This location has multiple holiday properties
|Petite Maison||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||3|
The whole of this traditional farmhouse has been completely rejuvenated and brought up to date functionally at the same time retaining many period features and, most importantly, its character.
Petite Maison has its own private outside space, and has very easy access to the garden.
Wi-fi is available throughout the property.
The open plan kitchen has been brought up to modern standards with large 5 burner cooker and dishwasher incorporated into a traditional styled kitchen with double butler style sink.
The living area has plenty of room to sit and relax and also a large, extendable dining table that can seat up to 10 if required. Both large bedrooms have double beds and newly installed en suite bathrooms that point back to the building's history with exposed stone walls.
Both of the bedrooms in Petite Maison have their own en suite bathroom with washbasin, shower and toilet. The master bedroom features a king size bed plus a single if required, the second bedroom contains a standard double bed. The thick walls have allowed the creation of seats on the window sills, perfect for relaxing with a good book on a lazy day, or just watching the world go by.
Along with the two en suite shower rooms the laundry room also has a toilet and handbasin available.
No heating is required during the summer months but a traditional woodburner and wood is situated in the main living room along with electric wall heaters in each of the bedrooms.
Various outdoor activities are available along with a selection of boardgames and books.
Civray Gites benefited from the addition of its own 25 metre, 2 lane heated swimming pool during the summer of 2018. The salt water pool is ideal for either those early morning swim sets or cooling off from the heat of the sun.
Petite Maison has its own seating area just in front of the property. For those height of summer days there is a shared seating area under the open barn and also the main grounds are available to all.
Off road parking is available.
Suitable for all the family.
We mentioned the 25m pool and the shaded barn area, besides that we have a projector and screen that could be used for movie nights, presentations etc.
Cycling or running routes can be provided.
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. One week whilst on holiday in France we decided to change from the pressures of 'real life' and experience real 'life'.
|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 have all been 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.|
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. Good choice of dishes, some of which are for the brave means you will find something that appeals. Chez L provides a more conventional menu and a friendly ambiance in which to enjoy the warm summer evenings
The property is perfect as a base for visiting any of the 80 plus chateaux which are within easy reach
Beauval Animal Park is a great day out for the kids and adults alike. The little panda born in 2017 always raises a smile