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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The house sits in three acres of private meadowland, giving a haven for local wildlife. There is plenty of room for outdoor fun, playing in the pool or just relaxing. Indoors the open plan design is perfect for group holidays/large families, with the advantage of an additional separate quite reading room. The small village of Chandeau is situated close to several larger villages with shops, restaurants, bars, and pharmacies, health centres etc.

Many local villages hold summer fetes with fireworks throughout the season. Visit local Chateaux, follow the Richard the Lionheart trail. The area is great for walking and cycling - many local organised "randonnees" give you the chance to walk and meet the local french at the same time! The beautiful and historic cities of Limoges and Perigueux well worth a visit.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges, Bellegarde 30 km, Nearest railway: Bussiere Galant 15 km
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 Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Olive Tree is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped - it's the owners' real home when not being rented out so you'll find all the usual equipment and facilities you would expect at home. The lounge has plenty of comfortable seating for eight and is equipped with satellite TV, DVD, Video and CD players and an excellent sound system. There is a good selection of Videos and DVD's available to watch.

The lounge has patio door opening onto the terrace which benefits from the shade of the house when the weather is hot. The well equipped kitchen leads to the utility room, which also has a door to the terrace, making it easy to arrange meals inside or out. NB: there is also a tumble dryer in case the weather is inclement on wash days!

The separate reading room has plenty of books to choose from and a modern piano if you're musical!

Upstairs the four bedrooms all lead off the galleried landing. All have wardrobe/drawer storage and their own bath/shower rooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, two others have double beds and one has two twin beds (3ft). All bedding and towels are provided and there are lots of pillows!

Further details outdoors

The grounds, which surround the house, can be accessed either from the front or from the terrace at the back. Table and chairs are on the terrace, and there is a further seating,lounging area at the side of the house, which is in the sun for most of the day. This seating area overlooks the pool, from which you can keep an eye on the children from your sunbed.

Further details

The owners live in a self-contained house next door and will welcome you to the property, after which they will be on hand to give any help you need but otherwise will leave you to enjoy your holiday.

A "welcome pack" will be prepared for all guests as it's quite common to arrive late in the day. We can also provide a meal for your first evening - just ask for details.

The owners have an allotment on site, which usually provides for a few free fresh vegetables in season, and laying hens for the best eggs you've ever tasted.

The Limousin region

The Limousin is a beautiful part of France, enjoying the full four seasons each year although the summer is warmer and longer than in the UK. The region has the lowest pollution in the whole of France, being quite sparsely populated and is blessed with a landscape of rolling hills, lakes and mixed forest. This was the favourite home of Richard the Lionheart and you can see his influence and indeed follow his trail all over the area.

For those who enjoy the outdoor life this region is excellent for walking, cycling and there are many facilities for horseriding, fishing, golfing, tennis and water sports. There are also good swimming lakes with beaches in the locality - a french speciality as most of the population live inland!

There are many beautiful and historic towns and villages to visit - the larger cities of Limoges (40min) and Perigueux (60min) are well within reach and worth visiting for their culture and history as well as excellent markets.

Oradour-sur-Vayres

Our small hamlet is just 5 minutes from the two small towns of Oradour sur Vayres and Chalus (scene of Richard the Lionheart's untimely demise), where you'll find all the shops you need from supermarkets with fresh fish and meat counters to small artisan bakers, butchers and pharmacies. Our most local bakers (boulangeries) are just 2-3 minutes away for very fresh daily bread and croissants!

Most of the local villages and towns hold summer fetes throughout the season, some with fireworks. There are regular evening farmers' markets with entertainment. The last weekend of July sees Oradour sur Vayres totally transformed into a huge summer fair, with fairground attractions lining every street and lots of events, culminating in the grand firework display.

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Pam B.

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:26 Jul 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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