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Luxury Converted Barn - Creuse from £679.25 a week
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This idyllic rural hideaway was a traditional 18th century barn diligently converted by a master craftsman, for nearly a decade, into a newly renovated luxury home, designed with the holiday guest in mind. The historic barn has a relaxed and uncluttered style that captures the pace and feel of Limousin living. The hub of The Barn is a lofty living room centered around a charming wood burning stove. The room has huge ceilings and links bedrooms and bathrooms with commanding views of the surrounding landscapes. Luxurious bed linen and sumptuous towels are all provided to ensure you feel pampered during your stay. With the softest goose down and feather duvets and pillows to snuggle beneath, you will without doubt, enjoy a very comfortable nights rest. It features many modern conveniences including broadband WiFi, heated floors, designer wet room and baths, and a well-equipped high-tech country kitchen close to an outdoor terrace for a relaxed connection between inside and out. Its split level terracing and lighting is dramatic and perfect for outdoor entertaining. Upon arrival, all guests will find a courtesy pack of provisions, to welcome you after your journey. Nestled on an acre of honest and wild land, the grounds are peppered with antique farm accessories and include a private meadow and pond. There are miles of nearby forest trails for walking, flat country roads for cycling, and it’s just a minutes drive to a long list of Limousin’s must-see sites and towns. The Barn is a magical spot in a little known region of Central France which remains unspoiled by tourism and present-day bustle for a deeply peaceful and relaxing getaway. Amenities Beds & Baths Sleeps up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms, one a family room sleeping 4. Ground floor: Double room – Luxury walk-in shower room across hall. First Floor: Large Single room – Jacuzzi Bathroom across landing. Master double bedroom – Ensuite. Second Floor: Family room. 1 double bed + 2 singles – Accessed by Spiral Staircase. Living Space Huge open reception room. 10kw wood burning stove. Cosy living room area. Separate reading/coffee area. Second spiral staircase leads to dedicated TV/entertainment mezzanine level. Outdoors Split level patio areas, leading to wild 1 acre of ground. 16 ft above ground swimming pool. Half barrel barbeque. Large gravelled parking area, original well. Outdoor dining table, seats 10. Wild pond. Household Amenities Well equipped country kitchen with 8kw wood burning stove. Stainless steel, 5 burner gas stove. Double size electric oven. Large refrigerator/freezer. Huge farmhouse dining table. WiFi internet. Satellite TV with all the usual freeview channels. Hundreds of DVDs/videos. Stereo system with many CDs. Mezzanine library, well stocked with a wide range of books. Table football. Underfloor heating to most of ground floor. Notable Features • Ideal for small groups or families with children. • A holiday for those who want to relax, with activities on hand if needed. • Superb location within a short distance of swimming lakes. • Recent renovation with simple, uncluttered décor. With the benefit of all modern conveniences. Nearby Facilities St Dizier Leyrenne (2km) All basic supplies – Small shop, Tabac, Bar, Pharmacy, swimming lake. Bourganeuf (10km) Supermarket, Bars, restaurants, weekly market, cinema. Lac Vasiviere (45 minutes) Huge swimming lake, beaches, water sports. Limoges (1 hour) Department capital. Airport, night clubs. The Area The Limousin region of France is often referred to as "The French Lake District". It is a geographically diverse, little known region in Central France, dotted with lakes and covered by lush meadows, rolling hills, and extensive forests. Small farms, sandy beaches, marinas, and forest trails provide all the makings of a relaxing vacation away from crowded tourist destinations. If you are looking for a secluded provincial hideaway, the Limousine area offers total peace and quiet with miles of uninhabited countryside and starry skies. For those who seek activities the area offers a host to choose from including hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and golfing. Indigenous culture and cuisine are celebrated everywhere with markets, fairs, music, as well as food festivals, where visitors can sample traditional dishes known for their rustic and hearty quality. Saint Dizier Leyrenne The local village, has two bars/restaurants and all the amenities (pharmacy, doctor, baker, small supermarket, hair dresser...), and a ten hectares fishing lake. Bourganeuf A medieval town (10 kms), has more shops, a bigger supermarket, a few restaurants, a cinema. The famous "tour Zizim" (15th century), the church and all the ancient buildings make it a lovely atmospheric and historic town. Museum of electricity - Bourganeuf The museum charts, from 1886, the history of electrification in the region to the present day. Giant Maze - Gueret This huge labyrinthe covers two hectares. There are 14 questions that, if answered correctly, enable the visitor to exit the maze more easily. Wildlife park - Les Loups de Chabrieres - Gueret Several enclosures where a variety of wolves are bred including the white wolf. Chateau de Boussac An exceptional site where the fortifications have existed since Roman times. Aubusson Is a beautiful medieval town, steeped in history and famous for its tapestries and carpets. From the richness of the Middle Ages to the hanging tapestry created for the Olympics in 2000, the wonderful know-how of the Aubusson tapestry weavers has transcended through time since the 6th century. Aubusson is situated along the valley of the Creuse River. The town is charming with many architectural features from the Middle Ages including strange turrets, carved windows and doorways. The "Maison du Tapissier" (closed on a Tuesday) houses permanent and temporary exhibitions in its spacious, well-lit halls, which trace the history of tapestry. Also worth a visit are the Vieux Tapissier, a 15th Century house with weavers workshops and tapestry making demonstrations, the ruined fortified château, the 13th Century church of Sainte Croix, the clock tower, and the old bridge, Le Pont de la Terrade Modern day Aubusson has restaurants, museums, theatre, sport, cinema and shops. It is also famous for the markets held every Saturday morning. Dining out is always a great pleasure and the area is justifiably renowned for its specialities of Limousin beef, Foie Gras, Chestnuts, Champignons and Clafoutis DArbre en Arbre Near to Lake Vassiviere dArbre en Arbre offers a number of fantastic tree top assult courses for children and adults. Parc Bellevue Close to limoges, Parc Bellevue is a large adventure park with water slides, go-karts and many other amusements. Absolutely ideal for young children. Chateau de Rochechouart 15th Century chateau which also houses the departments Centre of Contemporary Art. The chateau was built on the edge of a 20km crater formed by a meteorite 160 million years ago. The Aquarium, Limoges Close to the Town Hall in Limoges the aquarium has 300 different species and more than 2500 fish in an area of over 1000 square metres. Wildlife park - Parc de Reynou A wildlife park where you can walk among the animals (not the lions). Gay-Lusac museum- St Leonard de Noblat Dedicated to the life of the 19th century scientist, with photographs and a selection of laboratory equipment. Distillery Museum - Limoges The last, fully operating distillery in Limoges. For two centuries Limoges was an important centre for the production of local liquors from Cognac, Armagnac and Rum - The museum is well worth a visit! Oradour sur Glane - Centre de la Memoire A few kilometres north of Limoges is the village of Oradour sur Glane, totally destroyed by the Nazis in the Second World War, 642 men, woman and children massacred by a German Panzer Division. Walking around the centre is a unique and humbling experience. Everyone should visit the centre at least once during his or her lifetime! Steam train journeys in the Limousin A variety of routes from Limoges to Eyemoutiers and Ussel, provide great day out, back in time to the days of real steam. Travelling through the gorges of the Haute Vienne, with spectacular viaducts and breathtaking scenery - just a fantastic day out with memories that will last forever. Chateau de Rochechouart 15th Century chateau which also houses the departments Centre of Contemporary Art. The chateau was built on the edge of a 20km crater formed by a meteorite 160 million years ago. Velo-rail de Bussiere Galant Peddle along a single track section of railway line stretching five kilometres, just seven kilometres from St Yriex. Vulcania situated in Avergne national volcanic park A huge, stunningly beautiful natural park of extinct volcanoes situated in the Massif Central. Offering unbelieveable experiences such as the educational centres journey to the centre of the earth. Futuroscope - A futuristic theme park near Poitiers. Its filled with exhibits celebrating science and technology, from skydiving to spacewalking. An educational but exciting experience for both children and adults.

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The catalog was last updated on November 11, 2018.

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