Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Saint-Pierre-de-Maille - La Grange aux Dîmes
Mediaeval Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)
The house overlooks a tranquil millpond on the Gartempe River, home to ducks, coots, moorehens, herons and other wildlife. Built by the Bishops of Poitiers in the early fourteen-hundreds, it has massive foundations with walls several feet thick. Our gardens run down to the river bank and provide a secluded spot to write, read, doze or entertain.
The house has recently undergone extensive improvements to make it energy-efficient - for the first time in 600 years
St. Pierre is a small village with bakery, grocery, restaurant, and bar. It lies less than two miles from Angles-sur-l'Anglin, hailed as one of the ten most beautiful villages in France, and home to a new museum of prehistory dedicated to the famous relief carvings in the Abri du roc aux sorciers. The great chateaux of the Loire valley are nearby, as well as, wineries, the Brenne National Park, Futuroscope and many other attractions.
Keywords: Converted early XVth Century stone tithe barn
- pets considered
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Dr. John Cooke
The owners are founding directors of the Bali Children's Project, a non-profit providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged village children. Both are writers. Dr. John Cooke taught zoology at Oxford, and was a director of Oxford Scientific Films, producing wildlife documentaries for TV.
Dr. John Cooke purchased this house in 1990
Why Dr. John Cooke chose Saint-Pierre-de-Maille
After visiting with friends for several years we fell in love with this part of France. The location and historic character of the house presented a unique opportunity when it came on the market.
What makes this house unique
The best of French country living while only 80 minutes from Paris by TGV.