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Authentic Gite In Balledent With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Authentic Gite in Balledent, Haute Vienne, Limousin - Picturesque, Tranquil Location With All Amenities Close By

A fully equipped Gite with great character and authenticity. The venue is situated in a small hamlet on the boundary of Balledent and Châteauponsac, with all local amenities; supermarkets, bakeries, bars, shops, restaurants, doctors, dentists, Vets are just 5-10 mins drive. The building is of natural stone which is approximately 200 years old, with original oak beams. Plenty of sightseeing to do in the area, local walks and a good choice of activities for all ages. Only 25 mins away from Limoges, the capital of Haute Vienne. The gite consists of a large main bedroom with a double bed and 2 single beds and a second double bedroom. The Gite can sleep 6 comfortably. A fully fitted kitchen and an authentic lounge with its own patio area the lake. Wi-Fi is available. Log fire and electric heating.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Kiran

Owned by a friendly couple; Kiran & Angelo.

We have 2 dogs; Cookie (Brown Cocker Spaniel), Niko (Berger Blanc) and 3 Cats; Jasper, Ziggi & Marlo.

We fell in love with the property, the village, the people and the lifestyle.

Kiran purchased this house in 2009

Why Kiran chose Bellac area

The property offers peace, tranquility and seclusion, yet 5 minutes away is the market town of Chateuponsac. The village has got great character where you can stroll the streets, admire the buildings and architecture, browse in the shops and boutiques or stop for a drink and a bite to eat and watch the world go by.

All the facilities and amenities are close by offering you a range of activities and options to choose from for your holiday.

What makes this house unique

Chateauponsac is 5 mins drive, a small town situated in the valley of the Gartempe river. It houses a famous museum, a campsite, shops and restaurants. There is also a free open aired swimming pool.

Lac de Saint Pardoux is 15 mins drive where you will find an "inland sea"with coves, a marina, water sports facilities and beaches of fine sand. A perfect venue for a family day out.

Bellac - 20 mins drive, its parks and squares are most attractive and pleasant to sit in watching the hustle and bustle of the streets.

Limoges - the capital of the Haute Vienne region is 25 mins drive, best known for the finest porcelain in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We stayed at the Gite at Le Planchon for 4 nights. The owners are very friendly, likeable people. Kiran, in particular is a walking Tourist information centre - she advised us on places to go around the area and recommended a couple of superb restaurants for us to have lunch at. She even made the reservations for us! It was clean and well maintained. We would love to return if ever we get back to France. Lyn & Gary


The Gite was lovely, had everything you could need for a short or long stay. Set in the idyllic French countryside, overlooking the lake. It was perfect for a relaxing holiday and we couldn’t have asked for more.This really felt like a home from home, a combination of a beautiful setting, lovely Gite, fantastic host and all the amenities you could need. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all! We’ve already booked in to go again….thanks Kiran! Kate May (Leicester)
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Balledent in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower and an en-suite WC to bedroom 1. Electric towel rail in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , A cot can be provided on request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - has a double bed and 2 single beds, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Electric heater and fan provided. Bedroom 2 - consists of a double futon bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers. There are also 2 sofa beds in the lounge that can comfortably sleep 2 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: For heating, there is a wood burner in the lounge and there is also a portable gas heater that can be borrowed. There is an electric heater in the bathroom, kitchen and master bedroom . A selection of reading books, board games and DVDs are available on request. Wi-Fi is available at no extra charge. Outside: There is access from the lounge to the Exclusive patio area at the back of the gite, perfect for peaceful afternoons to chill out whilst overlooking the lake. A kettle BBQ will be provided and charcoal can be purchased on site if you fancy some outdoor cooking. There is a garden patio set on the outskirts of the lake with a childrens swing set. Also available on request for a small supplement are a couple of sun loungers for you to laze around and get a nice tan. Cleaning: Please leave the Gite in the condition you found it in. If it is not clean on departure, or if you prefer to have it cleaned, a 50 euros cleaning fee will be charged.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Lovely spot to rest and recuperate with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week away at the property in May.

The Gite is certainly authentic with its thick stone walls, exposed beams and stone floors, but at the same time it is large, comfortable, well equipped and clean.

The immediate surroundings are beautiful, overlooking the fishing lake in a small hamlet a short drive from Chateauponsac.

Kiran and Angelo are the perfect hosts, friendly, laidback and always on hand for advice and recommendations – not even minding when our 4 year old kept inviting herself round to play with their son of the same age.

Overall the Gite provided us with an ideal base for some much needed R&R, whilst perfectly located to explore the lovely surrounding countryside and beautiful towns of the region.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback guys. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future (I know the kids will love seeing each other again). Enjoy the rest of your holidays.
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  • 4 of 5

Un grand merci pour tout surtout les petites attentions, vous êtes accueillante et le gîte est très adapté à la famille.Nous pensons y revenir dès que possible pour un plus long séjour car le week-end est trop court. Il y a beaucoup à découvrir dans votre région.Nous recommandons votre gîte les yeux fermés, votre famille est dévouée, vous formez donc une bonne équipe.

Bonne continuation et à très bientôt. @Véro, David, Dimia & Dana.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires aimables. Je suis content que vous ayez passé un bon séjour. Nous espérons vous voir bientôt. Cordialement, Kiran
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Superb location, exceeded expectations, 1st class!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here just for two nights on our way home from the med coast. The only thing that we got wrong is that we should have booked a fortnight! The immediate location of the Gite is superb and the surrounding area is as beautiful as you would expect in this part of France. The Gite is very well equipped and the description on the listing if anything undersells the accommodation, communications with the owner throughout the booking process were really good. The owner, Kiran gave us the warmest welcome that anyone could expect, and has a detailed knowledge of the area, restaurants etc, and first class customer service! As we were only staying two nights, we only had opportunity to eat out at one restaurant, this had been recommended by Kiran, and the food was excellent and great value for money. We will definitely be back for another visit and would recommend the Gite to anyone. A lovely rural location, but close enough to lots of amenities, ample parking space and set in a lovely environment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback Julie & Ray. I'm glad you had a fantastic time and I hope to see you both again soon (hopefully for a longer stay). It was a pleasure meeting you and all the best to you both.
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Gorgeous peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

A lovely old stone renovated barn, thick stone walls that kept us cool in the hot week that we stayed there. To wake up to the sound of birds singing and to look out over the lake with the early mist rising was spectacular. Kiran and Angelo were perfect hosts and their little boy Louis is delightful. If you looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday this is the place for you.

Sue & Colin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue & Colin, Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you again soon.
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Friendly Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This charming gite is run by the very personable Kiran and Angelo - very friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much bother. Kiran and Angelo specialise in Carp fishing so there is a large well-stocked fishing lake.

However, you don’t have to be an angler (we don’t fish) to enjoy what this gite has to offer.

The gite is a traditional old stone walled property attached to the owners' home. The accommodation is huge and well equipped and very good value. The gite makes a great base for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, villages and towns.

We had a very enjoyable few days staying at Etang de Planchon. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the Gite. Much appreciated.
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Lovely Gite in a lovely rural area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely rustic Gite in a rural area not to far away from a the city of Limoge. It is situated on a lovely (fishing) lake. We booked it for 7 days as a part of our fishing week at the lake. We brought our two dogs with us and they where more then welcome.

The Gite has all the things you need, a comfy bed, shower and separate toilet. The kitchen had everything you need: cooker/oven, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave (and all the other "usual" appliances". Kiran and Angelo are the most welcoming and friendly people to be with. Nothing is to much and they have the patience of angles.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you had a lovely stay and your doggies had a holiday too.
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £1.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Full terms and conditions will be sent out at time of booking. Keys will be provided on arrival and you will be asked to make a refundable security deposit of €250 (if not already done so via on-line booking) to cover any damages to the property.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Pounds for the property.
Prices have been provided for a week (1 night minimum).
Please contact the owner directly for prices on shorter or longer stay deals.
Payment can be made in Pounds directly to an English bank account or in euros to a French bank account (which ever is easier for you).
Logs are available during winter months and can be purchased on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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