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2 Bed Cottage in Cher Valley, Hot tub, Free Wifi, Pet Friendly,Town 5 min drive



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Cottage in Preveranges, Cher, Centre / Loire Valley, France - Charming Cottage In Private Grounds, Jacuzzi, Sleeps Up To 6, Dog Friendly, Free Wifi, Themed Breaks

Our charming detached, two bedroom cottage offers quality accommodation for up to 5 people and is set in the privacy of its own grounds complete with 6 seat Jacuzzi hot tub / spa. The cottage has been totally renovated and has every comfort while still retaining its character and many original features. The private garden is securely fenced and gated offering an enclosed garden which is safe for children and pets. The lawn areas to the front have swings and the rest of the grounds are left as pasture, regularly grazed by local sheep. NEW for 2016 we have installed a large 6 person Jacuzzi - spa/hot tub and patio area to the front of the house. The spa is set on a private terrace and is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the views across the valley,

We are completely DOG FRIENDLY

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live and work in England for about 8 months of the year and spend the rest of our time in France. We both have demanding jobs and it's great to escape from the chores of work to the peace and tranquility that is 'La Maison Du Picvert'.

It's been an ongoing project for the last 12 years, renovating and improving our delightful cottage and in 2014 we decided last year to start letting the cottage to guests. It's great for us to see others enjoying the fruits of our labour.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a wonderful time here in France enjoying both La Maison

du Picvert and all that this area has to offer.

We LOVED France. We enjoyed the mix of countryside and town, the boys loved eating out on the veranda, swinging on the swings (just shows teenagers are big kids still!) and fraternising with the sheep in the meadow.

La Maison du Picvert will always be special now as our first France trip and we will definitely be back.

Thanks for all

Frances and Freddy and Will.

1 Aug 2014
Jan 2015
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect retreat

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic property in a secluded part of the Cher region, gorgeous grounds for our dog Bailey to run about while we sat in the sun with a glass of wine on the raised decking area. Phil and Rachel have thought of everything in terms of our comfort, we needed nothing. Use of hot tub when required, felt very safe and out of the way, no traffic, no noise !!

Comfortable beds, cosy sitting room and great kitchen for which we enjoyed making evening meals or indeed BBQ food. We used this gite as a halfway house back to Calais from the de serve region where my parent live and was utterly perfect. These owners are fantastic and their dog Arnie is lovely, they also put us in touch with their vet so we could book dog in for puppy passport stamp and worming tablet. We will be back later this year but failing this will stop in next year for anther restful break. Easy and super efficient booking and friendly chat over the phone. In a word... SUPERB !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Picvert is like a home from home and this was our second visit. We went around the time of the World Cup and enjoyed UK freeview to be able to watch the matches each day. The kitchen is superb with everything you need to cook a full roast dinner if you want to. Plenty of private parking with absolutely no overlooking. The terrace was the perfect place to sunbathe and BBQ, again very well equipped with every detail thought of. Comfy beds with storage for clothes and a beautiful bathroom.

With all the facilities you would expect at home - huge fridge freezer, oven, electric hobs, TV, wifi, washing machine and powerful shower - there are plenty of lovely touches to complete your holiday including board games, small library of holiday reads, DVD player and wood burning fire. We'll definitely visit again. Next time we'll bring our dog!

Local attractions include Lac du Sidiailles which has a manmade beach, pedalo hire and playground, lovely cafes and markets at Le Chatre and Boussac and shopping at Montlucon.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful peaceful retreat!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying in this house, it has such character and has been restored and renovated to a really high standard. It was clean and really well maintained. Home from home! It's in a small, friendly hamlet - it was lovely to sit on the balcony and enjoy a good book - great spot for a BBQ too.

We love to go for a country walk, and with a good map, you soon realise that there are paths to explore all around you. We had some lovely walks - I imagine it'd be great if you had a dog too - and an artist's or cyclist's paradise!

We called this review a beautiful peaceful retreat - it's such a tranquil country setting (yes, there's a few chickens, a few voices and such like), but it's private and peaceful and there's rolling countryside all around. If you want to get out to local historic and interesting towns, you certainly need a car! Within an hour there are plenty of fascinating French towns and villages to explore and good food in local restaurants - and in the markets.

We came back refreshed and relaxed! We'd recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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From the Owner

As soon as we pulled up outside 'La Maison Du Picvert' we knew we would buy it - even before we got out of the car. Set in a hamlet of about 15 houses, away from the hustle and bustle of any major cities it's the perfect place to relax and peace and quiet are assured. It's a charming cottage - warm and cosy in the winter, cool and refreshing in the summer so it's ideal all year round. To add that extra bit of luxury we have now installed a Jacuzzi Spa hot tub on it's own private terrace. It's wonderful in the winter for relaxing in all weathers and by lowering the temperature of the water in the summer it's the best place to cool off with the added benefit of the spa features. The area around the cottage is set to garden and the rest is given over to grazing for local sheep. With country walks straight from the door this is the ideal location for animals and we are completely dog friendly so "man's best friend" can come along too. We can also offer organized hiking, cycling, bird watching and fishing holidays through a specialized company so please contact us for details. Locally, within a few minutes drive there are places to eat, drink and pick up any shopping you need. Larger supermarkets and restaurants are about 15 minutes drive and there is almost nothing on the roads - Perfect!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 140 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Preveranges at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Chatre at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montlucon at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Amand Montrond at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Preveranges at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Auvergne at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sidailles at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking, Cycling, Bird Watching and Fishing themed breaks are now available - please contact us directly for details.


15 Minutes drive you find the inland beach at Sidialles which also has an activity center. Facilies include: sailing lessons, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, pedalos adventure playground, bar, restaurant and picnic areas.


Calais Ferries / Eurotunnel 350 Miles (7 Hours)

Limoges Airport 85 Miles (1.5 Hours)

Montlucon Train Station (SNCF High Speed 40 Mins)


Nearest town with bar, shops, brasserie - 5 mins

Nearest town with supermarkets, bars, restaurants & weekly markets - 10 Mins

Further Details:

The nearest town, Preveranges has a bar with restaurant, a brasserie, a boulangerie (bakers), two general stores, pharmacy, bank and church.

Located on the borders of 3 other departments the house is ideally situated for sightseeing and visiting the many local tourist attractions in the Indre, Creuse & Allier. Montlucon, Chateauroux & Bourges are the nearest cities with many other delightful towns round about. La Chatre with its connections to Georges Sand and Chopin, Aubusson famous for its tapestries and nearby chateaux in Boussac and Culan are all well worth a visit.

Locally there is something for everyone: rambling (the GR41 passes the front gate) wine tasting at the Roman town of Chateaumeillant, water sports, swimming, canoeing, sailing and fishing at Sidailles, golf and motor racing at La Chatre and archaeological sites throughout the region.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
All Year
20 Jul 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner or see our website at http://www.cottagewithhottubfrance.com/

Changeover Day:Flexible
We offer flexible holiday start dates and durations to help you plan your visit more effectively.
Preferred arrival time is 15h00 and departure time 12h00 but it may be possible to alter times to accommodate flights etc. depending on bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Free use of Jacuzzi Spa, complimentary logs for the wood burner Fabulous rural views with peace and quiet. Access to four different departments Cher, Indre, Allier and the Creuse which each offer their own regional specialities in food, drink and traditions.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The fully tiled shower room has a power shower, vanity unit, toilet and heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Double Bedroom, 1 Twin Bedroom, 1 Double Futon in lounge Downstairs are two bedrooms, a spacious double and a twin with full size beds. Both bedrooms have ample storage space with drawers and hanging areas.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The garden is securely fenced and gated offering an enclosed garden which is safe for children and pets. The lawn areas to the front have swings and the rest of the grounds are left as pasture, regularly grazed by local sheep. Newly installed for 2016 we have a large Jacuzzi Spa, Hot Tub. Comfortably seating 6 it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of bubbly while surveying the local countryside during the day or the stars at night and with virtually no light pollution the sky comes alive! Utility Room: Washing machine located on ground floor Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included in your rental price is all cleaning, linen, towels and electricity. We offer flexible holiday start dates and duration to help you plan your visit more effectively so please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss availability. Other: Outside on the the raised first floor veranda you will find a dining table with chairs, sun loungers, parasol and gas barbecue. From here you can enjoy extensive views over the grounds, valley and surrounding countryside.

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