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Walnut Cottage – Home 100868 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Walnut Cottage – Home 100868

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 29 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A holiday at Walnut Cottage has something for everyone for those who want to experience long and relaxing days, for those who wish to swim and try the water sports at the lake. For those of you who are golfers so many courses to choose.

Fishermen, there is a wide range of fish, the carp will pleasantly shock you; they come from all over Europe to fish in this area. Not forgetting the amateur photographer, the walker, the cyclist, what ever you want from your holiday, the Creuse and surrounding area has this and more to offer.

St Sebastien is so close to where the famous painters came to paint including Claude Monet & Armand Guillaumin the Sedelle valley is famous for their painting and after visiting the site you will see why just amazing.

The famous George Sands frequently walked around the ruins of Crozant inviting the impressionist painters to the area as it was so beautiful.

For all animal lovers you could'nt chose a better place to be ZooParc de Beauval has Giant Pandas Then there is La Vallee des Singes where monkeys and apes are many, Planet Crocodiles where there are plus 200 crocodiles to see how amazing are these places to visit and only a car ride away so you see there is definatly something for everyone hope to see. Please if you have any questions remember we are here to help. Check out our photographs to see just a little piece of what is on offer

We are delighted with the new extention of a second bedroom to Walnut Cottage, as well as the new bedroom Walnut Cottage has been newly decorated throughout, we are sure you will be as pleased with the result as we are , we really hope your holiday will be a holiday to remember, and we look forward to meeting you .

Further details indoors

Home comfort is our priority you will find Walnut Cottage more than comfortable with its original oak beams and doors, carpeted lounge and bedroom area both newly fitted

Newly installed in the kitchen you have an gas hob, fridge, microwave, grill/oven and all the usual items a kitchen needs to make life easy... Adjacent to the Lounge/kitchen is the shower room/toilet also newly fitted.

On arrival you will find complimentary Tea Coffee and Sugar and a welcome pack AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.(Given to those who book 7 days or more)

Further details outdoors

Walnut Cottage is set in a large well design garden with plenty of flowers trees and shrubs. To add to your comfort there are sunbeds hammock tables chairs a purpose built stone BBQ swings and fish pond.

We are keen veggie gardeners so if, when you are here, the vegetables are ready to be picked, you are very welcome to help yourself, the same is for the fruit.

There is virtually no traffic so it is very safe for children. There are many shady places for you to read or just relax. The garden is large enough for children to play and have fun.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Just to let you know we are on hand 24 hours a day what ever your needs we are here to make your holiday totally relaxed really hope to see you soon Small well behaved dogs are welcome


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking is only allowed outside the cottage

No Hen/Stag parties


About the owner

Michael F.
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27 Sep 2019
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Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

29 reviews

Very Good

“Real Hidden gem”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2018

Where do I start. Lovely quiet location in a sweet cottage. Owners are friendly and helpful and will point you in the right direction for any of you holidays needs from good food to places to visit. Lovely garden to relax and sook up the sun. Life seems so much simpler here ,you feel the stress just drift away. Came back relaxed and feeling great. Thank you Vivian and Fred for a wounderfell stay. Will be back without a doubt .

Owner's reply: We were so thrilled you enjoyed your stay, you really did make the most of all the beautiful sites to be seen, maybe one day you will pass this way again and come and holiday we would love for you and your family to stay again take care and thank you for your kind words Vivien and Fred

“All in all, a truly memorable holiday”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2013

I spent a week with my wife and 2-year-old daughter at Walnut Cottage in what must have been the worst April weather conditions for many years. It barely stopped raining the whole time we were there. We nonetheless managed to have a great and truly memorable holiday – our time there really provided the perfect respite from our hectic daily lives in Paris. Walnut Cottage is extremely charming with its original stone walls and beautiful wooden beams. It is cosy and very well equipped with most of the amenities you could wish for. Upstairs is a very comfortable and attractive bedroom. A cot was also provided for our daughter. The cottage is finished to a very good standard. The garden is absolutely gorgeous and we would have spent a lot more time in it had it not been for the awful weather. A great place to relax after a long day spent visiting the absolutely stunningly beautiful local area. Our daughter still managed to have great fun, in between the showers, playing on the swing, kicking her football around and going to visit the animals kept by the neighbours. One of the greatest things about our stay was the wonderful welcome we received from the owners, Vivien and Fred. They absolutely love where they live and are more than happy to share their extensive knowledge of the local area, dispensing great tips on where to visit, tailored to the interests of the individual visitors. In our case, with my wife 7 months pregnant, an energetic 2-year-old in tow, combined with the incessant rain, you might think the options were very limited but, following their advice, we were able to see a great deal of this beautiful area. As hosts, they are unfailingly generous and thoughtful and the "welcome pack" that greets you when you arrive is just one example of that. I have come away a huge fan of La Creuse, a hidden gem of a French region, with countless picturesque villages and tiny hamlets set among some truly gorgeous countryside. Certain parts, such as the beautiful Sedelle river were quite reminiscent of my native Scotland. I thoroughly recommend a stay in Walnut Cottage.

Owner's reply: We so enjoyed meeting you, and were thrilled you enjoyed your stay is only the weather had been kinder your positiveness was unbounding and we were thrilled you fell in love with our area we hope that maybe one day you will again visit and this time hope the sun will follow you Take care of each other kindest regards Vivien and Fred

“Lovely place for a relaxing, quiet holiday”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2012

We spend a week in Walnut Cottage in June 2012 and very much enjoyed it. The Cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped and the owners, Vivien and Fred, were very friendly and always helpful. When we arrived there was a generous welcome pack of food waiting for us which was a real godsend as we arrived quiet late with no shops or restaurants open. The Cottage is situated in a lovely garden where we could help ourselves to fresh strawberries. We found that there were lots of interesting places to visit in the Creuse region. We particularly liked Argenton and of course Gargilesse, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Everywhere you visit there is a relaxed atmosphere, the perfect antidote to busy working life in an English city. All in all, we had a great week amongst beautiful countryside. The lovely cottage and friendly hosts were the icing on the cake and we would very much like to return in the future.

Owner's reply: We would like to say a big thank you for your most welcomed comments we too enjoyed your stay especially our long chats in the garden. it would be nice to think our beautiful area may pull you back sometime. So pleased you enjoyed the strawberries hope to see you again take care


Reviewed 26 Sep 2012

The only problem is where to begin,the place is so wonderfully tranquil,pretty and I wish I lived there. Vivian and Fred were lovely hosts and it was an ideal location for touring. The cottage was lovely and clean and a welcome pack was much appreciated. We hope to go back and stay again at this idyllic location.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words they are very much appreciated we would just like to say we would love to see you again with regards to your comment wishing you lived here we know we are very blessed to be part of the life here in Parchimbaud.

“Great cottage, great hosts, wonderful welcome, great area!”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2012

We stayed here for five nights as part of a touring holiday and loved it. Despite lots of rain (out of character for the area and time of year) we enjoyed our stay. The cottage is pretty, well-equipped and well-designed - bijou in the best sense of the word! Fred & Viv provided a wonderful welcome (and a wonderful welcome pack!) and encouraged us to make full use of the garden and to help ourselves to the veg in their veg garden. They had lots of ideas for places to visit in poor weather, so we weren't stumped. There was lots of info in the cottage about the local (and not so local) area. Parchimbaud is roughly in the middle of France so you can get to several different areas without having to travel too far. We particularly liked a huge country park largely made up of lakes, with an interesting stone-built visitor centre and an excellent cafe - great food & great service, reasonably priced. Can't remember the name - Bresse something? -but Fred will tell you! Because Walnut Cottage is more or less in the middle of the country it makes a great stopping off point if you're driving down to the South, or even travelling along the Loire Valley and want to branch out a bit. You won't find a better welcome! We came back in 2012 when we next did France! (separate review)

Owner's reply: We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay being more or less in the middle of France does make it a good place to take time out unwind and relax and we hope Walnut Cottage played a part in your travels. we do thank you so much for your very kind words hope to see your return

“Beautiful honeycomb with lovely garden and nice area!!”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2012

A very nice place to be with very pleasent owners. Fred& Vivien are always prepared for help or advise. Thea area is great. A big lake in 15 km (lac du eguzon/de chambon), good to swim, sail, fish or do other watersports. Visit a few small villages like Crozant, Fresselines or Chateauroux. It's necessary to visit Oradour sur Glane. A small town wich has been "shut down and burned" during the war. It is still a deep emotional rememberance you must see. The Walnut cottage is nice but small. Maybe for 4 big adults too small, but for parents with 2 kids very good. The kitchen is okay, TV is working en the nice creative bathroom has been build bij Fred, with idea's and love. The garden is great to stay for breakfast, dinner or BBQ. At last you have to play golf on the great course near Pouligny-Notre Dame(35 km). Thenx Vivien & Fred for tour hospitality, we will meet again!! Desiree,Cees, Vivian, Floris, Dalen, Netherlands

Owner's reply: Thank you for all the lovely words you have taken time to write, it really was our pleasure having you as our guests we really did have lots to chat about and will remember all of you for many summers to come lets hope you return one day until hen we send our regards

“Lovely cottage in a beautiful area”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2012

We were truly fortunate to have come across this cottage through Holiday Lettings! We booked it on a whim!. Our holiday was everything we could have wished for - thank you Fred and Vivien! The cottage was set in a beautiful, peaceful garden. It was pristine, the bedroom under the eaves, reached by steep stairs, was delightful and the bed very comfortable. The kitchen area and small very clean shower room was everything we needed. Our adult son even stayed comfortably on the sofa bed for a few nights! Over 10 days we were given fresh sheets and towels regularly and asked if we needed anything else. Although we shared the garden with Fred and Vivien, we had plenty of privacy and loved sitting out there - ideal for drinks at the end of the day or just for reading!. We asked them for ideas on places to visit and restaurants to eat out. We found lovely places that we would not have found on our own -most within 30 mins drive. We even borrowed bikes to explore the area further. They were wonderful hosts and made the stay very special. I would highly recomend this cottage to anyone else who enjoys exploring small villages and wonderful countryside.

Owner's reply: We cannot thank you enough for your amazing comments. It is so good others see our little piece of paradise as we do we remember your time here with much fondness you explored our area with such enthusiasm and we shared your experiences each evening. We hope the memories of your time here will maybe one day bring you back.

“Great people, unique cottage, peaceful surroundings, one to keep going back to.”

Reviewed 30 May 2011

Friendly and interesting hosts. Beautiful and unique cottage in a secluded garden setting. Quiet village with absolutely no traffic or noise and well positioned for a touring holiday. Could not have been made more welcome. We shall definitely make a point of staying there again the next time we tour around France.

Owner's reply: We would love to have you return those words you wrote describe as we say our little piece of heaven Thank you

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