Rural cottage and private pool, Loire Valley - VE006294

Clere-du-Bois (25km from Loches), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VE006294 Advertiser since: 10 April 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Bournigal Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

Rural Cottage with Private Pool and View Over Fields. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in 2 acres of garden and overlooking open fields and woodland. Bornigal a former farm cottage has been lovingly restored in 2009 and retains many of the original features such as exposed oak beams and stone walls.
The large private garden has uninterrupted views over the countryside and a private pool.
It is situated at the end of a rural lane in a small hamlet of 3 houses within walking distance to the village of Cléré du Bois with its popular restaurant, bar and shop, and 10 minutes drive to the market town of Chatillon-sur Indre with all the amenities you could require. The beautiful town of Loches is 20 minutes drive away and is famous for its Chateau, dungeon and wonderful architecture. Bornigal is a 1 bedroom spacious house perfect for couples.

*****The photo shows the whole house with the lower roof being the summer room and our barn to the left. There are no neighbours attached*****



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen (20ft 5 ins x 10ft) has beautiful hand made oak kitchen units with cream tiled work surfaces. Included in the kitchen is a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, gas hob, electric fan assisted oven and a double sink.

The dining area is to the side of the kitchen with a round wooden dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

The living room (20ft 5ins x 11ft 7ins) is comfortably furnished with a 2 piece floral suite, television with uk channels, dvd player and a large selection of films.
A sideboard contains a selection of games and a music system, with plenty of cds

The Summer Room is a lovely light and airy additon to the house with french doors opening onto the garden. Here there is another dining table and a traditional french sofa and chairs.


The L shaped room (21ft x 12ft) has exposed stonework and beautiful oak beams. There is a double bed, wardrobe and chest of draws. There is a also a relaxing sitting area with 2 comfortable chairs and plenty of books to choose from for a relaxing read.
En suite bathroom with bath and shower over, wc and washbasin (10ft x 7ft) and one downstairs toilet and washbasin.


En suite bathroom with bath and shower over, wc and washbasin (10ft x 7ft) and one downstairs toilet and washbasin.


Woodburning stove with free logs and electric radiators.


Television with uk channels, dvd player and a large selection of films. A sideboard contains a selection of games and a music system with ith plenty of cds

Garden and outside

A new summer room has been built leading off from the kitchen door. From this a double frenchdoor leads out to a courtyard patio with oak table and chairs and barbecue.
The patio is filled with lots of terracotta plant pots and is ideal for al fresco dining. Along with the patio area there is a sunken patio with a table and chairs, perfect for eating breakfast in the morning sun, there is also a seating area under a large pear tree.
The plentiful ground is mainly grassed with wonderful uninterrupted views over open countryside.
The pool area has a patio with sun loungers and large parasol. There is a well stocked herb garden for all your culinary needs.
There is a small circular driveway to the rear of the house and shaded parking area.

Parking and garages

Private off street parking

Information about any additional facilities

*****We are new to the Holiday France Direct website but have been on other webistes for 9 years where we have 5* star reviews. We also have a lot of repeat bookings with many guests coming back year after year*****


  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Veterinaires Les Barbarines 60 route de Chateauroux Chatillon sur Indre 36700 Tel: 0254387624


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Denice but also Brocantes are held in local villages throughout the year
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp / Pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Flere la Riviere
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Verneuil sur Indre
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries des Grands Robineaux Perrusson
Distance: 18 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Dames de Touraine



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Clere du Bois


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Bev Bull

My husband and I have lived in this beautiful area of France for 16 years. We have renovated 3 houses sympathetically in the region for guests to enjoy a typically French experience. We are able to offer advice on the various activities and wonderful places to visit in the area. We can also share our local knowledge about places to visit that may not be in any guide books and also recommend restaurants locally and further afield.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Peaceful yet close to all amenities.
Unique benefits of property Set on the edge of a hamlet of 3 houses, the cottage is ideal for 2 for a relaxing stay and has the benefits of its own private pool.

The Owner Recommends

Favourite things

Loches (and its Market!)
One of Les Plus Beaux Detours de France, a jewel in the Loire. Its walled citadel is by far the most impressive fortress in the area. A lovely town to wander around and take in its historic beauty. There are many restaurants to chose from and we can let you know our favourites!
Market days are Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Popular with locals and tourists alike. Here you will find local wines and cheeses, fresh fruit and veg and local farms selling their produce.

Beaulieu les Loches
Only 1km from the centre of Loches yet relatively undiscovered. Its impressive Parish Church is built into the ruins of the Abbaye de la Trinite a Benedictine Abbey Church. Well worth a stroll around.

Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
Angles sur Anglin - a delightful pretty medieval village to explore. Situated on a gorge of the river its unspoiled streets are lined with attractive medieval houses.
Montresor - a quaint village on the river where you will find a lovely nature walk with views of the Chateau.

Brenne Regional Park
Land of a thousand lakes. A superb place for birdwatching and getting back to nature. La Mer Rouge is the largest lake and is close to the excellent Visitors Centre which has a delightful Restaurant serving dishes made with local produce, there is also a shop selling the local produce.

Chateaux and Gardens of the Loire
There are many famous Chateaux to visit such as Chenonceau and Amboise but locally we have the lesser known Azay le Ferron and Bridore both worth a visit without having the masses of tourists.

Zoo Beauval
Frances number 1 Zoo, it has the largest animal collection in Europe, including White Tigers and Pandas.

A unique leisure park, the only one of its kind in Europe. Renowned for its high-tech attractions and futuristic architecture.

Food and Wine
Sample the local Touraine wines and Sparkling Vouvray along with Sainte-Maure Chevre (goats cheese) rillettes and rillons.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 David Birnie 16 September, 2019

A little bit of paradise, to get out of the hustle and bustle of life. Very quiet and out of the way, perfect way to spend the day doing nothing. Some lovely places to visit and enjoy. Dog friendly. Perfect.