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Riverside Cottage – Home 53988 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Riverside Cottage – Home 53988

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 16 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Suitable only for children 5 years and above.


About the owner

Denis W.
Average reply time:
2 hours 53 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
07 Apr 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Mar 2008. Located in Indre-et-Loire, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £420 to £490.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 Apr 2018.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 16 reviews Very Good
16 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful Corner of France”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2017

We had a wonderful 10 days at Riverside Cottage in July. Barrou itself is very quiet yet close to other towns with more facilities. We explored the region by car and found some great towns close by, Le Grand Pressigny for the museum; Descartes for the gardens by the river and the home of Rene Descartes; great antique shop near Marie. Further afield the Loches, Chinon and Samuar are easy day trips and have amazing Chateaus and local wine caves. The swimming spot at Lesigny is the perfect spot to spend the early evenings and is obviously the meeting spot for locals in summer. We also took a trip down the river on Canoes - company in Descartes takes you up river and you leisurelypaddle/float back down. We were their for 14th July and were welcomed by the locals in Barrou for the children's games in the afternoon and then joined the community of Le Grand Presigny for the fireworks in the evening - which were amazing. The cottage itself was well configured, kids loved the attic room accessed via the ladder/stairs and having separate lounge, dining and "sun room" meant there was lots of space yet it still cosy. The back terrace facing the river was the best place to sit and watch the world go by during the summer twilight and be able to watch the kids explore along the river bank. Owner and local lady where very friendly and helpful and ensured we had a lovely visit. I would highly recommend Riverside Cottage for a relaxed, laid backed holiday.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay

“An ideal base for exploring the area”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015

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.

“Relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

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.

“Spacious, well equipped cottage in an idyllic location”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2015

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

“Beautiful, quaint and peaceful.”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2014

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!!!

“Relaxing Stay in an excellent property”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

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.

“Excellent accommodation in brilliant location!”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2013

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.

“Lovely, riverside location, spacious accommodation, very helpful owner.”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2012

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.

“Perfect Riverside Cottage Barrou”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

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.

“Superb property, beautiful surroundings and outlook, BOOK NOW”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2012

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.

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