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3 Bedroomed Gite Sleeps 8 With Swimming Pool And Children's Paddl

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Saint-Marien, Limousin, France - Situated In A Nature Reserve, Ideal For A Peaceful Holiday With Something For Everyone's Tastes


SAT 10th JUNE 2017 to SAT 24 June 2017



3 Bedroom Holiday gite. Very Child friendly. Situated in a Nature Reserve at St. Marien, a farming village in the Creuse department of limousin. and has 2.5 acres of enclosed garden. Swimming pool and large children's filtered paddling pool Tables and chairs provided and plenty of garden games, swings. Secure private parking. There are also two lakes nearby with swimming/paddling , picnic area and activities. Fishing is available close by

Goodsize airy rooms. Electric heating upstairs. 1 and 2 bedrooms have double beds and bedroom 3 has twin beds. Available in lounge double sofa bed. All bedlinen, pillows and duvets are provided. Goodsize shower room with wash hand basin and wc. Full size cot and bedlinen is available. Travel cot/playpen, baby bath, potty, Nappy bags, changing mat and baby monitor, sterilizer, Spare bottles and bottle brush, children's dish set. Safety plug covers, Spare dummies for emergencies' spare bibs are also available. All upstairs windows have childlocks and baby

gates on stairs. Lounge with wooden beams is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished.

More Details

Mrs Jeanette Howard
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mrs Jeanette Howard

I live here with my husband Ken and our dog Patch a springer spaniel puppy who just loves people and is always happy to come and say hello . We also have Mangi our Senegal parrot . We moved here from Monmouthshire in Wales .

Mrs Jeanette Howard purchased this house in 2005

Why Mrs Jeanette Howard chose Saint-Marien

We bought our house here as it is set in a beautiful rural setting .We have a lovely restful slow pace of life here but although we are situated out of the village it is easy to get within a short distance to all amenities .

What makes this house unique

Within a short distance there is so much going on for all age groups .

We love to sit in the evening having a glass of wine (which is good but cheaper here in France ) with maybe some nice local cheese and watching the most beautiful sunsets .If we are lucky a Red Squirrel or a deer may pop it's head out to say "Bonsoir "

The garden is very child friendly with lots of enclosed safe lawns for them to play, run around , squeal and shout and just enjoy them selves .

Guestbook comments from the owner

1) Review added by mr and mrs Boorman

Thank you for a truely fantasstic week.You have a really special place that we all loved!! The pool was excellent and we now have two totally amphibious small people (hopefully the gills will start to disappear once they have dried out). The weather was perfect and even the thunderstorm was spectacular.

Tans topped up but unfortunately we had to return home, but we will definately back to visit aigain.

2)Review added by tracy morgan Really enjoyed our time in the bergerotte. Thank you! Gite very comfortable, the pool was great and the setting very quiet and peaceful. Plenty to do in the area.

3)A big thank you for your hospitality + making us feel very welcome. The boys absolutely loved the pool, garden and swings and the space to run around making lots of noise.Mum and Dad loved the homely feel of the cottage and the situation is simply fabulous.
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Marien in Creuse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with good-sized shower cubicle. Wash basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has twin beds with plenty of storage area Bedroom 2 has Double bed , Bedside tables with lamps. plenty of storage. Bedroom 3 has double bed, Bedside tables with lamps. Plenty of storage Full sized Cot available and also travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Very Child friendly : The following are available for your convienience -:Baby bath, potty, Nappy bags, changing mat and Baby Monitor, sterilizer, Spare bottles and bottle brush, children's dish set. Safety plug covers, Spare dummies for emergencies' spare bibs are also available. All upstairs windows have childlocks and baby gates on stairs top and bottom. A welcome pack containing the basics of tea, coffee sugar, milk, and a bottle of red and white wine and a carton of orange juice will be provided on your arrival. We aim to make your stay as comfortable as is possible. NO smoking inside property Pets will be considered inquire with details. Outside: The large garden offers many activities such as swings , badminton, balls and rackets The fenced in and alarmed pool is 10mx5m and has been installed in a part of the garden that catches the sun all day. It has a patio area and a decking area with sun beds surrounding a large paddling pool filtered. Rabbits can be seen playing close to gite and occasionally a deer will appear out of the hedges. Many ducks will go flying by as well as owls,other birds of prey bird watchers paradise . 65 Species recorded and some rare eg Booted Eagle, Icterine Warbler and bats. Beautiful dragon flys hover around the pool. Crickets can be heard singing in the evening Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and duvets are provided Towels are provided but you may like to bring your own for the pool Bed linen can be provided for the cot.


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3 Bedroomed Gite Sleeps 8 With Swimming Pool And Children's Paddl
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Family holiday in Le Creuse

  • 4 of 5

The property was ideal for us and the outside space absolutely perfect as it was huge. Children and dogs could run around to their hearts content. The gite description matched reality except there was no children's pool, but that was not too important. Only wished the weather lived up to the same standard as we had picked the only 2 poor weeks of the summer!

The owners were both very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda Pleased you enjoyed your stay Patch kept looking through the fence for his two doggie friends We took childrens paddling pool away as it was never used . We are just sorry that the weather was not nicer for you
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Fab holiday

  • 5 of 5

We found the property easily and arrived to a warm welcome from the owners, Jeanette pointed out all the necessaries before leaving us to settle and unpack. There was a welcome pack provided and essentials in the kitchen (milk, tea etc).

The Gite has 3 well sized bedrooms with plenty of storage space, a large lounge area and a well equipped kitchen/diner. Outside space was plentiful, with a large garden & lawn, a BBQ and a well maintained family sized swimming pool.

The property owners were more than happy to recommend places to go and where to eat, their knowledge of the area is very good and a tourist guide book is available in the Gite.

I would highly recommend as a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, the children have loads of space to play (the pool gate is alarmed for safety) and the roads are lovely and quiet for country walks of which we did many before returning back to the accommodation for a relaxing evening by the pool or on a cold evening by the real log fire :-)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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merveilleux séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé des très bons moments en famille. Les propriétaires sont très gentil.

Les jeunes ont bien profité de la piscine.

Nous pensons déjà à y revenir un long week-end

Le seul petit bémol et ce n'est rien de grave, une salle de bain avec wc à l'intérieur

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Treignat (Herculant) Swimming lake. About 12 km (10 MINUTES by car ) away there is a really nice lake ,open to the public. There is a small beach with childrens slides and swings. A cafe and bar. fishing is permitted . There is a similar one thirteen minutes from the gite at siddalles which has a swimming area with pedalo's and canoes and also has a resturant and many picnic tables. Fishing available . A wonderful pleasent place to spend many a happy hour or two.


Nearest Travel Links

Airport: Limoges (Bellegarde ): 140 km

Railway: Gueret . Montlucon. or Limoge

Ferry: Caen: 425 km

Fly to Limoges Bellegarde airport.

With Ryanair from-;



East Midlands


Leeds Bradford

With Flybe from _ :



London Gatwick




Car hire Hertz, eurocar and budget at the airport

Drive from Uk -;

using Ferries or Euro Tunnel


The area is ideal for a peaceful holiday with something for everyone's tastes. The nearest main town is: Boussac is the small historic town with a chateau to visit and offers, restaurants, cafes, banks and various shops.

Prevranges is four minuites by car and has a lovely resturant and a bistro .

Chemist and two small grocery stores where fresh baquettes can be bought

Further Details:

Boussac is perched above the valley of petite creuse. It is an old fortified town still complete with the original chateau. The novelist George Sands

stayed here and the town and countryside feature in the novel ' Jeanne'. It dates from the 15th century and has guided tours.

The town square is a beatiful ,peaceful area with a number of bars and cafes, all with outdoor seating . Perfect to whiling away a lazy afternoon.

Lovely market every Thursday morning .

A short distance out of town is Les Pierres Jaumatres. where you walk through woodlands and it brings you out to a formation of huge stones , formed by Volcanic eruptions. A true wonder.

Nearby is the chateau at Culan.

Visit the home of George Sands at Nohant-vic and the museum dedicated to her

Sainte Severe- Sur - Indre _: The 17th market hall is now famous where it's wednesday market is held. There is also a 16th Century Calvane (Stone Cross) in the market square. One of the most important events that put the town on the map was when in 1947 JACQUES TATI who took refuse in the area in World War Two and filmed his debut feature film 'JOUR DE FETE'.

Various festivals are on during the summer months and also many brocantes and markets.

Close by is Les Claudits Donkey farm to visit and choose a donkey to ride or carriage rides by appointment. Ideal for all ages. Also in the same village a llama centre. Ideal area for cycling holidays, walking holidays, horse riding, fishing nearby.

The Wolves Of Chabrieres:

This is just outside Gueret set in the chabrieres forest and is devoted to the history and legend of these creatures and also has a park containing about 30 wolves. This lets you observe the behaviour at close range from purpose built observation towers. The park also has a planaterium and various displays showing the relationship between man and wolf.

The area has many lovely walks, horse riding nearby.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% is required on booking
Final amount must be paid at least 8 weeks before your Holiday receipts will be sent

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday.but if different necessary please contact us as we maybe able to help .

Long term lets available out of season ; September to June . Please Contact owner

Prices maybe changed at proprietors discretion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.