|Chez Michel||Self Catering||Flexible||4||8||2|
Chez Michel is a stone barn with 2 double rooms and 2 twin rooms. It has a living area, bathroom and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Upstairs has a mezzanine lounge with views across the fields and a further bedroom plus the shower room. It has everything you need - cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, dish-washer, washing machine, wi-fi, central heating. It is comfortably furnished and bedding and towels are available by arrangement.
There is a big garden with bbq and eating out area. The outside, heated pool (12m x 5m) is shared with Chez Lesley (the farmhouse on the same site) and has wonderful views across the fields.
Both properties are in a tiny hamlet with only one other full-time resident. It is surrounded by fields and a short stroll to the river Gartempe as well as many other walks through fields and woodland and along the 5 local rivers.
The downstairs living area has a large table with 8 chairs, and a fully functional kitchen.
The upstairs mezzanine lounge has 2 three-seater leather sofas and 2 easy chairs, as well as the tv and coffee-table. It has wonderful views across the fields. There is also a galleried landing with additional seating and a music centre.
There is a double room and 2 twin rooms downstairs, with windows onto the garden. Upstairs is another double room with pretty garden views.
There is a downstairs bathroom with bath, basin, toilet and washing machine. Upstairs is a shower room with shower, toilet and basin.
Central heating is available by arrangement.
There is a huge barn just across the garden with table tennis, pool, chess and various children's toys. There are also books and games in the mezzanine lounge.
There is a big garden with attractive trees, shrubs and flower beds. There are fields on 3 sides of the property, giving wonderful views and peace and quiet.
There is ample parking on the property, adjacent to the lane by which it is approached.
The property is good for all ages.
Michael and I are both retired and love the peace and quiet of the countryside in the Vienne. We are still discovering places to walk, drive or just sit by the rivers - there are 5 in the area! Our kids and grandchildren love it too.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Well-positioned between Loire Valley and Limousin but much quieter.|
|Unique benefits of property||We are in a little hamlet with fields all round, a short stroll to the river Gartempe. There is a heated outside pool (shared between Chez Michel and Chez Lesley) and large garden, as well as a huge barn with toys and games. The furniture and fittings are traditional and give you good-looking comfort! We have central heating, dishwashers, washing machines, fridge-freezers etc. There is plenty of free parking and free wi-fi. Well-behaved pets are welcome. We are near at hand if you need help, but will keep out of your way.|
Really nice restaurant overlooking the lake at La Puye
The network of walks covers the countryside between the towns of Antigny, Nalliers, Saint-Germain, Saint-Savin. Walks vary from from 5 to 35 km.
Canoes and kayaks are available at Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, and you can explore the River Gartempe between la Roche Posay and St Savin, or the River Anglin between Merigny and Vicq
Good fun for the family on little trucks on the old railway line at Chauvigny. Wonderful views across the valley.
Spectacular display of eagles, vultures etc at Chauvigny, located on the castle ruins
Really beautiful house in a stunning countryside location. Beautifully quiet making for a very relaxing break away. The kids absolutely love the pool and the entertainment in the atelier. The house is very well equipped and clean and makes us feel like we are in a home away from home. Would definitely recommend and we will be returning again.
We loved our stay at Chez Michel, the kids had a brilliant time and we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside and quiet surroundings.
The property we stayed in was lovely and clean and so full of charm. So much space for us to spread out and it felt like a home from home. When we arrived the owners greeted us and told us how to find the local supermarket and local brocantes which were worth a visit.
We were lucky with the weather and spent a lot of our time around the well maintained pool. The kids spent most of their time in and out of the pool or running around the large barn which was full of toys for them to play with - bikes / pool table and they were free to roam and play in the ample (enclosed) space outside the barn . They were really well entertained which gave us the ability to sit back, watch and unwind.
The property is set in really beautiful countryside with a supermarket and bakery a close drive away. We visited a couple of lovely restaurants but mostly relaxed at the property using the BBQ for a lot of our evening meals. We had a great space outside to sit and eat if wanted - otherwise the kitchen diner was big and well equipped for our needs.
I would absolutely recommend this property to family and friends and hope to visit again soon.