"The fish counter at the supermarket is great - fresh sardines on the BBQ was our real treat. One week was not enough."
"Beautiful place, full of ease and quietness - and no sense of the busy world beyond. My nephew and I sent bug hunting everynight and found the biggest stag beetle ever. Love the garden the most - so perfect to escape into. A secret space. We will return."
"How lovely to witness spring in all its glory in a place like this. Riverside walks rich in wildflowers - and also just sitting on the garden bench gazing up into the periwinkle carpetted woods spotting birds and red squirrels. We've enjoyed the simple pleasures that lFrench country life affords."
"Love so many things about this place - the QUIET, birdsong, owls calling to each other,, the river, the wine, beautiful medieval towns, etc. FABULOUS BREAK ! Thank you so much."
"Found crayfish in the river and glow worms in the garden + the girls spent hours 'catching' frogs. Lots of river swimming and pizzas in the square at L'Isle Jourdain. Thank you for our fourth great family holiday here - it was very hot and we have the tans to prove it."
The house sleeps six easily - and has further options - but due to its layout can feel just as cosy for a couple on their own.
The ground floor has one double bedroom off the dining/kitchen. Above the beamed and stone-walled living room, up the handmade oak staircase, is the large beamed master bedroom with a double bed and a magnificent exposed stone wall. Off the master bedroom, there is a beamed twin bedroom and, again, a beautiful exposed stone wall. There is a travel cot, and enough floorspace for a child to sleep on the available extra mattress if necessary.
The well-equipped and large dining kitchen opens out onto a sunny south-facing fenced breakfast patio and the comfortably furnished living room has French-windows to the second terrace (cool and shady) with table and chairs, and extensive enclosed grassy garden with a variety of fruit trees, rockery, and a wooded hillside behind. There are benches, loungers and garden chairs scattered around the gardens. There is a good quality Weber BBQ available for use.
There are two bathrooms: one bathroom/WC upstairs, and a downstairs Shower Room/WC (equipped with a washing machine).
There are two wood-burning stoves, & supplementary electric radiators/heaters.
A Bakery van sells fresh croissants and baguettes etc at the door !
The river is wide and slow. It is a perfect location for (unsupervised)river-swimming, canoeing/kayaking (May-Sept), fishing, riverside & country way-marked walks, & cycling routes (there are 3 bikes).
The house is a short stroll from a new Kayak/Canoe Hire & Teaching Centre, & sleepy small riverside campsite (toddler pool in the summer, playground, table tennis, basketball) & a village tennis court.
The village of Moussac-sur-Vienne is only five minutes away on foot, with its local restaurant/bar and post office. Ten minutes drive away you'll find the small town of L'Isle Jourdain (with restaurants, large supermarket, patisseries, banks/ATMs, pharmacy, garages etc).