Gite in Limousin to let - UH004576

Chateauponsac (6km from Balledent), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH004576 Advertiser since: 4 February 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
River Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

A Perfect Place to Relax by Private Lake. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

At Gites de Laprade we are focused on providing you with your ideal holiday in this outstanding area of France, whether it is total relaxation you are looking for or a more energetic time, then we can certainly help you get what you want.
The Limousin is famous for it's forests and lakes and we have both here at Gites de Laprade, our location in the Haute Vienne region, is quite unique, the River Couze which surrounds our property, runs quietly by both our  gites and feeds our 2 acre lake (unfortunately this means the location is unsuitable for children), this is well stocked with carp up to 35lb+ and colourful Koi carp, maybe you could try your hand at a bit of fishing, we are also happy to welcome your dog.
This beautiful area abounds with wildlife, deer, wild boar and buzzards are easily spotted and the mix of forests and lakes make for perfect walking, cycling and bird-watching. 
If you are a budding artist then this is also the perfect area, it was certainly good enough for Fred Yates, he lived in our local village of Rancon until his death in 2009. We can be flexible about arrival days, please ask.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped with; counter top electric oven with 2 rings on top, microwave, fridge (with small freezer box), kettle, coffee-maker, toaster, crockery, cutlery, glasses and also plastic plates etc for use round the pool and hot tub. There is also an ironing board and iron and hairdryer. There is a breakfast bar with lovely views over the river and fields.

Living rooms

There is a sofa and another chair and a coffee table.
The tv is also a dvd and cd player, it has English freeview channels and, we have lots of dvds for your use. In the small passageway there is a lovely set of drawers.


The bedroom has a double bed, small dressing table and wall hook with plenty of wooden clothes hangers.


In the bathroom you will find a large vanity unit and washbasin, toilet and a (newly fitted) shower cubicle.


Heating is by mobile electric heaters and a heated towel rail in the bathroom.


We have lots of dvds for you to choose from and, please ask if you need any more books than are in the gite, I have lots.

Garden and outside

Outside the gite you have a table and chairs, sunlounger and bbq.
You also have use of the above ground pool and hot tub.
There is a rowing boat and kayak for you to use on the lake and, you are welcome to fish the lake.

Parking and garages

You can park your car right outside the gite

Visitor suitability

Because of the lake and the whole property being surrounded by the river, it is not suitable for children.
The gite and the area around the lake are all on one level, so suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Your friendly dog is very welcome as well.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: La Licorne 15 av 8Mai 1945, Chateauponsac 0555683087



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Koi carp and most silver fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Our lake

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Mortemare
Distance: 35 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are trails virtually from the gite

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Taunya Smith

We are Brian and Taunya Smith, we moved to this idyllic area of France in 2007 after selling our small hill farm in the Penines in West Yorkshire and, we have not regretted the move even for a day. The little commune where Gites de Laprade is located is charming, rural and full of very friendly locals and we even have a local bar/restaurant less than 5 minutes by car or, a really pretty 15/20 minute walk away! Perfect!

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? When you see where we live you will understand why! The area is beautiful, peaceful, stunning wildlife and perfect for my photography hobby and Brian's fishing hobby. There are so many interesting and beautiful places to visit and things to do, we never get bored. The airport is only 35 minutes away, perfect for our guests and, friends and family to visit. The main ferry ports are a maximum of 6.5hrs away so, a comfortable and pleasant drive down. All in all a perfect location.
Unique benefits of property We are situated right in the heart of rural south west France, the area is still being discovered by tourists so, whether you're driving or cycling the area is a pleasure to get around. When you are at Gites de Laprade you are on an island, surrounded by the river Couze and with a 2.5acre lake in the middle, total tranquility! You can enjoy fishing or, walking round the lake and relaxing in the little cabin in our nature garden and ponds, cooling off in the pool or, having a total chill out in the hot tub! So, if you have a busy stressful life and need to unwind, then look no further just join us at Gites de Laprade.

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Oradour sur Glane

The martyr village, destroyed by the SS in June 1944, over 600 inhabitants were all killed and burned, then the village burned as well. A true insite into living in Nazi France. Details are in a folder in the gite

Tourist Information

We have a file packed with ideas and inspiration for your holiday, the places all have a description and a map of where to find them. There are just too many to put on here.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 Ben Blackman 22 July, 2018

Had a fantastic time here for the week good fishing beautiful location thanks to the owners who were very welcoming and helpful if we needed anything . Hope to be back again one day thanks again Ben Dani and maddie

Owner response

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back. Thanks again, Taunya & Brian