2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Les Gites de Sarah et Claude
- english, french
About Les Gites de Sarah et Claude
I am English and Claude French. We have four children, a dog, cats and two ponies. We arrived in Saint Martin de Bavel in 2004 and have been renovating the forge du Perou ever since! The gite was let all year round and when the tenant left in january 2016, we decided to have a go at holiday letting. We absolutely love this area, we have travelled widely and we are always pleased to get home. We want to share this undiscovered beautiful part of France that the French and Swiss neighbours have been keeping for themselves.
Les Gites de Sarah et Claude purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Les Gites de Sarah et Claude chose Saint-Martin-De-Bavel
The forge is an old stone house dating back from 1802 in the heart of the village. Saint Martin de Bavel is a typical old fashioned agricultural village perfectly located to discover the area.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Clean, cosy, quiet and views to die for!!
Total relaxation, just what we needed.
Hosts on hand, friendly and polite, but not intrusive. Great ideas given for trips. Myself, husband and 13 year old daughter were however very happy just lazing around the pool!!
Thank you for this nice review, was a real pleasure to meet you all.
Beautiful gite in lovely quiet village
This gite is really well equipped and has a pool with the most stunning view! Sarah and Claude are brilliant hosts who are on hand for any help and advice you may need. There is lots to do in the area- we visited Lyon, Annecy, Chambery and Geneva and all were easily accessible. There is excellent wine tasting locally , boat hire on Lac du Bourget and fresh water swimming in a local lake. We highly recommend this gite .
Peaceful and relaxing
Finished our week long stay in St Martin de Bavel and must commend the owners on making our experience so pleasurable. Very accommodating and knowledgable regarding the local area, we took their advice and visited a couple of local must sees. For us, having young children, the pool was great and provided hours of entertainment. A very relaxing stay- thank you both.
Beautiful place and lovely host.
Lovely rustic home placed in a quiet charming village of Saint Martin de Bavel. Hosts were more than welcoming and assured our stay was enjoyable as most as possible!Home was clean and quiet, adjacent swimming pool had breath taking view. Thank you Sarah and Claude for this amazing holiday.
Away from it all
Property as advertised. Sarah and Claude are very welcoming and give a lot of information of what to do in the area, about the little village itself, and are available for anything you need. We were 3 adults so we asked for the couch to sleep on in one of the bedrooms to be transferred to the ground floor. They accommodated us right away. However this extra couch is a bit small, so it is more fitting for a child or an adult not too tall.
Pool is clean with a beautiful view. It is deep - which was ok for us because we like to swim.
Quaint French Property in lovely French Village
This quaint & traditional French Property, set in a lovely small French village, was ideal for a quiet getaway. The property itself was traditional, but with a swimming pool and sauna. It was superbly located for leisurely walks along country lanes, but also allowed for some great days out.
Lovely hosts, who live in the property next door. Would thoroughly recommend.
Road cycling in the mountains or with the family on the ViaRhôna along the Rhône (longest cycling road from Geneva to the south of France).
Walk in the countryside to discover the waterfalls or mountains nearby (Grand Colombier) or watch birds in the marais de Lavours (one of the biggest marshlands in France).
Taste the Bugey Wines and the famous Manicle in the many local vineyards.
Swim and fish in the local lakes or enjoy watersports at the lac du Bourget (biggest lake in France)
Enjoy local restaurants ranging from traditional French cuisine to michelin star rated restaurants.
An hour from Lyon, Geneva and Annecy, 35 minutes from Aix les Bains (where you can enjoy the famous spa) the gîte de la forge is an excellent base for your holiday.