Le Jardin des Lys

Saint Léonard de Noblat, Haute-Vienne
Bed & Breakfast

Foodie B&B with a delightful owner tucked away in the sleepy centre of a medieval village with good shops and restaurants


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


Follow the brass shells in the cobbles to find Carole’s elegant stone town-house opposite the soaring Collégiale. Peace reigns, apart from the tolling of bells and the whistling of swallows. Inside, all is light and airy with tall windows looking out on village views or the little walled garden.

Carole’s enthusiasm for Limousin is evident – walls are hung with local modern artworks, recipes researched from Limousin’s rich gastronomic past and home-cooked ingredients sourced from local farmers. Hand-made chocolates and massepain pillow-treats are from the local shops where you can get small gifts as guests of the B&B.

There’s much to keep you in the village including guided historic tours, walks around the lake (which you can fish with a permit) and an amazing patisserie. Join walking paths through the woods 5 kilometres away or hop in the car to Limoges (half an hour) for museums.

Le Jardin des Lys - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Dining on the sheltered terrace as the sun sets over the garden
  • Carole's breakfast buffet with home-made local dishes
  • Walking out to find a proper French village packed with history
Le Jardin des Lys - Gallery

Home truths

  • The Collégiale bell bongs every quarter of an hour
  • There are quite a few stairs to climb and no lift
  • Early make your own breakfast coffee or tea from her machine.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner by arrangement with wine, coffee & apéritif, €30. Child, €15. Restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €99
Damage deposit
Singles €89-€109. Extra bed/sofabed available €15 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From €99
1 Family room for 5
From €198


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The neighbourhood

Sleepy St Léonard de Noblat is set in the lush Limousin countryside. In the 12th Century the pad of passing pilgrims' feet on their route to St Jacques de Compostele prompted the building of the soaring romanesque Collégiale. Winding cobbled streets lead you through a jumble of half-timbered, russet tiled, stone turreted or roman arched buildings. The local shops all compete to treat you to a gourmet feast for eye and stomach – the cheese shop even ages its own cheeses and the "massepain" makers offer a course on cooking this local speciality.

Local points of interest from Carole Pagès

  • After 16 years in the south of France, I saw the announcement for this wonderful house on the internet. I came to visit and I did not go away again.And you? Will you be seduced?
  • Of medieval origin, this bourgeois mansion was completely restored in the 19th century. In the heart of old Saint Leonard, facing the beautiful Collegiate. An incredible mix of strength and peace.
  • The region is so beautiful and its treasures so generous that propose the table d'hôte from September to June. To not forget July-August, I propose you a discovery of our delicatessen and cheese specialties, the terroir DesLys. BBQ every wednesday evenings
  • You will not have enough of a week to see everything 30km away. Museums, exhibitions, hiking, fishing, cycling, golf, lake, cinema, for all ages, family, friends, there is something for everyone.
  • Come and discover our games room with American billiards, darts, board games, card games, table football, outdoor games for children.Relax in the library lounge. Also an exhibition gallery for artists from the region. A feast of the eyes just for you
  • All the products we offer are homemade or purchased from local producers. You discover and love the Limousin during your stay at home, this is the project that I propose for your next vacation. We are waiting for you!


Carole Pagès

Carole is delightfully friendly and has thought of every little detail to make your stay special. A newcomer to Limousin, her enthusiasm for the area and everything local is infectious – she’s made a huge effort to integrate with the local community and also makes a huge effort with her guests.