Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 3 10/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Tournesol||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||2||Downstairs sofabed with own shower room|
Cosy but spacious gite featuring open plan mezzanine layout. Tournesol is tucked in the corner of the courtyard, the entrance is sheltered by the well established willow tree that gives shade on those hot summer days. Once inside, the open plan living area gives a spacious feel to this property whilst still maintaining a cosy feel.
The kitchen has everything you need to feed a family of 4 with many items renewed in 2017. The window at the double butler sink overlooks the open barn area and out across the courtyard to see the comings and goings, but with privacy from its slightly elevated position.
There is plenty of room around the dining table for 2, 4 or even 6 if you have guests around.
The open plan layout gives plenty of space in the living area, the comfortable L shaped settee easily converts to a sofa bed for expanding the capacity to 4 people if required.
Upstairs there is a mezzanine style bedroom, with a traditional solid wood framed double bed and comfortable mattress, all sectioned off from the main area by a contemporary frieze created by a local artist. An upstairs shower room gives privacy and convenience
Upstairs there is a newly fitted shower room, featuring shower, wc and washbasin along with cubby holes for storing those bathroom essentials.
Downstairs another newly fitted shower room features a large walk in shower with huge rain head as well as a standard spray head. A wc and washbasin are also available within the room
A wood burning store is situated in the main living area for any out of season rents
Various outdoor activities are available as well as board games and a selection of books and, of course, wifi is available
Gites at Civray have, through 2018, added a brand new 25 metre swimming pool to the grounds. This is ideal for those early morning swim sets or cooling off from the afternoon sun.
As well as a small private garden area there is also an area set up to encourage socialising under the shaded barn.
Off road parking is available.
Due to the steep staircase the may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility or young children.
For larger groups we have other properties available in the same location, each has its own individual area but all can be rented as one.
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'.
|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.|
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.
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
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 3 10/10
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5