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John & Kate McGee

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

Spacious apartment, indoor pool, charming heritage town house

2 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Limoges Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment 2 sleeps six. Apt.2:- 3 bedrooms-100m2

This attractive town house, has three apartments. Apartment 2 is advertised here. For information on the beautiful spacious attic apartment go to our own website www.franceholidayrents.com ..

You will find guest comments from tripadvisor in the link below "about John & Kate McGee"

Apartment 2 is on the second floor. It is spacious, with an indoor swimming pool and garden. It is located in Eymoutiers, one of the most beautiful heritage towns in Limousin, and it is only 30 minutes from the chic city of Limoges and 15 minutes from the wonderful beaches of Lake Vassiviere.

Apartment 2 has its own independent access from the front of the house. The comfortable lounge overlooks the tree-lined square to the front of the house. There is a dining area for six in the lounge and also a dining area for six in the large well equipped kitchen. A washing machine is available in the kitchen..

The apartment has its own discreetly independent patio area in the garden, where there is a barbecue and comfortable garden furniture. The heated pool may be accessed directly from the garden and from inside the house.

Discover the hidden France

This is a beautiful part of France with green rolling farmland, wooded landscapes, deep river gorges, quiet roads and a wonderful peaceful lifestyle. The area is dotted with authentic villages and tiny hamlets. It is fascinating and serene, unspoiled, perfect for those in search of a relaxing holiday: amblers, ramblers, hikers, bikers, anglers, riders, art lovers, golfers, water lovers... everyone. A place where you can holiday at your own rhythm: easy and slow or active and exhilarating. It's people are wonderful.

If you just want to relax, the attractive elegant simplicity of the house and the beauty and slower pace of life of the area is ideal.

If you want a more active holiday, in and around Eymoutiers, there are a host of wonderful sporting, cultural and great family fun amenities.

Have great family fun at Park Bellvue, Feeriland, Aquarium du Limousin, Zoo Park du Reynou, D'arb en Arbe, the fascinating La Cite de Insectes, a ride on the steam train, and beaches with wonderful water sports at Lac Vassiviere.

Take a day trip to Futuroscope - one of the top theme parks in the world. A virtual experience of more than 20 very creative attractions taking you from outer space to the depths of the ocean with breathtaking, exhilarating speed. Stunning laser show every evening

Local Attractions : Sport: Golf, tennis, fishing, biking, walking/hiking, kayaking, karting, quad driving, swimming, horse riding, and rock climbing.

Fishing:This area has some of the finest fishing in Europe (trout, salmon, pike, dace, gudgeon, perch, chub, carp) on Lake Vassiviere, the Vienne river, which flows through Eymoutiers, and on other rivers and smaller lakes. Fishing rods and tackle are available locally.

Cycling: Bikes are available to hire in the area. Designated cycle routes through the local scenic countryside.

Walking/Hiking Enjoy walking through the beautiful scenic woodlands, green valleys and hillsides. Leaflets are available describing each hiking circuit. The local Club de Randonnee organises hikes on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

Rock Climbing: Ten minutes to Bussy for rock climbing with a variety of grades.

Culture: This Limousin region of France has earned worldwide fame for craftmanship: enamelling, porrcelain, tapestry etc. A number of workshops give guided visits to these crafts.

Art lovers and artists will enjoy this region's serious share of museums dedicated to all periods of art. The art and architecture of previous centuries is carefully preserved in the region's chateaus, houses and churches. There are many interesting museums and interpretative centres in the region.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges in 1841 where he began his artistic career painting the world famous Limoges china. The Musee de la’Eveche in Limoges displays paintings by Renoir as well as Egyptian collections and enamels dating back to the 12th century.

Paul Robeyrolle Centre in Eymoutiers presents the art and sculptures of Paul Robeyrolle (1926-2005), one of the major painters of the twentieth century. Paul Rebyrolle was born in Eymoutiers.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John & Kate McGee (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

About John & Kate McGee

We love France: its rich culture, friendly people and wonderful food and wine. After holidaying in many parts of this fabulous country we eventually discovered France’s hidden treasure at the heart of the country – the Limousin region, and our little gem of the old heritage town of Eymoutier. The area is so relaxing! At last we found what we were seeking and settled here without hesitation in 2004.

We‘ve had no regrets. We developed our holiday apartments at La Jolie Masion and enjoyed hosting so many wonderful guests ever since, none of whom have been disappointed.

It’s no surprise. We have been sharing our little treasure with them, and they have enjoyed it. Many have come back again for more, some several times and some hoping to settle here themselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at John and Kate's lovely house. The children loved the pool and garden. Being within easy walking distance of the delightful town of Eymoutiers made getting croissants and baguettes very easy every day. The lakes were only a 10 minutes drive or so away and a great day out. Wish we could have stayed another week and really looking forward to going back again soon.

John J. posted this comment on tripadvisor.com where it was rated 5 of 5 stars.
Aug 2013
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2 traveler reviews

Spacious apartment, indoor pool, charming heritage town house
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Melkridge, Northumberland, England
5

Lovely Apartments, Lovely area, Lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We found Eymoutier to be an excellent place to base our holiday this year, lots to do nearby and everybody very friendly. John & Kate, the owners, have a superb old property that has been lovingly refurbished. All mod cons are there if you want them, however the apartments are very still spacious, immaculately clean and homely. Our daughter immediately fell in love with the heated indoor swimming pool and we were frequently dragged down for a swim & splash about. The gardens were very pretty with 3 seperate private areas.

John & Kate could not have been more helpful. We stayed in both apartments during our stay and thoroughly recommend La Jolie Maison for a Family Holiday, you will not regret it. Many thanks for our most successful holiday for years.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Essen, Germany
5

Lovely week in Eymoutiers

  • 5 of 5

We had a very beautiful week at the house of Kate and John in Eymoutiers.

It is a big and old house in the centre of Eymoutiers but in a calm and quiet place. The apartment is nice and modern equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The nice swimming pool was the favourite place for the children, and the beautiful garden made the total house a relaxing place.

Kate and John are very friendly hosts and they made us feel very welcome from the moment of our arrival throughout the whole time. The provided lots of information about the town and the area and gave us many ideas of what we could do. Especially our children loved them.

In and around Eymoutiers there are many things to see and to do. We enjoyed the day at the lake Vassiviere the most. There are many attractions for children, too. One day we even drove to the cave of lasceaux which is about 2 hours away from Eymoutiers.

We would highly recommend the property as nice and relaxing place and as a fantastic base from which to explore this picturesque area of France.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Ferry
570 Kilometres
Le Harve
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Eymoutiers
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Eymoutiers is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Limousin, central France. It has a good selection of attractive shops, restaurants, an excellent supermarket and a weekly market . The area is free of congestion. Eymoutiers, on the banks of the Vienne River, is a vibrant and friendly heritage town with beautiful architecture including the Romanesque Church of St Etienne, the Mairie and Biblioteque. It is only 15 minutes drive to Lake Vassiviere. It is surrounded by interesting historic small towns and villages with local festivals and good restaurants. It is close to the beautiful chic city of Limoges that is accessible by train or road . Car is recommended but not essential.

Lake Vassiviere, France's ' inland sea', looks and feels like the coast except the water is fresh,with six man- made beaches of exceptional quality. The beaches with all amenities are supervised, family friendly and uncrowded, . All water sports are available on the lake.

Other Activities: children's tree climbing activity theme park

Golf: Golf de la Porcelaine: 18 hole – Par 72 – 6035 metres – slope 135 golf course is only 30 minutes quiet drive from Eymoutiers.

Golf de Limoges Saint-Lazare: 18 hole – Par 72 – 6222 metres – slope 120-124 course set in pleasant woodland 5 minutes from the centre of Limoges.

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Rates & Availability

Eymoutiers Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$569
 
 
Low season
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$982
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Conditions to the rental rates...
There is a charge for linen:2 sheets,duvet cover and pillow covers-£12 per bed.
The swimming pool is not available in the low season.and Christmas season.
Heating costs are additional in the off peak season.
Payment is accepted in the quoted currencies unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner/advertiser.

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Amenities

Limoges Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels provided, if requested.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a charge for linen:2 sheets,duvet cover and pillow covers - single bed £8, double bed £10.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside the summer season there is an extra charge for central heating and heating the pool. Wood is also available for the wood stove in the lounge.

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