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The house itself was very well equipped, especially in regards to the kitchen. Having an oven, dishwasher and washing machine was very useful. The town has its own chateau, and a nice market on Sunday.
Unfortunately, there was no Wi-Fi. To get internet, you had to walk a few minutes to the town hall and use their Wi-Fi with a code provided. This network was not reachable from the house.
Françoise was more than kind in letting my brother, who was in a different, unconnected house, borrow the foldaway cot in our house as his baby was trying to climb out the different, shallower one he had. That kindness was very appreciated.
The most tranquil gite we have ever stayed in. Very well equipped and the rooms are cool on the hottest days. This is not a tourist area but has many beautiful gardens, chateaux and churches which have very few visitors. We were particularly impressed by the gardens at Apremont-sur-Allier, Valencay chateau which had a very interesting audio guide on the life of Talleyrand and the frescoes at Brinay, but we found somewhere different to visit every day.
Our hosts, the Lombards, were charming and we wished we had more French to exploit M. Lombard's knowledge of nature. Listen out for the golden orioles which you are unlikely to see or watch the deer and hear the carp splashing.