Janaillat holiday gite rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Meadow View Gite - Large rural cottage (4 bedroom)

from £100 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

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Front View with Alfresco Dining, ideal for BBQ's or for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening

Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 166623

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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
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Lac Courtille 23 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 heated swimming pool is surrounded by a large terrace, which has plenty of room for the sunloungers 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 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.


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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5 Aug 2013


"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


"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.

5 Nov 2012



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.

10 Jun 2012


"Excellent Beautiful accomodation and setting"

Last year we stayed in the recently renovated 4 bedroom Gite, which boasts good living space with neutral interior throughout and all the luxuries and basics you require when holidaying with your family. Myself, my husband and children enjoyed the swimming pool which had lots of space around for the Children to play and for us to relax and admire the rolling countryside around us. Whist we were there we visited lake Vassivere which has a beach and plenty of watersports. we visited lots of traditional French towns and villages during our stay and sampled lots of lovely French Pastries! Mr and Mrs Housely were a lovely couple who made us very welcome staying with them and we cant wait to go back to stay with them again this year.

19 Sep 2011


"Lovely quiet location but plenty to do in the area"

Lovely location on the edge of the village with great views over the fields. The children aged 7 and 11 loved the pool and the outdoor space. We would recommend visits to the Lake at Gueret, Lake Vassiviere and the Wolf Park. Friendly and helpful owners and will definitely visit again.

3 Sep 2011


"peace & tranquility , fantastic scenery from your window ,friendly nice hosts"

I stayed in Meadow View for two months April/May 2011 while awaiting purchase of my own french property to be finalised ,If you dont know France this is the place to fall in love with it the scenery around every corner is breath taking , the Family are English and couldnt be more helpfull , jovial ,and friendly , for a family with young children it would be ideal as set in a quiet village with no through traffic ,you can fish in the meandering stream that passes through the village ,walk unhindered by traffic ideal if you have a dog as i did ,and the locals english & french couldnt be more friendly , the gite has chickens ,a turkey , wandering around typically french and nice to see, the accomodation was spotless , large airy rooms to spread around in , and full of country charm ,beams and wood burning stove which was great on a chilly night with a bottle of wine .

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