Coin des Eaux is a beautiful French holiday home available for rent all year round. The house is fully furnished and is well equipped. Situated in Central France to the very south of the Loire Valley, bordering the Charente and Limousin regions. The house sits on the river Anglin and enjoys stunning views across the river. Its central village location enables you to walk to local amenities including, a park, bank, supermarket, bread shop, delicatessen and restaurant with a menu to suit everyone. Belabre is situated in the Parc Naturel Regional Du La Brenne, with over 1500 lakes. The nearest bathing lake now is in chaillac about a 10 minute drive from belabre. The area is ideal for families, cyclists, walkers, and people looking for a retreat. It is also home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and is very popular with bird watchers.
Coin des Eaux is a 2 Bedroom home in Belabre, situated in La Brenne in a Peaceful Location with Stunning Water Views
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Feb 2019
About Lucy Green
We are a hard working couple with 2 children and our holidays are precious. We love this undiscovered corner of France with its 1,500 lakes far from the madding crowd but still with lots of things to see and do. From pond dipping & lizard chasing to donkey trekking, from the Velo Rail & "Specatcle" of birds of prey flying over the castle ruins at Chauvigny to the Chateau & wild life park at Azay, from castles to World heritage Abbeys, from Theme Parks (Futuroscope) to quiet bathing lakes (at Chaillac, Puye and Bellebouche) from pavement cafes to menu de jours & Michelin star restaurant, there is something for everyone. In the 9 years of coming here we have barely scratched the surface.
Lucy Green purchased this House in 2006
Why Lucy Green chose Bélâbre
As new parents & Francophiles we wanted a holiday "home-from-home" in France where we could relax & recharge our batteries. We spent many holidays travelling through France & were frequently disappointed by the gites we hired: either the cleanliness/quality was poor or the location was not what we'd been expecting. Then we found this little house near the river in Belabre & we fell in love with the welcoming ambiance of the house & the pretty flower-decked village. The warm welcome from the locals & the convenience of having a bakers, mini-market & restaurant within walking distance All on the river-side with boat hire right on our doorstep gave us everything we could wish for. The icing on the cake was to discover that Belabre is in La Brenne Parc Naturel with 1500 lakes.
What makes this House unique
Coin des Eaux is in the heart of Belabre, a 2 minute walk up the hill to fetch hot croissants for breakfast, only a 5 minute walk to the restaurant where we can both enjoy a glass of wine with our meal & not have to worry who is going to drive home! It is wonderful to sit with a glass of local wine when the children are in bed & watch swallows & bats swooping over the river, we have even heard nightingales! We all love the location and are becoming very proficient at rowing on the river, when the children are older they will be able to take out their own canoes. Walking & cycling is a delight in the virtually traffic free lanes & paths around Belabre. Further afield there is the Voie Verte above Le Blanc & the amazing diversity of wild life of the lakes to explore. Belabre is truly special.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
The general situation was fine but it was short of a bit of tlc and maintenance
The instructions for the WiFi were confusing the code was shown in blocks of 4 with spaces between, which resulted in invalid code messages. A phone call to the owner resulted in leaving an answerphone message, which was not responded to! We eventually got it working by leaving the spaces out. When we arrived 4 table lamps in the rather dismal living room were not working. There was not a tripped MCB, the bulbs were blown and although we found spares the were bayonet not screw fitting. We got 3 of them working by borrowing bulbs from elsewhere in the house. The instructions for refuse involved different coloured bags, but there were none of the referred to colours available.
Not as described.
We chose to rent this house because it was next to a river which had a swimming lake. The lake had been closed for some years, but the description of the property had not been updated, and was inaccurate in this regard and in others.
What a great little house
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your house. The area is traditionally French, and it is fantastic to be so close to the river. We also enjoyed a few meals at the local restaurant.
We found the house to be clean, tidy and with everything you would need, and slept really well in the very comfortable bed.
We look forward to visiting again.
Parking is on the gravel area opposite the courtyard door. The property is elevated at first floor level the front door is accessed via 13 steps.
Ferry crossings will take you into Northern France. You can travel with Brittany Ferries, Speed Ferries and Norfolk Line. As an example it will take you a 4.5 hours to drive to Belabre from Caen.
Train from London (chge @ Paris) will take you to Limoges. Belabre is a 1 hour drive from Limoges.
By plane; the nearest airports to Belabre are Limoges (c.1 hour drive), Poitiers (c.1 hour 20 mins drive) & Tour (c. 1 hr 30 min drive). Ryanair & Flybe operate the routes. From Calais it is 6 hours.
Le Blanc 10km (nearest town).
Rosnay c.10km The visitors centre where you will find out everything you need to know about the area to enable you to plan your stay in La Brenne.
Tours - capital of the region (1 hour 30 mins).
Poitiers - Futuroscope (1 hour 30 mins) see futuroscope.com.
Limoges - Chic French city (1 hour).
Chauvigny - medieval town, don't miss the falconry display! (30 mins).
Belabre has 2 bakers, a deli, a small supermarket for your basics, a hardware shop, a bank and a restaurant - all within a short walk from Coin des Eaux.
Booking Notes: You can book in multiples of 1 week. Bookings are Saturday to Saturday in main seasons. A minimum stay of 4 nights is considered in low and mid seasons. Make your provisional reservation by telephone or email. Then complete a booking form, and return with a 30% deposit to secure your holiday. The balance is payable 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. Information for use during your stay will be sent out on receipt of full payment. Changeover Day: Arrival is after 3pm at the start of your holiday and departure is by 11am.