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Romantic Riverside Cottage



Updated: 17-Oct-2016

Situated on the outskirts (within 10mins walking time) of the market town of La Chatre in Central France (Department 36), “La Maison Rose” is a uniquely styled one bedroomed cottage which sleeps two people. The elevated south facing sunroom which overlooks the garden and river is a lovely place to sit at any time of the day. The comfortable kitchen is very well equipped with a wood-burning stove, electric range cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board, and ample crockery and cutlery. Tea towels are provided. Upstairs there is a stylish bathroom with rolltop bath and a bedroom which overlooks open countryside.

Wi-Fi now available

The cottage is set in a large mature garden which is bordered by the River Indre and the garden is visited by a variety of wildlife, lizards, frogs, bats, butterflies, red squirrels, coypus and even pine martens. One can see a variety of birds including stone chats, black caps, gold finches, green finches, woodpeckers both green and spotted, heron and heard for the first time this year (May 2011) the nightingale.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing holiday at La Maison Rose.

Had no plans for our holiday; just as well.

La Chatre is a nice town with markets, restaurants and a great Saturday market.

Large towns are a car journey away, so we just walked into town and enjoyed our stay.

There is no television, washing machine or dishwasher, but this was not a problem for myself and my partner.

The Wi-Fi was good so we could 'research' local places and send pictures to the kids, look wher we are!!!

Also, looked at the Chateau Sarzay; we visited and met the owner.

We cooked most nights, but there are some good restaurants in town, such as 'A La Table De Babeth'.

In general it was a relaxing and totally enjoyable holiday, in a great cottage, that we are recommending to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Characterful & quirky, with generous amount of space for two people in the house itself.

  • 5 of 5

We love the house,especially the big kitchen cum dining area,as well as the huge secluded garden with the river running alongside. The most interesting wild life came in the form of two naked young men who appeared from the river,and,like shy water creatures,rapidly disappeared. The house is quietly situated,on a lane leading to Le Chatre, which is a charming old town with friendly,courteous people,and decent restaurants & bars. It is within easy travelling distance of other interesting places to visit, among them Sarzay , Gargilesse Dampierre & Argenton sur Creuse. Really, our experience here was like a fantasy of the idyllic French retreat without any of the responsibility. So, the perfect place to holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

La Maison Rose is a lovely cottage with beautiful views of the garden and river. It's an idyllic location but still only a short stroll into La Chatre which has all of the local amenities you need for an enjoyable stay with a good selection of bars, restaurants, patisseries etc.

The cottage is very well equipped, the raised garden room is a great place to spend time relaxing and observing the variety of visiting wildlife.

Thanks also to Colin and Marian for keeping in contact to make sure everything was okay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing - beautiful garden!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic place to relax! - would definately recommend!

Our only difficulty was no washing machine as we have a baby and produce lots of dirties! ;p

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very attractive place to spend a great time

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we found the place in exactly in the wonderful state as is shown by the pictures, the garden directly on the river is well maintained and with the right weather one can spend good time there in all quiteness listening to the river and all the birds. Everything one needs is found in the cottage. La Chatre is a small village with necessary convieniences, also great for starting trips to the Loire castles area which has much to offer. All together for us certainly a place to come back to.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have thanked our guests in a personal email. They really were so helpful to us with regards to assisting us with our newly installed internet connection and it was so kind of them to communicate with us via texts during the process. Much appreciated.
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A very nice cottage for 2 people family

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place located on a small stream close to the little town of la Chatre. All aminities are in the closeby area while the cottage is still "outside" town. It is easy to make trips to many of the chateaux in the Loire region.

It is a plcae worthwhile staying and we enjoyed it much and will come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with this property the first time we saw it. Gardening is our passion and it's lovely to watch the wildlife in the garden and in and around the river.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Bar du Commerce at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casa Romana at 0.2 Kilometres Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Summer
13 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage has a quirky interior and is open plan upstairs. The roll-top bath is deep and has a shower attachment. The kitchen is well equipped and has a wood burning stove for the cooler months. The garden room is a lovely space at any time of the day, giving excellent views of the garden and river. The cottage is situated far enough off the beaten track on the edge of a town and within 5/10 minute walk to cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Supermarkets are a short drive away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • The bathroom is open plan to the bedroom. The deep roll-top free standing bath has a shower attachment.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • The bedroom has a king-size bed and 2 bedside storage units and a book collection. It is open plan to the bathroom area. The window overlooks open countryside.


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Swimming pool in the town of La Chatre, indoor and outdoor. Lovely chateaux and gardens nearby. Lakes set up for water sports, picnicking, sun bathing on man made beaches.

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