About-us

Welcome to Gites Limousin – we aim to offer you a very relaxing experience and, if the days pass by without you noticing them, then maybe we have done our job.  Just sit back and grab a fig, plum, peach or cherry off one of the fruit trees ~ simply empty your mind, take a deep breath and relax.

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We have a few passions, and the gites have offered us the opportunity to express at least one or two of them. We have approached the idea from a slightly different perspective to try and encompass at least a couple of them.  One of our loves is the outdoors and nature; the other is antiques.

Our main passion is nature, wildlife and the outdoors; which includes our much loved and spoilt cats.  With so much natural beauty on the doorstep the location is ideal for exploring; either walking, cycling or just simply relaxing. From the gites you can set off straight from the front door on foot – or drive off in any direction dependant on your whim – you will be met with beautiful, enchanting scenery, lakes and woodland; historic sites and beautiful towns and, a vast unspoilt open countryside.  The only difficult choice you will have to make on your vacation is what to do; we have hopefully put together some useful information so you can start planning in advance!

antique french commode in the bedroom

antiques in the master bedroom

As mentioned, our other passion is antiques; so you will find that the gites are furnished mainly with those things that are either ‘old’ or ‘interesting’. The nice twist is that many of the furnishings you could go home with if you take a liking to them. So if you love the old and interesting and would like to experience living with antiques, this is the place for you:

food and drinks at the lake

lunch at the lake bar

We have two gites, enabling us to accommodate up to 10 people.  Each gite has been renovated to a very high standard, being sympathetic to their origins ~ quirky in places ~ traditional in others. They are both very similar three storey houses dating to the late 17th / early 18th century; with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in each. Needing complete renovation we started from scratch ~ it is all new ~ hopefully we have provided everything you need to make your French holiday experience a dream vacation:

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restored with care

And, you never know what you will find here as it changes on a weekly basis dependant on what treasures we have discovered at the many weekly Vide Greniers or Brocantes.

1958 Solex 1010

1958 solex 1010 French classic

We also have two barns, one of which is used as our studio; the main part is situated on the first floor with a lovely balcony that overlooks the properties ~ it’s a hard life ~ very difficult to get any work done with the sun out!  Half of the barn is open to the roof, and it is in those rafters where one of our frequent guest spends much of his evenings ~ he is a ‘little owl’ ~ who despite his cute looks, can be a noisy little whotsit when we are trying to work in the early evening, screeching as he flies around the barn, mesmerising the cats. We also have another frequent visitor ~ a barn owl ~ who spends his time in the other barn.  In 2015, we were lucky enough to have 3 baby barn owls born and raised in our barn.  The beautiful thing about living in the countryside is the abundance of animals, birds and alike that simply live all around you, which makes sitting outside ~ at anytime of day ~ a joy to behold.

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our little owl

If you are looking for more information about things to do, the lifestyle, or just a whole lot more about what is going on and happening in the area, please take a look at our Facebook page: 

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my tiny work

Another of our passions is ‘Miniatures’ or ‘Dolls House Miniatures’ or all things ‘tiny’. As a maker, we have a studio and showroom in one of the barns and we are always busy creating new and exciting things. In the future we aim to offer group workshops, but nothing is planned on paper yet; however, if you would like one-to-one tuition, please get in touch and perhaps make it part of a weeks vacation:

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sunny december

sunny december

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