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Three farm gites with large pool, in a quiet rural location - Gites 1 and 2

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Each gite has 2/3 bedrooms, sleeping 4/5 or 6/8 people

'Les Marronniers' (The Chestnut Trees) is an idyllic former farm set in the tranquil Creuse département of France's Southwestern Limousin region, a walking and cycling paradise along riversides and through beautiful woodland where nature is pretty much undisturbed. We are situated on the edge of a pretty hamlet within a short drive (or bike ride!) of local shops, restaurants and bars, yet with 7 acres of our own private gardens and peaceful meadows. The nearby villages of Crozant with its castle ruins, and Fresselines made famous by Monet, boast spectacular views of the Rivers Creuse and Sedelle. Lake Chambon with its safe sandy beaches, fishing, water-sports, and lakeside restaurants and bars is only 10 minutes away. There is a large equestrian centre open to the public the same distance in the other direction, and golf, tennis and flying are also catered for. The famous Brenne wildlife and bird sanctuary is less than an hour away

House Parties: We are happy to negotiate discounted rates to take the whole property for up to 17 people and for non-standard periods (outside of the peak summer season). We can help you to organise airport transfers, local transport, grocery and wine shopping, catering (in-house at Les Marronniers or in nearby restaurants), festive decorations, and special events such as sightseeing, boat trips, guided nature walks, horse-back treks, balloon and light aircraft flights, musical performances, theatre, etc. We will get the best local deals for you at cost - our own services come free with our compliments!

Getting Here: Limoges Airport is just 50 minutes away on the A20 motorway (Exit 28), and has frequent flights by Ryanair from Stansted, Nottingham (EMA), Liverpool, Bristol or Edinburgh, by FlyBe from Southampton, Belfast, Glasgow or Newcastle, and by Air France from other European cities. Car hire is available from the airport.

Journey time on the Eurostar from central London (Waterloo International) to Limoges is around 7 hours total.

If you prefer to drive, there are numerous motorway links from the Channel ports and Northern European countries to get you well South of Paris. From Orleans the A71, or from Tours the A85, both lead to the major interchanges at Vierzon, from where the A20 heads South past Châteauroux and on to Limoges – this section is toll-free, and usually traffic-free too

Swimming Pool, etc.: The 11 x 5 metre pool with Roman steps and built-in jacuzzi is surrounded by a spacious lawn and loungers. It is checked and cleaned frequently, and complies with the stringent French safety standards. There is also a full-size trampoline, barbecues, boules, and a large selection of bicycles (and safety helmets) for you to use at no extra charge. There is a library of books and DVDs, a games room and free WiFi broadband access.

Newly introduced regulations in France set strict safety standards for swimming pools. We are supportive of this initiative and will expect you to comply with the common-sense rules for the pool, as well as other facilities. We will explain these to you when you arrive (or you can request an advance copy).

To minimise the risk of injury, or of damage to the pool liner, glass and sharp objects are not permitted within the pool compound. We are pleased to provide plastic glasses and picnic equipment for your use.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Gites 1 and 2, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Our two gîtes are side-by-side modernised stone cottages created from what was once the second farmhouse at 'Les Marronniers', and retain many period features, such as exposed timbers and stonework. A thick stone partition wall prevents any noise passing between them. Each has a character of its own, but both are set up for comfortable holiday living for a family of four, with electric radiator heating for off-season lets (but we have never used it between April and October).

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pub Le Cottage, L'Eclat de Soleil at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Boulogne at 603 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Sebastien at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20, junction 20 at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Auberge de la Vallee at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac Chambon at 4.8 Kilometres Car: necessary

We are just two hours from the chateaux of the Loire valley, in the beautiful rural Creuse département (23) of the Limousin region, close to the borders of Indre (36) and Haute-Vienne (87). All three départements contain a wealth of attractions for every taste, from the simple pleasures of quiet country life to the lively nightlife and student scene in the regional capital, Limoges.

Within a very short distance, you will find breathtaking scenery along the banks of the River Creuse; cultural sites with strong local connections to George Sand, Chopin, Monet, Guillaumin and the other impressionists; historical towns, chateaus, ancient churches, and fortifications dating back to the days of the crusaders and even earlier; tennis, water-sports, fishing, horse-riding, nature walks, and farm visits; lake-side restaurants and bars, outdoor cafes, gourmet auberges, a state-of-the-art discotheque (4 miles from us - well out of earshot!) and even a “cottage pub”.

The Tour de France is returning to Limoges in 2016, stages on the 5th and 6th July.

Other Activities: Bird-watching, sailing, microlighting, flying

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£62
£376
 
 
Peak
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£854
for 7 nights
£854
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£62
£376
 
 
High
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Low
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£62
£376
 
 
Mid
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
£478
 
 
High
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Peak
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£854
for 7 nights
£854
 
 
High
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Mid
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
£478
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£62
£376
 
 
Peak
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£854
for 7 nights
£854
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£62
£376
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Additional charge for heating November to February inclusive, €40 per week per gite. Rates include for bed linen but not for towels.
Guests are responsible for any damage they cause to our facilities, and we advise you to insure against possible liability for any major cost.

Having said that, we quite understand that minor accidents happen, and rather than hold a security deposit, we prefer to operate a gentlemen's agreement - we will only ask you to pay what it costs us.

We understand that HomeAway Holiday Rentals and Owners Direct will be charging guests a booking fee with effect from 31st May 2016. We do not agree with this idea, which appears to be a hidden extra. If you wish to avoid this levy, please either book before the end of May, or make a new enquiry direct with us at our own website www.theforgottenfrance.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 (Gite 1) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Gite 1 Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Gite 1 Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • A third single bed or a cot can fit in the twin bedroom of Gite 1 without difficulty – please contact us if you want to bring an extra child at no additional cost.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 12 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The property has lawned gardens to front and rear, sun terraces overlooking the pool, and far-reaching views of our valley. At night, the low light pollution affords a fascinating panorama of stars – they don’t call this ‘the forgotten France’ for nothing; the Creuse is one of the most uncrowded parts of the whole country.

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