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Well Equipped Large Rural Gite With Heated Pool, Ideal For The Whole Family

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,743 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, Sleeps 12, Fully Equipped, with Amazing Views of the rolling hillside

Meadow View Gite is a beautiful rustic rural holiday cottage that has been modernised & 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 large bedrooms , 2 Double and 2 Twin/Family Rooms (with 2 Single beds and a Double Sofabed), so the cottage can sleep up to 12 people. We can also provide a cot & highchair.

This cottage is one of two but each cottage is entirely private & self-contained, having its own patio terrace area with patio furniture and BBQ for alfresco dining. The two 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 two 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 lots of outdoor toys.

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 & 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 & villages with an abundance of history. So whether you want to be relaxing by pool or something more energetic Meadow view 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 rattan sun loungers, 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 and the connection is available in the cottage and all around the pool terrace. UK Sky TV and French TNT TV is available in the cottage and there is a DVD player & I dock.

More Details

Jane & Bryan Housley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, Basic Fench
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Jane & Bryan Housley

We were both born and raised in Sheffield, England. Then in 2009 we have the idea about moving to France, firstly to have a more relaxed, stress-free life but also to give our children an amazing opportunity to learn another language and have the freedom to play-out without a care in the world! We found this property on the internet, and finally moved over to France in January 2010. We spent the last 3 years renovating a barn that we all live in and two gites. It has been a long, tiring battle, but now we have finished we can look back and appreciate that the job has been well worth it!We have therefore endeavoured to provide all amenities required to have a pleasurable and enjoyable holiday. We are an English speaking British couple with our two children, who own and run the site, we are always on site to offer help and advice, and we hope to promote a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

We just love the peace and tranquillity of Janaillat, the weather throughout the seasons and trying out our French on the locals. There is nothing better than enjoying a freshly baked baguette, some local cheese and large glass of red!

Jane & Bryan Housley purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Jane & Bryan Housley chose Creuse

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much, we've all had a fantastic stay, you are both excellent hosts and do a great job. We will definitely come to stay again and will be recommending to our friends and family.
Jul 2016
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Janaillat Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1743 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We have "No Glass" policy around the pool, to prevent injuries and damage to the pool.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Room - toilet , shower , Shower Room
    Bathroom 1 - Full Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom
  • Bath Towels and Linen are included in the rental price, but please bring your own beach towels for using around the pool or for visiting the leisure lakes. Pool / Beach Towels can be hired. The white bath towels provided are not to be used around the pool or taken to the lakes.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - Four Poster Room - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Four-Poster Double Room (With Cot - as required)
    Bedroom 4 - Twin/ Family Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Attic Room - with exposed beams, Velux & Storage
    Bedroom 1 - Double Room - 1 double , Large Spacious Double Bedroom with drawer & hanging storage.
    Bedroom 3 - Twin / Family Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Attic Bedroom - exposed beams, Velux & Storage
  • There are 2 Double rooms and 2 Twin/Family rooms. All our bedrooms are large, light and airy. Each room has hanging and drawer storage. We also provide an iron and ironing board. Towels and Linen are included in the rental price, but please bring your own beach towels for using around the pool or for visiting the lakes. Beach towels can also be hired from us.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This property is one of two gites within our gite complex. The gite itself fully self-contained and private. The only shared facilities are the garden and pool. These facilities are listed as shared/private because they are only to be used by the gite complex guests of Meadow View. Changeover is on a Saturday during peak season, during the rest of the year there is more flexibility. We ask guest to arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am, additional charges will apply for later departures. A complimentary welcome pack is provided on arrival (for bookings of 4 nights or more) full of essentials! It also contains information about the area, places to visit and the local cafes and restaurants. Other grocery items can be purchased for your arrival, this can prove extremely useful when arriving in rural France, please ask for further details. We are always available for help, advice or information!


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Well Equipped Large Rural Gite With Heated Pool, Ideal For The Whole Family
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Vacances fantastiques avec des amis et la famille

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique emplacement, gîte très bien équipé, idéal pour se détendre et passer du temps avec la famille.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gite conforme au descriptif

  • 4 of 5

Gite propre situe dans un village très calme

Les propriétaires sont sympathiques et discrets

Le panier d'accueil est bien fourni

La piscine est agréable et le parc bien entretenu

Seul bémol , il n'y a pas d'accès direct du gite a la piscine

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday, Great Cottage, Fab Location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Meadow View Gite, we knew we were going to have a fabulous holiday. We have been holidaying in France for many years now and this gite is certainly one of the best we have stayed in. The gite was very spacious and immaculately clean, the beds were comfy, there’s a well equipped kitchen and amazing views.

The location of the gite was very good as all the little towns and villages were only a short drive away, and the heated pool was lovely to relax in on hot sunny days. Our main purpose for this years holiday was to relax and we were certainly able to achieve this here. The rural setting is so peaceful and tranquil.

The owners Jane and Bryan and their two boys Alex & James were lovely and very helpful. Especially James who had so much patience playing with our daughter on the swings and in the sand pit, this is definitely his forte for a career when he’s older.

We really enjoyed our 2 week stay in the gite, so thank you so much for a lovely holiday, we will see you again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage, Lovely Area, Great Owners,

  • 5 of 5

We received warm welcome from the owners Jane & Bryan, and the complementary pizzas & potato wedges they made for our arrival was an incredible gesture and took the pressure off cooking on our first night after the drive down.

The gite was a lot larger than we expected and the photos on the website don’t do it any justice, it is by far more outstanding and with all the equipment and comfort that is needed for a two week family holiday.

The pool and terrace area was breath-taking, with amazing views across the rural countryside. The kids love splashing in the pool and it was very refreshing to cool off, on the very hot sunny days.

The garden was all fenced off, so was very safe for the children and there was plenty for the kids to do with the trampoline, sandpit and swings. Jane and Bryan even provided a baby swing for our toddler which we felt was a very thoughtful touch.

The various lakes with the beaches in the area provided the children with enjoyment and it just goes to show that you don’t need the go to the coast to build sandcastles! The towns and villages we visited gave us a wide insight in the French life. We had some lovely meals out and the ‘plat de jours’ give a taste of French cuisine and are extremely good value for money.

The location is very relaxing and it’s the ideal holiday to unwind and take time out to enjoy a good book and spend time with the family.

We would definitely recommend this gite to our friends and family, and we have already booked for August.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a wonderful time. It was such a pleasure to have you stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Séjour très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Grande maison avec 12 vrais couchages adultes, de belles chambres, un salon / séjour rustique, le charme de l'ancien dans un écrin de verdure !

Hormis le manque de chauffage pour les nuits fraiches du printemps, nous n'avons rien à redire sur ce gite et avons passé un très bon weekend en famille.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for your review, it was a pleasure to host you, your cousins and family over the bank holiday weekend. It was just a shame that the weather was so rubbish and particularly cold for the last weekend of April. It seems that despite the daily supply of wood for the log burner you wasn't warm enough, that is a shame. You could of asked for additional electric heating, which we would of happily provided. At least some of your family managed to go in the swimming pool. Hopefully if you all group together for another family break, you will choose to stay in the cottage again.
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Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Bellegarde Limoges
Nearest Barpub
6.4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
660 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A20 /E9
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Chez Nous, Masbaraud-Mérignat
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Super Besse
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Lac Courtille
Car: necessary

Lac de Vassiviere - for Watersports, Beaches and Cafes.

Labyrinthe Geant De Gueret - Huge Maze and Traditional Games.

Les Loups de Chabrieres - Wolf Park in Gueret


Rates & Availability

Janaillat Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer / Èté
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn / L'Automne
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter / Hiver
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / Noël
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter / Pâques / Printemps
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring / Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $353.32

The house is cleaned before & after each occupancy, and this is included in the rental price. Also all bed linen, bath and kitchen towels are included in the rental price. We do ask that you bring beach towels for use around the pool and if you go out to visit the lake. We do ask that you do leave the house clean & tidy, with everything as you found it. Also we ask that you leave promptly to allow access for cleaning/changeover.
If the weather is cold a daily allowance of logs will be provided, additional firewood can be provided at a supplement.
Please can you download our Terms & Conditions and return to us a signed copy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund