Holiday cottage in Limousin - UH006087

3km from Gorre, Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH006087 Advertiser since: 31 January 2018
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Maison du Massaloux Self Catering Saturday 4 10 4 Double sofabed in lounge

About this property

Peaceful Family Friendly Rental . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Maison du Massaloux is a 4 star beautifully renovated barn at the edge of the hamlet of Massaloux in the lovely Limousin area just 2km from the village of Gorre in the Haute-Vienne, France.

The property can sleep up to 8 within the four en suite bedrooms and if required, an additional 2 can be accommodated on a sofabed located in the games room. We also have a toddler bed and cot available. Stair gates, high chair, pushchair and children's toys are available upon request.

From the entrance hall you walk into the large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. There is a flat screen tv connected to UK satellite with most free-to-air channels which is visible both from the living area and the dining table. There is a utility room off the kitchen with downstairs toilet, pantry, drinks fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Two sets of double doors lead onto a large patio area which includes a large dining table under a pergola, charcoal BBQ and an outside sofa, chairs and umbrella to enjoy the garden and sun from.

In the garden of the property is an 8m x 4m in-ground salt water swimming pool (no chemicals used and much kinder to your skin) with ample sunbathing areas, a table, seating, parasol and sunbeds. Pool towels are provided. A play centre with swings and slide and also a sand-pit are close by. A table tennis table is also provided. There is a badminton net and racquets.

New for 2018 we now have a games room with a Wii, PS2 video games, pool table, air hockey table, games, jigsaws, baby and toddler activities and toys and dvds.

New for 2019 there is a full sized boule pitch!



Kitchen and dining

There is a fully fitted modern kitchen with large electric oven/ gas hob cooker. There is a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and Senseo coffee-machine. There is plenty of crockery, pans and glasses. There are basic herbs and spices, salt and pepper mills.

The large table will accommodate up to 10 people plus a highchair is available on request.

There is a utility room off the kitchen with a washing machine, tumbledryer, re-cycling bins, wine rack and airer. There is a walk-in pantry with ironing board and iron and a downstailrs toilet and wash hand basin.

Living rooms

There is plenty of comfortable seating in the spacious lounge, coffee tables, large flat screen Smart tv with English channels available.

A dvd player and lots of dvd's to choose from including childrens.

There is a music player and speakers.

There are a large selection of games, jigsaws and books available.


There are 4 en suite bedrooms. All bedroom windows are fitted with fly screens,

Bedrooms 1 and 2 have a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dressing table and freesat tv in each. The en-suite's have a walk-in shower, sink, cupboard, toilet and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 has twin beds which can be made into one large bed (please request when booking), bedside cabinets with lamps, a large wardrobe and freesat tv with dvd player. The en suite has a bath with shower over, double sink with cupboards, toilet and heated towel rail. There is also a toddler bed and cot available for this room.

Bedroom 4 has a king size bed, bedside cabinets and lamps. A large wardrobe, and a freesat tv. The en-suite has a large walk in shower, sink with cupboard underneath, toilet and heated towel rail.

There is a double sofabed available in the Games room.

All bedding and towels including pool towels are included in the rental price.


Four en suites and a downstairs toilet


Garden and outside

A lovely large patio overlooks the garden. There is a covered gazebo with a large table and seating for 12. A charcoal BBQ is provided.

There is also a sofa set with cushions and a large sun parasol.

There is a 8m x 4m heated salt water pool (no chemicals used). It has an arbri over which keeps the water lovely and warm and also acts as a barrier against children falling in. This is normally raised during the day so children must be surpervised. There is a table, chairs and parasol also sun loungers are provided and chilrens pool toys if required.

There is a play area with swing, slides and sand-pit with buckets etc.

A full sized outdoor table tennis table is provided and a badminton net on the lawn. Bats etc are provided. We also have a full size boule pitch.A Boules set and various outside toys are available.

There is a lovely wooded walk adjacent to the property and plenty of others close by.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of private parking to the rear of the property.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for disabled persons due to the stairs

Information about any additional facilities

The owners are on-site.

For late arrivals it is possible for us to do some basic shopping, milk, bread etc Please discuss with the owners.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Gorre
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien
Distance: 24 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Chemin de Soumagnas

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Patricia Lewthwaite

Retired couple living on site

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Similar to the Lake district where we came from but better weather!
Unique benefits of property Maison du Massaloux is a 4 star beautifully renovated barn at the edge of the hamlet of Massaloux just 2 km from the village of Gorre in the Haute-Vienne, France. The property can sleep up to 8 within the four en suite bedrooms and, if required, an additional 2 can be accommodated on a sofabed located in the living area. Rental includes use of a private external dining area including bbq, off-road parking, garden and salt water swimming pool (no chemicals used)
From the entrance hall you walk into the large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The large fully equipped kitchen is fitted with a gas hob/electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, fridge freezer, dishwasher and ample cupboard space. A TV connected to UK satellite with most free-to-air channels which is visible both from the living area and the dining table, which has seating for 10-12. Free Wifi is provided. There are a selection of DVD’s, jigsaws, games and books available. Baby equip, cot, highchair, toys

The Owner Recommends

Bike Hire

We can now offer the facility to have bikes delivered to the gite for your use during your stay. Please have a look at their website
You book direct with them and they deliver and collect the bikes.

Relais de Gorre

Fantastic restaurant and very good value. The Chef Natasha was trained by Marco Pierre White in London and her husband Olivia will make you very welcome and speaks very good English. Booking is necessary. They also do a lovely afternoon tea with home-made cakes and sandwiches and speciality teas.

Piegut Pluvier

An extremely large market is held on Wednesdays in summer. Lots of places for refreshments and ice-creams, where you can sit and watch the world go by.


Lovely scenic town with lots to offer. Large market held on Fridays and some lovely shops and restaurants right on the rivers edge.
The Benedictine Abbey on the river's edge is superb and this along with the old stone bridge, weir and pretty mill now turned into a splendid hotel and restaurant all make for a very photogenic scene.

Look inside the abbey as well (built by Charlemagne in 769 and the main historical highlight of the town) and at the troglodyte section behind the abbey including the famous cave of the 'Last Judgement'. These are the remains of the original abbey and during the summer you can do a night-time visit of the troglodyte section - very atmospheric.


Richard the Lionheart died at Chalus. There is a trail you can follow by car and visit the castle where he died.

Oradour sur Glane

On the 10th June 1944 the entire village was destroyed by the Nazi's and it has been preserved as it was at that time. 642 Men, Women and Children were killed.


Lots of shops and restaurants and architecture to view. Quaint little alleys to explore and the Railway station is well worth a visit for the architecture.

RochechouartChateau & Meteorite Museum

A beautiful Chateau much photographed and painted.
The area has lots of lakes which were caused by Meteorites falling and a trip to the Meteorite Museum is well worthwhile.

Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park - Chassenon

The most monumental Gallo-Roman baths in France
On the borders of the Charente and Haute-Vienne, the site of Cassinomagus presents outstanding Gallo-Roman remains in a landscape of 25 hectares, you will discover including the best preserved and most monumental baths in France.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Helen Storey 31 August, 2019

We enjoyed a splendid week in this house. It is very generous in size, with en suites in every room, and a large, open plan living area. The kitchen was very well equipped and very comfortable for cooking for a large family. Our children range from 8 to 18, and they all adored the pool, and garden. The badminton, table tennis and petanque kept everyone happy when we were back at the house. and there is plenty of room for everyone. In the local area we went kayaking, karting, tree top climbing, and we had a go on the velorail. Being a big group we only ate out once at a local pizzeria, which was delicious. The hosts, Patsy and Stewart are very welcoming, and were available to offer help when needed. I would highly recommend visiting Maison de Massaloux.

10 / 10 Fay Rob and family 29 August, 2019

This holiday rental. Is by far the best we have ever stayed in. We have been using holiday rentals for the last 10 years and I can say that that this is a at a different level to those used before. The owners, Patsy and Stew, have thought of absolutely everything. This house has something for everyone of all ages, the pool being the icing on the cake.

We have already contacted the owners regarding a return visit next year.

I cannot rate this property highly enough.

10 / 10 NickC 29 August, 2019

The house is as displayed on the photos and the description provided by the narrative on the website. It was as beautiful, spacious, clean house with all the comforts of home and more. The hosts are super and can't do enough for you. We have holidayed here a couple of times. It is in a very quite hamlet in an agricultural area but only 20 minutes from the Dordogne with lots of beautiful villages/towns very close by. A car is needed to get around. The garden is beautiful and very well maintained as is the pool and surrounding area. Our children are older and really enjoyed the very well equipped playroom which caters for all ages. It was the place where they escaped when they were too warm but mainly they played in the pool, such an attraction. We loved visiting Massaloux and will venture back again.

10 / 10 DJW 18 August, 2019

Wow, what a treat to stay somewhere that actually exceeds expectation. Kudos to Patsy and Stewart for their vision and their attention to detail. They have literally thought of everything. The gite is spectacular and is of a high specification throughout. It is clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. The salt water pool is just fabulous, clean and temperate with lots of inflatables. There are also a large number of additional facilities provided including; a pool table, an air hockey table, dart board, games consoles and many toys inside. Plus badminton, table tennis, boules, a slide and swing set, archery, and giant connect 4 outside. Our children range from 15 to 6 and everyone was happy. So much so we barely felt the need to venture out though the area is lovely! Patsy and Stewart are friendly and helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending Maison du Massaloux to anybody. It is just about perfect.
Just to note that there aren't any shops within walking distance though there are well stocked supermarkets about 15 minutes drive away.