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  • Quiet, rural area with some traffic

"Holiday Gite, France, Corrèze, Limousin, Troche, l'Ancienne Ecole, accommodating 8 guests”

Ancienne Ecole in the Corrèze
The house is a former school, located at the highest point in the village of Troche, which lies in the hilly landscape of the Corrèze department, close to the Dordogne.

Large 1000m2 private garden
The house has a large private garden (1000 m2) full of old trees, shrubs, box hedges and a lawn to enjoy the glorious sunshine. The old barn has been converted in to a covered area and has plenty of shade during the day and is the ideal place to enjoy the peace and quiet during the evening. Garden furniture (sitting and reclining) is provided for 8 people. During summer there is a swimming pool (4,50 x 1,10) for a refreshing swim.

Providing all comforts
The huge 80 m2 living room is divided into a sitting, dining and kitchen area. With high ceilings the room is light and airy. It also has in-floor heating, a wood-burning stove and ambient lighting. With a 48 '' curved HD flat screen satellite TV with all UK channels, audio system, Apple TV to stream your audio or movies and Wi-Fi internet, being bored inside is nearly impossible. There is also a large wooden dining table to enjoy meals with family and friends.

Luxury Entertainment Space
The attic is converted into a spacious and luxurious 'Entertainment Room'. To offer even more comfort to our guests we have created an ideal place to watch films (by Apple tv of Netflix), listen to music or play a game of table tennis, or perhaps to just get away from it all. Or maybe you can send the kids upstairs to this amazing space, and finally enjoy 'grown up' time in downstairs!

The latest technology
The entertainment room (100 m2) is completely darkened in an instant. On a big screen a powerful overhead HD Projector displays films by Apple TV or Netflix, HD satellite TV (incl. Film1- & family subscription). The powerful surround system will make you believe that you're in a real cinema. There is a hard disk present with more than 100 movies in popular genres. For the more sporty there is table tennis, and two heavy air conditioning units will keep the temperature just right. The downstairs living room and the entertainment room both have AirPort Express to stream to your laptop (e.g. iTunes). Satellite TV with several channels, including Film1- and family plan.

Sleeping in old school style
The first floor has it's characteristic atmosphere of the past preserved and is possibly even accentuated. The four bedrooms are each equipped with comfortable box spring mattresses. The rooms have high windows with views over the garden to the south and the picturesque village, Troche. On arrival the beds are already made up., so your vacation can begin immediately!

The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom area with toilet, washbasin and a large bath. All bedrooms have large closets with suitable hanging space for clothes. Two of the bedrooms have a washbasin. The family bathroom at the first floor's hallway has a large double shower, washbasin and toilet. Also this bathroom has a heated towel rail. There are 5 toilets in total: at the ground floor entry, in the hall, at the end of the first floor corridor and one in each of the two bathrooms.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Historic building
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • Tennis court at the house
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Course room
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath
  • Airconditioning
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool

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Ancienne Ecole is situated on the highest hill within the hilly surroundings in the village of Troche. The villa with its majestic garden lies close to the watertower and is just steps away from the village bakery and a cozy restaurant.

A bell-tower on the roof and a statue of Mary in the façade give the villa an authentic and magical appearance. The house is anything but standard and surely has all the comfort you need to relax for a little while.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village


Ancienne Ecole has received 6 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:

10 stars
  • 10 stars

    Een heel fijn en ruim huis. Alles is aanwezig voor een perfecte en relaxe vakantie. De tuin, de ruimte en de bioscoop zolder zijn fantastisch. Het contact met de eigenaar is snel en goed. Ideaal voor een vakantie met een groot gezin .

  • 10 stars

    Een echte aanrader.

    Het huis zelf ziet er exact uit zoals op de foto's. Lekker ruime leefruimte, keuken met meer dan genoeg potten/pannen/servies en andere toebehoren en een zalig overdekt terras. Zodat je zelfs bij minder weer nog tot de late uurtjes buiten kan vertoeven.

    De kamers zijn ook niets op aan te merken, en lekker ruim. Wij hebben er 2 gebruikt als kinderkamer met ledikantje, en dat ging perfect! Er is geen airco op het gelijkvloers en de 1ste verdieping, maar hier hebben we geen last van gehad. Dankzij de dikke muren en de luikjes voor de ramen kan je het toch relatief koel houden in de kamers.

    Dan blijft er nog de tuin. Prachtig onderhouden en een zaligheid om in te vertoeven. Genoeg natuurlijke schaduwplekjes, maar ook voldoende ruimte voor de zonnekloppers. Het opbouwzwembad kan zelfs verwarmd worden, wat wel een extra troef is als het iets minder warm zou zijn buiten. met 3 kinderen tussen 1 en 3 jaar oud hebben wij ons alvast goed geamuseerd in deze prachtige groene oase.

    Ook de host is zeer bereikbaar, bij 'problemen'/vragen hadden wij meteen een antwoord. Zelfs 'things to do' en leuke tips werden een paar dagen voor aankomst doorgestuurd. Dus ook daar geen klagen ;) .

    Wij hadden er alvast een super vakantie, en komen zeker nog eens terug!

  • 10 stars

    Zeer mooie oude school met alles er op en aan voor een top vakantie 👍👍👍

Restaurants, food & wine

Within a 3 minute walking distance from the house, towards the little Village of Troche, a typical French bakery awaits your order.

In Pompadour (5 miles) there are numerous shops and facilities. Besides a supermarket and petrol station there is a pleasant town square with cafes, a castle and an excellent “traiteur”, who can supply ready made food and meals including several of the areas specialties (such as rillettes, truffles, sausages, foie gras etc). With a car everything is within reach.


Among others there are:

Uzerche (10miles) offers canoeing, mini-golf, tennis, swimming pool, cinema and tourist attractions such as mountain biking and archery. There is an 11th century church of St Vigeois (6 miles), a lake with swimming pool (Lac de Pontcharal), fishing, a bicycle route (Treignac) of 20 miles and a large dam lake where you can rent sail boats at Seilhac. At 18 miles there is the Lac de Bournazel where you can enjoy various types of water sport and a beach. Tulle (18 miles) has a cathedral, sports museums and there are various artists villages near it. Limoges (45 miles) is well-known for its porcelain. A town which attracts many tourists is Brive (25 miles) with its colourful architecture and sports. Pompadour (5 miles) is known for its castle, the horse racing and stables. The 15th century village of Rocamadour built on the rocks of Collonges-la-Rouge is also known as the red village, due to the colour of the red sandstone. By car everything is easily accessible!

  • Organised activities
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Further remarks

The house is an old Catholic girls school with an old chapel in it. For tens of years girls from the area had classes here, run by 3 nuns who lived on the first floor themselves. This all ended late 80's when the last nun left the house and the whole property was put on 'the market'.


Additional price info and offers

Price includes


Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 250.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 250.00
  • Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 15.00

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