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About Colin Fraser
We live in Lancashire in the north west of England. We love visiting France and adore the French way of relaxed, slow living.
Colin Fraser purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Colin Fraser chose La Châtre
We fell in love with this property the first time we saw it. Gardening is our passion and it's lovely to watch the wildlife in the garden and in and around the river.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has a quirky interior and is completely open plan upstairs consisting of the bathroom and bedroom. The roll-top bath which overlooks the garden is deep and has a shower attachment. The kitchen is well equipped and has a wood burning stove for the cooler months. The garden room is a lovely space at any time of the day, giving excellent views of the garden and river. The cottage is situated far enough off the beaten track on the edge of a town and within 5/10 minute walk to cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Supermarkets are only a short drive away. WINE TOURS New for 2019: We have joined forces with “Gouts du Berry” a local company who organise tours of vineyards in the region. Excursions are either ½ day for local wineries or a full day (including a gourmet picnic in the vines) for the vineyards in the stunning Sancere area. You will be collected from, and returned to La Maison Rose as part of the tour so there’s no need to worry about how much wine you taste/consume. Full details on the tours offered can be found by typing Goutsduberry into Google. Easy driving to chateaux in the Berry region.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Children not allowed
Strictly no smoking including e-cigarettes.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely secluded cottage for 2
We very much enjoyed our stay here, the sun room and garden are particularly lovely. It was a short walk into La Chatre for shopping, visiting the Saturday market or the restaurants. Colin and Marian checked we had arrived and found everything OK. We would happily return again.
Relaxing week in a unique house.
La Maison Rose is a beautiful house on the edge of La Châtre. We spent many hours soaking up the sun in the lovely, spacious garden and enjoyed sitting in the 'conservatory' in the evening. It's only a 5 minute walk into La Châtre which has bars, restaurants, supermarkets and other amenities. The house is very clean and well-equipped - everything that you would expect from a holiday home has been provided. There is no TV but plenty of music and books have been provided and the wifi is outstanding. Accessing the upper floor may not be easy for those with reduced mobility but overall the house is an absolute delight and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Such a relaxing environment that was beautiful inside and out. We really enjoyed our time in this lovely property and would have no hestitationin recommending it!
First impression...Picturesque Heaven! What a beautiful gite with a huge garden area that is well manicured and a river that makes the setting pristine. The kitchen area wows you also as you enter and are greeted to a very well designed big and open space. All of the necessary cooking utensils are provided and a welcome bottle of wine was waiting for my wife and I. The sun room adjoining the kitchen provides an excellent reading space or just a quiet area to watch the outdoor garden and river as both doors open to the outside! The upstairs bedroom is quiet and open with a huge claw foot tub at your disposal. The bed was very comfy and the flow of the cool night air from the big windows that open across from one another was very welcoming. The property is very close to downtown and we walked several days for coffee and dining opportunities. Finally, the attention to detail along with the pride that the owners display in their property will make this stay one of the best my wife and I have experienced.
Arlo and Barb
Cosy cottage on a nice place.
We loved the garden, the house , the situation of it.
We missed a good coffeemaker and an orange juicer .
We might come back next year.
The photos of Maison Rose won my heart and we were not at all disappointed by the reality. It's simply so beautiful and serene, seeming set in the countryside yet only three minutes easy walk to the Main Street and all the shops, places to eat and sights of La Chatre. The garden is huge as is the cottage itself.
The kitchen is well equipped and the wifi is excellent. A very comfortable bed with lots of pillows was very appreciated as was the sunny and relaxing sun room overlooking the lovely garden.
We were lucky to have warm weather so we were also able to take advantage of the sun lounges.
The owners were very prompt in responding to emails and provided excellent directions on finding the cottage plus an email after we arrived to make sure all was well.
There are many wonderful places to visit within an easy drive of La Chatre and the tourist office is excellent in providing ideas and advice so our week here just flew by. We would strongly recommend La Maison Rose to any friends who were thinking of a holiday in Berry.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and what a wonderful review it is. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage, the garden and the setting and that you particularly liked the sun room - our favourite spot too even in inclement weather.
Thank you also for recommending La Maison Rose to your friends, it's very kind of you.