Sunflower Cottage Sleeps 7 (2 Bedrooms)
Fully fitted kitchen with door to terrace. Equipped with gas oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, fridge/freezer and plenty of cupboards.
Lounge/Dining room with large table, wood burning stove, sofa bed, second sofa and rocking chair, coffee table, UK satellite TV/DVD, IPOD speaker.
Downstairs shower room and toilet.
There is a small library of books and a selection of games and puzzles for guests to use. Free WiFi available.
Master bedroom with double bed and single bed. Oak beams, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and two bed-side tables.
Twin bedroom with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bed-side table
A lovingly restored Farmhouse & Barn each with its own terrace. Large enclosed, child friendly garden with playhouse, swings and a 9m above ground solar heated swimming pool. The gites are set on two acres of land on the edge of a small village and overlooking a small valley. This is a tranquil rural part of France where you can switch off and relax. With plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking and fishing.
About the Owner
All booking requests can be made either by email or by telephone.
We require a reservation deposit of 20%, a further 30% three months before your holiday the balance to be paid in full, along with the security deposit 6 weeks prior to your holiday date.
Full booking terms & conditions are provided with each reservation enquiry prior to deposit payment being requested.
Bookings of 3 weeks or more attract a discount between 5% and 20% (dependent on number of weeks and time of year).
Normal changeover day is Saturday. This can be flexible off-peak. Arrival can be at any time from 16:00 and departure needs to be by 10:00.
Notes on prices:
Part week bookings are available outside of high season at 20% of the weekly rate per night.
We do require a refundable security deposit of £100 for Rose and £75 for Sunflower. Breakages and excessive cleaning costs will be deducted from this deposit.
Activity and Interests
We are approximately 6 hours drive from Calais and 4.5 hours from Le Havre or Caen. Limoges Airport is 1 hour away and Poitiers is 1.5 hours. We are 25 minutes from Argenton-Sur Creuse railway station. A car is recommended, but we can arrange pick-ups from local airports/stations and the local supermarket does car hire at very reasonable rates.
Sacierges-St-Martin (bar/restaurant) 5 mins. St. Benoit Du Sault a medieval abbey town which is one of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' (nearest shops including supermarket which is open on Sunday mornings, petrol station, bank, post office, bakery, tabac, pharmacy restaurants and more) 10 mins. Argenton-sur-Creuse (large town with wide range of shops & restaurants & indoor swimming pool and train station) 25 mins. The nearest hypermarket is 40 minutes drive in Chateauroux.
Les Hirondelles is inn the Southern part of La Brenne (above), one of France’s Natural Regional Parks. La Brenne comprises over 1,400 small lakes, made during the Middle Ages for fish-farming. Today, it is an internationally important wetland wildlife habitat, harbouring many species, including the endangered European Pond Turtle. It provides many excellent leisure opportunities including bird-watching, angling, cycling, and walking.
Close by is the stunning mediaeval town of St Benoit-du-Sault, which has won awards as one of France’s most beautiful towns
There plenty of lakeside and riverside beaches nearby (Chaillac 15 mins, Mont Cocu 30 mins, & Lac D'Eguzon with a wide range of watersports 35 mins).
There are a large number of pretty towns and villages within a one hour drive including (St Gaultier, Le Blanc, Fresselines, Gargilesse-Dampierre, Montmorrilon, Bellac, Angles Sur L'Anglin).
Just a bit further afield is the beautiful Medieval City of Chauvigny with its towers, ramparts, falconry displays and a velo rail, Poitiers (including the Futuroscope theme park) and Chenonceau Chateaux (built across the River Cher).
Cycling for all ages is popular here, there are many cycle tracks and routes and the country lanes are so peaceful family cycle trips are a real pleasure. There is plenty of room in one of our secure barns for you to store your bicycles too.
There are also plenty of walks nearby including one to the French tree of the year for 2013, an ancient, gnarled oak tree just a couple of miles from our property
There are several local markets - please see our information on arrival for the various days.
There are three horse-riding stables within 10 miles.
We have lots of leaflets and guide books available for you to browse through but if you have any specific places you'd like to visit, please ask us to help with more information.
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: All the beds have a choice of duvet weights and 2 pillows per person. Bed linen is provided, Towels are available for an extra charge. For 2 week bookings we change all linen and towels on the middle Saturday free of charge. Pets are welcome, but we do charge a supplement. Please contact us for details A cot and two highchairs are available on request at no extra charge. There is a safety gate (top and bottom) for the staircase in Rose Farmhouse. We have hair-dryers and UK plug adapters for guests use. Steam iron and ironing board available at no extra cost. WiFi (free) is available throughout the properties. After-stay cleaning is included. Smoking is not allowed in either property but is permitted in the garden. We do ask smokers to respect other guests and to use the provided ashtrays. Outside: Each property has its own rear terrace with plenty of chairs/tables and barbecue. Rose Farmhouse also has its own enclosed front garden with large table and Sunflower Cottage has a front terrace. There is a large enclosed garden with a 9m above ground swimming pool with solar heating. There is also a large play house, swings and slide, plenty of small games and a wide range of sun-loungers. We have secure covered areas for bikes, motorbikes and other large leisure equipment. We also have plenty of on-site parking.