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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, table football 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, Pouligny 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
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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


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Rural gite, heated pool, southern loire, fantastic views, very relaxing
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

One of the best gites we have ever stayed in in France, and we have been to many!

  • 5 of 5

The cleanlines was exceptional. Perfect hosts, not intrusive but always on hand if needed. The facilities and all equipment was first class. This is our second stay and we would highly recommend it. 10/10 a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schoon, verzorgd, prachtige omgeving,heerlijk zwembad!

  • 5 of 5

Alles wat je hoopt dat aanwezig is in een vakantiehuis is hier! Uitgangspunt van Phil en Tracy is: we hebben het gemaakt zoals wij het ook graag zouden willen als we op vakantie zijn! Dus: openingstijden zwembad? Wat je zelf wilt! Sporten? Fijne fitness aanwezig: redelijk koel met geluidboxjes voor je iPhone ;) Aanwezigheid eigenaar? Ze wonen op het terrein maar je merkt er niets van.

Heerlijke week gehad met onze 2 zoons van 6 en 9: quality time met het gezin😀

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gite immaculate, lovely heated pool, friendly and accommodating hosts Phil and Tracy

  • 5 of 5

Arrived in wind and rain at night but met with a warm welcome from Phil. Fell in love with beautiful gite, everything that you possibly need was catered for. Woke up in the morning to peaceful setting and a wonderful heated pool and plenty to do in the games room. Already booked again to visit next year, thanks very much to Phil and Tracy.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, peaceful retreat in rural France

  • 5 of 5

2 week stay in this lovely gite. Pool a constant 30 degrees and spent many hours in it as a family of swimmers it was lovely! Accommodation spacious enough for us as a family of 5, 4 of adult age. Plenty to do, the lads enjoyed the swing ball, pool table, boules pitch and table tennis. I ventured into the gym a couple of times with some great equipment. Peaceful views and visited by a Woodpecker, Hoopie and Pine Marten. Phil and Tracey lovely hosts, thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa, wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family holiday, Villa is beautiful and has excellent amenities and very spacious. Great garden & pool area for children to run free and supermarket & town within close distance. Keep an eye out for the bird of prey flying over the fields it's amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, fabulous rural view

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous gite in a fabulous location with a lovely view. Friendly owners who are mindful of your privacy but there if you need anything. Well equipped pretty gite and the best feature the lovely swimming pool. Would highly recommend . Not far from a lovely little town with good amenities .

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • 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
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
High Season
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$178.31

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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