Central in France, in the extreme northwest of the Massif Central, is the department of the Creuse. Together with the Corrèze and Haute Vienne the Creuse is part of the Limousin. The department owes its name to the river Creuse which crosses the area. The western and also flattest part of the region has been an important source of inspiration for impressionist painters such as Monet. Creuse is famous for the tradition of weaving tapestries, a 600 years old tradition, mainly in the town of Aubusson. The Creuse contains many castles, ruins and churches from the Middle Ages. The Creuse has no refined gastronomy and the traditional meals are mainly highly nutritious. Think of potato pie or cheese fondue. A specialty is the Creusois, a cake with butter and nuts. The region is also known for the Limousiner cattle. The Creuse has a varied landscape of rolling hills, moorland and vast (pine) forests. In the southern part of Creuse finds plateaus such as the plateau of Millevaches Monedières that also extends across the adjacent department of Corrèze. The highest point is 932m. Creuse is also very rich in rivers, including the eponymous Creuse, streams and lakes. Popular places in the region are Aubusson, Bourganeuf, Evaux les Bains, Gueret and La Souterraine. The region focuses on small-scale tourism; mass tourism is therefore hard to find. Nevertheless there are plenty activities to do especially in the spring and summer. Think of the many brocantes, (street)theater festivals, exhibitions and music performances held during this period.
During pregnancy of my oldest son my husband Rob and I made plans to emigrate. We had a nice life in the Netherlands and we both had a good and steady job. Rob in refrigeration and I myself worked as a communications consultant and journalist. We lived nearby Utrecht, in the busy center of the Netherlands, and we found it simply too full and busy. We longed for more space and nature around us, another, simpler way of life with more freedom. We decided to continue our life in France. A well known country for me as I spend many holidays in France during my childhood, I studied French during two years and had summer jobs in France as a student. For two years we searched for our French dream home, in different areas. Eventually we found our place in the Creuse. In the southeast, on the border with the Puy de Dome (Auvergne) we came to see an old farmhouse in the spring of 2011 with several outbuildings and a few acres of land, a place that made our hearts beat faster and where we could realize our plans. Since March 2012 we live here with our sons Viggo (5) and Manu (2,5). Although it was not easy for the oldest in the beginning to find his way in the French school, he has now integrated. Rob has started a company in electricity, plumbing and refrigeration. Now that our youngest son goes to school, I have started as a freelance journalist/copywriter for Dutch media. But I missed local contacts and wanted more dynamics in my life. Working now as agent commercial for LEGGETT these needs are fully satisfied. I have extend my network enormously, speak with many different people from different countries, learn a lot about French society and take advantage of my language skills. I like to help other people find their dream home, so if you are also looking for another life, a quieter life in a beautiful area, please feel free to contact me and maybe I can help you to find a new place.View Limousin Information Homepage
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Wonderful, authentic renovated water mill and guest house (6 rooms), swimming pool, 28316 m2 land, lots of privacy
This beautiful, authentic water mill is almost completely surrounded by a river and consists . . .
28316 M2 land
Beautiful farmhouse with outbuildings, over 13 hectares of pasture and woodland, stunning views just a few minutes drive from Auzances with all ...
This beautiful 'corps de ferme' is set in a small hamlet in an elevated and private position . . .
136491 M2 land
Two authentic houses, B & B and gite, outbuildings, 17 240 m2 land, within walking distance of village with amenities
This charming ensemble is currently successfully run as B & B and gite. You can start right . . .
Near: ST PRIEST DES CHAMPS
17240 M2 land
Beautiful, spacious village house with 315 m2 living space, 7 bedrooms, spa, 1319 m2 garden in village with amenities
This beautiful former notary house is situated in a quiet village with basic amenities. . . .
1319 M2 land
Great potential! Two beautiful houses, outbuildings, 26 872 m2 land, private and quiet location in hamlet near amenities
Exceptional property! This ensemble of two houses has a huge potential. One house is . . .
26872 M2 land
Beautiful, authentic granite house with outbuildings (with building plans for two gites), 19825 m2 land (suitable for animals), in quiet and ...
This spacious, authentic house is very beautifully situated, on the outskirts of a quiet . . .
19825 M2 land
Beautiful detached authentic villa with barn and 13382 m2 land, close to village with daily amenities, Creuse, Limousin
This traditional villa is fully and tastefully renovated and is very nicely situated in a . . .
13382 M2 land
Nice, very spacious 'maison bourgeoise' to renovate, approx 270 m2 living space, with courtyard and two garages in the centre of cosy market town ...
This beautiful maison bourgeoise can be found in the heart of the cozy town of Felletin with . . .
380 M2 land
Country house and four interesting outbuildings including a large barn, detached bread oven, garage and smaller outbuilding. All constructed in ...
Situated in Creuse and known as the "lake district of France" where peace and tranquility are . . .
2206 M2 land
Authentic stone farmhouse, 3 bedrooms and dormitory, 2 bathrooms, 5235 m2 land, beautiful lake view
This beautifully renovated, authentic farmhouse with three bedrooms, a large dormitory, two . . .
Near: MAGNAT L ETRANGE
5235 M2 land
Attractive 4 bedroom (holiday) home with garage and swimming pool, secluded location without near neighbors, near the nice town of Felletin with ...
This nice (holiday) home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is immediately habitable. The house . . .
8084 M2 land
Auberge complex with a house, restaurant/bar, guest accommodation, barn, pool and 4 acres of land, Aubusson, Creuse
NOW REDUCED TO €199,000. GREAT VALUE This is a fantastic opportunity to re-establish this . . .
16710 M2 land
Renovated spacious seven bedroom house, large barn, 5067 m2 garden and meadow attached and not attached 5695 m2 woodland, in quiet hamlet near ...
This beautiful, spacious house has been completely renovated and is immediately habitable. . . .
11662 M2 land
Beautiful loft house (converted barn) plus 3 bedroom cottage, 210 m2 living space, 4557 m2 land adjacent to river in quiet hamlet close to amenities
This magnificent property is a beautiful, to loft house converted barn and an adjacent 3 . . .
Near: SAINT GERVAIS DAUVERGNE
4557 M2 land
Renovated stone house with swimming pool, house to renovate, 3605 m2 land, great views in quiet hamlet near commodities
Open for reasonable offers! This fully renovated, semi-detached house has 180 m2 habitable . . .
2408 M2 land
Attractive 6 bedroom house with (fish) lake, 9928 m2 land on the edge of a river, outbuildings, near the nice town of Felletin with all amenities
This attractive, spacious house is located on the Creuse river and has a fishing lake of . . .
9928 M2 land
Beautiful stone house, completely renovated, outbuildings, 5025 m2 land, in a quiet hamlet close to amenities
This beautiful stone house has been completely renovated and is immediately habitable. There . . .
5025 M2 land
Very charming and spacious 3 bedroom house in perfect condition, converted attic, little house to renovate, outbuildings, 2016 m2 garden, on the ...
Charming stone house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a spacious converted attic, approx 145 . . .
2016 M2 land
Beautiful, renovated house, 4 bedrooms, outbuildings, 4734 m2 land, beautiful views, in quiet hamlet near Aubusson
This beautiful stone house has been completely renovated and is immediately habitable. It has . . .
4734 M2 land
Additional 13 hectares land for sale! Corps de ferme with two houses, a total of 8 bedrooms and 225 m2 living space, in the heart of nice village
Great opportunity! This is a unique property with many possibilities. A group of former farm . . .
1032 M2 land