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Three farm gites with large pool, in a quiet rural location - Gite 3

Chris and Susie Richards

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Chris and Susie Richards

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Three farm gites with large pool, in a quiet rural location - Gite 3

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris and Susie Richards (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Gite 3
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Bornheim, Germany
5

Very quite and VERY friendly

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here. Putting the rather poor weather aside, they were among the best weeks this year! Chris & Sue were so friendly, the site is so amazing and the whole area so interesting - awesome. We were five people in Gite #3: Perfect - from breakfast to dinner: Nice weather sitting outside and enjoying the sight or (rain) sitting inside and playing cards - we loved it. The pool was a great plus - I spent hours with my son there.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Nestled in the countryside a gorgeous gite, lovely pool and gardens, all mod cons, wonderful setting, and fabulously welcoming owners. Pool paraphernalia, bikes, games room, wifi, everything you could possibly need. Even bread delivered every morning. Will definitely be coming again, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

From €122 Per night

Crozant Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
€122
€730
 
 
Mid
May 23 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
€152
€915
 
 
High
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,155
 
 
Peak
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
 
High
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,155
 
 
Mid
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€152
€915
 
 
Low
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€122
€730
 
 
Peak
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
 
Low
Jan 2 2016 - Apr 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
€128
€765
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0.7 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.
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.
50% upon booking, 50% 6 weeks before arrival.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 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
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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