Holiday gite in Limousin - UH005789

5km from Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH005789 Advertiser since: 23 October 2017
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La Porcherie Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Sofabed, cots

About this property

A Beautiful Gite Ideal for Couples. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Porcherie is a stunning original piggery conversion, which still retains the original stonework walls and exposed beams.Offering 68 Sq mtr's it is an open plan design downstairs with a spacious double bedroom and bathroom mezzanine deck.

La Porcherie is open plan kitchen/dining area and a lounge with french doors opening onto its own patio with views overlooking the pool, and out to the french countryside. The patio is equipped with its own table & chairs, and sun parasol, ideal for an Al Fresco breakfast, or quiet relaxing glass of wine in the evening. La Porcherie has it's own dedicated additional secluded private relaxing area, complete with table & chairs, & purpose built Spanish BBQ & enjoys the same wonderful views.

The pool & terrace are lit in the evening which adds to the charm of this very special place.

The property boasts free WiFi throughout.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, including, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, pod coffee-machine, toaster, kettle, with a full range of cutlery and dinnerware. A range of cooking utensils exist to meet the family requirements.

The Kitchen offers perfect place to prepare those romantic couples meals. Choose whether to dine at the marble table indoors, or your own private patio outside, or even Al fresco at your own private sun/BBQ area.

Living rooms

The kitchen leads into a spacious dining area and well decorated lounge with comfortable stylish sofa and additional large wicker armchair. Or dine on very comfortable seating at the marble top table for four persons. The lounge area also has a small log burner which adds to the ambiance of the cosy nights in.

The living area is well decorated throughout, with open plan design, leading to a french doors exiting to stoned patio area. Provided is an English TV, Free-sat, and DVD player.

The lounge leads out onto the outside terrace, which has its own outside table and chairs, parasol. To the left is your own private sun and BBQ area with wonderful views overlooking the gardens and pool.


Stairs from the lounge lead to a very attractive & decoratively styled double bedroom set on a mezzanine deck. Bedroom is equipped with dressing table and vertical dressing mirror, hair dryer, & is supported by a stylish shower room.

Quality stylish bed linen is provided & changed weekly FOC for longer term lets.


Bathroom has tiled floor, equipped with shower, wash basin, toilet, fitted cupboard, heated towel radiator, and totally modern throughout.


The gite is heated by electric storage heaters & radiators for winter lets. Supported by wood log burner.
Charges for electricity and wood are included within the price for winter lets.


On-site both gites have their own private BBQ facilities. On site is is children's play area, comprising of trampoline, swing set, & wooden Wendy house. The pool is a 10 x 5 Sq mtr in ground pool, with a depth of 1.25 mtr, ideal and safe for younger members, complete with Roman steps leading into the pool. Located next to the pool is a well decorated and stylish refreshment/bar area, that works on an honesty system. In the evenings the pool and pool terrace area are illuminated, providing a beautiful setting for the evening drink and relaxation.

Garden and outside

La Porcherie looks out onto the large garden/lawn area, and swimming pool. At the bottom of the garden is the pool bar, which works on an honesty system, and has proved to be a great success with all our guests.

The pool and terrace are dressed with loungers, drinks tables, parasols, and are lit in the evening which adds to the charm of the La Retreat. Perfect place to relax and unwind and enjoy an evening drink.

There is a children's play area complete with a trampoline and swing set, which is in view from the terrace.

Parking and garages

Designated parking is provided outside each gite, more available parking is available at notice.

Visitor suitability

La Porcherie, located within La Retreat is a stunning property set in a beautiful location.

Whether you are on a couples romantic get away, celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to unplug and unwind, this is the location to be enjoyed. The option of peace and tranquility or explore, the experience awaits all.

The attractive town of St Yrieix la Perche is only 5km away, & has a number of fine restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. There are very good supermarkets & also small specialist shops to browse around. A general market takes place every two weeks on a Friday morning, with an abundance of excellent food stalls, fresh vegetables & clothes & crafts. Saint Yrieix La Perche offers a good cultural centre with galleries & special events during the summer months. In addition is perfectly situated to explore the numerous nearby Chateaux's, river walks, history, Richard the Lionheart route, & embrace the french culture to its fullest.

Information about any additional facilities

This is our new property and new venture, the La Retreat is stunning and we are sure you will enjoy. Should you require details on local events or attractions, please ask. Should you have special requests for a group booking, please contact us and we will do our utmost to assist and make your stay the most memorable.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool



Name and address of nearest golf course: Limoges
Distance: 25 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many local walks

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Redford Smith

My wife Kim and I bought this property in only February of 2018. We fell in love with it the moment we saw it, infact it was only our second property viewed on our search, on day one! La Retreat is simply stunning, no other words to describe it, peaceful, beautiful, close to the culture, shops, restaurants, and even closer to tranquility. Perfect place to offer our guests the opportunity to unplug and unwind, and quite simply enjoy the peace & tranquility of La Retreat.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? For the beautiful countryside
Unique benefits of property The very peaceful location, but only 5 km away from the town

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Local Information

The attractive town of St Yrieix la Perche is only 5km away, and has a number of fine restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. There are plenty of good supermarkets and also small specialist shops to browse around. A general market takes place every two weeks on a Friday morning, with an abundance of excellent food stalls, fresh vegetables and clothes and crafts. There are a variety of festivals during the summer months, a month long Watercolour festival, with classes and galleries exhibiting work, and also the Rues des Arts, an artistic trail around the town with a variety of craft shops selling original wares. There is also a Music festival, with various performances in a variety of venues, some of them in the open air. In September there is a weekend of car rallying, with people from all over competing.
St Yrieix is on the Richard the Lionheart route, with beautiful chateaux and churches along the way. There is a wealth of things to do in the countryside of the Limousin, it is a perfect area for walking, and some good walks can be had directly from ‘La Retreat’. You can also go horse riding and fishing locally, both carp fishing and coarse fishing are available. Bird watchers will enjoy watching the wealth of birds in the area and it is lovely to watch the buzzards circling on the thermals. We are under the migratory paths and during spring and autumn, migrating birds can easily be seen, including huge flocks of storks. There are several beautiful villages in easy reach and the historic town of Limoges with its history of porcelain manufacture.