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Reids Retreat

Holiday Gite in South West France. Perfect Couples Romantic Getaway.
Panissias, La Roche-l'Abeille
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a year ago
Simply wonderful. We have had a fantastic relaxing break at Reid’s Retreat, accommodation is second to none, pool is brilliant, countryside is amazing, couldn’t of needed anything more. Hosts Chris and Maria (and milly) were lovely and welcoming and won’t hesitate in coming back. Would recommend it to anyone
- Lisa T
3 years 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
4 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 and wine, town markets, glorious lakes, historic chateau's and a never ending variety of walks and drives within what feels like days of old.
We have just the ONE delightful detached Gite for your very own use including your own parking area. The Gite sits in 3 acres of secluded gardens and land for you to walk around and take in the stunning surrounding Limousin countryside.
Reids Retreat has all the ingredients for a perfect couples romantic getaway. have awrded us 4 stars along with 9.9 Exceptional generated from our guest reviews.

To help you organise your holiday, we have listed the furnishings and 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 and French TV and a selection of games. You also have the use of 'Google Home' so you can ask what the weather is for your holiday, play music or help to plan your day. Moving 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 with four burners, fridge/freezer, microwave, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, kettle and toaster. All kitchen utensils are provided along with sponges, tea towels, washing-up liquid and dishwasher tablets.
The toilet and shower room has a good sized shower with wash basin and toilet. Toilet rolls and bath towels are provided.
Upstairs, we offer two spacious bedrooms.
Bedroom (1)  consists of king size bed, two bedside cabinets (with lamps, clock/alarm and wall plug sockets with 2 usb ports), wardrobe, one large chest of draws, dressing table, full-length mirror, standing fan and window with view of the garden, surrounding hills and trees.
Bedroom (2) consists of double bed, two bedside cabinets (with lamps, clock/alarm and wall plug sockets with 2 usb ports), wardrobe, two chest of draws, dressing table, full-length mirror, standing fan and a Skylight window. All bedlinen is provided along with  hairdryer, ironing board and iron.

At the rear of the gite is a private decked area with table, chairs and parasol ideal for your morning coffee and a croissant whilst looking over the garden and fields.
To the side of the gite is a wooden pergola, with a picnic table, where you can cook on the stone BBQ whilst overlooking the garden and views.
You have exclusive use of the gardens and large private decked SWIMMING POOL (L32' X W16' X D4') open from 09:00am to 21:00pm with sunbeds, parasols and easy seating. The pool is ideally situated to catch the sun from sunrise to sunset and the best far reaching views. (pool towels provided). You can sit back from the pool under another pergola at the rear of the old barn offering dappled shade and soft seating.
You can sit in the pool house to read, play chess or just relax while looking out over the pool and distant views. You will find some informational leaflets of things to do in and around the local area.

In the old barn you will find darts, ping-pong and table football.
Badminton, swingball, boules and quoits are within the garden.
You can walk around the garden and lower field where you can sit and take in the far reaching views, watch remarkable sun rises and 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 and marvel at the milky way directly above.

You have a choice from 4 bikes available to you. Why not cycle up to the village for your bread/cakes or lunch at the restaraunt. You could cycle some of the beautiful and quiet lanes that surround La Roche-l’abeille (Helmets NOT supplied)

Available within the gite, garden and around the pool.

Just a taste of what is near by:

La-Roche L'Abeille - 1 km walk up to our lovely little village, you will find a post office, little church, a Bar/Restaurant 'Le Vieux Chateau' with it's small shop, fresh bread and delicious cakes, stop for a drink or book in for a traditional French meal.

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

St Yrieix-la-Perche – 9 km (10min drive) where you will find everything you need, supermarkets, shops, tabacs, restaurants and much more including a market every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month  
Lake (Plan d'Eau d'Arfeuille) with beach, Picnic area, Mini Golf & Boating.

Chateau de Bonneval – 12 km (13min drive) to Coussac Bonneval, this is a lovely Chateau to look around and 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 and 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.
There are lots of things to do and see in Limoges. The Cathedral with botanical gardens, Churches, Parks, Adventure Park, Museums, Shops, Boutiques, Bars, Restaurants and lots more. Be sure to visit the historic centre, where medieval timber-frame houses and 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: The fully preserved ruined village of Oradour-sur-Glane, is known throughout the world for bearing the traces of the massacre of its population. 642 people, including 247 children were shot or burnt alive by a unit of the Waffen SS on June 10, 1944. Only 6 people escaped to tell their story. The village has been left as a memorial ever since and is open to visitors.
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If you have any queries or having difficulty making your booking, you can contact us via the 'CONTACT US' button at the top of the page - Messenger - Email: or phone: +33 05 55 12 87 95

Minimum 4 nights - Maximum 4 guests (children aged 12 and over)
Check-in: 16:00 pm to 21:00 pm - Check-out: up to 10:00 am
We have a NO SMOKING policy in ALL our buildings and we do NOT accept pets.
Our Gite is open from the 1st of June until the 30th of September.

If you are flying to Limoges Airport and require a hire car, we recommend BUGGS CAR HIRE Phone: +33  07 87 36 09 59  Email:

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

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