|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Large rural 4 Bedroom cottage property, that we recently renovated to provide a lovely well equipped property, but whilst maintaining many of the properties original features. The property can sleep up to 10 people, and is fully equipped with everything needed for a family holiday. We can also provide a cot and a highchair. Behind the property is a large safe & secure private garden, patio furniture and BBQ for alfresco dining!
The location is perfect for that ideal 'get away from it all break' where you can enjoy a leisurely walk or a bike ride around the countryside. There is also a local riding stables, a tennis court and a golf course a short drive away. There are many leisure lakes with beaches and cafes, or for the more energetic there are watersports.
The cottage has outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, which prove to be spectacular throughout the four seasons. The self-contained property is fully equipped with everything needed for a family holiday....
This newly renovated cottage is located on the edge of the rural village of Janaillat, which is situated centrally within a triangle of 3 towns, La Souterraine, Bourganeuf and Gueret, and is only a short drive away from the village of Bénévent-l'Abbaye. You can visit medieval towns for markets, cafés and restaurants, or you can simply relax by the pool and look out onto the amazing views.
A relaxing rural holiday cottage, with plenty to see and do. This is the perfect place for the whole family to un-wind and de-stress!
It is also an ideal location for house-hunting as we are ideally located to span a vast area of this wonderful region.
This property is one of two gites within our gite complex. The gite itself is fully self-contained and private. The only shared facilities are the garden and pool. These facilities are listed as shared/private because they are only to be used by the gite complex guests of Meadow View.
The Gite is available for holiday rental thought the year (minimum 3 night stay at off peak time ) or long term rental 3 to 12 months, please enquire for pricing information.
When we decided to embark on this project we did so with the principle that we wouldn’t expect anyone to stay in our accommodation unless we were completely happy to do so ourselves.
We have therefore endeavoured to provide all amenities required to have a pleasurable and enjoyable holiday. We are an English speaking British couple with our two children, who own and run the site, we are always on site to offer help and advice, and we hope to promote a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
We just love the peace and tranquillity of Janaillat, the weather throughout the seasons and trying out our French on the locals. There is nothing better than enjoying a freshly baked baguette, some local cheese and large glass of red!
Jane and Bryan Housley purchased this cottage in 2010
We bought our home in this wonderful rural location mainly to give our children an amazing advantage. The area is so peaceful and safe, so they have the freedom to roam on their bikes and play out in the village, without us having to keep a watchful eye on them. There is no air or light pollution in this area, so the quality of the air we breath is extremely good, and the night skies are amazing with an abundance of stars!
Being set of the edge of the rural village of Janaillat, with have the added benefit of the outstanding views over the rolling lush green hillsides, which can be enjoyed whilst relaxing on our sun loungers around the pool terrace. We have transformed this derelict barn and cottage into a wonderful home and holiday rental cottage.
Thanks for putting up with us all, the gite is beautiful and so is the surrounding area. You are perfect wonderful hosts, very accommodating and sympathetic to our needs. You've done an incredible job with the gites, they are stunning.
Nous avons passé un bon séjour à Janaillat.
La maison était spacieuse, propre et bien équipée, hormis peut-être la cuisine où certains ustensiles ou vaisselle nous ont manqué, mais les propriétaires vont compléter l'équipement.
Chambres agréables. Il manque des toilettes au RDC, il faut monter à l'étage.
La fourniture des draps et des serviettes est très appréciable, les bagages sont moins lourds. Le kit de bienvenue était parfait.
C'est un endroit très calme. La salle de sport est appréciable pour les jours de pluie. Piscine bien chauffée et propre.
Propriétaires réactifs et présents sans être envahissants.
The gîte was very spacious, clean and tidy; it certainly lived up to its description.
The living room is furnished with 2 sofas, a large table, a coffee table and a display cabinet.
A TV is supplied with a DVD player.
There are two very nice bathrooms, each with bath and shower.
We were house-hunting, staying during winter, and wood was supplied for heating.
Bryan and Jane are very friendly and extremely helpful. They helped in so many ways as we got to grips with life in France.
Although we were house-hunting, and not on holiday, I would definitely recommend this gîte for either purpose.
Thanks Bryan and Jane.
What a fantastic relaxing family holiday location.
This beautiful gite was very spacious and well equipped to feel like “home-from-home”. It was spotlessly clean and well-coordinated.
The views from all aspects were amazing and it was so nice to eat outdoors whilst enjoying the fresh country air. The access to the pool area was good as we had small children and they could be watched whist we ate on the terrace. The pool and terrace area was very clean and inviting. They also provided a selection of toys for the children to play with which was much appreciated.
The owners Jane & Bryan were very helpful and friendly, as were their two boys Alex & James. The welcome pack was a god send as was the complimentary pizza meal they cooked for our first evening meal, this took a lot of pressure off after the drive over.
The location was good also, as we were not far from the pretty towns of Bourganeuf, Benevent and Gueret. We visited the lakes at Courtille in Gueret and Vassiviere, both had lovely beaches for the kids to play on the sand and paddle in the water.
The village of Janaillat is very quiet and relaxing, and it was so nice to take a relaxing walk or bike ride around the country lanes and on the dirt tracks through the woods.
This is an excellent gite and is ideal for a large family or two families holidaying together. We would definitely recommend this gite to our family and friends and we hope to come again soon.
The gite was so large, spacious and clean. The access out onto the patio and garden was great as we had small children to they could be watched at all times. The heated pool was gorgeous and spotlessly clean. The views from the pool terrace were spectacular, it was so nice & relaxing to sunbathe and look out across the fields. The gite provided all amenities, and there was everything we needed. The location was good, and we visited several of the local villages. The Lac de Vassiviere was a great day out, we had the 'plat de jour' at the Escale Restaurant by the lake, which was delicious and extremely good value (€22 for 3 courses) and spent the rest of the day on the beaches and exploring the island, via the free taxi boats. Jane & Bryan the owners were very helpful, maintaining the pool and garden, but they also gave us good information about the places to visit and the restaurants to try. The welcome pack they gave us proved very useful, and the complimentary meal the prepared for us on the evening of our arrival was a very thoughtful and appreciated touch. I thought that this was one of the best gites we have stayed in and will definitely be returning. I would certainly recommend this to my friends and family, as it was one of the most relaxing and memorable holidays we have had.
Superbe sejour dans un tres joli gite. Nous n'avons pas eu de mauvaises surprises en arrivant, les propriétaires sont tres sympatiques et le gite correspondait aux photos de l'annonce. Nous avons partagé les espaces communs avec un autre groupe de vacanciers trés sympatiques également. Coin idéal pour son calme et la sympatie des habitants.
Lac de Vassiviere - for Watersports, Beaches and Cafes. A wonderful day out for all the family. Visit the Art Gallery and restaurant on the island and travel on the tourist train or taxi-boat.
Labyrinthe Geant De Gueret - Huge Maze and Traditional Games.
Les Loups de Chabrieres - Wolf Park in Gueret, see wolves in their natural habitat.
Lac Courtille in Gueret - lovely lake and beach. Large Inflatables on the water in July & August.
Aubusson Tapestry - Home the world famous Tapestries.
Limoges - Visit the many Porcelain Factories and treat yourself to a special piece of pottery. Being the capital of the Limousin Region, Limoges has a cosmopolitan feel, with an abundance of Boutiques, Cafes and Restaurants.
Velo-Rail in Bosmoreau les Mines....pedal your way through the countryside on the old rail tracks and take in the views.
Arbre-Arbre - Tree top wire walking.
Zizim Tower in Bourganeuf.
Chateau Villemonteix - xvth Century Chateau in Saint-Pardoux-les-Cards. Admire beautiful Tapestries, furniture and porcelain.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
The house is cleaned before & after each occupancy, and this is included in the rental price. Also all bed linen, bath and kitchen towels are included in the rental price. We do ask that you bring beach towels for use around the pool and if you go out to visit the lake. We do ask that you do leave the house clean & tidy, with everything as you found it. Also we ask that you leave promptly to allow access for cleaning/changeover.
If the weather is cold a daily allowance of logs will be provided, additional firewood can be provided at a supplement.