2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Les Gites de Sarah et Claude
- English, French
About Les Gites de Sarah et Claude
I am English and Claude French. We have four children, a dog, cats and two ponies. We arrived in Saint Martin de Bavel in 2004 and have been renovating the forge du Perou ever since! The gite was let all year round and when the tenant left in january 2016, we decided to have a go at holiday letting. We absolutely love this area, we have travelled widely and we are always pleased to get home. We want to share this undiscovered beautiful part of France that the French and Swiss neighbours have been keeping for themselves.
Les Gites de Sarah et Claude purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Les Gites de Sarah et Claude chose Saint-Martin-De-Bavel
The forge is an old stone house dating back from 1802 in the heart of the village. Saint Martin de Bavel is a typical old fashioned agricultural village perfectly located to discover the area.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A perfect stay
Everything about our stay at La Gite de Forge was perfect. The accomodation is spacious , extremely well fitted out and very comfortable. Sarah was wonderful, ensuring that we had everything we needed and providing us with lots of useful advice and tips. The weather was a little chilly but the stove and central heating kept us very warm. The scenery in the area is stunning and we enjoyed some lovely drives. One particular highlight was an amazing dinner at Les Morainieres.
Really lovely hosts. Very pretty house. Fantastic sunset view from the pool. Would love to visit again.
Thank you for this kind review, we will love to see you again.
Sarah et Claude
Nice quiet village, beautiful country-side, fantastic hosts!
Spent a relaxing three days in this beautiful gite, lots to see very close by. Sarah and Claude are excellent hosts, friendly, respectful and generous. Will definitely stay again!
Dear Benjamin, thank you for your kind review, we would love to see you both again
Kind regards Sarah and Claude.
Relaxing short stay.
Such a lovely place to stay, tastefully furnished and plenty of crockery etc. Sarah was very helpful with everything. Epic shower! I intend to return and enjoy all the many walks in the area - and to visit the largest lake in France.
Thank you Margaret!
We would love to have you to stay again.
Lovely gite, fantastic location. Stunning views.
One of the best holidays we have had.
Lovely gite, lovely village. Perfect location for travelling to stunning locations.
Sarah and Claude bent over backwards to make sure we had a brilliant time, couldn't have asked for better hosts.
Will definitely be going back next year.
Recommend the Belvedere restaurant, local wine tasting, lac de Bourget, Annecy, Grande columbier. Definitely Sarah's cooking, superb.
Wish we could have stayed another week.
The Gite more than lived up to our expectations. It was beautiful and well kitted out. Sarah and Claude were lovely and very helpful. The chilled bottle of fizz waiting for us on arrival was very welcome. The area is great for walking and cycling with lots of cols to climb. Will definitely be back as there was so much more to see.
Dear Diane , thankyou for your kind review and the marmite! Looking forward to seeing "The Exeter Cycling Team " again soon , have a good trip home
Best wishes Sarah and Claude.
Road cycling in the mountains or with the family on the ViaRhôna along the Rhône (longest cycling road from Geneva to the south of France).
Walk in the countryside to discover the waterfalls or mountains nearby (Grand Colombier) or watch birds in the marais de Lavours (one of the biggest marshlands in France).
Taste the Bugey Wines and the famous Manicle in the many local vineyards.
Swim and fish in the local lakes or enjoy watersports at the lac du Bourget (biggest lake in France)
Enjoy local restaurants ranging from traditional French cuisine to michelin star rated restaurants.
An hour from Lyon, Geneva and Annecy, 35 minutes from Aix les Bains (where you can enjoy the famous spa) the gîte de la forge is an excellent base for your holiday.