L.Aiguillon – Home 376470 Gite
- 7 bedrooms
- 15 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
L.Aiguillon – Home 376470
- 7 bedrooms
- sleeps 15
- 2 nights min stay
Gite / 7 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 15
- Nearest beach 25 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
This large, peaceful country house is perfect for people of all ages and well-suited for families, friends, and groups of up to 15 people. It is an ideal place for vacations, reunions, weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions, and whenever you need time to relax and rejuvenate. 3 hours from Paris, 1 hour from Tours, 25 min from Loches. The house is very spacious, perfect for a group, but large enough to allow guests their own quiet space. The house is located on a very large acreage, surrounded by lawns and clusters of pine and fruit trees, a forested area around the perimeter of the property, and even a small, natural creek and pond. Lovingly updated and restored by the artist-owner, this traditional, two-story, stone farmhouse contains a unique blend of old and new including:
- On the ground floor: a large living room with comfortable seating and a fireplace. The fireplace is a perfect place to gather around in on cool days and evenings such as in the fall and winter.
A large dining room with fireplace and with plenty of seating for your group.
A very large, spacious, modernized kitchen with all the amenities plus plenty of counter space. It is perfect for cooking in a group and informal dining around the large country-style table. The kitchen often becomes the heart of guests' stays.
3 bedrooms on the main floor, each that sleeps 2 people, 2 single bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are suites with their own bathroom.
Original farmhouse's wood-beamed ceilings and many of the original, terracotta tile floors.
Radiant heating in the floors. Halogen track lighting in many of the rooms.
Simple, tasteful furnishings, linens, decor and artwork throughout, including original fresco paintings and other artwork by the artist-owner.
- On the first floor - upstairs: 3 bedrooms, each that sleeps 2 people or 4 people.
One of the bedrooms is a suite with its own bathroom. The bathroom has a spacious, tiled, step-in shower, and a large, modern bathtub with views overlooking the rear garden. A perfect spot to take a quiet soak and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside by day, or by the moon and stars at night.
Similar to the ground floor, radiant heating in the floors and simple, tasteful furnishings, linens, and original fresco paintings and other artwork by the artist-owner.
- The garden and grounds: a large, front terrace, ideal for dining al fresco in the spring, summer and fall in good weather. A wonderful place to enjoy foods purchased from the local farmers' markets such as regional goat cheeses and honeys, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as breads from the local village bakery, and a glass of one of the regional wines.
Large, extensive grounds with broad lawn areas and clusters of shade trees.
The shade trees with hammocks are a lovely place to relax, read a book, or take a siesta.
The large lawn areas and grounds are perfect for walking, playing and exploring - a wonderful place for guests of all ages, including children. An outdoor BBQ is provided, perfect for grilling meals including regionally grown vegetables and meats, such as lamb. A 9 meter long swimming pool with counter-current is a perfect place to take a short or long dip, or an invigorating swim.
- The countryside: nearby walking paths are a wonderful way to explore nature and observe working farms - from fields of sunflowers, to chicken, geese, and cattle.
Country roads for bicycling start just at the end of the driveway and are located throughout the region.
Medieval castles, nature preserves, charming villages, farmers' markets, cafes and restaurants that serve regional cuisine, and more. This is a perfect location to visit the region.
With its many chateaux, historic towns, villages, lakes & rivers, the Loire Valley has something for everyone whether they be sport-related, food-related, fun, cultural, quiet...Throughout centuries, kings had beautiful chateaux built, artists set residency, garden creators found their spot. The Loire Valley has been known for centuries as the Garden of France: its renowned vineyards go along the "Wine Trail" while the amazing variety of its fresh food seen can be seen at every local market . The region hosts more than 100 parks and gardens, and music, art, theatre festivals , many of national and international reputation - including the Chaumont Garden festival. Regional highlights are all within driving distance. So many chateaux are within easy reach of L'Aiguillon, including Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Ussé, Blois, Montresor, Langais, Loches, Chinon and Amboise.
George Sand, novelist and the lover of Chopin was one of the region's most famous residents, you can visit both the museum in La Chatre and her home in Nohant with its historic parks and gardens
Futuroscope theme park is close to the city of Poitiers and can be reached in around an hour from your gite.
Horse-riding, swimming, canoeing, golf and tennis are available nearby. This area is superb for walking and cycling: ramblers can follow marked footpaths along river valleys, link old villages, and crisscross the huge oak forests of Loches. The Brenne Regional Park covers 166,000 hectares, almost a quarter of the Indre, with its lakes, woodlands & meadows is a perfect place for fishing, walking and cycling, and superb for its wide variety birds and other wildlife but also has lakes where beaches water-sports are available. It hosts the animal park of la Haute Touche, the largest in France with more than a thousand animals from five continents.
Loches is a medieval citadel that is only 30 minutes drive away. This exceptional town has impressive city gates and narrow cobblestone streets that lead to a château and an enormous keep that is famous for its torture chambers. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a large market and in July and August there will be night markets and activities for children. Beauval Zoo is renowned world-wide; it now features two Giant Pandas from China.
This is only a selection of the treats on offer but there are many more for you to discover! Our english-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 5 Double Beds, 6 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 2 En suites, 2 Shower rooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£981.37) €1,100.00
- No smoking at this property
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100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 3 hours 52 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 24 Jun 2019
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
This Gite has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 15. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Apr 2013. Located in Indre, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £2503.
The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jun 2019.
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– based on 1 review
- Very Good
“Lovely large farmhouse in rural part of Loire Valley”
We had a lovely stay at L'Aiguillon in August. It is a large farmhouse very tastefully decorated with the owner's beautiful artwork. It is located in a very rural location with a gorgeous large garden and is next door to the house where the owner lives. The house is very good for a big family holiday, particularly suited to lots of children as there are lots of beds and a great swimming pool. The layout of the house is a little strange, on the first floor all three bedrooms run into each other and the bathroom is in the centre room so you always have to walk through someone's bedroom to get to a bathroom and it's not as private as it might be. Downstairs the layout is better as there is a room with an en suite. There is also another suite of three rooms which share a bathroom and another family bathroom. The house sleeps 15, I think if there were that many people the bathroom situation maybe problematic, but with only 9 people we were fine. The communal rooms are large and spacious, with a big dining table in the dining room. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and has another nice big table which is nice for evening meals. There is also an outdoor storeroom with an extra fridge and freezer. The garden is great. There is ample furniture and nice places to sit on both sides of the house, plus some lovely hammocks to relax in. There are fresh fruit trees and Carole, the very friendly and helpful owner, brought us fresh plums from the garden. As the area is so rural the wifi is satellite based and very slow, it would not be suitable for a working holiday. The appliances run on bottled gas and so are slower to cook than usual appliances. The nearest town, Chatillon Sur Indre is about 7 miles away, it is a very quiet town, but it does have a handy supermarket and a bakery. The house is only half an hour from Loches a much more bustling town with an interesting medieval citadel. The house is situated in a particularly rural area of the Loire Valley, so you need to drive for at least an hour to reach most of the more popular chateaux. It is ideal if you are looking for a quiet place off the beaten track and the house is nice enough to spend some days there enjoying the garden and the pool without going off to do touristy things. There is so much to do in the Loire Valley, a week was definitely not long enough, and I would happily return to the area and this house for another stay!
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