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Rural gite, heated pool, southern loire, fantastic views, very relaxing

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 80 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 star Tripadvisor rating, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5, great for families and couples.

Carefully renovated to retain its character with original exposed beams, La porcherie is part of a 200 year old farm set in a tranquil rural location with unspoilt views of the countryside, a perfect setting for relaxing and a safe environment for the children to play.

Accessed off a quiet country lane with open fields all around and very private yet only 5miles from the old market town of La Chatre, with it's weekly market and many excellent restaurants.

La porcherie has two bedrooms, one with 3 single beds and the other with a double bed, an upstairs bathroom with shower, shaver point and hairdryer. A cot with bed linen and high chair are available on request at no extra charge.

Downstairs there is a well equipped kitchen with ample worktop space, a dishwasher and washing machine.

The confortable lounge hosts a logburner for those who like the romantic feel of a real fire, although the property does have gas central heating, English TV and Wifi.

Outside there is a patio area with gas barbeque, table and chairs, this leads directly to the pool with sun loungers.

The pool heated to 30°C, is available from April to October and is for your exclusive use, but the garden is shared with the owners.

All linen is supplied including towels and pool towels, so you don't need to bring these bulky items with you.

There is plenty to do onsite, childrens swing set and climbing rope, boules court, swingball, table tennis, snooker table and gym area with running machine, exercise bike and weights.

This is an area which still retains its traditional French lifestyle with many Chateaux, forests, lakes and rivers to explore, also an excellent base for walking, cycling or exploring.

There is an equestrian centre, tennis courts, fishing and 18 hole international golf course only 5 minutes away at Les Dryads, Pouligney Notre Dame.

No smoking is permitted inside the property, outside is not a problem.

A welcome pack is provided on arrival for bookings of 7 days or more, which consists of: Baguette, croissants, butter, jam, cheese, coffee, tea, sugar, semi skimmed milk and a bottle of wine.

The heater for the pool only works if outside temperature exceeds 8°C, the pool is for your exclusive use, however the garden is shared with the owners.

Resident English owners live in the farmhouse just across the garden and offer help and advice whenever needed.

More Details

Phil + Tracy Andrews
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Phil + Tracy Andrews

Tracy and Phil originally from Leicestershire moved to France in 2004, they completely renovated two of the three buildings ready to start renting in summer 2007.

Phil + Tracy Andrews purchased this cottage in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Briantes, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Electric shaver point
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Ground floor toilet with wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Rural gite, heated pool, southern loire, fantastic views, very relaxing
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Excellent stay, would book again

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time there.

The house, the garden and the pool are awesome.

The whole thing is very private and cozy, will definitely want to book again when returning to the region.

Overall, we were pleasantly surprised, the whole thing was much better than expected and looks way better than the pictures on the website.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
La Chatre
Nearest Ferry
580 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Les Dryads, Pouligny notre dame
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
A20 junction 12
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
La Chatre
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Inland at Sidiailles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Briantes, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
27 Aug 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$169.14

Cot and high chair are available on request at no extra charge.
Long term winter let available - please contact owners.
Swimming pool not available November to March.
Dog owners must pick up after their dogs.
All children to be supervised in and around the swimming pool.
No food or drinks to be placed on or around the snooker table.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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