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Large Well Equipped Cottage with Heated Pool & Wonderful Views - Janaillat 23250

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


About the property

4 Bedroom, Sleeps 12, Fully Equipped, Family Friendly, with Amazing Views.

Wisteria Cottage in Janaillat, is a beautiful rural family holiday cottage that has been beautifully modernised & renovated to keep all its charming original features whilst adding modern touches to provide a relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable family holiday. The cottage comprises on the ground floor of a large open plan fully equipped kitchen / lounge area with original fireplace and log burner (31m²) and a separate dining room to seat 12 (23m²), on the first floor there are 2 large double bedrooms (15 & 18m²), a full family bathroom and a shower room, and on the second floor there are 2 Twin/Family Rooms (both with 2 Single beds and a Double Sofabed - (26 & 34m²)), so the cottage can comfortably sleep up to 12 people. We can also provide a cot & highchair.

If you are looking for a "Home from Home" holiday cottage, where you can get together with all the family or a group of friends then this is just the place. Set in a perfect location to admire the rural scenery, enjoy the quiet and take leisurely walks.

This cottage is one of two but each cottage is entirely private & self-contained, having its own entrance, 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 8 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 in Saint Dizier Leyrenne 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 safe 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 Gites can offer it all and is the perfect place for your holiday.

The sun drenched heated pool is cleaned on a daily basis and the pool terrace area is equipped with relaxing 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 stream 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 throughout the cottage. UK Freeview TV and French TNT TV is available in the cottage and there is a DVD player & I dock.

More Details

Property Manager
Jane & Bryan Housley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, Basic Fench
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 Janaillat

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 manager

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
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • Children welcome ...
  • 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. We ask that you respect the property & it's contents.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 1 - Full Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Room - toilet , shower , Shower Room
  • Bath and hand Towels 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, so can very comfortably sleep 12 people, plus a baby. All our bedrooms are large, light and airy. Each room has hanging and drawer storage. We also provide an iron and ironing board. All bed linen & Towels are provided and 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. A washing machine is provided in the kitchen for you to wash your bed linen, but if you prefer we can do this for you.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • 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 ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
The property has a no smoking & no pet policy. This property is one of two gites within our gite complex. The gite itself fully self-contained & private. The only shared facilities are the garden & pool. These facilities are listed as shared/private because they are only to be used by the gite complex guests of Meadow View Gîtes. 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 A complimentary welcome pack on arrival comprising of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, water, wine & beer (for bookings of 5 +nights) just to get you started & full of essentials! It also contains information about the area, places to visit & the local cafes & restaurants. Other grocery items can be purchased for your arrival, this can prove extremely useful when arriving in rural France, please ask for more info. Bed linen and bath & hand towels are included We are always available for help, advice or inform


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Large Well Equipped Cottage with Heated Pool & Wonderful Views - Janaillat 23250
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Absolutely fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week’s stay in Wisteria Cottage and from the moment we arrived we loved it, the accommodation is perfect. Rooms are all beautifully decorated and a really great size, all the beds all very comfortable. Most of all everything is provided & the whole house was spotlessly clean.

The facilities throughout are fantastic, ever detail has been thought of, in fact there was nothing else we could have wished for.

Another special mention must be made of the pool, it is “Absolutely fantastic”, the host Bryan admits he has OCD with the pool, and he looks after it meticulously and whole terrace is spotlessly clean. We had several days just lazing around admiring the stunting views from the terrace whilst the little kids had hours and hours of fun in the pool.

The location is on the edge of a small village, so is super peaceful and quiet. At night the sky is amazing and you can see so many stars even the milky way. Although secluded it's close enough to plenty of attractions if you fancy a trip out. The lake at Vassiviere is definitely worth a visit as well the village of Crozant.

The hosts Jane and Bryan, and their two boys were just perfect, we thoroughly enjoyed their company, sharing many a drink with them. I must mention that they only joined us when we asked and otherwise left us alone.

Nothing is too much trouble for them and clearly there only aim is to make sure we had a fantastic time, which we did.

This was holiday to remember for all the right reasons and a new family that I'm sure we'll remain friends with for a long time.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 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: September 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: July 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: September 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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Gite Meadow View

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this clean and very spacious gite which comfortably accommodated our 11 members family. The area is truly beautiful and quiet and offers many attractions.

The owners are very friendly and helpful.

Family Bergmans-Tsang from The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bellegarde Limoges - with cheap Ryanair flights
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Aulon - a small convenience store & bar.
Nearest Ferry
400 Miles
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
20 Kilometres
Lac Courtille, Gueret
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.

Lac Courtille, Gueret - Great beach & watersports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $343.17

The house is cleaned & prepared before 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 or if you go out to visit the lakes, or you can hire Beach Towels from us. We do ask that you 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. Electric heaters can also be provided.
Please can you download our Terms & Conditions and return to us a signed copy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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