|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Ground floor: Open plan with lounge, dining room and kitchen. Includes (UK) TV & DVD player. One of the 3 settees in the lounge is a bed-settee. Dishwasher and washing machine
On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, 2 with double beds and one with bunk beds.
The bathroom has a bath/shower and WC.
The gîte is fully equipped, including linen and towels.
Outside there is a shaded west facing patio.
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.
The gite itself had obviously not been stayed in for a time and there were several things that I could point out, but all of this was counteracted by the wonderful hosts that welcomed us to this gite. I would recommend this gite wholeheartedly to anybody. Found a house out there that I loved, unfortunately, we are not at the stage where we can commit ourselves at the moment. When we are, we will be back and will buy in that area. Hosts took us to an ex-pat do in St Xriex, it was all marvellous and we can't wait to get out there! Jennie and Ray