Les Trois Petites Maisons
About the home
Two stone cottages sleeping ten people in total (3 double bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms) plus cots. Both cottages are fully equipped with TV, DVD (with a range of films), Games console (with games), comfortable sofas and beds, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle and toaster etc. Little ones are also catered for with a stair gate, high chair and wooden cot in each cottage.
Both of our gites are child and baby friendly with proper cots, high chairs, baby baths, stair gates and strollers provided. Each gite also has a travel cot which can be taken outside, into the shade of the hanger, so that babies can have a nap during the day whilst you can continue to enjoy the pool and garden.
The cottages have a large gravelled courtyard at the front where you can sit out in the morning sunshine and enjoy croissants and pain au chocolate from the local patisserie.
WIFI is also available in both cottages.
To the rear is a large private garden with in ground swimming pool and 16ft trampoline which provides hours of fun for both children and adults. The pool is alarmed and fenced and enjoys stunning panoramic views of the countryside. Attached to the back of the cottages is a large open sided barn (The Hanger) which is the ideal place to have a BBQ and eat outside. The Hanger has plenty of tables and chairs for the whole family.
Once the kids have gone to bed, why not sit outside with a nice bottle of French wine or two and enjoy the peace and quiet. As the sun sets the fields turn a deep golden colour and once dark, you will be amazed at how many stars are visible. In fact, on a clear night, you can even see the spiral arms of the galaxy!
Thank you for looking.
Paul and Alison
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Chemile, 40km|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
Further details outdoors:
The Swimming Pool
The 8m x 4m in ground swimming pool is fenced with a latched gate and pool alarm to protect young children. The pool enjoys the sun all day long with shade being provided by two large sails. There are plenty of sun loungers available with additional patio chairs if required. A bubble cover is also provided which if used each evening will maintain the pool temperature overnight.
The end of the pool nearest the steps has a shallow end of approximately 4ft with a slope going into the deep end which is approximately 6.5ft. There is also a shallower edge which runs around the edge of the pool.
Fantastic views across miles of open countryside can be enjoyed in and around the pool area.
The hanger is a large open sided barn area and is a perfect place to enjoy meals and BBQ's. Outdoor electricity points are available for you to listen to music. The hanger enjoys shade throughout the day and is an ideal place to cool off. Because it is next to both the pool and the trampoline, it is an ideal place to monitor children.
At night, because there is no light pollution, why not sit outside and enjoy a fantastic night sky. You won't believe how many stars you can see - even the spiral arm of the galaxy is visible on a clear night.
There is a large graveled courtyard that runs along the front of the cottages. Outside of each gite is a set of table and chairs for you to enjoy croissants & pain au chocolats in the morning sunshine.
The gites are separated by a gated alleyway that leads to the rear garden and for added privacy we have installed a fence between the two gites. Through the wooden gates at the end of the courtyard is ample space to park several cars.
Along the front of the courtyard is an ivy covered wall separating the properties from the small country road. There is very little traffic along this road, in fact rush hour consists of the farmer's tractor and the post van. At night this is a very peaceful area for parents to sit in and enjoy a bottle of fine French wine whilst the little ones sleep off their busy day. The loudest thing you will hear will be the crickets.
Smoking is not permitted inside the property, however, you are welcome to smoke outside so long as no litter is left.
All prices are shown in UK pounds sterling and are inclusive of electricity, gas, bed linen, bath and hand towels. Beach towels for use by the pool and cot bed linen are not supplied. Payments can be taken in Euros by prior arrangement.
The swimming pool is available for use during mid, high and peak seasons only.
Change over day is normally Friday with arrivals from 16:00. Please do not arrive any earlier as the house will not be ready for you. Final day departure is by 10am. Please leave the house as clean and tidy on departure as you found it on arrival. There will be an extra cleaning charge taken from your security deposit should this not be the case.
We chose Friday as our changeover day because we have always found the traffic on Fridays to be so much better (coming and going) than Saturdays with cheaper crossings. This also means that you will be able to shop on a Saturday and visit the market in Loches rather than face closed or limited hours shopping on a Sunday. Also, when you return, you still have a weekend before facing work again. Friday changeovers are fixed during peak and high seasons but during mid season we would consider a different changeover day.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement with the owners.
The Loire Valley / Indre-et-Loire region
The Loire Valley is one of the most magical regions of France!
Explore over 800 magnificent chateaux. Discover charming towns of art and history. Take a stroll through the lush gardens. And don’t miss a chance to visit one of the numerous museums and cathedrals.
Escape into the enchanting countryside and enjoy cycle tours, bird-watching, golf, hot-air ballooning, canoeing and kayaking.
If you are a food lover then the Loire Valley is the place for you from fresh fish to goat’s cheese, delicious wines and more delicious local specialities.
The Ligueil / Cercay area
The gites are only two minutes drive away from the town of Ligueil (pronounced Li-goi). Although Ligueil is a small town it has all the facilities you need for an enjoyable holiday including patisseries, bars, restaurants, a butcher, doctors, dentists, banks and a pharmacy to name but a few. Ligueil also has its own supermarket (Simply) which stocks pretty much everything thing you will need. There is even a market held every Monday.
For bigger supermarkets you can travel to St-Maure-de-Touaine where you will find a large Intermarché or head towards Loches for Super U or E.Leclerc.
There are lot of activities in and around the area including three excellent 18 hole golf courses within 1 hours drive, Walking, Wine tasting, Theme parks and Fishing to name a few. More information and maps / websites can be found on our website (link below in contact box).
For wine tasting take a trip to Chinon or Vouvray, both of which are around an hour's drive away.
Loches (pronounced Losh) is a beautiful medieval town and is approximately a 20 minute drive from the gites. Loches has many excellent shops, bars and restaurants and there is a market held there every Wednesday and Saturday. When you arrive in Loches, you can not fail to spot the impressive chateau and fortress which stands above the town and is well worth a visit.
How to get there
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Cercay is approximately 20 minutes away from the Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine exit of the A10 motorway. Approximate travel time from the Eurotunnel / Calais is 5 hours 30 minutes.
If you have a GPS simply search for Cercay or use the coordinates Latitude: 47.057689, Longitude: 0.825289
If you don't have a GPS then detailed instructions can be sent by email or post.
If you use Google Maps to plan your journey, make sure that it does not take you around Paris as this will add a considerable amount of time to your journey.
The nearest airports are Tours (about an hour away) and Poitiers (about an hour and 15 minutes away).
Cars can be hired from both airports.
Activities near Ligueil
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
06 Sep 2012
We booked the two Gites to holiday with friends and family. The whole process from the initial booking enquiry to our departure and return travel was smooth and hassle free. The Gites are perfectly located with stunning views across a valley, very safe and secure for families holidaying with children because everything is enclosed and gated. The space you are given with the gites is fantastic with a gravel gated courtyard at the front and huge open grassed space at the back. Ample room for children to run around, play football, boules etc away from roads. The pool is a great size, very private, alarmed with amazing views across open countryside. I am reluctant to write such a good review for fear it will become too popular, we are keen to book again and can see ourselves being regular visitors for as long as Paul and Alison will take our bookings!
15 Jul 2012
The Gites were really wonderful, very peaceful. When the sun shone we made full use of the pool and the lovely garden.
The local area also very good - We walked into Ligueil, very nice along the back road. Local Boulangerie very good, can highly recommend the meringues with chocolate pieces! The Pizzeria also very good, wide variety of Pizza and pastas.
Attractions within easy reach - Zoo @ De Beauval - excellant, cannot rate this highly enough. Absolutely brilliant, could have spent the entire day there and still not seen everything.
Loches is a lovely town - wonderful small individual shops and an amazing market. The fresh food smells filled the air, lovely!
02 Jul 2012
We stayed here for a week in June 2012 with three adults and a toddler. We stayed in Gite Eleanor which comfortably accommodated us all. The Gite was clean and well equipped providing a very good... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Peak Season 2012||29 Jun 12||31 Aug 12||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2012||31 Aug 12||28 Sep 12||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season 2012||28 Sep 12||17 Oct 12||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season 2013||5 Apr 13||31 May 13||£ 1090||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2013||31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season 2013||28 Jun 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2013||6 Sep 13||4 Oct 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season 2013||4 Oct 13||18 Oct 13||£ 1090||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A deposit of 20% is required to confirm the booking.
We are now taking bookings for 2013
If the holiday is cancelled this is only refundable if the property is re-let for that period less any administration costs. The booking will be held for one week. If the deposit and the signed contract is not received by this date we cannot guarantee the booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival date. This is only refundable should the property be re-let for that period.
A damage deposit of £300 for both gites is required against breakages and will be refunded by cheque no later than two weeks after departure. This is payable along with your balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.Book
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