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Rural Farmhouse with Private Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool & Sun Deck

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vigoux farmhouse description

Le Boué is a charming, rural, 19th Century farmhouse with a heated (solar) outdoor swimming pool (12m x 5m, fenced for security), situated near Argenton-sur-Creuse in Central France, Loire Valley. Accommodation for 8 people. It has many original features; oak beams, stone walls and large fireplace.
Full central heating for winter lets. It has its own lake with a sun deck overlooking the valley and is situated in an idyllic rural setting of 3 acres of unspoilt countryside. It is totally secluded and safe, away from any passing traffic. Argenton town is 10 minutes by car. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the area and participate in the many leisure activities available for families and couples alike or just relax by the pool and watch the sunset over the lake. Activities available are; bird watching, horse riding, golf, canoeing and cycling. There are private lakes close by for carp fishing and the Brenne National Park with its 1,000 lakes is a must for any fisherman!

Further expeditions to be made: Situated on the edge of three counties you can profit from a diverse range of activities. Poitiers is about an hour away famous for the fantastic cinematography centre of Futuroscope and Limoges an hour further South with its beautiful cathedral and of course plenty of opportunities to purchase gifts of the outstanding Limoges porcelain. It is also an area of great historic interest. The important château at Châteauguillaume is a fifteen minute drive and further afield the Château of Sarzay which is the process of being restored to its full glory. In a wonderful setting with four towers it is well worth a visit. Or visit the valley of frescoes between St. Savin and Saulge.

The Brenne Natural Park and Lac de Chambon, Eguzon: The Brenne Natural Park with its thousand lakes is a vast conservation area dotted with lakes and criss-crossed with bridle-paths. There are organised hikes or you can simply set out on your own with a map. At the Maison de la Brenne, there is an interpretive centre where visitors can learn about the region, its ancient traditions of fish farming and nature conservation, also there is an excellent restaurant there which is very reasonable. A day out to visit the vast lake at Eguzon is a must. The lake stretches for twenty-five kilometres and is the perfect place where you can learn to water-ski, canoe, sail and windsurf. There are several beaches for swimming and restaurants with a wonderful choice of menus.

Châteauroux: For a day out shopping, Châteauroux has all the major supermarkets selling food, clothes, sports gear at Decathlon etc.etc. Not far is the ancient town of Montmorillon on the edge of the Gartempe with its 'Cite de L'Ecrit' - everything to do with the art of the book - there are also many historic churches to visit in this town along with a famous chocolatier Ranno-Metivier. The pretty town of Argenton-Sur-Creuse is well worth a visit and is only ten minutes away. The ancient houses sit on the banks of the river Creuse and the central square has a welcome café where you can sit out and watch the world go by in true French fashion.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 225 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 1 - Family Room with en suite: 2 double

                (1 bed is 48 ins wide)...moreless

              • Bedroom 2 : 1 double


              • Bedroom 3 - with en suite: 1 double


              • Bedrom 4 - Ground Floor: 1 double


              • There are 2 travel cots which can be used in any room. There is a sofa bed in the lounge which sleeps 2....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • En suite Bathroom in Bedroom 1: toilet, shower


              • En suite Bathroom in Bedroom 3: toilet, shower


              • Ground Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                Ground floor for easy access...moreless

              • Pool shower: outdoor shower

                Pool area...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Kitchen tea towels & dishcloth and all linen provided and included within the booking price. 2 Foldable High Chairs, 2 travel cots with matresses/sheets/blankets. 2 stairgates. Baby changing unit with baby bath. Potty. Toddler plastic plates/beakers/cutlery. Pencils/books/colouring/books/toys/childrens dvds. Outside: There is a lake in the garden (500m2), which has a sun deck overlooking the lake. It is fenced-off for safety. Trampoline (10ft diameter with safety net enclosure). Boules/Petanque pitch. Swings and play area, with slide and climbing frame. Swimming pool (12mx5m) heated (Solar) with a security fence in line with the French standards and legal requirements. Private fishing lake and equipment for use by guests. Bikes, helmets and children's bike seats available to use free of charge. Pool open 24 May 2014 to 13 Sept 2014. Pool open 23 May 2015 to 12 Sept 2015....moreless


                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Piano
                  • Toys
                  • DVD Player


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Rustic


                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Ruins
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Forests

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 10 people


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Internet
                      • Parking
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove:

                        One Godin Woodburning ornate stove and another Hunter Logburner with glass doors....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Heating is pre-set at an ambient temperature of 21 degrees....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath and pool towels provided. Kitchen teatowels and cloths provided. ...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Baby Gate


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        There are place settings for upto 10 people and this includes glassware/mugs and cutlery....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        There are the basic items of cooking oils and condiments and spices, guests usually leave this stocked if used....moreless


                      • Beach Umbrellas
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Patio
                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Bicycles

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Heated Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached


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                          from 15 traveler reviews
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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Mid Season
                          Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          Sep 13 - Sep 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Low Season
                          Mar 28 - May 22, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          May 23 - Jul 17, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid Season
                          Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          High Season
                          Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Rates are bases on the Pool opening 23 May 2015 to 25 Sept 2015 due to the pool being solar heated. We can open the pool earlier, please contact us if this is required.

                          Cancellation policy:

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                          Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          380 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Argenton-sur-Creuse (TGV from Paris to Argenton)
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Junct 19 (Vigoux) on A20 (Paris-Toulouse Motorway)
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          150 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Le Mont-Dore
                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Villedieu-sur-Indre, 36320 Tregonce
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          Vigoux is about 8 miles from Argenton-sur-Creuse, a large town rich in medieval history with local bars, shops and restaurants, (TGV Train stops at Argenton and is only 10mins away). The picturesque villages of Saint Benoît du Sault, and Gargilesse, are only a short distance away (approx 6 miles).

                          Châteaux are within close proximity for visiting, one of which is visible from the property.

                          Limoges and Poitiers international airports are approx 50 miles away.

                          Vigoux is on the edge of The Brenne National Park. The Brenne is a diverse area with over a 1000 lakes, ideal for nature trails, fishing, cycling and horse riding, also there is a good restaurant at the main entrance (La Maison de la Brenne).

                          Châteauroux is a large main town (approx 25 miles away) with lots of major shops and also there is a beautiful golf course.

                          The beach at the lake in Eguzon is only 20 min by car.

                          Other Activities: Birdwatching, canoeing, kayak, golf, cycling, & horse-riding

                          Golf: Val de L'Indre Golf Club, Villedieu-sur-Indre, 36320 Tregonce.

                          Directions : 12km north west of Châteauroux, and 80km south east of Tours on the RN 143.

                          Course Details: Val De L'Indre Golf Holes: 18 Yardage: 6838 SSS: 72.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: I was born in London then moved to Essex, which is where I grew up and met my husband who is from Durham. We are now a family of 4 and we live in Leigh on sea in Essex. We were looking for a renovation project in 2001 and bought Le Boué in 2002 then lovingly restored it and developed the surrounding land. A lot of hard work, tantrums and tears were involved but it was worth it. We lived in this house for a few years while we renovated it, preparing it for rental. Our young children attended the local village school. We still visit Le Boué for our family holidays; it holds many happy memories for us.

                          Why the Owner Chose Vigoux:
                          Le Boué is remote, surrounded by beautiful countryside and we saw a fabulous sunset over the valley when we viewed it. We fell in love with the place! It teams with wildlife; there are many birds in the garden (Barn owls, swallows, hoopoes, black redstarts) . There are deer (you have to be up early in the morning to see them!), hares and rabbits hopping around.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          It is so accessible, remote and tranquil but you would never believe how close the access from the main motorway route is (the A20 which goes south to Toulouse). As you exit the motorway you weave through the country lanes, deeper and deeper and it's like you fall upon a secret location! No neighbours except for the wildlife! Sitting on the deck overlooking the private fishing lake, watching the sunset in the valley, you forget about everything and just relax. Or lounge around Solar Heated pool til dusk. It is totally private and is for the sole use of the party staying at the property. What more could you want for a great 'away-from-it-all' holiday.

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                          Speaks: french, english

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                          • Solar Heated Pool and Terrace

                            Solar Heated Pool and Terrace

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Lounge


                          • Kitchen/breakfast room

                            Kitchen/breakfast room

                          • Family en suite bedroom (2 double beds)

                            Family en suite bedroom (2 double beds)

                          • Master bedroom with en suite shower room

                            Master bedroom with en suite shower room

                          • En suite shower (1) room in family room

                            En suite shower (1) room in family room

                          • Bathroom: Corner bath, shower, toilet and sink

                            Bathroom: Corner bath, shower, toilet and sink

                          • Pergola


                          • Sun deck overlooking the pond

                            Sun deck overlooking the pond

                          • Boules/petanque, slide, trampoline & swings

                            Boules/petanque, slide, trampoline & swings

                          • Boules/Petanque pitch

                            Boules/Petanque pitch

                          • Front of farmhouse

                            Front of farmhouse

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Computer room

                            Computer room

                          • Kitchen/breakfast room

                            Kitchen/breakfast room

                          • Bedroom 2 - Double Bedroom

                            Bedroom 2 - Double Bedroom

                          • Ground floor double bedroom

                            Ground floor double bedroom

                          • Ensuite shower room

                            Ensuite shower room

                          • Arbour and sitting area

                            Arbour and sitting area

                          • Garden and pool

                            Garden and pool

                          • Carp from the Lake at Le Boué

                            Carp from the Lake at Le Boué

                          • Pool Path and flower beds

                            Pool Path and flower beds

                          • Play area

                            Play area

                          £900 - £1,525 per week (GBP)

                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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