Cottage for holiday rental in Limousin - US004536

Janaillat (15km from Bourganeuf), Creuse, Limousin Reference: US004536 Advertiser since: 7 January 2016
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Wisteria Cottage, Meadow View Gites Self Catering Flexible 4 12 2 Plus cot

About this property

Four Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Wisteria Cottage is a large rural 4 bedroom holiday cottage (162m²) that has been modernised and renovated to keep all its charming original features whilst adding modern touches to provide a relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable family holiday.
The cottage has 4 bedrooms; two double rooms, and two twin/family rooms (both with a double sofabeds), allowing the cottage to comfortably sleep up to 12 people. We can also provide 2 cots and a highchair at no extra charge.
This cottage is one of 2 but each cottage is entirely private and self-contained, having its own patio terrace area with patio furniture and bbq for al fresco dining. The 2 cottages share the heated in-ground pool and garden area, we have found after running the business for 5 years now that this works extremely well as the children from the 2 cottages make friends and entertain themselves allowing the parents time to relax and unwind, taking time out to read their book or listen to their music without interruption.

There is large private garden that is completely secure for little ones with loads of room for them to run around and have loads of fun with many outdoor toys. There is a children's play area with play house, swings, see-saw, slide, football net and badminton.

The location of the cottage is ideal for a relaxing family holiday, and it’s only a short drive to the supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. The local boulangerie is a short 5 minute drive away for the daily croissant run. We have plenty of brochures and leaflets in the cottage to inform you about the many attractions in the area, and we are always around for you to ask us our recommendations or directions. The lakes offer lovely beaches and watersports, and there are many picturesque towns and villages with an abundance of history. So whether you want to be relaxing by pool or something more energetic Meadow View Gîtes can offer it all and is the perfect place for your holiday.

The heated pool is cleaned on a daily basis and the pool terrace area is equipped with sunloungers, settees, chairs and tables. We do also have sun parasols to screen those with sensitive delicate skin. There are wonderful views from the terrace and garden and we can let you know about the many walks or cycle rides along the country lanes and through woodlands. There is a steam just down the lane from the cottage where you can play “pooh sticks” from the bridge or try a spot of fishing.

Wi-fi is free to use around the cottage. UK Sky tv and French TNT tv is available in the cottage and there is a dvd player & a selection of dvd's.

During peak season (July & August) our changeover/arrival date is Saturday, however we do have some flexibility, please enquire with your chosen dates.



Kitchen and dining

The property has a fully fitted well equipped modern kitchen, appliances include: Cooker/Oven with 4 ring gas hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 slice toaster, coffee-machine and 2 fridges. There are also plenty of pot and pans, crockery, glassware, cutlery and utensils. There is an additional freezer for your use in the communal area.

In the kitchen area there is a dining table to seat 8, plus there is a small dining table in the lounge that can be moved and attached to make enough seating for 12 people.

We can also provide a highchair free of charge.

As well as the main dinner service, we also provide a plastic picnic set for use around the pool or for you to use out on picnics.

Living rooms

The large lounge has 2 comfortable large sofas, a flat screen tv with UK Freeview/Sky channels and French TNT channels. The tv has HDMI & USB ports.

We can provide a dvd player and a selection of dvd's on request or a Wii Games Console.

There are a large selection of games, jigsaws and books available.

This room also has a pot bellied logburner which is very cosy in the winter months.


The cottage has four large bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: Double Room
Bedroom 2: Double Room with 4 poster bed
Bedroom 3: Twin Room/ Family Room with a Double Sofabed
Bedroom 4: Twin Room/ Family Room with a Double Sofabed

The cottage is very spacious and can very comfortably sleep up to 12 people.

We can also provide a cot and highchair.

All our bedrooms have drawer and hanging storage, We have fans for the summer months & Electric Heaters in all bedrooms for the winter months.

All bed linen and bath towels are provided and included in the rental price.


The family bathroom has bath with shower over, toilet and wash basin.

The shower room has a shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.

Bath and hand towels are provided, but please bring beach towels for use around the pool or if you visit the lakes.

Beach towels can be hired for a small fee.


The property has two logburners, one in the lounge and and one in dining room, there are also electric heaters in all the bedrooms.


There are a selection of boardgames, books and some indoor toys.

The tv in the lounge has UK Freeview Sky channels and French channels and dvd player.

The flat screen tv has HDMI & USB ports.

Outdoors we have a children's play area & lots of outdoor toys and the heated pool.

Garden and outside

The property has a heated in-ground pool, that is maintained on a daily basis and has a constant temperature of 27°C. The pool is surrounded by a large terrace, that has sunloungers, seating and parasols, and from here you can look out to the amazing views of the valley of Janaillat.

There is a large lawned secure garden with plenty of space for outdoor games.

There are many quiet rural lanes around the village for walking or cycling.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of off road parking enough for 4+ cars at the side of the property.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is very family friendly, and suitable for all ages.

Unfortunately the property isn't suitable with limited mobility due to the rooms being over 3 floors.

Information about any additional facilities

The Creuse area has been awarded one of the best air qualities of France, there is no light pollution so the night sky is amazing to view the stars.

The property has a "No Smoking" policy, ash trays are provided outside.

The owners live on-site, we completely respect your privacy but are here to offer and advice, recommendations etc.

For late arrivals it is possible for us to do some basic shopping, milk, bread etc. Please discuss with the owners.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Dun le Palestel
Distance: 30 km


Distance: 20 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp & Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake in Saint Dizier Leyrenne
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bourganeuf
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Janaillat

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Janaillat


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jane Housley

Bryan & Jane have renovated the property to provide two fully equipped cottages/ gîtes, ideal for all the family. Awarded with 4 stars from the regional tourist office. We are around to give guests information about local attractions and places to visit.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? We bought our home in this wonderful rural location mainly to give our children an amazing advantage. The area is so peaceful and safe, so they have the freedom to roam on their bikes and play out in the village, without us having to keep a watchful eye on them. There is no air or light pollution in this area, so the quality of the air we breath is extremely good, and the night skies are amazing with an abundance of stars!
Unique benefits of property When we decided to embark on this project we did so with the principle that we wouldn’t expect anyone to stay in our accommodation unless we were completely happy to do so ourselves.
Being set of the edge of the rural village of Janaillat, with have the added benefit of the outstanding views over the rolling lush green hillsides, which can be enjoyed whilst relaxing on our sun loungers around the pool terrace. We have transformed this derelict barn and cottage into a wonderful home and holiday rental cottage.

The Owner Recommends

Labyrinthe Geante Gueret

The worlds largest permanent maze. An great day out for all the family.

Lac de Vassiviere

Lovely beaches, watersports and a mini-cruise. A wonderful day out for all the family.

Les Loups de Chabrières - Wolf Park in Gueret

Well worth a visit to see the wolves in their natural habitat

Etang de Courtille - Lake in Courtille, Gueret.

Lake Courtille in Gueret, a lovely location for a day out. The lake has a beach & water sports, in the summer months there are inflatables in the lake and lots of activities for all the family.

Elevage du Palais - Bison Farm

Take a tour around the Bison farm by Jeep, and visit the farm shop to buy your Buffalo steaks for the BBQ.

Les Chevaliers

Family friendly French restaurant. Traditional cuisine

Carraciola Sardo - Italian Restaurant

Freshly made to order Pastas & Pizzas. Excellent Value for money. Family Friendly.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 8.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Marc, Family & Freinds 11 June, 2019

From the moment we arrived at the cottage, we have been amazed by your beautiful home, we all can't believe how stunning it is and admire you both for how much work & devotion you give to this place, to make it as wonderful that it is. Every last detail has been thought of, and it was appreciated by us all. We have never stay in such a lovely, well presented holiday cottage, the house, the garden and the pool area were all just perfect.
The garden was secure to let the children play freely and safely, and they have seen wildlife that they would never get chance to see at home.
We are all truly please we chose your cottage for our holiday, and we will definitely be returning in the future and we will highly recommend to all our family and friends.
Thank you so much.

10 / 10 Campbell 12 September, 2016

This was our second visit to Meadow View Gites, and we have now stayed in both cottages, and they are both just wonderful. Everything has been thought of and there was nothing more we could have wished for. The cottages are very clean, comfortable and very well equipped for us as a family with small children. Our girls loved the pool and they made new friends with the children staying in the other cottage. The owners Jane & Bryan are so lovely & helpful, and will give you any information you need about places to visit and events that are taking place. An absolute must to visit is Lake Vassiviere, the scenery is wonderful, and there is so much to see and do, but our girls just loved playing on the beaches and the climbing frame! We would definitely recommend this to our family and friends, and we look forward to coming again.

Owner response

Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure to host your lovely family, and hopefully we will see you all again soon.

9.3 / 10 Ian M 9 August, 2016

Have recently come back from a great 2 week stay in Gite 1, Meadow View Gites and I would recommend it to anyone considering a stay in this area of France. We initially booked it (and paid a small booking deposit) through Holiday France Direct which was painless but all communication after that and payments were direct with the owners Jane and Bryan which was helpful. I must say that Jane and Bryan were great and were on hand to help with anything throughout. We were a group of 9 (2 families but mostly of adult age) and there was plenty of room in the Gite with four bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin, and 1 other twin with a double sofa bed in it) all large, located on the edge of the village of the tiny village of Janaillat with a lovely view over the hills and fields (and cows). If you are looking for hustle and bustle, this area of France is not for you, but for peace and quiet and lots of walking etc. it's great, plus the (shared) pool was welcomed. Do get out and about though. WiFi in the Gite was included, as were towels and linen etc. (not pool towels). Note that there was a small extra charge for WiFi by the pool but we didn't feel the need. It's not the fastest WiFi either but you are in the middle of nowhere after all! Mobile signals are also patchy. All the expected facilities in the Gite were good although only one of the showers was a stand-up shower in a cubicle. An electric kettle would have been handy though! British Freeview TV was available. In short it was great!

Owner response

Thank you Ian, Shelly and the rest of the family, for your review, we are so glad you all had a fantastic holiday. Janaillat in the Creuse is a quiet rural location and ideal for a peaceful relaxing holiday, and many people find the intermittent mobile signal a real bonus! Hopefully we shall see you all again some time in the future.