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The River House. Sleeps 4. Private swimming pool, river fishing and pool table

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Comfortable, well equiped house. Two double rooms + two bathrooms. Beautiful riverside location, gardens, terrace, private pool

Two bedroom house (2 double beds) – one with en suite + separate bathroom. Main kitchen, dining and sitting room area with wood-burning stove, leading on to raised terrace overlooking the gardens, private swimming pool and river Creuse. Downstairs sitting room / games room opening on to gardens. Freeview TV, free Wifi, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher + washing machine. Bedding supplied. Pool table + 'terrain de boules'. Fishing from private jetty + river swimming locally. Not suitable for children under 14yrs.

Lucy Bucknall
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Barrou in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1 with double bed + en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Sofa bed available in downstairs games room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Terrace, private swimming pool and riverside gardens Wonderful shady, raised terrace with views across the river. Dining table and chairs, recliners and outside bed. Private swimming pool with sun loungers and parasol. Established, terraced gardens and vegetable patch (tomatoes, courgettes and garden herbs in season) Utility Room: Separate laundry room with sink, washing machine. Iron and ironing board provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and pool towels for four guests are included. Other: Comfortable downstairs sitting room/games room with pool table, wood burning stove, two sofas and two armchairs, freeview TV and hifi.


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The River House. Sleeps 4. Private swimming pool, river fishing and pool table
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Excellent house in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely house in a quiet riverside setting. We spent the week lounging by the pool and taking our meals on the veranda. To cap it all the local boulangerie is only a short walk away. Perfect

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! So glad you enjoyed your holiday at the River House.
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A beautiful and very comfortable gite in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at The River House. It is a brilliant base for exploring the beautiful Sud Touraine region with lots of activities within a 30-40 minute drive (kayaking, boat hire, cycle hire, castles, troglodyte villages, markets etc). The house is very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you need. The swimming pool is lovely and the pool table and games room were a massive hit with our daughter. The bedrooms are large and it was great having 2 well equipped bathrooms. The garden is absolutely stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the jetty looking at the river Creuse and were fortunate enough to glimpse kingfishers darting across the river. We were lucky with the weather so made full use of the large verandah for all our meals which offered splendid views of the river and beautiful garden. We received great help and advice from Lucy before our holiday and she was very quick to answer any questions we had during our stay. We would wholeheartedly recommend the River House and hope to return ourselves some day as we had such a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is set in delightful spot on the river with well stocked garden and pool. The bed was the most comfortable on we have ever had in France great night sleeps. The fishing was very good the first week but slowed the second due to the river level dropping but overall and excellent time was had by us and would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Stunning Property in a beautifully scenic spot

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Barrou at the River House, and cannot speak highly enough of the property. It is located overlooking the river and the views are fabulous- wildlife abounds and there is a jetty from where people can fish.... the house is beautifully furnished, with a lot of thought given to the needs of guests. The weather was not kind to us but we still had a fantastic week and would definitely return!! Thank you Lucy and Bernard...

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! Look foward to seeing you at the River House again in the future - with better weather!
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just idylic...

  • 5 of 5

We just loved it here and immediately relaxed completely. The balcony is wonderful and the gardens rambling and idyllic with lavender, herbs and plum trees. Despite being beside a road, the setting overlooking the river is so tranquil (although the nightly frog chorus is surprisingly loud!) and was such a tonic from our usual busy lives. We loved the pool and also playing pool in the large games room. So many places to relax and do your own thing - we even brought our own hammock and strung it up between 2 trees - heaven! Close to supermarkets and lovely villages - we especially liked Angles-sur-l'Anglin - so pretty! Finally, Lucy was really lovely, very welcoming and helpful. We're already planning a return...

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had such a good time at the River House - thank you for your positive comments!
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Fantastic River House with lovely helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at the river house in Barrou. Beautiful surroundings for a relaxing holiday. Lucy and Bernard were lovely and helpful, the house comfortable cozy and clean.

Will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest airports: Poitiers (1hr), Tours (1hr), La Rochelle (2h)

TGV: Tours (1hr), Chatellerault (40mns)

Car essential


The attractive village of Le Grand Pressigny is 15 minutes away, with museum of prehistoric artefacts, bar and two restaurants. The spa town of La Roche Posay (15mns) has a golf course, racecourse and casino, shops and supermarket. Loire Valley chateaux and wine areas (Chinon, St Nicolas de Bourgeuil) within 1hrs drive. Troglodyte houses, markets and some excellent restaurants in the local area.

Further Details:

The house is within walking distance of two villages - Barrou (5 mins walk) with boulangerie, bar/restaurant, butcher, village shop + post office. Lesigny (10 mins walk) with boulangerie and pharmacy.

Two supermarkets within 15 minutes drive, petrol and cash distributors.

Safe river swimming from Lesigny beach, fishing, kayak and canoeing available locally.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Barrou, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £0.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit on booking (send together with booking form).
Total balance due 10 weeks before the rental period.
Security deposit £150 to be sent with balance and returned subject to booking conditions.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals: Saturday from 17h
Departures: Saturday by 10h
Other days by arrangement

Notes on prices:
5% discount on bookings of two weeks or more (Saturday to Saturday).
Payment accepted in euros or sterling.
Off season (winter) bookings by arrangement (firewood available)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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