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A beautifully restored building that has now become a very peaceful hideaway. Set across the courtyard from the main building it has a lovely open plan well equipped kitchen and living space, with English and French TV, DVD and a sofa which will convert into a double bed. Down a few steps there is a mezzanine bathroom with shower, toilet and wash hand basin. An open tread staircase leads to the bedroom, with 2 single beds, which can push together to make a large double, has french doors leading onto the courtyard. The lounge area has a sofa be suitable for two people. The well equipped kitchen has washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob and fan oven the usual small appliances. The living area leads onto the stunning, secluded sun terrace with dining area and hot tub and stunning views!
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Le Limans offers three new Gites. Ideal for couples, families or group. Two have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a downstairs toilet. They have been converted from the barn attached to the farmhouse. The third is a 1 bedroom Gite set across the courtyard with hot tub. Whilst offering modern facilities, open plan living, dining and kitchen space, we have retained some of the quirky charm of old french properties. Each Gite has french doors leading to it's own patio furnished with facilities for outside dining. All of the Gites have English and French TV, DVD and WiFi and well equipped kitchens with washing machine, dishwasher, fan oven, electric hob and fridge freezer. The modern insulation coupled with traditional building techniques keeps these Gite cool in summer and warm in winter. The walnut grove offers plenty of shade and space for games or relaxing in, whilst the sun terrace around the 6m x13m solar heated salt pool is a perfect place for unwinding and watching the eagles soar on the therms.
This is our new retirement adventure! We fell in love with the walnut farm and live in the farmhouse. So different from teaching!
The new Gites with magnificent swimming pool, spa hot tub, tranquil grounds and blissful views are our way of sharing a small slice of this haven. Le Limans is a tiny hamlet but the folk around us have made us so welcome and part of the community.
Tom and Rachel purchased this cottage in 2013
Le Limans is a perfect place for unwinding and recharging your batteries. Set on a hill we get those wonderful warm french days and stunning views. These new Gites are great for families, groups or couples. It is a great base for sight seeing in the Dordogne with Perigueux, Brantome and Bergerac about an hour away. Not to mention some lovely french villages linger over lunch.
Walking and cycling are wonderful ways to appreciate some of the stunning scenery in the Perigord Vert and we can arrange cycle hire, with all the relevant safety equipment if you wish.
Set in the Dronne valley there are plenty of opportunities for water based activities, such as canoeing and of course lazing on the river beaches, by the lake at La Jemaye or horse riding through the rolling hills. Aubeterre, with it's stunning underground Cathedral, buzzing square and winding alleyways and river beach is about 15 minutes away.
At the end of June and beginning of July the Cognac music festival is said to be one of the best blues festivals and not to be missed. Not to mention an opportunity to both see and sample the local tipple!
In August, the nearby village of Epeluche holds La Fete Nautique. Amazing creations float down the river! Watch the extravaganza, enjoy the food stalls and stay on for the music and fire works.
For car buffs The Circuit International des Remparts D'Angouleme is held in September.
So much or so little to do. Relax and unwind in this tranquil spot, venture off for a range of activities or do a combination. The 6m x13m solar heated salt water pool is a fabulous place to relax in after a hard day on holiday! For those of you choosing to stay in L'Ermitage there is the added benefit of a spa hot tub on the patio.
Soak up the last rays of the sun on your own patio, watching the birds soaring, or star gaze as the night turns on it's show!
Whatever you choose we are sure you'll enjoy being here as much as we do.
Overall a lovely clean and good sized Gite in lovely surroundings
Tom and Rachel didn't intrude but were always there for help or information.
A pleasant couple who made us feel very welcome
Pool was great with a fabulous view over the French country side with regular sightings of Deer in the evenings.
What a fantastic stay. We will be back
Mmmm, what can I say..
Well, the Tom and Rachel are probably one of the most nicest people you will ever have the privalage to meet, nothing is a problem and they enjoy nothing more than informing you were to eat and see.
If you love wine, vegging in the sun and pool, good food, photography, seeing nice places and history ect then your onto a winner here, the setting is sublime.
The gites are amazingly clean just as the pool. The gites are spacious and support all the mod cons while retaining their French characteristics. Rachael and Tom are very cleanly and its absaltuly paramount to them that your rental is to an hygienic standard that they would expect to have if they was staying there.
From enquiry to booking to payment to travel instructions, Tom and Rachel have put much thought into everything and we found everything easy.
On arrival Tom and Rachel welcomed us with open arms, they handed over an immaculate property, they even went out of their way to put some milk, bread, wine, cheese, tea and coffee in the kitchen for us to get us going until we could get to the shops. Throughout our stay they were non intrusive and had a great amount of respect for our privacy.
If you like cooking then you will hit it off with Rachael and Tom, they grow most of their own fruit, veg and herbs, they live nothing more to share it with you, they are always giving food parcels of what's ready from the garden to eat. We had this couple Over to eat one evening and we had nothing but good wine, good food and fantastic conversation.
Children will love this place just as much as adults, Tom and Rachael cater for children's needs very well.
If you don't want to drive a lengthy journey through England and France then have no fear, Tom will greet you at Bergerac airport, once your settled in then you have the loan of the pool car to get about in throughout the juration of your stay.
The place is heaven, from start to finish the whole holiday was perfect.
The drive home was quite emotional, Tom and Rachel came to see us off at half past stupid o'clock, they insisted we contact then on arrival home to let know we were safe... We was bubbling as we drove away.. 😢😢
This property is an extension of their home so I would advise that if you go then please extend some respect. They are fantastic folks and love to give so please leave the place as you found it.
Go and see for yourself, You won't be disappointed ..
Will and Gail
What a wonderful place - Rachel & Tom are an amazing couple, who go out of their way to ensure that your holiday is as perfect as possible. When first walking into the gite you get the impression that you are the first person to stay there - the properties are immaculately clean and of an extremely high standard throughout and come equipped with everything that you may possibly need; we even had our own hot tub on the patio, along with a gas barbecue, dining table and sun loungers. A point to note, the tap water is fine to drink, but more than that, I don't think I have ever tasted water as good and that tasted as clean and pure....something to do with Tom having a filter system I think.
This extends to the quality of the water in the pool....now the pool is just something else - it is a salt water pool, so no sore eyes or skin and a cleaner, more well kept pool you will be hard pushed to find. Surrounding the pool area Rachel has created a relaxing garden, where she also grows her own produce (which tastes wonderful by the way); extending beyond are simply the most beautiful views of the French countryside.
It is a perfect place to relax and unwind, but if you do want to get out and about Tom and Rachel are happy to share their knowledge of the local area and will recommend eateries, places to visit and things to see or experience; nothing is too much trouble.
This was my first visit to this area of France and I fell in love with it.....I would like to hope that one day I will get the chance to return...
Thank you Rachel and Tom for helping to make it so special.
On arrival, the property was very clean and the owners welcoming. Tom and Rachel were only too happy to help with our questions and suggest ideas for our holiday. They were very relaxed and our children were made to feel especially welcome too. The gite was perfect for our requirements and we would recommend it highly to others. We particularly enjoyed the lake at Jemaye with the opportunity to kayak.
We wanted a relaxing vacation for our daughter. That's why we chose a place with pool and Jacuzzi.
The Hermitage was perfect for us.
Well furnished, well maintained, clean...
Tom &Rachel had some gifts for us ready at the gite. :) Thanks again for those.
They were so adorable with us , giving advices for every day's program, even sharing fruits from their garden for our kid !
The place is awsome, we spent time either in jaccuzzi or pool.
Doing BBQ on the private terrasse was cool !
There were loads of other activities available there as table tennis ,swing, badmington etc... beautiful sunflower fields to have perfect evening walks.
And we were only 1 to 2 hrs far from beautifull places as Sarlat, roque gageac, or even bordeaux...
So perfect place, to combine both visiting and relaxing :)
Perfect hosts.. Awsome gite
Will definitly recommend this to our friends and even try to come again ? :)
(our daughter is still thanking us daily for the pool and jaccuzzi)
From the moment we arrived here we felt safe and at home. There are 3 gites in this property and all off them are beautifully presented, pristine and comfortable. Tom & Rachel are just fantastic hosts. Without their advice, recommendations and general sharing of their home and love of France the holiday would not have been as superb as it was. Our 3 children had a fantastic time. Quote from my 7 year old now "It was amazing incredibly awesome and really cool!!!". The salt water pool was a delight for all the family and as it is solar heated it is perfect for swimming & relaxing. The garden is very safe and endless fun for children chasing lizards, playing any of the sports provided (badminton, table tennis, swing tennis, football) or enjoying the swing on the tree. From a functional perspective the gite had all the facilities needed to settle in and make it feel like a home away from home. On the patio In L'hermitage we thoroughly enjoyed our evening bbq's as well as a dip in the Jacuzzi whenever we pleased.
As for the local area we never had to venture far to enjoy some pretty French villages, superb dining and local lake beaches - Thank you Tom & Rachel for your great recommendations. This has been the best family holiday we have ever had - Something for everyone in the family to enjoy!!
We cannot wait to come back!!