Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Excellent standard of comfort. Quietly situated. Friendly, relaxing atmosphere.
The old gardener's cottage is suitable for two couples or a small family. Known as 'Le Logis du Jardinier' it has been made to feel comfortable without damaging the character of the building. We've fitted a well-equipped kitchen and two modern en-suite shower rooms. Free WiFi connection.
Well-equipped kitchen with cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, and a pressure cooker. There is a fridge/freezer, electric hob, fan oven, microwave, and double bowl stainless steel sink. The dining area has a table and 4 chairs. The large sitting area has two comfortable 3-seater sofas, coffee table, and sideboard. The Gite has electric wall heaters in all the rooms for use during the cooler seasons.
Both bedrooms have a King-size bed with top-notch mattresses. Each room has bedside tables and lights, a wardrobe and drawers, and carpeted floors. The en-suites are tiled, and each has a water-jet shower, basin with cabinet, and heated towel rail. There is a separate shared WC. Washing machine freely available at the main house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 200 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 67 km, Nearest railway: St Pierre des Corps 63 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available|
The Loire Valley region
In this region of France you can discover unique cave-houses, forests, sleepy villages, and historic towns. Much of the Loire Valley is World Heritage Listed, for a good reason, the river Loire and its tributaries are dotted with enchanting chateaux that stand majestically in the French countryside. Many have been restored to their former regal glory. So for a great day out you can discover famous castles in the area including chateau d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Villandry, and Azay-le-Ferron. Most are within an hours drive of the cottage; the furthest (chateau de Chambord) is an easy 1 hour 30 minutes drive.
You will also taste with happiness the local specialties, like goat's cheese from Sainte-Maure, the potted pork called Rillettes, or the famous little black chicken, La Geline.
The Loire Valley enjoys a temperate climate. In mid to late-June, you'll find that daylight lasts until almost 11 pm! Summers are long and warm... some days in July and August are likely to be in the mid-30's but mostly around 24 degrees Celsius.
Le Grand Pressigny
The village of LE GRAND-PRESSIGNY, in the Southern Touraine region of the Loire Valley, with its chateau ruins and prehistoric history is not only a destination for Palaeontologists but also the discerning tourist. The village has a charm of its own plus all the practical features of an active community such as a bank, pharmacist, doctor, butcher, baker, grocer, tabac / newsagent, florist, hairdresser and hardware store.
LA CELLE-GUENAND is just 7km from the town centre. And just 3km away is the famous restaurant, 'La Promenade', in LE PETIT-PRESSIGNY. The food is at the highest levels of delight and they have an excellent wine cellar.
For a little more activity you can go meandering across country lanes and along quiet tree lined roads, indeed the cycling is gentle with only the occasional hill to get the blood flowing. Or the Brenne Nature Park offers many off-road biking tracks.
There are lots of other activities around here - from fishing, swimming, and golfing; through to antique hunting, museums, and lots of arts & crafts to admire. There's even a health spa and casino a short distance away. And not forgetting alongside its Vouvray, Chinon, and Bourgueil wines, Touraine boasts nine appellations d'orgine controllee (AOC), inlcluding Sasnieres and Montlouis.