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“Walnut Cottage - a little glimpse of paradise.”
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Walnut Cottage and new bedroom extention
One of the many places in the garden to relax and unwind
Shower room
Maybe try Al fresco dinning under the pergola
From the pond at the bottom of the garden walking through to the pergola
Children enjoying the tube at Lake Chambon
Watersports at the Lac Chambon.
Gargilesse
Gargilesse One of France's most beautiful villages
The ruins of Crozant
The Sedelle, valley of the painters
Enjoy canoeing on this beautiful river at Fressline
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Saint-Sebastien, Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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“Walnut Cottage - a little glimpse of paradise.”
Reviewed 9 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012

Walnut Cottage is a little glimpse of paradise. The cottage offers a romantic retreat from which to explore a magical area of France. The cozy cottage in set within a lush and vibrant garden and has a bedroom fit for a Fairytale Princess. In the living room, kitchen and bathroom reclaimed wood completes the old-world feel – even the table-mats are hand-painted.

In contrast to the sense of stepping back in time, the cottage also offers the highest level of modern convenience. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with stove, hob and microwave. Water is hot and plentiful and the TV a real bonus.
This is somewhere we didn’t want to leave.

The light here inspired Monet and the Impressionists. The locals are kind and welcoming and Vivien and Fred are quite simply the very best of hosts. They made us feel welcomed and offered discrete guidance and support throughout the stay. It was a joy to meet such warm and experienced folks and we were very much treated as part of the family. A real pleasure..
As wildlife photographers we travel a great deal and have stayed in an assortment of awful and truly wonderful places, Walnut Cottage will become one of our favourites. Parchimbeau is an undisturbed hamlet surrounded by deciduous forest and farmland.
We were photographing all around Limousin and Charente; this was a real pleasure but the days were long. The cottage was an ideal place
to stop and relax, it’s comfortable and extremely well planned. There
are rural walks, and an amazing number of buzzards, in every direction.
One evening we spent 2 hours taking photographs within 500 metres of
the cottage. Traffic is almost non-existent and the silence is a real
joy. The Creuse Valley is just a few minutes away and is home to a
wealth of birds. We stayed in early September and would love to see the place in Spring. We’ll just have to go back again. Walnut Cottage is completely recommended to anyone looking for a comfortable, peaceful and beautiful place to stay.

In addition to exploring Limousin we visited Beauval Zoo at Saint-Aignat near Tours, This is probably the best place in Europe to see Giant Pandas. The animals live on a large island, with no glass or wire around; visitors can get amazing views at very close range. Beauval is also home to some truly unusual species such as koalas, white lions and manatees. Vallée des Singes, at Romagne
– Vienne, houses the biggest collection of primates in Europe, there
are 30 species from lowland gorillas to pygmy marmosets. Many of the
smaller monkeys are free-ranging and can be found in the trees in the
park. It’s an excellent place to watch and photograph the wildlife. Finally we spent a day at La Planète des Crocodiles, Route du fond d’Orveau, 86320 Civaux. We’ve never been to a place like this anywhere, here you can see 8 species of crocodile from all around the world. Again, there is no wire or glass to interrupt the view. A great place to take photographs.

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Liked best: The attention to detail and generosity.
Liked least: We have no criticisms of the property or location.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jan 2013
We felt very privileged to have you stay , your knowledge of wildlife was amazing of which you passed onto us to give future guests a real insight to animals that we were not aware of and only a car ride away, thank you also for the amazing photographs which we are sharing on our website, we hope one day you will return Take care love to you both
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Holly B
Braunton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Everything I was looking for and more...”
Reviewed 23 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

From the moment that we arrived at Walnut Cottage it was more than evident that both Viv and Fred, our hosts, really cared about our comfort and and made us feel extremely welcome. This was highlighted additionally by the goodies left for us in the Kitchen in th form of Fromage and Vino! Being full of interesting and useful information regarding the Village and surrounding areas, Viv and Fred just couldnt have done a better job. Such kind and warm people.

The location of the Cottage is both pefect and stunning. Set in a small rural Village just outside of St Sebastien it is ideal for exploring many sites around the area. I was looking to get away and really enjoy some fresh air and tranquil Autumn walks. We couldnt have chosen a better location. Not only is it beautiful beyond words but the wildlife is vast and everywhere we went, be it on foot or in the car, we saw a variety of different birds and other animals such as deer, rabbits, goats etc etc. We were hoping to see some otters but the time of year was off for that. It was nice knowing they were there anyway. It was refereshing being in such a picturesque part of the world that is both untouched and tranquil. The lakes and rivers near by are lovely to walk by and there is so much to do that I think if we visited every year for the next 50 years we would never run out of things to do and see.

The cottage is set aside so that night times were both dark and quiet, I dont think I have slept so well and at such ease in a long time. Overall, I cannot stress enough how peaceful and content our stay at Walnut Cottage was, made all the better knowing that Viv and Fred are such wonderful people. I wish them every luck and happiness in the future and that Walnut Cottage continues to provide happy times and memories for many years to come.

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Liked best: Hard to choose...The hosts, the location, the surroundings...everything!
Liked least: There isnt anything I didnt like.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
12 Jan 2013
We were so pleased to read your comment it was our good fortune you chose Walnut Cottage for your holiday, we hope that not in the too distant future you will return and again enjoy a little piece of paradise take care and again thank you for your amazing comments
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The friendly hosts and the peacefull surroundings.
Liked least: You couldn't really manage without a car
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Nov 2012
We would like to say a big thank you for your most welcomed comments we too enjoyed your stay especially our long chats in the garden. it would be nice to think our beautiful area may pull you back sometime. So pleased you enjoyed the strawberries hope to see you again take care
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Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Oct 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words they are very much appreciated we would just like to say we would love to see you again with regards to your comment wishing you lived here we know we are very blessed to be part of the life here in Parchimbaud.
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Shropshire
Reviewed 26 September 2012 for a stay in June 2010

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Liked best: Coming back in the rain each night and our hearts lifting when we saw the cottage.
Liked least: Can't think of anything except the rain (which is unusual at that time of year)!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
10 Oct 2012
We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay being more or less in the middle of France does make it a good place to take time out unwind and relax and we hope Walnut Cottage played a part in your travels. we do thank you so much for your very kind words hope to see your return
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