|The Three Storey Tower||Self Catering||Flexible||1||4||1||Double sofabed|
We have available a superb gite comprising of a recently constructed 3 storey tower adjacent to our barn conversion.
There is a small private patio area next to The Tower where you will find a bbq, patio table chairs and parasol and reclining chairs. We also have available a swimming pool (7m x 4m) which is solar heated and shared. There is also a summerhouse available with sink, cutlery, crockery and bbq. There are parasols and sunloungers.
All guests have access to The Tower from a driveway to the rear of the property. We have a total of 4 acres comprising of gardens and woodland.
Our hamlet of Le Breuil comprises of 18 houses in total. We are the only permanent English family here and 3 other homes within our village are holiday homes. We have a very good community and have managed to intergrate well with the locals.
Our village of Montrollet is only 2km from us and there you will find a restaurant in an ideal setting next to the lake.
The ground floor of The Tower comprises of a kitchen/dining room.
There is a table and 4 chairs, fridge-freezer, electric fan assisted oven, 6 ring gas hob, washing machine and microwave. All the cutlery and crockery that you need, cooking utensils etc.
There is a flat screen tv with Freeview English and French television, dvd player, L-shaped sofabed, bookshelf with good choice of dvds and books.
The top floor is a very large bedroom with 4 windows and a magnificent oak ceiling. King size bed, 2 bedside cabinets, rugs, chest of drawers, rocking chair, wardrobe, mirror and ottoman. All bedlinen and towels are provided (rental charge for towels for pool). All bedlinen and towels are changed every 4 days.
The bathroom comprises of a shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.
There is electric floor heating in kitchen and a wood burning stove.
Dvd's and books are available.
Patio area is adjoined to the side of The Tower with bbq and all patio furniture.
Parking is available within the grounds of our property. Access is via double gates to rear.
The Tower may not be suitable to persons with walking difficulties as there are 2 flights of stairs to contend with.
We have lived in France for almost 8 years having previously renovated a Mill House in Confolens in 2002 and purchasing our barn in 2005. Andy renovates properties and I have my own treatment room within our home for beauty therapy. We live in a tiny hamlet comprising of 10 houses and we have endeavoured to learn as much as we can about the French way of life, in order for us to try to fit into the community. As long as you attempt to speak some French, it is very much appreciated and welcomed.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||We used to own a watermill at Confolens which is 28km from Montrollet, which we renovated and sold. We very much like this area because we are only 2 hours from the seaside at La Rochelle and in the winter to go skiing at Super Besse in the Massif Central which is only 2 hours from here. The countryside is very much like that of England.|
|Unique benefits of property||From the bedroom window of The Tower you will have magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. It is totally self sufficient being situated within 4 acres of woodland and garden and has a solar heated pool and summerhouse. We also offer evening meals to guests which can be convenient on arrival days when guests may not fancy cooking or going out to find a restaurant after a long day travelling. All the food that I cook is homemade and some of the produce is from our vegetable garden.|
Special interest holidays:
There are lots of leaflets/brochures available for places of interest.
We are situated approximately 2 and a half hours drive from the beach at La Rochelle, but we do have some lovely 'man made' beaches with lakes situated within close proximity. These beaches are very clean and have various pedalos and boats for hire as well as restaurants and children's play areas. The nearest 'beach' to us is at Pressac, which is about 15km away, although there is a much larger beach/lake at Saint Pardoux, which is about 30km away.
We are situated 30mins from Limoges airport and a 5 hour drive from La Havre.
Our nearest village is Montrollet, which is 2km away and has a bar/restaurant overlooking the lake. The market town of St Junien is a 10 minute drive away and features various supermarkets and retail outlets as well as some very interesting shops in the centre of town. Every Saturday morning there is a market and every 3rd Saturday of the month there is a very large market taking up most of the town. The city of Limoges is less than 30km away and is well worth a visit.
We have a large selection of leaflets available, which include places of interest as well as activities for children. Oradour Sur Glane is a village preserved since 1944 when the SS invaded and is only 8km away, but is worth a visit. A visit to Bellevue near Limoges is for all of the family and features train rides, mini safari, toboggan rides, mini-golf, carting etc.
A must is a cycle ride on the Velo-Rail either from Confolens or Bussier-Galant taking you through some wonderful landscapes at your own speed.
The Aquarium du Limousin in Limoges is fascinating for all the family with over 2,500 species of fish! Horse riding is available at Brigueuil, which is 8km away either for the experienced or beginner with randonnees through the forest.
Canoe and kayak trips along the river Vienne can be arranged.