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Beautiful Renovated Barn Dated 1806 In Beautiful French Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Chaumussay, Nr. Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France - We Can Offer Peace And Quiet For A Relaxing Holiday Surrounded By Stunning French Countryside

La Grange sits in a small hamlet on the back road surrounded by beautiful gardens. To the front of the barn we have table and chairs where our guests can enjoy their breakfast in the sunshine. To the rear we have a terrace and decking also equipped with table and chairs where guests can enjoy their evening meal or a glass of wine as they watch the sun going down.the surrounding area is quite and tranquil .

David Madle
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About David Madle

Hello my name is Dave l was born and raised in Epping in Essex ,when l married we moved to Yorkshire due to work commitments l work for GPO/BT for 45 years .

We have spent most of our holidays visiting France and we have in that time stayed under canvas, caravanning and staying in gites.

Our Barn is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. A proper home from home. Every year we work to enhance and improve the barn.

2013 has been a very successful year of which we have enjoyed welcoming visitors from all over the world.

David Madle purchased this barn in 2004

Why David Madle chose Chaumussay

We chose to live in this region because being so central we can be in Paris in 3 hrs, the Vendee coast in 2.5 hrs, and the Loire with all it's beautiful chateaux.

We love the beautiful countryside, the peace, the quiet roads, pretty villages and hamlets that surround us.

We love walking and cycling there are many routes around La Grange.

What makes this barn unique

Peace, quiet,relaxing,walking ,cycling ,views of the countryside,

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had an incredibly fantastic week at La Grange ,such a beautiful ,well equipped Gite in stunning countryside ,we couldn't have wanted more apart from a longer stay
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Chaumussay, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 . Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size triple wardrobe,bedside drawers & bedside lights Bedroom 2 Double bed one single bed,double wardrobe with drawers, table & bedside lights
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: In the front garden there is table and chairs with a parasol where our guests can enjoy their breakfast in the early morning sun shine. On the rear terrace and decking we have another table and chair with a parasol,guest will also find 6 sun beds ,lights in the decking and candles. Guest can use the barbecue (charcoal ),we have two bikes with helmets (used at own risk) There are also 6 sun chairs for our guests to soak up the sun and relax. There is a barbecue for guests use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide house towels and bed linen. Each bed has a duvet,the house is cleaned on Saturdays, guest staying for more than 1 week are offered clean linen for the middle Saturday.


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Beautiful Renovated Barn Dated 1806 In Beautiful French Countryside
average rating of 4.875 based on 34 reviews

France rurale à son meilleur

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous 5 day break at La Grange.

Its years since we last visited France and we were certainly not disappointed with our choice of accomodation or location.

Hilary and Dave have created a beautiful gite - a true home from home with everything you could possibly need, in a peaceful rural setting with lovely views.

We were very lucky to have fantastic weather for the whole 5 days and would recommend trips out to Chenonceau, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau and the brilliant Zoo Parc de Beauval (which is worth every penny).

We would have no hesitation in recommending La Grange and we hope to return next year.

P.S. Hilary - I've spent all morning on Leggett!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure meeting you all and David and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay at La Grange. It is our aim that our guests are comfortable and La Grange is home from home. We look forward to your return next year and happy house hunting!!
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  • 5 of 5

La Grange - what a GEM. Having holidayed in France many times our party all agreed this is the best so far - location, house (absolutely immaculate), Hilary & David (they do their best to ensure you have a wonderful holiday) + the weather (something that can't be controlled!) all perfect.

When we arrived (directions excellent) we were greeted as friends, by the time we left, we were. Hilary & David are never intrusive but always friendly. They have thought of everything, nothing is too much trouble for them.

Yes you are far from the shops etc but that is normal in France do not let this deter you from booking. Do your research & plan ahead then shopping is a doddle.

The location of La Grange means your are within 1 hour (1 place is just 20 minutes) from some beautiful sites.

Hilary & David we wish you every success for the years to come -you deserve it. I'm sure we will return (I hope so). Many thanks for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best self catering accommodation ever

  • 5 of 5

My wife Jean and I together with our friends Alan and Tina stayed at La Grange for our holiday in the Loire. We were met on arrival by Hilary and Dave who proudly (and quite rightly so) showed us over the property. This is quite simply the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Their renovation of the property is stunning and the views are beautiful. The owners live next door and without being at all intrusive they advised us on local shops, markets and restaurants. We would thoroughly recommend this property, 10/10. Thanks Hilary and Dave very much indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave and I are thrilled you all enjoyed your stay and it was a real pleasure meeting you all. We do aim to make La Grange as comfortable as possible for our guests so they can enjoy their holiday. Do hope we see you again. Best wishes Hilary and Dave
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Charming home-from-home in a peaceful hamlet

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Hilary and David's very comfortable and well-furnished home in the French countryside. The house is part of a small hamlet which was quiet and tucked away and the views were wonderful from the back of the house. Hilary and David are lovely hosts and looked after us well. Hope to be able to go back sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La Grange is in a great countryside location, the view from the back verandah is amazing! Every comfort has been thought of and Dave and Hilary are so helpful and friendly! When we arrived late afternoon - the fridge was stocked with basics and there was fresh bread and two bottles of local wine waiting for us! We had some wonderful walks in the area and found some great restaurants in villages no more than 6 km away. We also cooked some meals in the very well equipped kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and the peace and quiet of the area helped us get a fantastic night's sleep! I would love to stay here again (though France is a long way from Australia) and would spend more time just sitting outside on the back verandah enjoying the fantastic view of green fields and trees. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we were so pleased you both enjoyed your stay in La Grange. We really enjoy having guests from all over the world so therefore work hard to keep La Grange to a high standard and we are rewarded by meeting such lovely people. Do hope we will see you again in the future. Best wishes, Hilary and Dave
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Just Perfect, Relaxing and Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 'La Grange' was simply perfect. The location is beautiful allowing for the 'away from it all' feeling while in comfortable driving distance to a plethora of attractions. David and Hilary were utterly spectacular hosts and even invited us to share a bottle of wine and some cheese in true french fashion. The actual house is beautifully decorated, the kitchen in particular allowed us to indulge in experimenting with the local cuisine. The backyard is the excellent place to daydream, read a book and sip some wine and we found ourselves outside frequently.

We could not recommend this property enough to any and all prospective holidayers. We would go back in a heartbeat and would like to thank David and Hilary for an amazing stay and great company.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at La Grange. We were so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and found La Grange comfortable and supplied every thing for your needs. It was a real pleasure having you and your parents stay and hopefully may see you in the future. Best wishes Hilary and Dave
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Tours or Poitiers and Limoges
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
La Roche-Posay/ Le Grand Pressigny
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
La Roche-Posay
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Tours /Chatellerault
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10 Chatellerault
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lesigny /La Roche-Possay (river)
Car: necessary


There is a beach on the river at Lesigny where one can swim and also if you wish use the picnic table and benches to have a leisurely picnic. The Vendee coast is a 2.5 hrs drive.



Tours airport 60 km 1 hour 10 mins, Poitiers airport 60 km 1 hour 10 mins. Both airports served by Ryanair flying out of Stansted and Manchester.

Limoges airport 120km 2 hours 30 mins served by Ryanair flying from Leeds Bradford. All airports have car hire services.


Portsmouth/Caen Brittany ferries

Portsmouth/Le Havre LDLines

Newhaven/Dieppe LDlines

Dover/Calais various companies

Channel Tunnel


Pattiserie and small village shop in Barrou 4 km

Supermarkets Yzeure sur creuse 10 km/Le Roche Posey 9km

Le Grand Pressigny chateau, shops and restaurant/bars 9km

Le Guerche chateau 6km

Loire river and chateaux 40km

Le Brenne many lakes bird watching, swimming, boating walking also restaurants. 25km

The zoo25

Further Details:

Le Grand Pressigny. Here you will find a bank, post office, 2bars, a small spar shop and 2 restaurants.

Yzeures sur Creuse. Bank, post office, intermarche, pattiserie, charcuterie and restaurant.

La Roche Posey. Bank, post office, spa, casino, race track, charcuterie, pattisserie and bars and restaurants.

Barrou. Pattiserie small shop and pizzeria .

To get you started we supply a welcome pack ,,,, bread,butter,cheese,eggs,ham milk and most importantly 2bottles of wine also in the store cupboard you will find oils,herbs,spices,tea,coffee and sugar etc


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Chaumussay, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
26 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$176.53

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to secure booking non refundable.
75% Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival.
100 euros security deposit paid on arrival returned on day of departure

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are asked to arrive after 4pm and depart by 10am on day of departure.
Out of season flexible.
The French goverment have interdicted a taxe de sejour l will pay this tax on behalf of all our guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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