About the home
Situated at the end of a small hamlet, the 2 bedroomed cottage has a large garden with open views of the surrounding rural countryside and an above ground swimming pool.
We have no 'through' traffic so it is very peaceful and tranquil but the small towns of Bonnat and Aigurande, with supermarkets for shopping, are only 5kms and 11 km away. The pretty town of La Celle Dunoise, on the river Creuse, is a 15 minute drive away and there you can horse ride,cycle, play tennis, or just sit with a glass of wine and an excellent meal at the Auberges (restaurants) and relax in the sunshine. There is an abundance of wildlife here with birds, particularly buzzards and hawks, butterflies, wild-flowers and small deer.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||3 Lakes, 8km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
* The living area is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, 3 double sofas and has a large feature
open fireplace with a log burner for the winter months.
* With plenty of character and oak beams the cottage is traditional but fully modernised with a bright, modern bathroom with bath and shower.
*There are beams in both the double and twin room.
* British satellite TV. Also Wii - with dance mat, karaoke, guitar hero, Wi fit and many more games - also bring your own games
Further details outdoors:
Off road parking.
The large garden is shared by the owners who live on site but you have total use of all areas and you have private use of the pool during your visit.
Bikes for hire, also child buggy, can be attached to adult bike, for 2 children aged 5 and under
A Welcome Pack is provided for your arrival.
Swimming pool available May - August
Owners live in a separate cottage on site but, while we are very happy to provide any assistance if required, your privacy to enjoy the garden and pool in private is assured.
Bikes are available for hire - please request details for rental rates and conditions.
Refundable breakages deposit of 100 pounds required , to be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
25% of rental fee due six weeks before your stay to secure your booking.
During the Winter and Spring season (1st Sept - 31st April) a supplement of 45 euros is charged for the supply of logs, if required
The Limousin / Auvergne / Creuse region
La Creuse, one of the districts of Limousin, is a beautiful, largely rural farming, area with miles of good roads to explore the region but with hardly any traffic.
It is possible to drive or walk for miles without passing a car. Three dams have been built on the river Creuse and this has created the region known as the 3 Lakes. Each lake has a small sandy beach and are perfect for swimming, picnicking and exploring. There is a cafe/restaurant at each lake and these are open from approx. May to September.
The main town of the Creuse is Gueret, 20 kms away, and here you can visit the Loups de Chabrieres (a wolf sanctuary) and a giant maze. Gueret also has an indoor swimming pool and museum.
The Bonnat / Linard area
In summer there are many local fetes to visit. The village of Linard, to which our hamlet of Nioux belongs, has its annual fete in August when you can take part in perhaps a lamb roast and watch traditional folk dancing.
Throughout the summer there are many 'brocantes' and 'vide greniers' - similar to our antique fairs and car boots, in most of the surrounding villages. The largest one is at Cheniers, 5kms away, when the whole town is closed to traffic and you can have a full day out viewing the items for sale and having a snack or meal and drink in one of the 2 town squares.
How to get there
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Fly from Britain to Bellegarde, Limoges Airport. www.aeroportlimoges.com
Cheap flights via Ryanair and Flybe - we are approximately 75 kms from the airport.
Car hire available at the airport - Avis www.avis.fr, Europcar www.europcar.fr
By car/ferry: from the southwest - Britany ferries via St Malo and other ferry companies to Calais.
Activities near Bonnat
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
08 Sep 2011
We were spoiled on our last holiday. Stayed in 3 different areas and Nioux cottage was our last week before the drive home..............What a very beautiful place to relax! The cottage was lovely and clean and had all the facilities we required, including a barbeque in the garden near the pool. Lots of fruit and veggies growing in the garden which was freely available to us, with the kind permission of our very thoughtful and generous hosts June and Cliff. (Play it again Cliff !) ..........We are returning again next summer (half-term) as we love the place so much. The local amenities are a short drive (car essential) and we spent a very enjoyable day at the Wolf sanctuary......1 hour or so drive...This place ticked all our boxes. Many thanks June and Cliff.
Mac, Christine and Katie Donovan-Chell
05 Jun 2011
The service offered by the proprietors of Nioux cottages (in particular Hibou cottage which we were lucky enough to stay in) was outstanding before we even set off. Cliff and June (the proprietors) communicated with us supplying detailed directions on how to find the hamlet from several different starting points. They also made the booking process easy and uncomplicated. Upon arrival we were very impressed with the warm welcome and the absolute charm of the cottage and its setting. The cottage is spacious and very well appointed and the grounds are lovely with plenty of places to sit and admire the views, there is a pool which is well maintained and very romantic swing! It was a little slice of heaven to just sit and take it all in, plenty of birds but best of all no cars or light pollution- you really can see the milky way of a night time. We spent a few days exploring and found the location of the cottage was ideal as a base for that, also for shopping the hamlet sits between two of the bigger 'towns' (Bonnat and Aigurande) so its only a short trip for provisions. The only bad thing we can say is that we wished we had booked for longer! Oh and make sure you check for French Bank holidays as everything closes, we did get caught out but thankfully Cliff and June came to our rescue with a couple of chops and veg, oh and strawberries, cherries and walnuts picked fresh from the garden. We would highly recommend a stay at Nioux Cottages and will absolutely be booking a return visit!
04 Jun 2011
we stay for three week. The cottage was very clean&comfortable the hosts were very helpfull at all times on arirval we had a bottle of wine and a french stick with cheese waiting for use very much... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Summer Season||2 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Sep 12||1 Jan 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||1 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 13||2 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer Season||2 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||2 Sep 12||1 Jan 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||1 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 May 13||2 Jul 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer Season||2 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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