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Delightful taste of rural France
Stayed 5 nights in this lovely property in a delightful part of France. The house has a modern kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs, the bedrooms have modern hand basins and bidets, otherwise everything else is authentically original which adds to the charm. Across the road is the owner's property complete with a very pleasant swimming pool. An added bonus for us was that the owner, Alain, was staying in his house. He is an absolute charmer and very helpful. The only possible downside is that there is only one toilet and it is downstairs. The nearby village is a couple of miles away and has butcher, baker and tabac , bar/cafe and a small convenience store for essentials.
A great rural retreat
We spent a super week in Le Petit Marmiers at La Maison d'Auguste. We were are a party of 5, with 3 older teenagers. Alain and Monique were very welcoming and as soon as we arrived they both familiarised us with the property.
The house was equipped with everything we needed and we were glad we had opted for the linen package and cleaning. We loved the private garden especially when Alain fitted us with an extra light so that we could play games in the evening. The swimming pool was an added bonus and we used the pool daily.
Alain and Monique were keen to share their fresh produce and the lettuce, cucumber and courgettes were used for our yummy BBQ! We also liked the local farm cat 'Mimi' who was so friendly. The French neighbours were also very kind and welcoming and we enjoyed drinking wine and eating lovely deserts with them on the last night.
We loved the area where the house was situated. Ambazac was great for shopping and we stocked up at lidl and super u. We enjoy eating out and we did find that this was the most disappointing part of the holiday. The pizzeria in Ambazac 'freddo' was great and we ate there twice. The service and food was great. We also went to the recommended hotel in Ambazac 'Hotel des Voyages'. The food was first class but unfortunately the service was very slow. We waited over an hour and a half for the starter. Unfortunately there were no other restaurants open in the evening. One evening we did try the kebab shop in Ambazac - this was very good.
We wanted an activity week and were able to achieve this at this location. We loved walking around Le Petit Marmiers. We enjoyed the activities at St Pardoux Lake, only 20 minutes drive away. We hired bikes and cycled 8 miles. We recommend you stick to the cycle piste. We went another day and walked 8 miles around the lake. Beautiful and a welcome stop half way at a cafe for drinks and ice cream. Our teenagers also enjoyed the adventure trail - PARC ACROBATIQUE EN FORÊT. It was very reasonably priced.
We recommend that you visit Oradour-Sur-Glane. This was a chilling experience visiting the village that suffered a massacre by the Nazis in 1944. The whole village remains untouched and is maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.
The house really suited our needs. It has everything we needed. Alain and Monique were extremely helpful, kind and the perfect hosts.
If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday, then this is perfect. Thank. you.
Quiet rural location in a traditional farmhouse, well maintained and full of character.
With such a helpful owner we had a delightful stay - bringing firewood when the evenings turned chilly and researching information when we asked
Charming Limousin House
We had a wonderful two week family holiday with our boys (6 and 4yrs) in August staying at La Maison d'Auguste. The beautiful old house was spotless and very charming and equipped with everything that we needed. The owners spend the summer in their house across the road and were extremely kind and helpful (but never intrusive). They also have a fantastic swimming pool in their garden which we were free to use whenever we wanted. Thank you Alain and Monique - we hope to return!
First class property authentically restored!!
This is a wonderful authentic property, brimming with history and original artefacts. The property has been excellently restored and is extremely clean. Great facilities, which made for a very relaxing, rustic country retreat. The owners live across the road from time to time, are extremely friendly and are very approachable and helpful. They were on hand if we had any queries. The region is pretty, hilly and rural. Our children enjoyed the countryside setting as well as the many trips to St Pardoux Lake, only 20 minutes drive away. Ambazac is also a lovely town only 15 minutes drive. I recommend this property. Many thanks to the owners for a lovely break!!!
Perfect family retreat in the heart of France
We spent our family holiday at Le Petits Marmiers and loved it. We visited at the end of August 2014 with our two boys (aged 8 and 10). The children enjoyed the swimming pool and being able to ride the bikes (provided at the property) up and down the practically traffic-free road outside. We also rode bikes into La Jonchere Saint Maurice a few times. Further afield (only half an hour's drive) was the Lac de Saint-Pardoux where there was something for everyone - safe swimming in the lake, boats and the amazing Arbres et Aventures.
We all appreciated the beautiful house, authentically rustic but beautifully restored with original furniture and features. It was comfortable and well-equipped with a modern kitchen and WiFi. It was clean and welcoming when we arrived.
Discovering the region of Limousin was an unexpected bonus. Even though the property is close to Limoges (and very convenient for the airport), it is very rural and a perfect place to get away from urban living. The town of Ambazac is close enough and provided everything we needed without going further afield. Alain was very kind and a helpful guide to the area.
Highly recommended - we would certainly like to return.
Les Petits Marmiers are located in the Monts d'Ambazac which are considered one of the most beautiful places in the Limousin. Here tourism is very discreet and nature is very present. During your walks you will discover the discreet and modest peasant architecture that blends harmoniously into the landscape. Several lakes just welcome you to swim (Pont à l'Age in Laurière) or for more sports activities (Saint-Pardoux). To prepare your stay, the Ambazac Tourist Office will help you to find the rightl tours that fit your taste. The Board staff speaks English and is very competent. The city of Limoges is of course to visit, but also the medieval town of St Leonard de Noblat. In the house, we have a list of restaurants, shops with their specialties and markets that we appreciate. Have a nice stay in Les Monts d'Ambazac in Limousin !