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Meadow View Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Heated Pool with relaxing sun-loungers & amazing views, ideal for cooling off on hot sunny days

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This beautiful rural holiday cottage has been recently renovated to keep its original features whilst adding modern touches to provide a relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable holiday.The cottage has four large bedrooms so is spacious enough to accommodate a 3 Generation family or two families, and can sleep up to 10 people. There are 2 double rooms and 2 twin rooms and a double sofa-bed. We can also provide a cot and highchair. The gite is fully equipped with everything needed for a relaxing family holiday. There is a secure private garden, with outdoor play equipment and patio furniture and BBQ for alfresco dining.

In a peaceful location it's perfect for that ideal 'get away from it all break' where you can enjoy a leisurely walk or a bike ride around the countryside. There is also a local riding stables if horse riding is more your thing or the many leisure lakes for watersports and beaches.

The cottage is located on the edge of the rural village of Janaillat, which is situated centrally within a triangle of 3 towns, La Souterraine, Bourganeuf and Gueret, and is only a short drive away from the village of Bénévent-l'Abbaye. You can visit medieval towns for markets, cafés and restaurants, or you can simply relax by the pool and look out onto the amazing views.

This gite is ideally located with plenty to see and do. This is the perfect place for the whole family to un-wind and de-stress!

This property is one of two gites within our gite complex. The gite itself fully self-contained and private. The only shared facilities are the gym, garden and pool. These facilities are listed as shared/private because they are only to be used by the gite complex guests of Meadow View.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lac Courtille 23 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges Bellegarde 74 km, Nearest railway: La Souterraine
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The large open plan lounge / kitchen area has solid oak beams and it's original fireplace, and is a real hub for the whole family. There are two large inviting sofas, a small dining table (to seat 4) and a well equipped kitchen. There is also a TV with English Sky TV channels & DVD player.

The separate dining room has a large table to seat 8 and also here is a Relaxation Area with a Double sofa bed. Here you can unwind with a selection of books, puzzles and games or listen to your music on the I dock. Wi-fi is also available throughout the cottage so you can catch up with your emails etc.

The 4 spacious bedrooms (2 Twin, 1 Double and 1 Four Poster) are all freshly decorated and have plenty of hanging and drawer storage.

Fans are provided in the warm summer months.

There is a washing machine in the kitchen, and outdoor drying.

Separate Gym equipped with Treadmill, Exercise Bike, Cross-Trainer, Power Plate and Multi-gym with Punch Bag. (Boxing Gloves provided).

We do not have a telephone within the gite but emergency calls can be made from our home, which is on the same site.

Further details outdoors

The sunken heated swimming pool is surrounded by a large terrace, which has plenty of room for he tsunloungers provided. Whilst sun-bathing you can enjoy the amazing views of the rolling countryside. Our pool complies with the strict French Pool Saftey Regulations. The pool is cleaned and maintained on a daily basis. To reduce the risk of injury glasses, glass bottles and other sharp objects are not permitted around the pool area.

The terrace with Patio furniture and Parasols, ideal for eating al-fresco or to spend relaxing evenings viewing the night sky with a myriad of stars and listening to the grasshoppers in the nearby meadows.

There is a large lawned garden which is fenced on all sides so it is completely safe and secure for small children, and there is plenty of room for the children to play.

This property is one of two gites within our gite complex. The gite itself fully self-contained and private. The only shared facilities are the gym, garden and pool. These facilities are listed as shared/private because they are only to be used by the gite complex guests of Meadow View.

Further details

Changeover takes place on a Saturday during peak season, during the rest of the year there is more flexibility. We ask guest to arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am, additional charges will apply for later departures.

A complimentary welcome pack is provided on arrival, full of essentials, such as Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, salt & pepper, It also contains information about the area, places to visit and the local cafes and restaurants.

Other grocery items can be purchased for your arrival, this can prove extremely useful when arriving in rural France, please ask for further details.

We have a grocery van and a bread van which pulls into the village on a regular basis, for that lovely fresh baguette!

Towels and Linen are included in the rental price, but please bring your own beach towels for using around the pool.

The property is cleaned at the end or your visit, but if you would prefer a clean during your stay then please ask, this will be at an additional charge.

Plenty of off-Road Parking is available.

The pool is completely private to the gite complex, and it only to be used by the gite guests. We open the pool from mid may to October (weather depending). We have installed a heating system, which provides a constant temperature of 30 degrees. Our pool is cleaned and maintained on a daily basis.

We live in the barn situated behind the gite, the are on-hand for any help or advice. We can give recommendations for places to eat or visit, and we are there to ensure you have a wonderful holiday.

The Limousin/Auvergne region

The Limousin region is one of the unspoilt areas of France, and has been described as the 'Lake District of France'. With an abundance of rolling hillsides and fields, leisure lakes and historical sites this region will provide an interesting and enjoyable holiday for everyone in the family.

The Limousin is made up of three departments, the Creuse (23), the Haute-Vienne (87), and the Correze (19). Famous for the it's best beef farming in the world, an abundant of Limousin Cattle can be seen around the region. The main tourist attractions of the Creuse are the Tapestry Museum in Aubusson, the many chateaux in the area, and the Lac de Vassiviere, these are all within a short drive away.

The main town of Limoges is only an hour away, and it has a buzzing cosmopolitan vibe! With an abundance of cafes and restaurants, boutiques and museums. There is also the indoor Aquarium, the Tourist Train and it;s the heart of the Limoges Porcelain.

Janaillat

The local area has an abundance of activities including walking, cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding, fishing, leisure lakes and historic sites. Further a field there is canoeing, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and water skiing. With such beautiful surroundings it is an ideal place for photography,painting and bird watching.

Saint Dizier Leyrenne – with a small convenience store, pharmacy, post office, tennis courts and fishing lake.

Bourganeuf – home of Medieval Castle with the Zimim tower, also with supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, tourist information, pharmacy, banks and a petrol station. A local market fills the town on Wednesday's.

Bosmoreau le Mines – where there is the 'Velo-rail' a bike track of 10km of disused rail track through the breathtaking countryside and the mining museum.

Bénévent l'Abbaye – with it's 12th Century Abbey, the Sceneovision, a local museum recalling the history of the liquor Benevento. Also there is a small supermarket, and a world-class bakery and butcher.

Lake Vassivere – about a 35 minute drive away, the lake is one of Europe's largest man-made lakes and it has several beautiful sandy beaches with swimming, pedalos, fishing, and a cruise boat upon which you can have lunch, breathtaking views and various walks, cycle paths and water sports. There is also the 'Arbre de Arbre' a tree top adventure course with several different routes suitable for all ages and heights.

Gueret – Capital of the Creuse region. Here are all the larger supermarkets and shops, cafes and restaurants. The Courtille Lake in Gueret also has inflatables, water slides and pedalos. Other tourist attractions include the 'Labyrinth Geant', the largest permanent maze in the world, expanding over 2 hectares of greenery, and the Wolf Park, where you are able to see the wolves and their cubs in their natural habitat.

Limoges – home of the famous Limoges Porcelain, and the capital of the Limousin Region. With a cosmopolitan feel, here you will find all the large chain stores, art galleries as well as the Zoo and Aquarium Theme Park.

Please ask for more information about local attractions and places to visit, we are more than happy to provide you with addresses and a map if necessary.

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Review 1-10 of 19

4 Sep 2014

5/5

"AMAZING"

Amazing holiday , amazing hosts , wonderful gite home from home , we couldn't of asked for better hosts Bryan n Jayne rescued us on our first nite when we were lost they are such a lovely family … More

27 Aug 2014

5/5

"Brilliant 2 weeks in the gite and the creuse region. Absolutely loved it"

A completely different type of holiday for us. Relaxing and enjoying the countryside was what we expected but we found so much to do and see that the 2 weeks whizzed by. The gite is lovely and suited … More

6 Feb 2014

5/5

"As described."

I based myself here whilst looking at property. Bryan and Jane know just about all there is to know about the reality of buying a property in the Limousin. They know a lot about all facets of life in … More

25 Sep 2013

3/5

"safety"

Basically a very nice cottage with potential, set in beautiful countryside in a small village. However minor irritations - swimming pool, in full sun with sunshades that were inadequate. Towels not su… More

We are so glad that you enjoyed our gite accommodation and had a lovely holiday. You much appreciated the complimentary pizzas and wedges we cooked for your late arrival at 9.30pm, and your son more than enjoyed the ice cold beer we gave him!

To answer and comment on the points raised:-

The heated pool terrace has four parasols, more than adequate we feel for the number of sun loungers. The parasols also have a tilting mechanism to adjust to shade from the sun. They can also be moved to anywhere on the pool terrace.

Our advert on all our websites clear states that pool towels are not provided. We even had to bring this to your attention after we saw your children with our white Egyptian bath towels thrown around on the lawn. Again this is mentioned in our guest welcome pack that bath towels are not to be taken out of the property. I 'm sure you must agree that this is to keep them in their brilliant white pristine condition for other guests.

The pool is amble size for the number of guests we can accommodate, plus it is never is use all day, every day by each and every guest.

As you will see from previous reviews our children are well behaved, I can only assume that your headache was caused by your children playing in the pool with our boys.

Not quite sure what you expect, but again our advert doesn't actually mention 'Children's Play Area', but we do provide swings, pool inflatables, sand pit, football net, basketball net, racquets and balls, table football and pool table, much more than most people would expect from a gite complex.

The outdoor eating was discussed with you on arrival, as the table and chairs could be in front of the property or moved to the garden area. You were more than happy to leave it where it was.

I can assure you that all appliances were working and that they are all checked prior to all guests arriving. So we cannot understand this point!

There is a choice of board games, a selection of books, DVD's, CD's and playing cards and UNO. More than amble choice of entertainment.

There are amble electric sockets in every room in the property, also we do provide UK/ French adaptors if you only asked. Again this in mentioned in the guest welcome pack.

If safety was your main concern, then why did we have to bring to your attention on numerous occasions that your children were around the pool unsupervised? This is clearly stated in the pool rules, displayed at the pool and in the welcome pack. The windows on the 2nd storey do have window locks and these were taken off at your daughter-in-laws request to allow more ventilation into the bedroom.

Stair gates were not requested, but I would have thought that your children aged 9 and 6 would be old enough to manage the stairs safely!

The gas cooker is less than a year old and I do have receipts for all appliances in the gite. I can ensure you that all safety issues are of upmost importance to us, and we have clarified all concerns with our insurance company AXA. The insurance certificate is displayed to you in our welcome pack.

This gite does have a double sofa bed in the dining room on the ground floor, maybe this room would have been more suitable for your needs.

We are really glad you enjoyed you stay in our gite. Maybe if you could have discussed any of your concerns whilst actually staying with us then we would have had a chance to address these. But nothing was ever mentioned during your stay and in fact you didn't even fill-in our guest questionnaire which enables us to review our accommodation and improve our service.

26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fantastic 'getaway' holiday!"

Planning for a large group of 7 adults and 3 children is never easy but I hit the jackpot with Meadow View Cottage. Plenty of space and comfortable beds.The weather was glorious and the views stunnin… More

5 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fantastic holiday, all you could wish for."

Having travelled to this region of France before, we were still surprised by what a lovely setting our gite was in, Fabulous unspoiled views of the surrounding countryside one way, and a charming picture postcard village the other. Inside the gite we had another surprise, the pictures on the web site didn't do it justice, the rooms are lovely, with masses of space, which really helped, as we were a party of seven adults and only two children. The beds were really comfy, and we had lovely fluffy White bath towels.

On arrival we had a lovely welcome by the owners Bryan and Jane, who had made us homemade Pizza and wedges, also a welcome basket, that had some basic supply's, which always helps. What I found really helpful was that the gite had initial supply's of toilet rolls, washing up liquid and cleaning products.

During our stay we were lucky to have amazing weather and were able to utilise the pool often, I must say the pool was really lovely, as it wasn,t a salt water pool, like you find in some French gites, not forgetting that it overlooks an amazing view. The pool is shared with the owners and the other gite, but for us this was an advantage, as we were able to spend some lovely evenings with Bryan and Jane and our two children loved playing with theirs.

We all enjoyed our Holiday at Meadow View, for a party with ages ranging from 76 to 7 including an older teenager, I think we hit the jackpot, and will definitely be returning next year.

Thank You Bryan and Jane

23 Mar 2013

5/5

"Wonderful Cottage, Lovely Area, Great Owners, Fantastic Holiday"

We received warm welcome from the owners Jane & Bryan, and the complementary pizzas & potato wedges they made for our arrival was an incredible gesture and took the pressure off cooking on our first night after the drive down.

The gite was a lot larger than we expected and the photos on the website don't do it any justice, it is by far more outstanding and with all the equipment and comfort that is needed for a two week family holiday.

The pool and terrace area was breath-taking, with amazing views across the rural countryside. The kids love splashing in the pool and it was very refreshing to cool off, on the very hot sunny days.

The garden was all fenced off, so was very safe for the children and there was plenty for the kids to do with the trampoline, sandpit and swings. Jane and Bryan even provided a baby swing for our toddler which we felt was a very thoughtful touch.

The various lakes with the beaches in the area provided the children with enjoyment and it just goes to show that you don't need the go to the coast to build sandcastles! The towns and villages we visited gave us a wide insight in the French life. We had some lovely meals out and the 'plat de jours' give a taste of French cuisine and are extremely good value for money.

The location is very relaxing and it's the ideal holiday to unwind and take time out to enjoy a good book and spend time with the family.

We would definitely recommend this gite to our friends and family, and we have already booked for August.

16 Nov 2012

5/5

"A lovely gite in a beautiful area"

We were met by the owners on arrival who were very friendly; we were pleasantly surprised that lunch was awaiting us which was much appreciated after the journey along with a welcome pack saving us a … More

5 Nov 2012

5/5

"Perfick!!!!"

its all Perfick! As Pa Larkin would say from the Darling buds of May. From Start to finish everything was great!

We got a friendly and genuine welcome from Brian, Jane and their children. A lovely welcome drink or two as well, which was a nice touch. We were home from home before you could say cheese and wine.

The Property was clean, tidy and very well presented. Everything we needed was in the property and on the one occasion it wasn't Brian sorted it for us almost immediately.

There isn't anything bad I can say about this place. The Property was excellent, Brian and Jane were lovely, the area is beautiful with lots to explorer and do. If I was being really picky then maybe a larger flat screen TV would of been nice for movies in the evening but I'm told this is being done anyway.

We had our three small children with us. They loved the swimming pool and garden with lots for them to do.

We will be returning soon. Many thanks Brian and Jane.

4 Oct 2012

3/5

"Lovely area, adequate house but beware"

We visited with our friends who booked the property as a party of 4 young children and 6 adults. A big house with lots of room and additional facilities you wouldn't normally get, however some ba… More

We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Meadow View, I can assure you that all above points have been taken into consideration and amendments to our accommodation and service have been rectified to ensure that all future guests have an amazing stay in our rural gite in France.
As I have previously mentioned only half of the deposit was retained, and this was held against all the damages as well and the disrespectful condition many rooms, equipment and furnishings were left in when the other guests in your party vacated our gite. Due to you leaving several days before the other guests in the party, I do find it hard that you can comment on some of the issues mentioned. It is our normal policy for us you go around the gite with our departing guests to check the condition that it is being left in, but the other guests in your party were very eager to leave and didn't want to go through the gite for the final inspection.

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