Crozant Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Each gite has 2/3 bedrooms, sleeping 4/5 or 6/8 people
'Les Marronniers' (The Chestnut Trees) is an idyllic former farm set in the tranquil Creuse département of France's Southwestern Limousin region, a walking and cycling paradise along riversides and through beautiful woodland where nature is pretty much undisturbed. We are situated on the edge of a pretty hamlet within a short drive (or bike ride!) of local shops, restaurants and bars, yet with 7 acres of our own private gardens and peaceful meadows. The nearby villages of Crozant with its castle ruins, and Fresselines made famous by Monet, boast spectacular views of the Rivers Creuse and Sedelle. Lake Chambon with its safe sandy beaches, fishing, water-sports, and lakeside restaurants and bars is only 10 minutes away. There is a large equestrian centre open to the public the same distance in the other direction, and golf, tennis and flying are also catered for. The famous Brenne wildlife and bird sanctuary is less than an hour away
House Parties: We are happy to negotiate discounted rates to take the whole property for up to 17 people and for non-standard periods (outside of the peak summer season). We can help you to organise airport transfers, local transport, grocery and wine shopping, catering (in-house at Les Marronniers or in nearby restaurants), festive decorations, and special events such as sightseeing, boat trips, guided nature walks, horse-back treks, balloon and light aircraft flights, musical performances, theatre, etc. We will get the best local deals for you at cost - our own services come free with our compliments!
Getting Here: Limoges Airport is just 50 minutes away on the A20 motorway (Exit 28), and has frequent flights by Ryanair from Stansted, Luton, Nottingham (EMA), Liverpool, Bournemouth, Bristol or Edinburgh, by FlyBe from Southampton, Belfast, Glasgow or Newcastle, and by Air France from other European cities. Car hire is available from the airport.
Journey time on the Eurostar from central London (Waterloo International) to Limoges is around 7 hours total.
If you prefer to drive, there are numerous motorway links from the Channel ports and Northern European countries to get you well South of Paris. From Orleans the A71, or from Tours the A85, both lead to the major interchanges at Vierzon, from where the A20 heads South past Châteauroux and on to Limoges – this section is toll-free, and usually traffic-free too
Swimming Pool, etc.: The 12 x 5 metre pool with Roman steps and built-in jacuzzi was completed in June 2004 and is surrounded by a spacious lawn and loungers. It is checked and cleaned frequently, and complies with the stringent new French safety standards. There is also a full-size trampoline, barbecues, boules, and a large selection of bicycles (and safety helmets) for you to use at no extra charge. There is a library of books and DVDs, a games room and free WiFi broadband access.
Newly introduced regulations in France set strict safety standards for swimming pools. We are supportive of this initiative and will expect you to comply with the common-sense rules for the pool, as well as other facilities. We will explain these to you when you arrive (or you can request an advance copy).
To minimise the risk of injury, or of damage to the pool liner, glass and sharp objects are not permitted within the pool compound. We are pleased to provide plastic glasses and picnic equipment for your use.
Details for Gites 1 and 2 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
'It's been a very memorable two weeks. We felt completely at home in this extremely comfortable and well-equipped house and gardens. We were very touched by the kindness, hard work, sensitivity and warm welcome from Chris and Susie. Thank you for all the extra touches - you really have thought of everything even WiFi which was an extra bonus. All enjoyed the area - special memories in Argenton, Gargilesse, the lac sailing and kayaking, and the stars on a couple of nights. Keep up the good work - you're doing a great job! Helen.'
'Oh, Chris and Susie, how could you? You have made one fatal error! Outside the site you should have put the sign: WARNING! Once here, you will never want to leave!!! Love, Bethanie (Age 13 - yep, stroppy teenager).'
'I love it! Thank you, au revoir. Dominic (Age 11).'