La Maison Rose is a one bedroomed cottage with a quirky interior. The glass fronted elevated garden room has views over the garden and river. In the kitchen area there is a wood-burner for use in the cooler months and electric heaters throughout the rest of the p …see more
“La Maison Rose was a beautiful peaceful sanctuary, yet close to everything.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
We stayed at La Maison Rose June 22-30, 2013 and loved the cottage, the garden and the river. It was such a peaceful sanctuary with beautiful birds, far enough off the downtown flow of traffic yet clo… More
“Wonderfully relaxing place to stay.”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
The gite was wonderful, beautifully clean and very comfortable. The fixtures, fittings and furniture were all of high quality. The garden (and its furniture!) was fabulous. The weather was good for … More
“La Maison Rose - superb wonderful character”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful week. Enjoying the gardens in the sunshine and even better enjoying evening meals cooked in the most wonderful kitchen. This followed by after dinner drinks in the garden room liste… More
Take a step back into French history as you enter the 17th century Chateau Le Brun, originally a hunting lodge owned by Chancellor Seguier, Minister of Finances under Louis XIII and Louis XIV.This private family property has a 52 acre park which offers their gue …see more
Wonderful rural cottage in the Berrichonne style comprising of fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave and large fridge freezer plus a utility area with washing machine and ironing facilities. Dining room with dining table for 6. Large lounge with leather sofa …see more
Carefully renovated to retain its character with original exposed beams. La Porcherie is part of a 200 year old farm "Le Grand Pré" (the great meadow) which is set in a tranquil rural location with unspoilt views of the gently rolling countryside. A pe …see more
Excellent accommodation. Very much enjoyed our stay. Have holidayed in France many times over the years and this holiday home certainly rates as one of the highest, if not the highest. The gite is ver… More
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
We had a wonderful time at La Porcherie. The accommodation is great. It's very well maintained and has all the home comforts you'd expect. The pool and mini-gym/games room are fantastic. We spent … More
“We didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2014
We booked La Porcherie based on the excellent reviews and it more than lived up to our high expectactions. Phil and Tracy have clearly worked extremely hard to provide a fantastic property with everyt… More
Built in the 18th/19th centuries around an enclosed stone courtyard, this restored Loire farmhouse with private pool was the original home farm of the neighbouring chateau, set in the heart of the Brenne regional park. The house itself is known locally as 'the hunt …see more
We simply cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. If you are looking peace and quiet then this is the place for you. The house is huge and it caters for everything you will need for a holiday (i… More
Hidden away in the beautiful Brenne Natural Park, Domaine des Brandes de Lignac is a small horse & donkey sanctuary where over 30 animals, young & old, are cared for - many from sad, neglected backgrounds. Muck in & help us help them whilst enjoying your …see more
The Cottage is located on the outskirts of Perassay, between La Chatre and Boussac. The nearest larger village is Ste Severe sur Indre which is famous for Jacques Tati and the filming in the '50s of the film 'Jour de Fete'. The surrounding countryside of …see more
A wonderful rustic cottage if you are looking to get away with it all. Charming and rightly lives up to its name of Stargazer cottage! Mo and Steve are wonderful hosts, couldn't be more helpful, their… More
“Perfect cottage for a quiet relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
I cannot praise the owners ( Maureen & Steve) highly enough, they were wonderful & extremely helpful when my husband fell ill whilst on holiday. The cottage itself was idyllic with every home comfort.… More
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
Had a wonderful time - thank you so much Maureen and Steven! Cottage was gorgeous - in a very beautiful, picturesque location. Loved the fact that you would be sitting in the living room or doing the… More
LATEST NEWS (as August 2016):-
1. ALTERNATIVE FERRY SERVICE: Newhaven to Dieppe - 4 hrs precisely. This is a great alternative to Dover - Calais and which reduces your journey on the French side. Give it a go!
Our Gite in L'Ouche:
This 2 bedroom cottage oozes ch …see more
We couldn't have asked for a better holiday home, pretty house, all the facilities we needed, clean and welcoming and we loved being so near the beautiful Lac d'Eguzon which we swam in every day. Frie… More
Thank you for taking the time to send such a positive review. We are also pleased that you had a great holiday and a wonderful experience at Lac' D'Eguzon as well as having the time to sample some of the activities either closer to or at our cottage.
You may be aware that this coming week it is predicted there will be an excellent viewing of the Perseids meteor shower. Joie de Vie is in an ideal position for such events as there are no street lights and there is very little city glow thus providing the perfect night skies for viewing. Should you want to catch this annual event in 2014 and top those experiences already expressed, we are open to receive advanced bookings. Check our page on Holiday Lettings for availability. Thank you once again, and look forward to seeing you next year.
“Wonderful setting for relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings close to many places of interest.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
With my 3 adult daughters we had an unforgettable holiday. We particularly liked that it was close to many lovely villages with great places to enjoy good food as well as the markets. Altough we did n… More
“Perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
We have stayed in this holiday gite for a couple of years now. It is perfect for a holiday retreat. Very friendly locals and lots of sight seeing. You can be as busy or as lazy as you wish. Lovely… More
Unique vintage 1950s bus which can be offered with B&B or selfcater options. The bus overlooks our stunning private carp fishing lake ETANG MAX. With unparalleled views it is a quirky and unusual place to stay. Situated in central France we are just off jnc 21 on th …see more
Lovely spacious detached family house situated on the outskirts of Saint Plantaire in the very beautiful Indre/Creuse Valley, popular with holiday makers and sports enthusiasts.
In a quaint village, with all amenities and easily reached from Limoges or Tours airports. …see more
Center of France - nice countryside - 30 km south of BourgesA separate cottage of the XIX century, in the land of Castle of Preuil, was enlarged and converted into a comfortable family house of 3 bedrooms for 6 adults and 2 children.The cottage of castle …see more
“Fantastic wildlife without moving from the house”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2014
We had an excellent time at this property. Pool, tennis and cycling kept us all fit and teenagers entertained. Watching butterflies, birds, insects and other creatures made every day a fantastic wild… More
Hello Anadrea, Simon, Fionn and Mea,
We are grateful to you for your review and happy that you enjoyed your family holidays at Preuil Cottage.
best regards from Marie, Bernard and chloé
'Le Bourg' is a period granite-built village house in a small hamlet called Dunet, near to Saint Benoit du Sault. It is attached only to the garage of the next door property, and our neighbours use the property only as a holiday home, so our house is always ve …see more
In the heart of France, the château stands within its own moated courtyard garden and is ideally situated within walking distance from Les Dryades 4 star golf & spa resort.
The chateau comfortably accommodates 14 guests, with 7 well appointed bedrooms (all e …see more
Le Torteau is situated 2km away from the pretty village of Prissac. Prissac has its own boulangerie, butcher, pharmacy, doctor, dentist and post office. There are many walks starting there and lots of places to explore by bike. A new restaurant has opened serving meals …see more
We had a very enjoyable week, the house was lovely which had in it everything you needed. The veranda over looked the large garden and fields beyond and was ideal for a quiet breakfast or evening BBQ.… More
Chez JabierLocated in the very centre of France yet only 90 minutes from Limoges International airport, on the boundaries of the Cher, Indre, Creuse (Limousin) and Allier Departments, you will find 'Chez Jabier' surrounded by Chateaus, Medieval towns, Anci …see more
Set is the beautiful undulating countryside of the Southern Indre, Gite Barbelle at Genetou is located within the grounds of the owners home and is surrounded by lawns and flower borders and amazing views across the valley and fields beyond.
Situated in the hamlet of …see more
La Maison Tranquille is to be found in the midst of the Loire countryside surrounded by old woodlands, gently rolling hills and traditional mixed farms of the Berry Region. It is a stone built cottage on two floors surrounded by a delightful sunny garden, which has been …see more
This was an excellent place to stay, beautifully decorated and maintained.
The owner and the local key holder could not have been more friendly or helpful.
The cottage is a fantastic location fr… More
“What a wonderful place to spend a week”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
We had a truly relaxing time in this wonderfully equipped cottage in a very beautiful part of France which we had not previously visited. The weather was fabulous and we found plenty to do - swimming… More
Reviewed 17 Jun 2012
La Maison Tranquille is truly a 'home from home', Dorothy and Michael have provided a most comfortable and well equipped holiday home. The property being spacious, clean, all cooking utensils you coul… More
Ancient Oaks is a very large gite run by experienced holiday let owners since 2011. As owners we pay an annual subscription to Holiday lettings and manage our bookings personally with our guests. This ensures that our guests do not pay any booking fees or any additional …see more
“The right place if you want to experience a French holiday”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
The photos didn't do this house justice. It was perfect in every sense: spacious, luxurious and clean. The owners have left nothing off the tick list. The pool functioned perfectly (after a long walk … More
“Cosy, well equipped house in the heart of the French countryside”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
This is a beautiful barn conversion in the French countryside, with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area; lots of pretty small villages each with their own charm. For people with an interest i… More
'Maison de la Tour', built in the 15th century, is situated in a tranquil street right off the lively 'place de la Halle' of Sancerre.
This typically French styled apartment has two terraces overlooking the medieval tour of Sancerre and view of &ldq …see more
Built in the XVIIth century and renewed since 1997, Chateau Seiguier combines the charm of an antic house and the comfort of a recent one. There is a private access to the 15X5m swimming pool located in one acre private garden.Located between Chambord and Sancer …see more