About the property
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Two Gites in Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Private, Secure And Secluded Setti
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 Phil Baker
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Cyndi and Phil Baker
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
Why Cyndi and Phil Baker chose Jumilhac-le-Grand
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,
What makes this Barn unique
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.
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Perfect spring getaway
When you don’t feel ready to check out, you know you’ve found a gem! Phil & Cyndi made us feel welcome even before arriving at their lovely place. The Barn was spotless and had everything you needed for a self catering break away. Including a thoughtful bottle of wine and some beers for our arrival! Sharing their knowledge of the area to help us see more than we would otherwise get to see. Really comfortable, peaceful and privately homely. We wouldn’t hesitate to rebook or recommend.
Excellent in every way
It felt like home as soon as we arrived, it's a spacious well designed property, it had everything we needed and more to make our time here one of our best experiences holidaying in France.
The owner's were great hosts making us aware of everything the area had to offer, we intend to return to what has been a fantastic holiday stay..
Thank you for your kind review. We do try and ensure that our guests get the most from the area. We also like to think, we have excellent gites that are both well equipped and value for money.
It is very nice to receive reviews that give us confidence in what we are doing... again thank you very much.
Phil and Cyndi
Beautiful gives, excellent hosts, fantastic holiday!
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 barn conversion with excellent amenities
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.
A fabulous 5 star property
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.
Great accommodation in a rural setting
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices shown are for an occupancy of two persons. A weekly charge will be made of £50 for each extra person up to the maximum occupancy of 6. Change over days will be Saturday, we ask that guests vacate by 10 am and new arrivals to arrive after 4 pm. Consideration is given to out of season with regards to dates and times. A charge of £50 will be made and taken from the security deposit if the property is left in an unacceptable dirty and or untidy state. Any evidence of smoking within the property (not including the garden areas) will result in the loss of security deposit.