This location has multiple holiday properties
|Le Petit Champiau||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Le Petit Champiau is a cosy and comfortable, yet spacious cottage.
The solid wood staircase has child security gates top and bottom, and there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout. A fire blanket is available in the corner kitchen.
There is a connecting door to Le Grand Champiau (bolted if not booked together).
Downstairs is the main living area, a corner kitchen (with gas cooker, washing-machine, fridge and microwave) and a dining area. French windows lead out onto the private dining area (with barbeque), and garden.
There is a separate smaller lounge area off the main living area.
One double bedroom under the eaves.
One bath/shower room downstairs.
Le Petit Champiau has a wood burning stove and electric heaters for the cooler months. Hot water is supplied by a gas combination boiler, so plentiful hot water at all times.
Please note, parts of the main living area have low exposed wooden beams.
Le Petit Champiau has a number of books and games to entertain you in your quieter moments.There is also a games room with pool table.
Le Petit Champiau has its own dining terrace which leads onto the shared mature garden (with Le grand Champiau) which also boasts a swimming-pool (security fenced), and views over the adjoining fields.
Off-street parking (shared with Le Grand Champiau).
Unfortunately, Le petit Champiau is not suitable for people with reduced mobility as the bedroom is upstairs. A cot and high chair is available at no extra charge. Sorry, pets are not accepted.
After living and working in a big city for many years, we felt we needed a change and so made the move to central rural France and a completely different pace of life. Derek is a freelance translator.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||The general peace and quiet, myriad wildlife (including annual bird migrations) and its accessibility were the main factors in drawing us to this area.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from the garden, have a refreshing swim in the pool or go for gentle walks in the surrounding lanes, whilst not being far away from historic sites (including several chateaux and churches and the wonderful city of Bourges), race tracks (motor and horse) and vineyards.|
UNESCO world heritage site (Cathedrale Saint-Etienne)
Palais Jacques Coeur
Printemps de Bourges music festival (April)
The local vineyards of Venesmes and Chateaumeillant are within 20 kms
Quincy, Reuilly, Menetou-Salon and Sancerre are a little further away but within a pleasant hour and a half's drive
Ainay-le-Vieil, Culan, Meillant are within a half-hour drive. A little further afield are the chateaux of Boucard, Blancafort and La Verrerie.
Visit the well-known chateaux of the Loire Valley (Chambord, Chenonceaux, etc for a pleasant day trip