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Reid's Retreat

Holiday Gite in South West France, near the idyllic village of La Roche-l'Abeille
Opening at 08:00
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a year ago
Took my family here for a week and what a fabulous place to stay. Peaceful and relaxing, beautiful surroundings. Owners were super helpful and lovely. Respectful of space and always available. My 3 year old even made a new friend in Millie the dog!! Thank you and cannot wait to come back!
- Michael W
2 years ago
Excellent place to stay with very helpful owners. Swimming pool, games room with ping pong and fussball, 2 bedroom gite, with kitchen, fridge, small freezer, oven microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. Living room with satellite English TV, shower. All set in a quiet rural piece of the French countryside. Large grounds to walk around and country lane to wander and see the cows nearby.


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We invite you to come and stay for a taste of French life here in your very own private self catering Gite, nestled within the beautiful undisturbed Limousin countryside. You choose your own pace of life here from one of romantic solitude or exploring daily, the French culture of food & wine, town markets, glorious lakes, historic chateau's & a never ending variety of walks & drives within what feels like days of old.
We have the one delightful detached Gite for your very own use & your own private parking. The Gite sits in 3 acres of secluded gardens & land for you to walk around & take in the stunning surrounding Limousin countryside.
Reids Retreat has all the ingredients for a perfect romantic getaway. 

To help you organise your holiday, we have listed the furnishings & equipment that is provided for your stay here.... 

When you enter the open plan Gite into the lounge, you have two large double sofas, soft lighting, English & French TV & a selection of games. This leads on to the dining area with large table capable of seating six people. Carry on through to the kitchen with fitted kitchen cupboards/worktops, double sink, dishwasher, gas oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, Dolce Gusto coffee machine & toaster. All kitchen utensils are provided along with sponges, tea towels, washing-up liquid & dishwasher tablets.
The toilet & shower room has a good sized shower with wash basin & toilet. Toilet rolls & bath towels are provided.
Upstairs, we offer two spacious bedrooms.
Bedroom (1)  consists of king size bed, two bedside cabinets (with lamps, clock/alarm & wall plug sockets), wardrobe, one large chest of draws, dressing table, full-length mirror, standing fan & window with view of the garden, surrounding hills & trees.
Bedroom (2) consists of double bed, two bedside cabinets (with lamps, clock/alarm & wall plug sockets), wardrobe, two chest of draws, dressing table, full-length mirror, standing fan & a Skylight window. All bedlinen is provided along with  hairdryer, ironing board & iron.

At the rear of the gite is a private decked area with table & chairs ideal for your morning coffee & croissant whilst taking in the beautiful views.
To the side of the gite is a wooden pergola, with table & chairs, where yo can cook on the BBQ whilst overlooking the garden & views.
You have exclusive use of the large private decked swimming pool (L32' X W16' X D4') with sunbeds, parasols & easy seating. The pool is ideally situated to catch the sun from sunrise to sunset & the best far reaching views, whilst also providing privacy. (pool towels provided).
You can sit back from the pool under another pergola at the rear of the old barn offering dappled shade & soft seating. 
The pool house has a fridge filled with cold drinks & chocolate bars (honesty box).
Ice lollies are available from us at the house. You can sit in the pool house to read, play chess, listen to music or just relax & look out over the pool & distant views. We have some informational leaflets of the area & things to do too.
Games room/garden, in the old barn you will find darts, ping-pong & table football.
Badminton, swingball, large jenga, boules, quoits & tic-tac-toe are within the garden.
You can walk around the garden & lower field where you can sit & take in the far reaching views, watch remarkable sun rises & sun sets. All outside areas have breath taking views.
Situated where we are with no light pollution, cuddle up under some of the most amazing star laden sky's & marvel at the milky way directly above.

FREE BIKE HIRE We have 4 bikes available for our guests. Why not cycle up to our village in the morning to get lovely fresh bread & cakes from the Patisserie. You could also cycle some of the beautiful & quiet lanes that surround La Roche-l’abeille.

FREE Wi-Fi is available within the gite, garden & around the pool.

NEAR BY: (Just a selected few)

1 km walk up to the little village of La-Roche L'Abeille you will find a lovely little church, a Patisserie to get lovely fresh bread & delicious cakes, a Tabac where you can stop for a drink or book in for lunch/evening meal. There's also "La Table du Moulin" a Michelin star restaurant with great staff & the food is exquisite.

Moulin de la Gorce 3 km (4min drive) a Michelin star restaurant (partner of "La Table du Moulin").
Dine here & be served with beautiful local French delights. It truly is a remarkable place to visit.

St Yrieix-la-Perche – 9 km (10min drive) where you will find:-
supermarkets including, Netto, Hyper Casino, Lidl, Intermarche & Super U.
Bars, Cafes, Tabacs, Restaurants, Pizzerias, McDonalds. Chocolatiers, Patisseries, Boulangeries, Wine Merchants.
Tourist information, Hairdressers, Banks, Doctors, Dentist, Garages.
Lake (Plan d'Eau d'Arfeuille) with beach, Picnic area, Mini Golf & Boating.
Public swimming pool & cinema.
There is a market every first & third Saturday morning.

Chateau de Bonneval – 12 km (13min drive) to Coussac Bonneval, this is a lovely Chateau to look around & the well kept grounds. There’s also Shops, Tabacs & restaurants within the town.

Reynou Zoo 21 km (17min drive) to Le Vigen. This is a lovely zoo to visit. The visitors’ trail twists through the landscaped parks and woodland for more than five kilometres. A good selection of well kept animals to be seen.

Espace Hermeline  25 km (28min drive) to Bussiere Galant  is a leisure park with outdoor activities: Mega-zip line, rail bike, mini golf, tree climbing, kayak, tennis, bathing & much more.

Limoges – 32 km (30min drive)
Please don't think of Limoges as just an airport destination for you to land at for your holidays.
Limoges is Famous for its Porcelain but there's lots to do & see. The Cathedral with botanical gardens, Churches, Parks, Adventure Park, Museums, Shops, Boutiques, Bars, Restaurants & lots more. Be sure to visit the historic centre, where medieval timber-frame houses & old cobbled stoned streets line Rue de la Boucherie. You could take in the sights via the little road train or in one of the little Tuk Tuk's.

Oradour-sur-Glane – 53 km (48min drive) is unique in Europe:
a fully preserved, ruined village that was the site of the worst Nazi massacre of civilians carried out on French soil. 642 people, including 247 children, were shot or burnt alive on 10 June 1944 in an unexplained act of barbarity. The village has been left as a memorial ever since.

Cheaper than Booking sites when booking through us!
1 to 2 guests 105 Euros p/n
3 to 4 guests 125 Euros p/n
NO hidden extras & we pay your city tax.


Check-in is: 16:00 pm to 21:00 pm
Check-out is: up to 10:00 am

We have a NO SMOKING policy in ALL our buildings!
and unfortunately we do NOT accept pets.

Our gite is open from the 1st of June until the 30th of September.

You can click the "QUOTE" button at the top of the page to book your holiday or ask us any questions. We usualy reply within the hour, depending on the time & day.
Terms & Conditions
We kindly request a 50% reservation deposit to secure your dates at the time of booking and the remaining balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.
If you cancel within the 8 weeks of your arrival date, the cancellation fee will be the price of your reservation deposit.
There will be NO refund if you don’t show up on your arrival date, as the no-show fee will be the total cost of your holiday.

Address & Phone numbers are at the foot of this page.
You can contact us via fb messenger, Phone, Text or WhatsApp on +33 7 67 55 68 25

Please let us know if you are celebrating anything special when booking!

Myself (Chris) & my wife Maria with our little dog Milly look forward to welcoming you!

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  • 07 67 55 68 25


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87800 La Roche-l'Abeille

Opening Hours

Mon:8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun:9:00 am – 9:00 pm
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