184 Properties for sale in Creuse, Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine and Limousin), France
Located in the heart of France, Creuse, currently in the Limousin region is perfect for those searching for rural life in an area of peace, tranquillity and unspoilt nature, in fact cows outnumber people in this area. Part of the Massif Central, Creuse offers rolling green hills home to the famous Limousin cattle and punctuated by several small towns.
CAPITAL: GUÉRET - Guéret is the largest town in Creuse, although is a small place in comparison to other capitals. Within in the town there are attractive buildings to discover, including the 13th-century church of St. Pierre and St. Paul, the Hôtel de la Sénatorerie museum of natural history and works of art. Venture into the Chabrières forest just south of the town and visit the Monts de Guéret wildlife park, where large enclosures allow you to see wolves in conditions that are very similar to their natural habitat.
Average property prices
Creuse department: €65 000
Source: Notaires de France
Access from UK
By air: Brive Vallée de la Dordogne or Limoges
By train: Eurostar to Paris and TGV to La Souterraine
By road: Guéret is 672km from Calais
Average annual temperature: (Limoges): 7.7°C/15.2°C
Average annual rainfall: 1,023.5mm
Average annual sunshine hours: 1,899.8
The town of Aubusson is famous for its tapestries and has an interesting museum dedicated to the craft, while the town of Bourganeuf was once the headquarters of the Knights Templar. Creuse naturally attracts those who enjoy the great outdoors and there are plenty of walking routes through the countryside. The Lac de Vassivière, situated on the Millevaches Plateau, is one of France's largest lakes and has marked zones for watersports.