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Thistledew with pool

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Thistledew is a pretty very well equipped cottage ideal for families and couples alike and a place to relax into the French way of life in peace and tranquility. There is a lovely private garden where you can totally "chill out" and unwind with a book and a glass of wine.The pool garden is beyond that and shared with the owners family. However if you decide to "get active" we are perfectly situated within striking distance of many leisure activities to suit all ages and tastes. These include, golf under 15 minutes away, fishing 5 minutes away, inland beaches and watersports, places of interest, llama trekking and much more. There is a full information pack for our guests' personal use plus an in house guide to give a broader view and we are always on hand to help arrange activities some of which have special rates for Thistledew guests.

The garden is safe for children and the pool is separated by a tot proof fence/gate, the pool is fully alarmed and operational when children are resident. There is a brick built BBQ in the garden and a patio for outdoor dining.

If you would like evening entertainment there is a satellite TV, and an excellent selection of DVDs, books and board games etc. Your comfort and enjoyment is paramount to us and we are always on hand to offer advice if needed, at Thistledew you can do something different every day or nothing at all, the choice is yours.....

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake beaches 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 130 km, Nearest railway: Chateauroux 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

You will find all necessary linen, bath and pool towels, cot, pushchair and highchair for a young baby, a welcome pack consisting of a light meal, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, and a bottle of wine ready for your arrival. We aim to make your stay as comfortable as is possible so should you need any further immediate items please let us know and we will ensure they are here for your arrival.

For long term late Autumn and Winter lets rates are negotiable. We are more than pleased to welcome guests who may be looking in the area for properties to buy and can offer help and advice.

If you are travelling through France why not take a break for a few days here and experience life at a gentle pace before setting off to explore other regions as we are just a few minutes away from the A20 .

Further details outdoors

We are located in a quiet no through road and there is off road parking for several cars.

The cottage is very private amidst rolling countryside with lovely views.

The swimming pool conforms to French law and is walled on three sides with a shrubbed fence and childproof gate between it and the main cottage garden allowing full view.

Further details

No smoking indoors

The Berry region

Situated in the Southernmost area of the Loire Valley on the border of the Indre/Limousin depts 36 and 23 (Centre). The climate in the summer months is good and is warmer than that of northern France and the UK. Ideal for those who like plenty of sunshine but without the fierce heat of southern France. The central region is rural and still unspoilt being a mainly farming area and has many historic towns and places of general interest for visitors.

Les Claudits

There are many local places of interest of both ancient and modern history and many leisure or sporting activities close by. The immediate area provides excellent golf, fishing, water sports, cycline, walking and much more. Slightly further afield (under an hour) there are more historic or leisure places to visit i.e. volcano park, water park, wolf park and maze to mention a few.

There are weekly brocantes all over the region during summer and the lovely town of La Chatre has a lively weekly market as does Boussac our nearest town a few minutes away. There are excellent restaurants in this area to suit all tastes and pockets.

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6 Aug 2012


"perfect bolt-hole from the pressures of modern living - unspoilt france at its best!"

We are a family of five with three teenage children and a small Jack Russell.Mme Dupre was a very charming,friendly hostess; who provided the perfect balance of being on hand should her assistance be … More

20 Jan 2012



My husband and two chocolate labradors have stayed at thistledew for the past 3 years, and would be again if i hadnt had an operation and cannot make the stairs now. We all found the gite quite lovely and madam Dupre a very helpful lady and could not do enough for us,and was always on hand to help in any way she could she also made a lovely welcoming meal for when we arrived, also stocked up the fridge with essentials that we might need to start our holiday off well. Thistledew is a lovely quiet and restful place to unwind and enjoy that part of france at our leisure, and we have some lovely memorys of
our stay there.

31 Dec 2011


"An excellent taste of French life"

We booked this cottage for a peaceful holiday, away from the busiest tourist areas. It delivered exactly what was required - an opportunity to sample french rural living. Because of it's rural location, a car is essential if you want to get out and about, but the countryside is a joy to drive through. Few of the shop keepers spoke english, so it's a good opportunity to practice your French. The cottage is situated close enough to small villages and towns, to be able to sample French life. A relatively short car journey will take you to medaevil towns and castles which were reasonably quiet and entertained the children, as well as providing really interesting days out. There are lots of sporting opportunities close by if your children like the outdoors and the pool at the cottage is big enough to allow you to enjoy a swim or just to 'play' when the sun shines. Mme Dupre was the idea hostess - very friendly and helpful. She cooked us a lovely meal on our arrival, which was very welcome after a long drive. The cottage is well furnished and has everything you would require. When we were there (July '11), there was no internet access - which wasn't necessarily a bad thing - but teenagers may be disappointed by this. Remember if you arrive on a Saturday that the shops all close on Sunday, so make sure you have some provisions to keep you going over the weekend!!! Our daughter uses a wheelchair and the ground floor is accessible, although the downstairs family bathroom is not fully adapted and all the bedrooms are upstairs. We knew before we went that the house wasn't fully adapted and that we would have to support my daughter, but an older adult or heavier child with physical disabilities may not be able to be accommodated. Mme Dupre was very helpful in the information she provided before we went, to help us decide what would be suitable. All in all, an excellent holiday and somewhere we would consider returning to.

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Mme D.

  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:19 Jul 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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