La Gabelle

River lovers.

If your idea of heaven is floating in warm water, with your toes gently resting in the sand and whilst doing so, watching dragonflies and swallows going about their business, then yes – you are in heaven; this is your place.

La Gabelle

is a magic house in a secret location to die for. Those who are lucky enough to come here, come back year after year. Special places take a lot of finding.

If the house is too large, or if it is already booked, our family do use it, there is also a small cottage or even a very small apartment ( The studio ) within the house. At the time of writing, there is space available for the cottage and the studio.

The house has three large en suite bedrooms, has a large sitting room, with a full sized table tennis fold away table, a billiard room and a dining room with attached kitchen. There is a utility room with washing up, and washing facilities. There is wi fi and a U.K television and a DVD player. That is the indoors, but it is the outdoors that is unforgettable.

There is a south facing terrace running the length of the house. The view from dawn to sunset is talked about by who ever sees it.

All meals are taken on the terrace.

Steps lead down to the river bank where, our own rowing boats, and a sailing boats are available by arrangement.

The cottage

( La Patatarie), which is in the same location, has two bedrooms and will sleep 4/5 persons. Large sitting/dining rooms with fully equipped new kitchen. It also has its own terrace on the river bank. The cottage also has a private courtyard, where sun tans can be extended.

The house, the cottage and or the apartment

can be let either as individual properties, or in any combination.

Swimming, boating, bicycling are all included to all the properties, as is a complimentary bottle of the local Chinon red wine on arrival. You can tell that these are no ordinary holiday cottages. Our house and cottage are for river lovers.

Sadly, we have to discourage pets. The river location has a sensitive ecosystem. If however this does present you with insurmountable problems, we may be able to help. Please contact us at the time of booking.

La Gabelle Courtyard Garden River Tour beams