For the first time we have elected to let the train take the strain, and go to the UK from Limoges Benedictins - Paris - Ashford and then take a hire car. There is no chance of getting to Limoges to take the train, other than with the help of friends.
The No.9 bus service Felletin - Limoges is otherwise is of no use for correspondence either, as we would still have to get to Bourganeuf to meet it.
10H05 to Paris, with 2 hours break to take the route 5 Metro to Gare du Nord, for the Eurostar, getting into Ashford around 16H25. A hire car at that side is quite reasonable for a week too, which was suprising.
We were so knackered after a drive there and back last time, we felt in need of a break. It works out a little cheaper too, and a lot cheaper than flying to Southampton and back, and there are no restrictions on baggage.
So public transport - None existant except for a daily minibus from Royere to Gueret Out in the morning, back at night, or a taxi.
As for the SNCF Website, I did not have a problem. Other than the seemingly hugely diverse prices for differing train times, it was easy to follow and the selection of alternate times was quite simple. What I cannot understand it if a ticket costs 115€ in one direction, why does it cost 185€ coming back?
On the same subject, why is it nearly twice the price using the autoroute Clermont Ferrand to Aubusson, than it is going TO the A75 in the other direction? Even the auto route companies can't tell me.
Sorry - off topic!