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Two Gites With Shared Swimming Pool Set In 3 Acres Of Land - Gite 1 - Papillon (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jul-2016
Gites in Le Dorat, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France - Peaceful Location, 10 Mins Walk To Medieval Town

Converted coach house and stables set in 3 acres of land with a shared 10 x 5 metre swimming pool complete with sun loungers and parasols. There is a private drive and large parking area. Both gites have their own individual gardens with shaded seating and barbecue areas. There is a large playing field with table tennis, badminton and swings. Adult bicycles are available for free hire. The property is situated on the edge of the medieval town of Le Dorat and within 10 mins easy walking distance of shops and cafes and restaurants. Limoges and Poitiers are both within 1 hour’s drive and offer excellent shopping opportunities and cultural attractions. An ideal area for walking, cycling, fishing, golf and horse riding. Watersports are available close by.

Details for holiday cottage Gite 1 - Papillon (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Self-contained gite on one level with vaulted ceiling. Accommodation comprises of an open plan living/dining room with kitchen at one end, large double bedroom and shower room with shower cubicle, hand washbasin and WC. All windows overlook gardens and pool area and are fitted with screens. The lounge/diner has comfortable seating including a double sofa bed. Satellite TV, CD player and DVD player are provided. The kitchen is equipped with crockery and cutlery for 4 people, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, gas cooker, microwave oven and fridge.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We, the owners, are Stuart and Shona Patterson, as well as our cat, Oscar and our golden retriever, Marley. Originally from Scotland, we had been living in Switzerland for five years before deciding on a complete life-change and a permanent move to France. We already owned a studio in Thollon-les-Memises (a ski resort in Haute Savoie) which we used throughout the year and loved the French way of life.

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Speaks English, French, German
Les Roues Vertes
Stuart Patterson
17 Route du Massard
87210 Le Dorat France
RSI, 79470615000016
Regime Social des Independants
VAT Reg No000000000000

Guestbook comments from the owner

New owners from October 2012



Thank you so much Shona for a wonderful stay. We were made to feel at home immediately and the gite had everything we could wish for. The swimming pool was fantastic (even in May!) and the kids had so much fun - us too! You are a perfect hostess and we hope to return one day soon.

Love from Susie, Tim, Alfie, and Daisy
Sep 2006
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Lovely gite lovely surroundings , lovely owners

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 10 days stay in the papillon gite, great location for a stroll into the town.

Great base to discover the surrounding areas.

Really enjoyed the relaxing pool area.

We used the pedal bikes a few times to get around.

There's a few nice restaurants in the town, and Friday nights the chippy van a pizza van and a burger van came into the centre what made a nice change.

The hosts Stuart and Shona were really nice and very helpful we enjoyed bumping into them one night in the local Irish restaurant and had a meal and drinks with them.

The gite was scheduled to be redecorated this winter so should be even nicer next year.

And I have to mention Marley the dog who is such great company along with Oscar the cat and the 2 donkeys and chickens .

The only slight complaint is I like extra pillows at night time for sleeping on and I know this can be easily resolved.

Thanks again we had a great stay.

And we will return.

Best regards Sherman and Margaret.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

As we already owned a home in the mountains, we wanted to buy something completely different and the Limousin suited us perfectly, with its uninterrupted expanses of sky. We are only five minutes’ walk from the town, which we felt was ideal, especially for those visitors who want to walk or cycle to get their fresh baguettes in the morning, or who don’t want to take their cars when going for a meal or drink at night.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 47 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Petite Fontaine at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 664 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de Limoges at 73 Kilometres Nearest Train : Le Dorat at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Dent du Loup at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The coast at La Rochelle is approx 2.30 hours drive away, however, Lac de Saint-Pardoux is a 40 minutes drive and has safe sandy beaches with activity play areas for children, water sports, fishing and many beautiful walks.

Travel:

Le Dorat is situated between Limoges and Poiters. Both airports are approx 50 mins and 75 mins respectively. Calais is approx. 6 hours driving time. The town has a full range of shops including bars, restaurants, banks, antique shops and supermarkets. Car hire is available at Limoges & Poitiers airports and is recommended for those that like to get off the beaten track. There is a train station in Le Dorat that serves Poitiers and Limoges and is only 15 minutes walk from the gites.

Distances:

We are situated on the edge of the medieval town of Le Dorat, a 10 minute walk to the magnificent 11th - 12th century Collegiate of Saint-Pierre, one of the Limousin's finest gems of pure Romanesque art. The 15th century fortified gates and ramparts of Le Dorat offer panoramic views over the beautiful countryside. Pavement cafes grace the squares within the town.

Further Details:

There are very good restaurants in the town as well as numerous cafe/bars where you can enjoy lunch or supper and watch the world go by. Antique shops, book shops, gift shops, factory outlets for Limoges pottery and fine lingerie are on the outskirts of the town. Also within a few minutes walk is a supermarket and laundrette. Three annual horse racing events (June, July & August) and National Horse show in September are held nearby. Further afield Futuroscope Park, Animal Parks, Bird shows and fun parks are well worth a visit.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter Season
24 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£346
£1,246
 
 
Winter Season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£346
£1,245
 
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
£1,422
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£78
£495
£1,782
 
 
Low Season
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
£1,422
 
 
Winter Season
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£346
£1,246
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£124
for 2 nights
From
£62
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
At the time of booking a 25% deposit is required and final payment is required 8 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday. A fully refundable deposit of £150 is required at the time of arrival, to cover any breakages or damage, and will be returned within 7 days of the end of the rental period. Full terms and conditions are sent out with the booking form.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during the high season of July and August. Arrival time 4 pm and departure 10 am. Other changeover days may be available outwith these months.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK Pounds. For Euro equivalent, please contact the owners. Both short and long term rentals may be available outside the high season. Long term rentals may attract a discount. Please ask the owners for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our house and gites have been converted from a coach house and its adjoining stables, so are full of character. For anyone not wanting to spend their days sightseeing, the 10m x 5m pool and gardens provide a welcome change. The more energetic can spend time at one of the local lakes, where fishing and various water sports can be enjoyed. For golf lovers, there are three courses within one hour’s drive. We also have bikes which can be used by visitors to explore the countryside on our doorstep.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Both gites can be heated for winter letting. Bed linen, towels and tea-towels are provided. Guests are requested to provide their own pool towels. The pool is fitted with safety fencing and childproof gates to comply with the French pool safety regulations. The large playing field is gated and child friendly. The owners are on hand for any questions, but your privacy is respected at all times. Outside: Both gite gardens have barbecues and shaded patio areas with table and chairs. Sun loungers and parasols are provided around the shared 10 x 5 pool. The pool is maintained and cleaned daily and is open from May - September. The large playing field has table tennis, badminton swings and a trampoline. Adult bicycles are available for free hire.

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