Holiday cottage in Limousin - UH005944

1km from Lussac-les-Eglises, Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH005944 Advertiser since: 3 January 2018
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La Maladrerie Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 5 2 2 futons beds available

About this property

The Cottage is Clean, Peaceful and the Pool Warm. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The cottage is believed to be at least 150-200 years old. There are the remains of 2 bread ovens and it may be that the building was once a bakery for the hamlet. The house has a large lounge/dining area with a lovely woodburner. Outside the back door is a private patio. The cottage has exclusive access to a large heated in ground swimming pool with pool alarm. The pool is heated throughout the late spring and into the autumn. Also there is a 1 acre private nature reserve close to the property and plenty of places to walk and enjoy the peace and quiet.
In the spring and early summer there are many summer visiting birds to supplement our native ones nesting nearby....hoopoes, golden orioles, nightingales, kites and shrikes to name just a few....In the spring and autumn we witness thousand of "grue" grey cranes migrating....they are a splendid sight and sound.
In the summer months the reserve, the young cider orchard and the large meadow are alive with butterflies.



Kitchen and dining

In the kitchen there is a table and chairs, plus a further dining table and chairs in the large dining/lounge area.
The kitchen is well equipped.

Living rooms

The large dining/living room has ample space and seating and is a cool retreat on a hot summers day.
There is a woodburner if you're staying at other times of the year.
There is an English tv service and wi-fi internet at resonable speeds too!


There are 2 bedrooms. A double which has a Juliet balcony overlooking the pool with views down to the village. There is also a futon bed in this bedroom
The triple bedroom has 3 single beds.
There is another futon bed on the landing.


There is a shower room with wc downstairs and a bathroom and wc on the first floor.


Heating is by the woodburner in the winter and occasional electric and portable gas heaters if required.


There are plenty of boardgames in the house.

Garden and outside

The patio is not overlooked. The pool is heated and exclusive to the cottage (not shared).
There is a table tennis table, badminton and other outdoor games.

Parking and garages

Parking is available outside the cottage for 2 cars

Visitor suitability

Would suit anyone

Information about any additional facilities

Sorry, due to the presence of chickens, no dogs are allowed.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Les Herrolles
Distance: 15 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: All sorts... Plenty of carp fisheries
Name of nearest fishing location: Everywhere
Distance: 3 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Mortmart
Distance: 30 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: A few hundred metres

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Mark Spearing

A semi retired professional couple

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Our lovely cottage offers peace and quiet with the added bonus of a lovely heated swimming pool exclusively for the use of the cottage
Unique benefits of property Within 30 minutes, there are many activities, with canoeing and horse riding at Lathus St Remy, plus plenty of fishing. There is also a flying school closeby!
There are several inland beaches / lakes : Lac Mondon, St Pardoux lake and Chaillac lake being less than 30 minutes away and the lake at Eguzon with it's water sports and water slide less than 45 minutes away. A small river is 10 minutes walk from the cottage.
There are several inland beaches / lakes : Lac Mondon, St Pardoux lake and Chaillac lake being less than 30 minutes away and the lake at Eguzon with it's water sports and water slide less than 45 minutes away. There is a bird sanctuary / lake close by too. The sea is a 3 to 4 hour drive.
Travel: The cottage is about 5 to 6 hours from the channel ports and less than an hour from Limoges airport. Poitiers airport and TGV are a little over an hour away. A car or bicycle is essential. The village of Lussac les Eglises, with it's 2 bars, and supermarket.

The Owner Recommends



1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Lorraine and Jerry 13 October, 2019

Reluctant to give glowing review as would like to keep it for ourselves! Seriously, the most relaxed holiday we've ever had. The gite is everything you could wish for and more. Beautiful spot, so peaceful. Mark and Michelle are perfect hosts. Friendly, welcoming and have thought of everything to ensure you have the perfect stay, nothing is too much trouble Cannot recommend highly enough. The 'wildlife' is an added bonus. Enjoy!