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Rural Gites In The Beautiful 3 Lakes Area Of The Creuse Valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Gites de Montinazeau, Peaceful location Within 15 Minutes of lakeside beaches

The Gites offer comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation and are perfect for a quiet holiday in the beautiful 3 Lakes area of the Creuse Valley. Each of the Gites in this converted barn are comfortably furnished for four; one double bedroom and one twin with bunk beds; a good sized kitchen/diner and living area with a private deck which includes outside table and chairs overlooking the large shared garden. Set in a very tranquil and rural area, just the Gites, the English owners who are on hand if required for information and assistance and one retired French neighbour, we are surrounded by fabulous countryside where it appears as though time has stood still, dotted with lovely French villages and towns with lots of local markets and places to explore and enjoy. The quiet roads in this area, one of the least populated of France, make any outing a pleasure. An excellent spot for walking, cycling, fishing, wildlife watching, photography, painting..... or just sitting! As this is such a rural location we also benefit from no light pollution, providing fabulous night skies. Walk routes, maps and guided walks can be available, please ask for information at the time of booking. We also offer personalised walking holidays and short breaks that can be tailored to your specific requirements and can include lunch stops at a variety of local restaurants providing a unique experience of this beautiful area. Bed linen is included in the price but we are unable to offer Towels. High Chair, Travel Cot and a selection of games available on request. The Gites do not have heating, however a portable heater can be made available (there will be a charge for this service).

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andrew and Debbie Bowden
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Andrew and Debbie Bowden

Having spent over 30 years holidaying throughout France, we finally moved here permanently in April 2012. We love the peace and tranquility, the beautiful countryside, the quiet roads and the friendly locals.

Andrew and Debbie Bowden purchased this cottage in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my first visit to France in 29 years and I was not disappointed! Travelling to and arriving at the Gites I was amazed at the beauty rural France has to offer. The first thing that struck me was the total peace and quiet, beautiful green landscape and the sound of the birds as we arrived! The Gite we stayed in was beautifully presented and homely with absolutely everything you need already there to hand, which is refreshing as so many times we have stayed in self catering homes to find essential things missing! At the back of the Gite is a private decking area which leads onto the shared garden which is huge and tranquil and full of birds. We were even treated to seeing a Merlin land on our decking for a feed! The bedrooms are lovely and cosy and after all the fresh country air I slept like a log! The owners Andrew and Debbie are the perfect hosts, really friendly and welcoming and gave us some brilliant advice on the local amenities and walks to go on. I couldn't recommend this property highly enough, it was perfect for our holiday with the extended family with the 3 Gites next to each other. Thank you Andrew and Debbie - we will definitely be returning!
May 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my first visit to France in 29 years and I was not disappointed! Travelling to and arriving at the Gites I was amazed at the beauty rural France has to offer. The first thing that struck me was the total peace and quiet, beautiful green landscape and the sound of the birds as we arrived! The Gite we stayed in was beautifully presented and homely with absolutely everything you need already there to hand, which is refreshing as so many times we have stayed in self catering homes to find essential things missing! At the back of the Gite is a private decking area which leads onto the shared garden which is huge and tranquil and full of birds. We were even treated to seeing a Merlin land on our decking for a feed! The bedrooms are lovely and cosy and after all the fresh country air I slept like a log! The owners Andrew and Debbie are the perfect hosts, really friendly and welcoming and gave us some brilliant advice on the local amenities and walks to go on. I couldn't recommend this property highly enough, it was perfect for our holiday with the extended family with the 3 Gites next to each other. Thank you Andrew and Debbie - we will definitely be returning!
May 2015
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2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect, peaceful, away from it all gite!

  • 5 of 5

This gite is perfect for an away from it all holiday to recharge your batteries. The location is beautiful - total peace and quiet all you can hear are the birds. The Gite was spotlessly clean and one of the best equipped we have stayed in. The kitchen had everything we needed which often isn't the case in holiday rentals.

The grounds are beautiful and full of birds - we saw loads including a hoopoe and a green woodpecker while there. The private decking area is lovely to sit having a glass of wine. The bedrooms were lovely and cosy.

Andrew and Debbie are the perfect hosts, really friendly and welcoming and the eggs from their chickens are superb - so good we even brought some home.

We would have no hesitation recommending this property, it was perfect for our holiday and we will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back at any time.
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Gîte isolé dans un lieu-dit très calme

  • 4 of 5

Les propriétaires de ce gîte isolé dans un lieu-dit très calme sont discrets et agréables. De nombreuses visites à faire aux alentours sans parcourir trop de kms. Le gîte bien aménagé est propre, on apprécie la terrasse ombragée qui donne sur le grand terrain à l'arrière.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles - nous vous accueillir pour revenir en toute occasion.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cheniers at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 430 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Les Dryades at 28 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Souterraine at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cheniers at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Bourg d'Hem at 13 Kilometres Car: necessary

13 kilometers to the nearest lakeside beach (one of several within 40 minutes drive) which also provides cafe/restaurant and designated swimming areas during the summer months.

Travel:

Access to Le Montinazeau is easy and we can be reached within a day using a network of good roads leading from the ports of Calais (approx. 6 hours), Caen (under 5 hours), Cherbourg (approx. 6 hours) or Saint Malo (approx. 5½ hours). We are situated roughly 25 minutes off the main A20 Motorway.

The Airport of Limoges is only one hour away if you want to fly-drive (a car really is essential to fully appreciate the area).

Distances:

The nearest village is under 5 kilometres away and provides a grocery shop; Post Office and Bar/Restaurant. Larger towns are within 10 kilometres providing all services including Banks; Supermarkets; Restaurants; weekly Markets etc.

Further Details:

The Creuse covers about 5,565 km² with a population of less than 125,000 making it one of the least populated departments in the whole of France and definitely one of the most enjoyable to explore, with glorious rolling countryside; quiet roads; many beautiful lakes, rivers and historic towns, villages and sites to see.

Le Montinazeau can be found in the North of La Creuse in an area known as Les Trois Lacs (The Three Lakes) the nearest of which is just 15 minutes away and boasts a man-made beach with safe swimming, boating, a small bar and cafe/restaurant, free parking and walks.

There are many areas of interest all within 30 minutes of the Gites including (but certainly not limited to) the castle at Crozant, overlooking the valley where the Sedelle and the Creuse Rivers meet; Fresseline, where Monet and other artists came to paint; The Pilgrims Way (Le Chemin de St. Jaques de Compostelle), where it follows the beautiful Sedelle River; La Souterraine with it's medieval gateways and bustling market.

Only slightly further afield is Gueret where you can find the Wolf sanctuary; the Giant Labyrinth; the famous Monts de Gueret (with miles of beautiful walks and cycling routes); Limoges (famous for its porcelain and the birthplace of Renoir); Aubusson (designated Unesco site with its tapestries); Argenton-sur-Creuse (beautiful medieval town on the river with famous historic Roman site 'Argentomagus'); Le Haute Touche (animal reserve with over 1,000 animals from all five continents in a natural environment covering over 1,000 acres).

After a busy(!) day exploring, walking, swimming, sitting... you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden at Le Montinazeau and watch out for the local wildlife to be seen which in the last year has included; Deer; Red Squirrel; Stone Marten; Black Kites; Buzzards; Hobby's; Woodpeckers (Green, Greater Spotted and even Black!).

If you would like any further information please just let us know and we'll be happy to help

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
From
£56
£270
 
 
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£286
 
 
High Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 7 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£286
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22
Stay tax £0.19 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

A €100 damage/security deposit will be required on arrival. This will be returned to you when the gite has been checked prior to departure.

The current tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour) is set at 22 cents per night for each person over the age of 16.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm and leave by 10am on the morning of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Shower and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • One bedroom with double bed and one bedroom with bunk beds.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • One of three Gites in a converted barn next to the owners house. Each Gite is comfortably furnished for four people and has its own private deck area leading on to the large shared garden. The Gites can be rented separately or together, (therefore accommodating up to 12 people, allowing groups of friends or family the opportunity to holiday together whilst maintaining a good degree of privacy). Outside, each Gite has its own private deck with outside table and chairs. This leads on to the large shared garden (over an acre of lawn and meadow) suitable for walking, sitting and games. An outdoor table tennis table is available for guests use. Bed linen is included but please bring your own towels.

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