Everything you need to know to make your stay a great one!
Thank you for your interest in our lovely French gîte.
We are Lesley and Martin, originally from the North West of England.
Where we are
La Galerie is a beautiful, self-contained dog-friendly gîte that sleeps up to
6 guests in Loubillé (Pop.383) in the South West of France.
It's one of the sunniest regions of the whole country!
It's very rural, deep in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by
fields of sunflowers, silence, streams, woods and gentle rolling hills.
Take a morning stroll to our delightful boulangerie for your breakfast baguette
and say 'Bonjour' to Bernadette and Daniel ..
Later in the day stroll round to our local bar L'Entre-Potes (Between mates!)
and enjoy a drink or snack with mein hosts Catherine and Jean-Marc!
Book 2 days in advance for a lovely evening meal .. 05 49 29 08 63
and they also have a little shop for your basic needs (Chocolate! Wine!)
La Galerie is perfect for walkers, cyclists, artists, photographers, birdwatchers,
anglers, star-gazers, kayakers, fresh-air fiends, wine-buffs, history-fans,
pony-trekkers, peace-seekers and .. er, lovers!
Bring sketchpads, binoculars, fishing-rods, paddles, walking boots, bikes ..
.. or whatever else pushes your buttons!
La Galerie is a self-contained gîte, with your own front door and keys.
It has an impressive, cool, spacious lounge with gorgeous wooden beams,
a comfortable three-piece suite,
a lovely log-burner & electric heaters for our winter visitors
- 1st basket of logs provided & extra wood available at just €5 per basket -
a ceiling fan for our summer visitors,
a wide-screen TV with UK & French TV, a DVD player and free Wi-Fi.
Patio doors lead out onto your own private garden.
There are two main bedrooms, each with a double bed and crisp linen,
and a Gallery/Mezzanine with two single beds .. and more crisp linen!
It can comfortably house six people.
There are hair-dryers and a small dressing table in the main bedroom
and a table, wardrobe and overhead space in the second bedroom.
The well-equipped kitchen has everything you'll need to cook up your own
French masterpieces .. or just boil an egg (Sorry, œuf!)
It has a cooker, oven, micro-wave, toaster, kettle, fridge, cutlery, crockery,
tea-towels and .. a washing machine.
The dining room has seating for up to eight people, with gorgeous ceiling beams,
a TV with UK Freeview and shuttered windows to let in the cool evening air.
The wood-panelled bathroom has hot-water aplenty,
with both a shower and a bath to soothe those aching hikers' muscles.
To the side of the gîte is your own cool, shaded private garden, complete with garden furniture and BBQ for al-fresco dining.
You also have your own off-road parking.
Martin has been a professional photographer since 1978,
working for many UK national newspapers and magazines and was once ..
.. the official photographer to the Queen!
You can check out his work here
He's now offering his expertise in one-day photography workshops.
Take time to learn just what all those buttons on your camera actually do!
Tell him what you have an interest in photographing
.. landscapes, portraits, architecture, flowers ..
and he'll tailor-make a day's tuition just for you
for just 75€
We hope that's all your questions answered.
If you have a query please email us here
or call us on
(00 33) 5 49 07 90 65