Charming rural gite to let in Loire Valley - VR006437

3km from Saint-Jeanvrin, Cher, Loire Valley Reference: VR006437 Advertiser since: 8 June 2018
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Les Rossignols Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Travelcot and cotbed

About this property

Charming Rural Cottage with Views and Splash Pool.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Located in a tranquil valley, Les Rossignols is a detached 3 bedroomed character cottage with splash pool situated in a tiny hamlet of 4 houses. We are 3km from the small town of Chateaumeillant, with it's vinyards, market and Roman remains, in the heart of the historic Berry region of France, now part of the Centre Val de Loire region.

The cottage has recently been completely renovated and is full of traditional features, including beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace with woodburner.

It is an area of lush rolling countryside, rich farmland, woods and vineyards with attractive villages and towns to discover. Whether you enjoy visiting chateaux, castles or beautiful gardens, playing on the beach, the thrills of a high ropes adventure, fishing, walking or cycling, browsing at a brocante or simply chilling out in the sunshine, this is the perfect holiday for you.

The area abounds in wildlife and we regularly see deer and red squirrels in the fields and woods nearby. The variety of birds, butterflies and other animals has to be seen to be believed.
With little or no light pollution, at night the area is a stargazers paradise, an inky black sky filled with stars.

Ideal for families and couples, pets are welcome (by arrangement).

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A fully equipped modern kitchen with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and coffee-maker. All the pots and pans you will need plus plenty of crockery, glassware and cutlery. An additional large fridge and washing machine are in the utility area.

The dining area has a table and 6 chairs. A highchair and child's booster seat are available on request.

Living rooms

There is a spacious living room with ample comfortable seating for all guests, 4 arm chairs and a sofa, tv (English channels), dvd player, a selection of games, a traditional stone fireplace with a log burner for colder days (logs provided) and frenchdoors leading onto the terrace. The windows provide beautiful views across the valley.

Bedrooms

Upstairs there are 3 light and airy bedrooms, one with a king size double bed and 2 with twin beds. All the bedrooms have plenty of storage with fitted wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside tables. Sloping ceilings add to the character of the bedrooms, and there are stunning views across the garden and surrounding countryside.

Bathrooms

Upstairs there is an attractive modern bathroom with a large double ended bath and spacious shower enclosure.
Downstairs there is a shower room with wc, vanity basin and large shower enclosure.

Heating

There is a woodburner in the living room and electric heating throughout the cottage.

Entertainment

The tv in the living room receives UK channels (Freesat), there is a dvd player and a selection of games.

Garden and outside

The cottage is surrounded by the fully enclosed large garden, a former orchard, with a number of mature trees. The terrace has a bbq, dining table and chairs, there is further seating in the front garden and sun loungers for relaxing.
The garden is mostly down to grass, ideal for children to play.
There is a herb garden and small potager with seasonal vegetables for you to help yourself.
The free standing splash pool is ideal for cooling off in the summer heat, it is 4.5m in diameter and approximately 1m deep.

Parking and garages

There is ample off street parking at the cottage.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is ideal for couples or families, but is not suitable for those with limited mobility as there are internal steps between the entrance hall (which also leads to the downstairs wc and shower) and the rest of the cottage.

Information about any additional facilities

For Babies: On request we can supply, free of charge, a travelcot, cotbed (bedding available), highchair, booster seat for a dining chair, stairgates, a changing mat and potty.
We also supply a range of plastic plates and cups for little ones.

Linens: No extra charge is made for linens supplied.
All bed linen is supplied (except for the travelcot), as are towels for inside, one bath sheet and 2 hand towels per person, and tea towels. A change of linen is provided midway in a 2 week stay.
Please bring your own swimming towels.

Well behaved pets are welcome. There are lots of good walks in the area as well as friendly (and reasonably priced!) local vets to take care of the pet passport before your journey home. There is a small extra charge of £10 per dog to cover additional cleaning.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: SCP Veterinaires, Rue de Champ de Foire, Chateaumeillant, 18370 02 48 61 35 23

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Chatre
Distance: 18 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Chateaumeillant
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Dryads, Pouligny-Notre-Dame
Distance: 26 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chateaumeillant

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Chemin de St Jacques [pilgrims trail]

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Producers in Chateaumeillant
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sarah Dunk

Steve and I have retired from our building business in the UK and are enjoying rural life here in France.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We love the beautiful location, the tranquillity and closeness to nature. Red squirrels live in the garden and the loudest noise at night is the Nightingale during spring time.
Unique benefits of property Peaceful, yet minutes from all the facilities you need and so much to do in the area.

The Owner Recommends

Some of our favourite things.

Chateaumeillant, where you will find several restaurants and bars as well as local shops and a small supermarket. The Friday market is home to many small producers, you will be able to buy delicious local produce and sample the local wine. Chateaumeillant has produced wine since the 5th century, it was granted AOC status in 2010, you can follow the wine trail and try brfore you buy.

La Chatre: A busy and picturesque town is 18km away with a variety of interesting shops, larger supermarkets and places to eat as well as the large bustling Saturday market.

There are many fascinating chateaux in the area, 14th Century Sarzay with it's pepper pot towers looks like every child's dream of a "proper" castle. The fairy tale chateaux of Ainey le Viel and Meillant as well as Georges Sands’ home at Nohant, where she lived with Chopin.
Situated on the pilgrim's route of St Jacques de Compostela, there are numerous ancient churches, some dating back almost 1000 years. The tiny church in St Jeanvrin (just under 2km away) is decorated with paintings of St George and the dragon.

The area is excellent for walking, you can either just set off along the chemin rural (footpath) from the cottage or follow one of the many way marked trials. Our favourites are the vinyard walk from Chateaumeillant and the more challenging tour round the lake at Sidialles. Maps and details are in the cottage.
The lake at Sidialles has a large sandy beach with safe bathing, you can hire canoes or pedelos to see the lake from the water.
If you are feeling adventurous, book in at Branche Adventure at Sidialles. A huge "Go Ape" type high ropes course, with routes for all ages. Including Tyro trek, with over 5km of zipwires criss-crossing the lake, I'm not brave enough, are you?

Back down to earth with a visit to the gardens at the Prieure d'Orsan, featured in Monty Don's most beautiful gardens in France TV show.