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Cottage With Stunning Views Of The Creuse Countryside From Private Terrace



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Cottage near Chambon sur Voueize, Creuse - Peaceful Location, Perfect For Week Long Holidays, Weekend Getaways Or House Hunting Visits

Gite Etoile Bleu was renovated in 2012. A detached stone built cottage situated near the owner's house. Whilst the original oak beams & bread oven have been left exposed, the quality accommodation is modern and spacious. Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Creuse, it offers a peaceful environment for those who want to get away from it all. The hamlet of Marmouret has only 6 houses (including the gite) and our property is at the end of a no through lane. The open view with big, ever changing sky will surely be a source of inspiration to any artist - writer, painter, sculptor, needleworker etc.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Martin & Elaine. Our first visit to the Creuse was in April 2011 and it left us totally bowled over. When we saw this property and its location, we just knew we had to retire, sell up in the UK and relocate as soon as possible - we had already intended doing this at some point. By mid- November we were here!

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our holiday was tranquil and the gite was beyond our expectations. It was only with reluctance that we left after a very relaxing and enjoyable 2 weeks - Oh and Yes we would go again. Maybe again and again..." Roby from Rome, August 2012

"Thank you both so very much for your delightful friendship during our week's stay. All our best wishes & happiness to your successful life in gorgeous France." Cal & Paul, Bath, August 2012

"The sunsets and the vast starry skies exceeded our expectations! Such peace & tranquility! Thanks Elaine & Martin, your gite was perfect!"

Alyssa & Nick, Derby, September 2012

"Our first stay in a gite & we found it very relaxing with lots of home comforts & a fantastic shower." Rochelle & Paul, Carmarthenshire, Wales, May 2013

"A week of mixed weather but great hospitality. Thank you for such a peaceful place to stay." Robin & Eileen, North Yorksire, June 2013

"Fabulous gite full of thoughtful touches, thank you." Caroline & Keith, Devon, June
May 2012
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


We LOVED this gite!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this gite. The owners were lovely, the gite stunning, the hot tub luxurious and the location was perfect for us.

We loved exploring the area, and had regular drinks at the bar in Chambon.

The gite terrace was great for chilling out by day and star gazing by night. It had everything we needed, including a very comfy bed, and a gorgeous bathroom with walk-in shower.

We've stayed in many gites over the years; this was one of the very best.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely little gite, perfect for a couple who like a "get away from it all" break.

  • 5 of 5

The property is a very pretty little French cottage. It is so quiet and the views were beautiful. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the cottage had everything we needed...it really was a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquillity in the Creuse Countryside

  • 4 of 5

Superb location, very peaceful with fantastic views from the garden. The gites is spacious, well equipped, comfortable and incredibly quiet. Comprehensive welcome pack was excellent. Bathroom had a superb shower head and very upmarket fittings together with fluffy white towels. Bedroom was spacious and light together with crisp bed linen. It was unfortunate that there had been problems with the hot tub and the owners had been unable to obtain replacement parts during our stay. Supermarket quite close together with an auberge that served delicious food at very reasonable prices. Would recommend for anyone wanting an away from it all location. Sky service on TV was an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, restful stay in this quietly positioned gite. Very well equipped and spacious. Breakfast supplied a real treat ! Spa pool well used for a cool off following hot summer days. Car required as stated. The whole gite was as described in advert and didn't disappoint. Would recommend to mature able couples. Views to die for with a bottle of French red sitting on patio on sun loungers, bbq going in the background. . . .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful quiet Gite for two

  • 5 of 5

Gite Etoile Bleu is indeed a wonderful getaway for couples. We spent a very relaxing week, sitting on the patio with panoramic views, enjoying this same views from the comfort of the hot tub. The peace and quiet was just what we wanted to relax. The house was spotlessly clean and larger than anticipated, the bedroom was light large and airy, not forgetting the walk in wet room shower a delight. Elaine and Martin made us feel at home with a very generous welcome pack. We highly recommend this property and will be back here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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A Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

The gite was well appointed and we were made to feel most welcome on arrival. We were lucky with the weather during our stay to the point that it was too hot to even sit outside (a gazebo or awning creating some shade during the afternoon would make this an absolute perfect place). The information file provided was very useful and helped us decide what to visit (there are so many places to choose from!). So, if you are looking for somewhere to chill and relax, this is it. The view from the patio is beautiful and the sunsets are stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay & found lots to do in the region. Now that the wall has been pointed, we shall certainly look at the possibilities of fixing an awning to provide some shade. The weather was indeed exceoption whilst you were here.
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From the Owner

The peace and tranquillity first and foremost but also the opportunity to leave behind the daily grind and try our hands at a new venture. The Creuse has forests and lakes aplenty and you are more likely to come across the wildlife than another person when you take to the lanes and tracks on foot or bicycle. However, when you do stumble upon another person, you will find them to be welcoming and helpful.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Lac de Vasiviere, the largest man made lake in France, with its beaches, walks, tree top assault course & water sports, is a 90min drive. Other lakes nearby include those at Gueret and La Souteraine with beaches and lifeguards.

There are various fishing lakes, including a fishing school in Betete [50km] The Etang des Landes nature reserve is 15mins drive.


Limoges airport [served by Ryanair and Flybe] is 90 minutes away as is Clermont-Ferrand airport [flybe, airFrance], car hire is recommended and is available at the airport. Paris 3.5 hours drive. Channel ports are approximately 7 hours drive.

Further Details:

Gueret, the regional capital, is 50km away. Here you will find larger supermarkets & small shops in the pedestrianised centre. Also a botanic garden, art & archaeological museums. Close by are the wolf sanctuary of Chabrieres and the Labyrinthe Geante.

Montlucon [45km] has an olympic size swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and outside pool for summer use. A swimming pool, sauna, steam bath & gym are available in the nearby thermal spa town of Evaux les Bains [16km].

The UNESCO site of Aubusson and its tapestry is 35km away.

All in all, something for everybody. Whether you want to relax or exercise, culture, history and nature are on our doorstep.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

By day, the views from the terraces are of unspoilt, open countryside. In the evening, the sunsets are truly amazing and then, in the absence of light pollution, the night sky shows so many stars it takes your breath away. We look forward to sharing it all with you.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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

Location Type

  • rural


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Well appointed luxury shower room with basin & WC. Access from bedroom. Electric socket, heated towel rail, hair dryer. Storage area for vacuum cleaner, iron & ironing board and basic cleaning items.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A large bedroom with king-size bed and the possibility of a cot for an infant. High vaulted ceiling with Velux window gives a light & airy feel. Hanging space and large chest of drawers for storage. Door through to shower room.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is a non-smoking property but you are free to smoke on the terrace. We do not accept pets. Outside: Private terrace with table, chairs, loungers, barbecue, hot tub/jacuzzi [seasonal]. Herb garden for your use. Utility Room: Guests are free to use my washing machine if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels, bath robes, bath mat, tea towels, oven glove & apron are provided and changed weekly. Cleaning is the responsibility of the tenant until departure when a full clean will be carried out. Please leave the gite as clean & tidy as possible. Other: Dining table with 4 chairs in the kitchen/diner. Picnic hamper and Thermos flask provided for days out around the area. Towels for outdoor use - hot tub, lake, swimming pool etc - are also provided.

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