Gite for holiday rental in Loire Valley

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Le Petit-Pressigny (25km from Loches), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI003954_B Advertiser since: 21 January 2015

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Le Martinet Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 There is space in the property to add an addition

About this property

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

Le Martinet is part of La Richardière and has been tastefully renovated to a high standard and maintaining many of the original features of the building.

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.
 
All of our Gite cottages have kitchens, shower rooms, bedrooms and living areas and are provided with dedicated wi-fi, satellite English television, media players and outdoor barbecue areas.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Le Martinet has a completely self-contained kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher.

There is a separate dining area.

Living rooms

There is a spacious living room with comfortable seating and tv.

Bedrooms

There are 2 bedrooms in Le Martinet. One twin bedroom on the ground floor with en suite facilities and one upstairs, also with en suite facilities.

Bathrooms

Shower rooms are en suite in both bedrooms

Heating

Central heating is available. There is an additional charge for this.

Garden and outside

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

Parking and garages

Open air free parking is available.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various (please send for our information sheet)
Name of nearest fishing location: La Celle-Guenand
Distance: 2 km

Horse riding

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

Walking

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, 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/>

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? The Southern Loire is one of the most beautiful rural parts of France. It is uncluttered, neatly kept and almost traffic free which makes driving a delight and cycling possible in a wide variety of directions from La Richardière.
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 and our pool is a gem in the centre of the property. In the surrounding countryside there are so many things to do: Chateaux to visit, wildlife parks, fishing, bird watching, cycling, walking, wine tasting and fine dining.
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.

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 - 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.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Family from Wiltshire 30 August, 2016

I love la Richardiere - this is our second visit, and we have already re-booked next year.

A big thank you to our hosts for all their efforts to cater for our every need!

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