La Vue is a recently renovated well-appointed gite, offering comfortable accommodation to holidaymakers, fisher people and house hunters in Tamisac, a hamlet of Champagnac-La-Rivière, Haute-Vienne. Situated just 25 mins drive from Limoges Airport, with regular flights from many UK airports; it is the ideal base for exploring the Limousin and its surrounding areas.
The tranquil setting of this spacious two bedroomed gite with stunning views of the rolling hills offers guests a relaxing break. With both bedrooms having en-suite facilities it is ideal for either a family of four or two couples.
La Vue is attached to the barn conversion where the owners live, so guests can be assured that they will be available if required.
La Vue is situated at the top of a small lane with private car parking area right outside the gite.
Entering through French doors to the bright, fully equipped kitchen/diner with a farmhouse table and four chairs. A gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster along with all cutlery and crockery are supplied.
Two steps lead up from the kitchen to the comfortable, spacious lounge where the log-burner will keep you warm on the winter nights. Furnished with two large sofas, ideal to relax and make use of the TV, DVD and CD players. There is a selection of music and films as well as books to choose from. French doors from the lounge lead onto a terrace, with table and chairs, that overlooks the large garden leading to those stunning views.
Both bedrooms have shower en-suite facilities:
Bedroom 1 with double bed overlooks the front courtyard.
Bedroom 2 with two single beds overlooks the garden and wooded countryside.
All towels and bed linen are provided.
The secluded quarter acre garden is fully enclosed, lawned and with young fruit trees. There is a patio/BBQ area overlooking the fields.
The gite is equipped with 2 bikes to enjoy riding around the quiet country lanes, badminton and tennis rackets for use in the garden and, of course, boules.
Tamisac is a small, traditional French hamlet a 15 minute stroll from Champagnac-La-Riviere in the Haute Vienne, where you will find a boulangerie (for that delicious bread), post office and a superb café/bar restaurant that supplies good, value for money meals.
La Vue is ideally placed to also explore the Correze and Creuse departments as well as the Dordogne – just 20 mins drive.
The local towns of Cussac, Chalus and Oradour-sur-Vayres, just 10 mins drive from La Vue, are convenient for supermarkets and other shopping. House hunters will find several reputable estate agencies here too. The towns all boast a number of superb restaurants.
This historic area offers wonderful sightseeing, as well as activity days out, and the gite is equipped with a number of tourist information leaflets to help plan your days out. Listed are just a few to give a taste of the various ways to enjoy your break.
Rochechouart – 20 mins drive to the 15th century chateau, now housing a permanent art exhibition and a collection of 16th century frescoes. The meteorite centre is also here, telling the story of the huge impact that formed this region.
Chalus – less than 10 mins drive to the chateau that boasts it is where Richard the Lionheart was killed by a crossbow.
Limoges – a 40 min drive to the centre, where you can take the ‘petite train’ to explore the main sites and monuments.
Perigueux – About an hour drive to this stunning city, with superb shopping and restaurants.
Oradour-sur-Glane – a more sobering experience at this village that has been left exactly as it was found on 10th June 1944, after Nazis had raised it to the ground. There is an excellent museum, detailing events of the tragedy before you enter the remains of the village.
For guests with families there are numerous places to visit, such as:
Bussiere-Galant has a ‘velo rail’, an old rail line with open cars that you can pedal down through beautiful countryside. Also here is the ‘Acrobois’, walkways through the trees.
In Limoges the Aquarium is well worth a visit. The ‘Parc du Reynou’, just south of Limoges at Le Vigen, is a zoo in a lovely landscaped setting.
St Mathieu just a 15 min drive from La Vue is a beautiful lake with a manmade beach offering pedalos and swimming in the summer. Also the restaurant/bar overlooking the lake is a wonderful place to sit back and relax and enjoy the ‘menu du jour’ (from 14 Euro p.p.)
For the more energetic, kayaking/canoeing are available in a number of areas, one being just a 25min drive from La Vue. Pony trekking is also widely available in this ideal countryside that also lends itself to walking, and cycling. There is a huge choice of signposted walks.
Different villages/towns in the area hold fetes at various times of the year. The local village of Champagnac-la-Riviere is renowned for it’s ‘Cidre et Couchon’ fete the third weekend in October. Markets are held in different towns on various days. All information and directions are supplied in the gite.
Please note - prices quoted are for two people, please contact the owners for prices for three or four people. Also, because we are in a rural area, there is no wi-fi available. The owners are still on dial-up!!
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