Holiday cottage to let in the Loire Valley

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Azay-le-Ferron (21km from Le Blanc), Indre, Loire Valley Reference: VI004526 Advertiser since: 15 January 2016
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La Confiance Self Catering Saturday 3 11 3

About this property

Traditional Fully Renovated Stone Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Confiance is a traditional stone cottage with 3 large en suite family bedrooms. We can also let La Confiance as a 2 bedroom cottage, this would be with the 2 upstairs bedrooms only, please request prices, The whole cottage has been completely sympathetically renovated, retaining beams and traditional features.  2 bedrooms are upstairs, the other on the ground floor, ideal for elderly people, or people with slight mobility issues. For our younger guests we have highchairs, cots and stair gates.  Even a buggy if you don't have room in the car!
 
We live on site but completely separate from La Confiance, and are very happy to help you plan your days out.
 
Chris is a professional Chef and can prepare meals for you. Either in the garden, in your cottage or in our dining room,  the choice is yours. We can cater for all dietary requirements.
 
There are 2 sitting areas, one small one attached to the downstairs bedroom, the other is the family room which incorporates the dining area and kitchen.  
 
The kitchen has all the crockery and cutlery you need, plus a fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a tv with British television, cd player and wireless wi-fi.
 
La Confiance is set in 2 acres of mature garden, which is completely fenced in.  Ideal for families with children.  We have a fruit orchard, come and pick your own fruit. We have badminton net, and swings for the children. Plus plenty of sunloungers for all the family.
 
La Confiance is walking distance to a vibrant village Martizay where you can sample traditional French life, there are 2 bakeries, a butchers, small supermarket and post office. Also a tabac where  you can enjoy a glass of local wine while watching the World go by! Very relaxing.
 
We are 2kms away from Azay le Ferron which has its own Chateau set in beautiful gardens, which you can visit.
 
We are situated in the Brenne Natural Regional Park, know as the land of a 1,000 lakes. Our guests love to visit the lakes to see the beautiful birds, and may different species of flora and fauna. We can arrange a local guide to help you get to know the area.
 
During the summer months there are traditional markets and antique brocantes to visit.
 
Bellebouche a lake close to us, has a sandy beach, perfect for families there are slides and swings, and picnic tables many in the shade, perfect for a day out. You can also hire a pedalo to spend time on the lake. Our guests say this is one of the very many highlights of their stay with us.
 
For families we are close to Futurscope at Poiters, a very special day out.
 
We are close to the chateaux and wineries of the Loire, and can arrange a wine tasting day out for you.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

La Confiance has a large kitchen/living/dining room.

The kitchen is fully fitted with plenty of crockery and cutlery. There is a split level cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

The dining area has a large table, ideal for family meals.

Living rooms

There are 2 living areas, perfect for families.

The main living area is part of the kitchen/diner and has 2 comfortable sofas. The other living room is attached to the downstairs bedroom, ideal for those who prefer a quiet place to relax. This room has a sofa and chair.

Bedrooms

We have 3 large family bedrooms, all with traditional beams. 2 bedrooms are upstairs, one bedroom has a double and 2 children's single beds. The other has a double and 1 child's bed. The downstairs bedroom has a double and 2 children's beds.

Bathrooms

We have 3 en suite shower rooms.

Heating

In colder months we have electric central heating.

Entertainment

There is UK tv in the cottage, plus cd and dvd players, we have a library of dvds for your use. There are also a selection of books.

There is wi-fi in the cottage.

Garden and outside

La Confiance is set in 2 acres of mature, fully fenced garden, ideal for families.

There is a badminton net, and of course rackets and shuttlecocks, plus a selection of toys for young children. There is also a swing.

We have a bbq for your use.

Parking and garages

There is adequate secure parking.

Visitor suitability

La Confiance is suitable for all.

Information about any additional facilities

We are happy to accept bookings of 4 days or more outside of peak season, July and August.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: There are brocantes and markets every weekend
Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Martizay
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Roche Possay
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Douidic
Distance: 15 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The Loire River

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: We have maps of our local area, showing tracks where you can either walk or cycle, away from traffic, and just enjoy the birdsong.

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: The wines of the Loire Region
Distance: 30 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner, Mr chris mooney

I am Chris Mooney,and have been living in France since 2006 running La Confiance. Chris is a professional chef and we provide meals for our guests which they really enjoy.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We had a wish list when we were looking for a property, these included being able to walk to a busy, lively village, but being in the countryside. La Confiance fulfilled all our wishes. We have travelled all round the World but always feel relaxed when we return to our Region.
Unique benefits of property Our guests tell us that the service we offer to them is unique and very personal. They enjoy sitting with us having a glass of wine when they arrive so that we are able to help them plan their holiday. <br/>We are able to offer guests meals during their stay with us.<br/>Our house is the other side of the driveway, so guests have the garden completely to themselves.

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Things to do while staying at La Confiance

We are situated in the South Loire region of France, in the Brenne Natural Parc, known as the land of a 1,000 lakes, where you can walk, birdwatch, or even sit on the beach at Bellbouche. In the Springtime be sung to sleep at night by the Nightingales who love to seranade our Guests in Spring! We are very close to the chateaux and wineries of the Loire Valley, have a great day out visiting chateaux and sampling delicious wines.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 August 2015 15 August, 2016

La Confiance is an excellent base for La Brenne and the Loire Valley. Sue and Chris making an excellent start to our holiday with a home cooked evening meal and ideas on where to source the best of the local produce. The gite was spacious with good facilities inside and outside. We would not hesitate to stay again.