|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Ground floor: lounge/dining room includes (UK) TV and DVD player. One of the 3 settees in the lounge is a bed-settee. Kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. There is a 5m x 5m decking area at the rear of the gite, ideal for al fresco breakfasting. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed and 2 with twin beds. The bathroom has a bath/shower and WC. The gite is fully equipped, including linen and towels.
La Borderie is a renovated small farmstead with the buildings set around a courtyard dominated by a magnificent lime tree. The old piggery has been fully renovated to form 2 gites, one of which still retains the original bread oven. One of the barns has been given a concrete floor and equipped with 2 pool tables, a table tennis table, table football and various other toys and games. Adjoining this is a courtyard with barbecues and beyond that is a 10x5m swimming pool. Behind the gîtes lies 2 acres of grounds with 3 ponds. The surrounding land is still farmed, the main crop being the famous Limousin beef cattle.
Mike grew up in Brighton and Kerstin in Sweden. We married in 1968 and have 5 kids and 8 grandchildren. Most of our working lives were spent in the NHS in Sussex. We both retired in 2007 and, looking for a new adventure, sold up in the UK and moved to France.
Michael and Kerstin Wood purchased this cottage in 2007
We fell in love with this area for all sorts of reasons - it's clean and peaceful, the night sky is amazing, it's unspoilt, the weather is good, it's friendly, there are plenty of good places to eat and, in the summer, there's lots to do. With our family dotted around the world it's also useful to have good transport links, air, rail & road, all within easy reach.
We love the setting - 4 buildings surrounding a courtyard dominated by a huge lime tree. Behind the gîtes we have 2 acres of garden dropping away with wonderful views. Summers can be really hot, so the pool is a great asset. The playbarn with its pool tables, table tennis and other games has been great for kids of all ages and is especially handy when it does occasionally rain.
"Arrived unexpectedly after our booked villa fell through. A week later we are so thankful that the villa did fall through because we have had the most fantastic holiday here at this gite. Everything about it is perfect including the most beautiful garden and the best swimming pool we've enjoyed in France. But the pièce de resistance is the games room which kept the children unexhaustingly interested every evening."
"What a lovely place this is. Spacious and comfortable. We've had a happy time here lounging around and enjoying the pool and the games room. Limousin is perfect - the only problem is too much delicious food everywhere - can't stop eating!"
"At first the gîte looked calm and gentle before we arrived and started screaming, shouting and generally messing around. The games barn had an atmosphere as loads of different things such as pool, table tennis and darts. … Overall we had a great time and I hope to come back soon! (Kaj, aged 10)
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Our changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is before 10am. Should either of these times not suit, please let us know in advance. Outside of the peak season period we can be more flexible about the changover day.