Village riverside barn conversion with separate self- contained annex.
This Loire Valley house (gite) to rent, is in the village of Barrou, in the department of Indre
et Loire, Loire Valley, France and as the name suggests 'Le Bourg' is located in the centre
of the village.
Its situation means you have the benefits of experiencing a small French
village but you are also ideally placed to visit all the major attractions
of the Loire Valley plus some of the highlights of the neighbouring
department of 'Vienne'
This Loire valley property, offers accommodation for up to six people.
There is secure off road parking.
Le Bourg is a delightful riverside barn conversion that exudes character and with its double-height beamed lounge and open aspect to the front and rear you cannot help but appreciate its ambiance.
The spacious comfortable lounge offers a great place to unwind and relax. There is satellite ('freeview') television,DVD, CD player and WIFI connection available to you. It has a large open fireplace to add that extra ambiance of a log fire. Books and board games are provided for your amusement.
View of the ceiling in the main lounge
You can dine at the great table or eat alfresco as the mood takes you.
There is a double bedroom off the main lounge with an en-suite bathroom plus a door giving access to the raised terrace at the rear of the property.
There is a second bedroom with twin beds in the front wing of the house with its own private bathroom.
The main house has a galley kitchen with all you need
for your self-catering holiday, including gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, plus it has a separate laundry-room
off which is equipped with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a rotary dryer in the front courtyard for your use.
Whether it be breakfast on the high terrace or alfresco on the spacious patio, which has views on to the river Creuse, you will enjoy the experience.
View from terrace.
There is a independent 'little house' in the courtyard offering apartment style accommodation. You have a good sized lounge with small kitchen area with own basic facilities, plus good-sized double bedroom on the first floor. The settee in the lounge is in fact a sofa bed making the accommodation even more flexible.
The lounge/kitchen/diner is set up to allow for some of your party to have their own 'space' with the ability to relax read, listen to music or watch a DVD. You can also pick up the wifi connection here.
There is a good sized shower room /wc off the lounge.
The bedroom is bright and airy with a king-sized bed.
Here is a recent comment from our guestbook :
"For anyone thinking of coming with friends or grandparents, family etc. the 'little house' works really well as a 'refuge' *In-laws stayed there and had their own space- worked a treat "
here are bicycles available at the house for your use.
Where we cannot offer you the tranquillity of a remote country gite, what you get in Barrou is a boulangerie (baker) boucherie (butcher) and Úpicier (grocer) all within walking distance of the house. There is a boulodrome in the centre of the village for ‘Petanque (boules).
restaurant is typical of small villages of the region in
that it is also has a separate bar area where the locals
meet over coffee or a glass of wine to discuss the
events of the day. It serves traditional fare at good
prices and is a good place to join the locals
- you will not be disappointed. It also provides a takeaway pizza menu.
Only 10 minutes away is
the pretty spa town of La Roche Posay
with its Casino, racecourse and golf course.
45 mins of the house you also have the
beautiful sandy beaches of the
St.Cyr Leisure Parc.
and Bellebouche within La Brenne Natural Parc--
also ideal for walking and bird-watching-- so there is no need to drive to the coast!
There is also safe
river swimming at nearby Lesigny and La Roche Posay.
So you can have a true
French village experience with these additional
holiday choices all in one
Centre / Val de Loire
Surface: 3 071 hectares
Altitude: 53 meters
The department of Indre-et-Loire is what was formerly
the Touraine Region within the Loire Valley.