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La Grange Maison set in Rural France

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

La Grange Maison is a genuine four bed two bath/shower Gite in The Crueze area of Limousin.

Moutier Malcard has one bar/cafe and a local one stop shop within a minutes walk of the Gite.

On the ground floor there is a kitchen diner, large lounge and entrance area. The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, hob, fridge with small freezer section, a range of cooking and eating utensils and a washing machine in the utility room, which also doubles up as a useful storage area, especially for golf clubs !!

There is also reception area complete with desk should you need some quiet laptop time.

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and one large single bedroom with twin beds. One bathroom has a shower attached to the bath with screen, the second has a corner shower cubicle with separate toilet.

There is also a large landing area which will have seating with a view over the rear garden should you need some "chill" me time.

The Gite has Wi-Fi and a Freeview - FreeSat HD set top box with USB port and a 40" Phillips HD TV.

There is a large private garden to the rear of the property.

The property currently has electric heating but future plans include adding a wood burner to the main lounge area to complement the in built fire currently in the kitchen/diner.

La Grange Maison offers complete off road on drive parking. We also have a large covered area to the rear of the property where you can park motor bikes etc. There is also a large lock up barn area between the two properties where large items such as canoes, paddle boards or mountain/road bikes can be stored securely.

Supermarkets are 8 and 10km from the property and the larger towns of La Chatre (26km), Gueret (34km), Chateauroux (60km) and Montlucon (75km) are within an hours drive from the village.

Moutier Malcard sits in an area of The Creuse known as The Three Lakes. It is situated in Central France being only 68km from Bruere-Allichamps which is recognised as the geological centre of the Country.

There are several man made beach areas which have been created on the banks of one of the Three Lakes which run through the area. They vary in size and activity offerings, from small beach area with pedalos and bar to full activity centres, which even have zip lines flying across the lake at Sidiailles.

Plage Fougeres offers a great range of "on water" adventure, from water skiing to being pulled behind a speedboat on a settee!!

All Lake areas are situated 15mins to 1 hour drive from the Gite.

There are lots of opportunities to hire a canoe or water bike, play volleyball, table tennis or just kick a ball around followed of course by a trip to the cafe/bar to eat and drink.

All this can be done stress free on uncrowded sand areas as any children will be playing in their own roped off zone closely watched by you only a few yards away.

And, if you do not fancy swimming in natural water, you can always go to the swimming pools of Crevant, Bonnat, Pouligny-Notre-Dame and La Châtre (the last two indoors).

Les Dryades Golf and Health centre is situated 15/20mins from Moutier with another three 18 hole Golf courses within one hour's drive at Gouzon, Val de l'Indre and Saint-Fauste. There is also two 9 hole options at Golf de Bourganeuf and Les Sarrays in Issoudun.

Base De Loisirs in Pouligny Notre Dame is a 10 minute drive from the property and offers a range activities from wakeboarding, ping-pong, volleyball along with a small kids park and beach area and snack bar.

Canoeing and Kayaking

In the heart of the lovely village of La Celle Dunoise on the Creuse river, there is a "Sport and Nature" base, where you can hire all equipment and take lessons. There is also a Saturday morning 6k canoe paddle which runs from Glenic to Jouillat when you are then returned to base by mini bus.

Diving

A few kilometres from our house, in a former stone quarry (granite), you will find a diving centre, the Centre Subaquatique de "La Graule", where you can take diving lessons. The atmosphere, the clear blue water, the overgrowth and the fish make you feel as if you were in the tropics. Only the temperature (water and air) feels different.

Fishing

The Creuse has 4000 kilometres of rivers and brooks and 3000 hectares of lakes. Clearly this is a fishermen’s paradise! The Tourist Board publishes a special fishing guide book and they even have a fishing (or should we say fisherman’s) consultant and school. You can practise fishing in still and running waters. Trout, char, fountain salmon, grayling, pike, zander, black bass and crayfish abound.

Gargilesse

This is called the artist's village where 70% of the inhabitants are artists displaying their paintings and other craft in their own houses. There are two cafe/bars and it is advisable you park just before you enter the main part of the village as the roads are very narrow. It is always best to explore this beautiful village on foot.

Oradour-sur-Glane

If you are a history buff then this WW2 Martyred Village is well worth the ninety minute journey a little way past Limoges. It has been preserved since 1944 in memory of all the innocent people who lost their lives as the war was coming to an end.

Additional "Stuff" we are still researching

The Creuse area has over 2,500km of walking and hiking trails and is often referred to as the Green Heart of France where time has stood still.

The area also has over 1,244km of cycling and mountain biking itineraries taking you through the hilly landscape and small quiet roads which often lead to stunning scenery. Almost every village in the area, including Moutier Malcard, has it's own organised cycling, biking,walking and hiking events at least once a year.

The neighbouring province of Berry is also home to artist, poet and writer George Sands where you can visit areas which inspired her as well as the museum and home where she lived.

From Dieppe (5hr 15m) - 490 km

From Calais (6hr 30m) - 614 km

From Limoges Airport (1hr 30m) - 112 km

Collection to and from Limoges can be arranged in advance.

Cost 30 Euros each way e.g. 60 Euros return trip.

From Paris (3hr 30m) - 330 km

Transfer from Paris Austerlitz railway station to La Souterraine by train is available if booked direct by yourself in advance. Collection from La Souterraine (55 km) is available at 15 Euros each way e.g. 30 Euros return trip.

More Details

About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About The Owner

Hi!

We are Martin & Karen. We have a combined "kiddy" total of five along with seven grandchildren, so we are living proof it's never too late to follow a new path in life.

We quit our jobs in 2014 to travel most of South East Asia for a year. Following our return we decided our next challenge should be just as bold. So, eighteen months later we found ourselves starting a new adventure living in another country, France.

This will be our first season running La Grange Maison and will endeavour to furnish all our guests with as much, or as little information that you may need to ensure your stay here meets and exceeds all expectations.

As we live in the house attached to La Grange Maison we will also be on hand should you decide three or four heads might be better than one !!

The Owner purchased this house in 2016

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 107 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Marinade at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 620 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Les Dryades at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Souterraine at 53 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Auberge des Pecheurs at 21 Kilometres Car: necessary

We are set in the rural village of Moutier Malcard. This is an area to involve yourself in as little or as much activity as may take your fancy on any given day. We are situated in The Crueze dept. known as the "Three Lakes" where you can decide to either chill for the day at Le Bourg D'Hem or zip line across the lakes at Sidiailles. All Crueze lake locations can be found within 15/60min drive. Take in the culture of writer/poet George Sands or the artists village at Gargilesse. The Capital of the area is Gueret which is 34km from the property. Intermarche supermarkets can be found at Bonat (8km) and Aigurande (12km). The small town of La Chatre is 26km whilst the larger towns of Chateauroux and Montlucon are 60 and 75km from the village. Golf at Les Dryades is a 15min drive away with three more courses available within an hours drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Up
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
From
£42
£253
 
 
Mid
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£114
for 3 nights
From
£38
£236
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£101
for 3 nights
From
£34
£219
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • village

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Wardrobe, chest of drawers, side table
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Wardrobe, chest of drawers, side table
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Wardrobe, chest of drawers, side table
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Side table

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...