La Lys d’Avril

Glanges, Haute-Vienne

Natural textures and neutral colours make these family homes a delight to live in – while the Haut Vienne Sud is wonderfully unspoilt


2 places


Sleeping from 5 – 7


Just north of the Dordogne, in a hamlet a half-hour from Limoges, is a handsome 17th-century farmhouse in 15 wild acres. Adjoined by outbuildings, the house and its converted barn share a round gravelled courtyard with tables and a large barbecue. A hammock swings between the trees, cows munch in the fields, and all you hear are the birds. You can rent the barn (sleeps five) or the house (sleeps seven) or take the lot – why not? A beautiful rusticity runs throughout. Inside are exposed stone walls and planks of polished chestnut, sofas covered in natural linen, sisal rugs, wicker chairs, good lighting, the odd painting. The three floors of the main house are linked by a carved stair, while the open-plan barn is on one level, with the children’s beds high on a mezzanine. Both have modern kitchens and bathrooms, and log-burners for winter. Don’t miss the Chateau de Pompadour, medieval Turenne, or the fairytale village of Collonges La Rouge. Return to a garden of gravelled paths, herbaceous borders and family pool, all safely fenced. Dine under the awning, slip into the pool, raise a glass to the stars.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €135
Weekly price
from €950
Damage deposit
1 House for 7
From €1577 beds3 bedrooms
1 Barn for 5
From €1355 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Monique & Eric Govaarts

  • Feel at home at this unspoiled part of France. No massive tourism, but the authentic feel of France
  • Limousin has a rich medieval past : visit its sites and take part in its many medieval celebrations! More recently, artists, writers, film directors and designers came to Limousin for inspiration.
  • six of "France's Prettiest villages" are located in Limousin. Discover their history, . Stroll down our picturesque lanes, relax in the shade of one of our region's centennial trees, sit on the terrace of one of our cafés.
  • Limousin is a true golf destination, renowned for the exceptional locations of its golf courses: Six out of ten golf courses are 18 hole courses.