Welcome to Maison N°9

map small n09'A few meandering steps from the Market Square will lead you to Maison No9, tucked away in the old part of town. A French Manor House of classical proportions built in the 1790’s by the Marquis de Valady, the house remained as his family home for over 200 years. Still retaining the charm and ambience of a family home, John and Soos now open wide their door to welcome the discerning traveller to stay a while, - enjoy!

An oasis of elegance and calm in an excellent location - ideally placed for exploring the Limousin countryside, but also a mere 35 minutes to Limoges and its airport. Just off the A20 and N145, about halfway up, down or across France.

Relax on the terrace that fills with sunshine and leads out onto the lush, secluded garden and courtyard, which offers secure, private parking for our guests.

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Over the years we have welcomed guests from all walks of life and from all over the world, from Pilgrims to Politicians, Circus Entertainers to Olympic sportsmen, and we hope to see you too!'



Maison No9 has a range of rooms to suit just about everyone, from single, twin and double rooms to family size suites, most of the rooms have an en-suite shower or bath. All feature antique and vintage furnishings, with the added benefit of media and espresso coffee machine, plus Wi-Fi. There is a picture gallery and a library area for your enjoyment.

During your stay at Maison No9 you will be greeted each morning with a freshly prepared classic French breakfast. Extra beds can be added to take care of larger family groups. Please contact us with your requirements for a quote.

Family Suite
Picardie suite
Photographic Breaks

Family Suite

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A double and a twin bedroom, and a family sized bathroom with a double ended claw footed bathtub Situated on the 2nd floor and over looking the garden.

An extra bed can be added for child up to 6 years old.The Family Suite has media, an Espresso Coffee machine and Wi-Fi” .

Rates and Reservation
For more information or availability please contact us .

  rest of the year july / august
Price per night 4 people 185 € 215 €
Price per night 3 people 155 € 185 €
Price per night 2 people 135 € 165 €
Breakfast included included

Picardie suite

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A spacious double room with a connecting double room and an en-suite bathroom with claw-foot bathtub. Situated on the first floor and furnished in classic French Empire style. The suite also has media, an Espresso Coffee machine and Wi-Fi.

Rates and Reservation
For more information or availability please contact us .

  rest of the year july / august
Price per night 2 people 120 € 140 €
Price per night 3 person 150 € 170 €
Price per night 4 person 180 € 200 €
Breakfast included included


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A light and airy room on the second floor. This is our Art Deco furnished room, and has media, an Espresso coffee maker and Wi-Fi. An Extra Bed can be added if needed.

Rates and Reservation
For more information or availability please contact us .

  rest of the year july / august
Price per night 2 people 100 € 110 €
Price per night 1 person 80 € 85 €
Breakfast included included


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A twin bedded room which shares the shower room next door. A stylishly simple room on the 2nd floor, with space for an extra bed. An Espresso coffee machine and Wi-Fi are included.”

Rates and Reservation
For more information or availability please contact us .

  rest of the year july / august
Price per night 2 people 80 € 85 €
Price per night 1 person 65 € 75 €
Breakfast included included


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A single room on the 2nd floor, which shares the shower room. Space for an extra bed. An Espresso coffee machine and Wi-Fi are included.

Rates and Reservation
For more information or availability please contact us .

  rest of the year july / august
Price per night 1 person 50 € 60 €
Breakfast included included

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Maison No9 is the home of John Knight, an experienced fashion and fine-art photographer whose work has been exhibited in galleries in France and the U.K. John has created a large studio at Maison No9 and offers Photographic holidays of 3, 5 or 7 days with full accommodation at Maison No9. The guest will have the opportunity to spend 6 hours a day photographing models in the studio or on location in some of the wonderful scenic locations in the Creuse area. Full tuition or guidance is provided and the accommodation includes all meals and collection from rail stations or airport.

Please ask us for more information, or visit www.studionumber9.com



Dinner is always an occasion, on the terrace, enjoying the sunset, or around the big table in the Salle a Manger.  It is always great fun to dine with people you have not yet had the pleasure to meet!

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 If you would prefer a private little table, that is never a problem - just ask!!

We serve a 3 course dinner at about 19h30 almost every night.  A mixture of lighter French cuisine and other Mediterranean cuisines, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and following the seasons.  We create a menu dependent on what is good at the market on the day, and will take into account your dietary needs and preferences - let us know.  We have an ever changing eclectic choice of wines available.

What People Say


The Limousin is an area of France to discover.  With the lowest population density, it has lots of fabulous open countryside to explore - an ideal antidote to the stress of urban life. There are numerous beaches on the river Creuse and on the lakes in the region, some busy with bars and restaurants, activities and events, and others more hidden and tranquil! 

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Hundreds of kilometres of cycling and walking trails including a Pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela, and some more unusual things to see and do, such as Velorail, Oradour-sur-Glane, The wolf sanctuary, and the Labyrinth at Gueret, add to the more expected Churches and Chateaux, villages and towns to wander round at a relaxed pace.

The web sites listed below will give you information about some of the activities available in the region.

  • Aquarium du Limousin
    In the eerie setting of Limoges' former subterranean water reservoirs, come and discover the fabulous diversity of the world of Neptune. Visit website
  • D'Arbre en Arbre
    Aerial adventure park in the trees for all the family. Visit website
  • Futuroscope
    The future is now, so come and share in the amazement. Visit website
  • Les Loups de Chabrieres
    Become a fortunate observer of the most fascinating predator.Visit website
  • Trains Touristiques à Vapeur
    With a variety of routes from Limoges to Eyemoutiers and Ussel this is a great day out travelling back in time to the days of real steam trains! Visit Website
  • Vélo-club La Souterraine
    The La Souterraine cycling club website, with details of local routes for road cycling and mountain biking. Visit website
  • Vélos-Rail de France
    Velorail at Busiere Galant Visit website
    and at Bosmoreau les Mines Visit website
  • Le Parc du Reynou (Zoo)
    Visit website
  • La Vallée des Singes
    Valley of the Monkeys. Visit website
  • Oradour sur Glane
    A martyred village. Visit website
  • Artists centre Crozant Gargillesse
    Visit website
  • La Saint Pardoux
    Swimming lake with water sports, trails and ‘tree acrobatics’ Visit website
  • Le Lac de Vassiviere
    Swimming lake with artist centre, trails and restaurants Visit website
  • Eguzon val de Creuse
    Swimming lake with water sports, trails and restaurants Visit website