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Martin and Kate Pegler

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Maison Villebard

Maison Villebard

Photo with thanks to Mr & Mrs Holgate

Welcome to Maison Villebard

Our 100 year old farmhouse is nestled in its own grounds of over an acre set in a quiet area of rural France, in the Limousin. We are just north-west of Limoges, the capital of the Limousin, famous for porcelain china production, in a region also famed for exquisite leather glove manufacture and with a lot of history to explore.

Our guest accommodation comprises of a beautifully appointed first floor apartment available to book for a self-catering holiday. This gite has a private entrance and is fully fitted with a modern kitchen, shower room, two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The living room area is light and airy with exposed beams throughout. We supply everything you may need for your stay and we include bedding and towels in the price. Guests will find a 'welcome pack' which includes tea, coffee, sugar and milk. We are happy to pick up some fresh foodstuffs for your arrival, if ordered in advance. There is free WiFi available.

Gite lounge

Gite Lounge 1


Gite Lounge 2

We have spent 11 years running a successful and popular bed & breakfast and gite business on the Somme Great War battlefields in Picardy and have become well known for our warm welcome and hospitality. We are both lifelong motorcyclists and always welcome fellow riders.

You will find plenty of information and local maps in the gite to help you plan each day, but to whet your appetite, here are a few ideas:

There are medieval villages and chateaux to explore, beautiful scenery to gaze upon, the river Vienne is close by and there are many lakes – some are open for public use with swimming, sunbathing and boating. There is a lot of local history in the region. The area was heavily settled by the Romans and there are still many signs of their occupation, including The Black Prince and Richard the Lionheart were both, in their time, the Dukes of Aquitaine and Princes of Wales. There is a Richard Coeur de Lion historic route that is ideal to follow and help you to explore the region (

Moving into this century, it is worth a sobering visit to the remains of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane ( A WW2 atrocity by the Nazi Waffen SS on 10 June 1944, killing 642 inhabitants and destroying the entire village which is now a memorial with many buildings still standing, burned out cars in the streets and sewing machines in the houses which were part of the local industry for making leather gloves.

We are within half an hour's drive of the International Airport of Limoges with flights from the UK: Stansted, Gatwick, Manchester and Nottingham. You can hire a car at Limoges. We are also about an hour from the TGV station at Angouleme which is on the Lille/Paris to Bordeaux line. The autoroute link to the A20 between Limoges and the north is less than hour’s drive away. For those who want to drive or ride down, the best route to consider may be via Portsmouth-Cherbourg (Brittany Ferries run a Fast Ferry at 3 hours) or Le Havre.

We are just 1.5kms north of the village of Bussiere Boffy, and half-way between Bellac to the east and Confolens to the west and St. Junien to the south, all with excellent shopping facilities! But Bussiere Boffy boasts a very early church with a leaning, twisted spire, a café/bar, grocer's store, post office and a boulangerie (bread shop). There is also a tiny Tourist Office to help you plan your days. We are just south of the Massif Central and on the edge of National Forest and there are some terrific roads for those who enjoy bend swinging! (And we might join you!)

We have secure parking for cars and motorcycles, and a well-equipped workshop for minor repairs.

All you need to do it book with us, arrive, unpack and relax!

The rooms

Gite bedroom

Gite Bed 1

Photo with thanks to Mr & Mrs Holgate


Gite Bed 2

Photo with thanks to Mr & Mrs Holgate

Gite kitchen


Photo with thanks to Mr & Mrs Holgate

The grounds





The village




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