Self catering holiday rental Limousin - UH003318

Champagnac-la-Riviere (17km from Rochechouart), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH003318 Advertiser since: 3 June 2013
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Ruelle de Tardoire Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2 Fourth bedroom with a quality sofabed + wc/shower

About this property

Charming Stone House in the Parc Naturel Limousin. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This is a characterful 3 bedroom fully equipped house in a small village in the 'Parc Naturel Limousin Perigord'. The house has been fully modernised and provides accommodation across 3 floors (the ground and lower ground floors are open-plan, whilst the bedrooms retain a more traditional feel). Outside there is an elevated sunny south facing terrace/garden, with a fine view of the wooded Tardoire Valley.
The house is located in the Haute Vienne Department of the Nouvelle Aquitaine (former Limousin) region of France, near the borders with the Dordogne and Charente. Champagnac-la-Rivière is a small typically French village that has a bakers, Dinos which is a bar/restaurant/pizzeria, and "La Gare" which is a newly opened French restaurant in the converted old Champagnac railway station. Other shops and supermarkets and banks are in the surrounding villages (typically 3 miles away). An old railway line (Voie Verte) is at the top of the village and is now a 9 mile paved cycle route linking the neighbouring villages, so you can easily get to them without taking the car. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants in the neighbouring villages. There are many nearby swimming lakes with beaches, fishing watersports and sports facilities. The excellent Wednesday market at Piégut-Pluviers in the Dordogne is a half hour drive away.



Kitchen and dining

There is a modern, high spec' kitchen with eye-level oven, induction hob with extractor. It also has a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. There are plenty of pans and utensils, crockery and cutlery. On the lower ground floor is a large fridge-freezer, washer machine, and tumbledryer.

There is a large dining table that seats 6 people.
The Terrace dining set also seats 6

Living rooms

There is a large, open-plan living room with sofas, table, desk and a wonderful woodburner.


Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds (adjoins bedroom 2).
Possible additional bedroom 4 on the lower ground floor with a quality Ikea double sofabed and en suite shower/wc.


There is a large, family sized bathroom with shower, wc, vanity unit, heated towel rail and bath. On the lower ground floor is shower room and wc.


Heating is by wood burning stove in the lounge area, and by electric convector radiators throughout. The house also has hardwood double glazing. Firewood is included in the rate.


There's a 32in lcd tv (UK channels only), dvd player and modern hi-fi with usb/mp3 connection.

Garden and outside

Outside there's an attractive elevated south facing terrace with a fine view of the wooded Tardoire Valley. A large parasol, dining furniture (table seats 6), 2x sunloungers and a barbecue are available to be used.

We have 4 bicycles of various types which we allow our guests to use at their own risk.

Parking and garages

There are 2 parking spaces and additional spaces are readily available nearby.

Visitor suitability

Due to the property having 3 floors it isn't recommended for very young children or those less able.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

* Vet details: B.p.s.k Sdelarl le CABINET VETERINAIRE 34 RUE DU GENERAL DE GAULLE 87150 Oradour-sur-Vayres (They speak great English.) 0555 78 10 07


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Piegut Pluviers often has a brocante market on the same day as its regular Wednesday market.
Distance: 23 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Tardoire river
Distance: 0.5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Preze, Rouzède
Distance: 33 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Anderson Anne Romysdene
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 11 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR4 runs through village, numerous shorter walks in countryside around village


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Nick Allen

We have owned this place since 2008. It was the first property we had arranged to see and we fell in love with it on the first viewing. It had been lovingly restored and we maintain it so still.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? Owned this place with my partner for several years.
We enjoy our time there as many weeks as we can fit in each year.
We love the village’s peacefulness and the simple outdoor lifestyle.
Walking & cycling and swimming in the many nearby lakes.
The Spring and Autumn months are delightful too.
Unique benefits of property Its very spacious, modern, open plan downstairs, yet more French and quirky upstairs, and it's quiet yet almost in the centre of the village.
All major amenities and attractions are just a short drive in many different directions.

The Owner Recommends

Brantôme-the 'Venice' of the Perigord/Dordogne

This beautiful little town and its neighboring 'plus beau village' of St Jean de Côle, makes a lovely day trip, about an hour's drive South through the Dordogne countryside.
One can take a boat trip, hire a canoe and take to the river or just wander around and enjoy the beautiful monastery and its caves.


We have 4 bicycles for guest use. Why not take to the Voie Verte (13km cycle path) at the top of the village with a picnic in the panniers?
There are plenty of picnic sites in the cool shade of the trees, with views over the valley below.
The path ends in Chalus (9km) and Oradour Sur Vayres.(4km) or detour to nearby Bar Champsac (5km)

Limoges Citê

Limoges Cathedral has an area of old, cobbled narrow streets around it and a Botanical garden with views over the river Vienne.
Its about 22 miles away and makes a nice day out .
Limoges also has a charming shopping centre and a Covered market and regular street markets and Brocantes too.

Piégut-Pluviers Wednesday Market

The excellent Wednesday market at Piégut-Pluviers in the Dordogne is a half hour drive away.
Almost every street in the small town is lined with stalls of vibrant colour and scent.
In high season there is often a Vide-Greniers / Brocante area there too.

War Memorial Village- Oradour Sur Glane

A burnt and abandoned village preserved in memory of the Nazi massacre of its occupants in June 1944.
A visitor centre details the harrowing events of this senseless atrocity.
The rebuilt village of Oradour Sur Glane is nearby with some shops and cafes.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 8
  • Value for Money: 8
8.3 / 10 Brad & K 20 November, 2017

Pleasant comfortable spacious house in a small village. Lots of useful pots and pans and other cooking equipment available in the kitchen (more than any other Gite we have visited). Excellent log burner which added to our experience, exceptionally easy to light. We appreciated the provision of a stereo so we could sit and listen to music in the evenings. (Had satellite TV too if we had wanted to watch it)

Visited in mid November so quiet in village and everywhere else but that is what we wanted.

Pleasant rolling countryside with a large amount of Chestnut woodland. We enjoyed walks straight from the house and the village is in a good location to explore the area to the south west of Limoges.

Good communication from the owner, Nick.