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Charming cottage with private pool and fenced garden in rural France

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms - sleeps 4 to 5 - private pool - fully fenced garden

Les Petit Berthais is a renovated charming cottage with private swimming pool (not to be shared with anyone) for 4 to 5 people (+ possibly a baby)

You will find on the ground floor a spacious country style living room, with dining area, bar corner where you can enjoy aperitif and sitting area (DVD player with large selection of movies).

Also on the ground floor is a first bedroom with 2 twinbeds (can be converted as either 2 single beds or 1 king size double bed, 180 cm). The groundfloor bathroom comes with shower, toilet and washing machine. The fully equiped kitchen (microwave, cooker, oven, dishwasher, fridge) has access to the terrace and the garden.

As of 2017 the first floor will be fully renovated into a 'loft' space with another bedroom (large double bed 180 cm), ensuite bathroom (washbasin + shower), separate toilet and a cosy sitting area. Another single bed can be arranged. A cot is available. Photos will be available as of beginning March !

Ideal for 2 couples who still want to enjoy some privacy or of course for a family with children !

The garden is fully fenced (+/- 1,5m), has a nice terrace with barbecue and pool. The pool is also fenced and safe for children.

Our gîte is non-smoking. Pets (well educated) are most welcome ! (except for the pool)

Free wifi in the house.

Changeover day is Sunday

We offer our guests a personal approach : in the gite we have tourist information available for our guests, included our own favourite spots and restaurants (ex tips for the kids, restaurants where you can take your dog, ...). We always ensure a personal welcome to our guests upon their arrival to make them feel at home. We are living at about 1 km from Les Petits Berthais, so you have full privacy in the gîte but we are near enough to assist you if necessary.

More Details

Iris De Cauwer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Iris De Cauwer

Many years ago, I discovered for the first time the Berry, a region totally unknown for me. I immediately lost my heart since the Berry really represents the authentic and unspoiled french countryside I so much love.

In 2008, my husband and I decided to buy a house as a holiday home for ourselves and in 2011 we bought Le Trait, so we could offer the possibility to other people to discover this lovely region and share our passion. In 2016 we acquired another cottage, Le Petits Berthais, renovated it and rent it out as another holiday home.

For many years we have been commuting between Belgium and France, but since the beginning of 2016, we said Belgium goodbye and moved to the Berry permanently, together with our dogs (leonbergers). We are so happy we could make our dream come true !

We very much enjoy receiving guests in our 2 gîtes and always offer our guests a personal welcome so that they feel at home immediately !

We do hope to be able to welcome you one day in the Berry!

Iris De Cauwer purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

- private pool (8x4), not to be shared by anyone

- fully fenced garden with terrace offering full privacy

- centrally situated for most tourist attractions in the Berry

- rustic charm with modern comfort

- pets welcome


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pruniers in Indre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Groundfloor bathroom with shower, washbasin, toilet Ensuite bathroom to upstairs bedroom (shower, washbasin) and separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 twin beds (1 large double or 2 single beds)
  • 1 ground floor bedroom with 2 twinbeds that can be converted into 2 single beds or one extra large double bed (180 cm) and possibility for a cot 1 bedroom on the first floor in a 'loft' space : 1 extra large double bed + 1 single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming



Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Le Petit Berthais is located at 3 km of Pruniers (a peaceful village in the heart of the Berry), in a beautiful natural setting at the edge of a forest.

The house is situated on a quiet road with very low traffic and no immediate neighbours, offering plenty of privacy. In the village center of Pruniers (3km) there is a backery (with small groceries) and a bar/restaurant Le Mirabelle.

At Lignières, a small town at about 10km, you can find all accommodations : supermarket with petrol station, restaurants and bars, wine shop, tourist office, market place (on Monday), ...

Le Petit Berthais is ideally situated for hiking and cycling but also offering plenty of possibilities for excursions, sight seeing tours and tourist attractions.

The Berry is known for its ancient castles (Valençay, Ainay-le-Vieil, Château de Meillant) and lovely traditional villages such as Argenton, Saint Benoît du Sault and Apremont sur Allier (two of the most beautiful villages in France).

Bourges and Châteauroux are cities where besides shopping, you can admire the cultural patrimony (cathedrals, museums), wander through the medieval town centers or enjoy a drink or a meal on one of the many terraces.

The nearby situated Noirlac Abbey is a well preserved gem of cistercienzer architecture !

Small winding roads will lead you to old villages where time has stood still and along romantic landscapes, so typical for rural France.

In the Creuse valley you can admire the amazing view of the meandering River Creuse among hills and rocky outcrops, the Crozant Ruins and the charming artist village of Gargilesse.

Kids will love the playful donkey museum at the Horse and Donkey Center in nearby Lignières where they can enjoy a ride on the back of a donkey or in a covered wagon.

They will also adore the zoo of Haute Touche (Obterre) offering even the possibility of a small safari tour through the parc.

Within a 30-40 km radius, you can visit 2 beautiful gardens : the medieval and romantic garden of Orsan and the lush and artistic Drulon garden.

The Berry is also the cradle of several famous19th century french authors such as George Sand and Alain Fournier. While visiting the beautiful 'Domain of Nohant' you'll still feel the presence of George Sand. In Epineuil le Fleuriel you can visit the school described by Alain Fournier in his masterpiece 'Le Grand Meaulnes'. Even if you've never read the book, you'll be able to picture the life of a 19th century schoolteacher and his family.

Last but not least the Berry is a paradise for those who enjoy good food and excellent wines at affordable prices. Most villages have a small local restaurant where you can have simple but tasteful meals for +/- 13 euros (first dish, main course, cheese and/or dessert). In the many gastronomical restaurants you can have delightful menus for around 30 to 35 euros.

The Berry is part of the Loire Valley wine region. The most famous is of course the fabulous Sancerre, but don't forget to discover the other lovely white or red wines in the region such as Reuilly, Quincy, Menetou Salon and Châteaumeillant !

More tourist information is to be found on following websites :

- www.berryprovince.fr

- www.lignieresenberry-tourisme.fr

In the gîte there are plenty of tourist guides and brochures (also in English) at your disposal and an overview of our own tips and recommendations. And of course we are more than happy to share our passion about the region and help you to plan your vacation !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pruniers, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66
Cleaning fee £42.11

Also possible to rent the house from Sunday to Sunday (changeover day Sunday)

deposit of 20%
remainder fee is due 6 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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