Cosy and tranquil holiday cottage with pool

9.4/10
Barrou (4km from Le Grand-Pressigny), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI004679 Advertiser since: 16 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Tranquil, Romantic, Authentic Retreat. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Blissful wisteria-clad cottage, boules in the courtyard, yoga and massage in the owners’ studio next door, views, a pool...just lovely.
 
This peaceful cottage is set back from the little road, its pretty old stone walls tucked around with swathes of wisteria, its shutters a Provençal blue.
 
The views are stunning, it's a haven for wildlife and the top of the hill is brilliant for star-gazing. Step straight into a charming, rustic sitting room with a beamed ceiling, tiled floor, comfortable leather chairs and a wood-burning stove. The bright, sunny kitchen is perfect for a meal but on summer nights you'll be eating outside on the pergola terrace, surrounded by herbs and lavender. The (larger) double bedroom has roof timbers, exposed stone walls and marble-topped tables, perfect for a romantic retreat, the smaller twin room is ideal for youngsters, colourful and comfortable.
 
You can soak up the sunshine in the walled and flower-trellised garden, play boules in the courtyard – in the summer months pop across the lane for croquet, lawn tennis and a saltwater pool with loungers. 
 
Friendly and helpful, Anton knows the best walks, bike rides, châteaux and wine cellars, and Irène offers pilates, yoga, dance and massage in the adjoining studio.
 
A truly magical place where guests have returned again and again.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Blue and yellow decor, fully equipped with everything you need for cooking and cleaning. It includes a dish washer, washing machine and a long pine table and chairs for seating 4-6 people.
Upon arrival you will have products (eg pasta, sauce, fruit, wine, bread, cheese, milk, eggs, coffee, tea etc.) for one meal and breakfast on your first day.

Living rooms

Includes wood burner, sofa, tv (for videos & dvds), leather armchairs, indoor games, books and local information.

Bedrooms

One large double - equipped with wardrobe, linen boxes, dressing table and side tables, atmospheric lighting. Plus one twin-bedroom, ideal for young adults.

Bathrooms

One luxury shower and toilet.

Heating

Electric radiators in each room, including a wood burner in the living room.

Entertainment

Outdoor swimming pool, grass tennis and croquet courts (weather permitting). Indoor table tennis, 2 adult bikes to borrow and a range of board games, videos/dvds and books in the living room.
Massage and exercise classes in the adjacent studio are on offer - just ask!

Garden and outside

The Cottage has its own private garden, table and chairs for eating or relaxing outside.

Parking and garages

There are ample places to park and covered shelter for bikes and outdoor equipment.

Visitor suitability

Visitors are welcome to visit.

Information about any additional facilities

There are daily outdoor markets within striking distance and weekend brocantes (flea markets) and other outdoor events during the summer. Nearby places of interest include Le Grand Pressigny with its ancient chateau and stunning museum filled with fascinating artefacts, the spa town of La Roche Posay, Descartes (where the philosopher lived), troglodyte caves at Remy-sur-Creuse (where Richard The Lionheart and some French Resistant fighters holed up), the award winning Angles sur L'Anglin and many, many more beautiful villages. This is an area completely unspoilt by tourism yet full of interesting places to visit, including a michelin starred restaurant 10kms away!

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Maire
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse
Name of nearest fishing location: Barrou
Distance: 4 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Roche Posay
Distance: 18 km

Mountain biking

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Les Vigeants

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Preuilly sur Claise
Distance: 15 km

The Owner Recommends

Local Places to Visit

Please see list of previous recommendations which include: Le Grand Pressigny; Descartes, La Guerche Chateau; La Roche Posay Spa; Angles sur L'Anglin; Le Petit Pressigny (La Promenade michelin starred restaurant) Tours; Poitiers (Futuroscope) etc.

1 Review
9.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.4 / 10 Copenhagen Family 25 July, 2016

Perfect vacation in every way
Nearby Beauval Zoo is a must-see for families with children