Idyllic holiday cottage in Loire Valley - VE004729

Clion (2km from Chatillon-sur-Indre), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE004729 Advertiser since: 4 April 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Deux Platanes Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Beautiful Cottage In Peaceful Location. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Les Deux Platanes is a very well-appointed country cottage, immaculately maintained with high quality fixtures and fittings. We aim to exceed your expectations in offering a holiday cottage that provides a very memorable and relaxing environment from day one.
If you are looking for a tranquil, restful and stress free stay, a warm welcome awaits you in this traditional Berry cottage. The cottage is situated just south of Chatillon sur Indre in the quiet hamlet of Le Breuil aux Gittons but only minutes from excellent shops.
The cottage has been fully renovated but retains many of the features seen in the original building.
There are 2 large, charming bedrooms, one with additional direct access to the south facing terrace (blue room). We can also provide facilities for a baby.
The main door leads to the comfortable and relaxing salon which is equipped with cd and dvd players with full ‘home cinema’. There are books, regional guides and games available.
The cottage has a lovely patio terrace for relaxing at any time plus there is an additional terrace at the bottom of the garden perfectly located to catch the evening sun. The beautiful enclosed garden is a real 'sun trap', and the 2 mature plane trees provide wonderful shade and are ideal for relaxing under with your favourite book and perhaps a glass of wine in the evening.
Everything is on one level, so would suit anyone with reduced mobility.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with 4 burner gas hob and gas oven. Additional small electric oven, microwave, toaster, fridge and a full range of cooking utensils. A twin basin sink is fitted along with fitted kitchen units and all the kitchen tools you would require. Its worth noting that Maureen provides meals if required, full menu on owners website and in cottage.
The dining table is in the salon. There are two tables on the terraces, including sockets and lighting for eating out of doors.
Guests receive a welcome pack of food essentials on their arrival, which includes bread, local cheese and ham, milk, coffee, tea and a bottle of our local award winning Touraine rose fizz.

Living rooms

The cosy salon has comfortable seating, tables and chairs etc plus a very well-stocked bookcase. You will find regional guides, maps and extensive information to help you make the most of your holiday. There is also a home-cinema system with a library of over 100 dvds available. A cd player provides music to relax by, and there is free wi-fi.


The romantic rose bedroom has a high quality double bed and the usual furniture. From the rose bedroom you have access to the main bathroom and toilet without disturbing anyone who may be staying in the Mucha bedroom.

The charming Mucha bedroom has twin beds and also an en suite.

Both bedroom windows are fitted with fly screens allowing the windows to be open on warm nights without any worries from pesky flying insects. Both bedrooms are also fitted with variable speed ceiling fans.

The Mucha bedroom has direct access to the terrace.


The modern main bathroom has a small bath and shower, wash hand basin together with shaver socket and cupboards. There is a hairdryer provided.

There is a separate toilet.

The en suite in the Mucha bedroom has a walk-in shower, a toilet and wash-hand basin.


There are electric radiators in all rooms, and the salon has a log fire for those who enjoy a cosy atmosphere in spring and autumn evenings.


There is a home cinema system with over 150 dvd's to choose from. There is also a cd player.

Garden and outside

There is a terrace immediately outside the cottage with table, chairs and a parasol.
Towards the bottom of the private garden, there is another terrace which benefits from the evening sun this is fitted with a wind out awning for shade on hot days.
The award-winning cottage garden (2nd prize in regional competition 2016 and 2017) is stocked with masses of flowers, and the 2 Plane trees provide lovely shade during the sunny summer days.
Recliners and sunbeds are also provided plus low tables for that G&T.

The garden is totally enclosed and all yours!

Parking and garages

There is more than adequate parking for 2 cars accessed by a gated entrance off the small road through the village.

Visitor suitability

As the property is all on one level, it is suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide all bed linen, towels, and tea towels which are changed weekly.
There are also towelling robes and house slippers.
In the barn there is a laundry room with 2 washing machines and ironing equipment, and also the freezer.
There are sun beds and loungers stored in the barn, and there's a barbecue plus two cycles available.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocantes held in local towns and villages throughout the year.
Distance: 2 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Brenne regional Park
Distance: 20 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du Val de L'Indre, Villedieu sur Indre
Distance: 25 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Touraine wine route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lots of trails in the region


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: 3 local producers in Loire et Cher (Tours offered from the cottage)
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Maureen Hindhaugh

We have spent many years travelling through France and Europe firstly on our motorcycle, then car and love the diversity of this country. Now we are retired, we spend quite a lot of time here in central France.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We have visited this area for over 40 years (John met a French lad when he was at university in Leeds in the 70's who eventually persuaded us to buy in the hamlet) and love the quiet rural life here.
Unique benefits of property The cottage is all on one level which makes it suitable for people of all ages. There are many extras included in the rental price - just pack your bags and arrive! The large garden has sun and shade and some lovely places to sit and relax.

The Owner Recommends

Futuroscope, Poitiers

This is a theme park with a difference - everything is visual! For more information please see

Parc Regional de la Brenne

An area covering over 2000 lakes with activities including walking, cycling, riding, fishing and photography. They have a full calendar of events of nature walks and talks. For more information please see

Zoo parc de Beauval

This is one of the top breeding zoos in France and Europe and certainly worth a visit. The zoo has very big open spaces for groups of animals and they have recently opened a new bird section with flying displays throughout the day. for more information please see

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gill & Brian Sheffield 11 August, 2017

The accommodation is wonderful and an extra bonus was having a private garden area to enjoy.
The gite is very well equipped and immaculately clean.
Maureen and John, the hosts, will make you feel very relaxed and comfortable straightaway. Their integration with the French lifestyle is a real bonus and gives you an opportunity to experience an insight into rural French life.
The gite is an easy walking distance (approximately 1.5 km) to the town which has restaurants, bars and a supermarket for your needs.
There are many fabulous places to visit within a 1.5 hour drive.
We will return for future holidays to once again benefit from this superb property and location.

Owner response

Thanks for your kind words. We try ensure our guests have a relaxing, worry free stay and always hope everything is provided to that end. The garden is particularly important, and as we won second place in last years garden competition for the Indre, there are standards to be upheld! We look forward to welcoming you again.