One bedroom self-contained holiday home in a quiet hamlet with rural views
- english, french
About Caroline Howden
Wehave been together for over 20 years and have each had several careers including interior design and car delivery. Although office based, Caroline is also a qualified pilates instructor, registered with REPS, and runs classes & one-to-one sessions. Andrew delivers cars around the UK successfully combining his love of driving and interest in public transport.
Caroline Howden purchased this Barn in 2006
Why Caroline Howden chose Bessines-sur-Gartempe
We like the rural French countryside. The fields, forests and gentle rolling hills. We were also looking for a bit of a project so we were thrilled when we found the partly converted barn. Especially as it's located in a hamlet of around ten properties close to Bessines-sur-Gartempe (a village etape), quiet and relaxing yet close to the motorway system for easy access. It's also only a short drive from lac de Sagnat and lac de St Pardoux where there are beaches and, during the summer, swimming and other watersports.
What makes this Barn unique
Fresh herbs at the front to pick and use - rosemary, thyme and sage. Fruit bushes and trees have been planted so soon there will be fruit to pick during your stay (gooseberries, apples and rhubarb) depending on the time of year of your visit
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Just right for two
Although a small gite there seemed to be plenty of room for cooking, eating and sleeping. Of course it helped with lovely warm sunny weather so we could sit on the decking with a glass of wine. Very good location for us as near to our family. Good TV via freeway and good wi-fi. What more could anyone want. Will come back.
un coin tres calme
nous avons apprécié le logement qui été très bien pour moi il manque une cafetière électrique ce qui n as gêné c est le dialogue nous on parle pas du tout anglais nous avons pas pu parle et c’est dommage nous avons passe un bon séjour
elisabeth et thierry
Merci pour votre avis. Je suis désolé, il n'y avait pas de cafetière à utiliser. Cela avait récemment cassé et, bien que j'aie mis à jour les détails, j'ai oublié de vous en parler. Nous avons maintenant un remplacement temporaire.
Thank you for your review. I am sorry, that there was no coffee maker for you to use. This had recently broken and, although I had updated the details, I forgot to mention this to you. We now have a temporary replacement.
Klein maar fijn.
Ontvangst heel hartelijk, ook tijdens het verblijf bleef de gastvrouw vriendelijk en beschikbaar. Het huisje is prettig wel klein en....mooi weer wat ons betreft wel een voorwaarde. Dit keer was dat prima, dus wij hebben genoten.
Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay
The gite is about 45mins from Oradour-sur-Glane