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La Maison Rose

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

La Maison Rose is a one bedroomed cottage with a quirky interior. The glass fronted elevated garden room has views over the garden and river. In the kitchen area there is a wood-burner for use in the cooler months and electric heaters throughout the rest of the property. Upstairs is open plan consisting of a bedroom and a bathroom with roll top bath.

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 and coypus. 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 town of La Chatre which is only 5 minutes from the cottage, with bars, restaurants (French, Italian, Chinese), patisseries, charcuteries, boutiques etc. Market day, Saturday morning, turns the normally quiet town in to a buzz of activity as people arrive from miles around. Leave the car at the cottage and take the short walk to the town centre. There are also 3+ good supermarkets to choose from, one within walking distance of the cottage. La Chatre has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and for motor racing enthusiasts there is a formula 3 track on the outskirts of the town. The village of Nohant only 5minutes drive away, was the home of George Sand the female author whose friends included Chopin, Berlioz and Delacroix to name a few. Her chateau and gardens are open to the public and Nohant hosts many musical events. The surrounding countryside is flat and ideal for walking or cycling. There are many pretty little villages nearby to explore - the picturesque towns of Argenton-sur-Creuse, St Gautier, Gargilesse all within a 40minute drive. There are beautiful lakes, gardens and chateaux nearby - Sarzay, St Chartier and Culan all within 20 minutes drive. If gardens are of interest the beautiful Priory Notre-Dame d'Orsan (featured in Monty Don's gardens of France) is 50 minutes away and the unbelievably peaceful Brenne National Parc, famous for birdwatching, is only 60/70 minutes drive.

Please ignore the 'Response Rate' opposite! We respond to all enquiries as soon as we receive them from Holiday Lettings.

Comments from previous guests:

"We really enjoyed the cottage - peace and tranquility yet within walking distance of bars & food. Only fault was that we had only booked for a week." Stuart - Lincs.

"We spent our honeymoon at your cottage. We'd just like to say thank you for the wonderful time. Everything was perfect!" Sean-Co Tyrone

"The perfect getaway, Colin and Marian gave excellent info, would go back in a sec!" Gayle - Edinburgh

We had such a wonderful relaxing week at La Maison Rose that we might just have to do it all over again!

Steve and Sarah, Lancaster

"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful French home. We had a fantastic time, relaxing in the garden. The decoration of the house was absolutely gorgeous too." Kate - London

"A really lovely cottage, in a great part of France. Would recommend to anyone." Peter - Rugby

Just wanted to say a big thank you for letting us borrow your beautiful house in La Chatre at such short notice. We were desperate to get away and have a relaxing time and thats just what we did. My husband loved the fishing and caught a couple of really big fish. We loved the whole area and didn't want to come home. Larraine - Felixstowe 2009

Just wanted to say what a wonderful holiday we had in your cottage. We had a couple of rainy days where we lounged in the house and the rest of the week was scorching hot - so we lounged in the garden!

Your garden was lovely and relaxing, we saw lots of butterflies, lizards, frogs bats, and birds. We saw the coypu twice and saw an owl too.

The house was even more gorgeous than we imagined and it was lovely sitting in the garden room in the evening with the windows open and a glass of wine.Mark & Mandy - Notts 2009

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. If our 4 week French holiday had to be curtailed to only 7 days at La Maison Rose it would have made the long trip over worthwhile.

Brian & Susan - Queensland, Austrailia Oct 2009

We have so enjoyed La Maison Rose! Every day has been a dream. Best wishes M&C for their wonderful hospitality. We very much hope to return again one day soon.

Gabrielle & Jan - Hants April 2010

We've had a wonderful relaxing week and really made use of the sunroom and BBQ. Your garden is quite spectacular, the house quirky and very French and the setting quite amazing.

Tricia & Bill - Glasgow. June 2010

Kudos to the staff! The building and grounds are wonderfully maintained. La Maison Rose has been a wonderful place to relax after a hectic visit to India.

Nik - Ohio, USA. July 2010

A beautiful house and gardens, very well equipped and comfortable - we are reluctant to leave.

Laura & Barry - Windsor. Aug 2010

By e-mail - Sept 2010

Just wanted to say a big thank you for letting us stay at La Maison Rose again. I forgot to write in the visitors book before we left but wanted you to know that we had a lovely relaxing time. Thanks again.

Ken & Larraine - Felixstowe

May 2011 (by e-mail)

We loved our stay at La Maison Rose and said as much in the guest book. We will definitely recommend it to all our friends.

Sandy & Tony - Oregon, USA

Roland and Anne – Melbourne Australia - June 2011 - - A wonderful retreat, enjoyed exploring the streets and shops of La Chatre. We now leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Venessa and Andrew – Toronto, Canada June 2011 – A perfect retreat to get away from the hectic pace of the city. Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us.

Jan and Andy – Cheshire August 2011 – Our first visit to this area of France and it won't be our last. Just fabulous, you have a little gem here.

Louise and William – Dorset - August 2011 – LMR has provided the perfect setting for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Beautifully decorated and fantastic gardens, we wish we could take it home with us! Many thanks.

Colin and Ruta – Co. Meath - Sept – 2011 Great place to come and relax after a busy year. The house is amazing and the garden is beautiful.

Trev and Caren – Kent - Sept – 2011- A lovely house, a stunning garden and a great location in which to relax. This was such a lovely holiday we'll always remember relaxing in the sunroom. Thanks for giving us some precious memories of an unforgettable holiday. We hope other guest enjoy the cottage as much as we have.

Jean & Andy, Dumfries. June'12 - text message - Just to let you know we had a fabulous time in your holiday home. Forgot to write in the visitors book, so busy cylcling and sight-seeing. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Maria and Paul, East Sussex. July'12 - All we can say is 'wow' what a lovely home and setting.

Stephen and Christine, Keighley - Aug'12 We had a great week at La Maison Rose. The coypu and kingfishers were a delight as was the whole week. Nice to be warm for a change. Enjoyed meals out at the recommended restaurants. Thanks again.

Since the takeover by Trip Advisor we now have to ask clients to submit reviews.- 2014

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 135 km, Nearest railway: Chateauroux 39 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

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 an 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 which overlooks the garden and a bedroom (with a kingsize bed) which overlooks open countryside.

All linen is included in the price.

Further details outdoors

Off road parking in the carport.

Due to the layout of the property we regret that it is unsuitable for young children or the infirm.

The river is deep in parts and there is no barrier between it and the garden.

This is a pet free and smoke free property.

Please note - there is no television at the property and we do not have a licence for one.

Further details

A welcome pack can be arranged on request.

The Loire Valley region

The surrounding countryside is flat and ideal for walking or cycling. There are many pretty little villages nearby to explore - the picturesque towns of Argenton-sur-Creuse, St Gautier, Gargilesse all within a 40minute drive.

There are beautiful lakes and chateaux nearby - Sarzay, St Chartier and Culan all within 20 minutes drive and the Brenne National Parc, famous for birdwatching, is only 60 minutes away.

La Chatre

The nearby lakes of Eguzon and Sidialles are ideal for relaxing, swimming, water sports.

La Brenne National Park, great for birdwatching, gloriously quiet and tranquil, is just over an hours drive away.

Music festivals are held in St Chartier (15minutes drive) and Nohant (10 minutes).

Numerous Chateaux and gardens - Sarzay, Culan, Bouesse, Lys St George (all within 30 minutes), ,

Nearest vineyards - Chateaumeillant (25 minutes), Reuilly, Quincy (50 minutes).

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Review 1-8 of 8

26 Sep 2013



Fabulous holiday at the maison rose. Clean and perfect for two people. We were going to travel around but we spent most of the time in the garden and going out to different restaurants in the evenin… More

22 Sep 2013


"Holiday perfection"

What a lovely town La Chatre is, and La Maison Rose is the perfect holiday home. The nearest shop (a couple of minutes away) was an excellent boulangerie so we were able to eat warm croissants for bre… More

22 Jul 2013


"La Maison Rose was a beautiful peaceful sanctuary, yet close to everything."

We stayed at La Maison Rose June 22-30, 2013 and loved the cottage, the garden and the river. It was such a peaceful sanctuary with beautiful birds, far enough off the downtown flow of traffic yet close enough to walk there. The kitchen was large, warm and inviting and decorated in a cheerful combination of colors. It was also well appointed and my husband loved cooking in it. The garden room was wonderful with all the French doors that we could open and almost bring the garden into the room. During the evenings we enjoyed playing the many board games and listening to Colin and Marian's great music collection available. The upstairs bedroom was open concept with plenty of storage, and very comfortable. We highly recommend this lovely cottage for a special stay that beckons' tranquility, peace and a place to regroup after a day of touring or in our case painting ……with all our grocery needs, restaurants, markets, and people watching so very close. A lovely

8 Jul 2013


"Wonderfully relaxing place to stay."

The gite was wonderful, beautifully clean and very comfortable. The fixtures, fittings and furniture were all of high quality. The garden (and its furniture!) was fabulous. The weather was good for the first 3/4 days but then, sadly, deteriorated (in common with the rest of Western Europe, so it would seem). However we made full use of the garden room enjoying the view, the flowers and watching birds till late in the evening! A really relaxing week and no real need to use the car. All necessities of life (food and wine) easily obtainable on foot in La Chatre,

Should we venture into central France again we will be looking to book another stay at La Maison Rose!

30 Oct 2012


"A rural idyll on the edge of a charming rural French town"

La Maison Rose is a delightful cottage on the edge of a beatiful town in the very heart of France, in the beatiful Berry region. The cottage has its own large and very private garden on the banks af t… More

22 Sep 2012


"La Maison Rose - superb wonderful character"

We had a wonderful week. Enjoying the gardens in the sunshine and even better enjoying evening meals cooked in the most wonderful kitchen. This followed by after dinner drinks in the garden room listening to the many CDs supplied - what better. The gite was so clean and comfortable. Lots to explore in the area. La Chatre is an interesting little town and very accessible.

10 Sep 2012


"Had a great holiday"

We stayed at La Maison Rose for 1 week, and had a brilliant time. The cottage is really nice and it was great to have a lovely big garden to relax and enjoy the sunshine. The cottage is really well equipped and we put the BBQ to good use during our stay.

There is loads to do in the surrounding area but you really need a car to enjoy these things, great markets superb vineyards, water sports, lovely little towns and villages to wander around.

Although we did alot while we were in La Chatre it felt like a really relaxing holiday. We loved it.

30 Jun 2012


"La Maison Rose - wonderfully quirky - what a find!"

Everything about this property was amazing. Spotlessly clean and every comfort to make for a wonderful holiday had been provided by the owners - we could not have asked for anything more. The garden was absolutely fantastic with so much wildlife to watch, sitting, as we did, glass of wine, glorious sunshine - heaven! The town is an absolute must as are the very many beautiful villages and places of interest which are very accessible.

Review 1-8 of 8

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