Peuplier (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)
Peuplier (Poplar) is an ancient detached cottage with beautiful interior features. The property has 3 very large bedrooms (one en-suite) and a spacious open plan living area with original beams.
The open plan living area contains a stunning reclaimed fireplace which is over 300 years old, log burning stove and original oak beams. It is comfortably furnished with leather sofas and chair and dining room suite.There is satellite TV,DVD/CD player,iPod dock, WiFi.
The fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridgefreezer.
There is also a large bedroom with a king size bed and an en-suite with superb Hansgrohe shower, wash basin and WC.
There are 2 bedrooms, 1 with king sized bed and 1 twin bedded. Both rooms are very large and contain beautiful original wooden beams.
There is a large bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle, wash basin. Separate WC and hand basin.
Secluded terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ.
We have carefully and thoughtfully converted 18th century buildings to provide unique and interesting accommodation. All our gites are furnished and finished to an excellent standard, with high quality sofas, beds, linen, towels and kitchenware. They are all equipped with Hansgrohe showers, Bosch dishwashers and ovens and Weber barbecues. Our heated and covered swimming pool has a fully retractable roof and the surrounding terraces and lawns have ample loungers and shade. The outdoor games area has table tennis, boules, swingball, badminton and a children play area. Our indoor games room has a pool/snooker table, table football and an extensive library area from which you are welcome to borrow books or DVDs. There is a multi gym and x-trainer for the fitness enthusiasts. From magnificent chateaux or a state of the art theme park to the calm serenity of the Brenne Regional Park, all these and more within easy driving distance.
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful gite , owners and area
About the Owner
About Marie and Marc Van Lul
My husband and I were living in Lyon - France. After many years travelling everywhere around the world for business, we decided to look for a new place to live in the peaceful French countryside. And we have fallen in love with this fabulous piece of land, with lovely houses, trees and people. I am a native of this area and I enjoy a lot sharing about history, culture and nature of this beautiful region. My husband has sold his HR consultancy and doesn't work anymore. I was holding a senior management position in an international company. I speak English, German, Spanish and French; I am now a consultant for international development. We are now extremely happy to live at La Richaudière with our cat Penelope, our 5 ducks on the lake, farmer's horses in our field, red sqarrels and birds from the Brenne Park.
Marie and Marc Van Lul purchased this villa in 2010
Why Marie and Marc Van Lul chose Indre
Our gites are located in a lovely unspoilt region of France however we are still well located for all the main tourist attractions of the Loire.
What makes this villa unique
All of our gites are very spacious and equipped to a very high standard. As an example we have invested in sumptuous mattresses and bed linen to ensure that all of our guests are able to enjoy a great night's sleep.
Within our 12 acres there is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy or to join their neighbours if they would prefer. The gites are well located for the many attractions that the region offers. Within an hour's drive you can reach many of Loire chateaux, Tours and Futuroscope as well as enjoy many activities for all the family.
Changeover day is Saturday in high season (June, July, August). Otherwise changeover day can be flexible. Arrival time is from 4 to 8pm; earlier or later arrival by prior arrangement. Departure time is 10am max.
(7 traveller reviews)
Wonderful gite , owners and area
We have stayed in many gites in France and this is undoubtedly the best. The gite itself is superbly equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The owners, who live on site, are wonderful - unobtrusive yet always available if help is needed and very lovely people. It's the little touches which make all the difference like wooden coat hangers, lovely bed linen, a fabulous welcome pack of local produce and so on. The pool area is fantastic and the games room very well equipped. We are already looking forward to our stay next year having booked to return before we left!
Great stay at villa peuplier
A fantastic week at Villa peuplier. The gites is spacious, comfortable and well-kitted out with quality appliances. Everything is very well set up for a family holiday with plenty to do on site - the covered heated swimming pool is excellent. The owners are extremely friendly and couldn't be more helpful.
Peuplier was very spacious, large bedrooms and bathrooms, modern fittings throughout and really well equipped. Marie could not have been more helpful, always willing to phone to book golf, restaurants, taxis etc.
The welcome booklet was very helpful.
The pool, games room and outdoor games area were fantastic and our grandchildren (and their parents - as well as us) really enjoyed them.
We booked again for next year before leaving to come home.
Same comments apply to Chene - we were a large family group of 10
Would certainly recommend for a peaceful holiday in the middle of the countryside.
Fabulous Property - you just won't want t
Villa Peuplier is an outstanding villa situated on a beautiful property.
Having stayed in a number of rental properties across Europe, this was without doubt the best.
The Property is immaculate with lots of scope for children to enjoy a fun filled, safe and carefree holiday. The thoughtful touches such as the playroom, bicycles and extensive library of books and DVDs just made our stay extra special.
The pool was heated to a perfect temperature and the retractable cover means it is an option even when the weather isn't so good.
Marc and Marie were first class hosts providing all the help and guidance we could possibly ask for.
Stay at Peuplier
Property was as described, very well maintained and equiped, Marc and Marie were very welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was extremely good with some lovely wine and cheese included.
Pool was well heated and clean.
Had a lovely 6 days and would recommend this Gite to anyone
Wonderful gite; wonderful welcome
The gites are beautifully restored and refurbished. They have every amenity a family could need. Marc and Marie welcomed us personally, and were extremely helpful. The cottages were spacious, light, warm and comfortable, and maintained to a very high standard. The spacious grounds offered everything our two boys could want, including swingball, badminton nets, table tennis, a games room and slides / swings. The covered heated swimming pool was ideally sized, and all in all, we had a fine time, and would happily visit again. It's in a beautiful rural location, so a car is essential (30m to Loches; 1hr to Tours).
From the Owner
“Our gites are located in a lovely unspoilt region of France however we are still well located for all the main tourist attractions of the Loire.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
During Easter weekend we organize eggs hunting in our property. In July and August we are offering wine tasting with the best "sommelier" in our region.
For wildlife and nature enthusiasts, birdwatching and butterflies watching are possible in our property; to discover more types of birds and flowers too, the Brenne Regional Park is a gorgeous place.
A visit to Beauval Zoo with the Chinese Giant Pandas is worthwhile with children as well as a tour of La Haute Touche animals park (1km far from our property).
Loches royal city and its traditional market on wednesday and saturday morning; in July and August one night market each month.
Loire Valley Chateaux are all wonderful such as Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord; some of them are less famous but extremely interesting such as Valençay, Villandry, Amboise, Montresor, Montpoupon or Azay.
Bellebouche 33 km (lakeside beach)
La Rochelle 230 km away - Atlantic coast beach.
Tours and Poitiers airports are around 1 hour drive with Limoges airport being about 1 hour 45 minutes. Car hire can be obtained at all the airports. The nearest ports are Caen and Le Havre, about 4 hours drive or Calais/Channel tunnel is about 6 hours drive.
Chatillon-sur-Indre is the nearest town, about 8 km and has supermarkets, banks, chemists etc.
In Cléré du Bois (2km far from our property), you can buy fresh bred, croissants and local products; there is also a restaurant (where you can have lunch or dinner or buy pizza) and a bar with ice creams too.
In Villiers (2km far from our property), you have a grocery and restaurant with nice terrace where you can enjoy nice lunch or dinner.
Loches is 20 minutes drive far from our property.
Clion and Azay-le-Ferron are about the same distance and have good boulangeries and small supermarkets. They all have cafes and restaurants. There is also a 1 Michelin star restaurant at nearby Le Petit Pressigny called La Promenade.
There is a large twice weekly market in the nearby medieval town of Loches (25 km), which also boasts a magnificent chateau and "donjon". It's worthwile spending a day in Loches.
We are situated 10 minutes from La Haute Touche, the largest animals park in France with over 1000 animals within its 500 hectares. This heralds the beginning of the Brenne Regional Parc famous for its lakes, wildlife and birds watching. A more conventional zoo is located 40km away at St-Aignan. The Beauval Zoological Park is among Europe's best. It contains over 4,000 animals including several white tigers, and it has welcomed the famous Giant Pandas from China in February 2012. Birds show is absolutly amazing.
The stunning chateaux of the Loire valley, rich in history and heritage including Villandry, Chenonceau, Amboise, Valençay, Chambord amongst others, are all within easy reach. Don't miss the Donjon of Chatillon sur Indre (Renaissance time) and Palluau chateau (strong links with Canada and Chateau Frontenac in Quebec city).
For all the family there is Futuroscope, a unique combination of interactive games, state of the art cinema and live entertainment.
There is a large number of activities available such as walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, Golf, Go-karting and canoeing at Angle sur Anglin for example.
Birds watching, fishing and exploring the wildlife in the Brenne Regional Park is also a wonderful activity for the whole family.
You wish to enjoy horse riding with the whole family, go to "La Ferme des Mazerolles" in Saulnay.
From the Owner
“All of our gites are very spacious and equipped to a very high standard. As an example we have invested in sumptuous mattresses and bed linen to ensure that all of our guests are able to enjoy a great night's sleep. Within our 12 acres there is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy or to join their neighbours if they would prefer. The gites are well located for the many attractions that the region offers. Within an hour's drive you can reach many of Loire chateaux, Tours and Futuroscope as well as enjoy many activities for all the family.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dishwasher ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- wheelchair inaccessible
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- 112 m²
- Main bathroom upstairs - Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Hand wash basin
- Toilet upstairs - Toilet, Hand wash basin
- Shower room downstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Hand wash basin
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 downstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, King size bed with en-suite
- Bedroom 2 upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 upstairs - 2 Single Bed
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- Max. occupancy: 6
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- Notes on accommodation: All bed linen, bath towels and house linen are included. The large gites are centrally heated and have log burning stoves, making them all suitable for winter use. Smaller gite has electrical heating system. We can provide cots/mattress and highchairs on request, however we do not provide duvet or pillows for the cots; changing mats, baby bath seat, steps available. Saule and Chene although completely separate share a large atrium as an entrance making them particularly well suited for large parties of up to 14 people. Welcome pack including Loire wine, local cheese and fresh bread, milk, orange juice, coffee, tea, sugar, and essentials - kitchen roll, toilet paper, soap, washing-up liquid. Price is including electricity and use of logs for wood-burning stove when appropriate. Laundry room with 2 washing machines, irons and iron table. English and French DVDs available free of charge. Extensive library of English and French popular books. Outside: Each gite has its own terrace area with garden furniture and BBQ. Our heated and covered swimming pool (11m*5m) has a fully retractable roof when it's very sunny and hot, and the surrounding terraces and lawns have ample loungers and shade. The outdoor games area has table tennis, boules, swing-ball, badminton and a children play area. Our indoor games room has a pool/snooker table, table football and an extensive library area from which you are welcome to borrow books. There is a multi gym and x-trainer for the fitness enthusiasts. There is a lake in our property with Brenne fishes in it; nice walk around the lake is very pleasant in the evening during summertime, enjoying lovely view at sunset. Private parking area. Adults and children bikes hire available free of charge (including baby trolley and small bike with stabilizers). We are offering Loire Valley wine tasting with a local sommelier, in July and August, and some local specialties to eat with. Easter Sunday: Eggs hunting