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Gite du Lavande, Famil Vacation Hideaway with pool

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Gite du Lavande is on the borders of the Auvergne, Limousin and Centre Region, is ideally situated to explore an area full of history, charm and beauty. Within half an hour's drive you can discover castles and chateaux, picturesque historical market towns and villages, swimming lakes with sandy beaches and cafés, woodland walks, and plenty of wonderful picnic sites. Go a little further and you will get more of the same, in any direction. However, there is no need to go very far. You could simply spend your holiday relaxing at 'home' by the pool, sipping chilled local wine, reading your favourite books and cooking up a delicious BBQ in the evening. You'll go home feeling refreshed and happy whatever you choose to do. Gite du Lavande has a private enclosed mature garden which also boasts an...Gite du Lavande is on the borders of the Auvergne, Limousin and Centre Region, is ideally situated to explore an area full of history, charm and beauty. Within half an hour's drive you can discover castles and chateaux, picturesque historical market towns and villages, swimming lakes with sandy beaches and cafés, woodland walks, and plenty of wonderful picnic sites. Go a little further and you will get more of the same, in any direction. However, there is no need to go very far. You could simply spend your holiday relaxing at 'home' by the pool, sipping chilled local wine, reading your favourite books and cooking up a delicious BBQ in the evening. You'll go home feeling refreshed and happy whatever you choose to do. Gite du Lavande has a private enclosed mature garden which also boasts an above ground swimming-pool , and views over the adjoining fields. the locality is ideal for walking, biking and swimming, or simply a place to relax within its tranquil rural surroundings. Chez Jabier also has the unique feature of having no street lights, making it ideal for star-gazers. PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL - above ground approx 4.5m, ideal to cool off on a hot sumers day Beach towels can be provided. Inflatables provided. PLAY GARDEN with playhouse, trampoline, sand pit and slide, outdoor games , badminton, boules etc. Enclosed and suitable to let dog off lead. FLOWER AND VEGETABLE GARDENS with edible herbs and salad crops in season. There is a selection of herbs outside the gite for your use. Hiking and cycling direct from the door.(Maps availabale in the gite for walks near or a short drive away) BEACHES and SWIMMING LAKES Three marvellous local swimming lakes (with fishing as well) within 20 to 35 minutes drive.They all have lifeguards during the high season, at Sidiailles you can hire a canoe, rowing boat or pedalo, there is a small cafe on site. GOLF Within 15 mins drive there is a superb international 18 hole course. CYCLING is very popular here in France and there are some excellent cycle routes. (You will find all details in the gite). FISHING there are numerous local fishing lakes, where you can get daily permits.(Please ask and we can arrange the permits prior to arrival) LOCAL CUISINE A wide variety of cuisine is available in our local towns and villages, with menus from 11 euros for 3 to 4 courses. CHATEAUX and GARDENS and HISTORICAL SITES There are many fabulous places to visit - full details are in the gite. FAMILY ACTIVITIES There are numerous activities to suit all the family, Adventure in the trees ( at Pierres Jumatres and the lake at Sidiailles), Llama trecking, pony trecking, Zoo de Beauval ( Europe's biggest zoo), Le Pal an exellent zoo and theme park to suit all ages, Wolf Park at Guéret and the giant maze, Futuroscope is 90mins drive away. BROCANTES This is equivalent to a british car boot sale, where the french fill the roads selling their wares, if you want a taste of the real french life, it is not to be missed, you can eat and there are small rides etc for the children. Remember to barter!!!More
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About the Owner
Ann G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

We stayed at Gite du Lavande for a fortnight in August. It took us 6 hours from the Eurotunnel in Calais and it is worth the drive. Just make sure you have rung Ann prior to arriving for directions as the GPS coordinates took us...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank juliehQ
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Well i stayed here in begining of july. Ann, tony and zoe was very welcoming and very friendly. If you needed something they are always willing to go the extra mile to help you out. What a place to stay it was a lovely, very...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Mike L
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Trampoline
Internet Access
Children's Pool
VCR
Toaster
Swingset
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this rental to someone who plans to do many outdoor activities during their trip?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The spacious heart of France, marking the transition between north and south in both climate and landscape. At the centre of the region are timeless, laid back Auvergne and Limousin, with their dramatic natural scenery and outdoor pursuits. To the east and west are Burgundy and the Loire Valley, with their vineyards, gastronomy, history and culture Lush green countryside of great natural beauty with meandering streams, majestic oaks, vineyards, sunflower fields and quiet roads. Breathtaking historical royal châteaux and gardens alongside the river Pastoral villages with picturesque cobblestone streets; lovely towns for festivals, concerts and theatre Excellent landscape for biking, barging, ballooning, golf Sumptuous or quaint hotels and inns; gourmet food and wine History buffs will find...
How to get there
How to get there Caen and Le Havre are about 5 hours drive 300 miles. Calais Eurotunnel is approx 6 hours drive 400 miles. Limoges International Airport is 1 hour 30 mins car hire is available from the airport. Car is essential. You can also fly into Limoges Bellgarde airport which is approximately 90 mins from the gite, there are also flights to Clermont Ferrand, Tours and Poitiers all within 90mins to 2hours travel time. First set :(613kms) Take A10 towards Orléans, Nantes, Bordeaux, then follow A71/A20 towards Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand continue along this road and head towards the A20 Toulouse,Limoges, Chateauroux.Take exit 12 on the A20 towards Chateauroux centre, Deols, La Chatre (D920). Continue along the D920 towards La Chatre at the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit (D67) towards ...
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