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Le Four CottageLarge swimming pool
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

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Enjoy perfect tranquillity and breathtaking views of the 12th century Tours de Merle from our spectacular gîte, with a large swimming pool and set in 40 acres of your very own woods and meadows.

The space

Located in the in the beautiful Dordogne River Valley in the department of Corrèze, Crozat Haut is to be found on a hillside above the Maronne river and is blessed with fantastic views across the landscape. The beautiful and romantic Tours de Merle are directly below us, visible from Le Four Cottage and the terrace; your very own castle ruins at the bottom of the garden!

A long private drive leads to the gîte, set in the middle of 40 acres of our own woods and wild flower meadows, offering perfect seclusion. The countryside surrounding the house is full of wildlife: expect to see deer, foxes and a wide variety of birds. On a clear night the sky is simply amazing, and you are bound to hear lots of owls and see the bats which live in the castle towers!

The gîte itself was originally the bread oven for the neighbouring farm house and has been sympathetically converted to comfortable accommodation. The downstairs is open plan, with comfortable sofa and armchairs, dining table and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen area with gas cooker and dishwasher. The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a decent shower with lots of hot water. The separate toilet is next door to the bathroom. The stairs lead you directly into the second bedroom, which has twin beds. From this second bedroom there is a door to the main bedroom, where there is a double bed which may be separated to form twin beds if required. There is a picture of the bedroom arrangement in the 'Foto' section, and there is also a folding frame single bed available.

The large 12m x 6m pool sits in a sun trap just across from the cottage and faces south, receiving sunshine all day long. If your children need supervision, it is reassuring to know that the pool is visible from the gîte. To comply with safety requirements, the pool is surrounded by a lockable security fence. The shallow end is 0.9m deep and extends about a third of the way across the pool, and the deep end is a maximum of 2.5m deep. There is also a 0.9m deep ledge all round the perimeter of the pool so children can safely stand at the edges.

The other gîte, the original farmhouse, is next door, and we offer a discount to rent both properties together. You can find details here on Airbnb or by clicking on my profile picture.

By car - 5 hours from Paris, 8 hours from Calais, 7 hours from Dieppe

By plane: London Stansted to Brive la Gaillarde with RyanAir. London City Airport to Brive la Gaillarde with City Jet. (Brive is just over an hour's drive away from the gîte.)

From many UK and European airports: Ryan Air/Easyjet/Flybe to Limoges, Bergerac, Rodez or Toulouse.

Driving time from airports to gîte: Limoges (2 hrs), Brive la Gaillarde (70 mins), Rodez (1.45hrs), Bergerac (2hrs), Toulouse (3hrs)

Guest access

When both gîtes are rented out, the pool is shared between the properties. You are free to walk our 40 acres of land, and kids are free to go camping in the grounds, build dens and explore! The spacious games room, in a separate building, has a table tennis table with bats and plenty of balls for guests to use.

Interaction with guests

We will be there to meet you on arrival and only a phone call away after that.

Other things to note

A cleaning charge is not included in our price, therefore we kindly ask you to leave the gîte clean and tidy on your departure.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 10AM

No smoking inside the houses.
No pets, sorry.


4 Reviews

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Dan User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic gite with an amazing view and fab pool. We were lucky enough to have great weather so spent a lot of time in the pool, which the kids loved. The gite is very secluded but it's an easy drive to a small supermarket, plus the owners had provided us with some essentials on our arrival which was a lovely touch. The gite is well equipped and decorated nicely, plus the beds are really comfortable! We'd have benefitted from a high chair for the baby but we managed fine.

Thomas User Profile
July 2016
Gemma and Al were the perfect hosts. When we arrived after a long day's drive with two small kids, they had made sure that the fridge was filled with basic food stuff. They were so accommodating and easy-going, and made us feel at home from the very first minute..The house is wonderful and charming, and has arguably one of the best views in France - the pictures do not lie! The swimming pool, the hiking in mountains to the castle and the play-room with table tennis etc. made it a fantastic stay for a family with kids. Al and Gemma's house comes with the best recommendations, and we would love to come back.

Jakob User Profile
July 2016
John, Gemma and Alex are wonderful people. SO nice to speak with, always helpful and willing to assist. We felt REALLY welcome at this wonderful location. The house itself contains everything needed for a superb holiday and paired with the hospitality met, we can only recommend this place BIG time. Thanks again for all down there - and see you some day.

Anne User Profile
July 2015
Gemma and Alex are great hosts - very friendly and attentive, simply sympathetic. From refreshing drinks up to touristic information, they provided us with everything we needed to start our super relaxing holidays. The house is just perfect: absolutely clean and cosy, beautiful landscape, very calm, everything you need is around. Just what we were looking for. The pictures which were uploaded are utterly correct, but in reality it is even more beautiful! Definetly highly recommendable! Thank you for hosting us as your very first guests :)

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Gemma User Profile
I'm an archaeologist! I own Crozat Haut with my partner Alex and our friend Jon. We all love Corrèze and are fulfilling a dream by living here. When not in France, I work in Egypt and Sudan as well as in museums in the UK.
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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