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Large Well Equipped Family Gîte, Heated Pool, Stunning Views, Perfect location

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Family Holiday Cottage, Sleeps 10, with Heated Pool, Amazing Views

Bluebell Cottage is a Large rural 4 Bedroom cottage property, that has modernised & 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 relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable family holiday. The cottage has 4 bedrooms (2 Double, a Twin and a Twin/Family Room (with Double Sofabed). We can also provide a cot and a highchair. The property has 2 full Family Bathrooms. 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.

The cottage is one of two gites within our complex, but the gite itself is fully self-contained and private, having it's own entrance. 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. We have found after running the complex for 6 years now that the shared facilities work very well, with the children from both cottages making friends & playing together, allowing the parents time to relax and unwind, taking time out to read their book or listen to their music without interruption.

The large private garden is completely secure for the little ones to run around and have loads of fun. We have a childrens playarea with Playhouse, swings, slide, see-saw, badminton, football net and loads more!

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jane and Bryan Housley
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Basic French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Jane and Bryan Housley

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

Why Jane and Bryan Housley chose Janaillat

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Janaillat in Creuse

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We have a "No Glass" policy around the pool, to prevent injuries and damage to the pool.
  • The white fluffy bath towels are not to be taken to the pool.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full Family Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full Family Bathroom
  • Towels and Bed Linen are included in the rental price, but please bring your own beach towels for using around the pool. Alternatively these can be hired from us to save space in your luggage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 4: Twin Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , With views & plenty of storage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With original oak beams, plenty of storage & amazing view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Original Oak Beams, Velux with Blackout Blind, Storage.
  • There are two double rooms, a twin room and a twin/family room. All our bedrooms are large, light and airy. We have plenty of hanging and drawer storage. Our Velux windows all have blackout blinds. We also provide an iron and ironing board. Bath towels and Bed linen are included in the rental price, but please bring your own beach towels for using around the pool or for visiting the lakes. Alternatively these can be hired from us to save space in your luggage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This property is one of two gites within our gite complex. The gite itself fully self-contained and private, with it's own entrance. 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 guests of Meadow View Gîtes. Changeover is on a Saturday during peak season, during the rest of the year there is more flexibility. We ask guest to arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am, additional charges will apply for later departures. A complimentary welcome pack is provided on arrival, full of essentials! It also contains information about the area, places to visit and the local cafes and restaurants. Other grocery items can be purchased for your arrival, this can prove extremely useful when arriving in rural France, please ask for further details. We are always available for help, advice or information!


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Large Well Equipped Family Gîte, Heated Pool, Stunning Views, Perfect location
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Well, calm and clean

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We have now equipped the kitchen with the the other items you mentioned that would have been useful and we are looking into the possibility of using the downstairs cloakroom as a downstairs toilet. We do aim to provide all our guests with a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, and keeping the heated pool clean & well maintained is one of our top priorities. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your family/friends and we hope to see you all again in the future.
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St. Dizier-Leyrenne

A gîte that made our move to France possible!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay in our gite, and we wish you both the best for the future in your new home in La Creuse....
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Well equipped, lovely garden & pool Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely family so glad you all had a wonderful holiday, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful Gite, Lovely Location, Gorgeous Pool

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a wonderful holiday, you we're all a pleasure to meet and hopefully we will see you all again soon.
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Séjour très agréable.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent week-end à 3 familles dans ce gîte situé idéalement au centre de la France (ce qui permet aux amis éloignés un peu partout de se retrouver). Très bon accueil de nos hôtes qui habitent juste à côté et très réactifs à nos différentes demandes. Piscine agréable avec vue magnifique sur la campagne environnante. Le gîte est idéal pour les journées chaudes d'été : terrasse qui donne sur le jardin et intérieur très frais. Peut-être moins pratique lorsqu'il ne fait pas beau pour réunir 10 personnes à la même table ou être, ensemble, dans la pièce à vivre. Mais sinon, très bonnes literies, chambres spacieuses. A recommander.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you all had a nice stay over the long weekend, and we hope to see you all again soon.
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Superbe semaine de repos

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you all had a very pleasant & relaxing stay, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Merci beaucoup Jane & Bryan.
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A very picturesque French Town, and the home of the Zizim Tower & Chateau.
Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6.4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A20, Junction 23
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Chez Nous
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Puy du Sancy, le Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Lac Courtille, Gueret
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £262.78

The house is cleaned before 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, (these can be hired from us, please enquire). 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. Late check out charges may apply.
Smoking is not permitted.
Pets are not allowed.
Same sex groups and groups of under 25's are not accepted, this is a family complex.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.