Holiday cottage in Limousin - UH006521

5km from Marval, Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH006521 Advertiser since: 27 July 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Montades - Gite Self Catering Saturday 3 8 3

About this property

Beautiful Family Friendly Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Charming home from home gite in the heart of the French countryside, nestled within the ‘Parc Naturel Limousin Perigord’, on the border of Haute Vienne/Dordogne.

Large 3 bedroomed barn conversion set in idyllic private grounds with 5 acres of private woodland to explore. Whether you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday off the beaten track, a base from which to explore the beautiful French countryside or house hunting, this comfortable gite is ideal.

Sleeping up to 8 people, 2 double rooms with ensuites and 1 bedroom with twin beds and bunkbeds, cot available on request at time of booking.

Shops, supermarkets, fuel, banks etc are only 10 minutes drive away.

Lovely winding country roads to explore either walking or cycling. There are lots of activities within ½ hour by car, ie caves, chateaux, horse riding, lakes, adventure parks, paintball, etc, a comprehensive publicity brochure is provided on site and we are only 10 minutes away from the famous Wednesday morning Piegut market.

If you are an antique lover or just love a bargain, during the summer months there is always a vide grenier nearby and in the evenings there are weekly markets where you can choose your meal from local produce, have it barbecued and enjoy with a bottle of beer/wine, often to the sound of a live band, what more could you ask for.

Failing that you can just chill at the gite, have a barbecue, enjoy a dip in the pool or a laze in the hot tub. You can do as much or as little as you wish. Owner on site in adjacent property but the gite and pool are completely separate.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen - fully fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, oven, microwave, basic provisions provided, ie coffee, tea, cooking oil etc. Complimentary welcome pack on arrival (bottle of wine, bread etc).


Living rooms

Spacious living room. English freesat tv in lounge and we now have French tv! Dvd player in lounge, selection of dvds available. Free wi-fi.


Bedroom 1 – double bed + ensuite.
Bedroom 2 – 2 single beds + bunkbeds.
Bedroom 3 – super king bed + ensuite.
Cot, highchair and baby gate available on request.


Downstairs family bathroom, with corner bath.
Two x en suites upstairs.


Selection of books and board games provided.

Garden and outside

Large terrace
Sun loungers
Private above ground pool
Hot tub
Children’s swing
Private woods with woodland walks

Parking and garages

Large private car park, plenty of room for motor bikes/motor home.

Visitor suitability

Perfect for families and couples.

Information about any additional facilities

Owners on site – separate private dwelling.
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, any other is negotiable with owners.
Unfortunately this property is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
No pets.
No local public transport – car essential.
Flying: Our nearest airport is Limoges (50 minutes) – car hire is available at the airport.
Angouleme airport – 57 minutes
Bergerac airport – 1 ¾ hours
Poitiers airport – 2 hours
Roscoff to Les Montades – 6 hours 50 minutes, 390 ml/628km
St Malo to Les Montades – 5 hours 33 minutes, 305 ml/491km
Caen to Les Montades - 5 hours 19 minutes, 319 ml/513km
Les Havre to Les Montades - 6 hours, 365 ml/587km
Calais to Les Montades – 7 hours 5 minutes, 456 ml/734 km
Dieppe to Les Montades – 6 hours 11 minutes, 390 ml/629 km


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Name and address of nearest golf course: St Barthelemy de Bussiere, Le Genet, 24360 St Barthelemy de Bussierre
Distance: 8.5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries du Claud Neuf, 24300 Augignac
Distance: 10.6 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Cave de Saint Sornin, Les Combes, 16220 Saint Sornin, Tel : 05 45 23 92 22
Distance: 29 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Kathleen Edwards

Hi, we are Kathy and Dave Edwards. We moved to south west France in 2016 having bought an old house in the Parc Naturel Limousin Perigord, on the border of Haute Vienne/Dordogne. Our time here has been quite a journey for us, faced with a new country, a new language, a different pace of life, not to mention getting used to driving on the right side of the road. We are blessed in that we have lovely neighbours who have helped us and we have made some wonderful friends.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The property came with acres of woodland and two separate cottages with adjoining barns.
We decided that we would renovate one of the cottages and its barn and turn them into a Gite which other people could rent and enjoy for a week or more to experience the relaxed lifestyle of rural France in our peaceful corner of this lovely country.
It is the perfect place for families to relax, children have the freedom to play in the large garden area with plenty to occupy them. It is also an idyllic retreat for couples who just want to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Unique benefits of property We have done all the building work inside ourselves, it has been quite a challenge but the reward of seeing the beautiful property it has become are immense. The renovation is sympathetic and to a high standard. We look forward to welcoming you to our gite very soon.

The Owner Recommends

LAKE (Canoes, Playground, Refreshments, Swimming)

Grand Etang Saint Estephe
Distance : 7.2 ml/11.6 km
Journey time : 16 minutes

Adventure Park

Plan d’eau des Nouailles, Nontron, Tel : 05 53 56 28 16
Sat Nav Co-ordinates : N 45°32’18,6 / E 0°41’5,639
Distance : 8.7 ml/14 km
Journey time : 16 minutes

Archaeological Park

Cassinomagvs, Parc archeologique, Longeas, 16150 Chassenon, Tel : 05 45 89 32 21
Distance : 23.2 ml/37.3 km
Journey time : 39 minutes

Bike Hire

Bike Hire Direct, free delivery and collection to the door, Tel : 00 33 (0)5 45 25 24 09,
email :


Brantome Canoe, 14 Avenue Andre Maurois, 24310 Brantome, Tel : 05 53 05 77 24
Distance : 25.6 ml/41 km
Journey time : 39 minutes


La Grotte de Villars, 24530 Villars, Tel : 05 53 54 82 36
Distance : 19.05 ml/30.65 km
Journey time : 34 minutes


Paintball WM 24, La Bierge, 24470 Milhac de Nontron, Tel : 06 37 70 57 89
Distance : 16 ml/25.8 km
Journey time : 29 minutes

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 CathyLG 6 August, 2019

Les Montades Gite was fantastic. As 4 adults and one 3 year old we all were extremely comfortable and had plenty to do. The gite was spacious, very modern and spotless. The bedrooms were very roomy with comfortable beds and the en suites were beautifully done. My granddaughter absolutely loved the books and cuddly toys that were in her bedroom. It was a godsend to have fans in each bedroom as well. The kitchen was well equipped, the coffee machine with complimentary pods was well used. We enjoyed playing the boxed games that were in the unit in the lounge, and my granddaughter played with the children’s toys quite a lot too. Outside was just amazing. The pool, hot tub, trampoline, swings, table tennis, badminton and many other items that are in the storage box, were used on a daily basis. The outside seating was great, plenty of recliners for us all and picnic benches on the patio. The owners, Kathy and Dave were very helpful with anything we needed to ask. They have made up some very useful folders full of information about places to visit, eat, activities, etc. I would absolutely recommend for anyone to stay here, you’ll have a wonderful time.

Owner response

For our first review on the Holiday France website we couldn't have asked for more of a compliment. A lovely family who we were delighted to welcome to our Gite, their enjoyment makes all our hard work worth while!