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Garden Cottage

SuperhostSaint Domet, France
Entire cottage hosted by David And Elizabeth
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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A very peaceful traditional cottage dating back to around 1800 in a small picture perfect hamlet for 4/5 persons, renovated in 2018 to a luxury standard near the historic town of Aubusson. There is a large sociable open plan kitchen, dining, living area, with a large fireplace containing a wood burner, leading to a private walled courtyard garden ideal for alfresco dining or a BBQ. On the first floor are two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom with a free standing bath and a large walk in shower.

The space
The cottage is ideal for a staycation, providing a home from home, with lots of space to enjoy a holiday with family, or friends. For those with a little more time we offer discounts for weekly and monthly stays. From our reviews you will see cleanliness had always been extremely important to us and we have now for your extra reassurance adopted enhanced cleaning as recommended by Airbnb in response to the coronavirus situation.

In addition to the cottages private walled courtyard garden there is an extensive garden and an orchard, 14 acres in all including our home and a woodland. We started a project in 2017 to bring all we have back to life after many years of being empty and left to the effects of nature. This will take many years but be reassured the cottage and surrounding area are finished, blending modern luxuries with traditional features. Return visitors over the years will see our vision develop, over the winter months we are working on the orchard to bring it back to life.

We are located for ease of access to routes both North and South, so ideal for short stopovers, or a complete holiday. We are equally suited to families or a romantic break. With wildlife in abundance on our doorstep (deer are frequent visitors to our orchard), fabulous walking on our doorstep including forest paths and riverside walks, cycling and fishing. South East Cruse in Limousin is a hidden gem and represents rural France at its best, it is a little like stepping back in time.

The nearest local boulangerie is 4km away in Champagnat, more small shops are available a little further afield in Bellegrade, including two restaurants, one with fantastic views across the valley from the outdoor terrace.

Guest access
The cottage has a private walled courtyard garden, in addition you have use of our extensive garden and orchard where there is an additional barbecue for your use. Guests last year really enjoyed the extensive outdoor space, from couples enjoying the peace and quite relaxing on the sun loungers, to those with young children having fun in the paddling pool they brought on holiday. Ajacent to the cottage is a small barn providing secure storage for bikes and bike accessories.

For an additional charge to make more of your holiday you can choose from a two course supper including house wine, a breakfast hamper, or afternoon tea. We will serve supper in your own cottage, or alfresco, ideal on the day you arrive. The breakfast hamper is great for short stays, brought to your door fresh each morning. For a real treat we do a traditional English afternoon tea, served in the garden. We are both keen cooks and you will find everything you need to cook in the cottage and to barbecue.

For guests with a love of walking, flying to Limoges or travelling by train for those who want to drive or who do not wish to hire a car, we offer a pick up and drop off service from and to the airport or railway station, we will also offer transport to a local restaurant one evening during your stay as well as a food shopping service, please contact us for further information and costs.

Other things to note
The cottage has two lovely bedrooms, one double and a twin. For no additional cost in the spacious double bedroom we can add a comfortable fold away type bed to accommodate a fifth person.
A very peaceful traditional cottage dating back to around 1800 in a small picture perfect hamlet for 4/5 persons, renovated in 2018 to a luxury standard near the historic town of Aubusson. There is a large sociable open plan kitchen, dining, living area, with a large fireplace containing a wood burner, leading to a private walled courtyard garden ideal for alfresco dining or a BBQ. On the first floor are two spaciou…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
Washing machine

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Saint Domet, France

We are very lucky to live in a tranquil hamlet, a car will give you access to a fantastic local area with many places of interest, including lovely villages and historic towns. Moutier d’Ahun is an award winning village with a pop up restaurant during the summer along the river and Aubusson is our nearest town famous for its tapestries. Equally you can walk all day, from our doorstep with new routes to explore every day. La Naute which is 2.5kms away has a swimming lake with a bar and restaurant, there is live music each weekend throughout the season. There are other local swimming lakes, also ideal for a picnic. Further afield Lac Vassiviere is within an hours drive, providing a fantastic day out, where you can swim in areas where there is a lifeguard, you can sail and canoe. For walkers there are marked trails around its 47km shoreline and a ferry boat service around the lake. Other local attractions include numerous brocantes and vide greniers, daily markets, chateaus, a wolf saunctuary and a giant labyrinth.
We are very lucky to live in a tranquil hamlet, a car will give you access to a fantastic local area with many places of interest, including lovely villages and historic towns. Moutier d’Ahun is an award winnin…

Hosted by David And Elizabeth

Joined in August 2018
  • 30 Reviews
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Retired couple living in France - We are in our third year of living our retirement dream in France, after careers in finance and education in the North of England. Days now revolve around renovating our house ( be reassured Garden Cottage is fully renovated, we were very tempted to move in ourselves !), working on the surrounding 14 acres, cooking, getting involved in the local community, enjoying the many walks from our doorstep and exploring the surrounding area including local restaurants so we can share recommendations with our visitors.
Retired couple living in France - We are in our third year of living our retirement dream in France, after careers in finance and education in the North of England. Days now revolv…
During your stay
We will be here to greet you and then leave you to enjoy your time with us. If you need anything we are not far away and always happy to help.
David And Elizabeth is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $418