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Large rural Gite with private heated swimming pool, large gardens.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Ancient Oaks is a very large gite run by experienced holiday let owners since 2011. We are fully insured, registered and gite inspected in France. Our aim is for guests to have a great holiday where they can have direct communication with the owners.Our gite has been completely renovated from top to bottom and has now been let since the Summer of 2013. Discounts are available for early bookings, or smaller groups. Specifically designed for family holidays or large groups, it has a 11.5m x 5.5m (31ft x 15ft), open plan lounge/kitchen/diner where the whole family can gather to party indoors or outside in the large eating and BBQ area. Inside the gite the open plan kitchen has a large american style fridge/freezer and large cooking range which is great for catering for large groups. There is additional seating areas in the mezzanine for those who want to sit, read a book and enjoy the peace and quiet. There are 4 bedrooms of which 2 are family rooms sleeping up to 4 people each, plus 2 additional bedrooms of which 1 is situated on the ground floor.There is 5000 square metres (nearly an acre) of private garden with terrace,swimming pool( Heated and open from June to 18th September), lawns with boules pitch and table tennis plus a large open area for ball games.Owners live next to the gite in a separate cottage and gardens, maintaining the pool daily and are there to help with any of the guests needs, but we also ensure that guests have privacy and can enjoy their holiday without interruption. The gite, pool and gardens are private and are for the sole use of guests, there are no sharing of facilities, garden or swimming pool. The pool is heated, fully enclosed and alarmed, with seating and sun loungers. ( Pool is cleaned and maintained daily )We do not make additional charges for the heating of the pool, large inflatables are not permitted on the pool. The open barn area is for outside eating with table and seating for 12 people and includes a large gas BBQ, wine/beer fridge and lighting for late night meals,. this area is great for eating alfresco and enjoying the warm night air and the fantastic night sky. The main entrance to the gite is reached across a decked terrace, where you enter the property through a magnificent 20 foot high mezzanine hallway. With 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite to master bedroom.There are 3 double beds, bunk beds and 2 single beds plus a full size cot.1 bedroom and 1 bathroom are situated on the ground floor and 3 further bedrooms on the first floor, with 1 en suite and 1 family bathroom.There is also parking for 3 cars in the main car park, and the garden is fully enclosed, guests have sole use of parking area and garden.

Diane molyneux
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2017

About Diane molyneux

We have been running holiday homes successfully both in France and England for over 6 years. Our prime objective is to ensure that guests have a wonderful experience whilst staying at Ancient Oaks at an affordable and realistic price.

Why Diane molyneux chose Châteaumeillant

We endevour to make Ancient Oaks feel like home from home, with the intention of the property being suitable for groups of families and friends to enjoy time together in a private and enclosed environment.

What makes this house unique

Large accomodation that does not have the feel of it being like hostel accomodation, situated in unspoilt countryside.

The pool is heated, alarmed and fenced.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Châteaumeillant in Cher

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Large rural Gite with private heated swimming pool, large gardens.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful location, perfect for a family of all ages!!

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We stayed at Ancient Oaks for our summer holiday for 1 week. We were a family of 7 and had ages ranging from 4 months to 68 and everything in between, including two teenagers! It was perfect, plenty to see and do! The children never left the pool, then there were plenty of markets and pretty villages for the adults to buy ample quantities of the local goats cheese and local wine!! Only 5km down the road was Lake Sidalles which was a great day out with pedalo, boats and kayaks not forgetting the amazing zip lines for both adults and children. What is best is the lake itself was free to visit you only pay for what you use. We also had a day out at the Le Pal theme park and zoo where there was something for us all and at €28 per adult and free for those under 1metre makes it really good value for money.

Dave and Di were great hosts, cleaning the pool every morning and they were always on hand with local knowledge.

The house is well thought out. Beautifully done out with everything you could possibly need. 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, an enormous lounge, a great kitchen with huge fridge and a beautiful barn area with a large table, gas BBQ and more importantly a beer fridge! There is an alarm on the swimming pool and a lick for the gate which was perfect to make sure that none of the little ones tried to sneak in a quick dip in the night!

The local village less than 1km away has a local shop, doubling up as a bar, where you will get all your daily essentials of bread and milk.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week, just what we needed and would recommend to anyone!!

Thank you Dave and Di for being such great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Victoria, thank you so much for your lovely review. Dave and I very much enjoyed you all staying at Ancient Oaks and are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your holiday here. We would also like to thank you for leaving the house so tidy. We hope very much to welcome you all back in the future to ancient Oaks. Best wishes Di and Dave
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Chez Vero
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Severe
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
La Gout Noire, Chataeumeillent
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Situated in the lower part of the Loire valley which is famous for its beautiful country villages, vineyards and Chateaux, rivers and lakes.Ancient Oaks is situated in St. Saturnin in the Centre- Val de Loire region and close to the borders of Indre, Creuse, and Allier all offering many places of interest to visit. The local food specialities are goats cheese, fois gras and of course wine.This is an area full of rolling landscapes, beautiful scenery and empty roads. Ideal for cycling holidays and the local tourist office hire out excellent bikes (daily or weekly) for a very affordable price. Drive or cycle to local Chateaux, restaurants and take the local route des Vignobles after a good breakfast and on return to Ancient Oaks have a dip in the pool. New to the area is one of Europes largest tree top and zip line adventure centers, situated at Sidialles, It is a large reservoir where swimming and water activities take place throughout the late spring/summer period. Sidialles is 5 miles from ancient Oaks and a popular destination for all of our guests. Tele water skiing is close by and reservoir has its own beach area, BMX track, walking tracks around the teleskiing and a Bar which also serves hot snacks all day. The region has a wealth of beautiful scenery, Chateaux to visit and charming historical towns and villages. Wildlife with birds of prey are in abundance and are often to be seen in our garden. Ideal for those who want to come up close to the birds as they sit on electricity posts and low branches, with deer often crossing your path while cycling or walking. Ancient Oaks is just 14 km from the Chateau town of Culan which claims to be the "Heart of France"; its geographical centre. The area is traditional, unspoilt, French countryside with rolling hills, green valleys and the top quality AOC vineyard.The vineyards are famous for their Chateaumeillant gris (Rose) and rich reds. For further wine exploration, we recommend taking the Route des Vignobles which is a local tour of the vineyards that make up the Chateaumeillant wines.Meander from vineyard to vineyard and visit the many farms en route producing their own goats cheese as a perfect accompaniment to the famous gris wine.The countryside is a birdwatchers paradise with a stunning variety of birds of prey including hen harrier, montegus harrier, black and red kites and dozens more.There is also an abundance of songbirds and water fowl.The area is great for walkers and we have walking plenty of maps available at the gite for those who want to walk through stunning scenery, we also have good cycling routes in the area. There are golf, tennis and water sports available nearby.For messing about in (hire) boats and to visit the Roman Amphitheatre visit Drevant; 41kmFor the famous Jacques Tati film museum visit Saint Severe ;14km. For zip lining it Boussac ;19km and Sidialles ; 8km, where you can swim hire a canoe or pedalos and climb through the trees and zip line across the reservoir. For coarse fishing, its everywhere with day licenses available from the village shop. And for browsing around the markets and sampling local cheeses and other produce, its Chateaumeillant on Friday 8 km or La Chatre on Saturday, 25 km. For lounging around the pool with a cold drink and BBQ its Ancient Oaks ;0km ! Stargazers will find that they are in one of Frances 7 designated light pollution free areas and as a consequence there are stunning views of the stars, planets, shooting stars and man's contribution, the satellite.The village shop (less than 1km away) is open 6 days a week and offers fresh bread, groceries,postal service, fishing licenses, beers and wines and is even the village bar....don't send Dad for the bread on his own in the morning!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Châteaumeillant, Centre

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £0.48 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

There are no additional charges to that quoted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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