|Maison du Massaloux||Self Catering||Saturday||4||10||4||Double sofabed in lounge|
Maison du Massaloux is a beautifully renovated barn at the edge of the hamlet of Massaloux in the lovely Limousin area just 2km from the village of Gorre in the Haute-Vienne, France.
The property can sleep up to 8 within the four en suite bedrooms and if required, an additional 2 can be accommodated on a sofabed located in the games room. We also have a toddler bed and cot available. Stair gates, high chair and children's toys are available upon request.
From the entrance hall you walk into the large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. There is a flat screen tv connected to UK satellite with most free-to-air channels which is visible both from the living area and the dining table. There is a utility room off the kitchen with downstairs toilet, pantry, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Two sets of double doors lead onto a large patio area which includes a large dining table under a pergola, charcoal BBQ and an outside sofa and chairs to enjoy the garden and sun from.
In the garden of the property is an 8m x 4m in-ground salt water swimming pool (no chemicals used and much kinder to your skin) with ample sunbathing areas, a table, seating, parasol and sunbeds. Pool towels are provided. A play centre with swings and slide and also a sand-pit are close by. A table tennis table is also provided.There is a large field next to the property for children to let off steam and play ball games
New for 2018 we now have a games room with a Wii, PS2 video games, pool table, air hockey table, games, jigsaws, baby and toddler activities and toys and dvds.
There is a fully fitted modern kitchen with large electric oven/ gas hob cooker. There is a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and Senseo coffee-machine. There is plenty of crockery, pans and glasses. There are basic herbs and spices, salt and pepper mills.
The large table will accommodate up to 10 people plus a highchair is available on request.
There is a utility room off the kitchen with a washing machine, tumbledryer, re-cycling bins, wine rack and airer. There is a walk-in pantry with ironing board and iron and a downstailrs toilet and wash hand basin.
There is plenty of comfortable seating in the spacious lounge, coffee tables, large flat screen Smart tv with English channels available.
A dvd player and lots of dvd's to choose from including childrens.
There is a music player and speakers.
There are a large selection of games, jigsaws and books available.
There are 4 en suite bedrooms.
Bedrooms 1 and 2 have a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and dressing table and freesat tv in each. The en-suite's have a walk-in shower, sink, cupboard, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds which can be made into one large bed , bedside cabinet with lamp, a large wardrobe and freesat tv with dvd player. The en suite has a bath with shower over, double sink with cupboards, toilet and heated towel rail. There is also a toddler bed and cot available for this room.
Bedroom 4 has a king size bed, bedside cabinets and lamps. A large wardrobe, chest of drawers and a freesat tv. The en-suite has a large walk in shower, sink with cupboard underneath, toilet and heated towel rail.
There is a double sofabed available in the Games ro
All bedding and towels are included in the rental price.
Four en suites and a downstairs toilet
A lovely large patio overlooks the garden. There is a covered gazebo with a large table and seating for 12. A charcoal BBQ is provided.
There is also a sofa set with cushions and a large sun parasol.
There is a 8m x 4m heated salt water pool (no chemicals used). It has an arbri over which keeps the water lovely and warm and also acts as a barrier against children falling in. This is normally raised during the day so children must be surpervised. There is a table, chairs and parasol also sun loungers are provided and chilrens pool toys if required.
There is a play area with swing, slides and sand-pit with buckets etc.
A full sized outdoor table tennis table is provided.
There is a large field to the side of the property which is suitable for ball games etc.
There is a lovely wooded walk adjacent to the property
A Boules set and various outside toys are available.
There is plenty of private parking to the rear of the property.
The property is not suitable for disabled persons due to the stairs
The owners are on-site.
For late arrivals it is possible for us to do some basic shopping, milk, bread etc and an evening meal could be provided. Please discuss with the owners at the time of booking.
Retired couple living on site
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Similar to the Lake district where we came from but better weather!|
|Unique benefits of property||Maison du Massaloux is a beautifully renovated barn at the edge of the hamlet of Massaloux just 2 km from the village of Gorre in the Haute-Vienne, France. The property can sleep up to 8 within the four en-suite bedrooms and, if required, an additional 2 can be accommodated on a sofa bed located in the living area. Rental includes use of a private external dining area including BBQ, off-road parking, garden and salt water swimming pool (no chemicals used)
From the entrance hall you walk into the large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The large fully equipped kitchen is fitted with a gas hob/electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, fridge freezer, dishwasher and ample cupboard space. A TV connected to UK satellite with most free-to-air channels which is visible both from the living area and the dining table, which has seating for 10-12. Free Wifi is provided. There are a selection of DVD’s, jigsaws, games and books available. Baby equipment, cot, highchair, toys etc
We can now offer the facility to have bikes delivered to the gite for your use during your stay. Please have a look at their website http://www.bikehiredirect.com/.
You book direct with them and they deliver and collect the bikes.
Fantastic restaurant and very good value. The Chef Natasha was trained by Marco Pierre White in London and her husband Olivia will make you very welcome and speaks very good English. Booking is necessary. They also do a lovely afternoon tea with home-made cakes and sandwiches and speciality teas.
An extremely large market is held on Wednesdays in summer. Lots of places for refreshments and ice-creams, where you can sit and watch the world go by.
Lovely scenic town with lots to offer. Large market held on Fridays and some lovely shops and restaurants right on the rivers edge.
The Benedictine Abbey on the river's edge is superb and this along with the old stone bridge, weir and pretty mill now turned into a splendid hotel and restaurant all make for a very photogenic scene.
Look inside the abbey as well (built by Charlemagne in 769 and the main historical highlight of the town) and at the troglodyte section behind the abbey including the famous cave of the 'Last Judgement'. These are the remains of the original abbey and during the summer you can do a night-time visit of the troglodyte section - very atmospheric.
Richard the Lionheart died at Chalus. There is a trail you can follow by car and visit the castle where he died.
On the 10th June 1944 the entire village was destroyed by the Nazi's and it has been preserved as it was at that time. 642 Men, Women and Children were killed.
Lots of shops and restaurants and architecture to view. Quaint little alleys to explore and the Railway station is well worth a visit for the architecture.
A beautiful Chateau much photographed and painted.
The area has lots of lakes which were caused by Meteorites falling and a trip to the Meteorite Museum is well worthwhile.
The most monumental Gallo-Roman baths in France
On the borders of the Charente and Haute-Vienne, the site of Cassinomagus presents outstanding Gallo-Roman remains in a landscape of 25 hectares, you will discover including the best preserved and most monumental baths in France.
I stayed at Maison du Massaloux in August 2017 with a friend and our families. We had two young children with us and the owners were fantastic, fitting out the property with stairgates, safety covers for the plug sockets and allowing the kids to play with their own grandchildren's toys!
The property was faultless, the kitchen equipped with everything that we needed and the outdoor space a real bonus - we struggled to get the kids out of the pool!
There was plenty to do in the surrounding area for families, however it was tempting just to stay in the beautiful garden and relax.