After a demanding and stressful year in London, I searched for a peaceful retreat to relax. Grandmont Gites is an incredible find. It's located in the beautiful Mont D' Ambazac in the Limousin region of France. My home away from home was Horseshoe Gite, very cozy and clean, and most importantly for me--dog friendly. The Gite has all modern amenities, including full bath, something I really appreciated. There's quad riding, horseback riding, geocaching, swimming at the gite, along with numerous other activities available throughout this region. Fun, fun, fun! Owner/managers Caroline and Tony go above and beyond the call of duty to make the stay memorable. They are extremely welcoming and very helpful with information for all the day to day needs like grocery, gas, banking, restaurants, shopping, etc., even providing the basics for your arrival. There is even a car available for hire which was an incredible bonus and allowed me to see and experience many details of this region that I would not have been able to see. I had no experience with horses but Caroline, along with Marmalade and Benjie made my horseback riding experience through the surrounding forest totally cool! Both Caroline and Tony are extremely knowledgable on the customs and history, including the religious history, of this amazing region. Activities for this area are unlimited and there really is something for everyone. I came here for peace, culture, history, food, and wine and found all that and more around every corner. I cannot wait to return this summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grandmont is a high quality gite comlex, ideally situated amongst the Monts D'Ambazac and is one of the few areas of France that offers everything from extreme outdoor sports to just relaxing by the lake. Renowned for its stunning views and breathtaking scenery it is rich in history and culture, and for those who enjoy their food and drink, there is a superb range of local dishes and wines to enjoy. Grandmont itself, is set amongst the forest of Ambazac. There are miles of unspoilt forest to walk and explore. You can use your mountain bikes to explore the tracks from your doorstep, horse ride through the woods, spend the day fishing at one of the many lakes around the property. For the more adventurous, off road motorbikes tours can be arranged nearby or you can hire our road legal quad for the day....... Or just bring a book and relax by the pool. Whatever you want from your holiday, you will find it at Grandmont. We have 3 gites available all year-round and also offer rentals between September and April. Gite Les Arbres sleeps up to 5 guests. Gite Les Fleurs also sleeps up to 5 guests while gite Les Vignes sleeps up to 7 guests. The gites are charming, stylish and cosy. The outdoor salt-water heated pool is situated in t remain garden and available to all guests of Grandmont Gites. In addition we have outdoor table tennis and other garden games available. We also have a games area in our barn with pool table, indoor table tennis, darts, punch bag and an extensive dvd, board games and book library free to our guests as well as mountain bikes. We can provide meals by arrangement, served in the grounds or in the gites. ... more less