Holiday house in Limousin for 18 - US005935

1km from Bourganeuf, Creuse, Limousin Reference: US005935 Advertiser since: 29 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Petit Lac Self Catering Saturday 7 18 3

About this property

Large House with Heated Swimming Pool and Lake. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to our large house with heated swimming pool and lake with fishing. With a total of 7 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms, makes it ideal for larger groups.

Situated just a 5 minute walk from the town centre of Bourganeuf which is a quiet medieval town with chateau, Tour de Zizim and has a traditional French market weekly selling local produce. You will find bars and restaurants within walking distance of Le Petit Lac. So if you don't fancy cooking then you are only a short walk away from a typical french meal or a take away pizza.

There is a lot to explore in this beautiful region from Lac Vassiviere with beach and numerous water sports, walking, fishing, chateaux, traditional markets, Golf courses, Zoos and fun parks.



Kitchen and dining

Two kitchens one is a large kitchen and is very well equipped and has a dishwasher. It has a dining room with large table to sit up to 16. The second kitchen is smaller but still well equipped with a table seating 8.
Outside you will find the barbecue area with seating for 18

Living rooms

Two living rooms with comfortable sofas. With Uk satelite tv and dvd player.


Seven bedrooms in total:

Bedroom 1 - double bed,
Bedroom 2 - double and a single
Bedroom 3 - single bed plus a high sleeper bed that can sleep 3 (a single above a convertible double bed.)
Bedroom 4 - king-size bed,
Bedroom 5 - double bed
Bedroom 6 – double bed
Bedroom 7 - 3 singles beds.

All linen is provided and beds are made up for your arrival


Three bathrooms
1 - with bath and large shower, wc
2 - with bath, wc
3 - with large shower
There is also an additional separate toilet and a toilet located next to the gamesroom


Central heating available in winter months

Garden and outside

The heated swimming pool is 8x4m and 1.1m deep and has a security gate. Chairs, sunbeds and parasols are at your disposal.
There is an outside shower provided and a toilet/changing room.
You can enjoy the fenced/secure lake area as a quiet place to sit and read and relax or maybe a spot of fishing for trout, carp, rudd or roach.
Bbq area with seating and basketball net
Our large indoor gamesroom has table tennis, table football, darts and a pool table.
On a lawned area you will find the children's play area with climbing frame, swings and slide.

Parking and garages

Ample parking on site

Visitor suitability

Because of the stairs this property would not be suitable for those with mobility problems

Information about any additional facilities

The house has wi-fi free of charge


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several in town
Distance: 1 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, carp, rudd, roach
Name of nearest fishing location: Onsite

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bourganeuf 9 hole course
Distance: 1.5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lac De Vassiviere
Distance: 25 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 25 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: lots of marked walks from property

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Julie Roberts

Julie and Paul Roberts have been living in France since 2005 so well qualified to offer advice to quests to ensure a great stay.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? For the peace and tranquility, our quests tell us they can feel the stress disappear after staying here.
Unique benefits of property Heated swimming pool, lake with fishing and large games room with pool, table tennis, darts and table football something to keep all members of the family happy. Only a five minute stroll to the quiet town centre for bars, shops and restaurants so you can leave the car behind

The Owner Recommends


Is the capital of the Creuse, so the largest town in the area. Here you will find the markets on Thursday and Saturday mornings in the square.

On travelling to Gueret on the main route you will pass the Foret de Chabrieres where you can walk or cycle around the many marked footpaths, just be careful not to get lost! This area is a favourite for mountain bikers (VTT).

There is a wolf park (Les Loups De Chabrieres) just before entering Gueret and is well signposted. Here you can watch the wolves and learn all about their behaviour. There were still wild wolves in the Creuse up to the early 1900’s.

The giant Maze is found just as you approach Gueret and is signposted. This is one of the largest mazes in France and offers clues to find you way around and other games. Great fun for the children and adults alike. Clues are in English and French and have different levels of difficulty. Also watch out for the night walks in the maze but remember to take a torch!!

La Courtille is the lake area in Gueret. Here you will find lots of water sports in the summer months. You will find lifeguards in attendance for supervised swimming. You will also find plenty of picnic places and children’s climbing frames etc. The lake is 3km and you can walk the whole way round. It is a favourite haunt for keep-fitters and you will see many people jogging around there, usually on a Sunday morning. You can also fish in the lake

Lac De Vassiviere

Is the largest lake in the area at around 1000 hectares. It was man-made in the 1950’s for and is used for hydro-electricity. It is approximately a 30 minute drive away from Le Petit Lac.
With 6 sandy beaches, supervised swimming in the summer, organised children’s games and a multitude of water sports for all the family, it really is a perfect place to relax or have fun with all the family. You will find food huts selling snacks, drinks and ice-creams and various restaurants and cafes around the lake.
There are 4 fully equipped harbours, sailing clubs and schools on Lake Vassivière, great for windsurfing, regattas and 2 areas reserved for motorboating and waterskiing.
The lake has a depth of 35mts, and is great for fishing for pike, perch, carp and black bass for example. There are three locations for boat trips around lake Vassivière, one boat has an on board restaurant. You can also hire a boat from Auphelle on lake Vassivière.
Tour Lake Vassivière by hiring a canoe or Kayak from the beach at Broussas for either day time or night time adventure. It is now possible to do a complete circuit of the lake (30kms) by foot, bike or horse back.
There is a boat ‘taxi’ which takes you to the different areas and is free of charge


The Capital City of the Limousin and is in the Haute Vienne region (87), It is around 50km from here about a 50 minute drive and where you will find the airport (Bellegarde) with daily flights many UK destinations and flights to and from Paris.

There is an indoor shopping centre, Centre Saint Martial, and Les Halles, is the covered market; which is a nineteenth-century iron and glass structure. The alleyways inside are full of atmosphere, noise and bustle and tempting smells of mouth-watering French food.
Make sure you take a look at the buildings around Limoges as the architecture is good especially look at the train station the Gare des Benedictins and the Saint-Etienne cathedral
There is also a lake for picnics or walking, the Uzurat Lake. The river Vienne flows through Limoges.

At the Aquarium du Limousin you will find more than 300 species and 2500 fish this aquarium in the heart of Limoges is definitely worth a visit. .

The Limoges Porcelain is famous and very collectable. You will find factory outlets and shops selling it.
You will find a Zoo at Limoges called Le Parc du Reynou. From April to the end of September it is open every day from 10am until 8pm. They advertise having more than 550 animals in the park from Lions, Tigers to Giraffes and Monkeys.

You will find several large Trocs in Limoges, which is where you will find second hand furniture from antiques to modern pieces and where you can pick up traditional French furniture at a bargin price.

Oradour sur Glane

Tourist Attraction Some 25 km west of Limoges is this village that stands just as the Nazi soldiers left it in 1944 when they went on a rampage and killed all the inhabitants. The place has eerie feeling when you see the rusted cars, train wires dangling about and the people's homes left just as they were some 60 odd years ago. These ruins have been left as a shrine in remembrance of the community.
A museum in the village describes the events that led to the massacre. A total 642 people including children, died. After much hesitation and debate, a new village was built next to the obliterated


Bourganeuf is a well laid out, compact 9-hole course with magnificent views and will interest players of all levels. This course is said to be the most difficult "compact" course in France. Recently up-graded. Less than 1 mile from us.

The Electricity Museum

Is open between April and September and is where you can find out about Bourganeuf being one of the first towns in France to have electricity.

The Tour du Zizim

is the large chateau that you can see in the centre of town and is open for you to walk round during the summer months. There are guided tours everyday in July and August.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Hazel M 17 July, 2018

An absolutely fantastic place. Everything we needed was there, so comfortable and perfect for our party of nine. The kitchen was so well equipped and very useable. The pool was brilliant and very well utilised by us! The local supermarkets had everything we needed and were handy by car. The scenery around is stunning. We cannot recommend this property enough! Julie and Paul are the perfect hosts; a lovely welcome and ever helpful but left us to enjoy our holiday. Paul made sure the pool remained in tiptop condition for us to use at any time. We definitely want to return!

Owner response

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you all and you would be very welcome to visit anytime
Julie and Paul