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Gite with swimming pool in rural Limousin

The hammock hangs under the walnut tree
Very good
7 reviews
The hammock hangs under the walnut tree
The in-ground heated 10x5 metre swimming pool
The gite's private garden with the pool beyond the gate
The terrace under dappled shade of the silver birches
The lovely swimming pool with terrace;  the gite's among the trees behind.
Wide French doors open out onto the southfacing terrace.
Big comfy sofa in the living room
The supremely comfortable kingsize bed
The twin bedded room
The modern fully tiled shower room
The well-equipped kitchen
The view from the hammock
Medieval Le Dorat, the nearest town
By the old stone bridge in nearby Bellac
Fields of sunflowers, the other side of the hamlet.
A view of Montmorillon, the 'Cite de l'Ecrit'
Lunch in Chauvigny
One of many tranquil waterside picnic spots nearby.
The Gartempe river flows through Montmorillon
A riverside walk in Bellac
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Darnac, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
The gîte provides a peaceful location for a relaxing holiday, perfect for those who enjoy walking country lanes, visiting medieval towns for markets, cafés and restaurants, or simply relaxing by the pool gazing at the pastoral views. With one supremely comfortable king size bed and two twin beds it's ideal for couples or families. There are two hammocks, a barbeque and a lovely south-facing terrace in the private garden.

The gîte has modern furnishings and facilities, with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The nearby medieval town of Le Dorat has frequent fêtes, markets and craft fairs throughout the summer, and not far away is a lake at St Pardoux with water sports and swimming beaches.
About the Owner, Sue S
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 21 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We, the owners, live in the house next door and will be here to welcome you to the gite. During your stay we will be available for advice, help with the French language, booking a restaurant if you wish, and to ensure you are comfortable during your stay.
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Listing #HL206951
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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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English first
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My husband and I are an Australian couple in our 60's coming towards the end of a 6 week drive through Spain, Portugal and now France. I was lucky enough to find La Patural, a gite owned by English couple Sue and Tony. From the time we arrived we were charmed by the gite and the countryside. It was the...

Management response:

Thank you Trish for your kind words. We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay here and will welcome you back any time you're over this side of the world. Happy travelling!


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Reviewed July 4, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Management response:

Thank you Sue, for your positive review of our gite and pool. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here and that you explored this lovely area in spite of some unseasonal weather. We can't help the weather, but we do our best to make the gite a pleasant place to stay. Thank you again.


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Reviewed September 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our 2nd visit and our week here was as relaxing as we had hoped Thank you for a lovely stay September is a lovely time of the year. The local towns of le Dorat and Montmorillon are worth visiting.

Management response:

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay - you know you'll always be welcome.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The accommodation is all on one level, with no stairs or steps.<BR>Huge comfortable corner sofa in the light-filled lounge<BR>Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher<BR>Shower room plus separate washroom with WC, basin & automatic washing machine.<BR>Fans to keep you cool, electric heaters to warm you up.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Jul 16, 2017 -
Aug 31, 2017
High Season
7 nights
Sep 1, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
Mid Season
2 nights
Oct 1, 2017 -
Dec 31, 2017
Low Season
2 nights
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About the neighborhood
We provide details of many suggested walks from the gîte, through quiet country lanes and grassy footpaths, through leafy glades to picnic spots alongside the two rivers nearby.<BR>Every second Thursday evening in summer, Le Dorat stages a Producers' Market where you can buy your chosen meat direct from the producers' stalls and have it barbequed for eating at the long tables in the square in front of the Collegiale - a very sociable event not to be missed. Around July 14th every town and village puts on celebrations and fireworks. So whether it's sociable events or peace and quiet you want, you'll find it here.
Getting around
You'll need a car to get around and appreciate this lovely rural part of France. The train service is reliable, clean and not expensive - catch a train from local Le Dorat and you can have a day-trip to Limoges for the porcelain factory tours, to Poitiers for excellent shopping, to La Rochelle for a day on the coast, or a bit further afield to beautiful Perigueux or Tours.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Limoges: 31.1 mi
Railway: Le Dorat: 7.5 mi
Ferry: Caen: 217.5 mi
Ryanair and Flybe operate flights into Limoges or Poitiers, both airports being about an hour's drive to the gite. Car hire is available from both these airports at reasonable cost. <BR> If you prefer to make the journey part of the holiday and travel in your own car, the Limousin is well served with motorways, mostly toll-free.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 21.7 mi.
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