|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
La Colombe has the charm associated with a modern two-bedroom property whilst maintaining the key features of the stables from which it has been renovated. It has been completed in contemporary style and to an extremely high standard. The master bedroom has lovely views across the local countryside.
Key features include:
- large double bedroom with comfortable bed and en-suite shower
- large twin bedroom with comfortable beds and en-suite shower
- fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing
machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, 4-burner hob, oven, electric
kettle and espresso coffee maker
- comfortable chairs in the lounge and dining room
- TV with satellite English Freeview channels and other worldwide
news channels, wi-fi internet access, iPad/iPod docking
station, dvd player, cd player
- large private garden with table and chairs, parasol and large modern Weber gas barbecue.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a place to celebrate with family or relax with friends, Les Petites Cigognes offers you a choice of 2, 3 or 4 bedroom accommodation to meet your needs. Our aim is to provide all the comforts of home and more, to enable you to enjoy the relaxing pace of life in the Loire countryside.
Key features include:
- Large heated swimming pool set in its own fenced area for safety and clearly visible from the gite, large patio area around the pool with wooden lounger chairs and cushions.
- Large private garden with table and chairs, parasol and gas barbecue.
- Baby equipment such as high chairs, cots and baby baths available at no extra cost.
- Plenty of off-road parking outside the gite in the spacious courtyard.
- A site area of 3.3 hectares (8 acres) giving plenty of space to relax and/or amuse the family. Childrens' play equipment.
- Fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen, including espresso coffee machine.
- Wi-fi internet access. iPad/iPod docking station. TV. Dvd and cd player
- Debit and credit card payments are welcome.
Our beautiful, large (12m x 5.5m), heated swimming pool is open from May to September and enveloped by a spacious terrace; it is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful ambiance of Les Petites Cigognes. This area is easily accessed from the rear of the gites and offers you an enclosed landscaped area for piece of mind for parents and children. The generous terracing allows you plenty of individual space where you will enjoy uninterrupted views and sunshine from the sun-loungers. The pool and children's play area are contained within two acres of open garden, offering all of your family plenty of space for ball games and other activities.
Barbecue and garden furniture are provided within the large, fenced, personal garden of each gite, giving you as much privacy as you require. To the front in the main courtyard is a large boules area, complete with seating and shade for those who want to take full advantage of this area.
A wonderful stay in a beautiful location. There was just so much to see and do and all within easy reach. La Colombe is lovely and so very well equipped. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the pool and sitting outside under the umbrellas just soaking-up the ambience. Thank you so much Ian and Sandra for everything.
Sue Martin September 2014 (Australia)
This is an expertly modernised gite which yet retains all the authentic and attractive look of a Loire farm. The interior is well maintained and spacious with good quality furniture and fittings. The kitchen is well equipped and in excellent good order. The bedrooms are of good size, with comfortable beds and are provided with fans. The bathroom is immaculate and has a good 'spa' shower. Outside, there is a superb large pool, well maintained lawns and a private garden area, again with top quality seats, tables and barbecue. Not the sort of place with cheap plastic seats!
We intend to come here again.
Excellent séjour, accueil très chaleureux.
Le gite est très confortable est très bien équipé.
Le gite est très bien situé entre le Futuroscope, les chateaux de la Loire, les étangs de la Brenne, le zoo de beauval...
The immediate area around Les Petites Cigognes offers a wide range of activities with excellent horse riding being available within 2 km and delightful cycling opportunities around quiet,local lanes.
Descartes was the home of the philosopher René Descartes and has a museum dedicated to his work whilst its superb leisure facilities provide opportunities for tennis, canoeing, fishing as well as other activities. Descartes also has an excellent Sunday market, wine shop and restaurants.
The Touraine region includes a wide variety of superp vineyards, with Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and Saumur all within easy driving distance. Personal visits can arranged to a number of vineyards
Other places to visit include the superb zoo at Beauval, the zoological park at La Haute Touche, Futuroscope at Poitiers, troglodyte caves at St Remy and the Fantasy Forest adventure park near Chaumont.
We highly recommend the Brenne Regional Park. This area of 1000 lakes is superb for cycling, water-sports, walking, bird-watching and anyone interested in nature. At one of its large lakes, Etang de Bellebouche, there is a wonderful beach and opportunities for many watersports.
The Loire Valley is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. It is also renowned for the quality of its architectural heritage and since the year 2000, the central part of the Loire River valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This recognises its historic towns such as Amboise, Chinon and Tours as well as the smaller towns such as Descartes, Loches and Richelieu. The region is also well known for its châteaux, such as the renowned chateaux at Chenonceau, Chambord, Ussé, Azay le Rideau, Villandry and Chaumont. Others we recommend include Montresor, Loches, Chinon, Rivau and Cheverny. Villandry and Chaumont are well known for their beautiful gardens. All are within easy reach of Les Petites Cigognes.
Les Petites Cigognes is a superb base for birdwatching, with many species being seen and heard directly on site or within walking distance, including Montagu's Harrier, Black Redstart, Golden Oriole and Melodious Warbler.