18C vacation rental in the French Lake District

From $56 / night

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  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Cottage

Limousin-Cottage is a charming holiday cottage, dating back to 1750, in a quiet village location in the Haute Vienne, Limousin, France. The cottage is available throughout the year, and has the benefit of a log-burning stove to make it very cosy in the Winter. Longer stays are available - please ask for details.

Limousin-Cottage is currently fully booked up until December 2014 and also in June, July and August 2015

The stone cottage is very quaint and retains much of it's original character. It is well-furnished and equipped for a short or longer term stay, throughout the year. The cosy sitting/dining room has a log-burning stov...Read more


18C vacation rental in the French Lake District
Mailhac-sur-Benaize, Limousin, France

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Additional Location Information

Mailhac sur Benaize is just outside the northern Haute Vienne town of St Sulpice les Feuilles. The cottage is excellently placed for access to the whole of the Limousin region, as it is located close to three other departments, the Indre (36) the Vienne (86) and the Creuse (23) The city of Limoges, the departmental capital of the Haute Vienne, is a 30 minute drive away, and has an International airport. Poitiers, a beautiful city to visit, is approximately an hour and a half away, and also has an International airport. Limousin-Cottage is very quietly situated in the heart of the village, by the church. The front of the cottage opens directly onto a small residents courtyard for secure off-road parking. You can safely park directly in front of your door. The rear of the cottage overlooks open countryside, and there are lovely quiet lanes for walking, just a very short distance away. Our guests have free use of the two adult mountain bikes provided, (please provide your own safety helmets) The wildlife is varied, and you can enjoy the birdsong, even during the night when in the Summer we often have a nightingale singing his little heart out. A mile or so along the road is a beautiful lake, Lac de Mondon, with a lovely lakeside open-air swimming pool, with a great little poolside bar restaurant, and an Auberge for formal dining out. From Lac Mondon there are lovely riverside walks through the medieval forest, where you will find a waterfall after rainfall, a prehistoric shelter and the Bridge of Wolves. The river Benaize at this point is called the Boiling Pot, for reasons which will become evident when you see it in full flow.

Limousin-Cottage is also very well situated for easy access to all of the Limousin, and places to visit include Oradour Sur Glane, the martyr town which has been left untouched since virtually the whole population were massacred during WW2. There are also some lovely medieval towns and Chateaux to visit in the region, including the Richard the Lionheart route and the Collegiate at Le Dorat. Limoges is the capital of the Limousin, and renowned for it's porcelain manufacturing. It is a 30 minute drive from Mailhac.

There are also many lakeside beaches where you can swim, enjoy watersports, or take a canoe trip along the river. The Limousin is known as the French Lake District, with many of the lakes having beaches where swimming is allowed.

A car is necessary for a stay at Limousin-Cottage. Limoges airport has Ryanair and Flybe routes from several UK destinations, and the is a TGV fast train station at La Souterraine, only 10 miles from Mailhac sur Benaize.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Rural retreats

What's Nearby

Horse riding nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water sports nearby, Fishing nearby

Nearest beach: Lakeside Beach, 1 miles
Nearest shops, 1 miles

Getting There

Nearest train station: La Souterraine, Creuse, 15 miles
Nearest airport: Limoges, 35 miles
Nearest ferry port: Channel Ports, 300 miles
Car is recommended


Last updated on August 22, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2014
$58$258$7753 Nights
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
Off Season
$58$258$7103 Nights
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2015
$58$323$9683 Nights
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
High Season
$56$387$1,1621 Week
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
$58$284$8523 Nights
All other dates
Saturday check-in
$58$258$7751 Week
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $194

Optional fees

  • Pet | $26

Additional notes from the owner

The cottage is available for a monthly let with FOUR weeks for the price of THREE.


  • Fireplace
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • Corporate bookings allowed
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Stove or Oven
  • Television
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
  • 4 Dining chairs
  • 4 Lounge chairs
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 60 square meters

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