Old Walnut Mill Loire valley Experience
Delightful 19th Century Loire Valley gite (house) to rent in the village of Barrou in the department of Indre-et -Loire, France. There are many gites and self catering properties to rent for your French holidays, but this Loire Valley gite, all you see - is a complete family home, giving you spacious accommodation and with its history.
Originally it was a mill for producing walnut oil, beamed ceilings and tiled floors retains its French charm. It is private and self-contained in its own courtyard.
Accommodation consists of a large lounge, kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms, the master with en-suite. There is a second toilet and shower-room.
Barrou itself has a restaurant/bar, boulangerie (baker) boucherie (butcher) and épicier (grocer) all within walking distance of the house. There is a boulodrome in the centre of the village for ‘Petanque (boules)
The restaurant is typical of small villages of the region in that it is also has a separate bar area where the locals meet over coffee or a glass of wine to discuss the events of the day. It serves traditional fare at good prices and is a good place to join the locals for lunch - you will not be disappointed.
Only 10 minutes away is the pretty spa town of La Roche Posay with its Casino, racecourse and golf course. There is also live music every Saturday night in Paulmy only 15km away. The 'Bar de l'Union' is a popular venue for 'blues' bands plus the usual mix of 60's rock & pop.
Within 45 mins of the house you also have the beautiful sandy beaches of the St.Cyr Leisure Parc. and Bellebouche within La Brenne Natural Parc - also ideal for walking and bird-watching - so there is no need to drive to the coast!
So you can have a true French village experience with these additional holiday choices all in one.
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This page was last updated: 23 August 2009