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Special offer - reduced rates for early/late summer 2018 - Gite 3

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking



Gite 3

Gite 3 at 'Les Marronniers' is our newest facility, offering spacious and comfortable accommodation in country style, with all modern conveniences. Starting from the top, there are three generous twin/double bedrooms, each with its own own en-suite bathroom. If you need to cater for an additional small child, just let us know and we can provide a cot or extra bed at no additional charge.

Downstairs, there is a large kitchen/dining room, and a separate sitting room overlooking the pool and gardens. There is English satellite and French TV, DVD player, free WiFi Broadband, books and family board games, in case you ever feel like relaxing indoors.

This gite has underfloor heating and a welcoming log fire for cosy winter lets.

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About the property

Les Marronniers

'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), Manchester, Leeds or Bristol, by FlyBe from Southampton, by British Airways from Gatwick, 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.

France sets 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.

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About Us

Chris Richards
Les Marronniers, 2 Villeneuve
23160 Crozant
VAT Reg No

Chris and Susie Richards
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It's been a very memorable two weeks. We felt completely at home in this extremely comfortable and well-equipped house and gardens. We were very touched by the kindness, hard work, sensitivity and warm welcome from Chris and Susie. Thank you for all the extra touches - you really have thought of everything even WiFi which was an extra bonus. All enjoyed the area - special memories in Argenton, Gargilesse, the lac sailing and kayaking, and the stars on a couple of nights. Keep up the good work - you're doing a great job! Helen.'

'Oh, Chris and Susie, how could you? You have made one fatal error! Outside the site you should have put the sign: WARNING! Once here, you will never want to leave!!! Love, Bethanie (Age 13 - yep, stroppy teenager).'

'I love it! Thank you, au revoir. Dominic (Age 11).'
Nov 2007
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Additional charge for heating November to February inclusive, €60 per week. Rates include for bed linen but not for towels.

The above rates are for the whole of Gite 3 (3 bedrooms, 6/8 people including children). Reduced rates are available in low and mid seasons for 1 bedroom (2/3 people including a child) or 2 bedrooms (4/6 people including children).
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.

HomeAway Holiday Rentals and Owners Direct have started 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 make a new enquiry direct with us at our own website


Accommodation and facilities for Gite 3in Crozant in Creuse

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Three en-suite bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms all have twin beds that can be locked together to form a large double - just let us know which configuration you prefer to find on arrival.
  • 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
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 12 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
  • medical services
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
The dining table seats 8, and can be extended to 10 if required, and there is a big kitchen where cooks of all standards will be happy - even washing up is surprisingly popular because of the stunning view from the sink! There is a full-size cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. (Washing machines have their own separate room in the next-door storage block, and are available free of charge.) It almost goes without saying that everything you need for cooking, eating, drinking and cleaning is provided. There are outside tables and chairs for alfresco dining, and 'Eskimo' cold boxes and plastic glasses are also provided for picnic use, or in the pool area.


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Gite 3
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Well equipped for our family of 5 .

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Suzy made us feel very welcome ....our gite was perfect for us .,All ages were catered for ...swimming pool,games room,bikes,trampoline.,badminton....a rural location which was beautifully quiet , with lots of areas to explore ...medieval villages and fabulous rivers with safe beaches ....a truly fun relaxing holiday away from the crowd's....would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderfull 2 weeks in gite 3 at Les Marronniers. Chris & Susie were instantly the perfect gite hosts and made our stay really special. The gite itself was spotless & extremely comfortable. We have 3 young children & Chris and Susie were so helpful supplying all those bulky extra items you don't want to travel with. The pool was a big hit with all of us & gardens gave ample opportunity for running around.

We made good use of our private outdoor area especially as each gite has its own BBQ which was lovely. I shall very much miss my morning croissant delivaries!

The local area was beautiful & there are plenty of things to do for all ages.

A big thank you to Chris & Susie for sharing your beautiful home with use. A fab holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bornheim, Germany

Very quite and VERY friendly

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here. Putting the rather poor weather aside, they were among the best weeks this year! Chris & Sue were so friendly, the site is so amazing and the whole area so interesting - awesome. We were five people in Gite #3: Perfect - from breakfast to dinner: Nice weather sitting outside and enjoying the sight or (rain) sitting inside and playing cards - we loved it. The pool was a great plus - I spent hours with my son there.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Wow. Nestled in the countryside a gorgeous gite, lovely pool and gardens, all mod cons, wonderful setting, and fabulously welcoming owners. Pool paraphernalia, bikes, games room, wifi, everything you could possibly need. Even bread delivered every morning. Will definitely be coming again, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely gite & great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Went to Les Maronniers for a one week photography workshop. We were picked up from the airport & driven around to the various sites which all went very smoothly. The food was a delight with plenty of wine, though after a hard days photography we weren't able to drink that much. Chris & Susie were extremely hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Accomodation was very comfortable & clean. There are a good number of photographic sites around so making for a full week. I felt it was good value for money and I would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Class Photographic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Susie made us welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is of a high standard, very comfortable and relaxing.

The food and wine was exceptionally good; and Chris's logistics were first class, taking us to beautiful locations that could easily be reached by people of average fitness.

Both Chris and Susie are very friendly, and exceptional company.

We have no hesitation in recommending Les Marronniers photographic holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pub Le Cottage, L'Eclat de Soleil
Nearest Ferry
603 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
St Sebastien
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
A20, junction 20
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
L'Auberge de la Vallee
Nearest Beach
4.8 Kilometres
Lac Chambon
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