Large holiday gite with heated pool in Indre

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 Travel cot 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.

Home from home large self-catering Gite with a private solar-heated pool, near Ste-Severe-sur-Indre. 
A comfortable home with plenty of space to relax, including two living rooms - ideal for larger groups or families who want to do different things. We also have a lovely conservatory-dining-room with superb views over the countryside. This is a great space for playing board games or relaxing with drinks in the evenings and watching the sunset. There is plenty of space indoors and out, even for a large family or group of friends, to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in rural France.
The large, attractive and private use gardens have an above ground solar heated pool (which may be upgraded in 2018 to a heat exchanger - to be confirmed), a changing room chalet and 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 quite 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, ketchups, coffee, tea and sugar.

Living rooms

We have 2 living rooms both with comfortable seating. One has reclining leather armchairs and settee; and UK and French tv channels and dvd player; the other has a tv screen with dvd player.


4 Bedrooms
A large king bedroom with a large bath/shower room ensuite with wc and hand basin.
A double with ensuite shower room with wc and hand basin.
A double and a twin (with wash hand basin) that share a large shower room with hand basin and a separate toilet.


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)
Board games.
Badminton, croquet, swimming pool

Garden and outside

We have a large sunny play garden with 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.

Parking and garages

Off road private parking, semi-shaded.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for disabled.

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

Creative arts

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).

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
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!!