Walnut Cottage – Home 100868 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 4 nights min stay
Walnut Cottage – Home 100868
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- 4 nights min stay
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 10 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Single Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Climbing frame
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Staffed property
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 29 Dec 2017
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Sep 2009. Located in Creuse, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £450.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Dec 2017.
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– based on 24 reviews
- Very Good
“All in all, a truly memorable holiday”
I spent a week with my wife and 2-year-old daughter at Walnut Cottage in what must have been the worst April weather conditions for many years. It barely stopped raining the whole time we were there. We nonetheless managed to have a great and truly memorable holiday – our time there really provided the perfect respite from our hectic daily lives in Paris. Walnut Cottage is extremely charming with its original stone walls and beautiful wooden beams. It is cosy and very well equipped with most of the amenities you could wish for. Upstairs is a very comfortable and attractive bedroom. A cot was also provided for our daughter. The cottage is finished to a very good standard. The garden is absolutely gorgeous and we would have spent a lot more time in it had it not been for the awful weather. A great place to relax after a long day spent visiting the absolutely stunningly beautiful local area. Our daughter still managed to have great fun, in between the showers, playing on the swing, kicking her football around and going to visit the animals kept by the neighbours. One of the greatest things about our stay was the wonderful welcome we received from the owners, Vivien and Fred. They absolutely love where they live and are more than happy to share their extensive knowledge of the local area, dispensing great tips on where to visit, tailored to the interests of the individual visitors. In our case, with my wife 7 months pregnant, an energetic 2-year-old in tow, combined with the incessant rain, you might think the options were very limited but, following their advice, we were able to see a great deal of this beautiful area. As hosts, they are unfailingly generous and thoughtful and the "welcome pack" that greets you when you arrive is just one example of that. I have come away a huge fan of La Creuse, a hidden gem of a French region, with countless picturesque villages and tiny hamlets set among some truly gorgeous countryside. Certain parts, such as the beautiful Sedelle river were quite reminiscent of my native Scotland. I thoroughly recommend a stay in Walnut Cottage.
Owner's reply: We so enjoyed meeting you, and were thrilled you enjoyed your stay is only the weather had been kinder your positiveness was unbounding and we were thrilled you fell in love with our area we hope that maybe one day you will again visit and this time hope the sun will follow you Take care of each other kindest regards Vivien and Fred
“Lovely place for a relaxing, quiet holiday”
We spend a week in Walnut Cottage in June 2012 and very much enjoyed it. The Cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped and the owners, Vivien and Fred, were very friendly and always helpful. When we arrived there was a generous welcome pack of food waiting for us which was a real godsend as we arrived quiet late with no shops or restaurants open. The Cottage is situated in a lovely garden where we could help ourselves to fresh strawberries. We found that there were lots of interesting places to visit in the Creuse region. We particularly liked Argenton and of course Gargilesse, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Everywhere you visit there is a relaxed atmosphere, the perfect antidote to busy working life in an English city. All in all, we had a great week amongst beautiful countryside. The lovely cottage and friendly hosts were the icing on the cake and we would very much like to return in the future.
Owner's reply: We would like to say a big thank you for your most welcomed comments we too enjoyed your stay especially our long chats in the garden. it would be nice to think our beautiful area may pull you back sometime. So pleased you enjoyed the strawberries hope to see you again take care
The only problem is where to begin,the place is so wonderfully tranquil,pretty and I wish I lived there. Vivian and Fred were lovely hosts and it was an ideal location for touring. The cottage was lovely and clean and a welcome pack was much appreciated. We hope to go back and stay again at this idyllic location.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words they are very much appreciated we would just like to say we would love to see you again with regards to your comment wishing you lived here we know we are very blessed to be part of the life here in Parchimbaud.
“Great cottage, great hosts, wonderful welcome, great area!”
We stayed here for five nights as part of a touring holiday and loved it. Despite lots of rain (out of character for the area and time of year) we enjoyed our stay. The cottage is pretty, well-equipped and well-designed - bijou in the best sense of the word! Fred & Viv provided a wonderful welcome (and a wonderful welcome pack!) and encouraged us to make full use of the garden and to help ourselves to the veg in their veg garden. They had lots of ideas for places to visit in poor weather, so we weren't stumped. There was lots of info in the cottage about the local (and not so local) area. Parchimbaud is roughly in the middle of France so you can get to several different areas without having to travel too far. We particularly liked a huge country park largely made up of lakes, with an interesting stone-built visitor centre and an excellent cafe - great food & great service, reasonably priced. Can't remember the name - Bresse something? -but Fred will tell you! Because Walnut Cottage is more or less in the middle of the country it makes a great stopping off point if you're driving down to the South, or even travelling along the Loire Valley and want to branch out a bit. You won't find a better welcome! We came back in 2012 when we next did France! (separate review)
Owner's reply: We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay being more or less in the middle of France does make it a good place to take time out unwind and relax and we hope Walnut Cottage played a part in your travels. we do thank you so much for your very kind words hope to see your return
“Beautiful honeycomb with lovely garden and nice area!!”
A very nice place to be with very pleasent owners. Fred& Vivien are always prepared for help or advise. Thea area is great. A big lake in 15 km (lac du eguzon/de chambon), good to swim, sail, fish or do other watersports. Visit a few small villages like Crozant, Fresselines or Chateauroux. It's necessary to visit Oradour sur Glane. A small town wich has been "shut down and burned" during the war. It is still a deep emotional rememberance you must see. The Walnut cottage is nice but small. Maybe for 4 big adults too small, but for parents with 2 kids very good. The kitchen is okay, TV is working en the nice creative bathroom has been build bij Fred, with idea's and love. The garden is great to stay for breakfast, dinner or BBQ. At last you have to play golf on the great course near Pouligny-Notre Dame(35 km). Thenx Vivien & Fred for tour hospitality, we will meet again!! Desiree,Cees, Vivian, Floris, Dalen, Netherlands
Owner's reply: Thank you for all the lovely words you have taken time to write, it really was our pleasure having you as our guests we really did have lots to chat about and will remember all of you for many summers to come lets hope you return one day until hen we send our regards
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful area”
We were truly fortunate to have come across this cottage through Holiday Lettings! We booked it on a whim!. Our holiday was everything we could have wished for - thank you Fred and Vivien! The cottage was set in a beautiful, peaceful garden. It was pristine, the bedroom under the eaves, reached by steep stairs, was delightful and the bed very comfortable. The kitchen area and small very clean shower room was everything we needed. Our adult son even stayed comfortably on the sofa bed for a few nights! Over 10 days we were given fresh sheets and towels regularly and asked if we needed anything else. Although we shared the garden with Fred and Vivien, we had plenty of privacy and loved sitting out there - ideal for drinks at the end of the day or just for reading!. We asked them for ideas on places to visit and restaurants to eat out. We found lovely places that we would not have found on our own -most within 30 mins drive. We even borrowed bikes to explore the area further. They were wonderful hosts and made the stay very special. I would highly recomend this cottage to anyone else who enjoys exploring small villages and wonderful countryside.
Owner's reply: We cannot thank you enough for your amazing comments. It is so good others see our little piece of paradise as we do we remember your time here with much fondness you explored our area with such enthusiasm and we shared your experiences each evening. We hope the memories of your time here will maybe one day bring you back.
“Great people, unique cottage, peaceful surroundings, one to keep going back to.”
Friendly and interesting hosts. Beautiful and unique cottage in a secluded garden setting. Quiet village with absolutely no traffic or noise and well positioned for a touring holiday. Could not have been made more welcome. We shall definitely make a point of staying there again the next time we tour around France.
Owner's reply: We would love to have you return those words you wrote describe as we say our little piece of heaven Thank you
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