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We are a family of 3. We originally bought this property as a holiday home for us to visit with our autistic son, providing consistency for him and a beautiful relaxing retreat for us. We have spent many happy holidays here both with just our small family but also with friends and wider family too.
John purchased this House in 2004
Why John chose Limanton
We loved this property from the moment we saw it and have seen it grow and develop into the holiday home we wanted it to be. It provides a beautiful, peaceful location for very relaxing breaks for us.
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Beautiful house in a tranquil location
We spent a few days here in August when the weather had cooled a little bit - high 20s rather than the 35 of the previous week - which was perfect for us. It meant that we could spend time relaxing on the patio in the sunshine and have barbecues without it being overbearing. The house seems to stay cool whatever the weather though!
The house has pretty much everything that we could ask for - my children could go for walks along the canal in the afternoons and evening to get some exercise, while we could relax and make the most of being somewhere quiet and remote.
The nearby campsite had their first international food festival for two nights with live music and plenty of choice of food (Indian, pizza, Dutch, Panini, steak...) which was a good chance to mingle a bit as well (details of what events they have are on their website: https://www.lebarrage.fr/)
We tended to get food when we were out and about - Moulins Engilbert has a good supermarket and when we were in nearby Chateau Chinon we found they have a large Lidl which was good for a bigger shop. We also ate out in Moulins Engilbert one night where our stumbling French still managed to get us a three course meal and drinks!
Overall a lovely stay, a great place to chill and relax, and we'll hopefully come back next year :)
A truly relaxing home away from home
I spent a few lovely quiet days here with my grandson, during a spell of wonderful hot weather. We spent time relaxing on the large patio in the sunshine as well at going for walks along the Nivernais Canal which is extremely close by. The house stayed beautifully cool despite the outside heat, so when it got too hot outside we could make use of the English TV or DVDs (or the French TV in the kitchen!) to relax. The hot weather enabled us to have two barbecues in the evening and we ate out on the patio. The house has every possible amenity to make the stay very comfortable. Although the village does not have any shops itself, Moulins Englilbert is only about 5km away and has a good supermarket, pharmacy, butcher etc which provided all the daily shopping that we needed.
The Lac des Setons is not too far away, where we could hire pedaloes/boats , and could swim if we wanted to.
Although WiFi is not available within the property, it is readily accessible at the nearby campsite, which also has a restaurant (with a themed evening on a Thursday). I found the website www.lebarrage.fr excellent and particularly helpful, with details of walks, restaurant, nearby attractions etc etc.
Chateau Chinon - birthplace of Francois Mitterrand
Autun - beautiful city full of character
Lac des Setton - pedaloes, canoe hire, motorboat hire, boat tours
Circuit de Nevers - Magny Cours