No. 2

beautiful Limousin (lake district), central France
Guests: 8       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

No. 2

about the property

A remarkable and romantic holiday cottage home for the family in Bellac, Limousin, France. Amazing architectural detail and rustic antique furniture, as well as huge open views down the valley – your perfect large family holiday home in the Limousin.

A fabulous, rustic and original French medieval townhouse in Bellac - a 'cite de caractere' in the beautiful Limousin region of central France. This house, and its neighbour that we also let, are perfect for families and groups, yet intimate enough for just two.

It has a peaceful location on the old square and forms part of the original fortification of the medieval town. Restored by one of the best stonemason conservators in the UK, this unique house dates back to the 15th Century and has been carefully conserved, retaining original features including floorboards, tiles and wattle and daub walls. Modifications in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (a wonderful staircase and panelling) have left the house with a great depth of history and with original features in every room. Swimming pool with slides for kids just down the road. Click to see photos of this amazing French holiday property, guest holiday photos of Bellac & further holiday photos of this ancient French house.

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latest review

A truly unique house - ancient yet comfortable and beautiful views across the valley.

Susannah toward , August 2015

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arrival at
15:00
depart by
10:00
guests
8
7 nights from
£363.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£674.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double, Twin, Double and the Twin only

facilities at No. 2

bathroom
bath
internet
wifi broadband available
general
young children welcome
activities
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

travel info

How to Arrive?

By air: 40 minute drive to Limoges airport - See all international airports that fly there.

  • Ryanair - from London Stansted, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool & Leeds
  • Flybe - Newcastle and Southampton.
  • Air France flies in from Edinburgh, Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester.

Or Bergerac airport (2 hour drive, flights from Bristol etc).

By road: 6 hours from Caen and 8 hours from Calais. Good access from A20 or N147

By train: Eurostar Paddington London > Lille or Paris with TGV rail to Poitiers, & local train to Bellac station (10 min walk). Car hire available at Limoges airport and Poitiers & Limoges railway stations.

in detail

The property is heated via a large, modern and efficient 'Godin' woodburning stove in the lounge, which has a newly-installed heat-transfer flue system to the rooms above. There are also newly installed electric storage radiators in these and other rooms. Wood for the stove is supplied in the holiday price at this property.

Small gravelled patio to the front, facing the square.

Small walled terrace to rear with views over the valley and viaduct, patio set for 8.

GROUND FLOOR:

Entrance Hall : Down two steps from entrance. Further (steep) steps (behind door) down to cellar and out to rear terrace.

Cloakroom toilet

Shower Room: Quality 'wet room' with contemporary shower head. Medieval sink (not in use).

Kitchen/ Dining: A large room with antique country furniture and also a 'modern' end with all the conveniences you'd expect (fridge freezer, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher. Washing machine. Overall the kitchen has a simple, rustic feel. Great views to the viaduct.

FIRST FLOOR:

Salon: Spacious and comfortable sitting room with fine views to the viaduct and down the valley. Wood-burning stove, more country furnishings (e.g. lovely longcase clock and Armoire).

Note there is no TV. A portable TV and DVD player is in kitchen, but the house has no TV reception.

Double Bedroom with views over to the Place d'Eglise. Antique French country bed.

SECOND FLOOR:

Master Bedroom : A lovely, panelled room with antique tester (four-poster) bed in original niche. Lie in bed and enjoy the views down the valley to the viaduct. All the character of a true 'cabinet' room.

Twin bedroom: Twin bedroom with views to the front, over the square. Both beds are antique 3/4 beds (so could sleep a couple), but probably best used as singles.

Family bathroom: with shower over bath and heated towel rail.

THIRD FLOOR:

(note the low banister rail is between the 2nd and 3rd floors)

Attic bedroom: Large twin bedroom with restricted headroom in parts, so best suited to kids.

There is plenty of parking (no charge) in the public square in front of the house.

Cot available in the house - bring own bedding for the cot.

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customer reviews for No. 2

A truly unique house - ancient yet comfortable and beautiful views across the valley.

- Susannah toward ,
August 2015

"This house is amazing...like going back in time, which resulted in a holiday from which we leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. A big thank you for a FABULOUS holiday." ~ Laurence and Victoria Houghton, Cambridge

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July 2014

"This picturesque medieval town house hides a stunning interior. The beautiful wooden floors, doors, old chests and French beds together with quirky artworks make inspirational surroundings in which to spend a few days." ~ Kate Brown, Cambridge

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July 2014

"We chose Bellac for our Honeymoon and fell in love with the house. It has lived up to all our expectations, and then some. The town is very pretty, we had great weather, and eating on the terrace by candlelight, watching the sunset was so romantic." Becky & Sam Parker

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July 2014
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