La Source

Chaumeil, Corrèze
+33 (0)5 55 73 75 22

Splendidly unpretentious cosy stone village house within the National Park with a lovely tree-lined swimming lake up the lane


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A pretty 17th-century house with thick walls, a huge fireplace in the sitting room, plenty of places to relax and a great wood-burning stove in the well-equipped kitchen – you’ll even find Japanese knives to use. You can cook on the stove easily, but there’s an electric oven and gas hob too. You’re just off the main square of a typical Corrèze village.

Find a welcome hamper in the kitchen with homemade treats or local cider and all the basics you need for cooking, including herbs. A lawned garden bounded by stone walls is yours to tumble out into, and views are over forests. Wander up the lane to the swimming lake to cool off.

Stroll through the village to the bar and have a meal here in July and August – or drive five minutes to a restaurant. There’s also lakeside restaurant at Treignac, which has a Friday market too. Excellent value – a group of close friends or a family with children will love it here.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in such an ancient and interesting house
  • The charming village and the warm, friendly locals
  • Walking in the National Park
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You should know

  • No WiFi
  • Two bathrooms between four bedrooms


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Bar within walking distance. Restaurant, 5 minute drive.


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €700
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From €1204 bedrooms


We had a wonderful stay in this charming, simple cottage, and Sheila was a great host: lovely homemade goodies on arrival, and an immediate response if there was a hitch. There are numerous walks straight from the door, and the tiny village is picturesque. The locals were also extremely friendly, even in these COVID times. A shame we couldn't sample the cafe or auberge, but they both looked lovely, too.

Michele, France

A warm welcome, a nice place to stay during our 4x4 trips in the area and a well equipped house. We will definitely come back when we are in the neighborhood.

Dirk, 23700 Dontreix, France

Thank you for a lovely stay at your cottage. Really enjoyed the location and hope to return at some point in the future. Ray, Sherrie & Janine

Janine, Bath

Thank you Sheila & Pip for all your warm hospitality. You went out of your way to make us feel at home and we had a wonderful time. It's truly a wonderful place and people are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you again, Berni & David

Berni, Liverpool

Beautiful house with all the amenities we required. I hink we explored every village and drove on every road in the area. The weather was a liitle mixed but this did not stop us enjoying the area. Thanks Sheila & Pip Peter, Joyce, Marie and Anton

Peter, Nelson

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The neighbourhood

You're in the centre of this small and historic medieval village surrounded by the Monédières National Park. This unspoilt landscape is in the foothills of the Massif Central and is an exceptional site for nature and wildlife. You're 20 minutes’ drive from Treignac or 30 from Egletons and Tulle for good restaurants – ask Sheila for her recommendations. This is a splendid area for walks, cycles, rides or fishing.

Local points of interest from Sheila Schofield

  • La Source is steps away from the village square bounded by the 11th century church, ancient Marie and a bar that has changed little since 1550. Our large stone barn keeps everything secluded. Wild flowers abound in the garden and in the surrounding hills.
  • Children love the little swimming lake just a couple of minutes drive or a ten minute walk away. More adventurous water sports and an exciting inflatable water feature are 20 minutes away at the Treignac lake beach where there's also a bar/restaurant.
  • The Plateau de Millevache is a haven for nature lovers. Deciduous and coniferous woodland and moors are home to deer, wild boar, weasels, stoats, hares and rabbits which support a large population of magnificent birds of prey.
  • There is an abundance of restaurants within a 5 - 20 minute drive. From tasty bar snacks to four course French cuisine. You can also enjoy either snack bar or restaurant on the lakeside at Treignac, 20 minutes away.
  • The area is full of natural beauty with many walks and cycle paths straight from your door. It is on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostella and the occasional 'pelerin' will pass by, with a friendly wave, at all times of year.
  • Christmas and New Year are particularly popular in this lovely mountain region - often in a crisp snowscape. We provide a large, decorated tree in the cosy lounge where the roaring logburner waits for you after brisk wintry walks.


Sheila Schofield

Sheila is a poet, tutor and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her husband Pip is an award-winning garden designer and antiques dealer. They both love restoring historic buildings. They live nearby in Treignac but will meet you either when you arrive, or come to say hello the next day.