$225 / night
Price for guests, Nights approx:

Au bord de l'eau – Home 106562 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The house is at the end of a quiet no through lane, near vineyards, in the charming mediaeval village of Ousson sur Loire. It sits on a most beautiful stretch of the river opposite a nature reserve which supports ospreys, herons and beavers. The village has two bars, a good restaurant and a great supermarket five minutes by car with wonderful fresh fish and produce.

Within five kilometres, there are three small towns Chatillon sur Loire, Bonny sur Loire and Briare that all have restaurants and hold street markets at least once a week. Excellent river fishing (local permits available), great cycle rides along the river and canals, tennis, dune buggies and canoeing nearby.

Further details

Security deposit of 750 pounds sterling. This will be paid on arrival and will be refunded in full within two weeks after departure subject to damage inspection.

The property must be left clean on departure, otherwise a 60 pounds sterling charge will be deducted from the security deposit.

Linen and towels are included in the rental price.

Saturday arrival time: 5.00 to 7.00 pm

Departure time 10.00 am

Further details indoors

Well equipped fitted kitchen with cooker, 2 fridge/freezers, dishwasher, espresso/coffee machines etc. French windows open onto a terrace overlooking the river. A comfortable and light living room with lounge area, dining table and chairs opens onto a terrace with fabulous views.

The ground floor has two bedrooms, one spacious double overlooking the river, and one twin. There is a bathroom, a shower room and one separate WCs.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms - three doubles, two overlooking the river, with basin and WC and one triple. There is separate shower room and another with WC.

On the lower level there is a utility room, two washing machine, ironing board and a second fridge/freezer,and a large games room for the children, teenagers and childish adults. It includes a table tennis table, table football, 104 cm flatscreen TV (loads of films),DVD, stereo system, ipod dock, two sofas and chairs.

Further details outdoors

The terraced garden includes a graveled area with a large teak table and parasol which sits twelve - perfect for summer barbecues.

Below a 3.5 x 9m heated swimming pool overlooks the river, with wooden deck and pool furniture.

Stone steps take you through a slopping garden, and a gate leads to the river bank. Enjoy relaxing in our colourful hammocks, while the birds sing - you may even see an osprey dive right in front of you!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Full beds, 5 Twin beds, 1 Crib
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms, 2 Toilets only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 04:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: ($936.76) £750.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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House rules

The property is not to be used for parties, hen nights, stag nights etc


About the owner

Gerrard R.
Average reply time:
2 hours 32 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
07 Sep 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French


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Guest reviews

23 reviews

Very Good

“Family Fun Relaxing Holiday”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2019

Aug 17-24 Booked Gerrard’s beautiful House by the lake for 9 of us, 6 adults & 3 Youngsters. The first time we haven’t gone quite so far South, but the weather was incredible. Gerrard the owner is delightful, met us for a quick tour of his house, which has parking for 2 to 3 cars, 6 adequate bedrooms, and views you won’t forget!! House has a lovely outside dining area, a games-room, a decked area for the pool/sunbathing, and a garden that you can walk down to the river, a couple of us ran along the lake in the mornings, and we had lovely evening walks in the Sun. Supermarket is 5mins away, little bar we found in a port of Briare, where you can hire paddle boats and bicycles and have a cheeky beer and lunch. Will definitely be going back, next time for longer, as a week was too short. Thanks Gerrard The Stevens Family

Response from the owner So pleased you had a great time and thank you for mentioning the paddle boats in Briare that I didn’t know about. Gerrard


Reviewed 14 Jul 2019

Would recommend this house for light, airy, spacious rooms and stunning views along the Loire in either direction. Lots of pretty and very sleepy villages around, but a sizeable Super U is 10 mins away in the car for everything you need. Kids had fun mucking about on the river in a dinghy and cycling in the woods behind the house. There is also a quiet road along the bank of the river where you can cycle. Will really miss lounging about by the pool while admiring the view and sitting on the terrace in the evenings watching the sunset.

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review, I’m so pleased you had a good holiday. Gerrard

“Nice house in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2012

We knew from the photos that the location would be good, but if anything the views were even better than expected. The house is conveniently located for supermarkets and has a good restaurant (but not cheap) at a hotel within walking distance. Lovely warm pool. The basement was great for the older children in our party. The local canoe hire is also to be recommended. The only negatives we had with the property were the terrace/steps around the house weren't ideal with a very active 2 year old - could do with gates at the top of the stairs. Also on the odd evening we had to eat indoors, the dining/seating area was a little cramped for 10 of us. These were only minor points on an otherwise fantastic holiday.

Response from the owner Thank you for your review,as it happens we had planned to increase the dining area this winter which will double the space and create plenty of room for up to 12 people.The works will be finished by the end of March . Your comment about having gates on the terrace was also very useful and these will be installed at the same time. Many thanks.

“Wonderful house and wonderful location shared with wonderful friends!”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2012

This was the perfect place for us and our friends - plenty to see and do, and we also did a lot of relaxing. House fitted all our needs and the pool was a great addition. Bird life fantastic. Beautiful villages and towns nearby, good markets and excellent restaurants - what more could we have wanted? The owner was friendly and helpful, and we have booked to go back in September 2013.

Response from the owner So happy you had a great time,we are having works done to make the house even more comfortable by adding a sixth bedroom with en suite shower room and enlarging the dining area so that it can comfortably accommodate 12 guests. Images will be posted as soon as the works have finished which will be March 2013 at the latest.

“Lovely house, perfect setting.”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2012

Gerrard, the owner was very friendly and helpful even to the point of arranging a meal for us on the first evening after a long journey. Booking the property was easy and completed without any problems. The property is in a perfect setting, very peaceful and relaxing, the best! Excellent facilities, the younger members of our party especially enjoyed the swimming pool and games room. Ousson is very quiet and sleepy but did manage to buy a fishing license from the local Tabac. Excellent supermarket only five minutes drive in next town. This is a good location to explore any of the numerous chateaux along the Loire plus local vineyards. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and we hope to return someday.

Review 1-10 of 23


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