The cottage is set in generous gardens to all sides and with its own parking area. Comfortable, spacious and well equipped, the whole cottage has recently been completely modernised to an exceptionally high standard.
Downstairs: A spacious living room with ample comfortable seating for all guests, TV (freesat English channels), DVD player, a selection of games, a traditional stone fireplace with a log burner for colder days (logs provided) and French doors leading onto the terrace. The windows provide beautiful views across the valley.
A fully equipped modern kitchen with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and coffee maker. All the pots and pans you will need plus plenty of crockery, glassware and cutlery. An additional large fridge and washing machine are in the utility area.
Leading off the entrance hall is a shower room with WC and walk in shower enclosure.
Upstairs: There are 3 light and airy bedrooms, one with a king size double bed and two with twin beds. All the bedrooms have plenty of storage with fitted wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside tables. Sloping ceilings add to the character of the bedrooms, and there are stunning views across the garden and surrounding countryside.
There is an attractive modern bathroom with a large double ended bath and spacious shower enclosure.
Outside: The cottage is surrounded by the fully enclosed large garden, a former orchard, with a number of mature trees, there is even your own potager [veg patch] with tomatoes, salad and herbs for you to pick [in season]. The terrace has a BBQ, dining table and chairs, there is further seating in the front garden and sun loungers for relaxing.
The splash pool is ideal for cooling off in the summer heat, it is 4.5m in diameter and approximately 1m deep.
For Babies: On request we can supply, free of charge, a travel cot, cot bed (bedding available), high chair, booster seat for a dining chair, stair gate and potty. We also supply a range of plastic plates and cups for little ones.
Pets are welcome, there are lots of local dog walks, an enclosed garden and a good local vet, we can even lend you a dog bed.
|Address: Sept Fonds, 18370 Saint-Jeanvrin, France|
|Zip/Postal Code: 18370|
| Latitude/Longitude: 46.584369 / 2.2115310000000363|
|Nearest airport||Limoges||150 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Chateaumeillant||3 km|
|Nearest beach||Sidialles||15 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Chateaumeillant||3 km|
|Nearest ferry port||Caen||500 km|
|Nearest market||Chateaumeillant||3 km|
|Nearest train station||St Amand Montrond||30 km|
Les Rossignols is situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Chateaumeillant, where you will find several restaurants as well as local shops and a small supermarket. The Friday market is home to many small producers, you will be able to buy delicious local produce and sample the local wine. The busy and picturesque town of La Chatre is 18km away with a variety of ineresting shops, larger supermarkets and places to eat as well as the large bustling Saturday market.
Chateaumeillant has produced wine since the 5th century, it was granted its AOC status in 2010. This tiny region specializes in classic Loire vin gris (rosé) and red wines. There are a number of local producers where you can try before you buy while you follow the "wine trail" round the area.
There are many fascinating chateaux and ancient churches in the area, 14th Century Sarzay with it's pepper pot towers looks like every child's dream of a "proper" castle. The fairy tale chateaux of Ainey le Viel and Meillant as well as Georges Sands home at Nohant, where she lived with Chopin.
The area is excellent for walking and cycling, you can either just set off along the chemin rural [footpath] from the cottage or follow one of the many way marked trials. Our favourites are the vinyard walk from Chateaumeillant and the more challenging tour round the lake at Sidialles. Maps and details are in the cottage.
The lake at Sidialles has a large sandy beach with safe bathing, you can hire canoes or pedelos to see the lake from the water. If you are feeling adventurous, book in at Branche Adventure at Sidialles. a huge "Go Ape" type high ropes course, with routes for all ages. Including Tyro trek, with over 5km of zipwires criss crossing the lake.
Back down to earth with a visit to the gardens at the Prieure d'Orsan, featured in Monty Don's most beautiful gardens in France TV show.