Beautiful Holiday accommodation for self-catering groups - in the heart of rural

Beautiful holiday house in Limousin, France. Set in the heart of a rural Limousin village and close to all services, including shops, swimming lake and beach! This attractive village gite with private sun terrace and garden, has been entirely renovated and furnished to a high standard. We can accommodate up to 14 people within the 6 large bedrooms – 5 of which have private bathrooms. Ground-floor wheelchair access and very family-friendly! We also run a residential environmental course programme -'Organic Vegetable Gardening' and 'Painting Holidays'.

Sleeps: 14+ - Bedrooms: 6 - Bathrooms: 5

Welcome to Vacances Vertes les Belles. Whether you are looking for a unique holiday rental for your self-catering group or want to experience our stimulating environmental residential courses, you will find this the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. We can accommodate up to 14 people within 6 stylish bedrooms - 5 of which have private bathrooms. We welcome disabled guests - please contact us for further information about our accessible bedroom and private bathroom.
Please see http://www.vacvertes.com for further information

PATIO:

Step outside onto the terrace and enjoy the garden...

Imagine yourself relaxing on the terrace (a real sun trap!) on a warm summer's evening, drinking the local wine and gazing at the lovely countryside beyond the house, or waking up with the early morning light and doing a spot of bird watching from your own back garden, or just playing with your children on the spacious lawn...

There is a large table and barbeque for guests who love alfresco dining.

KITCHEN:

Eat amongst friends in the kitchen...

The homely kitchen is fully equipped to meet all of your culinary needs. You will find a big gas oven and hob - useful for large groups who wish to cook and eat their food together. There are also all of the other utensils / facilities that you would expect to find in a modern kitchen - dishwasher, microwave, fridge / freezer, etc.

The centre-piece of this great kitchen has to be the huge kitchen table, which can seat up to 14 people on benches, also made from a local sustainable timber source.

LIVING/LOUNGE AREA:

Put your feet up in the cosy lounge...

Adjoining the kitchen is the comfortable lounge, where guests can look out onto the peaceful Limousin countryside. Here you can relax in front of the satellite television (with DVD player), or chat to friends in comfort. Both of the sofas can be converted into comfortable beds. There is also a wood-burning stove - great for reading a book in front of on a chilly winter's evening.

We are happy to provide DVDs and books for the use of our guests - including fiction and stories for children. You will also find useful wildlife reference books and games for the kids, or grown-ups!

There is access for wheelchair users to the garden.

BEDROOMS:

Choose from 6 stunning bedrooms...

The house has recently been restored to incorporate 6 bedrooms, 5 of which have private en-suite bathrooms. The ground-floor bedroom and bathroom are accessible for wheelchairs. We think the bedrooms are stunning - most have original oak flooring, items of furniture made from sustainable local timber, comfortable beds, and huge windows to make the most of that view. All of our beds are singles (perfect for mixed groups) but we can make any up as doubles to suit your requirements. Furthermore, we are happy to add a third single bed into two of the rooms, at no extra cost.

Every room in the house has central heating, so you can enjoy the wealth of activities that the region has to offer in winter.

We consider ourselves a 'child-friendly' holiday destination - being a young family ourselves, we understand the pressures (and pleasures!) of taking the little ones on holiday. We can provide some of those 'bulky' items that are difficult to pack for a holiday (travel cots, high-chairs, toys, baby baths, stair-gate, etc.) - just let us know what you need when booking and we will do our best to provide it.

LINEN NOTES:

All linen and towels are gladly provided, free of charge.

PET NOTES:

We are sorry but we don't allow pets inside the house. There is, however, an excellent boarding kennels, just 5 minutes away from Vacances Vertes les Belles.

BABY FACILITY:

We consider ourselves a 'child-friendly' holiday destination - being a young family ourselves, we understand the pressures (and pleasures!) of taking the little ones on holiday. We can provide some of those 'bulky' items that are difficult to pack for a holiday (travel cots, high-chairs, toys, baby baths, stair-gate, etc.) - just let us know what you need when booking and we will do our best to provide it.

LOCAL AMENITIES/ATTRACTIONS:

St Germain les Belles is a perfect example of a fine Limousin village - peaceful, attractive and just seconds away from beautiful rolling countryside. It also boasts many attractions:

5-hectare tranquil village lake and sandy beach, with supervised swimming and pedalo hire throughout the summer. There is also an adjacent play area for the kids. The campsite bar / restaurant is open to the public in the summer and has some fantastic music / themed nights.
2 bar-restaurants, local grocery shops (selling delicious local fruit, cheese, wine, locally-raised meat) and 2 'boulangeries' - live the dream of having warm croissants for breakfast!
Typically French, winding, narrow streets and historic buildings, including the beautiful 14th century medieval village church.
Festivals, markets, dances, cinema showings, children's activities...
The village also boasts a bank, a limited railway service to Limoges, an estate agent, a petrol station, a pharmacy and 2 recycling points.
Limousin has been called the 'French Lake District' but it has a beauty and charm all of its own. It is incredibly rural and peaceful with magical scenery. There are few busy roads, a huge network of meandering country walks, rolling hills, forests, lakes, etc. You will certainly be able to experience a slower pace of life and true rural French culture. We are surrounded by swimming lakes and beaches; Lake Vassiviere, which is Europe's largest man-made lake and a popular tourist destination, is only 45 minutes away.

We are also only 30 minutes away from the attractive city of Limoges, where you can discover the large number of Porcelain factory outlets, independent boutiques, an Aquarium, restaurants, and the nightlife... or simply wander around the historic Old Quarter.

This rural location is great for bird watching, climbing, canoeing, animal parks, fishing, open gardens, stunning historical buildings, museums, etc. For further information on the wealth of things to see and do here, please contact us or have a look at our links page.

BOOKING NOTES:

Group rates for renting Vacances Vertes les Belles

The whole house can be rented by groups, throughout the year. If you are interested, please tell us your arrival / departure days and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Group prices for renting the whole house are:

1 July - 30 September: €1300 (£890) per week or €192 (£130) per night
1 October - 31st March: €1000 (£680) per week or €140 (£95) per night
1 April - 30 June: €1100 (£750) per week or €162 (£110) per night


Individual room rates

Please enquire if you would like to rent individual rooms as this might be possible out of high season.

We charge €45 per room, per night - please enquire for availability.


Meals at Vacances Vertes les Belles

Accommodation is normally self-catering and not "bed and breakfast". However, we may be able to offer evening meals and / or breakfast for a minimum of 6 guests - please enquire when you make your booking.

Alternatively, there are bars and restaurants very close by for eating out. If you prefer, we could also order delicious local meals from a choice of several places in the village for you to takeaway and eat in.


Booking instructions

We ask for a 25% deposit for all bookings and that full payment is received 8 weeks prior to your arrival date. If you make a booking with less than 8 weeks to go, please send payment as soon as possible. We accept:

French cheque in euros
UK sterling cheques - a small charge of 5% will be added
The secure internet payment method, Paypal (please add an extra 4% to the payment;
most credit cards are accepted and please use anna@vacvertes.com to make the payment to)
International bank transfer
Banker's euro cheques (please enquire at your bank)

BATHROOM/ENSUITE:

There are 5 beautiful ensuite shower rooms (one has a bath). The ground-floor private bathroom has been designed with wheelchair users in mind.

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