|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 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.
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.
The cottage has a quirky interior and is open plan upstairs. The roll-top bath 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 a short drive away.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|