Cottage with fishing lake to let in Limousin - UH004671

Vayres (5km from Rochechouart), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH004671 Advertiser since: 24 February 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Martin Pecheur 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.
The area is a wildlife paradise with some 45 species of birds identified to date and butterflies abound.

Our Le Martin Pêcheur gite has it's own gas plancha bbq and outdoor eating area. Our 8 x 4 m 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 burning stove.

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


Bedroom 1 with views towards the lake has a King Sized bed, chest of drawers, bedside units and a wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, a chest of drawers and a storage unit.
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 has a full sized bath, shower cubicle, wash handbasin and a separate 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, volley ball 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 board games.
The heated 8 x 4 metre 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.

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.

Saint Estephe Leisure Lake

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

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.

Piégut-Pluviers Weekly Market

Very popular Wednesday morning market. It does get busy but there are lots of local fresh product stalls plus interesting crafts.

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.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Beynon family 6 September, 2019

What a beautiful setting with everything you need in a holiday. We were 4 adults and 2 children in this gite with the rest of our family staying next door. Amazing weather, wonderful walks and a lovely pool meant we only left to go to the supermarket! The fish eluded us this time although the one we caught was a big one!! Hopefully better luck next time! Our hosts were amazing and Margaret even made a cake for our granddaughter who had her 3rd birthday during our stay. Hope to return in the future.

Owner response

Pleased to here that you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

9.7 / 10 Lorna Alsop 9 September, 2018

Stayed for a week. Gite is in a lovely setting away from main road and surrounded by fields and woodland. Heated swimming pool was a real luxury (even though temperature was mid 30s a bit of heat in the water was great on first getting in). Lovely warm welcome from Steve and Margaret. Welcome basket on arrival with basics along with a bottle of red wine and beer in the fridge! Gite well equipped and comfortable. Outside seating area for each gite. Plenty of sun beds. Barn with table tennis, darts and board games. We were invited to a game of boules along with the family next door which was fun and Margaret made a birthday cake for the guy next door and invited us for drinks.
A lovely relaxing holiday. Will definitely stay there again if we visit France again

10 / 10 Tony Linda m 18 August, 2017

A fantastic time was had by all,lovely gite great owners nothing was to much trouble but they were not overbearing but we're on hand if we needed anything, my wife had her birthday while we were there and Margaret one of the owners even baked a cake for her. And her husband even run us down to the local town so we could go to the restaurant for my wife's birthday. We will be going back.