Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Romantic Riverside Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Situated on the outskirts (within 10mins walking time) of the market town of La Chatre in Central France (Department 36), “La Maison Rose” is a uniquely styled one bedroomed cottage which sleeps two people. The elevated south facing sunroom which overlooks the garden and river is a lovely place to sit at any time of the day. The comfortable kitchen is very well equipped with a wood-burning stove, electric range cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board, and ample crockery and cutlery. Tea towels are provided. Upstairs there is a stylish bathroom with rolltop bath and a bedroom which overlooks open countryside.

Wi-Fi now available

The cottage is set in a large mature garden which is bordered by the River Indre and the garden is visited by a variety of wildlife, lizards, frogs, bats, butterflies, red squirrels, coypus and even pine or beech martens. One can see a variety of birds including stone chats, black caps, gold finches, green finches, woodpeckers both green and spotted, heron and heard for the first time this year (May 2011) the nightingale. The nightingales have returned every year to nest in the trees adjacent to the garden on the old railway banking.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

Why The Owner chose Indre

We fell in love with this property the first time we saw it. Gardening is our passion and it's lovely to watch the wildlife in the garden and in and around the river.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has a quirky interior and is completely open plan upstairs consisting of the bathroom and bedroom. The roll-top bath which overlooks the garden is deep and has a shower attachment.

The kitchen is well equipped and has a wood burning stove for the cooler months.

The garden room is a lovely space at any time of the day, giving excellent views of the garden and river.

The cottage is situated far enough off the beaten track on the edge of a town and within 5/10 minute walk to cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

Supermarkets are only a short drive away.


La Châtre Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is open plan to the bedroom. The deep roll-top free standing bath has a shower attachment.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a king-size bed and 2 bedside storage units and a book collection. It is open plan to the bathroom area. The window overlooks open countryside.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Swimming pool in the town of La Chatre, indoor and outdoor. Lovely chateaux and gardens nearby. Lakes set up for water sports, picnicking, sun bathing on man made beaches.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Romantic Riverside Cottage
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing holiday at La Maison Rose.

Had no plans for our holiday; just as well.

La Chatre is a nice town with markets, restaurants and a great Saturday market.

Large towns are a car journey away, so we just walked into town and enjoyed our stay.

There is no television, washing machine or dishwasher, but this was not a problem for myself and my partner.

The Wi-Fi was good so we could 'research' local places and send pictures to the kids, look wher we are!!!

Also, looked at the Chateau Sarzay; we visited and met the owner.

We cooked most nights, but there are some good restaurants in town, such as 'A La Table De Babeth'.

In general it was a relaxing and totally enjoyable holiday, in a great cottage, that we are recommending to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Characterful & quirky, with generous amount of space for two people in the house itself.

  • 5 of 5

We love the house,especially the big kitchen cum dining area,as well as the huge secluded garden with the river running alongside. The most interesting wild life came in the form of two naked young men who appeared from the river,and,like shy water creatures,rapidly disappeared. The house is quietly situated,on a lane leading to Le Chatre, which is a charming old town with friendly,courteous people,and decent restaurants & bars. It is within easy travelling distance of other interesting places to visit, among them Sarzay , Gargilesse Dampierre & Argenton sur Creuse. Really, our experience here was like a fantasy of the idyllic French retreat without any of the responsibility. So, the perfect place to holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

La Maison Rose is a lovely cottage with beautiful views of the garden and river. It's an idyllic location but still only a short stroll into La Chatre which has all of the local amenities you need for an enjoyable stay with a good selection of bars, restaurants, patisseries etc.

The cottage is very well equipped, the raised garden room is a great place to spend time relaxing and observing the variety of visiting wildlife.

Thanks also to Colin and Marian for keeping in contact to make sure everything was okay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful and relaxing - beautiful garden!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic place to relax! - would definately recommend!

Our only difficulty was no washing machine as we have a baby and produce lots of dirties! ;p

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very attractive place to spend a great time

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we found the place in exactly in the wonderful state as is shown by the pictures, the garden directly on the river is well maintained and with the right weather one can spend good time there in all quiteness listening to the river and all the birds. Everything one needs is found in the cottage. La Chatre is a small village with necessary convieniences, also great for starting trips to the Loire castles area which has much to offer. All together for us certainly a place to come back to.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have thanked our guests in a personal email. They really were so helpful to us with regards to assisting us with our newly installed internet connection and it was so kind of them to communicate with us via texts during the process. Much appreciated.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A very nice cottage for 2 people family

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice place located on a small stream close to the little town of la Chatre. All aminities are in the closeby area while the cottage is still "outside" town. It is easy to make trips to many of the chateaux in the Loire region.

It is a plcae worthwhile staying and we enjoyed it much and will come back one day.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Parc naturel régional de la Brenne
Hotel du Lion d'Argent
Fredy Brasserie
Casa Romana
Hotel Les Dryades Golf & Spa
Circuit de La Châtre
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar du Commerce
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Casa Romana
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

La Châtre Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


You might like these similar properties