Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Carefully renovated to retain its character with original exposed beams. La Porcherie is part of a 200 year old farm "Le Grand Pré" (the great meadow) which is set in a tranquil rural location with unspoilt views of the gently rolling countryside. A perfect setting for relaxing and a safe environment for the children to play. The site is set 200m off a quiet country lane with open fields all around and very private, yet only 8km (5 miles) from shops and amenities, including the local market and many excellent restaurants.
An area which still retains it's traditional french lifestyle with many chateaux, forests, lakes and rivers to explore,
there is an equestrian centre, fishing and 18 hole international golf course only 5 minutes away at Les Dryads, Pouligny Notre Dame, if you prefer you can just relax or swim in the 11m x 4m heated swimming pool (30°C) no matter what the weather. You have exclusive use of the pool but the garden is shared with the owners.
An excellent base for walking, cycling or exploring.
The night sky in France is full of stars and a sight not to be missed.
See the Indre river just a short walk down the field.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sidiailles, inland lake with beach 32 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 130 km, Nearest railway: Chateauroux 42 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Beautifully fitted kitchen with ample worktop space and breakfast bar.
Comfortable lounge diner with FTA satellite TV (French and English) with log burner
Toilet with wash basin.
Bedroom 1 with double bed and space for cot if required.
Bedroom 2 with bunks and a single bed.
Bathroom with shower, toilet, wash basin and electric shaver point.
|Further details outdoors|
Children's swing set
The heated swimming pool (30°C) which is for your exclusive use is available April to October.
Welcome pack provided on arrival which consists of :-
Baguette, croissants, semi-skimmed milk, butter, Jam,cheese, coffee, teabags, sugar and a bottle of wine.
All bed linen, towels, Pool towels, cleaning materials, gas, electricity, water and wood for the fire are included in the price.
Resident English owners live in the farmhouse across the garden and offer help and advice whenever needed.
Swimming pool only available from April to October, Heater only works if outside temperature exceeds 8°C.
Long term winter lets available November to March.
The Loire Valley region
Situated in the southern most area of the Loire valley bordering the Limousin (dept. 23) and Cher (dept. 18),
the Indre region is mainly a farming area unspoilt by tourism where the locals still retain their very french traditional values and lifestyle.
Les Dryads has an 18 hole International golf course at Pouligny Notre Dame,which is only a 5 minute drive, fishing, tennis courts, equestrian centre, rambling routes, many local markets, chateaux, historic churches and chapels.
The quiet country lanes make it an ideal area for cycling.
For wine lovers visit the vineyards of Chateaumeillant and sample the locally produced wines.
Watersports, swimming and inland beach at Sidiailles approximately 32km.
Many French explore this area made famous by the novelist Georges Sand, who was actually a woman writing under a mans name, her house and museum are open to the public and are situated at Vic which is only 14km away.
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28 Oct 2013
"Wonderful Cottage in tranquil surroundings"
Our family spent Oct Half Term week at La Porcherie and had a wonderful, relaxing week. We knew the private pool was heated but were still unsure how much we would use it. The weather was very good to us for the whole week with temperatures in the early 20's and the pool was heated at 31 degs and you couldn't get us out the pool, it was fantastic. The Games room in the adjacent barn was also well used with table tennis, pool table and darts board providing great entertainment. As we only had a week, we didn't do a great deal of exploring and just chilled out instead. We were able to enjoy all our meals, including breakfast, outside and it was still warm in the evening as we watched the moon and stars rise. Phil & Tracey respected our privacy but were on hand if we needed them. One of the best places we have ever stayed in and we will definitely return one day, hopefully for a longer stay.
29 Sep 2013
"One of he best holidays we have ever had."
Fantastic gite. Clean and with everything that we needed. Spent a lot of time round the pool as the weather was so good. It was great having the owners to hand, especially when making reservations at … More
6 Sep 2013
"Cosy, spotless cottage in beautiful setting."
We had a lovely week with our children at La Porcherie. The cottage is cosy and spotless and has everything you could need. The pool was clean, warm and has a lovely soft moulded floor - it was fantastic for the kids. The surrounding countryside and setting were beautiful. Unfortunately we didn't have the best weather and the only downside was that there wasn't a huge amount to do close by and many of the attractions didn't open until June. However if you get the weather you won't want to leave the poolside!
1 Sep 2013
Very clean and comfortable cottage. Phil and Tracey are excellent hosts.The views are amazing, the swimming pool and games room are great. It's the ideal place to get away from it all and relax. Enjoyed watching the Buzzards every day.
7 Aug 2013
"Peaceful, clean, comfortable"
A cared-for cottage that gave us privacy and space. it had everything we needed and non-intrusive help and advice was always available from Tracy and Phil. Lovely markets, chateaux, friendly locals, buzzards, hoopoes, only downside was the abysmal weather - but the cottage was snug and we were cosy. Beautiful clean pool, shame we hardly got in it! Games room very handy.
29 Jul 2013
"A relaxing environment, a lovely location, and very well equipped."
The English owners make you feel very welcome, and offer help and local tips. They have done a great job in converting the house: good quality materials, craftsmanship and furniture makes it feel very comfortable. Apparently they have English TV on satellite, but the property & weather was too good to be stuck inside! They are always looking to improve the property: the latest addition this year is an on-site barn conversion with a games room (pool, table football, table tennis) which delighted our 11-yr old son (and Dad), and a gym. The heated pool was a delight, even though the weather was hot enough not to really need additional heating, and very well looked after.
Berry Province is relatively underdeveloped, but we appreciated the peace and quiet amidst the lovely rolling countryside: there are plenty of things to do, and the roads are flat enough & quiet enough for family cycling. La Chatre the nearest town (~ 5 miles) has some character as well as good shops & restaurants, and we really enjoyed their Bastille Day celebrations (band, lantern procession & fireworks).
A wonderful holiday.
1 Jan 2013
"Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!"
Myself, my husband and our 6 month old baby stayed in the Gite from 15th September for 1 week. We loved it! Phil and Tracey were so accomodating to us with a young baby - the pool temp was turned up, travel cot set up and highchair were all readily available. Very comfortable and well appointed Gite. The local town, La Chatre had lots of shops and cafes to keep you entertained and Chateauroux a little further on was good to visit too.
Would thoroughly recommend this Gite to anyone! thanks for a lovely holiday :-)
10 Dec 2012
"Exactly as it looks in the picture!"
We stayed here at the end of October, beginning of November with our two young children and could not fault the property or surroundings. The accommodation is very well equiped (pool towels being provided was a very good idea as meant we didn't have to travel home with wet towels!) and very comfortable too which is something that you cannot always say about rentals. The addition of UK satellite TV was great - kept up with Strictly(!) and the girls had cbeebies to watch on our one rainy day. The pool is obviously the big selling point and we were not disappointed - it was such a treat to be swimming in a heated pool in late October - the weather was not all that warm but as long as you kept your shoulders under you were lovely and toasty warm! Phil looked after us very well and was on hand if we needed anything but very unobtrusive.
All in all, a fantastic stay - our girls loved it and we would love to return again, although maybe at a slightly warmer time of the year! Thank you!
12 Sep 2012
"La Porcherie is in a beautiful location offering a spotless gite & fab pool"
We found La Porcherie on the internet and subsequently booked. As we'd never been before and were slightly nervous but our warm arrival by Phil and Tracey soon put our fears to one side.
What struck me when we were shown around the beautiful gite was just how spotlessly clean and fresh smelling it was - a real relief! The gite was fully equipped with everything you could have possibly imagined and all our needs met. Beds were comfy and the gite provided perfect accommodation for our family of 5.
My only complaint for the first few days was that it was too hot! 36 degrees at the start of our holidays but then again that's a nice problem to have. We took full advantage of the lovely swimming pool which was in excellent condition. The moulded sides and bottom of the pool made it soft on foot and child friendly allowing even our youngest to make her way around the entire pool.
Providing endless hours of fun for the children whilst I relaxed by the poolside with my book was perfect. The view from the swimming pool overlooking the countryside was quite breathtaking and a glimpse of a young deer sprinting across early one morning was stunning.
We were joined on holiday by my parents who flew into Limoges and stayed in a self contained bedroom with adjoining bathroom in the main farmhouse. Phil and Tracey kindly collected and returned my parents from the airport which was lovely and meant that we could enjoy an extended family holiday.
La Chatre was a lovely town and provided all our shopping needs. We didn't do much travelling around as the purpose of our holiday was to relax, have fun and spend some quality family time together which we did in abundance.
Thanks Phil and Tracey for a wonderful holiday and one which we will fondly remember for many years to come.
28 Aug 2012
We had a fantastic holiday, everything (including the weather!) was perfect.
The accommodation exceeded our expectations, the welcome pack was very welcome after the long drive. Every thing was clean and tidy on arrival and Phil and Tracey helped make us feel comfortable and relaxed.
The peaceful surrounds and stunning views meant we all spent a lot of time around the pool.
The supermarkets are only about five miles away, with the added bonus of one in La Chatre being open on a Sunday, (best to ask Phil or Tracey for directions, as the one-way system defeated us at the first attempt!)
All in all, ideal for a family holiday!
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