Character gite rental in Limousin near Bellac - UH004191

Peyrat-de-Bellac (5km from Bellac), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH004191 Advertiser since: 8 June 2015
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Hirondelle Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1 Sleeps 2 extra with use of Sofabed or 2 campbeds

About this property

Spacious, 3 Bedroom Gite with Shared Pool . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Hirondelle, a three bedroom gite with light and spacious rooms, comfortably sleeps 6 people (8 by arrangement).
Amid forty acres sprawling over a hilltop above the Gartempe valley, Le Repaire is a classic French farm in a courtyard setting. The 19th Century stone and tiled roof barn has been sympathetically converted to provide three large holiday cottages ('gîtes'), Hirondelle, Martinet and Gartempe and has stunning views across the valley.
Each gite offers luxurious and spacious accommodation, with attractive original stonework and exposed beams, tiled and wooden floors, and private gardens with patios and furniture. .
The gites are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each also features gas central heating and double-glazed windows and doors for out of season comfort.
For those who like nothing better than lazing by a pool, Le Repaire features a large 12m x 6m floodlit salt water pool with semi-circular roman steps. Surrounding the pool is a tiled terrace with views over the valley and a full range of sunbathing, garden furniture, sun-shades and parasols. The pool is fenced to comply with French regulations.



Kitchen and dining

A fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. and a utility room with an additional freezer.

The open plan dining/living area has a large table and chairs

Living rooms

The open plan lounge/Dining area has comfortable sofas and chairs with English satellite tv, dvd player and cd/radio for your entertainment.

Open stairs to first floor with sofa bed in the reading area below.


And upstairs ... wooden flooring throughout first floor.

Bedroom 1 overlooks the courtyard and has one double bed.

Bedroom 2 overlooks the private garden with views towards Bellac and has two single beds.

Bedroom 3 overlooks the garden with distant views of Bellac and has a double bed.


Large family bathroom including bath with shower, toilet, basin, etc.

Ground floor has toilet and hand basin.


The property benefits from Gas central heating.


Satellite tv, dvd player in the property.

There is a toy store on site which has bats balls and other outdoor games, in addition to a variety of books, board games and toys.

There is a table tennis table in the communal gardens.

Garden and outside

Hirondelle has a private garden, with patio, bbq and range of garden furniture. As well as having your own private garden, you are free to use the communal gardens too.

There is also an area in the courtyard where you can pick up wi-fi.

12 x 6m swimming pool fenced to french regulations. Tiled and lawned sun terrace around the pool with sun loungers and parasols available.

Parking and garages

Free parking available on site.

Visitor suitability

Family friendly gite, suitable for children of all ages, but also ideal for couples or adults who would like a relaxing holiday in this beautiful region of France.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Maximus
Distance: 6 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang de Planchon
Distance: 21 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Mortemart
Distance: 14 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Kevin Shields

We left the big city behind to start a new life in the french countryside, bringing our young son and one set of his grandparents with us, back in 2006. We had all been over to France several times and were struck by the beauty of South west France and all it had to offer. We settled in really well and our son is now as much French as he is English. We love where our gites are situated as although we are in a rural area it is only a 5min drive to all amenities.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Le Repaire is situated in the Limousin, part of Nouvelle Aquitaine in the south west of France with beautiful rolling countryside. The town of Bellac is only a 5min drive away with plenty of amenities. The lakeside beaches of Lac St Pardoux with canoeing and other outdoor activities are not too far either. The WWII martyr village Oradour-sur-Glane, Futuroscope and La vallee des singes are all within reachable distance of Le Repaire.
Unique benefits of property Le Repaire comprises of 3 properties sleeping up to 20 people, ideal for families or that special get together or rented individually for that enjoyable stay in France. Each property has it's own private garden and there are also communal gardens that families can enjoy and take in the superb views over the Gartempe valley, with distant views of Bellac and Peyrat de Bellac. There is also a 12x6m swimming pool for all the family to enjoy. Being only a 5min drive from the town of Bellac, we are ideally situated for all amenities. We are also have great road links for getting to Limoges and Poitiers.

The Owner Recommends


A historic market town, has more to offer than just bars and shops. You can discover "Old Bellac" with panoramic views over the countryside down by the 12th century church and also has a 16th century town hall, a museum and a viaduct over the river that winds through the town.


A very attractive town on the river Vienne surrounded by Rolling Pastoral countryside. The main highlight is the "old bridge", a 13th century granite bridge,(although significantly repaired and modified in the 18thC). In the second week of August each year the town hosts the International Folklore Festival.

Le Dorat

An ancient town, with fine examples of Romanesque architecture, especially the 11th century Collegiate of Saint-Pierre. There is plenty to do all year round and has Horse racing events in June, July and August. If you are looking for Limoges pottery, there is a factory outlet in Le Dorat, which offers good quality, reasonably priced seconds as well as top grade merchandise.


Some 40km to the east of Le Repaire lies the capital of the Limousin region, Limoges. An energetic and charming city, Limoges provides all of the shopping, restaurants and historical & cultural attractions that you would expect of an historic regional capital, which is famous for its porcelains with many outlets throughout the area. The city also has Museums and plays hosts to festivals during the summer.


This village has been named as one of the more beautiful villages of France. This delightful village is in Limousin country and has grown up around the castle that was built in the 10C by Abon Drut, Lord of Mortemart. It was destroyed by order of Cardinal de Richelieu and all that remains of it today is the tower keep and a few rooms that now host exhibitions. If you enjoy a round of Golf there is a 9 hole course just outside the village.

Nearest Airport

Limoges Bellegarde is just 40 mins away

Nearest Restaurants

Can be found in Bellac / Peyrat de Bellac 5 Mins away

Oradour sur Glane

A martyr village that has been left as it was since 10th June 1944 after being invaded by the Nazis. 642 of its inhabitants including women & children were massacred.

Places of interest

Lac St Pardoux, Futuroscope, Parc Bellevue, Reynou Zoo, Aquarium Limoges, Ice Skating, Ten-Pin bowling, Planet of Crocodiles, Isle of Serpents, Aqua centres, Golf courses, velo-rail and Horse riding.

St. Junien

Well known for its leather goods, in particular, gloves. A lively market is held in the gallo-roman centre on Saturdays as well as a fair on the third Saturday every month.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 El Edwards 27 August, 2018

My husband and I stayed in Hirondelle with our 15, 13 and 11 year old children and had a fabulous time! The photos online don't really do the property justice, it's much more lovely than we expected! We arrived to find the property clean and tidy, ready for our stay, and were welcomed by wonderful hosts.

The pool on site is available from 10am to 10pm every day and is a great size. We made daily use of the facilities and it was kept in fabulous condition. I cannot thank our hosts enough for the wonderful time we had on holiday and I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family!