Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 shower rooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Tours 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (4), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.


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