The Sunflower Gite
Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The Sunflower Gite is on a very quiet country road at the edge of the village of Broc but within easy access by car of many local facilities. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, chemists, etc are all within 10 minutes drive. As we only have one gite - the Sunflower Gite - all the facilities are available for you to use at any time. We live in the Farmhouse 'Maison d'Ashfield' on the same site so we are available to ensure that you have as happy a holiday as possible.
Our site was part of an old fruit farm and measures approximately 75 metres by 35 metres hence there is plenty of room for everybody to move around for sunbathing, eating and sports, etc.( A site plan will be added to the photos in the next two days) It has two entrances and is surrounded by high hedges and fruit trees. There is a boules court near the children's swings. Car parking is not a problem as there is plenty of room for several cars. The whole area is available to guests for their holiday enjoyment.
The fenced off Pool Garden contains a sundeck on three levels beside the above ground pools. The main pool measures approximately 6m x 4m x 1.2m. In addition there is a 3m diameter splash pool ideal for smaller guests. There is also a lovely seating area of wooden furniture under a large canopy umbrella - ideal for relaxing while the children - big and little - are in the pools.
This lovely gite - The Sunflower Gite, has an open fireplace and log burner in the downstairs bedroom. The traditional French village of Broc has a bar with post facilities and a small general shop which sells delicious bread and croissants. Several chateaux towns are within an easy drive. There are many local markets - one for every day of the week! It is also less than an hour's drive to the famous Le Mans race circuit.
Rental includes Electricity, gas,WIFI, all bed linen, towels including swimming towels. There are NO extra charges. A welcome pack will be waiting for you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Fleche 30 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 50 km, Nearest railway: Tours 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
There is a specious living and dining room open to the well fitted kitchen, There are beams to the ceiling and most of the downstairs area is laid with Italian floor tiles.
Downstairs are separate toilet and shower rooms. Upstairs is a toilet room between the two bedrooms.
The Downstairs bedroom has a pine double bed, pine furniture and a large fireplace with log burner making a charming room to relax in. As this bedroom, the shower and toilet are on the ground floor, the Gite may be suitable for a wheelchair user. Please contact the owner for full details.
Upstairs is a sunny landing leading to two spacious bedrooms.
The Rose room with many beams has a Queen size bed plus a single bed. The room also has a small settee which makes a perfect place to sit and relax quietly. An additional single bed or cot can be added if required.
The Bleu Bedroom has twin beds plus plenty of room to relax in. ( A double bed can be provided instead if required). All bedrooms
have seating to allow for quiet personal space.
The rental includes electricity, gas, WIFI, all bed linen, towels including swimming towels. The beds will be made up when you arrive. There are NO extra charges,
We have plenty of equipment available for little visitors - including pram/buggy, baby bath, cot with baby bedding, high chair, etc
We also leave you a welcome pack to help your holiday start well. Please feel free to ask if you have any additional requirements.
|Further details outdoors|
The gite shares gardens and orchards of about two acres with the beautiful farmhouse Maison d'Ashfield .This is our French home and we will normally be on site to help you should you need it.
Outside the gite is a gazebo with a teak table and six chairs. Great for sunny breakfasts. Alternatively there is another large teak table and six chairs set up in the Orchard next to the swings.
There is a large barn, open on to the front, known as the Garden Room, which is used for sheltered eating. It has a large wooden table and eight chairs. The GR has a coffee machine, electric grills, microwave, and other cooking equipment. Sometimes we also set up the Chocolate Fountain machine! It is ideal if the weather is very hot as the roof provides shade. If the weather is a little cooler, the Garden Room remains warm.
There is a large gas BBQ which can be used outside or in the Garden room.
There is plenty of room for sunbathing and relaxing outside with lots of leisure furniture provided. There is a large sheltered sun deck beside the pools ;- designed for grown ups to sunbathe, relax, read etc but occasionally shared by their children who may have removed lots of toys from the leisure rooms. You may soon find yourself sharing the deck with Sindies and Barbies plus with several Action Men complete with clothes, equipment, vehicles, etc.
The teak three piece suite in the pool garden is useful for supervision or simply relaxing. The large single arm umbrella provided lots of shade.
The large above ground splash pool ( approximately 6m x 4m x 1m) is available for your sole use. (available July and August). A large round splash pool (3 diameter ) is available for younger guests. We have lots of pool toys and equipment plus there are also many, many blow ups to have fun with.
One of the barns has been designed with your leisure activities in mind. It consists of
1) A gym with lots equipment for those wanting to get and keep fit and healthy, or those who want to work off the effects of the local food and wine. The gym also contains top quality stereo music equipment so bring your favourite CDs with you.
2) A fun activity area containing a full size table tennis table, skittles, table football, toy cars and several large toy Tonka trucks with a roadway. This area also contains sports equipment for use outdoors including cricket, football, croquet, badminton, netball / basketball, & volleyball. next door has even more boxes of toys.
3) The relaxing area which has two sofas, an armchair, a vast selection of books, many videos and dvds, hifi system, games including jigsaws, dominos, and many games for children..
We love music (the louder the better, bring on the Stones) so there are cd players in the gite, garden room and the Gym and Leisure rooms. There are many CDs to choose from but please bring your own as well.
The boules court / bowling alley in the Orchard is very popular. Nearby are the children's swings and a three seater soft swing, together with the table & chairs, ideal for picnics.
There is plenty of parking available. Behind closed gates if you wish.
Whilst a phone is not provided, it may be possible to offer limited phone access. Wifi is available in the garden room.
Guests are welcome to use the gym at their own risk. No children under 10 are allowed in the gym.
The gite has a sky box but no card so free-to-view stations are usually available. You are welcome to bring your sky card if you have one.
If you have any special requirements please feel to ask. We want you to enjoy your holiday!
The Loire Valley region
Summer can be very hot in this area with temperatures often in the high 30's. Spring and Autum are usually mild whilst the winter is short.
There are many beautiful chateaux to visit all within a short drive. These include Le Lude, Saumur, Angers and Chinon. Saumur has a tank museum and a mushroom museum. Tours, with its many markets and several hypemarkets, is 45 mintues drive away. Lots of great clothes shops and cafe-bars.
There are many great restaurants within a short drive. Le Lude has several traditional French restaurants, pizza restaurant, creperie, etc.
To the north, Le Mans, with its famous 24 hour car race and museum., is under an hour.
To the south, near Poitiers, is the famous Futurescope Parc.
There are many lakes which provide a variety of watersports. There are many canoe trips available locally.
Le Fleche which is 20 minutes drive has its own lakeside beach with lifeguards on duty in the summer months. La Fleche also has a world famous Zoo which makes a perfect day out for those keen on animals.
There are other zoos within an easy drive.
A longer drive will take you to Puy du Fou, which is a world famous leisure park.
The Largest Historic and educational theme park in the World"
Le Lude, a small market town with its own Chateau, is a ten minute drive away. It has a range of shops and restaurants including supermarkets, chemists and the all important bread shops plus a market on Thursday.
The Loire Valley is a world famous wine producing area and there are many "Caves" in the region where local wines can be tasted and bought.
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