Maison Le Jubeau
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Why put up with the over-crowded Côte d'Azur or Dordogne region when you can spend your holidays in......

   A Quiet Vacation Hideaway in the French Heartland

Looking for your own piece of paradise for a tranquil "get away from it  all" holiday? Peace and quiet, utter privacy, fresh air, but plenty to see and do nearby if and when the mood strikes you? Welcome to Maison Le Jubeau!

This rustic yet tastefully decorated self-catering holiday home with heated pool is situated in the idyllic rural farmlands in the heart of central France , approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours south of Paris . It takes its name from the tiny country hamlet, Le Jubeau, where it is situated. The hamlet is a short drive from the village of Préveranges in the southern tip of the department of Cher (18) just near the meeting of the borders of Indre (36), Creuse (23) and Allier (03).


To see where we are, (just a few kilometers, in fact, from the virtual epicenter of France), view our pop-up Quick Locator Pop-up window.

Inside accommodations

The house accommodates up to 11 people* with 3 double bedrooms  (2 with in-suite baths), 1 twin bedroomPop-up window with double and single beds (sleeps 3), and 1 twin roomPop-up window with two single beds (ideal for kids). There are a total of 3 full baths and one separate WC. A foldaway bed and baby's cot are also available, as is an antique cradle for small infants up to 6-8 months. Expecting some extra guests during your stay? There's a sofabed in the solarium that can sleep two more!

* In fact, 13 people in a pinch, if there are two in your party who don't mind sleeping on the comfortable sofa-bed in the solarium, and 14 people if anyone is willing to sleep on a roll-away cot. The solarium has been outfitted with curtains so it is quite private and occupants are not awoken by the dawn's early rays...

Ground floor

First floor (2nd floor for you Americans!)

The upstairs features beautiful new hardwood flooring throughout. There are two large, comfortable double bedrooms, one with in-suite bath, one twin bedroom (that actually sleeps three as it has both a double and a single bed), and one twin bedroom with two single beds. This year you'll also find a large newly renovated bathroom with toilet, a two-person tub and spacious shower, double sinks and elegant teak flooring. All bedrooms have ample closet and drawer space.


Nonsmoking icon   This is a non-smoking accommodation. (Smoking is permitted only outside the house)
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The house is situated in a tiny hamlet with only 5 other houses. The house Pop-up window, its large attached barn Pop-up window, and the separate antique outdoor bread oven Pop-up window create a barrier between the tiny lane and the rest of the property.

When you drive in through the private gate, you'll find yourself in a lovely paved courtyard Pop-up window between the large attached barn and a small mill house with an impressive 19th century millstone and press for making walnut oil. The entrance to the house from the courtyard is up several steps through a charming archway that gives onto the terrace.

View over the pool deck In summer, life happens here, where the glazed conservatory/solarium Pop-up window opens onto the large terrace and pool deck Pop-up window. The 9 x 4.5 m pool is heated with an electric heat pump, providing a constant warm water temperature regardless of the weather, and is regularly maintained. The pool area Pop-up windowis nicely tiled and, in conformity with French safety law, is completely walled off to prevent small children from gaining access unsupervised. Pool and patio furniture is provided, including a spacious table for eating outdoors with an enormous parasol providing plenty of shade. There's also a new outdoor table tennis set. And did we mention the roomy barbecue grill?


The pool and terrace overlook the large back garden Pop-up window, which slopes away toward the neighboring meadowlands and boasts mature nut and fruit trees. There are no neighboring houses adjoining the property, as it is bordered only by pastures and a working farm. Children love having so much space to roam around in, and parents love the fact that it's utterly safe for them to do so!

The surrounding area is green and leafy, with woodland trails and country lanes Pop-up window. There's hardly any traffic through the hamlet, and the house insulates you from such as there is. You feel entirely secluded, but you are not totally isolated. Peace and quiet and fresh air abound, making Le Jubeau a perfect spot to escape from the noise, hustle, and bustle of city life.

To get a better feel for the house and its setting, check out our interior Info on different page and exterior Info on different page photos in the Photo Gallery Info on different page.

Getting Here

We're not far from either of two regional airports: Limoges (which services flights by discount airlines Ryan Air!) is just 1 hour and 50 minutes by car and the airport at Clermont-Ferrand is just about an hour and forty-five minutes away. Car rental facilities are available at both airports.

Maison Le Jubeau is also readily accessible from two major French airports: Paris/Orly is 2½-3 hours away by car, as is the Lyon airport.

By train, you can travel either to Montluçon (45 minutes away by car) or Châteauroux, just over an hour from Le Jubeau.

We can, of course, supply you with detailed driving instructions, regardless of your starting point.

What's nearby

Daily necessities are just 15-minutes' drive through tranquil country lanes with a short hop down a larger country road. Our guide to area shops Info on different page will tell you more.

Not in a cooking mood? You'll find a variety of pleasant restaurants Info on different page in the nearby villages and towns Info on different page. You'll find all this information and more on our Local Info Info on different page page.

After you've rested a bit from your trip, you'll find plenty of interesting places to visit just a short drive away, or within range for a day-trip by car or bicycle.

To help you decide what you might like to see and do in our area, we invite you to browse the links at the top Info on this page of this page.

Rental Rates   

Rental rates vary seasonally. The following table lists normal weekly rates for the 2014 season:

€   EUR
05 April to 31 May 2014
€ 975 £ 820
 $ 1275
31 May to 28 June 2014
€ 1,250 £ 1050
 $ 1630
28 June to 26 July 2014
€ 1,650 £ 1380
 $ 2150
26 July to 30 August 2014
€ 2250 £ 1888
 $ 2935
30 August to 3 November 2014
€ 975 £ 820
 $ 1275
Christmas 2014 - New Years 2015
€ 2,250 £ 1888
 $ 2935


In certain instances, we offer a discount on rentals of more than one week. Please contact us for details.

Rates listed are for the whole house, regardless of the number of people. Utilities, bed and bath linen are included. A heating supplement will be added for fall rentals, as needed. For longer or shorter (fall or spring weekend) rental periods, we are more than happy to discuss individual prices.


Please note: rental fees are in EURO. British pounds sterling and US dollar rates are approximations (last updated January 15, 2010) and are listed for informational purposes only. (Check the current exchange rate yourself at


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Booking Information

If you require an earlier arrival or later checkout time, please discuss with us in advance. We'll try to accommodate you if it does not inconvenience other guests.

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Booking Form

To secure a booking for your holiday you need to fill out and send our Booking Form. We provide 3 options:

  1. On-line Booking: You can file your booking straight away using our On-line Booking Form. Icon: link to different page
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Booking Deposit

A nonrefundable booking deposit of 25% of your full rental fee is required to secure your booking. We will contact you with details on how to pay when we receive your booking form.On another page The balance of your rental must be received no later than 42 days prior to the first day of the rental period.

In case of late bookings (i.e. less than 42 days in advance), the full rental amount is required as soon as we receive the booking form and contact you with payment details.

Security Deposit

Along with your balance payment, please add a security deposit of €150. The security deposit will be refunded if the house is left clean and there are no breakages.


We provide 3 options for paying your booking deposit and your rental balance:

Bank transfer: By far the most hassle-free and cost-effective payment method. Complete information provided upon receipt of booking form.

PayPal: If you have a PayPal account set up, we can receive your payment through the secure on-line payment facilities of Paypal. We can accept payment only in euros,but if you are using another currency, PayPal immediately calculates the conversion for you, so you know exactly what your credit/debit card will be charged in your own currency (pounds sterling, US and Canadian dollars, and yen).

MasterCard, Visa, or other Credit/Debit Card: Under certain circumstances, we can also accept payment directly by credit card.


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