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This very carefully and meticulously refurbished farm house is situated on a hill side with wonderful views over the Loire gorge below. It has excellent , safe facilities for families with young children- a heated swimming pool , a trampoline , swings - all invaluable in tiring out the little fiends before bedtime! This is real sparsely inhabited countryside so do not look for quaint villages with boulangeries or auberges. The Michelin map has no 'places of special interest 'at all in this area and the nearest larger supermarket and boulangerie ( excellent bread and croissants )and a smart little family restaurant are all together, but 20 km away. A smaller but good Intermarche is more local, so it is advisable to do a big shop and eat at home admiring the view from the terrace. The Loire gorge is steep and not for canoeing or swimming nor are there foot paths for family walks , but the stunning views across the hills and the valley facing north, giving sunshine all day, make for a most relaxing and family bonding holiday stay.
Set in the hillside of France this gite as been lovely restored by the owner Dominique. Look very carefully at the brickwork and you will find a particular stone with the date the building was build with the initials of the builders and that of the person who paid them.
The gite is well equipped and very comfortable. On arrival you are greeted with a bottle of red wine from the local region.
Sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine looking at a beautiful sunset if you are very quiet you will see the wild deer grazing in the field with a evening chorus of the crickets and the occasional cuckoo.
The gite is located just outside the sleepy village of chrissiamont which boasts of a small cafe and shop, the people are very friendly give them a wave and they will wave back with a smile. Dominique is very helpful and can advise you on most issues and places to visit.
Marvin gaye the soul singer sang a particular song where ever I lay my hat that's my home well I layed my hat at this gite it was truly my second home.