|Papillon at Les Roues Vertes||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Sofabed in living room and cot available.|
The gite comprises an open plan living room/kitchen/dining area, bathroom and a bedroom with double bed. It has its own private gazebo and garden. The 5m x 10m shared pool has sunloungers and parasols, perfect for sitting soaking up the sun.
It is in a quiet area of the Limousin, but is within five minutes walking distance of the town of Le Dorat, famous for its 11th century cathedral. Restaurants, bars and two supermarkets are also to be found in town, along with bakers, butchers and most other amenities necessary for a relaxing stay.
The closest airport, at Limoges, is only 45 minutes away, but Poitiers is also accessible at an hours drive from the gite. The port of Calais is around six and a half hours drive away.
Le Dorat also has its own railway station so, although having a car would be preferable to enable sightseeing to be done in the Limousin area, it is not absolutely necessary. The line connects Le Dorat to Limoges and Poitiers, and from there most other places in France.
There are two gites on the property: Papillon -UH004734 with 1 bedroom
Wisteria UH004749 with 2 bedrooms
The kitchen and dining room comprise part of the living room. There is a 4 ring gas cooker with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-machine and under counter fridge with a small freezer compartment.
The living room/kitchen/dining area are open plan, with windows over-looking the garden and pool. There is a bed-settee and single armchair, along with tv/dvd and cd player .
Bedroom with double bed, hanging space and chest of drawers. Views of the pool and garden from window.
Bathroom with wc, wash basin and shower enclosure.
The living room, bedroom and bathroom all have central heating radiators.
There is a tv with dvd player, and cd player. Books and games are available for use in gite.
Private gazebo/sitting area outside gite and bbq for gite use only. Access to shared pool through a gate in pool fence (which complies with french laws). Sunloungers and parasols are available for gite guests. Attractive gardens. For children there is a large trampoline, with safety net, and swings and slide for younger guests in the field next to the gite.
Free parking in property car park.
Although the gite is on one level, there are 2 steps up to its entrance, and it may not be suitable for people who have limited mobility.
Bikes are available for use by gite guests.
We are both Scots, who, after spending six years living and working in Switzerland decided we wanted a complete life-style change. We already owned a studio in a ski resort in France, and loved the French way of life. To us, France seemed the obvious place to make our new permanent home.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||After spending hours trawling the internet looking at, and discounting, various other regions in France, we finally decided on a move to the Limousin. The pace of life here is slow and the people are very friendly.
As we wanted to run a business we had to consider the requirements of our future guests, as well as our own. One of the main things we wanted in our new home was to be within walking distance of a town village. We didn't want to have to take the car every time we left the house. There also had to be shops in the town, and Le Dorat has plenty of them. Two supermarkets, and various butchers and bakers.
Le Dorat also has bars and some good restaurants, again within walking distance, though a greater choice is available if you are willing to drive.
All in all Le Dorat 'ticked all the boxes' for us and we were really lucky to find our house with its gites on our first trip to the area.
|Unique benefits of property||The most obvious benefit of our property is the 10m x 5m pool. South facing it is in full sunshine all day.
The gite is on the outskirts of town and turning left out of the drive you are immediately in the country. A twenty minute walk away is a picnic area by the river with a permanent barbecue supplied by our commune.For anyone not wanting to walk, we have bikes which can be used by our guests.
The other benefit is our extended 'family'.....Oscar our well -travelled cat, our beautiful golden retriever, Marley, who loves everyone (and everyone loves him) and our two donkeys, Angelo and Pepe. All the animals , especially Marley, love having a fuss made of them.
Beautiful city, 50km away from gite. Plenty of sightseeing.