About

The Barn at Vijon

Our Gite "The Barn at Vijon" is a self catering accommodation located midway between Sainte Severe Sur Indre (to the north) and Boussac (to the south) in the small rural commune of Vijon. Here you will discover a different pace of life. Quiet country lanes ideal for walking or cycling, lovely views at every turn, nearby towns with plenty to see and do, lakes with swimming and ZipWire adventures along with many Chateaux and Churches and places of historic interest. Your rental includes all bed linen, blankets and towels and we also include a supply of all essential items such as toilet rolls, eco-friendly cleaning products and washpowder/liquids. In the kitchen you will discover an initial supply of fresh bread, croissants, eggs, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, butter, preserves and a bottle of wine! 

John and Anne Thomson

John - a Yorkshireman, and Anne - a Geordie arrived in France in 2005 and for many years ran a successful Chambres d'hotes business "Chez Thomson" in the Creuse. In 2012 they moved to Vijon and now are very proud to present The Barn at Vijon - a detached, fully renovated barn providing quality self-catering accommodation in the heart of rural France.   As they say "We are well aware of the stresses and strains, the long hours and the hard work that people have to go through each and every day. We appreciate therefore just how much our guests look forward to their holiday. We are always available to help make sure our guests get the most from their stay with us but we are also respectful of their privacy - we want everyone to experience their own little "Serenity for the Soul"

"Serenity for the Soul"

Why this tag-line? Well, one of the very first guest reveiws we ever received used this line and we couldn't have chosen a better phrase to use in all our advertising! They loved the private, secluded garden, character stone walls and exposed old oak beams and best of all - stunning countryside views from the balcony. They said that it felt like a "Home from Home" and that with all the extras we provided for them on arrival they didn't have to worry on their journey down about what they may need to buy. We now use it all the time because, thanks to our many great reviews over the past few years, we feel that it is still a perfect description of how our many guests tell us they feel after staying with us in Vijon.