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Ann Gorvett

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Welsh

Gite du Lavande, Quiet Vacation Hideaway with pool

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cher - Gite Du Lavande

Family friendly 2 bedroom cottage with countryside views & private swimming pool

Gite du Lavande is on the borders of the Auvergne, Limousin and Centre Region, is ideally situated to explore an area full of history, charm and beauty.

Within half an hour's drive you can discover castles and chateaux, picturesque historical market towns and villages, swimming lakes with sandy beaches and cafés, woodland walks, and plenty of wonderful picnic sites.

Go a little further and you will get more of the same, in any direction.

However, there is no need to go very far. You could simply spend your holiday relaxing at 'home' by the pool, sipping chilled local wine, reading your favourite books and cooking up a delicious BBQ in the evening. You'll go home feeling refreshed and happy whatever you choose to do.

Gite du Lavande has a private enclosed mature garden which also boasts an above ground swimming-pool , and views over the adjoining fields. the locality is ideal for walking, biking and swimming, or simply a place to relax within its tranquil rural surroundings. Chez Jabier also has the unique feature of having no street lights, making it ideal for star-gazers.

PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL - above ground approx 4.5m, ideal to cool off on a hot sumers day Beach towels can be provided. Inflatables provided.

PLAY GARDEN with playhouse, trampoline,sandpit and slide, outdoor games are available, badminton, boules etc. Enclosed and suitable to let dog off lead.

FLOWER & VEGETABLE GARDENS with edible herbs and salad crops in season, a selectin of herbs are available outside the gite.

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. Children are well catered for with rides and games to keep them amused. Full details are available in the gite.

Gite du Lavande is on the borders of the Auvergne, Limousin and Centre Region, is ideally situated to explore an area full of history, charm and beauty.

Within half an hour's drive you can discover castles and chateaux, picturesque historical market towns and villages, swimming lakes with sandy beaches and cafés, woodland walks, and plenty of wonderful picnic sites.

Go a little further and you will get more of the same, in any direction.

However, there is no need to go very far. You could simply spend your holiday relaxing at 'home' by the pool, sipping chilled local wine, reading your favourite books and cooking up a delicious BBQ in the evening. You'll go home feeling refreshed and happy whatever you choose to do.

Your comfort, enjoyment and happiness is our goal whilst you spend you holiday with us in the hidden gem of Central France. We have created a restful retreat amongst the french countryside, away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

Gite du Lavande offers holiday accomodation which is suitable for families with young or older children, couples or even househunters. When you plan your next holiday, consider us for your stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Gorvett (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Welsh

About Ann Gorvett

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 2002

Why Ann Gorvett chose Cher

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review_4

A warm welcome with very helpful owners. We were touched by their great discretion

19 August 2014

Listing accuracy: 4/5 Great location: 4/5

Communication: 5/5 Value for money: 4/5

Cleanliness: 5/5 Easy check-in: 5/5
Aug 2014
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Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

Gite du Lavande, Quiet Vacation Hideaway with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Excellent holiday, value for money,will be returning

  • 5 of 5

Chez Jabier, Gite du Lavande was exactly as described, although the photos don't do the property justice. It was peaceful with plenty to see and do nearby. Watching the sunset on the deck was fantastic as the stars came popping out, idyllic location. Tony & Ann are gracious hosts and very helpful, their knowledge of the surroundings is unbelievable as everywhere they suggested was fabulous. we would like to thank Ann for all her hard work in keeping the gite spotlessly clean. We look forward to returning to gite du lavande. Thank you all for making our holiday so special.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Limoges Bellgarde
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Boussac
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Le Havre/Caen
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pouligny Notre Dame
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Chateauroux
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
A20/A71
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Boussac
Nearest Ski
195 Kilometres
Super Besse
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Sidiailles
Car: necessary

CWalkingand cycling rooutes available 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Priest-la-Marche, Cher

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
20 Mar 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
2 night minimum stay
£165
for 2 nights
From
£61
£386
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£424
for 7 nights
£424
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £114
Hire of Safe £8
Cleaning £19
Use of Washing Machine £2
Pet Fee £61
Hire pool towels 4 £15

Notes on prices
Prices are for the gite and not per person and includes all linen & towels, first basket of logs for the fire. Babysitting is available by a qualified british registered NNEN /RGN. Children's activities are organised on certain days of the week. Any reservations you would like to make we would be more than happy to help out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cher in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , power shower, washbasin and heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Tv & video player, views overlooking the countryside
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Views overlooking the pool & garden
  • All linen is provided, there are a selection of books in both bedrooms and a selection of children's videos in the twin room. Both Bedrooms have fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A babysitting service is available at a small charge, by a qualified NNEB & RGN.Should you require to make any reservations at our local restaurants we are more than happy to make these on your behalf. There is a small playarea for our younger guests with playhouse, snadpit, see-saw, slide and trampoline. For 2015 once a week going to run a children's club, crafts etc also we are offering our guests the oppurtunity to dine in true french style with us on a long table, with home cooked meals.

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