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Yurt | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to Chez Yurt – luxury yurt camping in the beautiful Limousin region of France. If you love the romance and adventure of camping but also enjoy the comforts of home (proper beds, fresh linen, hot showers, a flushing loo!), then a stay at Chez Yurt could be the answer. We have something to suit everyone’s needs, from honeymooning couples to large families. Our take on glamorous camping, or ‘glamping’, offers peace and privacy as well as the opportunity to enjoy the various attractions on-site and throughout the region.
Chez Yurt is situated in a small hamlet in the Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin in South-West France. Our Mongolian yurt (or ‘ger’ as it is more accurately known) enjoys views over the Gartempe Valley and across to the Monts de Blond in the distance. Our local village, about 4 miles away, offers a range of shops and facilities including a boulangerie, bank, pharmacy and restaurant, and the nearest supermarkets are within 10 miles. We are about halfway between the historic cities of Poitiers and Limoges – the former is the picturesque capital of the Vienne noted in particular for its Romanesque architecture, and the latter the bustling capital of the Limousin famed for its porcelain industry.
Here are some comments from our Guest Book:
‘We were blown away by what we found! A little oasis of peace and tranquillity. The yurt is beautiful and comfortable. We liked it so much we stayed an extra two nights. Chez Yurt has something for everyone, a relaxing romantic break or a family adventure. It’s just waiting to be explored. We will be back for sure.’ Orla and Kevin [Limerick]
‘Many thanks for a wonderful welcome after a long drive. We heartily recommend Cathy’s cooking which was just excellent. All in all, a great place to come: beautiful, peaceful, but with plenty to do – even for teenagers! The Limousin remains an unspoilt region with a plentiful choice of activities for young and more mature families. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it’ Phoebe, Stephen, Edward and Gilles [Switzerland]
‘A fab welcome, a fantastic getaway for couples and families, our boys loved it! The pool, the chickens/egg collecting, the yurt, the ‘biggest garden bug in the whole wide world’, the Jenga, the trampoline……. Cathy, Jules and Dylan made the perfect hosts. We thank you and wish you ongoing success.’ James, Penny, Dillon and Fynn [Dorset]
‘We have had a wonderful week at Chez Yurt. All the facilities are perfect. The children loved, loved, loved the trampoline. The kitchen is stocked with all you need but Cathy’s food is delicious and a welcome treat – it is a must as is a visit to the lake. Thank you for your great hospitality and knowledge of places to visit.’ Becky, Matthew, Ruby and Jude [Notttingham]
‘It’s been wonderful to enjoy Cathy, Julian and Dylan’s little ‘coin de paradis’ this past week. We’re officially addicted to yurts (especially the kitchen and bathroom facilities!). We highly recommend a meal with the hosts – delicious food and great company. The girls loved playing with Dylan, the swimming pool, the trampoline, the games barn, everything! A huge thanks for your warm welcome, we had a great time.’ Rob, Patricia, Rebecca and Lilly [Oxfordshire]
‘Our first time in a yurt and what a wonderful experience this proved to be. The welcome was wonderful, the facilities exceptional and the hosts (plus Dylan) couldn’t be better. We spent a wonderful week here, exploring, cycling, going to the lac. We will be back next year! We wish you every success in your French life.’ Martyn, Vicky, Katie and Harry [West Yorkshire]
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 40 km, Nearest railway: Bellac 15 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
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The yurt is 6m in diameter and comfortably sleeps 4 in one double and two single beds. The mezzanine floor of La Petite Grange can accommodate a further two people, although is not suitable for very young children as access is via a steep staircase.
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is a below-ground 8m x 4m pool fitted with a reinforced safety cover.
Prices include the following:
· Welcome hamper containing some first night/morning essentials
· Duvets, pillows and bed linen
· Towels (including swimming towels)
· Fully equipped kitchen including fridge-freezer, gas hob, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans etc
· Free wi-fi access
The yurt is available from April to October. Short breaks of three or four nights are possible during the low season only, subject to availability.
The Limousin region
There are plenty of delights to explore across the region, whether you enjoy great food, history, culture, wildlife, sports or adventure. We have included some selected highlights below, but would be happy to help tailor your itinerary to your particular interests.
Futuroscope, to the east of Poitiers, is a huge theme park with rides, shows and attractions for all ages. With an emphasis on discovering the world through interactive rides and adventures, it features 3D and 4D cinemas, laser shows and a 360° observatory.
If you have any interest in wildlife then a visit to La Vallée des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys) is a must. Fifteen hectares of natural territory provide home for over 350 primates - including bonobos, chimps, gorillas and lemurs. Likewise, La Planète des Crocodiles and L'île aux Serpents provide fascinating excursions for animal lovers all within easy reach of Chez Yurt.
A visit to the 'martyred village' of Oradour-sur-Glane is a fascinating and moving experience. The village was destroyed on June 10 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. Only two women and one child survived. The village has been preserved as a memorial, alongside a museum and visitor's centre.
We spend a lot of our time at Le Lac de Saint Pardoux, a picturesque swimming lake about 45 minutes drive from us. There is plenty to occupy children and adults alike, with well-equipped play areas, sailing, water-sports, fishing, horse-riding, restaurants, bouncy castles – even hot-air ballooning and a forest adventure park.
The local area boasts many markets, brocantes (antiques markets) and vide greniers (car boot sales). The nearby town of Le Dorat hosts regular night markets during the summer months, and Limoges holds a famous flea market on the second Sunday of each month. The Haute-Vienne is also a haven for walkers, cyclists and those with a taste for the more adventurous e.g canoeing, kayaking, bungee-jumping.
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10 Sep 2014
"Even better the second time around!!!"
This is the first time we have ever returned to the same place but we had to go back to Chez Yurt and it was even better than before. We went with our two boys, 4 and 8. Cathy, Jules and Dylan were wo… More
We were delighted to have you back - you were even better the second time round as well (if that's possible)! Dylan just loved playing with the boys again and is keen to send some postcards so do PM me your address. We feel honoured to be your very first repeat visit, and hope to see you in the future. Hugs to you all X
23 Sep 2013
"Love love love"
What a find. Simply stunning. We were a group of friends but it could equally work for a family or romantic little hideaway for a couple.It has the best of all worlds and really brings a new meaning… More
Thanks so much for your comments, Jamie. We feel very honoured to be part of your long-standing 'blokes' annual getaway' tradition. We really enjoyed having you all round for dinner, and happy to see the fire-pit and gym equipment getting some use! Hope to see you again. :-)
16 Sep 2013
"Yurt Glamping - fantastic place to stay with everything you need"
We loved staying here - the yurt experience was fantastic ! the yurt itself is huge and luxurious and the barn, just a few feet away, has cooker, fridge freezer, shower and toilet. Cathy (the owner) i… More
Thank you so much Anna - we'd love to have you back! There are many upsides to running the business but the main one is meeting such a variety of lovely people. Hope to see you again soon.
2 Sep 2013
"Gorgeous Yurt, Very Relaxing!"
We stayed at Chez Yurt for one week in August and had the most amazing time. We went as a family, with two boys aged 3 and 7 and we all loved it. The Yurt was immaculate, extremely comfortable and mad… More
Thank you Meera, what a lovely review! We really enjoyed meeting you all, and look forward to cementing the friendships next year. Delighted to hear that the triceratops is still loved, and Dylan can't wait to see the boys again. X
25 Jul 2013
We spent a fantastic week in Limousin. My kids, aged 2 and 4, were able to go free range which is fantastic when you usually live in a city. It was super relaxing! The yurt is wonderfully spacious and… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. It was great to meet you - Dylan says 'Hi back' to Mathilda (and please let her know that he lost a tooth today - big news when you are 6!). Have a great summer. x
29 May 2013
"Fun, peaceful vacation in a beautiful spot!"
If you have an outdoor loving family but camping is not your thing, this is perfect for you.Chez Yurt is located in a beautiful, quiet spot, where all you hear is birds and frogs. Sleeping in the spac… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great to meet you all, and hope to welcome you back again one day. Dylan loved playing with Ethan on the trampoline! Best wishes, Cathy
13 Jan 2013
"A place loved by all the family."
When it comes to holidays I like Boutique hotels and my husband and children like camping so compromise is key! I felt very lucky on this holiday that i didn't really have to compromise, the faci… More
Thanks, Becky, for such a lovely review! I'm particularly pleased that you liked the facilities - we do aim to be more than just 'camping with a proper bed'. All the best to you and the family. X
7 Jan 2013
"excellent, beautiful friendly and well thought out"
We stayed late July - stumbling across the website earlier in the year - what a find! it exceeded all our expectations. The yurt is fantastic - huge - well furnished and thought out with electricity … More
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review. We are touched by your lovely comments - and glad that the boys liked the pool! Hope our paths cross again - and Dylan says 'hi'.
8 Dec 2012
"Lovely location, setting and atmosphere"
We spent a great week at Chez Yurt with all our expectations exceeded (sorry for the management speak!). The facilities of the adjacent barn, which included everything except a bedroom, meant that we … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and the family, and share our little 'coin de paradis'. We will hopefully see you all again in the future.