About the home
Eleanor is a three bedroomed gite (two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom) which sleeps six people plus cot. This barn conversion maintains many original features including wooden beams and exposed stone walls.
The accommodation consists of an open plan downstairs with lounge, large dinning area and kitchen. To the back is a washroom with toilet, shower and wash basin. The lounge area has a large comfortable sofa and two arm chairs, TV with Games console (with a selection of games) and DVD player (with a selection of DVD's). The dining area has a large table with six chairs. Little ones are also catered for with a stair gate, high chair and wooden cot.
The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle and toaster, all utensils, pots and pans and plenty of crockery, glasses and cutlery. Also available is a large clothes dryer, ironing board & iron.
Upstairs is the main bathroom with toilet, shower and wash basin, the master bedroom, double bedroom and twin bedroom.
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.
Outside the front of the gite is a table and six chairs for you to enjoy croissants & pain au chocolats in the morning sunshine.
Outside in the large garden is an in ground swimming pool and 16ft trampoline providing hours of fun for all the family together with a large open sided barn where you can enjoy outside dining. The garden and pool enjoy a panoramic view of the countryside.
WIFI is also available throughout the gite.
Thank you for looking.
Paul and Alison
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Chemile, 40km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
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:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, 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 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
- Large comfortable sofa
- Two matching arm chairs
- Wide screen TV
- DVD player with a selection of films for all the family
- Games console & books
- Electric heating
- Free WIFI throughout the gite
Kitchen / Dining area
- Large extendable dining table with six chairs
- Washing machine and dishwasher
- Gas oven and microwave
- Toaster & electric kettle
- Under counter fridge / freezer
- Metal double bed
- Dressing table with mirror
- Full height double windows
- Clothes rail
- Hair dryer
- Wooden beams
- Exposed stone wall
- Metal double bed
- Dressing table with mirror
- Wooden beams
- Clothes rail
(Note that there is no window in this bedroom so an additional lamp has been provided)
- Two single beds
- Velux window
- Wooden beams
- Wooden cot
- Chest of drawers
- Clothes rail
- Exposed stone wall
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 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.
A deposit of 20% is required to confirm the booking. 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 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 £200 for a single gite or £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.
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
Click map icons for more information
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
22 Oct 2012
Les Trois Petite Maison is a set of three homes in the Loire Valley. We stayed in Elenor, a 3 bedroom property with large fully equipped kitchen. We were the only residents during out stay so we... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Peak Season 2012||29 Jun 12||31 Aug 12||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2012||31 Aug 12||28 Sep 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season 2012||28 Sep 12||18 Oct 12||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season 2013||5 Apr 13||31 May 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2013||31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season 2013||28 Jun 13||6 Sep 13||£ 775||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season 2013||6 Sep 13||4 Oct 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||4 Oct 13||18 Oct 13||£ 645||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, 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 are 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 £200 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.
There is a discounted rate if both gites are rented at the same time.Book
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Selected other homes from this advertiser
Les Trois Petites Maisons in Ligueil, France
Gite Isabelle in Ligueil, France
Holiday apartments in France (12,173)