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The Correze department of France

We are in the Correze
The department of Correze forms part of the Limousin region of France. From the mysterious moors of the Millevaches plateau to the rolling hills of the Pays de Brive with its mild climate and verdant valleys, the Correze offers a great variety of landscapes. It is still relatively unknown as a holiday destination. Here's your chance to holiday in the green heart of France.

The Cottage in France

The Cottage at Saleix

The Cottage in France - SaleixThe Cottage at Saleix is a 17th century house that has been lovingly restored to incorporate all the original features with luxurious modern living. It is set in a small, and beautiful, hamlet in the depths of the Xaintrie in the department of the Correze, South West France. The views are dramatic and soft, with rounded hills and acutely sloping fields. Brown cows dot the surrounding countryside and the wildlife is undisturbed. Numerous varieties of birds pepper the skies and, at night, the stars are closer and clearer than I've ever seen before.
Serenity defined
There are no sounds of passenger aircraft and no distant hums from motorways. Peace reigns and sleep comes deeply. The hamlet is 500 metres above sea-level which provides hot summer days with minimal humidity. The winters are crisp, cold and dry. All year round, and in all weathers Saleix is romantic and after 13 years of living here I continue to be in awe.

A dream turned into reality

The Cottage at Saliex - very cosy in winter.The cottage stood empty since the early 1930's, and was in a bad state of repair. We had always loved the property, and dreamt of restoring it to it's former glory, but with all the contemporary luxuries.  Finally we managed to persuade the owners to sell it. It was a real labour of love. The hamlet is beautiful and it seemed such a shame that the cottage was a ruin. She has some wonderful 17th century features and they were crying out to be brought back to life. This is a gorgeous, peaceful part of France. The local people are very friendly and we've loved every second of living here. We don't intend to move anywhere else. The local village has everything we need,but any journey made is beautiful and with next to no traffic. So every car journey is a joy.

Happy Holidays

The Cottage in France - Saleix -deckingOur aim is to make sure that all our guests have a truly memorable holiday.  We go the extra mile to make sure that you have all you need, including fulfilling any special requests you may have.  We have many returning guests now and we love seeing the same faces each year.  For some the Cottage has become a second home.  One such family come all the way from Brisbane in Australia.
Special Celebrations

We love to spoil our guests so if you have a special celebration while you are staying with us please don't hesitate to let us know.

 

Swimming Pool

The Cottage in France - Saleix - Swimming PoolThe swimming pool is built into a second deck, accessed by short steps from the upper deck. The views are wonderful from here. The pool is 4.5m in diameter and a lovely place to relax on hot summer days. You can sunbathe next to the pool or lie in the shade of the trees on the upper deck.

 

 

 

 

 

Honeymooners

The Cottage is the ideal honeymooner's retreat. It is naturally romantic and we will happily make it more so for you. You will have absolute privacy to begin your new lives together but with some little touches that will make your start all the more memorable.