SUPERB COTTAGE 2-5 + free WiFi
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Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
LOOK NO FURTHER - HERE IS THE PERFECT OPTION AND IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING
A CHARMING, SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM PROPERTY IN LARGE PRIVATE GARDENS SLEEPS 5 +
FULLY, EQUIPPED, COMFORTABLE OFFERING PRIVACY AND A LOT OF SPACE & FLEXIBILITY FOR LOW RATES
AND SO TRANQUIL - Cool in summer warm in winter.
* IDEAL FOR SINGLES OR COUPLES LOOKING FOR WALKS, RELAXATION PLUS LOTS OF LOCAL INTEREST
* PERFECT FOR FAMILIES - SO MUCH TO DO & SEE
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* UNBEATABLE SECURE LOCATION SITTING IN A LARGE, PRIVATE GATED GROUNDS WITH SUPERB VIEWS
* EASY TO REACH BY AIR OR ROAD - (details of transport options send on request)
* FROM ONLY 250 EUROS A WEEK
* COMFORTABLE & FULLY EQUIPPED - PLUS FREE WiFi - included no extra charge
* AMPLE SAFE, OFF ROAD PARKING
* DRINKS OR DINE IN COMFORT ON THE TERRACE, IN THE GARDENS, IN THE CONSERVATORY OR IN THE COTTAGE
* IN A QUIET, OFF THE BEATEN-TRACK CUL DE SAC - SEE PICTURES OR SLIDE SHOW . . or go to: http://snack.to/pcf0gf83.
* OWNERS OFTEN ON HAND TO HELP, TRANSLATE OR RECOMMEND THE BEST LOCAL RESTAURANTS ETC
* FABULOUS WITH PEACEFUL AND SCENIC COUNTRY WALKS BY THE RIVER
* SO MUCH TO DO & EXPLORE LOCALLY FOR ALL THE FAMILY - (see below)
* FREE WINE AND VALUABLE LINKS PACKAGE - includes BEST RATE / NO CHARGES link for ordering EUROS
* 2 BIKES NOW AVAILABLE FOR V LOW COST RENTAL
* GOURMET LUNCH OPTION AVAILABLE - ask for details
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See our slideshow: http://snack.to/pcf0gf83 - INCLUDES CHATEAU PICTURES FOR THE GOURMET LUNCH OPTION
To return to the cottage, the original house is recorded as being built before Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in France from Corsica.
Now this charming, solid stone house has been tastefully extended, updated and insulated to modern standards so is ready to provide modern comforts with a proper shower-room, top-of-the-range heating, modern appliances, a brand new washing machine and free WiFi.
Retaining it's ancient charm, the massive stone walls guarantee it stays cool in the heat of summer, or with the choice of both a log burner and a new highly efficient heating, it stays warm and cosy during the cooler months.
Plus fine quality soft furnishings to provide all the year round comfort.
Local amusements for families:
The ideal place for both adults and children within easy reach of Monternon is Futurescope ( http://en.futuroscope.com/ ). With so much to see so it is probably more than a 1 day visit. On the way to Futurescope you will pass the large and very impressive 15th century moated Château de Bourg Archambault. You then pass through the charming town of Montmorillon. It has a very interesting heritage and architecture, is described as The Town of the Written Word and has a volcanic mineral named after it. the town is set on a river and has many ancient buildings, churches, interesting shops and restaurants and an impressive 15th century bridge over the river Gartempe . ( http://www.tourisme-montmorillon.fr/monuments.php )
About 25 minutes from your Monternon base is Snake Island at La Trimouille with 60 species including alligators, caiman alligators, monitor lizards, snakes, tortoises, lizards, crocodiles, chameleons and mongoose. La Trimouille is a pretty village with a river running through it. At Chauvigny (approx 1 hour from Monternon ) you have Giants of the Sky ( http://www.geantsduciel.com/GDC-UK/index.php ) it is set in the ruins of a Chateau and has amazing displays with many birds of prey.
Many of our visitors with family spend a few days on the beach or in the pool at Lac de Mondon which is only 10 or 15 minutes east of Monternon. Google shows you images of the lake and the large open park (free of charge), the swimming pool, the café restaurant etc, There is also another smaller lake at Chaillac which is only 10+ minutes north of Monternon.( http://www.chaillac36.fr/index.php?start=3 ) There are many other amusements and interesting places nearby including the fascinating city of Limoges which is an historic and extremely diverse city, set on the Vienne River and with so much to see really well worth visiting. It is described as the city of art and history (http://www.limoges-tourisme.com) and has is tourist train to take you around the city, an indoor aquarium, many historical buildings, a porcelain museum, many porcelain shops, more super shops and restaurants plus so much more.( http://www.limoges-tourisme.com/ )
About a 15 minute drive from Monternon is Les Herolles. Here one of the largest open-air markets in France is held every month. There are many hundreds of stands selling everything you can imagine plus a large, traditional animal and poultry market with horses, sheep, goats, rabbits, ducks, geese etc - this is a must see.
Our record of repeat bookings from both couples and families says it all!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake de Mondon 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 90 km, Nearest railway: Argenton sur Creuse 30 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The 3 bedroom property sleeps 2 with lots of space or 5 in total comfort (1 KING SIZE, 3 SINGLES) but with the put-u-up in the sitting room, you could squeeze in 2 more if absolutely necessary, at extra charge. The gated driveway to the house passes through tall pines and the house is completely secure and shuttered with safe parking.
It has a furnished conservatory, 2 double bedrooms and 1 small single bedroom plus the double bed settee in the sitting room, plus a modern shower-room and separate WC.
The recently modernised kitchen has cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and ample cupboard space. The large living room has a traditional tiled floor and a stone fireplace with wood burner, plus an ancient fitted oak cupboard and a range of oak bookshelves, 2 further low cupboards plus dining table and chairs, with UK satellite TV and free Wifi for Skype, internet, email etc.
Small appliances such as kettle, toaster, iron etc are also provided. In addition to front and rear lawns, there is also a spacious and private 1st floor sun terrace overlooking the property. With truly stunning walks and views across the river valley and woodlands below which are just a short minute stroll along a tranquil pathway .
REGARDING RESTRICTED MOBILITY / WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
All rooms are are on one level and there are no internal steps or stairs. The few front steps limit wheelchair access at the front. However there is another door at the rear and a slope with a small step to the side of the terrace. Upon request, we can provide a ramp to facilitate access over this low step by a wheelchair.
|Further details outdoors|
FABULOUS, RELAXING ENVIRONMENT. This part of the beautiful Haute Vienne countryside has an extremely low population is very green and rustic, so is the very best place to discover the authentic, genuine France. There are fantastic rivers, many vast lakes, large open woodlands and forests nearby with traditional country markets and ancient Chateaux to visit.
Also a visit to les Herolles, "FRANCE'S LARGEST OPEN MARKET" within only 20 minutes away is a must! As is the a giant outdoor antiques and bric-a-brac street market which usually takes place on the first Sunday of every month in Limoges - just an hour away, with superb local restaurants it makes a memorable and fabulous day out.
Your hosts are friends with the owner of the local, private carp lake so fishermen are usually made very welcome (subject to season and availability). Also just 30 minutes to the north is the Brenne National Park with an amazing 1000 lakes, masses of wildlife including deer and wild boar with well over 200 species of birds recorded - another well kept secret!
A day spent in Argenton 30 minutes to the north would be a full and rewarding day out. There is lots to see perhaps starting with a visit to the indoor market, then a wander through the beautifully presented Roman settlement Argentomagus. Then a light lunch followed by a walk along the impressive river Creuse and through the ancient town then a relaxing dinner at one the very many delightful but surprisingly inexpensive restaurants in the town. You could even catch a train for a trip to Paris from here!
Our cottage is located in a tranquil cul-de-sac in a quite quarter but is very easy to reach from all parts of the world. It also has all the essentials such as many excellent restaurants offering plat de jour at bargain prices, a la carte or fresh pizza. There are also supermarkets, bars, shops, doctors, pharmacy, bakers, hairdressers etc nearby. The nearest restaurant and bar is only a 5 minute drive away at St Martin le Mault where children are made very welcome and they speak a little English!
The tranquil and picturesque River Benaize (shown in the slide-show) is only a 5 minute stroll from the cottage and gently flows through quiet, peaceful woodlands. There you may take leisurely walks along the river. Perhaps you may be lucky enough to share the serenity of the dappled shade of the woods with one or more of the many wild deer to be found there.
LOTS TO DO - PLACES TO GO - BEST OF BOTH WORLDS - THE PERFECT CENTRAL LOCATION. Your French base is located in an idyllic setting but you are still within easy reach of fast modern motorways (20 minutes) and busy international airports (55 minutes).
Rentals may be paid in UK Pounds, Euros, US$, Australian$, Canadian$ and many other currencies and fixed regardless of currency fluctuations. (see below for details)
MINIMUM LET IS 1 WEEK (Saturday to Saturday)
Rates are fully inclusive of bedding, towels and utilities for 4 people and remember - we live nearby to help, advise, translate and to respond to questions.
We may make a small linen/towels/utilities surcharge for more than 4 people.
LONGER TERM BOOKINGS
A good discount is offered for bookings of 1+ months or for an annual rental.
REMEMBER - Once you have paid your deposit, your total costs are protected - no currency, exchange or other surcharges will apply.
The Limousin/Auvergne region
COAST / BEACH
Beaches and very large lake at Lac St Pardoux only 20-30 mins drive with, tennis courts, childrens play area, water shute, boating, water sports, horse-riding, tennis, fishing, bicycle and nature trails.
There are 10 golf courses in the Limousin area.
The ski slopes of the Massif Central are only just over an hour away.
Special interest holidays
Beaches, lakes, boating, water sports, horse-riding, tennis, fishing, bicycle and nature trails within easy reach.
The local village is a few mins drive and provides a supermarket, with bakers, chemist, post office and 2 bars/restaurants. Further afield there are many local towns including Chaillac, La Souterraine, Magnac Laval, Le Dorat, St Benoit du Sault and Montmorillon., All provide supermarkets, banks, shops and bars. Larger hypermarkets, shops, restaurants, train station are in Bellac and La Souteraine. The medieval city of Limoges and its airport is just 50/60 mins by car.
Saint Martin le Mault
Bessines Sur Gartempe is another pretty popular village with a variety of commerce including 5 restaurants, 3 banks, 3 supermarkets, 2 bakers, butchers, wine cellar, 3 cafes, florists, doctors, vets, post office, newsagents etc.
Main market day is the 11th day of each month, during the summer months there are markets on Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings. There are also local markets in the surrounding villages. Limoges the capital city of the Limousin, with its museums, porcelain shops and factories, aquarium, botanical garden, the famous ‘Rue de la Boucherie, where several houses still have their 18th century shop fronts.
Lake St. Pardoux - 20 minutes drive with 3 beach areas, surrounded by woodlands, ideal for mountain biking, horse riding, jogging, and walking. 330 hectares of lake where you can take part in a number of water sports - (water-skiing, wind-surfing, canoeing, pedalos, fishing, swimming or simply laying on the beach soaking up the sun.
TARZAN PARK - Limoges- 50 mins - Lots of fun for the whole family, you can spend at least half a day climbing, crawling, hanging on to the ropes, you’ll certainly sleep well after this great day out.
Park Zoo Reynou - 60 minutes Located in Le Vigen, south of Limoges, Reynou Park is a tourist and cultural place, where everybody will observe, understand and appreciate animal and vegetable kingdom.
ORADOUR SUR GLANE
Was a quiet dynamic village with a number of commerce until the horror of the 10th June 1944. Many and women and children died that day. The centre has been constructed in memory of those events.
Has an important 12th century church in the Romanesque style, the Collegiale de St. Pierre and a fortified gate unique to the Limousin region. It also has an outlet store for Limoges porcelain and a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and superstores, and of course, a weekly market. Montmorillion is a medieval town specialising in all crafts associated with books and publishing.
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30 Sep 2013
"An attractive and comfortable stone cottage in a quiet rural setting."
This cottage is definitely worth a visit. The rooms are all comfortable and large and the cottage has a very nice feel to it - a good layout and well equipped. Couldn't fault it. Our weather was … More
29 Sep 2013
We booked this cottage for 3 weeks but circumstances then prevented us from taking a 3 week holiday.Nick & Lynne were so understanding and helped us to secure a week here at very short notice.The whol… More
2 Sep 2013
""PERFECT" French holiday."
We booked our holiday here nearly a year ago so had plenty of time to look up "things to do & see". After driving 800 miles to get here we were greeted with this gem of a cottage all as des… More
27 Aug 2013
If you are looking for rental accommodation in the Limousin region of France, stop searching now, and make a booking for this place!!!My wife and I decided we would like to try a family holiday in Fra… More
15 Jul 2013
"Tranquility and relaxation with all mod cons"
If you are looking for a totally relaxed holiday in the peaceful French countryside then this is the place to go. The peace and tranquillity just seep into you. The house is well equipped and conveni… More
24 Nov 2012
"Superb in every respect."
We stumbled across this property whilst looking for a house to buy in the area. We needed a base for a few months and wanted somewhere comfortable. From our first contact with the owners we felt we ha… More
23 Sep 2012
"This cottage and the whole area is under rated"
We have stayed in this cottage more than once. The close proximity of the cottage to Limoges, the airport ,and so many places of interest makes it very convenient for us. The cottage, is very comfortable and spacious, and we have shared time there with friends before going off on our respective adventures. There's lots of space to park cars etc. This area is real 'country style' France and the local Relais ( a sort of pub type restaurant) is great and there are many other local delights to experience entwined into some magnificent walks. The owners are very approachable in respect to their tariffs, and are a great source of information of France in general. We have been able to negotiate a very cheap rate to secure the cottage whilst we spent time, in our case, in the UK and visiting friends for a few days in southern France. Its great to have a 'base' and be able to come and go and feel free to explore Europe in the knowledge that you can leave all that 'stuff' behind. We hope to go back yet again in 2013.
8 Sep 2012
"Good potential, but a long way to go"
Nice garden at the front,no garden furniture.Back garden needed to be tidied up old chairs and radiators dumped there again no garden furniture .No washing machine as advertised in literature. Third bedroom, not fit, High frosted window, no wardrobe and hot water boiler in the room. No hangers in wardrobes. Kitchen; new cooker and fridge and plenty cupboard space, breakfast bar for two only. Cutlery & utensils need replacing, no serving dishes or spoons.No iron or ironing board, no mop or bucket. Sitting room new furniture, TV fine, but antique cupboards took up too much room. No information at all on house keeping-Eg where to put rubbish..recycle etc.? Also no information on the area.
To maintain our high standards, it was necessary to replace the washing machine which was becoming unreliable. Delivery of the new replacement was delayed until shortly after this guest departed. In addition we have now installed a new, top quality dish washer. There are in fact a total of 8 additional metal or cane framed chairs to be used with the garden table. This is in addition to the 6 dining chairs. To provide maximum comfort for our guests, all these garden chairs have been specially upholstered in a charming, soft fabric. Accordingly these are available in the house for guests to use with the garden table as they wish. Yes, the ironing board and iron are in the kitchen with house-keeping instructions prominently placed to help guests to also find the dust pan, the mop and the bucket. All wardrobes have many, good quality wooden hangers, including the wardrobe in the small bedroom. Other guests have remarked how useful the solid oak and antique wall cupboards are for additional, secure storage space for valuables, effects and clothes. They have never, ever been described as intrusive.
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