About this listing
The gîte is one of two in a peaceful rural area but close to a village and plenty of things to see and do. It is set in 2 acres of land mainly laid to grass with a lovely 10x5m swimming pool. It has all the facilities you could possibly want.
Gîte de Monarque is one of 2 gites which sleeps up to 8-10 ( 2 on a Sofa bed ) and was built a few years ago.
Although it has character features like exposed beams it is equipped with all the modern facilities you need including a flat screen HD TV, Blu-Ray player and free Wi-Fi .
The entry into the gîte is into a large well appointed kitchen and dining room with a wooden table and high backed faux leather chairs for 8 people.
The hallway leads to a large lounge which has a very homely feel with 4 sofas one which converts into a double bed. A lovely carved wooden wall unit, 2 coffee tables and side tables with lamps. We also have a satellite flat screen TV, DVD player.
From this hallway is also a shower room with shower cubicle, a large sink unit with cupboards and mirror and toilet. A wooden staircase leads to a landing and the 3 bedrooms and bathroom.
The master bedroom has a carved wooden double bed .Double wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps, a dressing table and a large comfy chair for those times you want to read quietly.
The second bedroom is much larger it is split into two with an iron framed double bed and on a mezzanine floor there is a second double bed. There are also bedside tables and lamps, chest of draws , chairs and a large area for hanging clothes.
The third bedroom although smaller than the others is still a good size with 2 single beds. Wardrobe, draws, and bedside tables with lamps.
Off the upstairs landing is also the second bathroom which has a sink unit , bath with shower over the bath
The gîtes are set in 2 acres of land mainly laid to grass with a lovely swimming pool that has a terrace with loungers and parasols and a gazebo for when you want to escape the sun completely.
It is a secluded area with plenty of room for children to kick a ball and run around in. Here you will also find 2 swings.
There is an swimming pool 10mx4mx1.2m with alarm and safety cover. This is cleaned every day. It is shared by the 2 gîtes. There is a shower and foot bath.
Around the pool are loungers, parasols and we have noodles for children to play with in the pool! To one side of the pool is a gazebo for extra shade. A paddling pool is available for very young children.
There are outside eating areas for each gîte which have table and chairs, parasols and BBQs.
We have a number of games available for guests such as swing ball , badminton, cricket and football nets that are shared by both gîtes
Interaction with guests
My sister and family live on site and look after the gîtes, pool and grounds . She will be there to give you the keys and to make sure you have a lovely stay. She is very knowledgeable about the area and speaks fluent French.
We are located in a really peaceful rural area with a single track lane running past. The small village of Saint-Julien-Le-Vendomois is a 15 minute walk away which has a bar/bistro that also sells the daily bread.
There is so much to see and do in the area with the beautiful old medieval village of Segur-le-Chateau 2miles away and Pompadour with its race course, home of the national stud is only 9 km.
There is a choice of several lakes with beaches/activities 2 of which are 20mins and 30mins drive away.
There are many other outdoor activities in the area such as horse riding, fishing, go karting and of course biking on the lovely quiet roads, these can also be hired locally.
Being right on the edge of the Dordogne it also only takes 1.5 hours to get to the famous town of Rocamadour set into the cliff side there are also lots of beautiful caves around here to visit.
The nearest airport is Limoges 71 Kilometres
from here you would need to hire a car to get to the gîte and because of its rural location a car is necessary.
There is plenty of room to park on the property outside the gîte.
Other things to note
Towels and bed linen are provided also pool towels . There will be a small welcome pack on arrival for those guest staying a week or longer.
The pool is not heated so is only open from May until October.
Guests are asked to check in after 3pm
and check out before 10am
A £150 refundable breakage deposit is required for 7 or more nights
We do allow smoking but ONLY outside the gîte.
Pool towels are provided so the bath towels must not be taken outside.
Some pets may be allowed.
Check in is after 3pm
Check out is before 10am
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am Michelle and after several times of my husband Martin and I visiting our family in Limousin France we fell in love with the area. So when the ideal property became available we jumped at the opportunity to buy. Jumped is a bit of an exaggeration as anyone who has bought a French property will testify, from starting our enquiries to when we actually owned the house and gîtes, it took nearly a year!
We are based in the UK. I run my own beauty therapy business from home and Martin has a full time job working in agriculture . We have two grown up daughters one who works for the National Health Service in Leeds and the other in commercial management of sports stars in London.
My sister Simone, her husband Dave and their children live in the house on the same site as the gîtes. It really is a family venture! Simone and Dave have lived in this area for 7 years, they know it very well and speak fluent French. They are your hosts, par excellence.
Nothing for you is too much trouble for them; From looking after the pool and grounds to helping and advising on what to see and do, they will try to ensure this will be your best holiday ever!