“La Porcherie is in a beautiful location offering a spotless gite & fab pool”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2012

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.

“perfect holiday”

Reviewed 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!

“Peaceful and picturesque”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2012

Fantastic hoilday,with a warm welcome.The surroundings were beautiful , the house spotless and the owners were just lovely. You do need a car to get out and about but the town is only a short drive away.The children loved the the pool and the bbq was a great addition. I highly recommend this gite for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.

“very relaxing”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2012

Beautiful gite. Very clean. All amenities needed. Nice heated pool and good size garden. Very peaceful. Nice touch to have UK plug adapters and towels. Phil and Tracy are very pleasant and helpful hosts. Lots of tips for sight-seeing etc. Although they live on the site and are readily available they are not at all intrusive. We will definitely be returning.

“Stunning, tranquail and fun, the best holiday we have had so far.....:)”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2012

This is a picture perfect place to stay. Unfortunately we had rain most of the time, however this did not spoil the stunning views and the relaxing feeling you get. The Gite itself was great it had everything and more you could possible want. We lit the log fire and had that going most of the time which just added to the tranquil setting we where in. We have a 10 year old and twins aged 2, they all had a great time, there were games in the Gite, sky tv with the children’s channels and plenty of space upstairs in there bedroom to play with the cars they had taken with them. Outside when the rain had stopped we went in the heated pool, played bowls, the kids played on the swings and took full advantage of the open space running around :). We went out on a couple of trips, one to a Chateaux, about 20 minutes drive away and another to Oradour, both places we found amongst the tourist broachers in the Gite and both where enjoyed by all the family. Phil and Tracy are the most hospitable people i have met, they made us very welcome upon arrival and although they are on site we sometime forgot they were there, however when we needed them it was never a problem. We ate out a couple of time in La Chatre, both restaurants recommended by Phil and Tracy and both lived up to there recommendation. We are hoping to revisit next year, later in the year, so we can experience it all again in the sunshine :)

“Lovely, relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2011

The gite is beautifully presented with an outdoor heated pool. The tranquility of the surroundings adds to the overall realaxing atmosphere. The owners are friendly and helpful, with everything you need provided.

“Relaxing and peaceful”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2011

On arrival we received a warm welcome from the Owners and the handover was very simple which included instructions on how to operate the swimming pool cover. La Porcherie has been beautifully converted into a very clean, cosy and comfortable holiday home which is fully equipped with everything you can think of, including a welcome pack (french stick, croissants, butter, jam, milk, cheese and wine) and sky television. The weather during our stay wasn't wonderful but we still managed to swim in the heated pool - 28`c! It was reassuring to know the English Owners were nearby but completely unobtrusive. The house is set in lovely countryside, perfect for walking and is only a short drive away from the local town La Chatre. We will definitely revisit. The Rosas, Hertfordshire.

“Relaxing, Tranquil, ideal base to either relax with family or visit local attractions”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2011

Andrew and Caroline, George (7) and Charlie (4) Davis - Oxfordshire We thoroughly recommend La Porcherie as a relaxing base to spend time unwinding. The Gite is kitted out with everything you would need to keep you in comfort during your stay (all home comforts and more). Phil and Tracy were great hosts and went that extra mile to make us feel comfortable, what with the welcome pack, fixing our bike and making my life more comfortable with my broken ankle. They kept a welcome but unobtrusive presence and added value to our stay. The pool is excellent - large, warm, clean and safe, the children (and adults) played in it every day with the inflatables. The location of the gite and orientation of the buildings gives it a beautiful sunny aspect with pool-side views over the gently rolling hills of the French countryside. The wildlife in the area is faily abundant with lizards, differing birds of prey, phesant and deer hiding in the field margins, not to mention the occassional toad we heard croaking to one another. There are plently of pleasant cycling and walking routes in the area too. The accommodation has been renovated with care and has a nice finish, retaining the exposed beams and classic french features that give it a contemporary appeal but is also fully modernised with plenty of space for a family of 4 or 5. There is plenty to do in the area, with La Chatre a short 5-10 minute drive away with a good choice of restaurants, supermarket and pleasant walks by the Indre River. There was a local event whilst we were in the town one evening with some traditional french music and dancing which was entertaining. We were lucky with the weather for the week with only one rainy day and decided to try out the local pool in La Chatre which was also excellent with a few water slides that the younger children and adults could go on, jacuzzi and sauna - remember not to take swiming shorts though. All in all, we can recommend La Porcherie and thanks Phil and Tracy for making our stay both relaxing and special.

“I would not hesitate to recommend this gite to anyone.”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2011

The experience was first class from start to finish. Booking was easy and the description of the property and surrounding area was very accurate and in no way misleading. I also received, by e mail, additional information regarding the best route to take without having to ask for it. The owners, who live on site, are friendly and very helpful without being in any way obtrusive. The property is excellent, thoughtfully designed and superbly appointed. The kitchen lacks nothing in the way of equipment and the "welcome pack" was just that. The lounge area is very comfortable, with "proper" furniture which, as I am well over six feet tall, is very important. We had mixed fortune with the weather, so, being able to sit in comfort in the lounge was essential. The heated pool, where we spent most of our time either in or beside, is scrupulously kept by the owner. Our ideal summer holiday is spent lazing around doing as little as possible and this was easily achieved at this location. I was aware however, that there were lots of suggested trips and visits in the literature in the gite if one wished to be a bit more adventurous. The gite sits in open country with a very pleasant vista and is very peaceful. As the nearest shops are 8k from the gite, transport is essential. This is made very clear in the on-line description however and the town, La Chatre, has everything needed in the form of supermarkets and local artisan-type outlets. We liked best the peace and quiet giving us the opportunity to relax, the view over the meadow, the swimming pool and, not least, the friendly, unobtrusive input from the owners. There was nothing that comes into the category of "Like least"

“A real gem of a place.”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2011

When we arrived we found the owners to be very welcoming and friendly. Fell in love with the place straight away and the surrounding area. Ideal for adventuring or just chilling out by the heated pool, which our teenage children loved. There was plenty of charming areas to visit and cycle round. Within easy reach of La Chatre where there are some beautiful restaurants with very friendly staff. We also enjoyed just strolling around the town. Thank you to The Andrews for letting us visit their idillic cottage and would love to holiday again soon.

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