Holiday cottage in Limousin - UH006100

Champsac (5km from Oradour-sur-Vayres), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH006100 Advertiser since: 1 February 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Jolie Maison Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Detached Cottage Located in the National Park. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Sympathetically renovated detached cottage with enclosed, large private garden .... idyllic setting in the Perigord-Limousin National Park



Kitchen and dining

Front door opens into the very pleasant fully equipped kitchen/dining area

Living rooms

Comfortable lounge with logburner for those chilly winter evenings is located off the kitchen/dining room


The good size bedrooms with original shutters are located downstairs (excellent location to escape the Summer heat) they can be accessed from the back door which also leads to the sun terrace, a perfect sun trap with a wonderful views


Spacious bathroom is located on the first floor, large heated towel rail, large toiletry storage cupboard, unique stained glass effect window


Cosy Logburner in the lounge, electric radiators throughout, heated towel rail in bathroom, freestanding mobile radiator


English freeview tv, dvd player, cd player, badminton set for use in the large garden, boules.
Tennis racquets and key to private village tennis court.
Bikes - 2 adult bikes available for guests use.
Fishing rods (fisherman Nick on hand to share his local knowledge)

Garden and outside

La Jolie Maison has an enclosed large private garden and is surrounded by beautiful rolling green fields and forests. The south west facing sun terrace is an absolute sun trap where there is nothing better than to sit out of an evening with a glass of vin watching nature hard at work, sun setting, night sky fill with stars ... a truly fantastic sight!

Parking and garages

Off road private parking for guests

Visitor suitability

Unfortunately La Jolie Maison is not suitable for wheelchair users, children are more than welcome (and indeed all seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves) but we do ask parents to be aware of the steps up to the house and the open stairs in the Cottage

Information about any additional facilities

Washing machine located in the barn
2 Adult bikes
Fishing Rods for guests use (fisherman Nick on hand to share his local knowledge)
Badminton Set
Tennis Racquets for use in Village Court


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Aixe Sur Vienne but numerous local antiques/brocante
Distance: 15 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Tench, Bream, Pike, Perch, Zander, Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Chapelle Montbrandiex
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St.Junien
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 7 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac or Cognac


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie Verte 13kms, walking/cycling track 5 mins away


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Nicholas David Rimmer

We have spent the last few years renovating La Jolie Maison to transform it into the wonderful holiday home it now is. Fully equipped with everything needed for a relaxing holiday in the wonderful Perigord-Limousin National Park.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Peaceful haven within the Perigord-Limousin National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty
Unique benefits of property Feeling of complete isolation on the outskirts of the village of Champsac (5 mins stroll to local bakery and public house which serves food) and only 10 mins from the choice of three towns for daily provisions, restaurants, tourist information and usual village shops. Perfect base for exploring the beautiful Limousin countryside with its many lakes, chateaus, sporting activities and areas of historical interest.

The Owner Recommends


Beautiful town on the edge of the River Drone which is know as the Little Venice of the Dordogne. Mixture of medieval and Renaissance architecture, belfry of the Abbey of Saint-Pierre is said to be one of the oldest in France. Wonderful weir and hotel on the edge of the river with a working water mill, mill boat trips around the town, numerous restaurants, park, shopping, cobbled side streets, canoeing, busy Friday morning market.

Bussiere Galant Lake/Espace Hermeline Adventure Area

Beautiful lake with beachside area, children’s Adventure Park, tree top rope walking, zip wire across the lake, Velo Rail (in the summer) and numerous signposted walks/cycle tracks routes to suit all abilities

Piegut Pluviers

Very popular Wednesday morning market which has been held since the 17th Century. Selling local fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruit, bread, live poultry, local artisan stalls with handcrafted items, clothes, bags, jewellery etc and numerous street side bars/ restaurants to just sit and relax.

Lake Vassiviere

huge 2,470 acre lake with beaches, boating, wind surfing, fishing, canoeing and taxi rides across the lake


Of historic interest is the town of Oradour-Sur-Glane which on the 10th of June 1944 had its occupants massacred by the German Waffen SS Company, the town remains the same as it did that day as a somber memorial to the victims. The on-site museum fully explains the tragic circumstances of the invasion

St. Junien

Situated on the stunning river Vienne with medieval churches, an Abbey, cobbled roads with an assortment of unusual shops, restaurants and weekly market. You can enjoy a walk along the Corot trail (named after the painter Jean-Baptiste Corot) which is in a designated zone of natural beauty

lac de Saint-Pardoux

A beautiful lake approximately 330 hectares (the largest lake in the Haute-Vienne) with surrounding woodlands of 750 acres. Perfect location for a family day out, whole host of outdoor activities, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, indoor swimming pool with shoot and outdoor slide, sandy beach to relax or enjoy a swim in the lake. For the more adventurous zip wire across the lake or embark on one of the challenging trails/climbs through the forest (suitable for children from the age of 3) wonderful family day out ... highly recommended.