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Luxury Gites With Large Heated Swimming Pool In The Loire Valley - La Colombe

Bedrooms 2
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights



La Colombe

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 or French Freeview channels, wi-fi internet access, Bluetooth speakers, dvd player

- large private garden with table and chairs, parasol and large modern Weber gas barbecue.

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About the property

Les Petites Cigognes

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. Bluetooth speakers. English or French TV. dvd 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.

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About Us

Ian Andrews
Les Petites Cigognes
Les Petites Cigognes, La cigogne
37240 Cussay
Les Petites Cigognes, 511 139 933 00010
VAT Reg No

Ian and Sandra Andrews
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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)
Sep 2014
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Your booking will be held upon receipt of 20% deposit or full payment if booking is made less than 8 weeks from the date of commencement. The balance of payment must be made at least 8 weeks prior to arrival.

A damage deposit of £250 per gite will also be required.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Cussay around the Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower units are contained in the spacious shower enclosures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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La Colombe
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 26 reviews

Home Away from Home in the Loire

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in Le Colombe and loved everything about it. The gite is one of the best appointed accommodations we have stayed in. The downstairs has a huge living area with Satellite TV with English speaking channels, great. The kitchen diner is large and has all the amenities you could want for self catering including a dishwasher. Upstairs are two large bedrooms both ensuite and plenty of storage so we could unpack all our luggage to feel properly at home. After a day of sightseeing it was wonderful to return to our home-away-from-home in the Loire. The location is great with the village of Ligueil 10min drive away for your daily baguette and croissant, supermarket and petrol. The village of Cussay which is 2min drive away has a fabulous french restaurant, need to check opening days and hours. Our hosts Sandra and Ian were fabulous, very welcoming and friendly at all times. I messaged Sandra often before our arrival with questions about the gite and she responded very quickly. During our stay Sandra was very helpful with all my requests. We loved our time at Les Petites Cigognes and highly recommend it for exploring the Loire Valley. Thank you Sandra and Ian from your Aussie friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect surroundings for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super séjour

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Les installations sont top. Les chambres spacieuses et propres. Les environs sont calmes. Grâce aux nombreuses activités proposées gratuitement (jeux de balles, piscine, vélo, pétanque) nous n'avons pas vu le temps passé et notre fille y a appris à faire du vélo...

C'est avec un grand plaisir que nous recommandons ce gîte.

Un couple avec un enfant.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beacoup,on etait trés heureux vous avez passé un excellant séjour. Ian et Sandra
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Perfekt für ruhebedürftige Urlauber.

  • 5 of 5

Schöne Ferienwohnung für bis zu vier Personen. Sehr gute Aussattung. Sehr sauberer Pool. Herzliche und hilfsbereite Hauseigentümer. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung garantiert!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Mai 2017 das Ferienhaus Pluvier angemietet und waren sehr begeistert. Die geschmackvolle Einrichtung und die gehobene Ausstattung ließen keine Wünsche offen. Der beheizte Pool und die Außenanlage waren sehr gepflegt. Sehr nette und kompetente Vermieter (Sandra and Ian Andrews) die auch sehr hilfsbereit und zugänglich waren. Das Anwesen liegt idyllisch und ruhig mit guter Anbindung für das Alltägliche (Supermarkt, Tankstelle, Post etc.) sowie für Exkursionen ins Umland. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

Sehr empfehlenswert!!!

D. und B. Bünz

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here and we look forward to seeing you both again soon. Very best wishes Ian and Sandra
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Agréable séjour à Cussay

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
326 Kilometres
Caen (Ouistreham)
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Nearest Train
57 Kilometres
Tours (St Pierre des Corps)
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A10, St Maure de Touraine
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
59 Kilometres
Bellebouche, Brenne
Car: necessary

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.