The capital of the north Haute Vienne is the medieval fortified town of Bellac. It is also the French capital of sheep where the local farmers are as passionate about their sheep as the Welsh! Not to mention the Limousin beef. These two animals have made the Limousin famous. It is also known as The Land of a Thousand Lakes. The area also has many historical links with Richard the Lion Heart. There’s a plethora of interesting and beautiful drives through meandering country lanes dotted with watermills, rivers and medieval bridges whilst dodging amazing birds of prey along the way. It reminds me of a cross between Quebec and the edges of Dartmoor – in other words, absolutely stunning. Luckily for us it is a well kept secret.
I was heading off to the south of France to visit my friend but got waylaid in the Haute Vienne by a chartered surveyor who told me a about a shepherds cottage next to a lake with views of an amorous Counts chateau, I thought what the heck! I fell in love with the area; it’s a bit like “Last Of The Summer Wine” mixed with “Allo Allo”. Our adventures in the Haute Vienne began nearly 4 years ago, living in a caravan trying to rebuild the shepherds hut, my long suffering wife and loyal cat have not abandoned me yet. The house is nearly finished and so I decided to return to estate agency, having been an estate agent and mortgage broker in London years ago. We love this area it reminds us of the South Hams of Devon just on the edge of the moor but with more sun, less people, traffic and rain, plus truly amazing wildlife. Our Parisian neighbours have adopted us. If you want to escape from the rat race like we did, I would be more than happy to help you.View Limousin Information Homepage
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Near: BERSAC SUR RIVALIER
214080 M2 land
13889 M2 land
Near: DOMPIERRE LES EGLISES
680 M2 land