|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Newly renovated to high standard and opened August 2015, old cattle barn. Sitting in it's own securely fenced garden with it's own private use heated semi in ground swimming pool. Fitted out with new quality furniture and appliances. Three bedrooms, two of which can be either two singles or a double in each. Upstairs family bathroom which includes separate shower and bath. WI-FI to the whole of the property and garden. Satellite Free View UK TV. Downstairs utility and second toilet. Lounge seating for 6 in leather three piece suite. Seating for 6 around the dining table. Outside 6 seat quality patio dining set and 6 loungers, all with cushions and barbecue.
The cottage, barn and grounds were purchased by us in January 2011, and set in a very lovely secluded and naturally pretty location in an acre of private grounds. With both natural hedging and fencing to ensure privacy, each gite also has its own private fenced garden and semi in ground 4.4 meter octagonal solar-heated swimming pool for your exclusive use, along with BBQ and lounging and outdoor eating areas. Well behaved dogs most welcome at no extra cost
Cyndi and I have now moved permanently to France to run our small holiday business. Our aim is to not only provide great accommodation, but also be on hand to ensure guest s have all the information about the local events and attractions whilst they are staying with us, to ensure that they have a great holiday experience.
Cyndi and Phil Baker purchased this barn in 2011
We bought what was then called Mason Le Bac, in January 2011 after seeing it's potential as a small holiday business in a very pretty and unspoiled corner of the Dordogne. After extensive searching in this part of France we found the Jumilhac Le Grand area to be perfect for our needs, ie not commercial, in a small hamlet, not too far from a pretty village (Jumilhac), not too far from a bigger town with enough shopping, hospitals etc (Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche) and secluded/private enough for us and guests to enjoy the site to its full potential. Currently we have two gites completely refurbished and ready to let,
Liberte Bosquet Gites, are perfectly sited just 5 minutes drive, 30 minutes walk from the beautiful chateau village of Jumilhac Le Grand and only 12 minutes drive from Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, which has all amenities that may be required 6 supermarkets, hospital, restaurants, shops, markets and cultural events and entertainment. Both of which are not overly commercialized regarding tourists, but at the same time very welcoming to foreign visitors, which tend to be either Dutch or English. We have developed the grounds with an eye for both a natural environment as well as total privacy, making it perfect for those who do not like to be in public view whilst enjoying the lovely weather.
We stayed in the converted barn for a week with our dog. We loved the renovation of the barn, really comfortable, clean and had everything you needed. The pool was fantastic to cool off on hot days, and Phil and Cyndi even had a paddling pool for the dog too! There was lots to do around the gites such as walking, exploring towns and eating out. Phil and Cyndi made some excellent recommendations for things for us to do and were great hosts, attentive when we needed them but definitely gave us space to relax on our own. Would definitely come here again and recommend it to others!
Stunning converted barn conversion, with every amenity you could want, including a very welcome bottle of wine upon arrival!
The property is beautifully presented with its own swimming pool and sun terrace. The owners are really hospitable and are happy to recommend places of interest to visit and introduce you to the local village life in Jumilhac le Grand.
Would strongly recommend this property to family and friends as a lovely venue for a holiday.
Beautiful barn conversion with full amenities, including an unexpected bottle of wine on arrival!
The rooms were luxurious and the place was spotlessly clean. The garden was secluded so you felt safe and had privacy. The owners were lovely and incredibly hospitable - I'd certainly recommend this to my friends and family.
This place is near Jumilhac, but tucked away in a quiet location. We stayed in the barn which has two twin rooms and a double. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space. The place was clean and delightfully furnished. Phil and Cyndi were very keen to ensure our stay was a success and they gave lots of advice about what to see and do. We particularly enjoyed Brantome and Segur. There is plenty more to discover, so we look forward to returning in the future.
This was our second visit to Phil and Cyndi but our first to the newly renovated barn. The work has been carried out to a high standard and is a credit to the owners.
The whole site is spacious and well looked after and the separate pools for both cottage and barn are a welcome relief on hot days. The property was spotless and well equipped, even down to a garlic crusher. We were very well looked after and given suggestions as to outings and restaurants of which there are many to choose from. The chateau in Jumilhac should be on the itinerary and slightly further afield is Limoges which is also worth a visit. Another "must" is a trip to Oradour-sur-glane which has a haunting stillness.
The region is less busy than the more popular areas of the Dordogne but better for it in many ways.
This was our second time to Liberte Bosquet gites, last year we stayed in the cottage and this time we opted for the newly renovated barn.
The barn is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. It's light and airy throughout and the ceiling fans are a real boon to cool down the bedrooms.
Outside is a good sized private garden and lovely heated pool, which was very welcome after days out.
The surrounding area is stunning and Cyndi & Phil are always on hand with tips and advice so that you maximise your visit to this lovely part of France. There are some places that we wouldn't have found without their guidance. They even looked after our dog whilst we did the wine shop!
Overall our holiday was exceptional and we've already booked our return visit next year.
Special interest holidays:
The beautiful landscape of hills and valleys in the close vicinity are perfect for walking, bird watching and cycling and there are many lakes and rivers offering good water sports such as swimming, canoeing and fishing. There is also a municipal tennis court which is free to use on a first come first serve basis, in Jumilhac Le Grand.
Numerous lake beaches in the area, all supervised during July and August.
Easily accessed by car and plane.
Ferry Ports: Calais 7-8 hours, Caen/ St Malo 6-7 hours.
Airports: Low cost flights to Limoges 45 mins drive away from the cottage, Bergerac 90 mins and Bordeaux 2½ hours. Please note that a car is essential - hire car facilities at all above airports.
The property is in a small rural hamlet, within 30 minute walking distance of the picturesque village of Jumilhac Le Grand with its fairytale 13th Century Chateau, restaurant, bars, shop, butchers, chemist, 2 bakeries, etc. and just a 10 minute drive across the Haute Vienne border to St-Yrieix-la-Perche which has numerous shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars, a fortnightly market, night market, and cultural events throughout the year.
There are well marked trails around the village and chateau. The River Isle flows through the valley surrounded by woodland and is a great place to admire the local flora and fauna. There helpful tourist office which can advise you of many things to do in the area, but also visit the tourist office in St. Yrieix la Perche as that covers a different area.
There is a municipal outdoor swimming pool 3 minutes drive down the road, open July and August with views of the countryside. St Yrieix la Perche has 2 hypermarkets and several large supermarkets stocking everything you might want to make your holiday enjoyable. It has a quaint old quarter and is a typical French town. There is a regular traditional Friday Market and every Thursday evening during July and August is the ‘Marche Nocturne’, where you can sit and dine, enjoying local produce being prepared for your dinner, and live music. If you want to enjoy the local cuisine there are many good restaurants to choose from. In July and August, St Yrieix hosts a classical music festival.
The surrounding area offers fishing, canoeing, walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming, gold panning and tennis. There are beautiful villages and towns to visit such as St Jean de Cole, one of the 'plus beaux villages' in France and Brantome, known as the Venice of Perigord Vert. There are many fascinating chateaux to visit and explore. Visit the historic caves at Grottes de Villars and Lascaux. At Arnac Pompadour you can see the French National Stud stables and a beautiful chateau. Segur le Chateau, another ‘beau village de France’ was featured in the ITV programme called ‘Little England’. For longer days out, the attractions of the River Dordogne are about 90 mins away with Sarlat and Domme and other places to visit.