Property to let, private heated pool, Loire V - VE004172

Flere-la-Riviere (21km from Loches), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE004172 Advertiser since: 27 May 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison de Maitre Self Catering Flexible 5 8 4

About this property

Holiday Gite for 8 People with Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Book the whole house for your holiday this year!
No sharing the house, garden or the private heated pool.
We also welcome well behaved four legged friends.

Built in 1850's and renovated  in 2006. 

Recently updated.
The house retains many of its original features whilst offering modern facilities.
The house is set in a large garden with private heated 4m x 8m pool. The pool is fenced.
Surrounded by fields of sunflowers and maize in the summer months.
The walking is excellent and we welcome well behaved dogs.
Wine tours can be organised.
We are located in the South of the Loire Valley. A peaceful setting 20 minutes from the historic medieval Market town of Loches.
Chatillon sur Indre, with an excellent supermarket, open on Sunday morning, is just 5 minutes away.
Zoo Beauval N°1 Zoo in France is 35mins away. Come and stay and see the only panda cub in France!
We are found between the villages of Fléré la Rivière and Saint Flovier.




Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen. Cooker, microwave, coffee-maker, fridge-freezer, washing machine. Separate dining room, with doors onto terrace and garden with additional seating.

Living rooms

Lovely salon. Overlooking the surrounding farm land. Seating for all guests.
Freesat Sky UK tv, French tv.
Doors opening to front of house.
Table and chairs for coffee and croissant in the morning sunshine.


Ground floor double with adjacent shower room.
Master bedroom with King size bed and en suite shower room.
Second double with en suite shower room.
Single room suitable for teenager or adult.
Twin room suitable for two children.
Cot available.


The kingsize and the 2 doubles each have their own shower room.

There is a shared family bathroom


Electric heating when needed at extra charge early and late season.


Radio, tv. Star gazing. Bird song.

Garden and outside

Large terrace with large table for outside dining enclosed by a fence with gate leading to larger garden and fenced pool.

Seating area in the large garden. Ideal for morning coffee or an apero in the evening.
There is much birdlife in the garden, you may even have a visit from some of the local deer.
A great venue for watching the night sky.

The garden is mainly down to grass. Plenty of room to play.
Table tennis. Croquet. Boules. Swing ball, and the pool. Whatever takes your fancy.

Parking and garages

Parking for three/four cars.
We do not currently have an electric car charging facility. There is a charging point in Chatillon sur Indre 7 kms away.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for people with limited mobility but not in a wheelchair.
Excellent for a large family, two or three couples travelling together or two families with up to 5 children. A cot can be provided if necessary.

Information about any additional facilities

The house is found 25 minutes from the medieval market town of Loches (well worth the detour!)

A 40 minute drive to the 5th best zoo in the world. First in France ZooPark de Beauval

Under thirty minutes is found La Brenne, said to be one of France's best kept secrets this is probably due to the size of the area and its ability to remain hidden from the casual tourist.

Ten to 15 minutes from the house is The Haute Touche Zoological Park. The zoo is located in Obterre, and is part of the muséum national d'histoire naturelle.

For the boy racer in you a 400m track 10 minutes away. Children from the age of 7 can channel their inner Louis Hamilton.

..... and of course the many Chateaux of the Loire.

Not forgetting the opportunity to Taste the Loire by taking a wine tasting tour. Please ask for details.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: SCP Vétérinaires Guigon Lorriot Orellou 60 Bis Route de Châteauroux 36700 Châtillon-sur-Indre +33 2 54 38 76 24


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: The Lake in Flere la Riviere
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Capitainerie, 37600 Verneuil-sur-Indre, France +33 2 47 94 79 48
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries de Grand Robineaux. Perrussion.
Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local from the house. Map of walks available

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Taste the Loire. I can organise a wine tasting tour for you from the house. A wine tasting evening at the gite. Please ask.

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jane GARDNER

Arrived in France in 2004. Love this rural life. Apart from running the gite I have a small wine tour business Taste the Loire. My husband who 'retired' in 2015 is now employed as my full time handyman. We have 7 horses. Two retired, 4 show jumpers and a pony which was my daughers first 'project'. We are not too far from the chateaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley which we visit on a regular basis. Tours a lovely old French Town, we visit when we need retail therapy.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? The property had two house one immediately habitable and the larger one becoming a gite after about 6 months work.
A perfect location as we needed land for our horses. A rural location but not to far from the rest of the world. We have since put in a heated pool and 6 boxes and a 45mx30m sand school.
Unique benefits of property The large garden of the gite is a perfect peaceful idle, with a sheltered heated private pool.
It's a perfect spot for a family or friends gathering.
Peaceful, private in the middle of the country with good road links to the area.
Bird song is wonderful and on a clear night the stars are spectacular.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.
We could do you a horse B&B too.

The Owner Recommends

Chateaux of the Loire

Chateau de Loches, 25 kms,
Château d’ Azay le Ferron, 25kms,
Chateau de Montresor, 33km,
Château de Monpoupon, 40kms,
Château de Chenonceau, 55kms,
Château d’ Amboise, 60 kms,
Château d’ Azay le Rideau, 70kms,
Château de Chinon, 75kms,
Château de Chaumont ,75kms,
Château de Chambord, 93kms,
To name but a few.

Etange de Bellebouche

The lake at Bellebouche near Mezeieres-en-Brenne is one of the largest lakes within 'The Brenne National Park' and is its centre for leisure activities. As well as the 900metres of sandy beaches, which include safe bathing for young children, there are fishponds, nature trails, play parks and a snack bar/restaurant.
On the water there are kayaks and pedalos for hire, while on dry land you can cycle or hike the well marked-out pathways.
40 mins, 37 Kilometers.

Karting in Chatillon sur Indre

Head to Chatillon then on towards Clion sur Indre.
Follow the KARTING signs.
High Season: open Monday – Friday 2pm – 7pm Weekends 10am – 12 and 2pm – 7pm.
From 7 years of age.

La Brenne

La Brenne is said to be one of France’s best kept secrets this is probably due to the size of the area and its ability to remain hidden from the casual tourist. There are many private and restricted sections within the park but a good map and guide will open up a wealth of opportunities. It is an area of rich flora and fauna delicately preserved by its ‘National Park’ status.
40 mins, 40 kms


Described as: ‘Well worth the detour’.
Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Coffee in Les Café des Arts. Watch the world go by or take a lazy lunch there. Visit the Chateau and the Dungeon.
25 mins, 25kms.


Excellent Market Wednesday and Saturday Loches Fridays Chatillon sur Indre Descartes and Amboise Sundays


Another Beaux Village de France.
A Small Chateau in a pretty village. A Lovely walk along the river.
Park opposite the Chateau. Stroll around the village. Have a coffee or lunch in the café.
Visit the Halle aux Grains'. Sometimes there is an exhibition on here.
35 mins, 33kms.

Visit the Zoo. Number 1

Zoo Parc Beauval:
Rated 10 th best in the world! First in France.
Just 36 mins, 43 kms from the house.
From Chatillon sur Indre take the D675 and follow your nose.

Visit the Zoo Number 2

Reserve de la Haute Touche: Obterre
Largest Zoological Park in France.
Non commercial. Drive through the continents before arriving in the centre of the park. You can hire bikes to explore the park or just amble around at your leisure. Take a picnic. Spend the day. There is a restaurant and snack bar on site.
20 mins, 24 kms

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.3
7.7 / 10 Galloway 9 October, 2018

Le Maison was clean and tidy for our arrival.
The garden was fantastic for our two dogs - really good to have an enclosed area.
Pool was fantastic.
Beds were exceedingly comfy - slept very well indeed.
Good walk from Le Maison itself.
We all agreed that the settee was not at all comfortable - however the Ikea armchairs were!
Our stay benefitted from some Autumnal sunshine - we were very fortunate.
Jane and Doug were present but unintrusive hosts.
Recommend Poole/Cherbourg crossing.

10 / 10 CMK 11 August, 2018

La maison de maitre is a lovely house set in a rural location.
We had a lovely peaceful and relaxing week there. The garden was the highlight - this was where we spent most of our time. The pool is lovely and really well maintained.
There are local walks in which we saw wild deer and sitting out in the evenings watching the stars come out rounded off the days perfectly

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes all our hard work worth it.
Jane & Doug

10 / 10 Lewis Family 30 July, 2018

We had a really lovely stay at La Maison de Maitre. Our hosts were very welcoming and we had all we needed. There is plenty to do in the area but we chose to enjoy most of our time relaxing in the garden and in and around the pool. An excellent location as very easy to get to and also very peaceful. We would definitely like to visit again. Thank you

Owner response

Thank you Melissa for your kind comments.
It make all our hard work worth while.

Hopefully we may see you again.
Jane and Doug Gardner
La Maison de Maitre, Loire Gite