Large holiday gite with heated pool in Indre - VE004665

Champillet (16km from La Chatre), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE004665 Advertiser since: 9 March 2016
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La Loge Sagrolle Self Catering Saturday 4 8 4 Travelcot for babies up to 2 years old

About this property

Family Gite With Private Heated Pool, Gardens, Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

4 bedroom home from home self catering gite with a private heated above ground swimming pool, near Ste-Severe-sur-Indre.
A comfortable home with plenty of space to relax inside and out. We have four double bedrooms (one is king-size with en suite bathroom). All bedrooms have their own shower and toilet. We have 2 lounges withtv/dvd one upstairs, one downstairs. We have a lovely conservatory-lounge with superb views over the countryside. This is a great space for playing boardgames or relaxing with drinks in the evenings and watching the sunset. There is plenty of space outdoors too, even for a large family or group of friends, to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in rural France.
The large private gardens have an above ground heated pool with easy access decking; sunbathing areas and children's play area with badminton, boules court (can be used as a very large sand pit!), charcoal bbq and plenty of garden furniture make it an ideal place to soak up the hot French sunshine. In the front of a house there is an enclosed sunny courtyard with family sized gas bbq and garden furniture.

There is green lane walking direct from the door. Set back off a quiet road at the end of a private lane, the house offers peace and tranquillity, but with the security of the neighbour-owners living next door.
Sorry, no pets.



Kitchen and dining

A large farmhouse style kitchen with dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, and coffee-machine. All the crockery and cooking equipment you need. Store cupboard ingredients such as condiments, ketchup, coffee, tea and sugar.

Living rooms

The downstairs living room has reclining leather 3 piece suite, desk with ethernet access for your laptops. UK and French tv channels and dvd player. We have a good selection of dvds for all the family.

The upstairs living room hastv/dvd and comfortable seating as well as a sink, and kettle for making tea or coffee.


4 Bedrooms

A large king bedroom with a large bath/shower room en suite with wc and handbasin.
A double with en suite shower room with wc and handbasin.
A double that has a large shower room with handbasin and a separate toilet just across the landing.

A double bedroom with easy access to toilet and shower.


2 en suite (one with bath and shower, the other with shower only)
Separate large shower room and separate wc.
Downstairs shower and wc.


Heating not required usually, but we have electric heaters if needed and a wood burning stove that supplies heat to radiators throughout the house.


Tv, dvd player (with selection of dvds)
Badminton, croquet, heated swimming pool

Garden and outside

We have a large sunny play garden with heated pool, garden furniture, large umbrella, badminton net, boule court (or can be used as a very large sandpit!).

Separate herbaceous areas with shade.

Sunny courtyard with large umbrella, gas bbq, garden furniture.

Large field-garden with trees (sitting inside the cover of the weeping willow for a quiet escape is thoroughly recommended!!)

3 Free range ducks wander about the field and gardens.

Parking and garages

Off road private parking, semi-shaded.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for disabled, but has a downstairs bedroom suitable for the elderly, with two steps down to access the shower room.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a separate utility room with family sized fridge and freezers, washing machine and tumble drier.
We have a larder cupboard filled with all sorts of kitchen gadgets....everything you'd find at home.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Châtre
Distance: 16 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Lake fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Ste Sévère sur Indre
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Dryades
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Motte Feuilly
Distance: 7 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chateaumeillant



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Right outside the door


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateaumeillant
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Waller

John bought the property with his late wife Anne in 2001 and renovated it himself. He now opens the gite in the summer months with the help of his daughter Debi.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? We bought in this location as it is a lovely unspoilt region, with rolling picturesque countryside, pretty villages and some lovely local attractions, such as the swimming lakes, chateaux and gardens open to the public.
Unique benefits of property The property is set in the countryside with just one other neighbour. It has beautiful unspoilt views. It is set back of the road, which is a quiet road, at the end of a lane, which then turns in to a green lane just outside the property. There is a lovely 3km circular walk right from the door. The house is used as the owners home during the rest of the year - so there is everything you need in the way of equipment and accessories. It really is a home from home.

The Owner Recommends


Just over an hour away is the marvellous picturesque city of Bourges. A must see is the cathedral. Also recommend the Musée Estève, Maurice Esteve was a local born artist who donated all his works so that the could be enjoyed for free. Some excellent places to eat out.

La Châtre

Medieval town centre, with a good Saturday morning market. Good restaurants include Le Chopin (13,50€ at lunchtime); La Tosca, La Grenouille and many other to choose from. Several supermarkets, cinema, swmming pool complex (indoor and out).

Pouligny Notre Dame

Local attractions include 18 hole golf course, spa and sauna. Nearby is a newly opened swimming and skiing lake with café and beach. The skiing is without boats!


A local swimming lake with beach and café. Tree Top Adventure suitable from small children upwards on a variety of courses, with zip wire right across the lake and back for the brave! Kayaks and pedaloes.

Ste Sévère sur Indre

Our local medieval village has a superb restaurant open lunchtime and evenings. There is the Jacques Tati Sceno-vision" Maison de jour de fête" (Jour du Fete was filmed here). Weekly market on a Wednesday morning. You can buy free range pork here, which is produced just 500m from the property.

Wine and Cheese routes

The property is on the edge of the AOC wine area of Chateaumeillant. We are within easy day tripping distance of several others including Reuilly and Quincy (around 1 hour), Menetou Salon (1.5 hours), Valencay (1.5 hours) Sancerre (2hours).

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 Sharon Gordon 12 August, 2019

Lovely house with beautiful garden and pool which was really clean & well maintained. The owners live next door and were really friendly and helpful if we needed anything but also respected our privacy. The house is really spacious and has everything you could possibly need. There were fans in all the bedrooms which was great for the hot nights. It was in a really secluded location but there was plenty to do in the surrounding area. Would highly recommend!

Owner response

Thank you so much for your review - it was great having you as guests and I'm glad you got home safe and sound. Enjoy the rest of your summer in the cool !!! :) Debi x

10 / 10 Nic and dan 13 August, 2018

Wonderful house with everything you could possibly need. Pool was amazing . The owners were really lovely and a joy to talk to. The house was spacious and very clean, would highly recommend.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we very much enjoyed meeting you and glad you got home safe and sound :)

10 / 10 Julia J 3 August, 2018

We had a lovely holiday at La Loge Sagrolle for 2 weeks in July. The setting is idyllic - very rural, quiet and peaceful. We took bikes, and cycled most evenings along country roads and green lanes, and rarely saw a car. The garden has plenty of space, for playing games, or just for sitting; the pool is very well maintained, and is lovely for a dip to cool. off. Inside, the accommodation is excellent, there is plenty of space, and the kitchen is the best equipped kitchen of any rental property I have stayed in. The owners are in an adjoining cottage, and are very friendly and helpful. We were a party of 4 adults - ourselves and our two children - and it suited us very well.

9.8 / 10 NicEarn 30 August, 2016

A lovely, well equipped cottage with everything you could wish for provided. Lovely setting with pool and gardens and play equipment for the children. Even some pet ducks for the kids to feed. The website really does not do it justice. The owners were very nice and lived next door, very helpful. Any problems and issues were sorted out immediately. Not that there were many.
Very rural, lovely local village (Ste Severe) with a superb restaurant,, Le relais du Facteur excellent value, 3 courses for €13!
To visit, we would recommend Les Pierre Jaumatre (fascinating Boulder walk), sidiallies swim lake and high wire adventure, base de loisirs Notre dame (another swim lake with teleski waterskiing tow line) and villages like gargillese and eguzon. Quiet, rural roads made for excellent bike riding.
Nearest town for supermarkets is la chatre which has a super U and a Lidl, which is about a 15 minute drive away from the cottage but further afield is montlucon or chateauxroux, if you need a bigger shopping trip.
All in all, an excellent holiday home and we would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Couldn't get our kids out of the pool!!