Les Figues

Segur le Chateau, Corrèze
Self-catering


Off a quiet square, a lofty village house deep in the Auvézère Valley, a river running by and space for rambling families

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

The restoration of this 14th century noble barrister’s residence has been done with a light touch: big fireplaces remain, as do heavy beams. It’s whitewashed inside and refreshingly uncluttered.Families would get on well here and the loveliest bedroom is downstairs where you’ll wake to the sounds of village life and the river, dappled light and a door straight onto the garden, romantic with lichen-clad apple trees and blousy roses in summer.Take a guided walk, hire a canoe and paddle the Auvézère. Just 10 minutes’ drive is the National Stud at Pompadour, where there are free summer events and incredible value racing, plus sandy river beaches, zip lining and the start of the 180km Richard the Lionheart trail.

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We think you'll love

  • The almost monastic quality of the rooms
  • Walking down to the river’s edge from the garden
  • Having a charming village on your doorstep
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You should know

  • The upstairs bedrooms are small and share a bathroom
  • Stairs are steep and sloping
  • Only one designated parking space

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights, 4 nights in low season.
Closed
Rarely.
Dogs

A large jar of dog biscuits in the kitchen - help yourself.

Max. 2 dogs.

Miles of tracks and quiet lanes for walks. Secure fenced and gated garden with a shallow, gently flowing river at the end - perfect for a paddle.

Meals
Restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £75
Weekly price
from £500
Damage deposit
£200
1 House for 8
From £755 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

Even on a drizzly week very early in the season, our group of cyclists felt so comfortable in this lovely 'grand' house (its huge), that all were extremely happy. The three bedrooms are really three separate apartments, so plenty of privacy and it's beautifully appointed. With only 50 yards to a great open air restaurant (plenty of large umbrellas for drizzle!) run by a French/English couple, and another 50 yards further on (both excellent), our week was fantastic. When the sun shone, the cycling and countryside was great as well, but with some testing hills in and out of the village! Great.

Simon, Chichester

Les Figues is the most magical house in an idyllic French village. We have two teenage children and a six year old and the house seemed incredibly spacious and the garden is a delight. Patrick has obviously spent so much time and effort into creating such a stunning retreat. We loved the restaurant in the village, buying our bread from the small epicerie and Lac Rouffiac is 10 minutes away and has a beach/waterskiing/paddle boarding/tree climbing so perfect for our family. I would highly recommend this beautiful house.

Katharine, Canterbury

This is the second year I have stayed with my family at Les Figues. We spent a wonderful two weeks here this year. The house is fascinating, beautiful and very comfortable - it's embarrassingly easy to relax there. There is lots to do locally especially for children, which is why came for a second year. We swam, canoed, cycled, walked, rode and even managed some culture, all squeezed in-between reading and drinking wine in the garden. Patrick has been unfailingly charming and easy to deal with.

Emma, Cambridge

Myself and three other friends recently stayed at Les Figues and had a truly memorable holiday. The property is fascinating and beautifully presented and equipped with everything we needed. We had some wonderful meals in the local restaurants no more than 3 minutes walk from the door! The village is magical and exudes charm. It fully deserves it's Plus Beau Village status! Each time we returned we felt that we were returning to the best place in the area. Patrick was so helpful and accommodating which added to the great experience and we hope to return next year.

Richard, Sydney

What a beautiful place, we were very lucky to visit this wonderful holiday home last year. We took our 2 children aged 7 and 11. It's a beautiful peaceful friendly area, we found some beautiful lake beaches to bathe in, fantastic easterlies and we even managed to do some kayaking. Will visit again, so much more to see also within easy drive of Scarlat too, so can't wait to visit again!

Dawn, Uk, midlands

This is an amazing property with a diverse feel to it - you can be hidden away in one wing of the house feeling you are in a quaint little French hotel or in another wing you feel as if you are in a chateau. The authentic French feeling emanates throughout the property and the atmosphere of the sociable, cultural french village, Segur, reinforces this. It is a luxurious five star property with all amenities you could possibly dream of. It is a super way to escape the busy, pressurised lives we have. As soon as you step into this haven of perfect peace, all your woes seem trivial.

Pippa, Chichester

Our family of 5 spent a fabulous summer fortnight at Les Figues enjoying the wonder of the house in this beautiful village whilst using it as a base to explore the activities the locality had to offer. If we weren’t at the nearby Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac swimming in the child friendly lake or challenging ourselves in the tree top ‘accro park’ we would find ourselves with a picnic amongst other families at the races in Pompidour or gently canoeing down the river at Saint Leon-sur-Vezere. The tourist office in Segur had maps for local walks which were straightforward (and helped us explore)

Patrick, Brighton

We are a family of four-with two girls aged 8 and 10 years and a small dog Matilda. We had a delightful holiday staying at Les Figues in the summer. Patrick is an impeccable host. The house is stunning on the inside and out. A great combination of historical yet modern where it needs to be. It is nestled right in the heart of a fairy tail village, with eating a drinking on your doorstep. The house lies on a bend in the river running through the heart of the village and is so close to the centre that the children on a number of occasions set off in our kayak from the end of the garden!

Victoria, Brighton

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Location

The neighbourhood

Ségur-le-Château appears lifted from the pages of a fairy tale: burrowed into a curve of the Auvézère River, medieval houses sit cheek by jowl, a hilltop fort looms overhead. The Viscounts of Limoges built here in the 12th century (the ruins still visible and occupied) but the village’s heyday was in the Renaissance, which explains its plethora of noble houses with turrets and colombage. Everything’s on the doorstep: a bread and cake van, salads and veg from a smallholder, fresh fish, a Monday night market, restaurants and bar.

Local points of interest from Patrick Clarke

  • Ségur hosts one of the very best night markets of the region on Monday evenings throughout July and August. Sample local trout, venison, Limousin beef, local wines and cheeses by the banks of the Auvézère.
  • Spend your mornings or evenings wandering through the countryside along the village sentiers discovering hedgerows and fields full of wildflowers and wildlife and feel that you have left the rest of the world behind.
  • Apart from many excellent restaurants, the area has places to visit to understand the production of food products; Brive Walnut liqueur, Rocamadour goats cheese, Bergerac vineyards and Truffle farming.
  • Explore the quiet lanes by bike or horse back. Alternatively visit Pompadour 10 minutes away and soak up the atmosphere of horse racing, show jumping and x-country eventing throughout the whole of the year.
  • Lac Rouffiac with its sandy beach and water activities is a short drive or cycle ride away. Alternatively freshen up with a 'wild' swim or observe river wildlife from a canoe on the Dordogne, Vézere or Auvézère.
  • From the beginning of June to the end of September enjoy dinner on the terrace of La Part des Anges watching the light fading across the broad meanders of the L'Auvézère river.

Introducing

Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clarke has spent a few years updating the house and garden – he’s a landscape architect, which explains why the grounds flow so beautifully down to the river. He lives in the UK so won’t be able to meet and greet, but encourage all who visit to make themselves at home.