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



Updated: 09-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lucy Bucknall
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)



  • 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: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at the River Cottage and it was one of the best holidays in France we have ever had. The property was so beautiful with the gardens and the river, and the cottage itself was clean, cosy and comfortable. We chose to eat in every night with dinner on the balcony listening to the birds, delightful. With so much to do within a short distance including kayaking, cycling and the La Brenne national park we were spoilt for choice. And to top the week off we got engaged on the river jetty! Could not of asked for more, thank you to the owners for an amazing holiday and an unforgettable memory. We have already recommended the property to friends and family and will also look to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the riverhouse for one week. We really loved it.

We will go back there for sure, the house is really nice, the swimmingpool is great. The view from the garden over the river is beautifull. Sitting on the terrace seeing and hearing the birds and all other animals is so nice.

Just the surroundings make you feel happy. You can stay at the house for the whole day and enjoy yourself or go sightseeing, there is a lot to see, and go home and relax. There are also lots of nice restaurants, our favourites at the and of the week were L'image and Le vieux fournille

And last but not least the owners Lucy and Bernard are very helpfull and


  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
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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Updated: 09-May-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En suite bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1 with double bed + en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Sofa bed available in downstairs games room.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children


  • 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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