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|Les Petites Cigognes - La Colombe||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2|
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a celebration with your family, or a rendezvous with friends, Les Petites Cigognes offers an excellent base for exploring the Loire Valley and her many châteaux, while basking in the tranquility of the beautiful Touraine countryside. Dating back to the early 18th Century, Les Petites Cigognes was originally used by mail coaches en route to Paris, who would break their journey to water their horses.
La Colombe was originally built in traditional Touraine style and has been renovated to retain much of its original character and woodwork. La Colombe has the charm associated with a modern two-bedroom property while maintaining the key features of the stables from which it has been renovated. Today, La Colombe boasts tastefully furnished accommodation, while offering all of the modern conveniences, including a beautiful, heated swimming pool and free wi-fi internet access. The master bedroom has lovely views across the local countryside.
When you visit us, expect a warm welcome, a house you can call home and the opportunity to explore the many charms and traditions of the region!
Fully-fitted kitchen area with with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, hob and oven.
Living area with ample, comfortable, seating and television, Bluetooth speakers, dvd player (a small library of dvds is available), wi-fi internet access.
Large double bedroom with en suite shower room.
Large twin bedroom with en suite shower room.
All bedding and towels (except swimming towels) are included in price.
Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, each with large walk-in showers.
Heating is not included in the price. Logs for the logburner are also available upon request.
English or French tv is available via satellite and a dvd player gives the opportunity for watching films. A small library of books and dvd’s is available. Bluetooth speakers are provided, as is a boules set for use on the boules court. Goal posts are in place in the back field. For younger children there is a swingset with slide.
Our beautiful, heated swimming pool, enveloped by a spacious terrace, is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful ambiance of Les Petites Cigognes. This area is easily accessed from the rear of the gites and offers you an enclosed landscaped area with a self-closing gate and alarms for peace of mind for parents and children.
The generous terracing allows you plenty of individual space where you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views and sunshine from the sun loungers. The pool and children’s play area are contained within two acres of open garden, offering all of your family plenty of space for ball games and other activities.
A barbecue and garden furniture are provided within the fenced, personal garden of the gite, giving you privacy for your meals. To the front in the main courtyard is a large boules area.
Ample parking is available within the central courtyard.
A range of adult and children's bikes are available for use free of charge.
After successful careers in the UK we completed the purchase of Les Petites Cigognes in February 2006 and by Christmas all 3 gites and the swimming pool were completed. Les Petites Cigognes became our home, and we have welcomed guests from around the world. We feel privileged to meet the wide range of people who stay with us.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||The Loire Valley is renowned for so much, including its beauty, history, chateaux and wine. Having toured much of France with our children the decision on where to live became quite straightforward. The Loire Valley is within a days journey from the UK, has excellent communication links with the UK and the rest of Europe via the auto-routes as well as airports at Tours, Poitiers, La Rochelle, Limoges and Nantes. Combine all this with an excellent climate for ourselves and visitors and we are sure that as one of our guests you will find the same attraction to the area.|
|Unique benefits of property||Les Petites Cigognes is centrally located for most attractions of the Loire region; 45 minutes is the maximum time you would spend travelling to many locations. The small towns of Ligueil and Descartes are both less than 10 minutes drive and provide excellent interesting gardens and parks as well as shopping. Cussay is less than 5 minutes and has an excellent restaurant.
Our gites are located around a central courtyard which provides ample parking as well as an area for relaxing in the morning sunshine, shade if the afternoon sun becomes too hot and a boules court. The rear of the gites face west, giving uninterrupted access to the afternoon sunshine, the large heated pool, superb sunsets and large open skies for evening star-gazing.
Visiting a zoo is not part of our normal activities. However, Beauval Zoo is something very special and well-worth visiting. It currently has 2 pandas on loan from China.
The Regional Park which has over a thousand lakes. This is perfect for those wanting to do bird-watching, cycling or walking. Belle Bouche lake has a water sports facility and beach area open during the summer. We recommend eating at the restaurant the Auberge de la Gabriere overlooking a lake bearing the same name.
This small chateau is very close to Tours and made its name when Edward, Duke of Windsor, married Wallis Simpson there.
From Les Petites Cigognes you can easily visit a wide variety of superb chateaux, including Chenonceau, Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Riveau (excellent for children), Ussé and Chambord
A typically French restaurant providing good food in a very family orientated style.
The chateau is magnificent and recently restored. The large market takes place every Thursday. A visit here links very well with visiting a variety of Chinon vineyards.
Not to be missed, this market is held every Sunday morning.
Well worth a visit. The park is perfect for children and the gardens superbly maintained.
Futuroscope is one of France's most popular amusement parks but it is very different in being a park of the moving image. Films in giant format and other interactive activities make this a great day out for the whole family.
The largest animal park in the region.
Highly recommended for its menu, presentation and quality.
Fabulous value for money. This restaurant always lives-up to its Michelin-star rating.
As with all the restaurants, you are always given a very warm welcome and superb food at Cherizy.
Superb wines at superb prices. The English speaking staff will always find the perfect wine to suit your palate. Not to be missed!
Fabulous lunch and very good value for money.
A beautiful medieval town with a palace, chateau and keep. Every Wednesday and Saturday there is an excellent market.
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Montresor has a lovely small chateau, pleasant river walk and a good café/restaurant.
Looking for something a little bit different? Museé Dufresne is housed in an old mill and is the work of an accomplished blacksmith. Maurice Dufresne devoted more than 60 years of his life to save an entire part of our past from fading into oblivion. An amazing museum well worth a visit and not quite what you might expect of a museum.
Whether you want to shop in modern Tours or visit historical sites in old Tours, this is the Departmental capital of Indre-et-Loire and should be included on everyone's itinerary.