Delightful riverside cottage set on the river Creuse. Barrou is a small market town with all local amenities within easy walking distance. These include a superb bakery, butcher and general store. There is also a cafe/restaurant which provides excellent value lunches. Other facilities include a petrol station, Post Office, School, Church, Salle des Fetes and a Mayor's office.
The cottage has a southwest facing rear terrace which directly overlooks the river. This makes a perfect setting for those summer evening barbecues. It is also ideal for observing the birds and other wildlife which inhabit this picturesque river.
The cottage has two bedrooms and by making use of the sprung double sofabed in the lounge then it can comfortably sleep six. The second bedroom has twin beds which can be joined together to make a king size double bed. It has a conservatory area (petit salon), large summer lounge overlooking the river, kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, cooker, washing machine and breakfast area, spacious dining room, bathroom with shower and separate toilet. There is a flat screen TV in the lounge which receives British channels and also has an associated DVD player. There is also a shower room and toilet on the first floor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lesigny 2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 50 km, Nearest railway: Chatellerault (TGV) 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
2 laz-e-boy leather recliners in conservatory area
extra "drinks only" fridge in kitchen
|Further details outdoors|
BBQ and utensils
Patio table and 4 chairs
3 patio recliners
Parking is allowed at the rear of the cottage.
3 bicycles, 2 adult and one junior.
The nearest cashpoint is at Credit Agricole in Le Grand Pressigny
Most people in the town speak French only though you may well find other English speaking holidaymakers.
The Loire Valley is known for the quality of its architectural heritages and is also home to a number of Chateaux including Villandry, Saumur, Chenonceau, Chaumont, Usse, Amboise, Azay le Rideau and Loches to name but a few. It is also famous for its vineyards like Chinon,Saumur and Vouvray where tastings are encouraged and is perfect for those who prefer a gentle relaxing holiday.
As well as the numerous chateaux there is also Futuroscope, a very popular theme park which explores state of the art cinematography technology in a futuristic environment. Perfect for a family day out.
Barrou is situated in the Creuse Valley and is flanked by low hills, forests and fields of sunflowers. It is a beautiful setting and is ideal for those who enjoy cycling or walking. There are many small villages and towns to explore including Descartes with its museums, La Guerche and Le Grand Pressigny. Both of these are historic places and both boast their own Chateau. Let yourself be charmed by the region with its many and varied cultural activities.
There is an excellent golf course at nearby La Roche Posay. This is also a spa town and visitors come from all over France so why not share the benefits of La Roche Posay waters. You will also find a casino and racecourse in the town.
In the nearby town of Descartes there is a leisure park with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, canoeing, small zoo, kiddies play area, cafe/restaurant and gardens.
La Brenne nature reserve is just a short drive away. Equivalent to the English National Trust this is a perfect venue for all nature lovers.