Welcome to La Creuse

France - Limousin - St Silvain sous Toulx

Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Our bedroom
Our bedroom
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Our Bedroom
Our Bedroom
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Attic Ensuite - new as at May 2023
Attic Ensuite - new as at May 2023
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Guest bedroom 2 with double bed 150 x 190
Guest bedroom 2 with double bed 150 x 190
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Guest bedroom 2 Double bed 150 x 190
Guest bedroom 2 Double bed 150 x 190
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Guest bedroom 1 Queen bed 160 x 200
Guest bedroom 1 Queen bed 160 x 200
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,1st Floor Bathroom Shower over bath arrangement
1st Floor Bathroom Shower over bath arrangement
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,First Floor Hallway
First Floor Hallway
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Office with 2 desks
Office with 2 desks
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Office with 2 desks
Office with 2 desks
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Brand new kitchen 2023
Brand new kitchen 2023
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,New kitchen with new appliances
New kitchen with new appliances
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Kitchen looking into loungeroom
Kitchen looking into loungeroom
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Brand new kitchen 2023
Brand new kitchen 2023
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Dining and loungeroom
Dining and loungeroom
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Fireplace
Fireplace
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Lounge and dining
Lounge and dining
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,New ground floor hallway-new ceiling, walls, tiles
New ground floor hallway-new ceiling, walls, tiles
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,1st Floor Bathroom (shower over the bath)
1st Floor Bathroom (shower over the bath)
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Staircase looking back to ground floor
Staircase looking back to ground floor
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Laundry
Laundry
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Craft area
Craft area
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bathroom
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Terrace
Terrace
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Terrace in summer of 2021
Terrace in summer of 2021
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Front of house
Front of house
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Gates and barn
Gates and barn
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Side view of house
Side view of house
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Gates open to property
Gates open to property
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Roman wall walk near us
Roman wall walk near us
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Pumpkin Fair
Pumpkin Fair
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Boussac markets
Boussac markets
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Church across the road - don't worry - no bells
Church across the road - don't worry - no bells
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Bill, Wendy, Mick and Adam (our sons) Moulin Rouge
Bill, Wendy, Mick and Adam (our sons) Moulin Rouge
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Wendy and Bill in Annecy 2017
Wendy and Bill in Annecy 2017
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Bill and Wendy in NY 2019
Bill and Wendy in NY 2019
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,House in Old Boussac Ville
House in Old Boussac Ville
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Chateau de Villemontrieux
Chateau de Villemontrieux
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,La Celle Dunoise
La Celle Dunoise
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Gueret Town Hall 25kms
Gueret Town Hall 25kms
Home exhange in,France,St Silvain sous Toulx,Church at Toulx St Croix 5kms
Church at Toulx St Croix 5kms
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Use of Personal Car is not possible

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We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Feb 10, 2024 - Dec 31, 2025 Open to all destinations
Aug 20, 2024 - Jan 20, 2025 Queensland, Australia

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Enjoy the relaxed way of life here in rural France.
Our two story stone house was built in
1906 and added onto in 2017. Major
renovations took place in 2022/2023.
The first floor has 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 200) and the other bedroom has a double bed (150 x 190). Both bedrooms have bedside tables, lamps, mirrors and chest of drawers. Recently renovated (2023) with a new ceilings and new walls, freshly painted, new rugs.
On this floor is also a large bathroom with a shower over bath arrangement, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail. This has also had a new ceiling and new flooring and fresh paint (January 2023).
There is also a large office with 2 desks and a bookshelf and large cube unit which has board games, books, CD and DVDs. We have very good Wifi for those that need to work remotely.
We will provide all linen. Both beds have doonas, blankets and pillows.
On the ground floor is a well stocked large brand new kitchen - Jan 2023 - with all new appliances (except for a coffee machine as we like to go out for our coffee fix), new lounge room and dining room with large doors opening to the front of the house.
French TV and plenty of movies and TV series on DVDs to watch.
The house faces south so receives the beautiful French sun. These rooms have also had new ceilings, walls and new tiles in Jan 2023.
There is a slow combustion heater and we will provide some wood and kindling if swapping during the colder months.
The extension to the rear of our house consists of an anteroom and craft room. As well as a fully equipped laundry including double trough, washing machine, dryer and extra fridge/freezer and another bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin.
There is electric heating and 3 fuel heaters. Overhead fans are located in the kitchen and office with extra pedestal fans if needed.
We have a beautiful terrace at the back of the house which has shade, barbeque, tables and chairs.
You will require a car as there is no public transport - we would consider a car exchange depending on circumstances (we can discuss options).
You will need an Emission Sticker for your car if travelling into certain larger towns or cities of France.
Also note - we have an attic bedroom on the 2nd floor which has a king size bed (180 x 200) and new full bathroom (Our bedroom). The use of this bedroom can be discussed if more room is required. So potentially the house could sleep 6 (3 couples) although our preference is only swapping with couples or 2 couples as our house is not suitable for children.
We prefer not to care for animals on a swap.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Private parking
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our village has roughly 100 inhabitants including surrounding hamlets.
We are situated in a rural part of France
where there are wonderful areas for walking (randonées/hiking). You can visit many lakes and picnic areas and lots of little villages to explore.
One and half hours to the Central Massif where there's skiing at Le Mont Dore. Our area is great for ebiking.
The nearest amenities are 10 & 14 kms away so you will need transport as there is no public transport available.
You will find a supermarket, 2 boulangeries, 2 cafes and 2 restaurants, plus 2 pharmacies, doctors, post office, banks and tourist office in Gouzon. A bigger village 14 kms (Boussac) has more restaurants, fantastic markets as well as the usual banks, post office, hairdressers, pharmacies, large health centre and 2 supermarkets.
There are many larger towns within or just over an hours drive such as Limoges (Porcelein capital), Montlucon (train station connection -30 mins), Gueret, Chateauroux (train station connection - 1hr), Aubusson (tapestry capital). There are great market towns as well such as Felletin, Argenton sur Creuse, Gargalisse (beau village), St Severe, Chambon sur Vouieze plus many more.
A favourite of ours is Collonge-la-rouge over near Brive.
The church at Moutier d'ahun is a must to see as very unique as is the Abbey at Chambon.
Being in central France is handy also as you can be in many different countries in less than a half days drive. Remember, you will need to investigate whether to buy an Emission sticker for your car if you are travelling through some of the larger French cities.
Our neighbours are all french and are just lovely and welcoming.
We have some English friends in hamlets close by.

Outdoor Activities

  • Cultural Events
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • River

Leisure

  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Transport Nearby

  • Train Station
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

There are many hiking trails around this area.
Up through forests at Toulx St Croix (5kms) are many walking paths. Some that follow along
a Roman wall.
We have a number of small amazing old churches that are open to the public and free of charge around the area.
There are adventure parks, trails that lead to boulders, historic preserved villages from WW2 (over an hours drive - Orador sur Glane).
Tapestry towns, Porcelain town, Market towns nearby. There are a couple of horse riding schools close by.
There are many lakes that are within driving distance. Examples are The 3 Lacs, Lac Vassavierre, Treignat has a beautiful lake and camping grounds, big lake at Gueret (25mins) and at Montlucon (30mins). La Creuse is known for it's lakes.
Or if you just feel like relaxing there are plenty of books to read, lots of movies on disks or just sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and watch the french life go by. Entirely up to you. We have many brochures and pamphlets of things to do and see.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Leisure and cultural activities


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Our home is suitable for a couple or perhaps 2 couples. (However, it can accommodate up to 6 people - 3
couples, which we can discuss).
We prefer not to care for pets with a swap as we may be away from your house for one or two nights to explore your area further.
Just to keep our home clean and tidy as we would with yours.
Our requirements would be a nice big comfortable bed, non smoking, parking place and good Wifi.
We have completed many successful and wonderful swaps. Some have been using other house swap sites like Intervac and Homeexchange.
If we send a request to swap then we'd love/appreciate a quick response. Doesn't matter if it's a negative response or just to say you are thinking about it.
We have lived and travel extensively in Australia. Now it's Europe's turn.
We love mountains, rural areas, urban places, small villages, big cities if there is parking, rivers, oceans. Keen to explore this wonderful world.
We are looking forward to securing a number of swaps for 2024. We already have 2 locked in.
It's usually the 2 of us travelling but might want to bring along another couple for a few nights which can be discussed.
We have 2 sons living in Australia. We have two grandchildren.
FOR 2024 WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A 3 MONTH OR LONGER SWAP TO Sunshine Coast, Maleny, Montville, Buderim or Caloundra FROM AUGUST (They live in Conondale, Queensland). If swapping to Australia we'd love to swap cars as well. We have a 7 seater Grand Scenic 2017.
We're not restricted to school holidays and can travel anytime during the year.
Please no young children as the house is not suitable.
Looking forward to hearing your swap offer.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is not possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
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