The house was build in the early 80’s by a local farmer and has changed hands several times, us being the 4th owners. At the time the house was build, it was of a very good standard in terms of quality of the material, build, etc.
The house counts 3 floors and stands in the middle of a plot of 2800 square meters garden that has been transformed over the year in a small park with heated swimming pool, beautiful mature trees giving support to the hangmats, our vegetable garden and chickens all with a 360 view over the Limousin landscape.
Your Private area
Our guests in Villa Amélie occupy the full upper floor.
From the entrance a wooden wide stairs leads up the the 2nd floor where the guests bedrooms are nested. Once up the stairs there is a door on each side with on both sides a almost identical space. You pass the first room to access a master bedroom on each side. One room for morning rise and the western bedroom for magical sunsets. Perfect for a couple having lots of space or a small family for up to 4 persons. In one of the rooms there are 2 single beds and in the other room we can set up either 2 singles or a double. For now only one of the 2 sides has a bathroom with rain shower and toilet. In the nearby future a second bathroom will be constructed so we can provide 2 full family rooms en-suite. At this stage we can accommodate for singles, couples and families or small groups for up to 8 persons.
Where we live, kitchen, living/dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a separate common toilet
This is what made us fall in love with the house. It is placed north side of the house and goes over the full length of the house stretching 16 meters long. 75% of the verandah is open and 25% is closed but with full view around by glass windows. In the hot summers the verandah keeps a cool temperature with the soft summer breeze coming through. We can serve dinner as well in the closed part for colder evenings early or late in the season and the open part is great for BBQ´s. We can have everybody sit on a large table or make individual settings and further in the garden we can also share some snacks/drinks as there are several places to sit and lounge.
We are saving to install infrared heaters soon under the roof of the verandah… to be able to enjoy late evenings even in chilly nights. For the moment, our charming outdoor fire pit keeps us and our hearts warm.
Entrance / Kitchen
Accessing by the verandah, the entrance door of the house leads you into the hall open on our kitchen. The entrance is leading to the open kitchen, which is also the heart of the house. Baking our own pizzas, preparing sweetbread “brioche” for your breakfast or making some strawberries or peach jam or preparing a syrup for our bees, you might find us often in this area.
Living Room / Breakfast Area
Also the breakfast area for the clear sky mornings, we can observe the kitchen garden and the chickens who freshly made the eggs you will be able to savor daily. Next to the traditional croissants, we also have fresh bread, home-made jams (and more), honey (soon home-made),
You can enter this floor directly by the stairs indoors or from the parking entering the bar
Cosy bar/lounge area with pool table, TV-DVD, football table and vinyl collection. Perfect place for a drink off all kinds, watch a nice movie or play some pool while listening old records.
Gym/ Fitness Room
Several machines, weights, cardio equipment (bicycle rower), yoga mat, etc. you may choose your rhythm through the Bluetooth speaker-box at disposal.
Used as the changing room of the gym, you can there go for a quick shower or just an easy access to toilet if you are in the bar.
(quiet spot with TV) is accessible if you need wired Internet connection or to make use of our Wireless printer/copier/scanner.
We can do some washing for you. Please ask us in the evening
Hoping to develop some day our table d’hôte, we intend to start a wine collection. In the meantime, we have good vein to find excellent wines on request.
Workshop and garage
Around 50m² under the verandah, this space can welcome 2 large cars or several motorbikes. Please tell us at the time of booking if you would need to make use of this area.
Heated swimming pool
8 by 4 meters with pool house, lounge chairs, kids proof security fence and partially surrounded by bushes giving total privacy, the pool is lighted by night great for a moonlight swim.
Next planned improvement is to install a solar shower (this summer?) and after that why not salted water..?
Perfect for a game of football or badminton next to the pool. The smaller grass plot is ideal for sunbathing surrounded by roses and lavender scents.
Following the path in a shape of a 8, you will find some shade or in the hang-mats you can doze off for a while. For a sportive moment, the other side hosts the large trampoline (up to 80kg). The children can also play by the swing.
The large parking can welcome many cars (never got it full yet) or easily 2 camping cars. With easy access to water and electricity, it’s the perfect spot to recharge batteries while on your way in a camper van for example.
Vegetable garden and chickens
Still beginners in cultivating but loving it so far. Quality products and unbeatable freshness, we love to enjoy the fruits of our work with the nature.
Orchard to be…
Strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries, hazelnuts and some plums and peaches can be picked already through the garden. In 2018, we planted 2 figs and 3 nectarine trees and hope to get some grapes, cherries and lemons one day.
Honey from the hive under construction…
We have installed our first bee hive in 2018 (beekeeper number NAPI A5048677). Here also we already have good vein to find pure local honey whenever harvest isn’t sufficient