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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 7 / Cottage
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 7  Type: Cottage

1 Full bath, 1 Shower

Hobbit's house Bellac


The house is 15th century with original oak spiral staircase with original treads and is built on the site of a 10th century château belonging to the Counts of March. It commands spectacular view over the Vincou valley.

Tiled hall with 1930s wood-burning stove. Utility room with shower, washing machine, sink and lavatory.
Twin bedroom with two single beds including a fully restored original antique Breton box bed-possibly the only one in use today.

15th century oak spiral staircase with the original treads- very steep and uneven .

The first floor kitchen has a cooker with gas hobs and an electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, double drainer sink , fridge with an icebox and Limoges crockery.
The sitting room has a double sofa and two armchairs. There is a limestone fireplace with a large wood-burning stove . Logs for the stove are included in the rental price. A Juliet balcony overlooks the Vincou valley .
The main bedroom has a panelled fireplace, oak armoire and a 17th century chest of drawers. There are beautiful views to the valley and the church.
The tiled bedroom has a 17th century armoire and a large single chestnut sleigh-bed.
The bathroom has an over-bath shower. There is a separate WC

The attic bedroom has a large oak sleigh bed and a small single iron bedstead. There are magnificent views of the church.

We have tried to be as green as possible
• Lime products throughout = breathable walls
• Heating system using sustainably sourced wood
• Rescue of historic building at risk
• Accessible by train from the UK
• Many natural & salvaged products used in restoration
• Natural oils and pigments throughout
• Largely antique furnishings
• Low energy light bulbs


There is a small walled terrace to the rear, facing south-west, with wonderful views over the Vincou valley and the railway viaduct. Patio set for 7.

The furniture is mainly antique, with a mix of contemporary and historical art.

It can accommodate 7 people in 4 bedrooms.

There is a lit-clos (enclosed bed) in one of the bedrooms - a unique antique sleeping
experience!

The house was constructed to the standards of earlier times. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect its particular character but deserve due care and attention, particularly for the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. There are, for example, low beams, some low doorways, steep spiral staircases, and uneven floors, and there is a big drop behind the house.

We cannot be held responsible for any injury.

This is an historic building and so cannot be entirely draught-proofed without spoiling its character.


NO SMOKING in the house.

On arrival, the house key will be found in a key safe, whose code will be supplied on confirmation of booking. Guests are advised to bring a torch, as the exterior of the back of the house is deliberately not illuminated to avoid light pollution and enable guests to see the stars.

Our housekeeper will clean and prepare the house and beds for you by 4pm on the day you arrive.

On your last day we ask that you vacate the house by 10am.

TripAdvisor property ID 2102265

More Property Details

Book this 4 bedroom cottage in Bellac today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 2 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 12, 2019.

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About the owner

About the owner

Michael And Mary C.
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Calendar last updated:
12 Jan 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French

Policies

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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Map

Map

Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bellac Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features


  • High chair

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove

Entertainment


  • DVD player
  • TV

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Patio

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed

Bathrooms


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Shower

Reviews

Reviews (2)

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“amazing house”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2012

I had a great holiday here. The house is full of character and very comfortable. I want a bed like that for my house!! Bellac is a nice town and the surrounding countryside is great for walking/cycling. Will definitely be back!

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