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BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE HOUSE, 6 BEDROOMS, LARGE GARDEN & SHORT WALK TO LAKE BEACH

Anna Chambers

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Anna Chambers

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Speaks: english, french
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BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE HOUSE, 6 BEDROOMS, LARGE GARDEN & SHORT WALK TO LAKE BEACH

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Saint-Germain-les-Belles Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Ideal for large groups, 5 bathrooms, wi-fi access. Discounts for smaller groups.

Lovely village cottage, tucked away in this friendly Limousin village and just a short walk to several village shops, bars / restaurants and a swimming lake with sandy beach. The beach is ideal for guests with children, providing fabulous, free entertainment.

Saint Germain les Belles is really easy to get to - you can take a flight to Limoges (look up Ryanair and Flybe) and we are then just a 40 minute drive. We are situated 10 minutes from junction 42 of the A20 motorway, the main route from Paris to the south of France.

The Limousin has been called the 'French Lake District' and the tranquil countryside surrounding the village has many lakes, with walking / rambling and cycle tracks through forests and historical villages.

Wherever you are in Limousin, you will not be far from a lake. You can swim in most of them in summer and they often have sandy beaches. The Spectacular Lake Vassivière – one of the largest lakes in France, is just 40 minutes away. The “Isle de Vassivière” is the home of the National Centre of Contemporary Art. Follow signs for ‘L’Isle de Vassivière’ and walk across the bridge to the main island of the lake. Apart from the Art Centre, there are some lovely walks in the woodland and great places for a picnic.

If you are interested in doing a spot of fishing during your holiday, then the region is full of under-fished lakes and rivers.

To see the beautiful, unspoiled Limousin countryside from a different perspective, there are various canoeing centres, from which you can hire canoes and kayaks for a day’s adventure.

Limoges – the ‘capital’ of Limousin is 30 minutes to the north and is famous for its porcelain and there are many outlet shops, or smaller boutiques where you can buy pieces to suit all tastes and pockets. You can also enjoy antique markets, the covered food market, medieval churches and our personal favourite – the ancient carousel at Place de la République.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Anna Chambers (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99907
+44 -1874658841
Saint-Germain-les-Belles Limoges
Pittsford, New York, USA
5

Wonderful place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent a wonderful week at Vacances Vertes Les Belles at the end of June. The house was as advertised and more.It was clean , comfortable and accessible.We loved being in the village close to the butcher, baker green grocer and cafe, yet stepping out the back door and literally being in the country. We made good use of the veranda and the meadow beyond it. Fresh strawberries in the morning were delightful as were the fabulous fresh vegetables which our host Anna supplied to us. Because the clothes washer was not working, Anna on two occasions picked up our dirty laundry and returned it ti us on the same day washed,dried and folded.Our five year old grandson loved the beach and lake at the edge of town and the adults enjoyed touring several of the lovely villages in the region. In short , this was a fabulous place for a family vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gene, it means a lot to us that you enjoyed your holiday. We loved meeting you and your family and hope to have you stay here sometime again. Best regards, Anna.
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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99907
+44 -1874658841
Saint-Germain-les-Belles Limoges
Gloucester
5

Mike and his mates and his birding trip

  • 5 of 5
Six of us stayed at Anna and Howard's gite in St Germain les Belles in April 2008. And we had a great time. We could not have been made more welcome by this lively, outgoing couple and the gite was excellently and thoughtfully furnished and we found it very comfortable.

It could not be in a more convenient location, right in the middle of the town square. That is not to say it is noisy, because St Germain is a farly sleepy sort of place. There are local shops and bars nearby, but when you look out of the back garden of the gite you look right out onto open countryside.

The quiet Limousin countryside around is very picturesque, especially around the lakes, but there are pleasant walks direct from the gite anyway.

I'd love to go back and hope to do so soon. I'd have no hesitation in recommending it to all you Brits who want a taste of the real France. You will be made very welcome.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99907
+44 -1874658841
Saint-Germain-les-Belles Limoges
Somerset, England
5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic place to stay! We enjoyed a most relaxing stay in this beautiful house, nestled in the heart of the lovely typical Limousin village. Very clean, well maintained and fully equipped, this house has everything you need for the perfect holiday. Set in the heart of the countryside, with lovely local bakery, restaurant and local stores nearby, we would highly recommend this holiday home as an ideal base for walking, cycling and swimming in the local lakes. Looking forward to our next visit!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99907
+44 -1874658841
Saint-Germain-les-Belles Limoges
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
5

An excellent gite in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in this gite on several occasions and we have always enjoyed the experience. The house has been refurbished and modernised to a very high standard and it has a great 'feel' to it.
The bedrooms are quiet and the bathrooms are modern.
Downstairs there is a very large kitchen with an enormous table and if you want to eat in, the cooking facilities are fine. Outside there is a large barbecue. If you would rather not cook - then 'Le petit moulin' or 'Chez Kurko' are two restaurants in the village where you can get a good meal at reasonable prices. There is also a bistro in a nearby village which will deliver a complete meal to the gite.
The lounge is comfortable and there is a satellite television.
The whole area is very beautiful with lots of forests and lakes and it is all very peaceful.
We thoroughly recommend this gite to anyone who is thinking of spending some time in this beautiful area of France.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99907
+44 -1874658841
Saint-Germain-les-Belles Limoges
Oxfordshire
5

A great spot!

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed a fabulous week at Vacances Vert les Belles in June 2009.The Gite has been beautifully restored and provides spacious, clean and flexible accommodation. The open plan kitchen, living room is perfect for family life and the transformation of one of the downstairs rooms into a playroom was a big hit with our two young children! Outside the garden was great for soaking up some rays and a safe place for our kids to explore. The organic vegetables were a lovely addition and the owners were really friendly, welcoming and helpful. St Germaine les Belles is a sleepy little town with a few shops which cater for everyday needs and a great swimming lake and park nearby. We fell in love with the area and really enjoyed visits to Mount Gargan, Lake Vassiviere and Limoges. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful village house, 6 bedrooms, large garden & short walk to lake beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p99907
+44 -1874658841
Saint-Germain-les-Belles Limoges
Crowborough, East Sussex
5

Our Family Holiday in 2009

  • 5 of 5
14 members of our family had a really memorable holiday at this superb gîte to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary. It is situated in a lovely village with a bar, 2 bakeries, a general store, post office, cash machine, etc. There was a boules tournament on the village parking area every Tuesday - great fun to watch. However, when in the garden, it feels as if you're in the middle of the countryside - definitely the best of both worlds. There’s lots to see and do in the area - beautiful countryside, villages and towns to explore. Limoges is very interesting with lots of factory outlets where the beautiful porcelaine can be purchased more cheaply than in the shops and stores in town. There are several lakes with beaches and good facilities close by (although our kids preferred the one in St Germain as it had diving boards) and there is a good choice of restaurants to suit all pockets and occasions (we tried as many as we could!).
The gîte was extremely well-equipped, clean and spacious and the welcome from Anna, Howard and the children was genuine and friendly. The supply of fresh vegetables from their own garden ensured healthy eating on the occasions we ate at home.
This is the best accommodation we've had for a family holiday. We will definitely return, and highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Limoges Bellegarde
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Bar Chez Kurko
Nearest Ferry
560 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
St Germain les Belles
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 42 of A20
Nearest Restaurant
40 Kilometres
Bar Chez Kurko / Le Petit Moulin
Nearest Ski
167 Kilometres
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
St Germain les Belles Lakeside - 10 mins on foot
Car: not necessary

You can find everything you need, right on your doorstep. The village has several small, local shops (selling tasty local produce), a network of country walks, a rail service to Limoges and a swimming lake, complete with sandy beach! Bike hire is also available.

This village cottage is ideally situated to explore Limousin, which is often called ‘the French Lake District'. We can guarantee that it will offer you some of the most unspoiled natural landscapes in France.

There are many other lakes (also providing loads of fishing, sailing and canoeing opportunities!) beaches and outdoor swimming pools in our area. Beautiful Lake Vassiviere, Europe's largest man-made lake, is only 45 minutes away and is also the site of the national contemporary art gallery.

Thirty minutes to the north, is the attractive city of Limoges - famous for its porcelain and old quarter. Other historic towns and villages in our area well worth a visit, include Segur le Château, Pompadour, Uzerche, Tulle.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £86 Per night

Saint-Germain-les-Belles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 5 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£155
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
winter 2014
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
£155
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 29 2015 - Jun 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 7 2015 - Jul 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Summer 2 2015
Jul 5 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Summer 3 2015
Aug 23 2015 - Sep 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes ** DISCOUNTS ON ADVERTISED PRICES FOR SMALLER GROUPS **
- All charges are included - Bedding, towels, heating, electricity, cleaning and wifi.
- Baby equipment - we have 3 travel cots and mattresses, toys, 2 high chairs and toys
- We ask for a 25% deposit to secure the booking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Germain-les-Belles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair access - please contact to check suitability
  • Five of the bedrooms have private en suite shower / bathrooms. Each is equipped with a WC, sink and bath or shower. We frequently receive comments from our large groups about how grateful they were that they didn't have to queue for the shower! The ground floor disabled access bathroom has been created with wheelchair access in mind - please contact to discuss suitability.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Wheelchair access
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Can also be used as a childs' playroom - with toys
  • There are six bedrooms, tastefully furnished with original wood flooring. Four are on the first floor and two are on the ground floor. There are a total of thirteen single beds (each room sleeps two-three people). This makes planning sleeping arrangements really easy for mixed groups of friends and families and we can move the beds around to suit your needs. For couples, we can also put the beds together to make doubles. We also have three baby cots at your disposal. Should one of the ground-floor bedrooms not be needed, we can transform it into a playroom, with books and toys for young children!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The attractive, paved terrace has a huge dining table, perfect for alfresco dining. We also commissioned an enormous barbecue to cater for our large groups. This provides a perfect spot for parents to relax, whilst keeping an eye on the children playing on the lawn. The garden area gets the morning sunshine, so there is a smaller table and benches to which you can take your breakfast! Additionally, the large, safe lawn area is perfect for families with children. We provide many ‘bulky’ items to make holidaying with young children easier e.g. baby cots, high chairs, cutlery, baby swing, toys, changing mat and table. If there is something missing from the list - please tell us what it is and if we can use it for future groups, we will have it ready for you at no extra cost!

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