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Charming Cottage In Medieval Village St Benoit Du Sault, Loire Valley



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
Cottage in St Benoit du Sault, Indre, Centre / Loire Valley, France - Peaceful Setting, Short Walk From Medieval Village With Tourist Information, Shops & Amenities

This comfortable recently renovated 18th Century cottage with a view of St Benoit du Sault is set in an acre of lush garden is the perfect place for families and friends to relax and unwind. With a wood burning stove the gite has a cosy feel and caters well for up to 6. Private pool and parking right by the house. The village is within walking distance for evening out in restaurants or cafes and there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area from water sports, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, walking and cycling.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Anna Deregowska and Kenneth Le Riche, currently living in Edinburgh with our young family. We feel really lucky to have found such a lovely charming cottage in such a pretty town. We have a very reliable and efficient couple of people who live near to the village of St Benoit du Sault who kindly meet and greet all guests. They have been great at keeping the cottage clean, fresh and ready for the everyone arriving and meeting any needs people have. The pool and garden are also maintained beautifully by local people. From August 2014 we will be living on the site of the property in a separate dwelling. Guests will have their own private driveway, access to the pool and garden and garden furniture for eating outdoors.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Danish

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful place to stay in St Benoit Du Sault

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our first holiday in France, and it was a fantastic Gite to stay in, The Gite itself is spacious inside, the open plan living area downstairs in charming and all bedrooms are a good size.

Outside the pool is great, and the gardens are huge!

The village itself its a lovely place, very very peaceful and relaxing.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful little gite with huge garden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a short mini-honeymoon this summer and it was perfect. St.Benoit is a very sleepy little village, very pretty although it may be limited on options if you have children with you.

For us it was great, lots of long evenings by the pool or in the huge garden, a short walk into the village for dinner and generally complete peace and relaxation. It's well-located for day trips (We headed up to the Loire Chateux, and to La Roche Posay for a spa day) and has everything needed, there's also a good supermarket in the village to stock up from, as well as boulangerie, boucherie etc nearby.

Another review mentioned that the upstairs layout is a little unusual (essentially, there is a large roof beam dividing the three bedrooms which has a couple of little stairs on each side, it was no problem for us but might be worth considering if you have mobility problems at all) but we found it fine.

Perfect for a couple's quiet getaway and excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review Matt. I'm glad you both had such a nice time. Best wishes to you both, Anna
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Enjoyable Visit

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a stay at this cosy cottage which was very enjoyable. It was a perfect location with a 10 min walk to medieval village but with great supermarket, fresh bakeries and vet etc and was within a short drive of a national park and Limoges which we explored. Cottage was comfortable and well stocked with essentials including a lovely wood burning stove. A slightly odd layout upstairs but worked perfectly for our family 2 adults, 2 children and dog. Even when it was raining the children still wanted to run around the large garden and play cricket. The best thing for me was the location of an art studio next door. Myself and my children booked ourselves in for art lessons. Both teachers (Anna for the children) and Richie (for me) were absolutely superb. These are not only skilled professional artists but are also superb at sharing their knowledge and passion for art- a combination that is rare to find....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ewa for finding time to write this great review. We really enjoyed having you and I particularly liked teaching the children their art lessons. Hopefully see you all again sometime! Best wishes, Anna
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From the Owner

We thought this was a fantastic buy as we're able to enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness of a rural 18th Century cottage, whilst also within a short walk have easy access to all useful shops and amenities. The village is very pretty and has a vibrant feel for such a relatively small town. We're also really excited about having the national park so close by with the 1000 lakes and all the walking and water-sports that go with it.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Entrecote at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Argenton-sur-Creuse at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Auberge de Champ du Foire at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We host and teach week intensive art courses at our recently renovated art studio. There is also the opportunity to stay at the cottage and be an artist in residence. With full access to the studio you can enjoy drawing, painting or whatever creative pursuit you choose. Please don't hesitate to contact us if this might interest you.


Lakeside beaches in the vicinity.


Airports are Limoges at 75 km away and Poitiers at 90 km away.

RyanAir and Flybe fly to Poitiers and Limoges where Hertz or Rental car hire available.

TGV rail at Argenton-sur-Creuse, only 24km away, or train to Chatearoux is 60 km away. Hire cars available from both towns.

Dieppe ferry port is 470 km away.


7 minute walk to village of St Benoit du Sault, classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France' where cafes, restaurants, bars, supermarket, bakeries, bi-weekly market, pharmacy, butchers, doctor, banks, newsagents, hairdressers can be found.

Further Details:

The Priory in the village, established in the 10th. century has become a venue for art and cultural exhibitions and the St Benoit du Sault also hosts two major agricultural events - a prize ram fair, and a Limousin cattle fair, in the summer. Two annual brocantes (flea markets) are held every July and August culminating in music and fireworks.

The cottage makes an ideal base for house hunting. There is an English speaking estate agency in nearby Chaillac called Le Prince Noir, where you will also find several restaurants, and a large lake with a beach and water slide.

In the surrounding area, places worthy of a visit include the 11th century frescoes at the church of Saint Savin; the artists village of Gargilesse; the castle ruins at Crozant – an area known as the birthplace of Impressionism; Chopin's lover, George Sand’s manor house and gardens at Nohant; the lovely medieval city of writing and calligraphy at Montmorillon; the gardens and tree collection of the Arboretum de la Sedelle.

The Creuse river is a major feature of the region, and where a barrage / dam has been created at Eguzon, a huge lake provides water sports, sailing and swimming. There is huge traditional market held on the 29th of every month at Herrolles.

Limoges, the ancient capital of the Haute-Vienne department is known for its medieval enamels and its traditional porcelain production can be seen in the National Porcelain Museum.

The marvellous Fine Art Museum has been recently renovated and the neighbouring cathedral is the site of beautiful public botanic gardens.

In contrast, near Poitiers is the science and technology theme park Fluoroscope, which has shows and multimedia exhibits attracting over a million people a year.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
28 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Cottage available for entry from 4pm on day of arrival.
Please leave cottage by 10am on day of departure.
Weekly lets run from Saturday to Saturday. Longer lets available.
Minimum stay of 3 nights for shorter lets.

Notes on prices:
Shorter lets of a minimum of 3 nights are available from:
£200 low season
£250 mid season
£300 high season
Rates all dependant on how many nights required and time of year.

Holidaymakers pay in order to confirm their booking. To confirm a booking, please pay one third of rental to be paid in advance as a non-refundable deposit.
Please pay the remaining balance 2 months prior to the beginning of the booking period.
Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Fantastic spot - beautifully secluded and quiet, yet with the village only a few minutes away and just 10 minutes off the A20 motorway.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower, and sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds Mezzanine with 1 double bed Cot available


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Private 8 x 4 metre pool. Sun loungers, sun umbrellas and deck chairs available. Utility Room: Washing machine located in bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided, including pool towels.

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