Traditional Cottage to let in La Souterraine

2km from La Souterraine, Creuse, Limousin Reference: US003656 Advertiser since: 28 April 2014
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Chestnut Cottage Self Catering 2 7 1 Double sofabed, plus additional single in double

About this property

Two Bedroom Newly Refurbished Stone Built Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Gite known as Chestnut Cottage is situated in the beautiful quiet little hamlet of Bouseresse, La Souterraine, Creuse.

Chestnut Cottage is a well presented clean & fresh Gite that has been fully renovated and freshly furnished for the season. The Gite is situated in a quiet secluded Hamlet of Bouseresse enjoying beautiful uninterrupted views of the lakes and down onto the distant town. Ideally positioned at just 2kms from the town of La Souterraine. La Souterraine offers a lot of specialised local stores as well as a selection of supermarkets including E.Leclerc, Leader Price, Lidl, Aldi and Carrefour. 

The property is just off the main A20 Autoroute (SATNAV postal code 23300). La Souterraine also has a railway station and runs trains directly and indirectly to numerous destinations throughout the day, including Paris which is just 3 hours away. The nearest airport is at Limoges which is only 40 minutes away.

Chestnut Cottage is a truly delightful gite, with perfect reviews which can accommodate up to 7 people.

Why not just laze around the property where you can enjoy breathtaking views, plenty of space, peace and privacy. The property is surrounded by an orchard, paddocks, woodland and grassland which can be explored at your leisure.

You can get to the gite a variety of ways, you can, of course, get here with your car from various ferry ports including Le Havre, Calais, etc, or even via the Channel Tunnel. For those who wish to leave the car at home then why not fly to Limoges airport with Ryanair or Flybe from Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Stanstead or even East Midlands, transfers usually take around 40 minutes. 

TGV trains run from Paris directly to La Souterraine, even directly from Paris airport which takes around 3 hours. 

Car hire is available at the airports and in La Souterraine and even bicycle hire is available from the town with plenty of places to explore!

It is very important to us, like you, that you enjoy your stay and as such we have tried to think of many additions that may make your holiday more enjoyable, relaxing and carefree. For example, although this is a self catering accommodation, we do have a wide selection of home made meals that can be provided for you. We are also happy to provide packed lunches for your day trips and a variety of bbq packs.
Details of all the extras are available in your welcome pack. In addition, if during your stay you find anything that we may be able to do for you to make your experience even more enjoyable, then please do not hesitate to ask and we will always aim to deliver wherever practically possible.

A grocery welcome pack is included in the gite for all guests who book for a minimum of 7 days included in the price, however if you wish to have a more extensive welcome pack (or a basic pack if staying with us for less than 7 days) provided for your arrival, then please e-mail us so that this can be arranged for you.

Please note that although smoking is not permitted in the gite accommodation, ashtrays are available for smoking outside the property on the patio area or around the grounds. We simply ask that you discard your cigarette ends responsibly.

We look forward to welcoming you very soon!



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped to include a cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine. In addition a percolator, microwave, 4 slice toaster and kettle are provided as standard.

Within the kitchen is a breakfast bar that comfortably seats 3.

The dining area is at the back of the lounge and seats up to 7.

There is one high chair available.

Living rooms

On the ground floor there is an open plan lounge and dining area with comfortable seating for 7. One of the sofas will convert to a double sofabed. There is plenty of storage available in the lounge area as well as a wood burning fire.

The accommodation includes a large flat screen led tv, Cable, dvd player and entertainment system. A large selection of dvds, cds and games are available for your enjoyment included in the price. Free wi-fi is included.


The first floor which is accessed by stairs benefits from 1 twin room with views to the lake from 1 window and views across and into the woodland area from another. A lovely way to wake up and a refreshing start to the day! Free wi-fi can be accessed from all rooms.

The mezzanine has a double bed and a single bed. This room equally benefits from the beautiful views of the lakes and surrounding greenery. From this room you can also enjoy a picturesque view of the local church and the old town.

There are 2 cots available should they be required.


A family bathroom leads off the mezzanine with a separate luxury shower cubicle, wc and washbasin with storage drawers and cupboards. The bathroom also benefits from a large vanity mirror with integral lighting.


A wonderful woodburner heats the whole gite. In addition there is a wall mounted electric heater in each bedroom should the need ever arise.


The accommodation includes a large flat-screen led tv, cable, dvd player and entertainment system. A large selection of dvds, cd's and games are available for your enjoyment included in the price. Free wi-fi is included.

There is an outside games area to include badminton and other delightful family favourites.

Garden and outside

Private garden with bbq, terrace, patio table, patio chairs, sunshade.

In addition to your private garden with stunning views, you are also welcome to enjoy and explore an additional 4 acres to include the paddocks, orchard and woodlands. You also benefit from a games area to include badminton which is enjoyed by both adults and children.

Parking and garages

Private parking is available beside the gite for the convenience of the guests.

Visitor suitability

Due to the bathroom facilities being on the first floor accessed via one flight of stairs, we would not recommend this property being suitable for persons with walking difficulties.

Information about any additional facilities

Although this is a self catering accommodation we do have a wide selection of home made meals that can be provided for you in individual portions to enjoy in your private areas. We are also happy to provide packed lunches for your day trips and a variety of bbq packs.

Car hire is available from the airports as well as within the local town just 3km from your Gite.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, sturgeon etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang Du Cheix
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Porcelaine
Distance: 70 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Souterraine, opposite
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Behind the property with gated access


The Owner Recommends

Etang du Cheix

Etang du Cheix is situated just 10 minutes away and is a man made lake with a beach. Swimming is permitted in the lake at particular times of the year and according to any local restrictions.The beach is supervised during the months of July/August with a lifeguard. Overlooking this lake is a restaurant in addition to the numerous bbq and picnic areas. As with many beaches and picnic areas in France there are a handful of bbq's provided on a first come first served basis.


Naturally the area is extremely popular with the keen fishermen amongst you as there are plenty of lakes to choose from. These range from private lakes which tend to stock a large and healthy supply of carp but usually book up very early, to public lakes where you can almost always find a spot stocked with a variety of fish.


For the avid golfer amongst you there are various golf courses within easy reach of the property. Golf de Borganeu is a 9-hole course which is around 1 hour away. Golf Club de la Janchere is a course that offers either 18 or 9 holes as well as a driving range. The 9 hole course is approved for French Federation competitions and is around 55 minutes away from the accommodation. Golf de la Porcelaine is an 18-hole course and also boasts picturesque views as well. This is around 50 minutes away.

La Souterraine

La Souterraine has many historical buildings one of which is the Notre Dame Church that was built around a Gallo-Roman crypt which was the origin of the town's name. The Church has examples of the evolution of different styles starting with the late Roman to early Gothic structures. This church is open to the public all year.

Local Indoor Pool and Sports Centre

Although you benefit from your own private pool, there is an indoor pool within walking distance as well as a sports centre.

Rivers and Beaches

Being within the region of Limousin, known as the land of a thousand lakes you truly are spoilt for choice when it comes to trips further away from the property as there are a variety of rivers and beaches that include a lot of watersports and pursuits within a 20 minute drive. Lake Chambon is a favourite and only around 25kms away which boast a variety of watersports and a water-slide.

Tour de Bridiers

There is a tower called the Tour de Bridiers, which for a long time was a forgotten historical monument but is now used every summer as a backdrop to a sound and light festival. It is surrounded by a keep and a medieval garden which is also open to the public all year round.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 8
  • Value for Money: 9
9.5 / 10 nash family 24 August, 2014

Very clean and comfortable, location great for getting around the area lots to do.
Stephen and family were always on hand if needed but respected our privacy. Great holiday had by all of us.

8.2 / 10 Bruce and Sandra 28 July, 2014

The gite is a converted barn near the farmhouse with a circular pool accessed by steps at one end and with views across fields to the town and we enjoyed a restful week with our daughter and son-in-law who made good use of the pool to cool off from sunbathing on the south facing terrace. Steve made a helpful but unobtrusive host even providing a larger BBQ at his own initiative. The beds were comfortable and everything clean. There was some distant noise from trains and traffic but of more interest was the work of a greater spotted woodpecker in the trees and the family of swallows

La Souterraine has plenty of supermarkets; the market on Thursday is small but larger on Saturday. We recommend a meal at Le Passe Muraille in town and a climb up the steep stairs to the top of the Porte de St Jean. Further afield across the pleasant rolling countryside the valley of the Creuse makes an impressive contrast.

Owner response

We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We very much appreciated the 4 point list of suggestions you left us with and can confirm they were actioned that same day ready for the next guests arrival that afternoon. We do hope you will visit us again! Many thanks Stephen and the team.