Descartes holiday gite rental with private indoor pool, internet access and walking and fireplace

Les Vigneaux

from £39 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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9 reviews

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1 / 16 Heated swimming pool, 1.50 deep allowing swimming and children play

Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 Home 382816

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Gite / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Description from owner

The house is situated in South Touraine, near the edge of Berry and Poitou provinces. Taking place in Descartes, birth place of the well-known physicist and philosophe, it allows nice stay with a lot of distractions: discovering the land around (Chateaux de la Loire, Futuroscope of Poitiers, landscapes of Touraine and Berry, archeological place of Le-Grand-Pressigny, historical and nice small town of Loches.....), a lot of sports: cannoying on the river "La Creuse", tennis, walking, cyclism, horse-riding, golf not so far, etc, a swimming place is available at a large pool near the river (500 m of the house) and in a private place behind the house. A lot of birds may be observed .....

The house is situated in South Touraine, near the edge of Berry and Poitou provinces. Taking place in Descartes, birth place of the well-known physicist and philosophe, it allows nice stay with a lot of distractions: discovering the land around (Chateaux de la Loire, Futuroscope of Poitiers, landscapes of Touraine and Berry, archeological place of Le-Grand-Pressigny, historical and nice small town of Loches.....), a lot of sports: cannoying on the river "La Creuse", tennis, walking, cyclism, horse-riding, golf not so far, etc, a swimming place is available at a large pool near the river (500 m of the house) and in a private place behind the house. A lot of birds may be observed .....

The house is typical of Touraine country in the end of 18th century, but renovated with all the confort: one bathroom and 2 shower rooms, central heating, isolated windows, a swimming pool available in all seasons . A small garden furnished with a table and chairs, a few roses bushes: Le Notre, Pierre de Ronsard, open at will on the swimming pool allows quiet afternoon and dinner.

The small town, Descartes (less than 4000) is furnishing all the commodities: cinema, mediatheque, market place on sunday, church, 2 supermarkets, many farms offering typical cheese, fruits (apples) are available in the surrounding campaign, while a shop in the town is specialized in offering regional products.

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The Loire Valley region

Situated in the south part of Touraine, the little town of Descartes in the river La Creuse valley offers a lot of activities: boating, swimming, walking or biking to see the historical places near there. From the prehistoric museum in Le-Grand-Pressigny (10km), the city of Loches and the philosopher René Descartes museum in his natal house. The wellknown "microclimat" of Touraine is very adapted for children as it is neither too hot nor cold. The sky has a particular blue color wich inspired writers : Balzac, Ronsard, Alfred de Vigny whose natal house or chosen place are open to visits.

Descartes

Touraine and Poitou are very typical of the french way of life and allow a lot of visits

Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: double bed
    bedroom 2: double bed
    bedroom 3: double bed single bed
    bedroom 4: double bed
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 shower rooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private indoor pool
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for 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

Gisele B
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
12 Feb 2016
Based in:
Austria

Languages spoken: English

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“A Jewel in the Crown gives you a real taste of France”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2013

We stayed in this Old 18th Century house which is typically French and has been sympathetically renovated by the Owner. Situated in the pretty village of Descartes, the nearby tourist information with free carpark had very helpful staff. Walking distance to the local shops, restaurants and bars selling fresh produce, all of which are again typically French. The Sunday and night markets are a must. Larger supermarkets are about 2 miles away. The house has many rooms and plenty of history. Our children loved the safe indoor pool and adjacent secluded courtyard garden. The cellar is work in progress but will add to the home comforts when complete. We found the house a great place to enable us to explore the local villages and amenities. Our goal was to get a real taste of France and our expectations were exceeded at Les Vigneaux

We indeed, as it is said, renewed this old house, with the help of craftsmen wishing to maintain the local skills (tiled floors of old clay, coating of lime + sand, hemp thermal insulation, usw..) while maintaining the original aspect of Touraine. Maybe it was disturbing for somebody used to modern housing. That could explain the "terrible" and ununderstandable review the house obtain last week.

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