Chris and Susie Richards

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GITE 3

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.

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Details for Gite 3 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Gite 3 at 'Les Marronniers' is our brand new facility, offering spacious and comfortable accommodation in country style, with all modern conveniences. Starting from the top, there are three generous twin/double bedrooms, each with its own own en-suite bathroom. If you need to cater for an additional small child, just let us know and we can provide a cot or extra bed at no additional charge. Downstairs, there is a large kitchen/dining room, and a separate sitting room overlooking the pool and gardens. There is English satellite and French TV, DVD player, free WiFi Broadband, books and family board games, in case you ever feel like relaxing indoors. This gite has underfloor heating and a welcoming log fire for cosy winter lets.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Chris and Susie Richards

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

'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).'
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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LOVELY GITE & GREAT HOSPITALITY

Lovely gite & great hospitality
  • 5 of 5
Went to Les Maronniers for a one week photography workshop. We were picked up from the airport & driven around to the various sites which all went very smoothly. The food was a delight with plenty of wine, though after a hard days photography we weren't able to drink that much. Chris & Susie were extremely hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Accomodation was very comfortable & clean. There are a good number of photographic sites around so making for a full week. I felt it was good value for money and I would recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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FIRST CLASS PHOTOGRAPHIC HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Chris and Susie made us welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is of a high standard, very comfortable and relaxing.

The food and wine was exceptionally good; and Chris's logistics were first class, taking us to beautiful locations that could easily be reached by people of average fitness.

Both Chris and Susie are very friendly, and exceptional company.

We have no hesitation in recommending Les Marronniers photographic holidays.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE WORLD

  • 5 of 5
Perfect. It was our second time here and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Chris and Suzie were so lovely and very helpful, the home they've made is beautiful and we felt very welcome there. Thank you for giving us such a brilliant holiday. I have no doubt we'll be there again soon, thank you!
Love Maddie x
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
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BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS, LOVELY GITE AND FRIENDLY OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay in gite number three and it was as lovely as ever. The cottages and grounds are beautifully maintained. The pool kept the younger children (7-13) occupied for hours, while the games room was the scene of fiercely fought table tennis battles (16-18 year olds). Even the well-stocked library is a hit with our party. Kayaking and boué rides on the Lake Chambon were the highlight for all of the children. Thank you again to our very welcoming hosts Chris and Susie for making sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible.
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SUPER GITE AND A GREAT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
This was the best equipped gite we have ever stayed in, clean and well maintained. Chris and Susie were excellent hosts and we all had a fantastic time, not wanting to come home. The listing description was accurate, the area of France was great - real rural France. We would (and have) recommended this gite to friends.

We mainly stayed at the gite enjoying the pool, but had a couple of trips to Argenton-Sur-Creuse and ate lunch overlooking the square. We also had a canoe trip on Lac Chambon and many cycle rides in the early mornings when it was cooler. Chateauroux was also interesting and has the big superstores should you be Decathlon addicts!

The area is great for cycling - with easier and also more challenging rides along quiet roads simple to plan from the gite. The roads towards the rivers Creuse and Sedelle and down to Lac Chambon are steeper and suitable for the more experienced cyclists, but those to the west of the gite are perfect for the less experienced.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Ferry
603 Kilometres
Boulogne
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
St Sebastien
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
A20, junction 20
Nearest Beach
4.8 Kilometres
Lac Chambon
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pub Le Cottage, L'Eclat de Soleil
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
L'Auberge de la Vallee
Car: necessary

We are just two hours from the chateaux of the Loire valley, in the beautiful rural Creuse département (23) of the Limousin region, close to the borders of Indre (36) and Haute-Vienne (87). All three départements contain a wealth of attractions for every taste, from the simple pleasures of quiet country life to the lively nightlife and student scene in the regional capital, Limoges.

Within a very short distance, you will find breathtaking scenery along the banks of the River Creuse; cultural sites with strong local connections to George Sand, Chopin, Monet, Guillaumin and the other impressionists; historical towns, chateaus, ancient churches, and fortifications dating back to the days of the crusaders and even earlier; tennis, water-sports, fishing, horse-riding, nature walks, and farm visits; lake-side restaurants and bars, outdoor cafes, gourmet auberges, a state-of-the-art discotheque (4 miles from us - well out of earshot!) and even a “cottage pub”

Other Activities: Bird-watching, sailing, microlighting, flying

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Crozant Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jun 14 2014 - Jul 11 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Peak
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,575
 
 
High
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Mid
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€870
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€695
 
 
Peak
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Additional charge for heating November to February inclusive, €60 per week. Rates include for bed linen but not for towels.

The above rates are for the whole of Gite 3 (3 bedrooms, 6/8 people including children). Reduced rates are available in low and mid seasons for 1 bedroom (2/3 people including a child) or 2 bedrooms (4/6 people including children).
Guests are responsible for any damage they
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Amenities

Crozant Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Three en-suite bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms all have twin beds that can be locked together to form a large double - just let us know which configuration you prefer to find on arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
The dining table seats 8, and can be extended to 10 if required, and there is a big kitchen where cooks of all standards will be happy - even washing up is surprisingly popular because of the stunning view from the sink! There is a full-size cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. (Washing machines have their own separate room in the next-door storage block, and are available free of charge.) It almost goes without saying that everything you need for cooking, eating, drinking and cleaning is provided. There are outside tables and chairs for alfresco dining, and 'Eskimo' cold boxes and plastic glasses are also provided for picnic use, or in the pool area.
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