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Gite near Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute Vienne - rural location

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

One bedroom self-contained holiday home in a quiet hamlet with rural views

Beautifully designed exclusively for couples, the gite (Galanthus) is an open plan gite created within a 100-year-old barn.

The gite is ideally placed in a quiet hamlet amid the Haute Vienne countryside but with easy access to tourist attractions in the Limousin (Nouvelle Aquitaine).

This holiday home is located on the ground floor with a fresh clean colour scheme and open plan sitting, dining & kitchen area plus a bedroom and shower room. The total floorspace, including decking, is around 52sq.m.

The gite kitchen area is well equipped with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and, of course, a teapot! The living area has a TV (with all English free to air channels), a DVD player and Radio/CD player with Bluetooth to play the music from your laptop or other device. There is also a selection of books, DVD’s, CD’s, puzzles and games. And, of course, there is WiFi.

A fire extinguisher, fire blanket and a smoke alarm are fitted.

The bedroom has a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps. Here you’ll also find access to the decking through a French door, where you will find table and chairs, umbrella, charcoal barbeque and sun loungers. This is a perfect place to watch the sun go down.

The shower room is set with double countertop basins and a shower cabin with body sprays.

All bed linen and towels are provided, including beach towels and, for a 2 week booking, a fresh set of bedding and towels will be provided for the 2nd week.

Please note: The Gite is in half of the converted Barn and we live discretely in the other half. However, the advantage is that we are able to provide recommendations for you or deal quickly with any issues.

There is no pool at present but the gite is only 10 minute drive from a lake (Lac de Sagnat) with beach and swimming. Slightly further afield is large lake (Lac de Saint Pardoux) which, not only offers a beach and swimming but a swimming pool, watersports, walks and cycle tracks.

More Details

Owner
Caroline Howden
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Caroline Howden

Wehave been together for over 20 years and have each had several careers including interior design and car delivery.

Although office based, Caroline is also a qualified pilates instructor, registered with REPS, and runs classes & one-to-one sessions.

Andrew delivers cars around the UK successfully combining his love of driving and interest in public transport.

Caroline Howden purchased this barn in 2006

Why Caroline Howden chose Bessines-sur-Gartempe

We like the rural French countryside. The fields, forests and gentle rolling hills. We were also looking for a bit of a project so we were thrilled when we found the partly converted barn. Especially as it's located in a hamlet of around ten properties close to Bessines-sur-Gartempe (a village etape), quiet and relaxing yet close to the motorway system for easy access.

It's also only a short drive from lac de Sagnat and lac de St Pardoux where there are beaches and, during the summer, swimming and other watersports.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying in this accommodation in the French countryside, far away from any hustle and bustle was the perfect antithesis of my UK city lifestyle.

The gite is located in a great rural area – perfect for long walks without any interruptions from traffic. The lounge, kitchen area, bedroom & bathroom were all very spacious, clean & comfortable in every way. All the modern conveniences (including wifi, washing machine, dish-washer, invigorating shower) were present to ensure that all I had to do was relax. I thoroughly enjoyed the trips to the local beauty spots, bars and restaurants (all within 3 miles), as well as eating, drinking, chatting, and star-gazing in the back garden late into the summer evening. I can highly recommend staying here.
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bessines-sur-Gartempe in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a shower cabin with body sprays. The water pressure is quite strong - so be careful!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has access to the decking & garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

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Just right for two

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Although a small gite there seemed to be plenty of room for cooking, eating and sleeping. Of course it helped with lovely warm sunny weather so we could sit on the decking with a glass of wine. Very good location for us as near to our family. Good TV via freeway and good wi-fi. What more could anyone want. Will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Limoges
Car: necessary

The gite is about 45mins from Oradour-sur-Glane

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
31 May 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £110

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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