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a year 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.


                                                                                 COVID-19 UPDATE 04/06/2020

Following the easing of the lockdown here in France we have great pleasure to announce the opening of “REIDS RETREAT” for 2020 on the 1st of July. Depending on what social distancing rulings apply from this date we will be on site if you require anything but leave you on your own to enjoy your holiday & as our Gite is exclusively for your use there is no need to worry about social distancing. Only a few places left in our calendar for 2020 but we are now taking bookings for 2021
We recommend you check with your countries rules of travel before booking.
2020 - 95 Euros per night / 2021 - 99 euros per night (for the whole Gite)                                                                            <click here to see our calendar> 

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.

Unfortunately we do not accept pets.

We are happy to accept children from the age of 16 years & upwards within the total number of 4 guests
(no cots or extra beds).

We have just the one delightful detached Gite & this will be all yours for your very own use.
It sits in 3 acres of secluded gardens & land for you to walk around & take in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
When you enter the open plan Gite into the lounge, you have two large double sofas, soft lighting, English satellite TV, DVD player & a selection of DVD’s, books & games.
This leads on to the dining area with large table capable of seating 6 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.
The toilet & shower room has a good sized shower with wash basin & toilet (bath towels are included).
Upstairs, we offer 2 spacious bedrooms one with a double bed & one with a king size bed with window view of the garden, surrounding hills & trees (all bedlinen provided).

To the rear of the gite is a decked area with table & seating for those alfresco meals & more beautiful views.

To the side of the gite is a grapevine covered pergola where you can sit in dappled shade, read a book & maybe a nice glass of wine.

You have exclusive use of the large decked swimming pool (32'X16'X4') with sunbeds, parasols & easy seating (pool towels provided).

Why not cook lunch on the BBQ under the pergola to the rear of the barn, overlooking the pool & views.

Sit in the pool house where you can get cold drinks & chocolate bars (honesty box). Ice lollies available from us at the house.

Darts, table tennis & foosball is available within the large barn.

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.

You can walk around the garden & lower field where you can sit & take in the 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.

Check-in from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM / Check-out from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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, 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.

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.

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

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