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River Cottage: Private Lakeside Gite In Idyllic Location. A Great Place To Relax

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Balledent Cottage Rental Photos and Description

The Gite Overlooks Our Lake To The Front, The River Couze Flowing By The Back!

At Gites de Laprade we are focused on providing you with your ideal holiday in this outstanding area of France, whether it is total relaxation you are looking for or a more energetic time, then we can certainly help you get what you want. The Limousin is famous for it's forests and lakes and we have both here at Gites de Laprade, our location in the Haute Vienne region, is quite unique, the river Couze which surrounds our property, runs quietly by the gite and feeds our 2 acre lake (unfortunately this means the location is unsuitable for children), this is well stocked with carp up to 35lb+ and colourful Koi carp, maybe you could try your hand at a bit of fishing, we are also happy to welcome your dog. This beautiful area abounds with wildlife, deer, wild boar and buzzards are easily spotted and the mix of forests and lakes make for perfect walking, cycling and bird-watching. If you are a budding artist then this is also the perfect area, it was certainly good enough for Fred Yates, he lived in our local village of Rancon until his death in 2009

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Taunya Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2016

About Taunya Smith

We are, Brian and Taunya Smith, a couple from the North of England, now living permanently in France. We had a small hill farm in the Pennines in West Yorkshire and, as Brian wanted to take early retirement, we decided to move!!!!

We would appreciate the opportunity to welcome you to share our 'Little piece of Paradise'.

Taunya Smith purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Taunya Smith chose Bellac

When we decided on France, Brian's only demand was that he had a lake to fish in. This house more than fulfils his wishes as, our house is actually built on the lake and, we are surrounded by a river.

It obviously fulfils our guests wishes as well as we have lovely people we now call friends, who visit us time after time

What makes this cottage unique

We didn't originally plan to have gites but, this property came with two buildings, perfect for our friends and family to stay in. So, we did the renovations and now we love welcoming our family and friends old and yet to meet, to our beautiful, tranquil home!

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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Chez Isa
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Mortemart
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
La Souterraine
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Chez Isa
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Auvergne
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
St Pardoux
Car: necessary

We are in the 87, Haute Vienne area of the Limousin. The area is famous for it's forests and beautiful countryside and, of course it's lakes. For lots of info about the Limousin, please check out 'I Love Limousin' website.

There are two famous lakes in the area, about 20 minutes away is Lac St. Pardoux which is a popular holiday destination with beaches, jungle swings, concerts and fireworks and, all the usual water sports available. Further afield, on the Haute Vienne/Creuse border, is the immense 1000 hectare Lac de Vassiviere again worth a trip for water sport and nature enthusiasts and also the dining cruises which I can book for you if you would like me to. About 5 minute walk from our gites is the river Gartempe, a favourite with locals and visitors alike for fishing and canoeing, you will enjoy walking along it's banks, also our own river Couze, to see the wonderful wildlife, there are wild boar and deer, the trees abound with birds both large and small.

We are able to arrange bicycle hire for you if that is of interest, the bikes are delivered to us here at Gites de Laprade, complete with helmets, locks and repair kit, with no charge for delivery from www.bikehiredirect.com

The famous II World War martyr village of Oradour sur Glane is somewhere that is well worth the short trip to visit, a place you won't forget once you have been.

The city of Limoges is famous for it's porcelain and has a superb historic centre with timbered shops , winding cobbled streets and houses which survived the war-time bombs, it is also on the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella and has a stunning Cathedral and art deco train station.

There is the superb old town of Chauvigny with it's ruined mediaeval castle where you can watch the falconers flying a large variety of birds from Storks and Condors to Barn owls and Macaws, truly a visit not to be missed.

These are just a taste of what is on offer here,there are so many other places to see, too many to list here but, in the gite you will find a file with lots more places to visit all with maps and directions. But, if you need any help with your itinerary, just ask and we'll do all we can to help, we want you to fall in love with this stunning area, just as we did.

Rates & Availability

Balledent Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Oct/Nov/Dec
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$416
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$63
$379
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$63
$416
 
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$63
$422
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$79
$527
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$63
$422
 
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$63
$395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Balledent Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a shower cubicle, vanity unit, toilet and heater
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has a double bed and a dressing table, hooks and wooden coat hangers for your clothes
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Our lake is well stocked with a variety of fish, including out Koi carp and, you are welcome to fish. We do have a small amount of tackle for our guests to use.

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