Heated outdoor swimming pool, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 +2
About Laura Jordan
I was born in London then moved to Essex, which is where I grew up and met my husband who is from Durham. We are now a family of 4 and we live in Leigh on sea in Essex. We were looking for a renovation project in 2001 and bought Le Boué in 2002 then lovingly restored it and developed the surrounding land. A lot of hard work, tantrums and tears were involved but it was worth it. We lived in this house for a few years while we renovated it, preparing it for rental. Our young children attended the local village school. We still visit Le Boué for our family holidays; it holds many happy memories for us.
Laura Jordan purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why Laura Jordan chose Vigoux
Le Boué is remote, surrounded by beautiful countryside and we saw a fabulous sunset over the valley when we viewed it. We fell in love with the place! It teams with wildlife; there are many birds in the garden (Barn owls, swallows, hoopoes, black redstarts) . There are deer (you have to be up early in the morning to see them!), hares and rabbits hopping around.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
It is so accessible, remote and tranquil but you would never believe how close the access from the main motorway route is (the A20 which goes south to Toulouse). As you exit the motorway you weave through the country lanes, deeper and deeper and it's like you fall upon a secret location! No neighbours except for the wildlife! Sitting on the deck overlooking the private fishing lake, watching the sunset in the valley, you forget about everything and just relax. Or lounge around Solar Heated pool til dusk. It is totally private and is for the sole use of the party staying at the property. What more could you want for a great 'away-from-it-all' holiday.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Pets considered. £50 fine if animal mess found.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
No glass in the pool area please.
House Rules as per the Housekeeping Guide and Rental Agreement.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Lovely property - very remote and peaceful. Well equipped and comfortable.
We enjoyed a lovely week. The house was great with lots of space. The grounds were extensive which was great for the dog and football. The pool was perfect with a shallow bit for the children who also enjoyed the trampolene and playground equipment. Lots of wildlife, birds for the birdwatcher (waterfowl are moorhens not the rarer water rail btw) and lizards for the children.
The caretakers were most helpful and the owner quick to respond when we had internet problems.
Although remote it did not take long to get to local towns and villages and Chateauroux was easily reached for 'big' shopping.
We would definitely return.
We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and that all amenities were to your liking. Thank you for booking with us and hope to welcome you back again 😊�. Laura and Michael
A perfect location for a peaceful vacation
A well maintained, clean, well equipped and relaxing property with lots of activities for all ages - pool, darts, trampoline, pétanque and lots of indoor games. Loads to do locally and we ventured to a chateau and zoo. Can't really fault anything and would thoroughly recommend it. Thank you Laura!
Karen, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We are glad everything was as you expected, thank you for a brilliant review. The family Jordan
Off the beaten track, or so you would think!
Arrival straightforward and gate opened without problems, however bottomed the car on the lane up to the gate and track leading to house so if your car is laden take care. Other than that the house was superb in every way and could not be faulted, the gardens very extensive and very well kept, plenty of space to lose yourself in. The pond seemed overgrown compared to the pictures and there was very little water however plenty of wild life had made their home including frogs, snakes and a family of very timid Water Rail. If I owned this house I would be very proud and so must you Laura. Brilliant week regardless of the weather.
Beautiful, isolated house with everything you could need to get away from it all.
We have stayed at a fair few isolated farmhouses in France over the years none more so than this one. One and a half miles from the main road and quite a away from neighbours bar the cows of course in the surrounding fields.
Wonderful to watch the birds swooping about the lake and pool with them chattering to each other all day.
The house is very well appointed with two en-suite bathrooms and a lovely downstairs bathroom with corner bath and modern shower.
A large dining room which could easily sit 10/12, not that we used it as there were only two of us for the week.
Supermarket and Boulangerie are as you can imagine a car ride away but we were happy to do infrequent shops when we were out an about.
If you have teenagers then the Wifi will probably drive them potty, being so isolated its very slow so don't expect to be able to stream anything but for just keeping in touch (if you want to) then its fine.
Our only niggle of the week was the pool which need a really good clean but something easily fixed.
Attractive rural property
After leaving the main road onto a farm track you reach a metal gate on your left in half km. Following the track through the gate leads you to the property. A lovely rural house set in a large peaceful garden with a lovely big pond. The house was very spacious for the 4 of us. The downstairs living and dinning area is large, with lots of local books, fiction and games. If you have sky, bring your card. There's an Xbox, but bring your own games, we couldn't find any. A lovely piano but in dire need of a tune. Doors opening on both sides keep it cool in the heat. Wifi was good whilst we were there.
We used the downstairs bedroom as it was private and cool, with doors opening straight out onto the garden. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with two more bathrooms. They are spacious and comfortable, just beware of a wasps nest that keeps returning to the wood on the middle bedroom window. It does get very hot upstairs when the weather is nice, we'd suggest the owners get an air con unit.
Outside is huge with a superb pond, overgrown now, which is great as it brings in the most wonderful wildlife. Sit of an evening and watch dozens of grey wagtails come in to roost, shortly following by bats whizzing over. Didn't see any fish and the little jetty is locked as it's not safe, but there are dozens of frogs and dragon flies and a few very shy wildfowl!
The pool is wonderful on hot days with roman steps and a nice shallow area, plenty of seating and a pool shower. Tip from the caretaker - if it's hot keep the pool cover off, because as we found out, the pool goes green! He came very promptly though to sort it out, although I'd suggest he needs to come more than once a week to give it a check and clean.
Sadly we couldn't use the bikes at the beginning of the holiday, when the weather was cool as the key had been lost, once sorted the weather improved - hurray!
I feel the photos of the property are accurate, apart from being I'd say, a decade old.
The area is pretty, I'd highly recommend the local bakers in Bazaiges, but get there early if you want any croissants. Argenton has a few restaurants worth trying, we enjoyed a great evening market there. If you want to eat at Vigoulais check the opening times first, we took a chance and found it shut. Lac Eguzon was great fun, we took a fun ride in an electric boat around the lake. We thoroughly enjoyed canoeing from Crozant for a couple of hours.
I'd recommend this property for a true taste of rural France.
Relaxing holiday in paradise!
We had a fantastic week at Le Boué - only wish it could have been longer. This is our 3rd time returning here at different times of the year. Everything was just as we'd hoped for and more.. a welcome gift of bottle of wine to start the holiday after a long journey...Beds made up and lovely and clean. beautiful farmhouse with a stunning garden and lake ...and so quiet deep in the countryside surrounded by fields and the valley with a great sunset... and relaxing yet close to a main road for access. It was just right for our family (8 of us in our party) suited everyone from my 80 yr old mother who needed a downstairs bedroom and bathroom to our two little grand-sons who thought it was all great...especially the
huge trampoline and pool. The whole house and garden is very well equipped - and the bikes are a plus too. The caretaker, Stuart was very helpful as was the housekeeper Heather. Great local restaurants in Argenton and a bakers at Bazaiges All in all, a great family holiday to remember - a beautiful place to spend time together.. ;-D
so glad you enjoyed the house and its grounds. thank you so much for your review... it really helps future guests.. From Laura and Michael Jordan:-D
Vigoux is about 8 miles from Argenton-sur-Creuse, a large town rich in medieval history with local bars, shops and restaurants, (TGV Train stops at Argenton and is only 10mins away). The picturesque villages of Saint Benoît du Sault, and Gargilesse, are only a short distance away (approx 6 miles).
Châteaux are within close proximity for visiting, one of which is visible from the property.
Limoges and Poitiers international airports are approx 50 miles away.
Vigoux is on the edge of The Brenne National Park. The Brenne is a diverse area with over a 1000 lakes, ideal for nature trails, fishing, cycling and horse riding, also there is a good restaurant at the main entrance (La Maison de la Brenne).
Châteauroux is a large main town (approx 25 miles away) with lots of major shops and also there is a beautiful golf course.
The beach at the lake in Eguzon is only 20 min by car.
Other Activities: Birdwatching, canoeing, kayak, golf, cycling, & horse-riding
Golf: Val de L'Indre Golf Club, Villedieu-sur-Indre, 36320 Tregonce.
Directions : 12km north west of Châteauroux, and 80km south east of Tours on the RN 143.
Course Details: Val De L'Indre Golf Holes: 18 Yardage: 6838 SSS: 72.