Lovely gite with stunning views, Loire Valley - VI005891_A

3km from La Celle-Guenand, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI005891_A Advertiser since: 13 December 2017

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Ciel Self Catering Flexible 1 2 2 Additional comfortable sofabed for 2 people

About this property

Recently Renovated Gite with Unrivalled Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Ciel is a delightful, fully equipped but still traditional gite in rural France with access to a new 25m onsite swimming pool. It was renovated during 2017 to a good standard, many new items were added including dishwasher, cooker, woodburner and multiple items of furniture including double bed and new linen throughout. It is a one bedroom property which, taking advantage of the comfortable sofa bed downstairs gives plenty of space for up to 4 people. Each couple can also have their own shower room as this property boasts 2.

Ciel has its own private space and raised decking giving uninterrupted views over the onsite 25m pool and further over open countryside. There is nothing better on an evening than sitting with a glass of wine and taking in the moment.

Wi-fi is available throughout the property.



Kitchen and dining

An open plan, newly rebuilt kitchen gives a clean and bright area in which to prepare food. A dining table can be extended to fit up to 6 people if required.

Living rooms

The living area is again open plan with functional oak beams running along the ceiling. The corner of the living area has a wood burning stove for the winter nights and also a door onto the private patio below the scenic seating area.


The large bedroom offers ample space and also gives access to the raised decking for those long summer evenings with a glass of wine in your hand. Inside there are oak beams supporting the high roof and a separate reading chair positioned to give one eye on your book and one eye on any comings and goings that may (or may not!) take place.


This gite benefits from 2 shower rooms, one upstairs and the other downstairs. The upstairs has a hand shower, sink and toilet and is clean and bright. Downstairs is the newly refurbished bathroom giving a large walk-in shower/wet room suitable for wheelchair access, a hinged screen folds back to offer ease of access to the toilet and sink.


A woodburner provides a functional and romantic ambience although electric wall heaters are located around the property.


Various outdoor activities are available as well as boardgames and a selection of books.

Garden and outside

Ciel benefits from its own private patio and decking areas along with a small garden area separated from the main grounds by hedges. Visitors are welcome to take a stroll to the edge of the land and find a peaceful area in which to relax or play ball games. We have 3500 square metres and numerous trees under which to seek shade.
As well as having privacy, there is also an area set up to encourage socialising under a shaded barn, this can be set up with a screen and projector or just tables and chairs for an evening sharing the experiences of the day.

Parking and garages

Ample parking available.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for people looking for a great base from which to explore. The comfortable sofabed downstairs and easy access shower room make this wheelchair friendly, please contact us for more information on this.

Information about any additional facilities

The onsite 25m pool has been a new addition through 2018, it is a constant depth along its length and is available free of charge to guests

For larger groups we have other properties in the same location, each has its own individual area but all can be rented as one - discounts will be available for multi gite bookings.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Local Rivers
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf La Roche Posay, Rue Renoir, 86270 La Roche-Posay
Distance: 25 km

Mountain biking



About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jenny Smith

I was an office administrator who enjoyed the temping life of meeting new people and facing new challenges. My husband Steve worked from home, tied to a desk and working with the technical landscape within a successful software company. Our daughter flew the nest for university life and we decided to change from the pressures of 'real life' and experience real 'life'.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Civray is within the Indre et Loire department of France, renowned for its open countryside, multiple chateaux and calm pace of life. On the edge of the Brenne National Park, giving access to the Mllle Etangs (thousand lakes) it doesn’t get much more rural than this, however, the triangle of La Celle Guenand, Petit Pressigny and Grand Pressigny give all the local conveniences that are required.
Unique benefits of property The gites were renovated to a high standard through 2017 when we took over ownership, this makes almost everything new. 'Ciel', French for 'sky' has a first floor raised decking area that gives privacy and stunning views across open countryside through the day and a jaw dropping starlit sky in this area of zero light pollution. 'Tournesol' is tucked away in the corner but still very much a part of the property. 'Petite Maison' is the original house with a lovely homely feel yet fully up to date with en suite bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen. The open barn with seating and projector for watching films or looking at photos of todays cycle/runs or mats for a stretching/yoga session bring the Gites all together in a friendly area.

The Owner Recommends

Dinner out

Looking for an authentic French restaurant that gives good quality without breaking the bank, then Grandma's in Le Grand Pressigny is the place to try. Chez L also in Le Grand Pressigny provides a more conventional menu of pizza and burgers and a friendly ambiance in which to enjoy the warm summer evenings. If you are looking for a Michelin starred restaurant La Promenade in Le Petit-Pressigny is only 6k away.

Chateaux visits

The property is perfect as a base for visiting any of the 80 plus chateaux which are within easy reach

Animal Parks

Beauval Animal Park is a great day out for the kids and adults alike. The little panda born in 2017 always raises a smile

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Javier TOUS 11 June, 2019

Steve and Jenny are wonderful hosts. Gites at Civray is in the middle of the nature, so is a really special place to relax you. If your thing is the triatlhon, they have an amazing 25 mts pool and amazing routes for biking and running. Also they have Steve an ironman certified coach. But is your thing is not the triatlhon, Gites at Civray is a perfect place to enjoy with your family, relax at the pool, a bbq day or just breath the nature. The gites are really clean and cozy.

10 / 10 rita-reid' 1 June, 2019

My Grandaughter and i spent a wonderful weeks holiday at 28,Civray The Gite we stayed in was called Ciel,It was very well appointed with an upstairs and downstairs bathroom.The downstairs bathroom was suitable for anyone with reduced mobility as it had a walk in shower. It was spotlessly had a log burner which made for cosy evenings.There was a stove,dishwasher, fridge and,Wi Fi
There were beautiful views from the balcony The swimming pool was great..For those who like goats milk and cheese,there is a goat farm 5 minutes walk away, 10 minutes drive away there is a village with a boulangerie and butcherie and a few other has a park with a new block of toilets which are very clean.
Its a 30 minute drive to a town. it is a peaceful location,the roads are quiet and in very good condition,perfect for walking,running and cycling .The owners were friendly,nothing was too much trouble. They made our stay memorable, We will deffinately come again.

10 / 10 AlanT 5 June, 2018

We had a lovely week at Gites at Civray. the gites surround a central area with a covered communal space with overhead projector and screen.
We stayed in Ciel (sky), the view from the upstairs deck across the valley is superb. The gite was really clean when we arrived and included a few essentials (France is famously shut on a Sunday) which included pasta and pesto, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. The fully equipped kitchen with fridge, dishwasher and gas hob & oven meant we only ate out once during the week.
There is plenty of parking and as I write this (June '18) the pool is waiting to be installed (it arrived the week we were there)
We spent the week exploring the area venturing to Tours (50k) to visit some chateaux as well as Loches (a beautiful Royal town) and Azay le Ferron both superb local towns with a fantastic history. Every town we drove through was 'typically French'.
As a cyclist I was delighted to find the roads not only quiet but also in fantastic condition that puts roads in the UK to shame.
The local town of La Celle Guenand has a small epicerie that shares space with the town's bar (very handy) and Chez L in Le Grand-Pressigny does a short but excellent food menu.
Thanks to Jenny and Steve for their warm welcome and the very best of success in their venture.

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