Situated in small hamlet near a 13th century church and overlooking the river, the River House is the perfect location to recharge the batteries and discover this beautiful part of France.
The River House has been totally transformed throughout, but still retains its old charm and features including beamed ceilings and original stonework.
The house was orginally built into the ancient rockface, which also provides a stunning backdrop for the garden - reached from the first level.
The River House has all the modern facilities you need including wifi, bluetooth speaker and TV/DVD.
The front bedroom has been tastefully decorated and comes with a kingsize bed and views of the river.
The rear bedroom, which has been sympathetically furnished, can be set up as a twin room or as a double bed - please advise when booking.
There is also a cosy snug area, with direct access to the terrace, which has an armchair and chaise longue to just chill out.
Downstairs, the lounge and kitchen are in the main room. The kitchen is entirely brand new and includes washing machine, dishwasher, hob and oven, coffee machine, integrated fridge and freezer and all the equipment needed for self-catering.
The living space, which has the former fireplace as a central feature, has a dining table, a comfortable sofa and Poang-style chair. The room offers excellent views of the river.
The bathroom has been relocated to its original downstairs position and features a modern shower, stylish basin with large mirror and toilet.
Outside you can enjoy a charcoal BBQ and a large dining table and chairs for you to dine al fresco.
For the ultimate in relaxation, there is also a hot tub, reclining chairs and sunbeds. The hot tub is available from July to September and towels are provided.
If you want to bring bikes there is external storage space, or you can hire them (ask us for details).
To the side is a pathway that provides an alternative entrance to the terrace.
Parking is available outside the house.
*** Due to the design and location of the house and the rocky rear terrain, we advise that the gite is suitable for children aged 7 and above.
***Unfortunately, the River House is unsuitable for persons who have mobility difficulties due to stairs and the rocky terrain.
*** Please be aware there are low beams in the upstairs rooms.
***All towels and bed linen are provided.
|Address: 9 Rue Pont St Martin|
|Zip/Postal Code: 87300|
|Latitude/Longitude: 46.18511 / 0.946565|
|Nearest airport||Limoges||46 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Le Soledad||2 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Le Fournil||2 km|
|Nearest market||Bellac||12 km|
|Nearest restaurant||La Gartempe||8 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Bellac||12 km|
|Nearest train station||Bellac||12 km|
Gite is located 45 minutes from Limoges Airport; 1 hour from Poitiers airport, five hours from Normandy ports, 6.5 hours from Calais.
The gite is just two minutes drive from the village of St Bonnet de Bellac, which has a local bakery and two restaurants.
The nearest main town is Bellac, which is just 10 minutes by car and has restaurants, supermarkets and a good array of shops to pick up any essentials, a cinema and an outdoor swimming pool with slides which is open in July and August.
For those who love the outdoors, this is the perfect location as there are places to go cycling, walking, horse riding and enjoy water sports. Lac St Pardoux (30 mins drive) is a popular destination for families. It has an indoor and outdoor swimming pools (including slides), lake swimming, water sports, bike and walking trails and a tree-climbing centre.
The area is steeped in history with an array of chateaux and picturesque medieval villages to discover, while there is no shortage of festivals to go to. The gite is ideally located to visit Oradour-sur-Glane's World War Two martyr village and the town of Confolens, which eateries, tourist activities and a world famous Festival in August.
Nearby Le Dorat, is the place to go to sample one of the best night markets in the region during the summer, but you will find them dotted all over the area and are great for mingling with the locals and trying local produce.
Further afield, the historic city of Limoges is 45 minutes away which has an abundance of shops, excellent museums, children's attractions and restaurants for all tastes and pockets, while Poitiers and the Futuroscope theme park is approximately one hour away.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||£57.20 - £74.80||£396 - £528||-||3 Nights||-|
|05-Jul-2019 - 30-Aug-2019||£74.80||-||£528||-||3 Nights||-|
|31-Aug-2019 - 01-Dec-2019||£57.20||-||£396||-||3 Nights||-|
|Addon type||Price||Charge type|
|Security deposit (refundable after 7 days)||Info||£220||One time|
|Visitor Tax||Mandatory||£0.88||Daily - per person|