Holiday Cottage on our organic smallholding
Traditional farmhouse gite for 2 with private garden situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our organic smallholding offers a restored self contained cottage with exposed beams and stonework, adjoining our home.
Comfortable living / dining room with bespoke kitchen (dishwasher, washing-machine, fridge / freezer, cooker, microwave etc.). The first floor bedroom with a double and single bed has an adjoining shower room with WC. Private landscaped garden with BBQ and furniture borders the duck pond, perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing but not suitable for young children.
Ideal for walking or cycling around the many well marked tree lined rural lanes 1km to the dramatic rocky waters of the river Gartempe, with small swimming beach, licensed fishing, canoeing - sailing, tennis and horse riding nearby. Local village shops and bar are only 1.5 km, the historic market town of Montmorillon 15 mins drive.
Conveniently situated on the border of POITOU CHARANTES and the LIMOUSIN departments and only one hour in each direction to their capital cities of Poitiers and Limoges, CHEZ TARTAUD is surrounded by undulating farmland with tree-lined fields, cut into the dramatic rocky waters of the Gartampe river.
Much of this landscape can be explored on foot or by bike on many of the leafy lanes (chemins) accessible directly from our smallholding where an abundance of flora and wildlife abounds. Bird-watchers and wildlife-spotters will love it here.
You have access to the 12 acres of our organic smallholding. Our children love the animals, fresh vegetables, pond, fields, trees and the stream – we even have plans to restore the old lake. They build dens, play hide and seek in the “secret area” and come home with rosy cheeks and hearty appetites.
About 1.5km by road (or chemin) passing the equestrian centre is the village of LATHUS with a small supermarket which includes the butchers, there are two boulangeries, florist, doctor, post office, bar/restaurant and bank.
Lathus dating from Gallo-Roman times, has its granite-built Church of Saint Maurice (12th – 13th Century) plus dolmen (rocks) of Marchain and several chateaux (e.g. Ouzilly, le Ché and Cluzeau-Bonneau).
The River Gartempe
Heading 1km in the opposite direction to the village from the cottage, you find the wild beauty of the Roc d’Enfer (Stone of Hell) astride the rapids of the Gartempe river.
In a quieter part of the river past the chateau de Chez Rogan but still within 1.5km of Chez Tartaud, is the small swimming beach, picnic area and an excellent restaurant.
A whole host of activities are on offer locally
on the river and at the neighbouring Centre de Plein Air and Equestrian Centre such as
* mountain bikes,
* rock climbing,
* frizby net circuit,
* horse riding and
* the educational farm.
Lathus is the regional capitol of canoe-kayak and is appreciated for slalom (class 3 & 4) with regular competitions and training events throughout the year.
There are a wealth of other activities and sights too long to mention on this site but are included in the Information Pack in the cottage.
Whether your seeking energetic and sensational sports or simply wishing to relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty (perhaps with a helping of local gastronomy and wines) I hope you have gathered a flavour of the area surrounding Chez Tartaud.
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