of Padirac on the D673 about 8 miles from Rocamadour. A visit to the caves is recommended.
On the D680 south of Bort-Les-Orgues in the Auvergne this picturesque town is on the route to the Pas de Peyrol and Puy Mary.
This is a large town with superb shopping. The market is on Wednesdays on the banks of the Correze.
About 10 miles away this is a largish town with Leclerc and Intermarche supermarkets. It has attractive side streets in the old town with an array of stores. The market is on alternate Wednesdays, the same weeks as at Neuvic.
On the lake one can swim, either from the jetty near the house, from the main beach area next to the Hotel du Lac or at La Maury in Manzagol. In addition there is canoeing, water skiing, wind surfing, sailing and jet skiing on the lake. Boats can be hired and lessons given if required.
The house is beautifully located on a small estate of 6 houses at Manzagol on the edge of the lake. It's a very short walk (1 min max) down to a small man-made gravel beach, which is ideal for sunbathing and accessing the lake. We took our own stand up paddle boards, and the beach was ideal for launching from. We spent hours exploring the lake on the boards and so the location was perfect for us.
The boys (aged 13 and 11) loved diving off the pontoon and swimming in the lake. The water was clear and so clean, it was gorgeous. We have many photos of the amazing sunsets across the lake!
The location is quite rural - 5 minutes from a more main road - and as you'd expect in the Dordogne, many winding roads to get anywhere. However the peace and tranquillity was lovely and as the lake was our reason for being there, it was perfect for us. If you are looking for lively towns with lots of shopping, then this probably isn't the place for you!
Having 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (plus another toilet!) gave us plenty of room and the utility room meant no dripping through the house when wet! The only thing I'd add was a tumble dryer, but we were lucky with the weather. The sunloungers (with well-padded cushions) were much appreciated too, and there was plenty of room for lying out
The owner was very helpful with good information sent beforehand and the neighbours were all very friendly.
We enjoyed a lovely week here and would thoroughly recommend the house to anyone else.
No nasty surprises. What we expected from the advert was what we got. comfortable, well equipped and lovely view
Upstairs shower cubicle is small and the water is very hot. Be careful not to knock the temperature control.
Quiet beautiful location
Friday night(s) celebarations disco/ live band from the Junior Jet Ski Club across the bay.
Right by the lake so good for swimming etc Well equipped house and very helpful owner, ready to reply to concerns while we were there Beautiful area
Nothing really bad, but not much to do for those who aren't into water sports or walking ... Ie not a place to go if you want lots of sightseeing or shopping