Barrou holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Riverside Cottage

from £62 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

14 reviews

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View of the back of the house from the sun terrace

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 53988

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Lesigny 2 km
Access Car essential
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

Features and Facilities

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
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

iPod dock

2 laz-e-boy leather recliners in conservatory area

Pool table

extra "drinks only" fridge in kitchen

Further details outdoors

Sun Canopy

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.

Further details

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 Centre region

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.

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24 Aug 2015


"An ideal base for exploring the area"

Riverside Cottage is pleasantly situated with views of the river and a quick walk to the village amenities including a pizzeria/restaurant and a boulangerie. It is clean, homely and comfortable and its location is close to many chateaux and pretty villages. We particularly enjoyed Loches, Le Grand Pessigny and La Roche Posay. Chateau d'Usse and Chateau Chenonceau are well worth a visit too. There was too much choice for only one week! Marie Claude, who looks after the cottage, was very friendly and welcoming as well as Denis, the owner, who was readily helpful and informative.

19 Aug 2015


"Relaxing holiday"

A quiet village just a short distance to nearby towns and well worth visiting attractions further away. Lots of information about places to visit. A very interesting rental with lots of rooms and space downstairs. The local contact Marie was very helpful.

28 Jul 2015


"Spacious, well equipped cottage in an idyllic location"

fantastic holiday in Barrou, the cottage is excellent and the residents in the village are very welcoming.

30 Aug 2014


"Beautiful, quaint and peaceful."

We had a wonderful stay at Riverside Cottage. The house was beautiful and welcoming with a great garden backing onto the river, idyllic. Barrou, is a very friendly, classic little French town with lots of things to do near by. It also has the best Paris-Brest I have ever tasted!!!

15 Jul 2013


"Relaxing Stay in an excellent property"

A lovely cottage set in a 'real' French village, small and friendly, with excellent amenities and a superb location overlooking the River Creuse at the rear. Perfectly situated to visit any of the main Loire locations and chateaux, but do not let this prevent you visiting some of the less well known but equally beautiful neighbouring towns like Amboise, La Roche de Posay and Angles sur L'Anglin (where we do recommend the Salon du The). Alteratively, do what we also did - spend many happy hours spent relaxing on the sunny terrace with a glass of wine looking at the birds, fish and other wildlife in and around the River, an extremely relaxing stay. Facilities excellent, would heartily recommend this cottage.

4 Jul 2013


"Excellent accommodation in brilliant location!"

This is the bestproperty of the many we have rented in France. Comfortable, spacious and very well-equipped. (Compare with recent French experience of a bedroom meaning just that: a room with a bed, and nothing else! And no comfortable seating at all.) Perhaps the fact that the owner is English, and uses the property himself from time to time, is something to always look out for. English tv definitely a bonus. Owner and local keyholders v.helpful. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby, including Futurscope, gardens, vineyards, chateaux, etc. Also good restaurants. And beautful river just below the super patio.

9 Nov 2012


"Lovely, riverside location, spacious accommodation, very helpful owner."

We spent a fabulous two weeks here in May and the accommodation was exactly as it is portrayed. Very spacious and comfortable, the cottage exceeded expectations and to sit on the terrace overlooking the river Cruese late afternoon/early evening was heaven - so peaceful and quiet with just the sounds of nature and just the perfect venue to unwind after a days sightseeing. Although Barrou itself was extremely quiet, it was a perfect base from which to see all the major attractions in the Loire Valley, most less than an hour away by car - Chenonceau, Loches,Amboise, Angles sur L'Anglin and Chinon were just some of the places visited. Marie Claude was extremely friendly and helpful and on hand if we needed anything. The owner, Denis was prompt re answering e mails and most helpful - the wine and flowers upon arrival were a welcome gesture. Thankyou and we hope to return one day.

6 Sep 2012


"Perfect Riverside Cottage Barrou"

In short this gite is the best we have used in over ten years it is perfectly situated in a lovely region with access to both countryside and amenities. The caretaker Madam Marie Claude was very helpful worth her weight in gold.

1 Sep 2012


"Superb property, beautiful surroundings and outlook, BOOK NOW"

The property was excellent, very clean and had everything you needed. The river on your doorstop was fab a peaceful and tranquil location. We had two boys age 15 and 10 and they really enjoyed themselves. My husband and I had a relaxing time.

28 Jun 2012


"A delightful 'Tardis Like' cottage for thoroughly relaxing holiday!"

We were very surprised on arriving at Riverside cottage to find just how big the living, dining and kitchen areas were. Far larger than they appear on the advert. The setting, overlooking the river Creuse is idyllic and very peaceful. The furnishings are extremely comfortable. The WIFI was much appreciated. We had very cheerful service at the local bakers and a friendly welcome at the bar/restaurant where the pizza's, carafe's of wine and ice creams are delicious and very reasonable. It would've been nice to have a couple more amenities in the village, but as with most places, it's a sign of the times that local business cannot afford to keep going. Marie-Claude (who looks after the house) and her family welcomed us like old friends and were all extremely helpful. Denis, the owner was very accomodating regarding our start day and key access and very informative with directions and local information. Our security deposit was returned very speedily. We would definitely recommend Riverside Cottage.

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