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Beautiful country cottage near Chaillac in the Indre region of central France



Updated: 04-Sep-2016
Fabulous location with stunning views over The Brenne National Park

A detached stone cottage in a small rural hamlet, five minutes from the lovely town of Chaillac, with its variety of shops, restaurants and swimming lake. The house has a beautiful first-floor terrace with uninterrupted views over open countryside, as well as a large landscaped garden and pool.

The house comprises a cottage-style dining kitchen with a pantry and utility room, two living rooms, one with a wood burning stove, three large sofas and television with both French and English channels and the second with a wide range of books, games and DVDs and a double sofa bed. This can also be used as a fourth bedroom.

There are three additional bedrooms, two large doubles and a mezzanine bedroom which has two single beds as well as a raised sleeping area which can be accessed via a small ladder. Two of the bedrooms lead out onto the upstairs terrace which has wonderful views over the valley. The terrace is furnished with two traditional wrought iron day beds and has a large wooden table and chairs which can be used for outdoor dining. The house has two bathrooms and comfortably sleeps up to 9 people. There are several outdoor seating areas, outside by the pool there are tables which can seat up to 10 people, you can eat on the first-floor terrace and there is also a small bistro-style table and chairs also under the trees at the front of the house. The landscaped garden is very secluded and has with several sun loungers by the pool, a large sun parasol and a covered gazebo area at the top of the garden. We provide a barbecue and a range of garden games such as badminton and boules sets.

The traditional country kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, dish washer, microwave and washing machine and well stocked with everything you need for your stay.

The house has WIFI, satellite TV, a DVD player and a huge selection of of books, films and board games to keep you occupied in the evenings.

The house is a very pretty traditional French country cottage with low beamed ceilings and exposed stonework and we have tried to keep it's rustic charm with authentic furnishings and simple decoration.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the house 8 years ago whilst holidaying in the area. The location was lovely and the view from the upstairs terrace was so stunning that we couldn't resist it. As we are teachers in the UK (I teach French) we get to spend lots of time there during the school holidays and our friends and family also love it. The house is almost always full from April to September. We've rented it out for a few weeks each year and many of our tenants have returned the following year. We hope you enjoy your stay, Louise and Stuart.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

" A beautiful house with fantastic views over the valley. Very peaceful location. I've been back 3 times and love it here" Anita from Yorkshire

" Sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine in the evening is lovely. The children were never out of the pool and the lake in Chaillac is excellent. An ideal family holiday" The Gibson family.

" The house was very clean and well maintained and there was lots of room for 8 of us. The owners were friendly and helpful.I'd highly recommend it " Mark and Rachel Clarke
Mar 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Traditional house in a secluded rural location

  • 5 of 5

Our family (5 adults and 3 children over 3 generations) had a lovely holiday. The weather was very hot, which made sleeping difficult, but the bonus was sitting out at midnight with a nice glass or 2 of wine and enjoying the wonderful view of the Milky Way. We had a slight problem initially with the pool but the owner couldn`t have been more helpful and it was quickly resolved much to the delight of the children. There is a lake with a beach quite nearby, which is very good for the children, but don't go there Monday or Tuesday when there are no facilities open.

Le Blanc is a nice town only a short drive away and worth a visit The house was well appointed with a nice garden to lounge or play in and I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a restful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful holiday in Barbiere!

  • 5 of 5

Yet again a fabulous holiday in a lovely house. Our third stay in this spacious, well-equipped and really comfortable house. It has everything to keep our large group of friends and family happy. The pool is great and there are lots of different places for us to relax together or separately. We love the area and always find new things to do as well as revisiting favourite places. Would highly recommend to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house with lots of rustic charm. Perfect for a 'get away from it all' family holiday, or ideal for couples just wanting peace. Loved the fantastic views from the balcony. The family loved the plunge pool and we really relaxed in the large garden. Ample space in the house for all 7 of us. Never felt on top of each other. Plenty of advice left on where to go etc, which is always a bonus. House was clean and well maintained. Beds very comfy..Haven't slept that well in ages. Thoroughly recommend this house to anyone who loves the countryside and the simple French way of life. Don't forget to visit Belle, the horse, just down the lane next to the house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week away and wish we had stayed for longer.

The property was just as described and the photos almost do it justice. It was clean, well-presented and comfortable. The first-floor veranda was superb - stunning for meals and a haven during some heavy thunder-storms!

Quiet corner of France but easy to find beautiful towns & villages to wander through. Weather was a bit hit and miss so we were not able to take full advantage of local lakes and cycle rides. Great day out at Futuroscope with the kids (just over an hour away)

Shame there was no visitor's book...

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Chaillac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chaillac at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


Chaillac the nearest small town is approx 5km away and has a large supervised swimming lake with beach, toboggan slide, children’s play ground, pedalos, horse riding, bar and snack bar.

The house is located in the Brenne national park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is lots to do for the whole family, with further swimming lakes nearby at Eguzon and Bélabre, At Eguzon there are also a range of water sports including canoing, water skiing and windsurfing.


A 50 minute drive north of Limoges airport, Bellegarde where Ryan Air fly to London Stansted, Liverpool, and East Midlands airports. From March they will also fly from Leeds Bradford airport. There is also a car hire service available at Limoges Airport. You can also reach Limoges by train on one of the 12 daily connections from Paris. A nearby alternative airport is Poitiers, an hour away by car, with flights from Stansted and Edinburgh.


Chaillac the nearest small town is approx 5km away and has a 3 restaurants as well as a range of small shops and bars. St Benoit du Sault a medieval walled town (named as one of the most beautiful in France) is 15 minutes away and you can discover a range of antique shops and restaurants by walking around the narrow cobbled streets of the old part of town or take a walk by the beautiful river which circles the town. From here you can visit the chateaux of the Loire or the lakes of the Limousin.

Further Details:

Situated in the peaceful Anglin valley, we have many small villages nearby each with their unique character. Try the fixed price lunch at Le resto Chez Leon in Prissac, you won't be disappointed.

Visit the antique shops in St Benoit, or try the stunning arts village of Montmorillon with its charming medieval character and extensive selection of galleries. There is also a large super U supermarket in St Benoit for all your needs during your stay. Should you have any problems our property is managed locally by Lois and David who live a few minutes away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
3 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
9 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To book first check availability and then from your phone/e-mail request we will send you a booking form with our terms and conditions. On receipt of a completed booking form, a 20% deposit is required within 7 days. The final payment is to be made no later than 6 wks prior to your visit. A £150 refundable deposit is also required to cover any breakages or damages and this can be paid by cheque or cash and will be collected by our property managers upon arrival and returned prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday during the high season but can be flexible according to availability. We would ask our guests to depart by 10 am in order to allow cleaning for new arrivals whom we would welcome after 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The upstairs bathroom is an en-suite for bedroom 1. It has a corner bath, basin and wc. The ground floor bathroom has a power shower, basin and wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. French windows onto upstairs terrace. Bedroom 3 has raised mezzanine bed and 2 single beds. Leads onto upstairs terrace. Bedroom 4 is downstairs and has a double sofa bed.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: There are large, enclosed gardens to 3 sides of the house as well as the first floor terrace. At the front of the house there is a shady terraced seating area with bistro style table and chairs. Behind the house there is a large teak table and chairs as well as a selection of steamer-style sun-loungers, plunge pool, gazebo and a barbecue. The garden has been landscaped with mature trees and flower beds. All the gardens have uninterrupted views of the countryside. There are also a range of outdoor games including boules and badminton nets and rackets. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, ironing board, drying rack and iron as well as a Belfast sink. We can also provide a baby's high chair if requested. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide duvets and pillows, duvet covers, pillow cases and bathroom towels. The house is cleaned between visits and our English property managers will greet you when you arrive and show you around the house. Other: There is also a second lounge which can also be used as a fourth bedroom or games room. This has a double sofa bed and another armchair. There are shelves full of books, DVDs and videos and a large chest which contains a selection of board games.

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