Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5
|La Petitte Fermette||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||One sofabed which sleeps 2 children|
A traditional stone built cottage of around 300 years old which sleeps 4-6 people, 3 mins from the beautiful town of Pompadour - known as the "City of Horses" situated in "Nouvelle Aquitaine" and less than 3 minutes from all shops, bars and restaurants. The cottage sits in it's own grounds of just under 2 acres with a small forest to the rear and backs on to local apple orchards. The cottage comfortably sleeps 4 but there is also a sofabed in the lounge which will accommodate 2 extra people. There are 2 double bedrooms (both bedrooms have cooling fans for the summer and heaters for the winter) a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge, microwave etc an open plan diner and comfortable lounge. There is satellite tv, wi-fi internet and a covered terrace which faces south for outdoor dining and bbq
We discovered the cottage completely derelict and overtaken by nature in the beginning of 2016 and have now completely modernised it and rescued it and given it a new lease of life. The cottage still has its original bread oven and the well which was the only source of water (don't worry mains water was installed during the renovations - together with electricity!). We are open all year as there is heating in the cottage together with a wood burning stove.
There are many restaurants and bars less than 3 minutes away and main supermarkets, bakeries etc - these are all found in the main town of Pompadour. A visit to its historic castle and grounds is a must! If you fancy a day on a beach we have at least 3 large lakes with white sandy beaches and supervised bathing all within 30 minutes drive. There is also Rouffiac which is famous for it's watersports and outdoor activities. For breathtaking scenery why not visit the waterfalls at Gimel-les-Cascades just 50 minutes away and although we are based in the Correze we are just over the border with Dordogne so are very close to attractions such as Rocamadour, and Beynac for canoeing down the river Dordogne, or Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Segur-le-Chateau - known as one of the most beautiful villages in france - is just 10 minutes away with its Monday morning market during the holiday season, bars and a couple of restaurants. The cottage and it's surrounding area are quiet and tranquil but only 3 minutes from town so you get the best of both worlds. Don't forget to check out the specialist bakeries in Pompadour - we can guarantee you won't find better cakes and pastries and having lived in France for more than 10 years we have tried a few!
There is a fully integrated and equipped kitchen/diner giving you dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster. There is also a dining table and seating for 4 people (extra chairs can be provided for parties of 4-6).
There is a spacious and comfortable lounge with 2 double sofas, tv and a wood burning stove for winter lets. Wi-fi Internet
There are 2 double bedrooms, bedroom 1 contains a double bed, bedroom 2 contains 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and each one has its own built-in wardrobes. Both bedrooms have cooling fans for summer and heaters for the winter.
There is a downstairs bathroom containing sink and unit, toilet and shower cubicle. There is also a heated towel rail and a hairdryer.
There is a wood burning stove for the winter months (logs are extra and cost 50 euros per week). There are also heaters in both bedrooms and one in the bathroom.
Outside you will find a south facing covered terrace, dining table and seating for 4 (again extra chairs will be provided for parties of 4-6), sun loungers and a bbq. There is also a volleyball net, an outdoor ping pong table and we also have our own football pitch complete with goal posts and football to keep the children occupied.
There is amply off road parking for up to 3 vehicles.
Suitable for children and adults, unfortunately there is a spiral staircase leading up to the bedrooms so it is not suitable for disabled people - although the bathroom is downstairs together with a sofabed.
My wife and I moved to France 10 years ago and have been in the Aquitaine region now for almost 5 years. We found this derelict cottage not too far from us in a very poor state and decided to save it. After a year of hard work it now has a second life as a holiday rental and one in which we hope you will enjoy.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We choose this location as it was in the "Nouvelle Aquitaine" region, 3km away from the magnificent town of Pompadour with it's beautiful Chateau and grounds - it's also known as the City of Horses and there is always something to do in Pompadour.|
|Unique benefits of property||The cottage is fully equipped and has been renovated sympathetically to not only give you the full benefits of modern living but has also kept it's quaint charm and history. The cottage dates back some 300 years so there is a lot of history there. There is also a covered sun terrace for outside dining which is South facing, a garden of 2 acres - including a small forest - and it is ideally situated for shops, restaurants, bars, days out to local lakes, or quaint medieval villages. Trips to markets or nearby attractions or for just lazing about and taking things easy|
The producers market is held on a Monday morning throughout the summer months. It is 10 minutes from our location. There are also numerous hiking trails - some easy and some difficult for the more energetic! There are also bars and restaurants and in the summer there are usually open air concerts held in the evenings.
The nearby lake of Rouffiac - about 10 mins drive offers a protected swimming beach (lifeguard in attendance during summer months), sunbathing on the white sandy beach, or for the more energetic, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing or just exploring the 10 hectares of parkland.
Treignac Lake is also about 1 hour away, as well as Vigieos Lake both offering the same facilities
If you are interested in quaint medieval villages then there are many villages all within easy reach. Segur-le-Chateau is the closest but there is also Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne with it's timber framed houses, Collonges-la-rouge once originally a stopover on Pilgrim journeys now the centre village is closed to traffic and you can explore the unique houses of this village.
If you are into natural waterfalls and gorges then a visit to Gimel-les-Cascades is a must - about 45 minutes away - where you can explore the village first and then follow the special hiking trails which take you up to the source of the waterfalls itself and then you can follow the trails back down, observing beautiful scenery as you go,
For shopping try Brive just 10 minutes away with weekly markets, brocante, etc there is also a medieval quarter as well as lots of museums and restaurants etc.
If you like horses then Pompadour (known as the city of horses) is a must being only 3 mins away it is home to the "Haras National" and has numerous shows and events in the castle grounds all throughout the year, ranging from horse racing to dressage or just horse festivals and shows.
Fantastic property! Lovely space with nice touches. Sue and Steve have done a wonderful job renovating a beautiful cottage. Highly recommend.
Thank you Paula for your lovely review, we hope you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed your whirlwind tour around France.
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