Very warm Very warm welcome from the neighbor, who manages the home for Marcia, our team is very well felt!
Lena - Compagnie Les Anges Au Plafond, stay at Le Petit Fort from 10/10/2015 to 17/10/2015
Highly recommended! Enjoyed the house and its surroundings!
Ms. Silva Rosso, stay at Le Petit Fort from 14/08/2015 to 23/08/2015
Le Petit Fort Bellac - in which a small 'fortress' can be greatWell ... small fort? It was better than expected. Enough space for two adults and two children (9 and 13). Enthused by the description and the pictures on the site, we booked the house shortly before departure. And it must be said, our enthusiasm beforehand was rewarded.It was a question of finding the right street (The streets are narrow! And steep!) to reach the parking lot at the church, but then we were in for it.This old, charming house embraces you when you enter it. Lovingly restored by the owner, with an eye for detail. Warm colors. Sloping floors. Cozy. We felt at home immediately.Upon entering the house you will find the living room and kitchen. You then descend to the other rooms. On floor -1 a nice bedroom and bathroom with bath, toilet and washing machine. On floor -2 an even more beautiful bedroom, according to our kids.And then we have not yet talked about the garden. Which is very large. And quite beautiful. You can not (yet) come through the basement of the house (floor -3), but you make a small detour via the front door. Ample seating, plenty of space for children to play, a shelter with lights for the evening , a shower, beautiful flowers, fruit trees, a vegetable garden and a great view. Have a snack, a drink and a good book and with good weather you could easily spend the whole week there. We spent a lot of time in the garden (with snack, drink and book).Le Petit Fort is not a luxury home. But it’s all you need to get detached completely from the daily grind and to lull like God in France. All you need it there. Or not. Such as television and the internet. We found that delightful. Smartphone addicts may need to look for another place to stay.
Celia Dirksen-Slot, stay at Le Petit Fort from 16/08/2014 to 23/08/2014
Bellac, a quiet town in the Limousin surrounded by beautiful but very hilly nature where it’s extremely good to walk and for the better cyclist to cycle.The house stands on the edge of the town, right under the church, and is situated on a narrow and (very) steep street.You enter the house on the second floor and go downstairs to the bedroom floors.The house is nicely decorated and everything you need for living, is present. The beautiful garden is not easy to reach because it can’t be reached through the house.You have to walk the steep road along the garden of the neighbors (very nice) to the garden. Once you sit there, you'll soon forget the discomfort of the walk around the house, because of a truly magnificent view ..All in all we had a very enjoyable holiday.The house is less suitable for people who have mobility problems.
Cor Heukels, stay at Le Petit Fort from 06/06/2014 to 13/06/2014
We had a great time, we walked a lot. A great number of unusual birds can be seen. We saw orioles, hoopoes and booted eagles. Oh, and the European canary came along.Nice house, very atmospheric interior. Exciting to live with ease and discomfort.A warm welcome by the neighbors who are really nice people.Upon arrival, we received a surprising gift. Furthermore we had beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables during our stay. Thank you so much.
Irene and Paul Hoogendoorn, stay at Le Petit Fort from 05/05/2014 to 18/05/2014
An oasis in the center of Bellac. We enjoyed the garden with magnificent views of the old bridge and delicious barbecued overlooking the historic bell tower. Mind your head at the front door: the French are just a little bit smaller! The path to the garden and the stairs in the house are not always comfortable, but make the stay in such a typically French, old house quite a special experience!We love to come back.
Truus & Wil van Hoof, stay at Le Petit Fort from 01/08/2014 to 05/08/2014
The directions to the church were very easy to follow. I parked my car in front of the church, as suggested by Marcia, because the streets in the medieval centre are very steep and very narrow. A nice lady welcomed me and it turned out to be the neighbour who also takes care of the garden. She gave me home-grown potatoes, lettuce and rhubarb. On the kitchen table was a bottle of wine waiting. I felt immediately very welcome after a long and tiring drive. The house is ancient and still very authentic, but you can also see and feel the love Marcia put into this project to make it meet with today's standards. The art and colours used make this house a home. From the street you may think it's a rather small house, but once you entered on street level, you will find a spacious home, with all the floors that are hidden from the street view. The bed I used was very comfortable (-2 level) and the view at all floors is magnificent! I had a couple of nice days and used the garden for dinner and reading a book. It is a marvellous garden that can be reached by a small path around the house. If you care for a lot of luxury, this may not be the place for you, but if you love nature, relaxing and old and authentic, this is the place to be. Due to appointments during the days I didn't got to see a lot of Bellac itself, other than the wonderful medieval centre with its narrow streets and old houses. I was here by myself, but the house is very suitable for families as well. There are three floors available. Keeping in mind that this house was built somewhere in the 17th century, one can imagine that the house is not soundproof inside and that the beautiful old wooden floors are not level. I had some trouble keeping in mind not to throw toilet paper in the toilet due to the septic tank, but believe me: once you have to dig in the toilet to get the paper out, you'll remember it the next time! The wifi for checking my email worked fine once I followed the clear instructions for the wifi-device. There was a wide range of pans and other utensils in the kitchen and many, many books in the living room. Too bad I had too little time. If I'm ever back in the area, I will certainly return to this place!
Leonore van Ziel , stay at Le Petit Fort from 27/05/2015 to 31/05/2015