Holiday home in Limousin to let - UH004639

Vayres (5km from Rochechouart), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH004639 Advertiser since: 24 February 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Pic Vert Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1 2 Sofabeds (Clic Clacs)

About this property

Family Gite with Swimming Pool and Fishing Lake. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Moulin de Chez Brandy is a small estate set in 15 acres of rolling parkland with woodland walks, picnic areas and a private fishing lake.
We have 2 gites on the estate, which can be rented separately or together.
Our Le Pic Vert gite has it's own gas plancha bbq and outdoor eating area. Our 8x4m swimming pool is heated and we provide sun loungers, parasols and inflatables for the use of guests. The pool area is alarmed and has a bolted access gate for additional security. Our pool is open from late May until early October.
Our 1.5 acre lake is available for guests to fish free of charge and is stocked with carp, tench, bream and roach. A fishing permit is not required.
Free wi-fi access is available both inside and outside the gite.



Kitchen and dining

The fully fitted kitchen has modern appliances including a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge-freezer.

Living rooms

The gite has a large lounge/dining area equipped with satellite tv, dvd player and Wii with games. There is a dining table and chairs, electric heating and a wood burner.

The 2 sofa beds (clic clacs) provide an additional double bed, or 2 singles enabling the gite to sleep 6 people.


Bedroom 1 has a King Sized bed, chest of drawers, bedside units and a wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 has bunk beds, a chest of drawers, a wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. There is a door leading outside to the swimming pool area.
It is possible to add a fold-up bed in this room, which often suits families with 3 children who want to share a room.


The bathroom is being completely renovated for 2020 and will have a walk-in shower with rain head, a wash hand basin and a modern wc.


Electric heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the lounge.


There is an outside play area with swings and a slide and a leisure/picnic meadow with a football goal,volleyball and badminton nets. Bats and balls and a small cricket set are also provided.
We have a full sized petanque pitch and boules are available for guests to use.
The under cover play area houses a table tennis table, darts board and various boardgames.
The heated swimming pool has inflatables.
The fishing lake is freely available and some equipment is provided.

Garden and outside

Our gite has its own outdoor eating area and gas plancha bbq.
There are outdoor and under cover drying areas.
Guests are welcome to walk in the grounds, round the lake, in the wood etc.
The fishing lake is available for guests.

Parking and garages

Secure parking by the gite.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a travel cot, high chair and buggy available free of charge, for those 'little' visitors. Please ask when booking.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, bream, tench, roach
Name of nearest fishing location: On-site

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien
Distance: 25 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Rochechouart


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Stephen Fox

We are Steve & Margaret Fox and we moved to this lovely area of France in 2014.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? We have plenty of sunshine and are driving distance from the Channel ports, in addition to Caen and Le Havre and our nearest airport, Limoges, is just 45 mins drive away, serviced all year round from the UK by Ryanair.
Unique benefits of property We have family gites and a closed fishing lake (free to fish day and night for guests) - something we struggled to find when we holidayed in France as a family.

The Owner Recommends


The beautiful town of Brantome on the river Dronne has a lovely old town and riverside cafes and restaurants. It's less than an hour by car.


Famous for it's porcelain, with a lovely cathedral and botanical gardens, Limoges has an old butchers quarter, a medieval bridge and, of course, shops and restaurants.

Oradour Sur Glane - Martyr's Village

The historic martyr's village of Oradour Sur Glane, left as it was in June 1944 is a 45 minute drive.


The 15th century chateau town of Rochechouart is just 10 mins drive away and has a good range of shops, banks and restaurants.

Saint Estephe Leisure Lake

Large local lake with beach, swimming, leisure activities, restaurant.

Local Restaurants

La P'tite Loco, Rochechouart - typically French lunchtime set price menu, lovely food at a very good price.
L'Hotel De France - lovely restaurant with a wider menu.

Vélorail - Confolens

A railway track where you cycle specially adapted trolleys along old railway tracks through the Vienne countryside. Best to book at busy times.

Roman Baths - Cassinamagnus

Best preserved thermal baths in France, just 15 mins drive. Covering 25 hectares, with picnic area, snacks, restaurant in high season. There are audio guides in many languages and English guided tours are bookable in the summer.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.5
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 Beynon family 6 September, 2019

We had a wonderful stay with our two young children. The grounds were great for exploring and the swings and slide added to the fun. The pool was enjoyed by all of us. Great hosts who were on hand if we needed anything. We hope to return in the future.

Owner response

We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back here.
We are planning on installing a new bathroom and kitchen in this gite over the Winter, ready for the 2020 season.

9.5 / 10 Gill F 9 August, 2017

Just back from a lovely week. Steve and Margaret have clearly thought through all the 'little bits' needed for a great week in a gite - you can literally turn up and enjoy your holiday. Spacious gite, with private eating and laundry areas outside. The gas barbecue was also clean and ready to go from the off. A beautiful setting, very peaceful. The pool area is spotless. Fishing is building again after the lake having been cleared to the end of last year. Superb hospitality from Steve and Margaret too, there if you needed them without being at all intrusive.