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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bussiere-Poitevine, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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camberley
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Highly recommended!!”
Reviewed 28 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Our stay at the end of October couldn't have been better! La Gimbretière is a truly fabulous place, a warm, welcoming oasis of peace surrounded by lush meadows and gentle hills...in one word, Paradise! Marcus and Diane are two wonderful, caring hosts who couldn't do enough to accommodate us in their unobtrusive way, generous with both their time and advice. The gite was spotlessly clean and cozy, extremely well specified and equipped - everything we had hoped for, and much more. Thank you! Will, Camilla and Kate

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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robert a
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic setting in a perfect location....”
Reviewed 10 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Surrounded by wonderful views of the hilly countryside, the gite is furnished to a very high standard throughout. You'll want for nothing. It also includes TV, DVD, and internet connection. Outside there is plenty of space, including a BBQ area. Plus the donkeys, sheep, cockerels and hens, ducks, geese, an elusive guinea pig, the family cats, and of course Billy the dog. All great company! Loads of stuff to keep the kids entertained, and the adults-a pin pinball machine! There's a couple of canoes on the nearby riverside for your use as well. It's within a short drive to so many beautiful places too, like Bellac, St. Morillion, Poitiers and Limoges to name but a few. To cap it all the hosts were both exceptionally helpful. In summary 5 stars all round. Bob & Agata. Cambridge, England.

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Wayne C
1 review
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

What a really excellent place to stay the owners Marcus and Diane were very informative and very helpful .Everything was clean and tidy and very comfortable all in all a very nice place to stay,we thought the animals were a delight the donkeys were very easy to pet ,a carrot or two went down a treat .The area was very beautiful lots to see and do hope to see Marcus and Diane soon Wayne and Sue Clegg

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Liked best: everything
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bob B
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“Wonderful place, wonderful space,the photos don't do it justice!!”
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Five Star>Really fantastic place to stay. Living area far bigger and even better than the photos show. Everything has been done to a very high standard. Very peaceful setting, surrounded by wonderful views, and the families sheep, chickens, cats, donkeys, geese, and Billy the dog are all very entertaining. You might even catch a glimpse of the guinea pig! The hosts are also extremely helpful, you couldn't hope for more. Loads of maps, things to do, games , books and canoeing included. And close to so many great places to visit, (our favourites being Poitiers and Montmorillon). Bob + Agata , Cambridge.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely gite in rural France, perfect for a family holiday”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We had a truly lovely stay - the gite is of a very high standard and is well equipped with everything you need, and Diane and Marcus were very welcoming. There was plenty for our children to do (age 6 and 16 months): our son loved playing on the retro pinball machine and admiring Marcus's collection of vintage cars and tractors, and they both loved pottering around with all the animals, especially the chickens and the donkeys! Diane and Marcus thoughtfully provided both indoor and outdoor toys, plus wet shoes to wear when paddling down at the river. There are plenty of amenities in the village for day to day needs, and some very pretty towns and villages nearby if you want to venture out a bit more. We'd thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay for your relaxed French holiday, and wish Diane and Marcus all the very best with this new venture!

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Liked best: high quality gite with all the amenities you need
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
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