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Within Walking Distance to Shop, Restaurant and Bakery



Updated: 15-Sep-2016
Coin des Eaux is a 2 Bedroom comfortable home in Belabre, situated in La Brenne in a Peaceful Location with Stunning Water Views

Coin des Eaux is a beautiful French holiday home available for rent all year round. The house has been furnished to a high standard and is well equipped with all the home comforts you would expect. Situated in Central France to the very south of the Loire Valley, bordering the Charente and Limousin regions. The house sits on the river Anglin and enjoys stunning views across the river and bathing lake. Its central village location enables you to walk to local amenities including, a fresh water bathing lake, park, bank, supermarket, bread shop, delicatessen and restaurant with a menu to suit everyone. Belabre is situated in the Parc Naturel Regional Du La Brenne, with over 1500 lakes. The area is ideal for families, cyclists, walkers, and people looking for a retreat. It is also home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and is very popular with bird watchers.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a hard working couple with 2 children and our holidays are precious. We love this undiscovered corner of France with its 1,500 lakes far from the madding crowd but still with lots of things to see and do. From pond dipping & lizard chasing to donkey trekking, from the Velo Rail & "Specatcle" of birds of prey flying over the castle ruins at Chauvigny to the Chateau & wild life park at Azay, from castles to World heritage Abbeys, from Theme Parks (Futuroscope) to quiet bathing lakes (at Belabre, Chaillac, Puye and Bellebouche) from pavement cafes to menu de jours & Michelin star restaurant, there is something for everyone. In the 9 years of coming here we have barely scratched the surface.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lucy

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us stay in your gorgeous house in Belabre. We all had a fantastic time going to the patisserie and casino supermarket and bar in the square, canoeing down the river, swimming in the lake at Chaillac and Etang de Belbouche, eating on a roof top terrace in Angles Sur L'Anglin just gorgeous. The tourist office was very helpful and we bought a fishing permit from them so the children could fish on the river. We visited Chateau de Guillame and had the lady all to ourselves as no one else was there for our tour. My French has really been tested but great that everyone has been accepting of my attempts and I have really enjoyed the fact that it's all French here very authentic, we've all commented on the lack of hearing English voices and not having tourist shops. Your house was immaculate with lovely comfy beds and fresh quality bedding, so quiet and peaceful sitting in the courtyard at night reading and drinking wine. We are in St.Benoit du Sault this week, we haven't had as good weather but still exploring and enjoying the rest from all our hectic schedules in Uk. Again thank you for making the first week of our holiday so special. Love Ali Paul Grace and Reuben. Please feel free to use this testimonial in whichever way you want.
Aug 2015
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From the Owner

As new parents & Francophiles we wanted a holiday "home-from-home" in France where we could relax & recharge our batteries. We spent many holidays travelling through France & were frequently disappointed by the gites we hired: either the cleanliness/quality was poor or the location was not what we'd been expecting. Then we found this little house near the river in Belabre & we fell in love with the welcoming ambiance of the house & the pretty flower-decked village. The warm welcome from the locals & the convenience of having a bakers, mini-market & restaurant within walking distance as well as a bathing lake & river-side with boat hire right on our doorstep gave us everything we could wish for. The icing on the cake was to discover that Belabre is in La Brenne Parc Naturel with 1500 lakes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges, Tours, Potiers at 100 Kilometres Car: necessary

Parking is on the gravel area opposite the courtyard door. The property is elevated at first floor level the front door is accessed via 13 steps.


Ferry crossings will take you into Northern France. You can travel with Brittany Ferries, Speed Ferries and Norfolk Line. As an example it will take you a 4.5 hours to drive to Belabre from Caen.

Train from London (chge @ Paris) will take you to Limoges. Belabre is a 1 hour drive from Limoges.

By plane; the nearest airports to Belabre are Limoges (c.1 hour drive), Poitiers (c.1 hour 20 mins drive) & Tour (c. 1 hr 30 min drive). Ryanair & Flybe operate the routes. From Calais it is 6 hours.


Le Blanc 10km (nearest town).

Rosnay c.10km The visitors centre where you will find out everything you need to know about the area to enable you to plan your stay in La Brenne.

Tours - capital of the region (1 hour 30 mins).

Poitiers - Futuroscope (1 hour 30 mins) see futuroscope.com.

Limoges - Chic French city (1 hour).

Chauvigny - medieval town, don't miss the falconry display! (30 mins).

Further Details:

Belabre has 2 bakers, a deli, a small supermarket for your basics, a hardware shop, a bank and a restaurant - all within a short walk from Coin des Eaux.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
You can book in multiples of 1 week. Bookings are Saturday to Saturday in main seasons. A minimum stay of 4 nights is considered in low and mid seasons.

Make your provisional reservation by telephone or email. Then complete a booking form, and return with a 30% deposit to secure your holiday. The balance is payable 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.

Information for use during your stay will be sent out on receipt of full payment.

Changeover Day:
Arrival is after 3pm at the start of your holiday and departure is by 11am.

A completed booking form returned with a 30% deposit to secure your holiday and the remaining balance 6 weeks before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Coin des Eaux is in the heart Belabre, a 2 minute walk up the hill to fetch hot croissants for breakfast, only a 5 minute walk to the restaurant where we can both enjoy a glass of wine with our meal & not have to worry who is going to drive home! It is wonderful to sit with a glass of local wine when the children are in bed & watch swallows & bats swooping over the river, we have even heard nightingales! We all love the bathing lake & are becoming very proficient at rowing on the river, when the children are older they will be able to take out their own canoes. Walking & cycling is a delight in the virtually traffic free lanes & paths around Belabre. Further afield there is the Voie Verte above Le Blanc & the amazing diversity of wild life of the lakes to explore. Belabre is truly special.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

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
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Family bathroom with shower, sink, wc, bidet and portable baby bath Downstairs W.C with washing machine & hoover.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, drawers and wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, drawers and built in wardrobe. (Z bed available to sleep another child) Full size cot available.


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Well behaved pets are welcome at the property Outside: Pretty private courtyard ideal for outside dining equipped with patio set and barbecue. Walking distance to river bank (ideal for fishing), bathing lake (manned by a lifeguard in peak season), children's play park, boules pitch, crazy golf and boat hire. Utility Room: Cellar with 2 adult bikes (take a tool kit as previous gusts can sometimes leave bikes with punctures), sand play toys and barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned to a high standard on the morning before you arrive. Fresh white linen and towels are provided for your stay. Bookings of 2 weeks or more can enjoy a mid stay clean at your request and cost. Other: Outside courtyard with dining for 4 people and coal barbecue.

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