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A French village gite with a river view.


'La Belle Vue' is a charming little pied a terre on the banks of the river Creuse in the village of Barrou in the Southern Touraine area of Centre Val de Loire. This little barn conversion which is attached to the UK owner's vacation house combines many original features with all the modern day comforts you will need for your holiday. Although attached you have your own private entrance.



Barrou is halfway between Tours and Poitiers making it an ideal location from which to explore all that the Loire Valley has to offer. All the Loire Chateaux are within reach, with a number less than a 30 minute drive away. The Loire region is a food lovers dream with vibrant markets teaming with seasonal produce and numerous vineyards producing excellent wines. Visit local farms where you can see goat’s cheese being made, select home-cured meats, buy fresh milk and thickly churned cream or sample foie gras. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are cycle paths, footpaths, lakes for swimming, rivers for fishing and canoeing and forests for foraging, equestrian centres, golf courses, horse racing, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, theme parks.

There is a boulodrome in the centre of the village for ‘Petanque' (boules). The village also has a restaurant/bar, boulangerie (baker) boucherie (butcher), Úpicier (grocer) and a post office.



Almost every weekend there will be at least one local village hosting a brocante or a fete, often serving excellent value meals, eaten communally in the open air. In summer there are outdoor concerts in parks, open-air cinema in chateau grounds, medieval festivals, light shows, the list goes on.


Here for you...

Often holidaymakers take several days to orientate themselves and discover all there is to see or do in their chosen holiday destination and consequently miss out. When you book with us, you get the benefits of  local managers who live close by. Jim & Pauline have lived in the village for several years and are very knowledgeable about the Loire Valley, Jim is the webmaster of and they are more than happy to offer help and assistance to make your holiday as carefree as possible.

After that it is up to you to do as much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday after all.

Your holiday cottage accommodation:


The house has a comfortable lounge on the first floor which has a table for dining and tv/dvd player . The room with its original oak beams has French doors on to the balcony overlooking the river Creuse.


A few steps from your little terrace.

The kitchen is off the lounge and has all you need for serving up the delights of region's fare.



The double bedroom is on the ground floor and opens out onto the a small patio on the riverbank. It has a wardrobe and chest of drawers.





The bathroom is off the hallway between the entrance hall and the bedroom. There is an over-bath shower.


The owners of the property and their family use the adjacent house and garden from time to time throughout the year.

The managers of the gite, Jim and Pauline live in the next village and will be on hand for any help or assistance you may need.




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