Holiday let with pool in rural Loire Valley - VE004670

Champillet (5km from Chateaumeillant), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE004670 Advertiser since: 9 March 2016
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Le Four A Pain Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1 sofabed

About this property

Quiet, Unspoilt With Stunning Sunsets And Stargazing. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The property sits on top of a hill in the small, peaceful hamlet of Le Plaix. It has two bedrooms sleeping 6 people with a shower room.
The open plan ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area with a wood burning stove and a comfortable lounge with satellite tv and dvd player (dvds are available to borrow). All rooms have ceiling fans which combat the summer heat very effectively. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are fitted.
Outside there is a large patio area with bbq and private garden. Access to your private above ground pool (circular 5.5metres) is through the garden and a range of sun loungers and patio furniture is provided.
(Pool open June - September)
A recreation room with snooker darts and a bar and keep fit roomwith a range of equipment, trampoline and garden games are provided.
A private car park is available.
Please note there is a height restriction of 2.6metres - take care of roof racks and bikes.
All services, towels and bed linen are included.
We provide a welcome pack with wine.
Smoking is not permitted at the property.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and coffee machine.
The dining area has an extendable table and six chairs.
A highchair is available.

Living rooms

There is a large living room with two settees and two easy chairs. There is satellite TV with DVD
player and CD player.


Bedroom 1 at the front of the property has views over the games area and games barn. It has a double bed and bunks along with a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 at the rear has views over the back garden and open countryside. It has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.


The shower room has wash hand basin, toilet and shower.


Electric heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the dining area.


Satellite tv with dvd player and cd player. There are a number of books and board games available. There are extensive facilities for sport including a swimming pool, trampoline, badminton court, basketball and football net. The recreation barn has darts, snooker, table football and a range of keep fit machines.

Garden and outside

There is an acre of garden open to you. The gite has a private back garden with access to the pool and decking area with sunloungers. There is also a private patio are with table and chairs and BBQ. To the front of the gite is the games area with badminton, basketball, football and trampoline. The recreation barn has gym facilities and snooker, darts and table football.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of private parking to the front of the gite.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families. Not suitable for visitors with limited mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide a welcome pack for visitors with everything for the first breakfast and a bottle of local sparkling wine to celebrate your arrival. We also provide all bed linen and towels. All water, electricity and gas is included.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Chatre
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: varied
Name of nearest fishing location: Chateaumeillant
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Dryades
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Motte Feuilly
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chateaumeillant


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 4 walks nearby including St. Jacques de Compostel


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateaumeillant
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Malcolm Appleby

Sue and I retired from teaching 9 years ago and now split our time between France for the summer months and the U.K for the football season! We also enjoy spending lots of time with our four grandchildren.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We chose this location for its peacefulness and friendliness. The weather is usually pretty hot in summer and can get very cold in winter. We do like having proper seasons! We always say it is like England was 60 years ago.
Unique benefits of property Le Four a Pain is set in an acre of land so there is plenty of space for the children to enjoy. We provide lots of opportunities for games with a trampoline, football goal, badminton court, basketball, snooker, darts, table football, swimming pool and of course the gym. The Gite has plenty of space with all the facilities you need for a restful holiday. The Berry region is also central so you are not far from the Dordogne and Central Loire valley (2 hrs) and Paris (3hrs).

The Owner Recommends


There are interesting and impressive chateaux at Sarzay, Culan, Ainay le Vieil, Meillant.

Georges Sands House

The writer George Sand's house at Nohant is worth a visit as are the early frescoes at the church in Vic.

Sidiailles Lake

Various canoeing and boating activities plus one of Europe's biggest treetop adventure courses. Large grassed area for picnic and a beach with bathing facilities.

Villages and towns to visit

Chateaumeillant and La Chatre have excellent restaurants and are worth a sightseeing visit. The village of St. Severe is the location of Jacques Tatti's film Jour de Fete and is a quaint destination with a medieval market hall, castle ruins and museum.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Andy & Jo 543257 11 August, 2017

Delightful couple that own the property, made us very welcome with a very homely atmosphere. Sue & Malcolm really have thought of everything a family needs in a Holiday cottage 5x
All the best
Andy Jo & family

Owner response

We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the property. It was great to meet you all.

10 / 10 Nicola B 11 August, 2016

We have just returned from a lovely week at this property. We should say that in our opinion the photos on the website do not do this gite justice in any way! It is a beautifully renovated property in fantastic grounds with loads of space, lovely gardens, etc. It is furnished very comfortably, even lilos and rubber rings for the pool! They really have thought of everything! Unlike other rustic gites we have stayed in, this was spotlessly clean with great amenities. The couple who also own the gite next door gave us a warm welcome and had provided a generous breakfast pack - as well as two lovely bottles of wine. They were also a great source of information of things to do/places to see. This gite really is "in the middle of nowhere" and the nearest shops, restaurants etc are a good 20 minute drive away, albeit through beautiful Indre countryside. Highly recommended - a visit to the lake at Sidiailles where we had a gorgeous day relaxing and swimming. Also the Chateau at Sarzay, the small town of Chateaumeillant, Georges Sands' house and an absolute must is to watch the DVD in the gite of Jacque Tati's "Jour de Fete" followed by a visit to Sainte Severe - the village where it was filmed! All in all we had a lovely mixture of sightseeing and relaxation. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to escape from the noise and stresses of city life and who doesn't mind a bit of a drive!

Owner response

Thank you so much for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us - we enjoyed your company too. You'd be welcome any time.