Limousin has the quiet, rustic charm of real work, rather than tourist centres describing the work that once took place here. There are rolling pastures, soft-faced, milk-chocolate coloured cows ‘lowing’, whatever that means, and pretty working villages.
Many of the best places to stay in Limousin are chateaux dotted around the countryside, idyllic places to hideaway and relax, surrounded by green.
But if you’re looking for a lively break you might try Limoges; and if you’re looking for the most interesting villages then the agricultural Corrèze region in the southeast is probably one of the best places to stay in Limousin.
A lovely B&B in an 18th century chateau. Large rooms feature traditional details and all the mod cons. An outdoor pool, beautiful gardens and a sun terrace for soaking up the rays. Authentic regional dishes from the kitchen and bikes available to explore the countryside from. Charming, stylish.
This farmhouse offers private villas set in 5 acres of garden. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Bedrooms have modern interiors with comfortable seating area and private terrace. The restaurant offers authentic french cuisine and outdoor dining. A relaxing country escape.
This elegant country house is set in a stunning 35 hectare park with private lake, swimming pool and tennis facilities. Rooms are sophisticated, refined and spacious. The hotel offers guests a gourmet restaurant serving fresh, local produce. A tranquil hideaway with plenty of activities on offer.
A stunning chateau set within woodlands. Charming rooms full of character have exposed beams, floral wallpapers, and views of the trees. The restaurant serves superb French cuisine. Gardens, outdoor pool, terrace, tennis court and an orangery. Elegant, peaceful, rustic.
13th century chateau next to Causse Lake. Gorgeous rooms feature contemporary furniture with rustic charm and exposed brick bathrooms. Sit-out terrace within the splendid gardens. Secluded and romantic.