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 2 5 1

About this property

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

Set in beautiful countryside, Gite Barbelle is located within the grounds of the owners home and is surrounded by lawns and flower beds and amazing views across the valley and fields beyond.

The gite has an open feel with a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room with a woodburning stove for those chillier evenings and a separate dining area. There are 2 bedrooms, one with an extremely comfortable king sized bed and the second bedroom has 3 single beds. There are 2 travelcots available for babies and toddlers.

We have an excellent wi-fi connection and English and French tv.

Outside there are 2 sitting areas under the rose pagoda that overlooks pretty lawns and a rear terrace with an al fresco eating area and gas bbq.
There is a splash pool in which to cool off after a hard days relaxation!

We are surrounded by glorious countryside, a perfect place for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching, photography, painting, reading or just relaxing.

It also offers a plethora of wildlife, groups of deer grazing in adjacent fields, red squirrels, and is a delight for bird watchers where red and black kites, hoopoe, buzzards; woodpeckers both green and greater spotted, herons, owls and even the elusive golden oriel can be seen.

There is very little light pollution providing fabulous starlit night skies for those star gazers. During August there are amazing meteorite showers giving way to shooting stars can be seen.

Things to do and places to see in the area,

Opened April 2016, is a new teleski centre 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

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"

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.

We went 5 years ago and again recently and they use all traditional ways of building.... Not a JCB in sight!

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


I hope this gives you a little taste of the area.






Type

Cottage/Gite

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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

Heating

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

Entertainment

Hopefully I have covered most things above but there are maps and literature available in the gite.

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 .

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

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

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Crozon sur Vauvre

Watersports

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 our typically Berrichonne 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 do their own tour de 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.

http://www.pouligny-notre-dame.fr/spip.php?article57

Climbing

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

http://www.tourisme-creuse.com/en/natural-sites/toulx-sainte-croix/les-pierres-jaumatres

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"

http://www.brancheaventure.fr/le-site

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.

Chateaux

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.

http://www.guedelon.fr/en/opening-times_69.html

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
http://www.france-voyage.com/tourism/eguzon-lake-1575.htm