What can you tell me about La Naute, near Champagnat?
We have been property hunting in Creuse for many months now and are planning to move over from Charente and rent until we find our next project. I did another post about our frustrating search a few months ago and yes, our search is still frustrating!!
We have been focussing on the Millevaches area in south Creuse, but have now widened the search to other areas. We recently viewed a renovation project with 1.1 hectares near Champagnat north of Aubusson. The house is tucked away down a chemin with no close neighbours (150 metres nearest). It has loads of potential and a few issues as well. There are two very ugly agricultural buildings on the land which need removing/converting/dealing with, so that is a major negative for us. However the house and land have a lot to offer!
Anyway, the reason for this post is that I would like to know more about La Naute campsite/venue. It is only about 2.5 kilometres from the house and I have seen on their website that they hold many music concerts during spring and summer as well as other events with one attracting over 2000 visitors. In the other direction from the house there is another leisure lake about 1 kilometre away and they also have occasional music and other events.
We are hoping to buy a property in a very quiet and tranquil area, however I am concerned about the proximity of these places. Are the concerts outdoor? I can imagine that the sound can travel quite a distance. Also what is the traffic impact on the local area? We are looking to be in as quiet and tranquil part of Creuse as possible, as we are looking for rural seclusion. We plan to have two-three yurts for visitors on the land so we want it to be quiet in the main summer season.
I may be worrying unduly, but in my experience of rural France (Charente) so far, peace and quiet is not always guaranteed or indeed the norm!! I say this from the point of view of having lived in extremely remote and quiet places in Wales and Scotland!!
Any thoughts people?