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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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)|
|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|
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
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 hills...in 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