Holiday let in rural southern Loire Valley

Crozon-sur-Vauvre (10km from La Chatre), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE005313 Advertiser since: 13 February 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gite Barbelle Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1

About this property

Rural Holiday Gite In The Southern Loire Valley. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set is the beautiful undulating countryside of the Southern Indre, Gite Barbelle at Genetou is located within the grounds of the owners home and is surrounded by lawns and flower borders and amazing views across the valley and fields beyond.

Situated in the hamlet of Crozon sur Vauvre between the 2 historic market towns of Aigurande and La Chatre.



Kitchen and dining

The gite has an open feel with a fully equipped kitchen and a separate dining area.

Living rooms

A comfortable sitting room with a woodburning stove for those chillier evenings.


Gite Barbelle comfortably offers 2 bedrooms, one with a king sized bed with a triple aspect and the second dual aspect bedroom with 3 single beds. There are also 2 travel cots available.


The spacious family bathroom is complete with a large walk in shower.


There is a woodburning stove which heats the gite beautifully on those chillier days and evenings.

Garden and outside

Outside there are terraced areas for relaxing and dining, a gas bbq for al fresco enjoyment plus a large above ground splash pool for cooling off. A large garden with swing and garden games such as badminton and swing ball.

Parking and garages

There is private parking at the rear of the property.

Visitor suitability

The holiday gite is suitable for couples wanting that getaway weekend or holiday away from the speed of work and life in general.

It is also ideal for families who want a quiet location but with things to do with the children.
There is a also a large splash pool for the children to play.
Unfortunately the gite is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

The English owners are on hand for information and assistance and a two course meal is available on the evening of arrival should guests require this. Booking is essential in advance. This is priced at €15 per adult, €10 for children under the age of 12.
Please ask for a menu.

Indulge in a little taste of Genetou at Gite Barbelle .


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Family activities

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Chatre
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chateaumilliant



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Crozon sur Vauvre


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateaumilliant
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner, Mrs Juliet Stringer

Tim and I fell in love with the peaceful surroundings and for 10 years we seemed to spend a third of our time here, a third of our time in the UK and a third travelling between the two! <br/>We quietly took the time to renovate the house and turned part of the barn into a 2 bedroomed holiday home and opened Gite Barbelle for guests in 2015. <br/>We also took this time to turn a field into a garden, planted trees, shrubs, roses and flowers.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Set is the beautiful undulating countryside of the Southern Indre, Gite Barbelle at Genetou is located within the grounds of the owners home and is surrounded by lawns and flower borders and amazing views across the valley and fields beyond.
Unique benefits of property Gite Barbelle is perfect for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching, photography, painting or just relaxing.

There is very little light pollution providing star gazers fabulous star lit night skies.

The roads are for ideal for motor cyclists who wish to tour France and Gite Barbelle is an ideal stop off point.

The Owner Recommends

Skiing activities

A new teleski centre opened in April 2016 offering water skiing, wakeboarding, kneelboarding wake skating etc. this is close by about 10 minutes drive.


Climbing on les pierres des jaumatres is great fun for children.

Toulx Sainte Croixis

The observation tower constructed in 1932 by Abbé Aguillaume at Toulx Sainte Croixis is great to climb and several departments in France can be seen from the top including the Puy Dome in the Central Mastiff.

Le lac de sidialles have a similar set up as "go ape"

Beaches and Lacs

We have inland beaches, les trios lac about half an hours drive.
If you google les trois lac creuse images you will see the various activities available.


The are also the obligatory chateaux in the area including Culan, Sarzay, Chenonceau and a new chateau is being built at Guedelon. It is a 25 year project and I believe they are about 15 years through. that is a little further away, certainly a day trip.

Other Activities

The is also Eguzon Lake with offers water skiing, boating, water skiing, and river trips.
This is about half an hours drive away.
Close by is Eguzon hydroelectric station and dam built in the 1920's and for many years the largest dam in Europe