Manor House of Fargeas Mirabeau


Exceptional guest house in the Limousin 

Anne and François de Boisredon welcome you in this wonderful 17th century manor house, listed in the national inventory of historic monuments. Nearly half of the living accomodations of the dwelling have been restored with utmost care to their former splendour between 2012 and 2016. It has now beeen turned into an exceptional guest house, which sleeps six.

In the great 55 square metre living-room, you will discover the magnificent timbered ceiling , the monumental granite fireplace, with its serpentine stones, its floor of ancient tiles, and its limewashed walls. You will love its exceptional Aubusson wall-hanging, and its 17th and 18th century furniture, carefully selected by the owners.

The DIVA sleeper-sofa enables you to enjoy, if you are so inclined, a state-of-the-art 160x200 cm bed. Its dining-room table, in solid oak, can sit up to 12 people. After a long walk in this beautiful Limousin countryside of ours, you will be able to warm yourself by the large stove.A 49'' flat-screen TV with a DVD player, discreetly concealed in a beautifully carved 17th century piece of furniture, are at your disposal.

Adjoining the living-room, a modern kitchen has been installed, fully equipped with oak furniture and a black granite worktop. Its wide bay-window, which opens on a terrace, overlooks the Briance valley. The view is startling.

The newel-stair leads you to the first storey, into the great 60 square-metre bedroom, which is truly exceptional because of the 17th century wallpaintings discovered by the current owner under several layers of limewash.. These rare wallpaintings, which testify to the refined lifestyle of the original owners of the manor house, have been beautifully restored. The timbered ceiling and the magnificent parquet enhance the beauty of this work of art that hails to a distant past. The confortable Louis XIIIth four-poster bed ( 150x190), together with the 17th century wardrobe, the grand piano and the drawing-room furniture contribute to making this room unique and admirable. Spending a night in this room will be an unforgettable and out of the ordinary experience.

Halfway between the two storeys, a shower and a separate toilet will offer you all the necessary comfort.

From the kitchen, you can also walk down a few steps toward the entrance to the guest-house and the second bedroom installed in what used to be the cowshed of the tenant farmhouse. In the right-hand wall of the bedroom, you will see the cornatices ( square holes meant for the cows to have access to their manger).They have been transformed into small alcoves ( two alcoves to each single bed). There is an adjoining shower and an independent toilet.

From this bedroom, a french window opens on a terraced lawn overlooking the valley of the Briance, You can relax on the deckchairs there.

The guest-house is fully equipped with a TV set, a washing-machine, a drying machine, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, baby equipment on request, free wifi,a cordless phone, towels, bedsheets, central heating, bikes for hire, a trampoline, garden furniture and plenty of deckchairs...

The 7 hectare estate is a good base for hikes or rides across the country. You can have a stroll through the woods down to the Briance river in about 10 minutes.

The Manor House