Haven in Touraine — Charming restored country cottage with large fireplace and apparent beams, surrounded by park-like garden, fields and forest.

Bossay-sur-Claise, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Listing #46142

House | Entire Home
Rates from EUR €425 | Weekly
Last Updated 42 days ago


Your Home away from Home! Ideal for couples! Enjoy the pleasures of an authentic French experience in a typical small hamlet in the Claise Valley in lovely Southern Touraine. The property offers a peaceful and exceptional sanctuary with a nurturing environment away from the stressors of a busy life. Catch up on your reading and writing. Meditate in restful surroundings. Stroll or hike in the lovely countryside. Plan day jaunts to the castles and other attractions in the beautiful Loire Valley and environs. Enjoy wide-open skies and marvel at starry nights after gourmet dining nearby. Description: • Situated at the end of a small, old-fashioned hamlet set in beautiful countryside: gently rolling hills, small fields with cows and sheep, vineyards and orchards, forests and woods, beautiful vistas. • Full privacy, very quiet, no passage of cars. • Charming restored rustic country cottage built in 1870. It's a three room open-plan cottage with a large open fireplace and apparent beams. The top floor has not been developed. The original two-room house was enlarged with a spacious cathedral ceiling dining room and kitchen. Warm and inviting! - Sleeps two comfortably in a bedroom with a full-sized bed; there is also a twin bed in the living room. In warm weather, additional sleeping may be available in the small cottage. - Fully furnished and well-equipped. Large library of books. High-speed Internet, printer, and satellite TV. All linens provided (just bring clothes and personal effects). • Park-like garden with barns and outbuildings, surrounded by rolling fields and overlooking a forest, a true bird-watchers' delight. Small attractive pond. • Excellent local winery and gourmet dining nearby. • Local shops in historic medieval town Preuilly-sur-Claise 10 minutes away and in the lovely spa town of La Roche-Posay 15 minutes away. Large supermarkets in Yzeures-sur-Creuse (also 15 minutes away) and in La Roche-Posay. Colorful outdoor markets nearby as well. Testimonials: "Haven in Touraine is a fantastic place. The pictures on the Internet do not do it justice; it is so much more. A tranquil setting in the middle of the French countryside, it's perfect for a relaxing time with plenty to see and do in the area. It's just what we were looking for." Emma & Peter Sheldrake, Surrey, England "This is a home, not just a place to stay. Anyone looking for peace, tranquility and a French ambiance, this is the place. Comfortable, easy to run and near all sorts of interesting places. Thank you very much for making us feel so welcome. We're sorry to be leaving." Peter and Patsy Bewg, Tasmania “The property is very comfortable, charming, and private. It’s a pleasure for us to return when we have the chance. One of our favorite aspects is the large garden surrounded by fields, particularly spectacular when planted in sunflowers. I highly recommend "Haven in Touraine" as a great place to relax.” David Pendery, Cambridge, MA, USA “La Gourie was the perfect getaway in the rolling hills of central France. We were delighted to find ourselves welcomed with a fire in the fireplace, fruits, fresh bread, and wine. Our stay was amazing and we will definitely be staying in "Haven in Touraine" again…and again!” Matthew C. McKinney, PA, USA “We absolutely loved our stay at La Gourie where we had a very memorable vacation and have not felt so relaxed in years. The house and property are truly a "Haven in Touraine", a refuge and perfect antidote to our busy city life. The first comment we had to each other was that the house truly felt like a home, a place of warmth, solace and good memories. We were reluctant to leave it to go touring! We look forward to returning for a longer stay in the future and highly recommend it to others.” Christopher and Sheila Spalding, Brighton, MA, USA




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Property Type


From April 17, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing


House in Bossay-sur-Claise, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Nearby Universities
Poitiers, Tours
Explore the Area


  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from EUR €425 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Ask about smoking in the home

A car is not available





High Speed Internet






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