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Romantic Riverside Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Situated on the outskirts (within 10mins walking time) of the market town of La Chatre in Central France (Department 36), “La Maison Rose” is a uniquely styled one bedroomed cottage which sleeps two people. The elevated south facing sunroom which overlooks the garden and river is a lovely place to sit at any time of the day. The comfortable kitchen is very well equipped with a wood-burning stove, electric range cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board, and ample crockery and cutlery. Tea towels are provided. Upstairs there is a stylish bathroom with rolltop bath and a bedroom which overlooks open countryside.

Wi-Fi now available

The cottage is set in a large mature garden which is bordered by the River Indre and the garden is visited by a variety of wildlife, lizards, frogs, bats, butterflies, red squirrels, coypus and even pine or beech martens. One can see a variety of birds including stone chats, black caps, gold finches, green finches, woodpeckers both green and spotted, heron and heard for the first time this year (May 2011) the nightingale. The nightingales have returned every year to nest in the trees adjacent to the garden on the old railway banking.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

Why The Owner chose La Châtre

We fell in love with this property the first time we saw it. Gardening is our passion and it's lovely to watch the wildlife in the garden and in and around the river.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has a quirky interior and is completely open plan upstairs consisting of the bathroom and bedroom. The roll-top bath which overlooks the garden is deep and has a shower attachment.

The kitchen is well equipped and has a wood burning stove for the cooler months.

The garden room is a lovely space at any time of the day, giving excellent views of the garden and river.

The cottage is situated far enough off the beaten track on the edge of a town and within 5/10 minute walk to cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

Supermarkets are only a short drive away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the La Châtre around the Indre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is open plan to the bedroom. The deep roll-top free standing bath has a shower attachment.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a king-size bed and 2 bedside storage units and a book collection. It is open plan to the bathroom area. The window overlooks open countryside.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Swimming pool in the town of La Chatre, indoor and outdoor. Lovely chateaux and gardens nearby. Lakes set up for water sports, picnicking, sun bathing on man made beaches.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Riverside Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Beautifully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The photos of Maison Rose won my heart and we were not at all disappointed by the reality. It's simply so beautiful and serene, seeming set in the countryside yet only three minutes easy walk to the Main Street and all the shops, places to eat and sights of La Chatre. The garden is huge as is the cottage itself.

The kitchen is well equipped and the wifi is excellent. A very comfortable bed with lots of pillows was very appreciated as was the sunny and relaxing sun room overlooking the lovely garden.

We were lucky to have warm weather so we were also able to take advantage of the sun lounges.

The owners were very prompt in responding to emails and provided excellent directions on finding the cottage plus an email after we arrived to make sure all was well.

There are many wonderful places to visit within an easy drive of La Chatre and the tourist office is excellent in providing ideas and advice so our week here just flew by. We would strongly recommend La Maison Rose to any friends who were thinking of a holiday in Berry.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and what a wonderful review it is. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage, the garden and the setting and that you particularly liked the sun room - our favourite spot too even in inclement weather. Thank you also for recommending La Maison Rose to your friends, it's very kind of you.
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Cosy cottage on a nice place.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the garden, the house , the situation of it.

We missed a good coffeemaker and an orange juicer .

We might come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage with convenient access to town

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The cottage and gardens were lovely and the location was perfect for us: quiet and private but just a short walk or drive into town. Communication from the owners was top notch and they also provide lots of information about the area. We highly recommend staying here if you want a very pleasant, peaceful getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in La Maison Rose and you liked the house and garden. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us it is much appreciated.
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Beautifully presented and full of charm and character

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped in we began to unwind and relax. What a stunning and magical place this is! The location could not be better for whatever type of break you are looking for. The town and all amenities, bars restaurants and shops you need are a very short walk away, but the house itself is so peaceful and quiet you really do get the best of both worlds! The owners are very helpful with very good local knowledge. Cannot recommend this property enough...we will definitely be going there again! 😁

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you found the cottage relaxing and enjoyed the surrounding area.
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Wonderful Gite

  • 5 of 5

This generously proportioned gite for 2 people offers comfort & calm for anyone wishing to stay in the area of La Chatre . The very large private garden adds to the feeling of space with it's choice of places to sit while also being able to listen to the flow of the river which runs alongside.

It is within a short walking distance of the town which offers a good selection of bars, restaurants & other shops.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in La Chatre and you appreciated the cottage and garden so much.
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Lovely peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely holiday with great weather throughout, lots of walking and cycling on the disused railway to Briante.

Great food at local restaurants in Lac and Sarzay in particular.

Followed the wine tour and visited the cav "Raffinat fils" at the domain des tanneries and were given a tour of the very authentic winery.

La Maison Rose is a beautiful house with lovely calming and tranquil gardens by the river Indre.

Thank-you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the area. And that the weather was good! Thank you for taking time to write a review - much appreciated. Marian & Colin
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar du Commerce
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Casa Romana
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the La Châtre,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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