|La Nouvelle Vie||Self Catering||Saturday||2||2||1|
On the Correze and Haute Vienne borders of the Limousin approx 40 min south of Limoges, 30 min north of Brive, near Uzerche, Treignac and the Monediers Autoroute A20 turn off at either exit 42 (St Germain les Belles), or exit 43 (Masseret). Verdeyme can be found approx 1 mile south west of Surdoux.
Just 6km away you can walk up Mont Gargan with an altitude of 731m for some beautiful panoramic views. The pretty village of Chamberet is 8km away and has an excellent boulangerie, supermarket, bars, restaurants, chemist, doctors, bank, Post Office with 24hr cash machine. In this same village you will find an arboretum, an outdoor swimming pool and lake. For shopaholics there is Limoges and Brive.
Being one of the most sparsely populated areas of France makes for relaxed outings by car, bike (2 mountain bikes provided), or by foot, without having to worry about the traffic. Or why not just take in the clean fresh air and relax, in these peaceful surroundings of the Limousin.
All the prices shown are for 2 people, for each additional person there is a charge of £21 per week (children under 2 years old go free) and £10 per week for a dog/cat.
A discount is given on a 2 week or more stay.
All bed linen and towels, gas for cooking, logs for the fire, a welcome pack, and the use of 2 mountain bikes are all included in the price.
Also 20kw of electricity per day and 10 Euros (1GB) per weeks worth of wi-fi use, which is provided by a France Telecoms dongle is also included in price.
A £100 security deposit is required (payable with balance) from which any breakages or excessive electricity/cleaning would be deducted and returned to you within 7 Days of your departure.
Well equipped with dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils, a gas hob, cooker hood, electric oven, sink, microwave oven, electric toaster, food processor, an electric kettle, coffee-maker, storage cupboards and a large fridge. Dining area with a radiator under the window, a large farmhouse table and 6 chairs, plus a highchair if required.
Living area with a radiator under the windows, 3 armchairs and sofabed facing a large inglenook fireplace with a very cosy and efficient wood burning stove. Bookcase, books, games, reading lamps, tv (UK and French channels). Dvd, cd, radio and MP3 player and internet access.
Bedroom 1 (ground floor): Views onto open countryside, with a double bed, wardrobe and a hairdryer.
Bedroom 2 (first floor): With double bed, cot, 2 single beds, and cloths rail. Both also have bedside cabinets/lamps and chest of drawers. All bed linen is provided.
Situated on the ground floor. With a large spacious (1.20 x 1.80m) walk-in tiled shower, enclosure with safety hand rails and a shower stool. Washbasin, wc (with hand rail) and a bathroom cabinet with a shaver socket and a radiator.
All towels provided.
A cosy and efficient wood burning stove set in a large inglenook fireplace. Plus there are electric radiators in every room.
A tv with English and French channels, a dvd player with a few dvd's, a cd player with a MP3 socket/cable and Internet access. There is also a tv and dvd player in the upstairs bedroom. There are also some books, puzzels and board games to play with.
Two gardens. Both gardens are south facing onto open countryside. The larger garden with a fishpond and garden bench is completely enclosed. The smaller garden is complete with a barbecue, table and chairs, 4 sunloungers, a garden bench, a swing (attached to a tree), a variety of flowering shrubs and a mature lime tree giving shade to dine under. Two bikes are stored in the small barn for your use.
Off-road parking for your car is opposite.
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||Lovely and quiet.
And friendly people.
|Unique benefits of property||There is plenty of room to relax.
It is lovely and quiet to relax.
It has countryside views, to help you relax.
For some beautiful panoramic views of this area, visit Mont Gargan just 6 km away, with an altitude of 731m (Verdeyme is 550m). Travel some of the route of Richard the Lion Heart and see many chateaux and fortified churches. Visit some of the most beautiful villages in France (award winning). Oradour sur Glane 25km north west of Limoges where the village has been left just as the German SS soldiers left it on June the 10th 1944 after killing all of its inhabitants. See the prehistoric sites and the Vezere valley. Gimel-Les Cascades where the 3 waterfalls have a total drop of 143m. Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, which is one of the most attractive medieval villages along the Upper Dordogne. The Plateau de Millevaches (978m at its highest point]. Collonges-La-Rouges built entirely of bright red sandstone. Go and have a look at whats on offer at the local markets and car boot sales, or enjoy yourselves at the local fetes of which many have live music. This is just a small sample of what you can do, there are plenty more displayed in our information pack together with local maps.
We had a very warm welcome and a vey comfortable stay thanks to Mick's great hospitality.
The Gite was lovely and warm and the option of lighting the wood burner added to our experience. The views were lovely and the area was very peaceful and quiet.
Access to UK television and internet helped was excellent.
I would highly recommend the Gite to anyone wishing to stay in the area. We went out of season so needed to bear it in mind for local services.
This gite was ideal for us, a family with primary school aged children. It is comfortable but not top-of-the-range, boutique style. This suited us as we didn't have to worry about the children damaging stuff. The welcome pack was sensible as a means of making it through until the shops opened the next day. The nearest shops are a ten minute drive away so we didn't have fresh croissants everyday. It seemed too much effort to drive that far! - I think that was the relaxing effect of rural France. The gite is situated on a road junction in a small hamlet. The roads are very quiet with, perhaps, two cars an hour. There is an unfenced garden around the house with a larger, fenced, garden, across the road. If we had a dog or younger children I wouldn't feel comfortable just letting them out of the front door without some supervision.
We spent most of our days at the lakes (approx. 30 minute drive) where the manmade beach had everything we needed for a typical beach holiday, ie, café, toilets, safe swimming, value for money activities such as canoe, pedalo, stand-up paddle. Each town has a municipal outdoor pool with entry for 1 or 2 euros. These are well maintained, clean, friendly, and usually have slides. Certainly enough to entertain kids for an afternoon. Some require men to wear 'budgie smugglers' though! There's also nearby 'go ape' style tree climbing centres for 10 to 15 euros
Overall we were impressed with the gite and would strongly recommend it to others