|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Detached gîte in an artistic design located on a lovely historic estate.
This comfortable and tastefully furnished cottage is located on the estate of a historic forge with roots that can be traced back to 1299.
It boasts a spacious layout with a separate living room, a dining room and an open-plan kitchen. There are two bedrooms plus the option to set a bed up in one of the rooms for a fifth person.
The house is surrounded by 180 hectares of meadows, streams, forests and fields of grain. More than enough space for fun and relaxation.
You can feel the rich history in the lovely and relaxing setting, yet anyone seeking entertainment will find plenty to do in the many towns and villages throughout the area.
Beds made on arrival
This holidayhome is one of the Award winners of 2014
Expenses related to charging an electric or hybrid car are always charged according to use and separately
Classification: Ground floor: (Livingroom(TV(satellite), Burner(wood)), dining room(Burner(wood)), Open plan kitchen(cooker(4 ring stoves), oven, microwave, fridge freezer), bathroom(shower, washbasin, toilet, washing machine))
On 1st floor: (bedroom(1 pers folding bed, Double bed), bedroom(2x Single bed), Landing(1 pers folding bed))
heating(central), terrace(private), garden furniture(5 persons), BBQ(charcoal), parking, Cot(on request), high chair(on request)
These costs are charged on site. They are not included in the rental price.:
Deposit; € 150 (To be paid in advance, not on site, refunded 7 days after departure)
Cleaning; Mandatory: € 50
Pets; Max. 1; free of charge
Bed linen; Included
Bath towels; Included
Kitchen linen; Included
We knew nothing about the Limousin region and chose to go there as we flew from Bristol to Limoges which made an easy journey. We ended up falling in love with the whole area. As it was the Autumn we saw the glorious trees in their all gorgeous glowing colours. There are woods full of chestnut trees, winding roads with hardly any traffic leading to beautiful towns and villages. October is very much out of season and this area is quite uncommercialised anyway and we enjoyed the peace and quiet.
La Forge du Bessous seems to be in a very 'off-the-beaten-track' place but it turned out to be well placed for many trips all around. It is also very close to Yrieix-la-Perche a pretty town which has all the shops you could wish for and even a farmers market. We didn't go far from the gite but did explore Perigeuex, (very beautiful) and our favourite village was Segur le Chateau. We like walking and found various footpaths around and about. It is a perfect area for cycling too.
The accommodation is very attractive and comfortable, having access to UK tv was quite a luxury and the wifi is good. Marcus the host was totally charming, kind and helpful. He was able to provide endless wood for the massive log burner which was a welcome extra and fun. The central heating is good though and the woodburner wasn't necessary but great if you like a fire. Pet chickens roam about the garden, and we enjoyed seeing them. A basket of their fresh eggs was there to welcome us as was a nice bottle of wine. The kitchen is well laid out and although small is very practical. It was lovely to be able to sit outside where there is ample sitting and dining space. I am an artist and found plenty to inspire me in the garden and all around.
We would definitely recommend this place. However, one tip....the access to the upstairs is via a very steep staircase, for anyone wobbly on their legs! We will definitely be looking forward to returning.
We had a lovely stay here. Fresh eggs and a welcome bottle of wine from the owners made a great start to our holiday. There's all you need to cook in the kitchen and a big log burner in the front room as well as English TV in the back room. All in all a great holiday, the place itself is gorgeous and incredibly quiet and peaceful - we were very very relaxed.
The stairs were too steep for young children and the elderly
Een heerlijke vakantie gehad.
We hebben veel tripjes in de omgeving maakt, mooie kastelen oude authentieke plaatsjes zoals Sarlat, wijnroute Bergerac.
En een vriendelijke behulpzame eigenaar.
Heerlijke vakantie gehad,mooie wandelingen, leuke stadjes.
wij hadden een prachtige locatie, de totale rust dat we wilden, spijtig maar daar kan niemand aan doen, we werden 6 van de 8 dagen volledig uitgeregend en konden niets doen dan enkel binnen zitten? bij mooi weer moet het daar zalig zijn
Centre 8.0 km., Forest 2.0 km., Lake 4.0 km., General supplies 4.0 km., Public swimming pool 8.0 km., Public indoor swimming pool 8.0 km., Tourist information office 8.0 km., Motorway junction 18.0 km.