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"La Gimbretière"

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

from £29 /night

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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 209 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Located in the beautiful 'Vallée de la Gartempe' our holiday gite is in fact the converted donkey stable adjoining our 'Maison de Maitre type of farmhouse. No longer a 'working' farm, nevertheless,part of the attraction is our small menagerie of sheep,donkeys,chickens ,ducks,geese,cats and a dog that will form part of your surroundings when staying here.We also have a productive vegetable plot which you are welcome to wander through,maybe help us pick some crops.

The gite has a fully fitted ground floor kitchen (overlooking the garden) with the usual range of modern appliances including a washer dryer for laundry.The kitchen dining table can comfortably seat six.The other rooms are reached by an open stair case from the kitchen.

The comfortable living room has satellite TV with most UK and French freesat channels, a DVD player,games,books and free wifi. The fireplace can be lit for comfort early or late in the season as well as the Rayburn kitchen range feeding upstairs radiators during the winter season.

There are two bedrooms,one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. A futon in the living can also be converted to a third sleeping place if required. The double bedroom has an en suite bathroom.This would have to be shared with the other gite occupants.For the smaller members of the family a cot,high-chair and stair gate can be provided on request


Outside in the large garden there is a 'bandstand' with table,chairs and a BBQ for your use as well as various sized paddling pools and several outdoor games/ home grown activities for children and adults or maybe you would just enjoy spotting the wildlife,stargazing our beautiful clear night sky or just relaxing in the peace and quiet with a glass of wine we hope there is something for you and your family here.

Approx 15 min walk from our house along a track leads you down to the river Gartempe where you can picnic and in certain areas of the river children can paddle safely.Other activities that can be pursued locally are canoeing fishing,walking and cycling and weekly markets in the surrounding medieval towns of Montmorillon,Bellac and Le Dorat. A little further afield the tourist attractions of 'Futuroscope', La planète des Crocodiles, La Vallée des Singes, L'île aux serpents Lac Pardour are all interesting days out for kids within reasonable distan

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle, France 209 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers–Biard Airport (French: Aéroport de Poitie 71 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 69 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

About this location

The Limousin region

La Basse Marche – Vallée de la Gartempe

Au nord de la Haute-Vienne, le plateau de la Basse Marche présente un relief bien aplanis (250 m d'altitude). Ce plateau développe des reliefs en creux, à la faveur des rivières qui traversent le plateau d'est en ouest : La Brame, le Vincou, la Semme, La Couze, La Benaize, la Glayeule, la Bazine, et la plus importante d'entre-elles : la Gartempe.

Les lignes de crêtes des Monts de Blond et des Monts d'Ambazac marquent la rupture entre le bassin de la Gartempe et celui de la Vienne.

The Basse Marche - the Gartempe Valley

In the north of the Haute-Vienne, the Basse Marche plateau flattens out (250m altitude). This plateau develops hollows which favour the rivers that cross the plateau from east to west: Brame, Vincou, Semme, Couze, Benaize, Glayeule, Bazine, and the most important among them: Gartempe.

The Monts de Blond and Monts d'Ambazac crater line marks the rupture between the Gartempe and Vienne basins.


Bussière-Poitevine (Occitan: Bussiére) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in western France.

Nearby towns Montmorillon - Le Dorat - Bellac - Chouvigny

You find Bussière-Poitevine on the N147 between Poitiers en Limoges

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28 Oct 2014


"Highly recommended!!"

Our stay at the end of October couldn't have been better! La Gimbretière is a truly fabulous place, a warm, welcoming oasis of peace surrounded by lush meadows and gentle one word, Pa… More

10 Oct 2014


"Idyllic setting in a perfect location...."

Surrounded by wonderful views of the hilly countryside, the gite is furnished to a very high standard throughout. You'll want for nothing. It also includes TV, DVD, and internet connection. Outsi… More

4 Oct 2014


"Home from Home"

What a really excellent place to stay the owners Marcus and Diane were very informative and very helpful .Everything was clean and tidy and very comfortable all in all a very nice place to stay,we tho… More

3 Oct 2014


"Wonderful place, wonderful space,the photos don't do it justice!!"

Five Star>Really fantastic place to stay. Living area far bigger and even better than the photos show. Everything has been done to a very high standard. Very peaceful setting, surrounded by wonder… More

18 Aug 2014


"Lovely gite in rural France, perfect for a family holiday"

We had a truly lovely stay - the gite is of a very high standard and is well equipped with everything you need, and Diane and Marcus were very welcoming. There was plenty for our children to do (age 6… More

14 Aug 2014


"A truly beautiful place to stay, and run by two incredibly kind and generous people."

We stayed here with two children, aged nine and twelve, plus a young baby. The animals and land provided excellent entertainment, especially as Diane and Marcus had supplies of outdoor games and were … More

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    Calendar last updated:12 Mar 2015

    Based in France

    Languages spoken
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    • Dutch

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