Farmhouse for holiday let Haute Vienne - UH003316

5km from Magnac-Laval, Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH003316 Advertiser since: 31 May 2013
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La Rustlings Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Full size cot/sofabed in king size front bedroom

About this property

Charming French Farmhouse with Lake Views . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Rustlings is a charming 18th Century farmhouse set in the beautiful Limousin countryside. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty we offer a truly authentic taste of France with stunning lakeside beaches within easy reach. We provide luxury accommodation with free wi-fi and flat screen tv's with English satellite channels.

Each room is light and very spacious and have a magnificent lake or woodland outlook. With the house having views over a private country estate your seclusion and privacy are assured.  We offer a particularly peaceful break however local historical towns are within easy reach as are many other attractions and activities.
This area of the Haute Vienne offers many sporting and leisure pursuits including cycling, golf, walking, horse riding and fishing. The farmhouse is proud to be awarded a top 5* rating.
La Rustlings is furnished to a very high standard with all the luxury you would expect from home. You will find the contemporary style complements the charm and feel of this exceptional farmhouse.
The region really must be experienced to fully appreciate this wonderful Idle that has remained a secret for too long!!
La Rustlings is the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday.



Kitchen and dining

La Rustlings kitchen is extensive with fridge-freezer, washing machine, iron and board, microwave, range cooker and hi-fi. You will find every convenience available throughout this large farmhouse kitchen.

All the facilities you would expect including washing machine and full size gas range.

Traditional woodburner for winter lets.

Living rooms

The large lounge takes advantage of its panoramic lake setting. Equipment includes sofa soft seating for 7 adults, flat screen tv with English channels, quality hi-fi and dvd recorder/player. There are a selection of books, games and dvd/cd's to choose from tv, satellite/cable tv, cd player, radio, dvd player, large screen tv. Boardgames, books/magazines, a selection of films and a selection of music. The lounge's elevated position gives spectacular lake and woodland views.


King size family room to the front with adjacent bathroom and wonderful woodland views.

King size bedroom to rear with en suite and stunning lake views. (interconnecting to twin especially suitable for families).

Twin room to rear with stunning lake views.
Full size cot available on request.

The rear 2 bedrooms are interconnecting (particularly suitable for families), comprising of a very comfortable king size room and twin room with adjacent en suite. Both rooms are spacious and command beautiful lake and woodland views

All rooms are of modern decor and are particularly spacious light and airy.


Modern bathroom with wc, shower and bath.

En suite with large shower and wc.


Traditional woodburners are available in the lounge and kitchen during the winter months (wood extra cost).

Heating in the bedroom in the winter months is via electric radiators.


Flat screen satellite tv in lounge (UK channels)

Cd/hi-fi in lounge and Kitchen

Flat screen tv/dvd in twin bedroom (selection of dvd's to choose from).

Garden and outside

Steps lead down to the garden with loungers and further seating adjacent to the large splash-pool which share spectacular views over the woodlands and lake.

We also have a gas barbecue available during your stay and a bird table should you wish to feed the local wildlife.

The rear terrace has further seating (for up to 6) taking advantage of the beautiful woodland views.

The front terrace overlooks woodland and has 2 tables which can accommodate up to 8 people (ideal for outside dining).

The rear garden includes a large splash pool and sunloungers taking in the spectacular lake and woodland views.

Parking and garages

There is ample safe parking to the front of La Rustlings.

Visitor suitability

La Rustlings is suitable for all including families.
Well behaved pets considered £35 per pet per week.

Information about any additional facilities

La Rustlings is furnished to a very high standard with all the luxury you would expect from home. You will find the contemporary style complements the charm and feel of this exceptional farmhouse. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Farmhouse.

Wood can be purchased prior to your stay if you are holidaying outside the summer season. Please contact us for further details or during your visit.

Included in the cost is a welcome pack of local food and wine. Further provisions can be purchased at the supermarket 5 minutes away at Magnac Laval.

The owners are on hand locally during your stay to ensure a care free holiday.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Magnac Laval (just 5 minutes drive)


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Magnac Laval, Le Dorat, Bellac, Poitiers and Limoges
Distance: 6 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Magnac Laval (local friend will advise)
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Mortemart
Distance: 20 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Extensive walking routes from La Rustlings


The Owner Recommends

A Beautiful Area La Rustlings

La Rustlings is set in a beautiful wooded valley with wonderful lake views. We are set in the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin which is often referred to as the French lake district or region of 1000 lakes. The climate of the area is very kind with this region benefiting from over 2000 hours of sunshine per year. As such outdoor activities can be enjoyed such as water sports, golf, cycling (we have modern hybrid cycles for rent), walking, fishing or just relaxing by the pool enjoying the bird song. With Lake Saint Pardoux so close by with its beaches and clear waters a holiday can be enjoyed by all including children. The region really must be experienced to fully appreciate this wonderful idle that has remained a secret for too long.


The Outdoors Activety Centre (30 mins drive) at Lathus provides supervised sessions for school-age children in every outdoors activity imaginable. From canoeing to horse riding; from caving to archery. Visit the website or ask us about booking a session. Learn to Fly in France! (20 mins drive) with Wanafly Airsports. Flying conditions are generally much more favorable in the Haute Vienne, and the aerial views are fantastic. The cost of flying tends to be much lower too, especially if you want to learn. We have a connection with an excellent English instructor, who has a 650m runway in the back garden! Bellevue Park (40 mins), is an adventure style amusement park with water slides as well as other rides, go-karting, a little train and a zoo. It is unsophisticated fun, without queues, and great for younger children. It has a great pool and water play area. The Park is just outside Limoges. Lac St Pardoux (20 minutes drive) has 3 beach areas, surrounded by woodlands, ideal for mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, and walking. 330 hectares of lake where you can take part in a number of water sports: water-skiing, wind-surfing, canoeing, pedalos, fishing, swimming or simply lying on the beach soaking up the sun. Lake Vassaviere (80 mins drive) is one of the largest lakes in France, covering 1000 hectares with 45 km of lakeside and beaches to explore. Eight villages lay beneath the lake as well as the Vassivière flour mill. The lake a haven for a multitude of water sports and outdoor activities. The lake is great for fishing for pike, perch, carp and black bass. Around the lake there are sandy beaches with playgrounds for children, volley-ball, basket ball and tennis courts and table tennis tables.

Futuroscope (large scale theme park)

Futuroscope near Poitiers (60 mins) offers a very large scale futuristic theme park which is suitable for all ages. It is reputed to be one of the top attractions in the area not to be missed!!

Horse Racing

Horse racing is held several times a year at Le Dorat (12km).

Lake Saint Pardoux

Lac St Pardoux (20 minutes drive) has 3 beach areas, surrounded by woodlands, ideal for mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, and walking. 330 hectares of lake where you can take part in a number of water sports: water-skiing, wind-surfing, canoeing, pedalos, fishing, swimming or simply lying on the beach soaking up the sun.


Labyrinthe Geant - Giant Maze (45 mins drive) the largest planted maze in the world! It is designed to be fun for everyone, children and adults alike. You can even try the maze at night in the summertime (Thursdays). The site also boasts enormous slides; there is a larger one for children over 12s and a 20m water slide for the under 12s. There is also a small farm. The maze is open most days between April and November, but do check hours to make sure. Just next to the maze, there is the Chabrières Forest, with excellent walking trails where you can enjoy the natural woodland setting. This is also the home of Les Loups de Chabrières a wolf park showing several species of wolf in their natural habitat.


La Valee des Singes - Monkey Valley (45 mins drive) a great day out for those who like monkeying around! The park has a huge variety of primates (350 monkeys roam about) and promotes conservation and preservation in the wild. It is all about getting up close to the animals and learning about them in a fun way. There is also a small farm area, and great outdoor play area and picnic spots. Good for children of all ages.The park is open every day.

Out and About

The local village of Magnac Laval (5mins drive) provides a bakers, butchers, hairdressers, grocers, chemist, Post Office, bank and 4 bars/restaurants. Larger hypermarkets and a train station are only 20mins away in Bellac and La Souterraine. The medieval city of Limoges and its airport is just 40 mins by car. Le Dorat (10-15 mins drive) has an important 12th century church in the Romanesque style, the Collegiale de St. Pierre and a fortified gate unique to the Limousin region. It also has an outlet store for Limoges porcelain and a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and superstores, and of course, a weekly market. Montmorillion (30 mins drive) is a medieval town specialising in all crafts associated with books and publishing. There are many bars/restaurants located along the River Gartempe with wonderful views. Bessines Sur Gartempe (25 mins drive) is a pretty, popular village has a variety of commerce's including, 5 restaurants, 3 banks, 3 supermarkets, 2 bakers, butchers, wine cellar, 3 cafes, florists, doctors, vets, Post Office, newsagents etc. Main market day is the 11th day of each month, during the summer months there are markets on Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings. There are also local markets in the surrounding villages.


Le Parc du Reynou (45 mins drive) it is a huge safari park set in the grounds of a lovely ruined chateau, where the animals all look well, there are always a number of baby animals. There is a good amount of information available about the animals. There is a snack bar and plently of space to picnic. Open every day.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.7
9.3 / 10 JoeC 19 August, 2018

We spent a very pleasant week in July 2018. The house was comfortable and situated in a peaceful hamlet. The pool was a welcome addition in the hot weather and well used by the children. The nearest town has all the essentials.

10 / 10 ClaireW 9 August, 2016

An absolutely beautiful property. Stunning location. The home has everything you could want for a relaxing break. We didn't want to leave.

Owner response

It was a pleasure to have you as our guests this summer. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Thanks for taking time out to write such a kind review.

Kind regards

Robert & Michelle.

10 / 10 Jane Mason & family 3 August, 2015

This is a tastefully renovated house in a peaceful rural location. The house is spacious, very comfortable and equipped with everything you might possibly need for a pleasant stay.

It was lovely to meet Michelle and Robert, who could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable.

From here we visited Oradour-sur-Glane, Futuroscope and Limoges, as well as the lakes and woods nearby.

The house was so comfortable, and with the private garden and pool, we were also very happy not to go out at all.

We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in this area and would be happy to return if we travel this way again.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are both delighted you had a great holiday as it is our aim to offer all guests a high standard of accommodation and a flavour of real France.

Thanks again for taking time out to write this lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future.

La Rustlings.