|Martinet||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||1||Sleeps 2 extra with use of Sofabed or 2 campbeds|
Marinet, a three bedroom gite with light and spacious rooms, comfortably sleeps 6 people (8 by arrangement).
Amid forty acres sprawling over a hilltop above the Gartempe valley, Le Repaire is a classic French farm in a courtyard setting. The 19th Century stone and tiled roof barn has been sympathetically converted to provide three large holiday cottages ('gîtes'), Hirondelle, Martinet and Gartempe and has stunning views across the valley.
Each gite offers luxurious and spacious accommodation, with attractive original stonework and exposed beams, tiled and wooden floors, and private gardens with patios and furniture.
The gites are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each also features gas central heating and double-glazed windows and doors for out of season comfort.
For those who like nothing better than lazing by a pool, Le Repaire features a large 12m x 6m floodlit salt water pool with semi-circular roman steps. Surrounding the pool is a tiled terrace with views over the valley and a full range of sunbathing, garden furniture, sun-shades and parasols. The pool is fenced to comply with French regulations.
A fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. and a utility room with an additional freezer.
The open plan dining/living area has a large table and chairs.
The open plan lounge/dining area has comfortable sofas and chairs with English satellite tv, dvd player and cd/radio for your entertainment.
Open stairs to first floor with sofa bed in the reading area below.
And upstairs...wooden flooring throughout first floor.
Bedroom 1 overlooks the courtyard and has one double bed.
Bedroom 2 overlooks the private garden with views over the countryside and has two single beds.
Bedroom 3 overlooks the garden with views over the countryside and has a double bed.
Large family bathroom including bath with shower, toilet, basin, etc.
Ground floor has toilet and hand basin.
The property has Gas central heating.
Satellite tv, dvd player in the property.
There is a toy store on site which has bats balls and other outdoor games, in addition to a variety of books, board games and toys.
There is a table tennis table in the communal gardens.
12 x 6m swimming pool fenced to french regulations. Tiled and lawned sun terrace around the pool with Sun loungers and parasols available.
There is an area in the courtyard where you can pick up wi-fi.
Free parking available on site.
Family friendly gite, suitable for children of all ages, but also ideal for couples or adults who would like a relaxing holiday in this beautiful region of France.
Travel cots and High chairs available subject to availability.
We left the big city behind to start a new life in the french countryside, bringing our young son and one set of his grandparents with us, back in 2006. We had all been over to France several times and were struck by the beauty of South west France and all it had to offer. We settled in really well and our son is now as much French as he is English. We love where our gites are situated as although we are in a rural area it is only a 5min drive to all amenities.
A historic market town, has more to offer than just bars and shops. You can discover "Old Bellac" with panoramic views over the countryside down by the 12th century church and also has a 16th century town hall, a museum and a viaduct over the river that winds through the town.
A very attractive town on the river Vienne surrounded by Rolling Pastoral countryside. The main highlight is the "old bridge", a 13th century granite bridge,(although significantly repaired and modified in the 18thC). In the second week of August each year the town hosts the International Folklore Festival.
An ancient town, with fine examples of Romanesque architecture, especially the 11th century Collegiate of Saint-Pierre. There is plenty to do all year round and has Horse racing events in June, July and August. If you are looking for Limoges pottery, there is a factory outlet in Le Dorat, which offers good quality, reasonably priced seconds as well as top grade merchandise.
Some 40km to the east of Le Repaire lies the capital of the Limousin region, Limoges. An energetic and charming city, Limoges provides all of the shopping, restaurants and historical & cultural attractions that you would expect of an historic regional capital, which is famous for its porcelains with many outlets throughout the area. The city also has Museums and plays hosts to festivals during the summer.
This village has been named as one of the more beautiful villages of France. This delightful village is in Limousin country and has grown up around the castle that was built in the 10C by Abon Drut, Lord of Mortemart. It was destroyed by order of Cardinal de Richelieu and all that remains of it today is the tower keep and a few rooms that now host exhibitions. If you enjoy a round of Golf there is a 9 hole course just outside the village.
Limoges Bellegarde is just 40 mins away
Can be found in Bellac / Peyrat de Bellac 5 Mins away
A martyr village that has been left as it was since 10th June 1944 after being invaded by the Nazis. 642 of its inhabitants including women & children were massacred.
Lac St Pardoux, Futuroscope, Parc Bellevue, Reynou Zoo, Aquarium Limoges, Ice Skating, Ten-Pin bowling, Planet of Crocodiles, Isle of Serpents, Aqua centres, Golf courses, velo-rail and Horse riding.
Well known for its leather goods, in particular, gloves. A lively market is held in the gallo-roman centre on Saturdays as well as a fair on the third Saturday every month.
Just returned from a great 2 week break staying in the Martinet. We were a party of 4: my 14 year old daughter, my 87 year old father, my partner and our little dog Jack. The holiday was just what we were looking for - total relaxation in a wonderful and comfortable setting. The hosts Karen, Kevin and their son Connor were so warm and welcoming and nothing was too much for them. They were always on hand but not intrusive in anyway. The gite was perfect for our mixed group and large enough to feel extremely comfortable. The outside areas are beautifully kept and the views over the valley are breathtaking. The swimming pool is really impressive and is certainly one of the best (both in terms of maintenance/cleanliness and setting) we have come across in similar setups in France. Whilst the immediate surrounds are very quiet, there is plenty to do in the area e.g. very nice lakes with beaches and water activities, historic villages/churches, The martyred village of Oradour-sur-Glane which is really worth a visit. And the list goes on. We also thoroughly enjoyed eating out at the various local restaurants. Very much hope to come back.