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Iva Hofsté

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The house

  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

In the former barn we have realized a beautiful new gite. The gite is detached, has an area of ​​approximately 200m ² and has underfloor heating on the ground floor. The spacious living area is approximately 100 m² and has a stylish decor, sandstone floor in ancient Roman connection, with a fireplace. The kitchen is fully and comfortably equipped (dishwasher, microwave, large fridge with separate freezer and 5-burner stove with oven).
The gite has four spacious bedrooms on the floor, each with an own bathroom equipped with shower and bathroom furniture. In the gite are two toilets. Each bedroom has 2 single and very comfortable beds (box springs 90 * 210).
For small children is on request a bed, bath, box, chair available. An internet connection (ADSL) is present.

The beautiful garden is located on the south-west with a spacious wooden deck with two tables, eight chairs, two umbrellas and a barbecue. In the garden you find the private pool (8 * 4m) with a (fully removable) security fence. On the private site at the cottage is a parking lot. Toys are also present in the cottage. Outside in the garden is a trampoline.


  • Independent
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool
  • Private pool

Availability of 'Le Marronnier (Le Petit Varrat)'


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Our farm house is located in a rural area with meadow and forest in the Brenne Regional Nature Park (the park of 1000 lakes). Just across the property runs the river L'Allemette. A walk along the river is certainly worth it.
1.5 km located from our farm house is the castle Chateau Guillaume. The castle is surrounded by authentic houses of the Brenne.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland


Le Marronnier (Le Petit Varrat) has received 2 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:

10 stars
  • 10 stars

    Prachtig, sfeervol huis. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Mooie nog rustige omgeving. Leuke dorpjes in de buurt. Goede bedden en alle kamers een eigen badkamer. Genoeg linnengoed. Schoon. Al met al een tien! We komen graag nog eens terug in dit mooie huis.

    Comment from Iva Hofsté

    Dank voor jullie complimenten! Fijn dat het goed is bevallen. Graag tot ziens!

  • 10 stars

    Wij waren hier nu voor de 2de keer en het was weer heerlijk. Genoeg ruimte voor de 5 volwassenen, 1 baby en 2 honden. Superfijn huis, genieten van het zwembad, tuin en de mooie omgeving. Goed contact met eigenaresse en gerante ter plaatse. Er komt vast een derde keer!

  • Familie Oomen from Oude Wetering,

    8 stars

    Een heerlijk ruim, comfortabel huis met goede bedden en verder ook van alle gemakken voorzien. Zwembad is ook heerlijk. Omgeving is prachtig en heel rustig. Een aanrader is om te gaan eten bij camping Domaine de Puylagorge van Nederlandse eigenaren op 10 minuten afstand.

    Comment from Iva Hofsté

    Fijn dat jullie het naar de zin hebben gehad! Dank voor de tip!

Restaurants, food & wine

The region is known for the various types of goat cheese and several local wines. You can also enjoy in the local restaurants the typical regional dishes.


Tuesday morning in Tournon-Saint-Martin
Wednesday morning in Montmorrillon, Luant and Le Blanc
Thursday morning in Mezieres-en-Brenne
Friday morning in Saint-Savin, Tournon-Saint-Martin, Saint Gaultier
Saturday morning in Le Blanc, Saint Benoit, Chauvigny

First Thursday of the month in Lussac
First Thursday from June to September, the "marche des produits et repas local champêtre" in Chalais.
Every 8th of the month in La Trimouille
Every 17th of the month in Availles
Every 20th of the month in Isle-Jourdain
Every 29th of the month (except on Sunday or a banking holiday, then the next day): the largest cattle market in France (in the morning very early), the rest of the morning a very large and busy general market in Les Herolles.

On May 1 "Le Luma", large snails feast in Cluis
On the last Sunday of June festival at Lake Rochechevreux: fishing competition in the morning, afternoon and evening dinner, entertainment and fireworks.
On July 14 fireworks at the Lac de Rochechevreux
On the third Sunday in July: the annual festival in Chalais (flea market early in the morning and eating and dancing until late at night)
On the last Sunday (Saturday and Monday) in July, the anniversary of Lignac with flea market, carnival, food and fireworks!
On the 1st Saturday of August the "Fête du Lac" with really nice fireworks in Chaillac.
On August 15th anniversary with fireworks in Tholet.
On August 25 the "Foire aux Melons" in Rosnay. A special and very large-scale fair. Besides the original melons you can buy almost everything from tractors to cars. The festive character is underlined by the presence of a fairground and many opportunities to extended and hot food. The foire attracts over 10,000 visitors.
On the last Sunday of August "Fête de la Batteuse" (feast of the thresher) in Chamorin.
On the 3rd Sunday of September "Fête de la Chasse et de la nature" in Mauvieres. From early morning until late at night: the fishing contest, flea market, animations, repas champêtre, dancing and much more.
On October 10, the "Foire des Chiens et des chevaux" in Chaillac.On the 2nd Sunday of October: the "Foire aux Potirons" in Tranzault.
On the last weekend of October: "Fête de la chataigne" in Éguzon.
Every 3 years, about mid-November: "Fête de La Pêche" Etang de Rochechevreux. The lake is drained and the fish is caught.


In the Parc naturel régional de la Brenne you find extensive hiking, mountain biking and riding trails. You can also fish and hunt in various locations (from 1 October to 1 March).
At about 8 km you find a lake with beach and play area, diving board and landing for canoes and pedalos.
At about 30 km you find the lake of Eguzon with sunny beaches and water sports.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

The rental period runs from 16 pm on the day of arrival until 10 am on the day of departure. On request, rentals for weekend (Friday - Monday) or midweek (Monday - Friday) are possible.

Rate include:
- bed linen and duvets, towels and kitchen towels
- final cleaning
- firewood

and exclude:
- central heating
- baby kit

Additional price info and offers

High season:
July 7 - September 1, 2012

Mid season:
April 7 - July 7, 2012
September 1 - September 29, 2012
December 22, 2012 - January 5, 2013

Low season:
January 7 - April 7, 2012
September 29 - December 22, 2012

Price includes

Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 350.00

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