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.
We invite you to come and stay for a taste of French life here in your 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 are happy to accept children from the age of 10 years
& upwards within the total number of 4 guests.
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 & 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, crisps, nuts, chocolate bars, ice lollies etc (honesty box).
Darts, table tennis & foosball is available within the large barn.
We have 4 bikes available for you to use free of charge.
There are some beautiful places to cycle on our doorstep or you may just want
to cycle up to the village for some fresh bread/cakes.
You can walk around the garden & lower field where you
can sit & take in the views, watch remarkable sun rises & sun
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
(Unfortunately, we do not accept dogs/pets)
0.5 MILE 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
1.9 MILES away is "Moulin de la Gorce" The main 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.
6 MILE drive (10mins) to the lovely town of St Yrieix La Perche you can find everything you need:-
Supermarkets including Lidl, Intermarche & Hyper Casino.
Bars, Cafes, Restaurants, Pizzerias, McDonalds, Chocolatiers, Patisseries, Boulangeries, Wine Merchants.
Tourist Information, Hairdressers, Banks, Doctors, Dentist, Garages.
Lake with beach & picnic area.
The Market is every second and forth Friday morning of each month.
8 MILE drive (15mins) to one of the many nearby fishing lakes ETANG LES VITAILLES.
8 MILE drive (15mins) to Coussac Bonneval, the lovely Chateau (Chateau de Bonneval) there's also shops & bars in the town.
14 MILE drive (20mins) to the Zoo.
Park Zoo Reynou is a lovely place to visit. Very
well kept, with beautiful scenery, cafe, a good selection of animals & more.
19 MILE drive (30mins) to Limoges:-
Please don't think of Limoges as just an airport destination for you to land at for your holidays.
Limoges (just 30mins drive from us) is known for its porcelain but it also has some lovely places to visit too, including:-
a Zoo, Cathedral, Gardens, Museums, Aquarium, just to name a few.
There are also lots of Shops, Boutiques, Tabacs & Restaurants
nestled is some lovely old cobbled stoned streets. You could take in the
sights via the little road train or one of the Tuk Tuk's.
Myself (Chris) & my wife Maria with our little dog Milly look forward to welcoming you!
(Click on the photo's below for more pictures)