|Space||861 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Gite du Lavande is on the borders of the Auvergne, Limousin and Centre Region, is ideally situated to explore an area full of history, charm and beauty.
Within half an hour's drive you can discover castles and chateaux, picturesque historical market towns and villages, swimming lakes with sandy beaches and cafés, woodland walks, and plenty of wonderful picnic sites.
Go a little further and you will get more of the same, in any direction.
However, there is no need to go very far. You could simply spend your holiday relaxing at "home" by the pool, sipping chilled local wine, reading your favourite books and cooking up a delicious BBQ in the evening. You'll go home feeling refreshed and happy whatever you choose to do.
Gite du Lavande has a private enclosed mature garden which also boasts an above ground swimming-pool , and views over the adjoining fields. the locality is ideal for walking, biking and swimming, or simply a place to relax within its tranquil rural surroundings. Chez Jabier also has the unique feature of having no street lights, making it ideal for star-gazers.
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL - above ground approx 4.5m, ideal to cool off on a hot sumers day Beach towels can be provided. Inflatables provided.
PLAY GARDEN with playhouse, trampoline,sandpit and slide, outdoor games are available, badminton, boules etc. Enclosed and suitable to let dog off lead.
FLOWER & VEGETABLE GARDENS with edible herbs and salad crops in season, a selectin of herbs are available outside the gite
Hiking and Cycling trails avialable direct from the door.
BEACHES and SWIMMING LAKES Three marvellous local swimming lakes (with fishing as well) within 20 to 35 minutes drive.All lakes have lifeguards in high season and swimming areas are cordoned off for safety, you can hire pedalos, canoes and rowing boats. At Sidiailles there is an adventure in the trees suitable for young and older and also a cafe on site.
GOLF Within 15 mins drive there is a superb international 18 hole course.One at Pouligny Notre Dame and another at Gouzon. There is also a spa at Poligny Notre Dame should you feel the need for a pampering treat.
CYCLING is very popular here in France and there are some excellent cycle routes.
FISHING there are numerous local fishing lakes, where you can get daily permits.
LOCAL CUISINE A wide variety of cuisine is available in our local towns and villages, with menus from 11 euros for 3 to 4 courses.
CHATEAUX and GARDENS and HISTORICAL SITES There are many fabulous places to visit - full details are in the gite
FAMILY ACTIVITIES There are numerous family activities to keep all the family amused, there are two adventure in the trees parks close by, laser shooting, bouncy castles and trampolines, Llama treking, Pony Treking, Zoo de Beauval is the largest zoo in Europe and well worth a visit, Le Pal is a zoo and theme park with rides for all ages a fantastic day out for all the family, Futuroscope is about 2hours drive away, again a fun packed day, closer to home there is the wolf park and giant maze at Guéret, Kayaking and electric boats at St Amand Montrond.
MARKETS Everyone wants to visit a traditional French Market, our closest are Boussac - Thursday morning, St Aout animal market - Tuesday morning, Chateaumeillant - Friday morning and La Chatre- Saturday morning.
Why not try your hand at bartering at one of the many brocantes held on weekend here in France, you will discover some beautiful villages and taste the true meaning of France. Children are well catered for with rides and games to keep them amused. Full details are available in the gite.
We endeavour to make Gite de Lavande feel like home from, with the intention of the property being suitable for groups of families and friends to enjoy time together in a private and enclosed environment.
It is wonderful to sit with a glass of local wine when our daughter is in bed & watch swallows & bats swooping over the countryside whilst looking up into the sea of stars, there are no street lights here and therefore it's wonderful for star gazers.. We love the country walks just outside our door , here you stop the car for deer ,pheasant , boar and other wildlife that cross the road. In this part of France it is like the UK maybe 60-70 years ago , a time warp where life is at a relaxed pace. Walking & cycling is a delight in the virtually traffic free lanes & paths around Chez Jabier. Everything about living here is just perfect.
Merci beaucoup! Nous avons passé une super semaine dans votre gite.Tout était parfait: la piscine, la jardin, la terrasse et la maison bien sur.
Ann, Tony & Zoé sont vraiment des hotes merveilleux avec plein d'attentioons tous les jours. Merci pour votre accueil
Anne, Tony and Zoe were warm and friendly. The Gite was spotless and had everything you could need for a great stay. The area was peaceful and beautiful. Would defiantly return.
What a wonderful place to spend our two week summer break. It was so quiet, time just flew by. The gite is a little gem, clean and welcoming and has everything and more that you may need during your stay. The owners, Ann and Tony were brilliant, on hand for anything we needed, yet giving us all the space we required. The gardens and pool are the big plus at the gite, very enclosed and private which is great when you have kids. Le Pal Zoo and Adventure Park is well worth a visit as are the local markets at Boussac and La Chatre.
Overall, we've had a superb holiday at the best gite we've stayed at in France. Many thanks to Ann and Tony for your hospitality and the use of your gite!
Highly recommended! We had a wonderfu stay at Gite du Lavande with our family.
A beautiful hideaway in tranquil surroundings, yet close to lots of family attractions.
The gite itself is charming, immaculayely clean, well maintained and has everything you could possibly need for your holiday, all provided to a really high standard.
Hosts Tony, Ann & Zoe are delightful, friendly and helpful, nothing is ever too much. They go that extra mile to ensure that the holiday is perfect.
We will definately be back!!!
We stayed at Gite Du Lavandre with our two children aged 7+4 in August 2014. After a long drive we were welcomed warmly by Tony, Ann and Zoe and there was even a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge for us.
The gite was beautiful, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It had been lovingly renovated by Tony and Ann and they really went out of their way to be thoughtful hosts i.e putting children's duvet covers on, pink butterflies for our daughter and a football cover on our son's bed - much to his delight. They had even put out a selection of toys, books and films that they thought our children would enjoy - they particularly liked the swingball. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Don't be put off by the fact that the gite is in their garden. They are very discreet- there if you need anything but they do not impose at all. The children loved to go out and see Zoe everyday when she was cleaning the pool - and she was lovely with them.
Our kids loved the pool and we had to tear them away from the gite and the garden. The lake at Sidiailles is a 15 minute drive away and great for swimming, relaxing and hiring boats. Again a popular place to visit with our children.
The gite is very rural and peaceful - time seems to stand still here. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday and worth the drive.
We were all sad to leave. This was Tony and Ann's first season and we wish them all the very best for the future.
Living a hectic life - in the UK, it was wonderful to find ourselves in this unspoilt part of France. The family came out to greet us and provided a welcoming cold beer upon arrival (and a lovely bottle of wine in the fridge for later). They even provided extra items for the baby and when she was found with holly berries in her hand - they picked all the berries from the bush! The house is comfortable and well furnished and we even found they had purchased a gift for the baby. How kind and thoughtful they were! They were discreet and sensitive, we had a wonderful rest and would like to say thank you so much!
Nous avons séjourné un week end dans cet adorable gîte. Il est très cosy et confortable. L'accueil était charmant, avec un petit feu dans la cheminée. Tout a été refait à neuf. J'y retournerai !
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
A 25% deposit is required at time of booking. The final payment is due 8 weeks before arrival date. Also payable is a deposit of £150 in respect of damages or breakages. We accept payment by internet banking and cheques. We would consider longer term lets out of season at a discounted rate.
Out of season you can book the whole gite for nightly stay for that out of season break.
During cooler months we offer electric heating at an extra charge of £70 per week.
First basket of wood for the wood burner is included in the price any further wood is charged at 5 euros per basket.
Check in is from 4pm and Check out is by 10am - alternative arrangements maybe available - please ask in advance of check out date. Change over days are flexible but are normally Saturday, depending on bookings in the month.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the gite and not per person and includes all linen & towels, first basket of logs for the fire.
During July & August the prices are for 7 days, for any extra days e.g 10 days the weekly price will apply plus a nightly cost of £70 for the whole gite.
Babysitting is available by a qualified british registered NNEN /RGN. Children's activities are organised on certain days of the week.
Any reservations you would like to make we would be more than happy to help out.