Spacious, quiet cottage to let, Limousin

10/10
Tardes (10km from Chambon-sur-Voueize), Creuse, Limousin Reference: US004241 Advertiser since: 13 July 2015
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Gite Etoile Bleue Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1 Sofabed, but access to bathroom is through bedroom

About this property

Cottage with Stunning Views of Creuse Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gite Etoile Bleue was renovated in 2012. A detached stone-built cottage situated near the owner's house. Whilst the original oak beams and bread oven have been left exposed, the quality accommodation is modern and spacious.
 
Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Creuse, it offers a peaceful environment for those who want to get away from it all. The hamlet of Marmouret has only 6 houses (including the gite) and our property is at the end of a no through lane. The open view with big, ever changing sky will surely be a source of inspiration to any artist - writer, painter, sculptor, needleworker etc.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Electric cooker, gas hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, filter coffee-machine.

Well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and utensils. We enjoy cooking fresh produce from local markets so we aim to provide everything you may need to do the same.

Dining table and 4 chairs provided in kitchen diner. Table and 6 chairs on terrace.

Living rooms

Spacious lounge with 3 seater leather sofa [converts to double bed] and 2 seater leather sofa, tv with British tv programmes, dvd player, wi-fi internet, radio/cd player with docking station, selection of books, games, jigsaws, selection of cds and dvds.

Bedrooms

Sleeps 3 (1 bedroom).

A large bedroom with king size bed and the possibility of a cot for an infant.
High vaulted ceiling with Velux window gives a light and airy feel. Hanging space and large chest of drawers for storage. Door through to shower room.

Bathrooms

Well appointed luxury shower room with basin and wc. Access from bedroom. Electric socket, heated towel rail, hair dryer. Storage area for vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board and basic cleaning items.

Heating

Electric radiators provide heating throughout the property

Entertainment

Skybox to provide British tv.
A dvd player with a selection of dvds
Cd player, radio and docking station together with a selection of cds.
Various board games and jigsaws.
Books, fiction and non-fiction.
Wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Private terrace with hot tub/jacuzzi, sunloungers, parasol, dining table and 4 chairs, bbq.

View spectacular sunsets from the terrace; enjoy a glass of wine whilst cooling off in the hot tub.

Parking and garages

Outdoor parking alongside the property.

Visitor suitability

As the cottage has an open staircase, it is not suitable for young children or those with mobility difficulties.

Information about any additional facilities

The house is a non-smoking property but you are free to smoke on the terrace. We do not accept pets.

Utility room:
Guests are free to use the washing machine if required.

Cleaning / towels / linen / maid service:
Bedlinen, towels, bath robes, bath mat, tea towels, oven glove and apron are provided and changed weekly. Cleaning is the responsibility of the tenant until departure when a full clean will be carried out. Please leave the gite as clean and tidy as possible.

Other:
Dining table with 4 chairs in the kitchen/diner. Picnic hamper and Thermos flask provided for days out around the area. Towels for outdoor use - hot tub, lake, swimming pool etc - are also provided.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Not known
Name of nearest fishing location: Various around area
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Jonchere
Distance: 20 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Chambon sur Voueize

The Owner Recommends

Walks, cycling, fishing, bird watching, history

The Etang des Landes - a protected nature reserve is 10km. Chenerailles - lake with a beach. Aubusson - UNESCO tapestries. Montluçon - MUPOP (museum of music) is well worth a visit.

4 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Emma & Russell 4 August, 2016

Fantastic little Gite in a great location. The Gite is well equipped & nicely laid out with stunning views across open countryside. Loads to do & see nearby with some very nice restaurants. The owners, Elaine & Martin are very welcoming & left us a very tasty breakfast basket. We would recommend this Gite to any family & friends, we'll also be going back ourselves!

Owner response

Thank you for your positive comments. It was great to meet you & we look forward to welcoming you back

9.9 / 10 The mature ones 13 July, 2016

Superb location, very peaceful with fantastic views from the garden. The gites is spacious, well equipped, comfortable and incredibly quiet. Comprehensive welcome pack was excellent. Bathroom had a superb shower head and very upmarket fittings together with fluffy white towels. Bedroom was spacious and light together with crisp bed linen. It was unfortunate that there had been problems with the hot tub and the owners had been unable to obtain replacement parts during our stay. Supermarket quite close together with an auberge that served delicious food at very reasonable prices. Would recommend for anyone wanting an away from it all location. Sky service on TV was an added bonus.

10 / 10 A & D 16 August, 2015

We have just spent a very restful break at this very well equipped and appointed gite. Very rural and a car is required which is exactly as described. Owners living next door extremely friendly and full of local knowledge. Would recommend etolie bleue to any couple that wanted a relaxed break with no other agenda than visiting local villages, walk, rest, eat, star gaze and sleep. The spa bath tub outside was a delight for a plunge to cool off after a warm day. Thank you to Elaine and Martin.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that we were able to provide the restful break you wanted. We look forward to welcoming you back whenever you feel the need to recharge your batteries.

10 / 10 A Hughes 1 August, 2015

Gite Etoile Bleu is indeed a wonderful getaway for couples. We spent a very relaxing week, sitting on the patio with panoramic views, enjoying this same views from the comfort of the hot tub. The peace and quiet was just what we wanted to relax. The house was spotlessly clean and larger than anticipated, the bedroom was light large and airy, not forgetting the walk in wet room shower a delight. Elaine and Martin made us feel at home with a very generous welcome pack. We highly recommend this property and will be back here in the future.

Owner response

Thank you for those kind words. We are so pleased you had a relaxing holiday & very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future.