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Charming cottage in rural location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Built in 1850 this barn was lovingly converted into a modern living accomodation in 2007.

It consists of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a shower, and one with bath tub & shower), a fully equipped open-plan kitchen and a living-room with cathedral ceiling and a log fire.

Surrounded by fields and forests, with a spacious und sunny garden, terrace and big parking area, La Vernatrie offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful areas of France.

Britta Sporkmann
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Britta Sporkmann

I fell in love with the beautiful area of Touraine about 15 years ago and converting this lovely stone barn into a holiday home has been a wonderful and rewarding project.

I try to spend as much time at la Vernatrie as possible. And while I'm back in Bochum, Germany to work in my job as a lecturer at a vocational college it gives me great pleasure to know that the house is not empty, but that it is being enjoyed by people from different parts of the world, who will hopefully feel as much at home there as I do.

Britta Sporkmann purchased this house in 2007


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Betz-le-Château in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming cottage in rural location
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely converted barn in a very quiet and rural location. The barn has been very well renovated with lots of its original features retained but having an excellent kitchen with modern appliances and good water system for the showers etc. Lots of places to visit within an easy drive and the local roads are very quiet with hardly any traffic. Plenty of outside space for sitting / eating and you can see across the fields for miles. All the surrounding villages have bakers and there is a big supermarket only 15 mins away.L ots of restaurants in Loches nearby too. Britta , the owner , always responds quickly to emails and is very helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing rural location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is situated in a very quiet, rural location but has the advantage of being a 15 minute drive from Loches where all amenities are available. It is a perfect base for exploring the Loire valley , but with the garden and patio area also great if you just want to "chill out" for a few days .The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and Britta was very helpful throughout with timely communications from our initial enquiry to after our holiday and there is plenty of information provided on tourist attractions , restaurants and the amenities available in the cottage.

Highly recommended - thanks again Britta .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, Alan! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in my home.
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Beautiful & Charming La Vernaterie

  • 5 of 5

First of all apologies for waiting so long to write this review but now I'm planning my next holiday I often think back to our wonderful stay at La Vernaterie. The Loire Valley is simply beautiful and your stunning cottage takes full advantage of its surroundings. Clean, spacious and well equipped, it perfectly accomodated our family of four. Great location with plenty to do and see. Britta facilitated an easy and stress free holiday from beginning to end. One small thing I would suggest is a fan in each bedroom as temperatures were very high during the summer season (oh and a hot tub if you've got any spare money 😋) otherwise perfection 😃.

Kind regards

Charlene & Stu

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at La Vernaterie very much, it was perfect! Very clean and cosy house with a romantic garden, with roses out of the bedroom, lavendel around and lots of raspberries for everyday breakfast outside! Nice and cool in the house when its warm outside. Perfect for a couple or family who search for tranquillity. Everything you think of is available in the kitchen and house. Lots of space. Location easy to find and good descriptions given. We loved the nearby City of Loches, specially the market on Saturday and Wednesday morning! A must! We would definitely recommend this property! Thanks Britta for such a relaxing week:-) Regards Andrea and Roger

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Andrea & Roger, vielen Dank für euer Feedback! Es freut mich sehr, dass ihr euch so wohl gefühlt habt. :-) Viele Grüße, Britta
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  • 5 of 5

La Vernatrie is a lovely cottage, situated in a rural and tranquil location. Just right for a relaxing holiday, yet within easy reach of places of interest and delightful towns providing everything we needed. The property is very well equipped and is obviously regularly visited by the owner, as her personal touches were very evident. We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend this property to others seeking a quality cottage in a peaceful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Right from making the initial enquiry through to putting the key in the lock for the last time, the service and quality of product provided has been absolutely first class. As you will see from the photos provided the house is set in the French countryside and other than a few agricultural vehicles going past your stay will be undisturbed. Such is the tranquility of the area we had a number of sightings of deer ( 2 of which jumped across the front of the car on the next road along from the house) an eagle swooping on a nearby lake, a fox helping himself to his tea from a rabbit burrow, a sparrowhawk sitting on the telegraph pole at the rear of the house and the "piece de le resistance" a wild boar sitting beside a field of sunflowers as we travelled back home one night.

A sheet of useful hints and tips is provided on arrival which was very welcome. The basket of brochures gives a huge range of places to visit and activities on hand.

The quality of the accommodation is outstanding with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and huge fully equipped kitchen and a large lounge. Outside you will find a large patio with comfortable table and chairs and 2 sunloungers - the patio gets the benefit of the sun right through to the end of the day. A nice bonus was tomatoes on the vine, rhubarb unfortuantely not quite ready for us and numerous berry bushes.

It was perfect for us as we wanted a complete getaway - however civilisation is only a 15 min drives away to Loches which has everything you need including a range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Go on treat yourself!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Very quiet and rural location, within easy reach of the Loire Valley with its magnificent castles and vineyards. Close to the pretty medieval market town of Loches with local market and good shopping facilities.

A wide choice of restaurants nearby, from rustic local cuisine to world-class fine dining.

Great for a walking or cycling holiday. Golf course nearby.

Ideal starting point for a tour of the famous chateaux and wineries of the Loire Valley.

Numerous cultural events (local festivals, exhibitions, concerts, antique markets etc.) during the summer months


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Betz-le-Château, Centre

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £106.64

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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