Cussay holiday gite rental with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

Les Petites Cigognes

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Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 210708

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Gite / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Le Grebe is the largest of the units at Les Petites Cigognes. Eight guests plus a baby can sleep in two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. On the ground floor, many of the original wooden stable features give a unique character to the large living room, which is warmed by a wood-burning stove. In the kitchen / dining area, eight can sit at a large oak table. The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric coffee machine, fridge/freezer, hob and oven. A pair of large, comfortable sofas and two tub chairs face a log-burner, which makes this home cosy and comfortable in winter. English TV and an ipod/iphone docking station and CD player are provided. The spacious en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor has full disabled access. The upper floor was formerly a grain store but now houses a spacious double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, all with wooden floors and sloping ceilings. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower and plenty of space

Le Grebe is the largest of the units at Les Petites Cigognes. Eight guests plus a baby can sleep in two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. On the ground floor, many of the original wooden stable features give a unique character to the large living room, which is warmed by a wood-burning stove. In the kitchen / dining area, eight can sit at a large oak table. The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric coffee machine, fridge/freezer, hob and oven. A pair of large, comfortable sofas and two tub chairs face a log-burner, which makes this home cosy and comfortable in winter. English TV and an ipod/iphone docking station and CD player are provided. The spacious en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor has full disabled access. The upper floor was formerly a grain store but now houses a spacious double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, all with wooden floors and sloping ceilings. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower and plenty of space to accommodate a baby cot or small single bed for a toddler (available on request). The twin bedrooms share the shower room immediately across the landing. Each of the three large shower rooms is fully tiled with towel rails, brightly lit large mirrors, a large step-in cubicle and a luxury shower with plenty of hot water. Beds will be made ready for your arrival and towels are provided. Le Grebe has its own private garden with table and chairs with a modern, large, Weber gas barbecue for outdoor dining, and shares the use of a two acre (one hectare) open garden area beyond. Free wi-fi internet access is available. The 12m x 5.5m heated swimming pool (open from May to the end of September) is surrounded by terraces and fenced for safety, with Roman steps leading down into the water. Fields, woods and farms dot the surrounding countryside. The courtyard in front of the house has an area for playing the traditional sport of boules, with plenty of seating available.

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The Centre region

The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments, and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux and fine vineyards. It is the charm of its gentle pace of life that has, for centuries, made it a sought-after location for royalty, poets and writers. Regional highlights are all within driving distance.

For those interested in wine, Vouvray, Chinon and Saumur are within easy reach. We can recommend vineyards to visit and even arrange a day’s tour for guests so that you can sample the wine without having to worry about doing any of the driving.

So many chateaux are within easy reach of Les Petites Cigognes, including Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Ussé, Blois, Montresor, Langais, Loches, Chinon and Amboise.

The markets at Chinon (Thursday) and Loches (Wednesday and Saturday) are excellent, their chateaux superb and restaurants well worth a visit.

Amboise was the home of Leonardo de Vinci for many years; Clos Lucé has an excellent exhibition of his work with many full size working models in the large gardens.

Tours is the principal city of the Department, Indre et Loire, in the original Touraine region and now the Centre region of France. The old city contains many mediaeval buildings, a cathedral and a chateau. It is situated at the confluence of the River Loire and River Cher, with excellent walks and boat trips available.

Poitiers is well worth a visit but it is too often only mentioned for Futuroscope.

For those looking for some more active elements to their holiday, Fantasy Forest is within easy reach whilst horse-riding, swimming, canoeing, golf and tennis are available nearby and golf is also available in the area. This area is superb for walking and cycling

There are a variety of Troglodyte caves to visit, both close to Descartes and further afield.

The Brenne Regional Park is superb for its wide variety birds and other wildlife but also has lakes where beaches water-sports are available.

Beauval Zoo is renowned world-wide. Like Edinburgh Zoo, it now features two Giant Pandas from China. The wildlife at Haute Touche is also noteworthy.

Cussay

Cussay is a small village mid-way between Descartes and Ligueil. It has an excellent boulangerie (bread shop) and a fantastic restaurant.

Descartes is a 5 minute drive from Les Petites Cigognes. It is named after the famous philosopher René Descartes and there is a museum in the centre of town dedicated to his work, life story and extensive travels. Every Sunday morning there is an excellent market with a range of local produce available. Descartes lies on the River Creuse, along which there is a very pleasant walk through the pretty municipal gardens. The gardens are part of the local Parc des Loisirs in which there is an excellent outdoor swimming complex, crazy golf, canoeing on the river and children’s play area. Within the park there is an area containing llamas, donkeys, sheep, rabbits and various birds. This is a superb area for small children.

There are numerous excellent places to eat in Descartes and the local wine shop, Le Dit Vin, well worth a visit.

Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: double bed
    bedroom 2: double bed
    bedroom 3: 2 single beds
    bedroom 4: 2 single beds
  • 1 family bathrooms, 2 en suites

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
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  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Log fire
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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Access

  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Sandra A
Response rate:
50%
Calendar updated:
06 Feb 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Paypal accepted , credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English, French

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