Mill - Barrou - your home away from home.
The 'Old Walnut
Mill' is a delightful 19th century Loire
Valley house ( 2 bedrooms ) in the
village of Barrou in
the department of Indre-et-Loire,
Centre-Val de Loire France. The
village’s location halfway between the
cities of Tours and Poitiers makes it an
ideal base to explore the Loire Valley,
its many chateaux and pretty villages as
well as the department of Vienne where
you can visit the theme park of Futuroscope.
The nearest chateaux at Le Guerche and
Le Grand Pressigny are only minutes
away. You can have a true
French experience as it is relatively
'tourist free' but still take advantage
of all this beautiful area has to offer,
everything from picturesque villages,
citadel towns ( many with their own
chateau), sandy river beaches, beautiful
lakes, safari parks and troglodytes.
More than just holiday accommodation...a Loire
house, all of which you see, comes back on the rental market after
being our home for the last 5 years ( we
have a new project ). It was a popular
choice for visitors to the Loire Valley
between 2008 and 2011. You can read their guestbook
previous guest comment:
"You have a wonderful house which oozes
character and reflects your wonderful taste
and devotion to making sure that your
'guests' have the best time possible."
choose to rent the house what you also get is
benefit of our local knowledge to help you get the
most out of your visit to this beautiful part of
France. We can help you with ideas on what to do and
see plus keep you informed of local events.
guest comment: "As
a bonus Jim & Pauline are a delightful,
entertaining, helpful and welcoming couple."
Your Loire Valley
have free WIFI access and international
landline telephone calls during your stay.
There are many gites and self-catering properties to
rent for your French holiday, but this Loire Valley village
house, 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, has beamed ceilings
and tiled floors which help it to retain its French charm. It is
private and self-contained in its own courtyard.
Accommodation consists of a large lounge and kitchen/diner
downstairs and two double bedrooms and large
shower-room upstairs. There is a second toilet and shower-room
Your holiday cottage kitchen/diner is well equipped
with fridge/freezer, 4 ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave
and all you need to allow you to serve up some of the local fare should you wish to eat in after a busy day touring the delights of the Loire Valley.
dining option allows you to comfortably
The spacious lounge in your Loire Valley accommodation
has two sofas and provides a relaxing room to watch
TV (UK freeserve) or dvd's , listen to music, or to take some light relief from the hot summer sun.
In the cooler months there is a wood burning stove
for your comfort.
The house has two very good
sized bedroom with original tiled floors and beamed
generous main bedroom has a king-sized bed plus plenty of drawer
and hanging space.
second double bedroom is also well
proportioned with plenty of drawer and
There is a modern, well
proportioned shower room off a central hall
on the first floor...
...plus a second
toilet/shower room on the ground floor
is also a small laundry room with washing machine for
Your courtyard at the house can
be a magical place...day
Previous guest comment:
"The small village experience' was
great and made us feel part of the landscape
rather than just passing tourists."