Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Charming renovated gite with private pool in a beautiful countryside. Come get away from it all in this unique site for your holiday pleasure. L'arbre Magnolia is a restful retreat from the everyday, offering a well equipped and tastefully decorated gite in a 18th Century building. L'arbre Magnolia is furnished in a relaxed style, with the interior of a modern decoration and has 2 floors.
The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen, with fitted units, granite worktops, a fitted refrigerator, oven, hob, dishwasher and toaster. The dining area has an attractive solid oak table with eight chairs. Leading off the hall is a twin room with fitted wardrobe and views of the garden. Opposite this room there is a WC with wash basin and fitted shower.
A wooden spiral staircase leads upstairs to a comfortably furnished living room, with log burning fire and traditional oak beam features. There is satellite TV (English channels) and a DVD player. One of the settees converts into a double bed. This level also houses two more large bedrooms. One has twin beds and the other is a spacious master bedroom with large en-suite. From the master bedroom patio doors open out on to a balcony for outside dining with table, chairs overlooking the countryside.
Completely renovated to an exceedingly high standard, the gites have spacious rooms, and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay, with everything you would expect to find in your own home. The gites are set on the edge of an unspoilt hamlet and offers guests comfort, privacy and tranquility. Our child friendly gites are ideal for families, with facilities onsite to amuse children of all ages, including ping pong and a pool table - we provide toys/games, and books from the library. There is so much land for children to run around freely and everyone to find their own private space to relax and unwind.
These gites are ideal for groups of families or friends wanting to holiday together as the 2 independent gites (along with Maison de Rebeyrat) can be rented together allowing you to maintain your privacy and still enjoy each other's company whilst on holiday. The pool (open end May - end Sept) is situated to the rear of the buildings in a secluded private sun trap, with a lovely open aspect and views of the local wooded area. The pool has easy access by steps, with loungers and parasols for your comfort, pool-side lights and under-water illumination. The rear enclosed garden, shared by both gites, has a large brick chimney barbecue where you can enjoy outdoor dining at the table and chairs provided. You can also watch for wildlife, such as deer, birds, including eagles, hoopoe, black redstart and woodpeckers, from the comfort of the loungers. On a dark clear night, the starry sky is spectacular. Rebeyrat Gites is a fantastic location for families seeking an active yet relaxing holiday with something on offer for everyone, a good base to visit the many historic and other sites of interest in the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Estephe|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 57 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 57 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
There is a family run restaurant within walking distance. Walking and mountain biking trails start on the doorstep and there are also plenty of lakes for fishing and a choice of golf courses.
Piegut Pluviers is a 10 min drive, with shops, banks, restaurants, and bars. A bustling Wednesday market provides the holidaymakers with all the smells one associates with life in France. At Champniers Reilhac in July/August you can buy fresh produce and have it BBQ'd, and sit at long trestle tables in the town square and enjoy the night while listening to the band. This is a truly great French experience. For an energetic family fun day out, you must go to the Adventure Park, where you can swing from trees, walk rope ladders, absail amongst other thrilling activities set in a natural area. All activities uses harnesses and are fully supported by qualified and experienced instructors.
St Estephe is a man made lake approx 15 mins away from the gites, which has an excellent beach with picnic tables and a children's play area. There are numerous out door activities available including, rock climbing, horse riding, walking, fishing, beach volleyball and French boules. Kayaks are available and the first 30 minutes is free. Places to visit:
Limoges is famous for porcelain; Oradour, a grim reminder of the tragedies of World War 2.
The whole experience will provide fond memories that will last long after the holiday is over and make you want to return.
Brantome is an idyllic village located to the north of Perigueux on the banks of the River Dronne. The town is known locally as the Venice of Perigord. The town also boasts a selection of good restaurants including the Michelin starred Moulin de l'Abbaye. Market day is Friday. Attractions nearby Canoeing through Brantome gives you a different perspective on the town and is always a popular way to enjoy the setting and the surrounding countryside.
Grotte de Villars, one of the most impressive cave systems in the Perigord region and the only to have both prehistoric paintings and rock formations.
Perigueux Cathedral, Arriving in Perigueux the first thing to attract your attention is the amazing St Front Cathedral which dominates the town centre. The original church was built in about 1120 and changed in the 19th century by Paul Abadie who used it as a model for the design of the Sacre Coeur church in Montmarte.
The Chateau de Bourdeilles dominates the village and is the center of a visit. In fact the 'chateau de Bourdeilles' consists of two distinct castles – an older castle, and then a larger more recent renaissance castle. The older fortress section, dating from the 13th century, is the part containing the the impressive octagonal keep that dominates the skyline of the town, while the adjoining newer 16th century chateau is an altogether more refined building, with rich furnishings throughout. The chateau gardens are very traditional French style – plenty of small meticulously shaped shrubs – and give a lovely backdrop to the chateau.
Angouleme is the capital of the Charente area. The old town centre is built on a plateau which overlooks the Charente river. Narrow cobbled streets wind around the 19th century market and are full of atmosphere and include the Mairie, old churches and the Cathedral.
The renowned classic/vintage car rally the 'Circuits des Ramparts' is held in September each year in Angoulême The racing of these old vehicles, as they scream around the ancient streets, reminds you of Monaco 50 years ago!
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26 Aug 2013
"Friends in the French countryside"
When we arrived Ren greeted us like old friends and made us feel instantly at home. The property was lovely and very spacious with a quaint spiral staircase leading up to the first floor. An outside staircase leads to a large balcony to the side of the main bedroom and has a large table for evening meals in the sunshine. There is a lovely garden area and a large pool which we all enjoyed greatly. Both Ren and Mairi were very helpful throughout our stay, offering advice about places to visit including a local barbeque evening were you buy what you want to eat and the bbq team cook it for you. A very pleasant evening. If you want fabulous accommodation in a quiet, secluded part of the countryside with very friendly attentive hosts, book L'Arbre Magnolia
21 Aug 2013
"A piece of Heaven"
Describe the service you experienced: Upon arrival we were absolutely blown away by our accomodation...The welcome pack was just that..very welcome especially after such a long journey to get there..… More
4 Aug 2013
"A relaxing holiday which exceeded our expectations."
We had a fantastic holiday and the gite exceeded our expectations on arrival. It was immaculate , yet felt very welcoming. Mairi and Ren had left a basket of essentials and biscuits etc which was a lo… More
Thank you, we are pleased that you had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
31 Jul 2013
"Best Gite ever"
We have stayed here now 7 times and we love it more and more each time. The pool and gardens are immaculately kept as are both the Gites. Mairi, Ren and Rhona make you feel very welcome and are on site if you need any help with anything. Lots of places to visit, you do need a car to get to them but there is a restaurant in the village which is excellent, 15euros for a three course meal. The market in Pieguet on Wednesday is something not to miss, the fruit, vegetables and meat, fish etc are all very good. Plus all the other stalls of clothes, jewellery, bric a brac and local soaps etc. There are local walks around the area to keep you occupied or just chill out while you are there either way it is a holiday home made in heaven! See you September 2014
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