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Riverside Cottage

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View of the back of the house from the sun terrace
Very good
15 reviews
View of the back of the house from the sun terrace
View over the river from the sun terrace
Kitchen/breakfast area
Polished wooden staircase to first floor
Paddle staircase leading to 2nd floor bedroom
Front view of cottage showing main entrance
Nearby village of Angles showing waterwheel
Conservatory Area - Ideal for reading
Sun Terrace
The River Creuse flowing directly behind the cottage
Riverside walk accessed via steps from rear terrace
Bedroom 2
Dining room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Summer lounge
Summer lounge showing leather sofabed and doors to rear terrace
Kitchen
Kitchen showing oven and coffee maker
First floor shower room
2 adult bicycles and 1 junior for you to use
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Barrou, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
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/Post Office. There is also a cafe/restaurant which provides excellent value lunches. Other facilities include a petrol station, 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 first bedroom has a double bed whilst the second bedroom has twin beds which can be joined...
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About the Owner, Denis W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2008
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL53988
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Very good - based on 15 reviews
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English first
Gary U
Longside, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Excellent village location. We arrived the same day as the Barrou music festival which we attended and were warmly welcomed by the local people. Lots of very nice villages nearby with lovely eateries. Futuroscope is well worth a visit. We spent a morning kayaking along the river Creuse which was great fun. The velorail at Chauvigny is also an excellent...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 18, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pool Table
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Suitable only for children 5 years and above.
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
$554
£420
Mar 31, 2018 -
Jun 15, 2018
Default
7 nights
$567
£430
Jun 16, 2018 -
Aug 24, 2018
Default
7 nights
$646
£490
Aug 25, 2018 -
Sep 28, 2018
Default
7 nights
$567
£430
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighborhood
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,...
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 31.1 mi
Railway: Chatellerault (TGV): 12.4 mi
Ferry: Caen: 186.4 mi
Regular flights from London Stansted to Tours and Poiters and from Edinburgh to Poitiers with low cost airline Ryanair. Barrou is located roughly halfway between these airports. Journey time from airports is approx. one hour. There are also low cost flights from other UK airports to Limoges, Nantes and La Rochelle. The journey time here is two hours from the airports. Car hire is available from all airports.

Nearest Ferry Port is Caen. Journey time is about three and a half hours.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.2 mi.
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