Gite for holiday rental in Loire Valley - VI003954_A

Le Petit-Pressigny (29km from Loches), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI003954_A Advertiser since: 21 January 2015

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Hirondelle Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

A Calm, Delightful, Restored and Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

L'Hirondelle is part of La Richardiere and has been traditionally renovated maintaining many of the original features of the building.
On the ground floor is a well equipped kitchen diner which seats up to 6 people. Equipment includes full oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. In the comfortable lounge there is English and French television. A wooden staircase in the dining room leads up to the large landing on the first floor.
The first of the 2 bedrooms is a spacious double bedroom with a pretty window looking out onto the courtyard. The second is a well-sized twin bedroom. We can supply additional folding beds for larger families. The shower room is light and modern and also accessed from the landing.
Outside, there is a gravelled patio area with table and chairs for 6 people and your own charcoal bbq for outside dining.
La Richardière is a peaceful and beautiful countryside retreat. It is over 200 years old and was once a fermette bustling with cattle, sheep, goats, ducks and chickens.
The property is situated in rolling countryside to the south of the lovely Loire Valley. Over the years it has been carefully restored and transformed into the tranquil haven it is today.
Situated at the end of its own private drive, La Richardière is encircled by approximately 4 acres of lawn and orchards with extensive open views of the peaceful surrounding farmland.
For those who wish to explore, La Richardière is well situated for visiting the many chateaux, vineyards and interesting towns and villages of the Loire and is a "stone's throw" from the Brenne National Park.
Why not contact us to discuss your holiday plans. We would love to hear from you.

We have 3 Gites to sleep 11/12 people. Are you looking for a venue for your entire family? Why not consider booking all 3 Gites for your group family holiday.

ANIMALS: Sadly, as we have no fences and our own dogs and cats, we cannot accept other people's animals at La Richardiere.



Kitchen and dining

A fully equipped kitchen is part of the property with fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Living rooms

Comfortable living rooms with tv and internet.


The property has 1 double bedroom and 1 twin room where there is a third single bed..


There is a shared shower room with toilet and wash basin accessible from the landing.


Heating is available on request. There is an additional charge per day.

Garden and outside

Gardens are extensive and provide ample opportunity for secluded sitting or picnics.

Parking and garages

Open air free parking is available.

Visitor suitability

Disability Access Statement:
Due to the age and layout of our gites they are not suitable for wheelchair users.
We do, however, welcome guests with other mobility issues, but ask that due consideration is given to our gravel courtyards and grassed areas.
We would very pleased to talk to any potential guests about their needs. Please contact us for further information.

Information about any additional facilities

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  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocantes happen at various times of the year in most local villages
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various (please send for our information sheet)
Name of nearest fishing location: La Celle-Guenand and Le Petit Pressigny + Many lakes in the Brenne Parc.
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Loches
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equitation - Etableau - Le Grand Pressigny
Distance: 14 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Ralliere

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: We host wine tasting at La Richardiere and can arrange tours around local caves. Vouvray is nearby.
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David and Patience Brown

Patience was a stay-at-home mum when we lived in England. She has really enjoyed making La Richardière comfortable, stylish and welcoming for guests. Dave retired from his professional role as a Primary School Headteacher in December 2014. He is a practising musician and accomplished at playing traditional Fiddle music. Now he looks after the grounds, buildings and swimming pool.<br/>

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? The Southern Loire, and particularly the Touraine du Sud, is one of the most beautiful rural parts of France. It is uncluttered, neatly kept and almost traffic free which makes driving a delight. The Gites at La Richardiere are surrounded by many beautiful villages, open countryside, woodland and forests.
The surrounding area also offers a wide range of activities for all the family - Chateaux and other historic places; rivers for swimming and canoeing; fine dining and traditional French experiences; adventures course; golf, walking, cycling and riding.
Unique benefits of property La Richardière is set on a small hill between La Celle-Guenand and Le Petit Pressigny. There are wide skies with open views of the countryside.
* The gardens afford tranquillity and relaxation.
* Our heated swimming pool is a gem in the centre of the property.

We send out a Monthly Newsletter to all our guests, and to those who contact us, to keep everyone up to date with news and developments at La Richardière.

The Owner Recommends

Beauval Zoo

Beauval zoo is situated 45 minutes to the north east of La Richardière. It is an expansive natural setting where animals are, where possible, housed in open enclosures. The zoo has pandas from China and white tigers. Both are highly endangered species and can only be seen in a small number of zoos around the world. Beauval is one of those zoos. Spend the day, eat in the restaurants, and enjoy the magnificent bird of prey show which takes place every afternoon.

Visitors' Guide

When our guests have visited somewhere they have enjoyed and can recommend, we make a note of this and add the details to our downloadable Visitors' Guide. This guide can be downloaded from our website.

La Promenade - Michelin Restaurant

Our commune village of Le Petit Pressigny has a very popular 1 star Michelin restaurant. Diners travel from far and wide to eat here at both lunch time and in the evening. Booking is essential and we can help our guests with that. We have a good relationship with the staff in the restaurant and especially Xavier - the Sommelierwho can provide you with some incredibly good local wines.

Castles and Chateaux

There are many old houses/castles called Chateaux within easy reach of La Richardière. These include: Azay le Rideau; Chenonceau; Chinon; Riveau; Villandry, Charnizay and Ambroise (with Clos Luce next door - the retirement home of Leonardo da Vinci) - to name but a few.

Local Villages

There are many local villages and towns to explore. Many have weekly markets. Le Petit Pressigny; Le Grand Pressigny; La Celle-Geunand; Paulmy; Loches (Market on Wednesday); Descartes (Market on Sunday), La Roche Possay (Market on Tuesday). For those who are interested , there is a pottery in Ferriere Larçon which runs practical pottery sessions for visitors.
From Descartes (home of the eminent philosopher of the same name) and from La Roche Possay it is possible to hire canoes and explore the local rivers.

The Brenne Regional Park

The Brenne Regional Park is situated just 20 minutes to the south east of La Richardière and is a superb regional park with thousands of lakes and is teaming with bird life. Excellent for those who wish to spend their time bird-watching. The whole area is well-supported with hides and viewing platforms. On our last visit we saw flocks of Cranes.


Just 25 minutes North of La Richardière, this is a new adventure park - in the trees. Ropes courses of various degrees of difficulty make their way through the trees where you can climb, swing, surf and ride bikes. All supported by the latest advances in security equipment. Great for all ages.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Family from Wiltshire 4 June, 2015

We were delighted with our holiday. What a treasure trove! Beautiful accommodation in exquisite grounds. Fantastic warm and inviting hosts who could not do enough to make us feel contented. Plenty to do for all the family on site - swimming, badminton, ping pong, boules, not to mention organised wine tasting. This felt like experiencing old France - how we remember it to be - very quiet rural surroundings, chateaux galore and markets for the cheese, wine and fruit lovers!

Couldn't recommend this enough to families or couples who want a peaceful retreat.

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