Large townhouse to let with pool, Limousin - UH007345

Bussiere-Poitevine (18km from Bellac), Haute Vienne, Limousin Reference: UH007345 Advertiser since: 2 December 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Humbug Self Catering Saturday 6 12 2

About this property

Large Townhouse with Heated Pool, Sleeps 12 . This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

Humbug is a comfortable, calm townhouse arranged over three floors. We have 6 double bedrooms spread over the upper floors, with two shower rooms.

There is a further cloakroom on the ground floor, with easy access from the courtyard.

There is a formal dining room at the front of the property capable of seating twelve people. A spacious and comfortable sitting room which can be used as two separate spaces or combined to be used as one large seating area.

There is a good sized kitchen with mezzanine above to the rear of the property which also has a smaller table that seats six. This has access to the walled courtyard which is both secure and private. We heat the pool to around 30 degrees in the summer months so it is suitable for young children and babies. It is a good size being 9x4 metres. We have plenty of garden furniture including a corner group, loungers and table as well as a brick built barbecue.

There is secure parking for up to two cars with additional parking on the road to the front of the house.



Kitchen and dining

We have a spacious kitchen with a table that seats 6. It is well equipped for twelve people and has a range of appliances including dishwasher, fridge, wine fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee-machine, washing machine, and ironing board and iron.

We have a large formal dining room to the front of the property with an ornamental fireplace and boardgames in the sideboard for those competitive family moments! There is also a small Bose speaker for background music.
Just outside the kitchen door there is a large patio table making al fresco dining easy. We have spent many late nights out there!

Living rooms

We have a large calm, comfortable living room which is designed to have flexible seating. There is a tv with Apple tv, a dvd player and a wide section of dvds.
There is good internet connection so streaming films is not a problem.


All bedrooms have a double bed, bedside tables and a double wardrobe. Five have dressing tables and the sixth has a chest of drawers. There are plenty of mirrors and 2 hair dryers.


There are two shower rooms, one to the first and one to the second floor, separate wc as is the French way. The first floor shower room has his and hers sinks.
Both shower rooms have extensive storage and some toiletries and towels are provided for each room.


There is an oil fired boiler in the cellar which provides hot water and heating via radiators to each room.


Outside we have a volleyball net for use with the pool, plus many inflatables, balls, etc. as well as a basketball net.

Inside we have many boardgames, such as trivial pursuit etc.

The Apple tv allows streaming of Netflix, ITV Hub and Amazon Prime and as mentioned there is a dvd player and a small portable dvd player.

We have a small Bose speaker which can be connected to phones via Bluetooth.

We have a wi-fi extender to internet which can be used outside (there is a good 4G signal).

Garden and outside

We have a walled, paved courtyard garden which is private and secure. We heat the pool to 30 degrees during the summer so it is quite tropical and suitable for babies and young children. It is mostly 1.2 m deep except for one part which is 1.8m deep.

We have a large patio table with electric sun canopy above and a brick built barbecue nearby. There are good quality loungers as well as a corner unit providing space for everyone to relax.

There is a large park about 400m along the road which has enclosed football and basketball. There is also a small play area for younger children.

Parking and garages

There is parking for up to two cars to the side of the property. This is secure and can be accessed either with the electric door fob or from the garden.

Visitor suitability

For someone who is wholly reliant on a wheelchair, we do not have appropriate facilities. However, access to downstairs would be possible for people with limited ability as there is one small step into the property and only one step on the ground floor inside.

The stairs are not steep and are quite wide from riser to edge and I have been told that this aids people who have difficulty negotiating stairs.

The smoke alarms and doorbell are not connected to vibrating devices for people who are hearing impaired.

There is no tactile marking on any equipment but it is all simple to use.

Information about any additional facilities

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Chez Humbug

A welcome basket shall be provided on arrival with some essentials.

Two towels per person and bed linen is also included, as well as tea towels and hand towels in the three wcs.

Some toiletries shall be provided as well as basic cleaning products.

Internet is free and guests are welcome to use Netflix, ITV Hub and Amazon via the Apple TV.

If required, there is a cleaning service at a cost of £60 at the end of the stay.

The pool is cleaned regularly throughout your stay at no additional cost.

There are vans providing food that visit the commune's market square. Normally there at around 6pm.

Wed: Fish and Chips.
Thurs: Pizza.
Fri: Burgers.

Why not visit aqua zone near Poitiers for a day of water based family fun

Alternatively you could enjoy a day at the local motor racing circuit near Isle Jourdain


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bellac
Distance: 18 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac des Demoiselles
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club de Mortemart
Distance: 28 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equestrian Centre Lathus
Distance: 14 km

Mountain biking


Name of nearest resort: Mont Dore
Distance: 260 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Amber Etherington

Welcome to Humbug! We are Amber and Andrew and have been married 30 years; it has always been a dream of ours to own a French property. In 2018 we bought our home in France and named it Humbug after the favourite treat of our Great Aunt who left an inheritance which we used to purchase the property. We have a large and growing family and love our times at Humbug and hope you do too!

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? We have friends who moved here full time in 2017 and thought it would be great to be near to them. We like the flights to Limoges as they're so frequent and good value for money. Whilst it is still quite a long drive to the UK it is still manageable.
Unique benefits of property We are located within approximately 100 yards of the towns facilities and we especially rate the Boulangerie/Pattiserie next door. Our pool is heated to around 30 degrees in the summer months and is great for family fun. It is about 9m x 4m and about 1.2 m deep apart from a small area which is about 1.8m deep. Our courtyard is walled and private with areas of shade to keep out of the sun which can be fierce in the area known as the cauldron of France!

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