Gite du Lavande (Lavender Cottage) is a beautiful French holiday home that has been newly renovated for 2014,the 2 bedroom cottage oozes charm, yet has all the amenities for modern living, including a spacious open plan modern kitchen / dining room with seating for 4 people (highchair can be provided), lounge with 3 seater settee & 2 armchairs, tv with english satelite programmes, dvd,cd player , selection of books, cd's and dvd's for all the family, master bedrrom with double bed with fantasti views of pool area & garden, 2nd bedroom with twin beds, tv & video with countryside views, modern bathroom with power shower, washbasin & toilet..
The property also caters for outdoor relaxation in an enclosed private garden, patio and barbeque area . Whilst enjoying the ambience of this reasonably quiet hamlet of Chez Jabier, most of your holiday needs can be found at your doorstep.
We moved to Chez Jabier, a tranquil hamlet in Central France in October 2005. Our dream to have a gite business here, 8.5years on our dream is finally a reality. It's been a long road getting here as we bought a house that needed renovating before we could start on anything else, every step has brought us closer to the dream. We are here now and it's all been worth it.
We hope that you will appreciate our fantastic piece of paradise as much as we do.
Ann Gorvett purchased this cottage in 2003
We had been house hunting for a while in this particular region, it's so unspoilt and beautiful,when we came across this gem , we fell in love with the welcoming ambiance of the house & the beautiful countryside views instantly. Added to that was the warm welcome from the locals.
It is wonderful to sit with a glass of local wine when our daughter is in bed & watch swallows & bats swooping over the countryside whilst looking up into the sea of stars, there are no street lights here and therefore it's wonderful for star gazers.. We love the country walks just outside our door , here you stop the car for deer ,pheasant , boar and other wildlife that cross the road. Here it is like the UK maybe 60-70 years ago , a time warp where life is at a relaxed pace. Walking & cycling is a delight in the virtually traffic free lanes & paths around Chez Jabier. Everything about living here is just perfect.
Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour au Lavender Cottage.
C'est une maison qui allie calme, netteté, fonctionnalité au charme des cottages anglais et des vieilles maisons berrichonnes.
Nos hôtes ont le sens du service. Ils nous ont orientés vers des lieux de visite très intéressants comme le chateau de Boussac (à proximité), le parc des loups à Guéret, la visite de la ville de La Châtre...De la documentation est disponible dans le cottage.
Les amateurs de Tati apprécieront particulièrement la visite du lieu consacré à "Jour de fête" tourné à Ste Sévère (à 10 kms). De quoi se régaler!
Nous et nos 2 fils de 14 et 16 ans, avons passé une très bonne semaine au calme et au vert sans manquer de centres d'intérêt d'une part et de disponibilité de nos hôtes (si nécessaire) d'autre part.
un grand merci à eux!
We were drawn to Lavender Cottage as they were able to accommodate our young dog, had a pool, UK television and also broadband.
Each and every box ticked but we were not expecting the wonderful welcome and hospitality from both Tony & Ann.
The gite is spotlessy clean, with all amenities you can ever need, the comfort and decor were an absolute credit to this couple who have poured their heart and soul into creating holiday accommodation to be very proud of.
Add to that the well kept gardens and pool this is genuinely a gem of a place, and I'm not sure they realise how good it is.
I would hope that any future guests would not be concerned about their hosts residing next door, there is no need to be, Tony & Ann are there to be called on with advice on places to visit, but discrete and keep a distance if that is what's preferred. Engage with them, they are charming and we spent a couple of sunny afternoons with them in the garden.
Séjour d'une semaine idéal au gîte du lavande avec nos 2 enfants de 3 et 4 ans. Gîte très propre avec tout le nécessaire pour passer de bonnes vacances.
Calme, reposant, pas trop loin de sites intéressants : châteaux, lac, ..., piscine et jardin agréables, tout est à disposition et si il manque la moindre chose nous pouvions compter sur la gentillesse et la disponibilité d'Ann, Tony et Zoe.
Merci encore à eux pour cet excellent séjour passé chez eux.
GREEN LANE WALKING and cycling direct from the door.
BEACHES and SWIMMING LAKES Three marvellous local swimming lakes (with fishing as well) within 20 to 35 minutes drive.All lakes have lifeguards in high season and swimming areas are cordoned off for safety, you can hire pedalos, canoes and rowing boats. At Sidiailles there is an adventure in the trees suitable for young and older and also a cafe on site.
GOLF Within 15 mins drive there is a superb international 18 hole course.One at Pouligny Notre Dame and another at Gouzon. There is also a spa at Poligny Notre Dame should you feel the need for a pampering treat.
CYCLING is very popular here in France and there are some excellent cycle routes.
FISHING there are numerous local fishing lakes, where you can get daily permits.
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 family activities to keep all the family amused, there are two adventure in the trees parks close by, laser shooting, bouncy castles and trampolines, Llama treking, Pony Treking, Zoo de Beauval is the largest zoo in Europe and well worth a visit, Le Pal is a zoo and theme park with rides for all ages a fantastic day out for all the family, Futuroscope is about 2hours drive away, again a fun packed day, closer to home there is the wolf park and giant maze at Guéret, Kayaking and electric boats at St Amand Montrond.
MARKETS Everyone wants to visit a traditional French Market, our closest are Boussac - Thursday morning, St Aout animal market - Tuesday morning, Chateaumeillant - Friday morning and La Chatre- Saturday morning.
Why not try your hand at bartering at one of the many brocantes held on weekend here in France, you will discover some beautiful villages and taste the true meaning of France.
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Notes on prices
Prices are for the gite and not per person and includes all linen & towels, first basket of logs for the fire.
Check in is from 4pm and Check out is by 10am - alternative arrangements maybe available - please ask in advance of check out date. Change over days are flexible but are normally Saturday, depending on bookings in the month
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