La Croix Holiday Cottage
Exclusive modern lake side holiday cottage with sun terrace and swimming pool set in a private 10acre site. Perfect for families or couples in a peaceful rural location.
Holiday Rental St Junien, France
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Welcome to La Croix holiday cottage in the Charente-Limousine area of South West France.
Guests have exclusive use of our modern fully equipped lakeside accommodation. Only thirty metres from, and overlooking the four acre lake, in a very private and sunny location, the 65 square metre property sleeps up to 6 people.
The property comprises:
•2 bedrooms (one double and one twin)
•A kitchen/living room with comfortable sofa bed, dining area, 32" TFT TV, DVD player + 100 DVD's, and UK freesat TV. Kitchen has fan oven, gas hob, extractor fan, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge freezer, crockery, pans, cutlery and plenty of workspace and cupboard storage.
•Bathroom with large luxury shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and English W/C.
You will find a terrace with gas barbecue, table and chairs with parasol and the lawns which lead down to the lake. Next to the terrace is the above ground swimming pool, which is solar panel heated, and it's adjoining sun patio, the pool is a welcome luxury extra in which to cool off on those hot days and relax....
The pool will be open from May to October (weather dependant) !
The gite is double glazed and well insulated and remains cool in summer and warm in the cooler months with heating in all rooms. The accommodation is maintained in immaculate condition and is thoroughly cleaned every week - you will find it in spotless condition on your arrival.
Gas, electricity and bed linen (not towels) are all included in the price that you pay.
The accommodation is completely independant with its own gated access, and is situated on the opposite side of the lake to our house.
To see more photos and extensive feedback from our many previous happy customers please visit our website.
Situated in the "Pays du Charente Limousine", the area where the Regions of Poitou-Charentes and Limousin meet. The area is characterised by beautiful rolling hills, heavily wooded areas, farmland and green fields and the area is studded with lakes.
A welcome pack which gives details of all the local tourist attractions is provided.
This is a very rural area but excellent facilities are available a short drive away. There are a lot of excellent restaurants within 30 minutes drive; we have visited many of them and will be happy to advise you if you would like to eat out.
The Charente is officially the second sunniest Region in France after the Mediterranean coast and has long warm summers which often continue into November. The Limousin also offers many towns and villages to visit, including Mortemart, which is 15 minutes drive, and has been voted one of the 130 most beautiful villages of France.
The "Monts de Blond" which climb to over 1000 metres above sea level are very close by and can actually be seen from the lake. These are the first foothills of the "Massif Central" and provide an area of outstanding natural beauty, with forests, beautiful lakes and stunning scenery. Horse Riding in this amazing area is available and can be arranged for you.
There is also a bar/tabac/restaurant in St. Brice, which does an excellent three course lunch for €12, only 10 minutes drive away in the direction of St.Junien.
In Lesterps, only 10 minutes drive away, is a superb French Resataurant where you can have a 3 course evening meal for around € 25, and it is one of the best restaurants we have ever visited in France !
There are plenty of shops in the large town of St Junien, which is only 12 minutes drive from the lake.
La Vallée de la Vienne runs through the area from Limoges through St.Junien and Chabanais and then to the very pretty medieval town of Confolens (pictured on the right and recommended for a visit) and is full of scenic countryside and charming, quiet French villages.
RECOMMENDED - Canoeing on the River Vienne, a 2.5 hour session starting at Excideuil, which is a 30 minute drive from Les Croix. The organisers will collect you from Manot, which is the finish point and drive you back to collect your vehicle at Excideuil. No experience is neccessary, the River is very beautiful and tranquil - it is a superb way to spend an afternoon and we can make all the arrangements for you.
The large city of Limoges is 35 minutes drive away, and has all the facilities you would expect to find in a large city. The River Vienne flows through the city and there are several large public parks, an aquarium, many bars and restaurants and several shopping areas.
The nearest village is Montrollet, which is within walking distance (or 2 minutes in the car). It has an Auberge (bar/restaurant) where you can have a drink at the bar or a 4 course meal for € 18.50 and sit outside on the covered terrace overlooking the Public Lake.
For anyone with an interest in history, we recommend a visit to the war memorial at the "martyr" town of Oradour sur Glane. Here, in the period leading up to the end of the second world war, after the alleged capture of a Nazi officer by the French resistance, all the inhabitants of the town were murdered by a division of the German Nazi Waffen SS and the village was destroyed. Oradour is only 10 minutes drive from Les Croix, it has been preserved exactly as it was left at the end of the war, and is a reminder to all of the atrocities committed in the war.
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Prices and Availability
Low season 495 euros per week
High season 895 euros per week