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Rural Farmhouse - Solar heated outdoor swimming pool with Lake & Sun Deck

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,421 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Heated outdoor swimming pool, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 +2

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 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.

More Details

Owner
Laura Jordan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Laura Jordan

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.

Laura Jordan purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Laura Jordan chose Centre-Loire Valley

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'This Holiday was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Also the pool was EPIC! Plus the sunset was AMAZING!...... Please see the guest comments here https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrailFrance/photos/?tab=album&album_id=783647858348005
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Vigoux Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2421 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No glass in the pool area please.
  • House Rules as per the Housekeeping Guide and Rental Agreement.
  • Max occupancy 9 adults in beds. Babies in cots are in addition and we welcome you to bring cots, but we do have 2 travel cots and linen at request.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
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
    Pool shower - outdoor shower , Pool area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - Family Room with en suite - 2 double , (1 bed is 48 ins wide)
    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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
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. Outside: There is a lake in the garden (500m2), which has a sun deck overlooking the lake. It is fenced-off for safety. Trampoline (12ft diameter with safety net enclosure). Boules/Petanque pitch. Swimming pool (12mx5m) heated (Solar) with a security fence in line with the French standards and legal requirements. Bikes, helmets and children's bike seats available to use free of charge. Pool Solar heated. Open 28 May to 29 Oct

Reviews

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Rural Farmhouse - Solar heated outdoor swimming pool with Lake & Sun Deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

A hidden jewel in the beautiful Loire countryside

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful farmhouse set in the reclusive location of the Loire gave us a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. It is extremely well equipped with all you could need. With all the facilities it offered our 2 children aged 12 and 10 managed to keep themselves happily amused with the trampoline, bikes, fishing, petanque and of course the lovely swimming pool. Just 10 minutes away are some very pretty little villages and appx 15 mins away was the medieval town of Argenton-sur-Creuse. Lake Eguzon is a must visit. The vast lake offers water sports, a water slide and a very safe swimming location with a pontoon. It has all amenities and a day swimming and a picnic is highly recommended. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday with all the home comforts then this place is for you. We had a wonderful 2 weeks stay and would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne and Family. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we do try and understand our guests needs and are glad it all was to your liking. You are right, it is a hidden jewel, and has the feel of a secret location but accessible to lots of places. To visit Oradour sur Glane on this years' Centenery of WWI was very poignant and must have been an extremely humbling experience. Thank you for lighting a candle in rememberance. We hope all the information on our website 'Trailfrance' and Facebook assisted your planning and glad you enjoyed the restaurants which were reviewed on Facebook. We are glad the housekeeper and caretaker were also helpful with your needs. We look forward to receiving you again and don't forget the 5% loyalty discount! From all Trailfrance Holiday Let. :-D
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5

Absolutely delightful Easter at Le Boué

  • 5 of 5

Just had a great Easter and a fantastic 2 weeks here at this beautiful holiday home in the Loire Valley. The location is very peaceful, although still close to major towns, beautiful scenery and water skiing at the lake d'Eguzon at Chambon.

The house is superb, the rooms are all great size, and equiped to a high standard, and it was useful to have the wi-fi and a huge curved 50 inch tv! The grounds are also lovely, plenty of area to play a small game of cricket or boules With superb 10 metre pool and huge terrace with beds and solar heated!!!

The weather for the 2 weeks was incredible, for Easter, all sunny days except the day we went home!

We recommend the kayaking along the river at Lake Chambon The cafe on the beach was also great.

In Argenton the Le Petit Roy restaurant at Le Menoux is great at Lunchtime and on the river bank...

Le Brenne National Park. Futuroscope, The Haute Touche animal park at Azay-Le-Ferron was fantastic, safari drive .

A peaceful haven but still loads to do! It was a great family holiday and the trampoline was awesome and huge! Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, we are so pleased you had an enjoyable holiday. thank you for your candid review. Laura and Michael Jordan :-)
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5

Relaxing holiday in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Le Boué - only wish it could have been longer. This is our 3rd time returning here at different times of the year. Everything was just as we'd hoped for and more.. a welcome gift of bottle of wine to start the holiday after a long journey...Beds made up and lovely and clean. beautiful farmhouse with a stunning garden and lake ...and so quiet deep in the countryside surrounded by fields and the valley with a great sunset... and relaxing yet close to a main road for access. It was just right for our family (8 of us in our party) suited everyone from my 80 yr old mother who needed a downstairs bedroom and bathroom to our two little grand-sons who thought it was all great...especially the

huge trampoline and pool. The whole house and garden is very well equipped - and the bikes are a plus too. The caretaker, Stuart was very helpful as was the housekeeper Heather. Great local restaurants in Argenton and a bakers at Bazaiges All in all, a great family holiday to remember - a beautiful place to spend time together.. ;-D

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave, so glad you enjoyed the house and its grounds. thank you so much for your review... it really helps future guests.. From Laura and Michael Jordan:-D
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Thank again, another wonderful holiday at your lovely farmhouse.

Once again found lots of new places to visit.

Had two good meals from a local cook,delivered to the house.

As always the house was very clean and the grounds well kept,fished the lake and hooked a 2lb carp.

A bird watchers paradise kingfishers,all sorts of tits and wagtails in abundance, even good looking cows in the fields close to the property.

Thank you Laura.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great news, so glad you enjoyed it and great weather you had too! Always great to get feedback as we need to know where to improve! Thank you from Laura and Michael, TrailFrance Holiday Let :-))
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5

The Perfect Family Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Renting a property can be something of a risk, and Le Boué is not what we would normally rent. However, we were all blown away not just by the beauty and location of Le Boué, but also the facilities on site that meant we were never short of anything to do.

Even with the area experiencing weather more suited to the North of England, we were never at a loss for things to do. Our children greatly enjoyed the swimming pool, trampoline, fishing and bikes. The grandparents were thrilled with the location - the chateau's, picturesque villages and great food.

It was the perfect holiday for all 3 generations of our family, and we cannot wait until we can come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Peter I am so pleased you all had a great time! The house is a hidden surprise in beautiful countryside! Is a shame the tail-end of hurricane Bertha affected France during your stay - last year is was 35 degs plus! But at least you soaked up what the area had to offer and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget the loyalty discount!! Regards. Laura and Micky at TrailFrance Holiday Let.
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in fantastic location. Every need catered for and very comfortable. The fishing lake and pool were used every day. The quiet lane and cows next door were also a huge bonus to our two year old. All had a brilliant time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Mary-Ann that is fab news. So glad you all enjoyed it. Your photos were lovely and the weather was fabulous for you. Check-out the up to date Facebook page for TrailFrance Holiday Let. Don't forget there 5% discount for returning customers! Thank you for taking the time to review us as we take the feeback seriously and it only makes us better!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Argenton
Nearest Ferry
380 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Villedieu-sur-Indre, 36320 Tregonce
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Argenton-sur-Creuse (TGV from Paris to Argenton)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Junct 19 (Vigoux) on A20 (Paris-Toulouse Motorway)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
CELON
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Le Mont-Dore
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Eguzon
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $386

No pets allowed.
Non-smoking premises.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund