Cosy holiday cottage in rural setting - Indre - VE004547

Saulnay (5km from Mezieres-en-Brenne), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE004547 Advertiser since: 22 January 2016
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Jesamine Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Includes single bed on Mezzanine

About this property

Pretty Detached Stone Cottage Within The Brenne Park. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Jesamine is a stone built cottage dating from around 1900, probably once a farm workers home. It has been sympathetically renovated to keep its character. This is our own holiday home and we love to stay whenever we can. Therefore you will see that there are some personal items here and there. We like to make our guests welcome and hope they will enjoy staying in our cottage as much as we do.

The living room is very cosy, with original beams and tastefully furnished. There is an English tv with built in dvd player. No wi-fi on site, but there is the Brenne Box in the Market Square in Mezieres just 5 km from the cottage. This is a free service and only just opened. We find it very useful.
The adjoining dining room is entered through an archway, and is open to the garden via french windows.
There is a newly refurbished and well equipped kitchen/diner with cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and seated area. Off the kitchen there is a large bathroom with bath, wc, vanity unit, and washing machine.
Upstairs, in the converted grenier, there is a double bedroom and a single bedroom, both with views over the village towards the woods. The large landing has a single bed, and screen for privacy.
There is a large garden with seating area at the back of the property as well as a small front garden which also has a table and chairs. There is also a bbq and ample parking at the side of the cottage.
The surrounding area is a haven for nature lovers with woods, lakes and rivers. Ideal for birdwatchers, ramblers, cyclists and anglers. Perfectly situated for touring the Loire region, and the wonderful chateaux of the area, or simply a place to relax and unwind.
We do accept a well behaved dog but must insist it is not allowed upstairs.
The property is not really suitable for small children.
We have English friends in nearby Saulnay who look after the cottage for us. They will check if everything is satisfactory on arrival and will be available during your stay, if required. 



Kitchen and dining

Partly fitted kitchen with fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, dining table to seat 4. Fully equipped with plenty of crockery and cooking utensils. Window overlooking front garden.

Living rooms

Cosy and comfortable living room with original oak beams. Three piece suite and coffee-table. English tv with built in dvd. We have a logburner for cold evenings.

Archway to dining room with seating for four. Dresser containing glassware and cutlery. Lower cupboard containing some toys and games. Garden cushions and table cloths for outside table.

Stairs leading to bedrooms.


Double bedroom with double bed. Two bedside tables. Chest of drawers, chair and clothes rail.

Single bedroom with single bed. Bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe and chair.

There is a single bed on the large landing with a screen for privacy.


Large downstairs bathroom with bath and shower attachment.
Vanity unit and toilet.
The washing machine is also situated in the bathroom but behind wall.
Heated towel rail.

Towels in chest of drawers.


Electric convector heaters in kitchen, both bedrooms, living room and heated towel rail in bathroom.


English tv with built in dvd. A few dvds guests are welcome to use or please bring your own. Cd player and a selection of cds guests are welcome to use.

We have a good selection of books, some boardgames, playing cards and a few toys for children.

Plenty of brochures showing places to visit in the area and beyond.

Garden and outside

Large garden with patio.
Garden furniture to seat 4. Parasols.
Bbq. Extra chairs. Two loungers and a padded garden recliner.

Parking and garages

Parking area to side of property.

Visitor suitability

Car essential.
Not ideally suited to small children or disabled persons owing to steep staircase.

Information about any additional facilities

If you require a midweek clean please ask Sandy and Jeanne when you first arrive. They will come to the cottage to greet you and make sure everything is perfect for your stay. There is a reasonable charge for this service.

Please note, as stated in our terms and conditions, you are required to leave the property clean and tidy on your departure - as you would expect to find it. If you do not wish to thoroughly clean the property before you leave, please make this clear on booking or to Sandy and Jeanne when they call to welcome you. They will be able to offer this service for a charge of 30 Euros.


  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Numerous brocantes throughout the year in the surrounding villages
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: fresh water - carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Belbouche and Baron Lake plus rivers
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Mazarolles - Arpheilles
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 15 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous


The Owner Recommends

Nature trails and culture

There are hundreds of lakes with wildlife in abundance. Plenty of places to walk and wonderful woodland paths. Public Hides to visit to watch the water birds and wild animals.
Pretty villages to pass through with stunning chateaux to visit. There are Fetes and brocantes most weekends at one of the surrounding villages. This is a lovely area to explore.

Fishing and water sports

Plenty of lovely rivers and lakes to fish. You will need to buy a card du Peche for your fishing permit, available from the Tourist information.
Bellebouche has a beautiful beach with a huge lake. Water sports to take part in or walk through the woods.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 8.7
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 chef 29 August, 2019

This is a lovely place just as described- very quiet, well equipped and great value for money. We stayed with our kids, aged 11 and 13 and loved the area. Lots of wildlife to see (including deer, eagrets and pond turtles) and nearby chateaux. There is a swimming lake with pine forest and cafe just 4 miles up the road which we went to a lot. We did a daytrip to Futuroscope (about an hour and 15 mins away) which was brilliant and were welcomed like locals to the free open air cinema at Buzancais. The owners were helpful and the place a real home form home.If you're looking for a less touristy location but still with lots of nice places within reach then look no further.

Owner response

Thank you for your positive comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

8.8 / 10 Barbara & Robert 24 July, 2018

This is our fifth visit to Jesamine. It suits us very well. A lovely small cottage set in beautiful countryside. However this means that you need to travel out for amenities and supplies. We certainly plan to visit again.

Owner response

It's lovely that you have enjoyed your stay once again.

10 / 10 mxytptlk 29 May, 2017

This is our third stay at this location which in a nutshell sums it up. At the heart of rural France it suits mine and my wife's needs. There is no need to drive if you so desire as nature is all around you and as avid birdwatchers is ideal.
Property as advertised, clean and well maintained and help immediately available when needed.

10 / 10 COLIN O 8 August, 2016

We all love walking and wildlife. This cottage is in the heart of Le Brenne nature reserve. We sat in the garden under a dome of stars. The cottage was larger than we thought it would be and very comfy. Full of thoughtful facilities and character. Shops are a bit of a distance but thats the same wherever you go. The upside is the peace and quiet you get from the setting.SUPER value. We shall return.
P.S. don't run over the next door neighbours cats.