This was an amazing holiday venue with great accommodation, beautiful surroundings and welcoming hosts in Dawn & John. Rural but also close enough to the local town of Descartes it offered peace and quiet with plenty of room in a garden area that backed onto the river which was lovely to swim in daily, use of a rowing boat and lots of places to sit and watch the world go by.
Definitely going back next year and I can highly recommend Dawn & John’s place as an excellent place to stay with a large enough Gite with all the things you need to feel at home.
The house was beautifully kitted out and included such English essentials as a kettle and toaster. A lovely half walk along the river to the very French town of Descartes with a great Sunday market. Also cheap swimming pool and canoe hire convenient to hand. The river at the bottom of the garden is a joy to canoe. Dawn and John are great hosts.
This lovely old farmhouse is situated in the small village of St Remy sur Creuse. The owners, John and Dawn Cater, live on site and were here to welcome us when we arrived. The gite is very spacious and comfortably furnished with many of the items of furniture having been beautifully upcycled by Dawn. The kitchen is large and well equipped with all that you could possibly need in a home from home. A welcome pack was provided with the essentials for the first breakfast and there is a supermarket nearby for further shopping. The sitting room is also very well proportioned with seating for seven people. Again, all home comforts. The large garden leads down to the river where you can borrow a boat for a little sail or you can fish if that floats your boat! There is private parking on site. This is the place to be if you need a quiet relaxing holiday. I cannot recommend it highly enough.