About the home
Le Potager is the smaller of our two gites at La Belardiere. So called because it overlooks the vegetable garden, Le Potager enjoys a pretty walled patio leading to its own private garden, benefiting from the shade of a large walnut tree (which can be very welcome in the height of the summer!). Le Potager shares the near 2 hectares of grounds of La Belardiere with our other gite, Le Verger. This includes a large walled orchard, the pool and sun terrace, games area (boules, table tennis, badminton and garden games) as well as a wood and large field to the rear with wonderful views over the river Creuse Valley.
Inside there is an open plan kitchen/dining area with fully fitted kitchen and separate lounge area. The downstairs floors are tiled throughout and the ceilings are high, giving a genuine feeling of space. The downstairs bedroom is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Upstairs are two en-suite bedrooms, one double and one twin. Throughout there are original beams and original features, providing a character feel to the property.
One comment from a recent guest about their stay in Le Potager:
"When we arrived at La Belardiere, I was quite stunned by the Gites - the buildings and grounds. Kath and Roger have done a beautiful job with their renovation of the old barns and it has quite obviously been a labour of love."
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St Cyr (lake), 25km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Long weekends in low season only.
Welcome pack on arrival.
The Loire Valley / Indre-et-Loire region
The imposing River Creuse marks the border of the famous Touraine and Poitou regions. At one time, during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, it actually marked the border between England and France! Its is an area steeped in history and rich in heritage. The famous chateaux of the Loire Valley – now a World Heritage Site – are within easy reach.
Pretty villages, some with fascinating cave dwellings, proliferate in the region. With the network of rivers, rolling countryside and forest tracks, there are leisure activities and opportunities to enjoy nature for everyone's taste. And for lovers of food and wine, this is a dream. Traditional markets galore, produce of the highest quality, classic restaurants and, of course, the vineyards of the Loire.
This is rural France, ‘La France Profonde', at its very best!
The Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse area
The village of St Remy sur Creuse is 2 km away, or a picturesque 30 minutes walk through the woods. The settlement dates back a thousand years and is the site of a fascinating series of cave dwellings set into the rocks above the main village. Guided visits are available and there are a number of organised events throughout the year.
The village also boasts a newly refurbished Auberge, offering a range of traditional cuisine at very reasonable prices – or simply a refreshing drink as you watch the world go by.
The larger towns of Descartes (birthplace of philosopher Rene Descartes) and Dange St Romain (both 5 km) offer a full range of facilities including supermarkets, boulangeries, pharmacies, and banks. Bustling Descartes market, held on Sunday mornings, draws people from miles around and is a real social event.
How to get there
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By car: La Belardiere is easily accessible, being situated just 20 minutes from the A10 motorway (junction 25) to the south of Tours.
By air: 50 minutes from both Tours and Poitiers airports. Budget flights with Ryanair to Tours from London Stansted, Manchester, Southampton and Dublin. Ryanair flights from Stansted and Edinburgh to Poitiers. Hire cars available at both.
By rail: 20 minutes from Chatellerault and 50 minutes from Tours stations. Both provide frequent connections to Paris. (Paris is just an hour from Tours by TGV).
By ferry: Motorway connections (A16/A28/A10) to all Northern French ports, Calais, Dieppe, Le Havre, Caen and St Malo as well as Channel Tunnel. (Brittany Ferries/LD Lines/P&O).
Activities near Descartes
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Nov 2012
We stayed in the smaller gite for our stay with 4 adults and 2 children. The gite is of the highest standard with excellent en suite bathrooms for all 3 rooms. We really liked the outdoor area and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||31 Oct 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment by bank transfer to UK or French bank. Credit cards accepted via PayPal.
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