Gite (rural holiday home) in Haute Vienne, France

ID #871

St Mathieu, France Rural Yes House
8 4 4
France
5th Oct 2019  to  15th Dec 2019
England
15th Sep 2019  to  29th Sep 2019
Spain
5th Oct 2019  to  26th Oct 2019
Thailand
5th Jan 2020  to  16th Feb 2020
Home Exchange, Hospitality Exchange, Non-simultaneous Exchange, Short-term Exchange (2-5 days), Long-term Exchange (1 month plus), Open to offers, Bed and Breakfast offered

Excluding July/Aug

A charming converted stone barn with 4 en-suite bedrooms (sleeps 8) and spacious open plan living area. Free Broadband Internet access. Private garden and terrace plus plenty of parking. Sorry but we are unable to make swaps during peak summer (July & August) as we run a B&B and let the gite.

There is a terrace and enclosed garden at the rear of the gite and plenty of safe, off street parking.

Barbecue, Dishwasher, DVD player, Garage, Garden, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Parking, Rental offered, Television, Use of bicycle, Washing machine
No Smoking
Pets welcome
Children welcome
Car swap not available
Limoges Limoges
No

Situated in the Haute Vienne department of Nouvelle-Aquitaine (in what used to be the Limousin until changes to French regional areas in 2017), in the heart of Le Parc Naturel Perigord-Limousin. A quiet, rural retreat yet just 2 kms from the village of St Mathieu with supermarket, bakers, 2 bars/restaurants, newsagent, bank, post office and petrol station. 5 mins from St Mathieu Lake with beach, summer swimming & crazy golf.

There are 2 other wonderful lakes withing a 20 minute drive - wonderful for walks and picnic. Nearby Piegut (15 min drive) hosts a busy street market every Wednesday morning. Within an hour you can visit the cities of Limoges, Angouleme and Perigueux.

The map marker is a general indicator of the local area only.
Boating/Sailing, Fishing, Golf, Historical Sites, Horse riding, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Tennis, Walking

The nearest golf course is Golf de la Preze, a 20 - 30 minute drive. Also other courses at Limoges & Angouleme within an hours drive.

Gail and Chris English French, German 2 Yes
No 63 Guest house owners British

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English couple in their early 60's, who after careers in the public & private sectors, relocated to France in January 2009 to run a rural B&B and gite (holiday home) rental business. It's our gite that we offer as our exchange property. Other than at short notice, this is not available in July and August. Non-simultaneous exchange often suits us best - as we can visit outside our busy season. We are interested in exchanges in northern & central Spain and all parts of France, Italy, Scandanavia, Crete and Thailand. We have made several previous home exchange holidays including Brittany in France plus the Okanagan Valley in Canada.  We have just completed a 6 week trip to New Zealand and Australia in Feb/March 2019 that featured 4 different non simultaneous home exchanges. We regularly visit the UK to see Gail's elderly father and are particularly interested in exchange properties where we could visit with him in June or September 2019.