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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

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

  • Towels

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 100.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 125.00
  • Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 12.50

Availability of 'Ancienne Ecole'

Aernoud Florijn has last updated the calendar on 18 Feb 2019

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Visitors of Ancienne Ecole evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in August 2014

We hebben volop kunnen genieten van onze vakantie; een prachtige bestemming, huis voorzien van alle gemakken, heerlijke tuin en een living lounge om jaloers op te worden!

Visited in August 2013

Wij hebben een zeer relaxte vakantie gehad. We hebben eigenlijk nauwelijks iets gedaan dit keer. Veel in en om huis gehangen, maar dit geen moment als storend ervaren. In dit huis is het alsof je meer zuurstof kunt opnemen. Net of je beter kunt ademen. Of dit komt door de hoge plafonds en de grote ruimtes weten we niet. Het was in elk geval super

Visited in August 2013

Wij hadden met onze kinderen van 17, 19 en 21 jaar een heerlijke vakantie in de Ancienne Ecole. Het is een ideaal, comfortabel vakantiehuis, zeker ook voor een gezin met oudere kinderen, als je houdt van rust en het Franse platteland. De living lounge was een groot succes

Visited in July 2013

We hebben erg genoten van de mooie plek en het mooie huis. De buitenkeuken was super omdat het erg mooi weer was. We hebben daar dan ook veel gezeten. Het is een mooi huis, goed opgeknapt met luxe maar ook de geschiedenis van het huis is nog goed voelbaar.

Visited in July 2013

Mooie omgeving, prachtig huis, van alle gemakken voorzien, een echte aanrader voor jong en iets minder jong! Jammer dat we nog maar één week konden boeken."


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