Gandalfs house Fort Bellac

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

Sleeps: 8

Type: House

Gandalfs house Fort Bellac

This unique house dates back to the 15th Century and has been carefully conserved, retaining original features including floorboards, tiles and wattle and daub walls.

The house is built on the site of a 10th century chateau belonging to the Counts of March. It commands spectacular views over the Vincou valley.

The property is heated via a large, modern and efficient 'Godin' woodburning stove in the lounge Logs for the stove are included in price.

, which has a newly-installed heat-transfer flue system to the rooms above. There are also newly installed electric storage radiators in these and other rooms. Wood for the stove is supplied in the ...Read more

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Gandalfs house Fort Bellac
Bellac, Limousin, France

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The Limousin is a relatively undiscovered region of France and is therefore comparatively uncrowded. It is both the garden and the 'Lake District' of France and is a delight to visit. Whether exploring the area by car (and it is quite possible to have a very good time without a car!) or on foot there is much to enjoy.

The area is one of great historic interest spanning many centuries. There are a variety of places to visit in the footsteps of Richard the Lionheart ranging from Coussac Bonneval and the Chateau de Bonneval to Arnac-Pompadour, which boasts a fine chateau. We are also very close to the Blond Mountains, which have marvellous walks, and the ancient village of Montmartre, where an art or antique show is often in progress.

The nearest large city - 25 minutes drive - is Limoges, 'The Red City', famed for its porcelain and enamel work. It is a wonderful mixture of the old and the new.

Poitiers is a one-hour journey away - home of Eleanor of Aquitaine, site of many beautiful Romanesque churches, and, by way of complete contrast, site of Futuroscope (link opens in new window).

There is a tennis court and open air swimmng pool with slides (men beware - only Speedos allowed!) within a ten-minute walk from the house, a boules pitch at the riverside café a five minute walk away, licensed fishing is available on all the rivers and lakes in the vicinity, and there is a golf course outside the nearby town of Montmartre.
Four Minutes Walk to Shops, Restaurants and Bars.

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