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Wonderful Gite With Large Private Garden, Heated Pool for The Perfect Holiday!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious Comfortable Gite In An Ideal Location Close To The Major Loire Chateaux

We know how important location is to get the best from your holiday, which is why we know you will enjoy your stay with us at Le Bouchet and we only have two gites, each with its own private landscaped areas to make sure you have as peaceful and relaxing time as possible.

Le Bouchet is located in the quiet, beautiful wooded countryside of the Touraine region in the Loire Valley yet only five minutes from Descartes with its shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets and well within reach of the major Loire chateaux and vineyards. The local area is a rich haven for wildlife, with red deer and wild boar roaming around and buzzards crying out as they circle overhead; herons and many different types of wild birds are often seen in and around the local lake.

We have tried to extend that environment into the gardens at Le Bouchet which are extensively landscaped and planted to attract the wildlife while at the same time offering you the amenities you need to enjoy your holiday, including the large heated pool with its own sun terrace and loungers, a picnic area overlooking the pool so that a watchful eye can be kept on the young ones and a play area with swing, slide, climbing frame and goals for a game of football.

Our two gites have been renovated to a very high standard providing all the necessary facilities you need to get the most from your holiday.

This gite, La Laiterie has been lovingly restored from what were the old cow sheds and many of the original beams and features have been retained to provide comfortable, spacious accomodation that includes:


· One double bedroom, one twin single bedroom and a bedroom with four single beds. All the bedrooms have air conditioning units, fans and hair dryers

· Large family bedroom with shower cubicle, hand basin, toilet and heater


· One double bedroom

· Large bathroom with shower cubicle, separate bath, hand basin, toilet and heater

· Utility room with toilet, hand basin and washing machine

· Fully fitted, well equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and coffee machine.

· Open plan living/dining area with comfortable seating and large table easily seating 10

· Wifi internet access

· UK and French Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player and Playstation

· French doors off the lounge to your own large, south facing private garden with sun loungers, pergola, table, chairs and barbecue.

More Details

Trevor and Susan Aylett
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Trevor and Susan Aylett

Life in the UK was all pretty normal for us - I was a project manager with Xerox, Sue was a supply teacher at local schools and our two girls were happy at the local village school when the reality of redundancy reared its ugly head for me. After trying to start my own business, without success, Sue and I realised we needed a new challenge and after much thought I had the idea of moving to the Loire Valley in France and running gites, so here we are!

Trevor and Susan Aylett purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Trevor and Susan Aylett chose Abilly

After spending over a year looking for the right place we came upon Le Bouchet. Close to Descartes, we realised that it was a great location as it was in the Loire Valley and on the border with the Vienne, making it an ideal location for holidays, having easy access to the major Loire Chateaux, the Futuroscope theme park and the Brenne National Park.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We know how important location is to get the best from your holiday, which is why we know you will enjoy your stay with us at Le Bouchet and we only have two gites, each with its own private landscaped areas to make sure you have as peaceful and relaxing time as possible. The gites location makes it perfect for seeing lots of the Loire chateaux but there are also lots of other things to see and do further south, locally and in the Vienne.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a super time during our stay in Le Laiterie. There was a wealth of local information and places to visits in the gite. The personal touch from both of you was exceptional and made us feel very welcome. I would love to return year after year with so many places to visit. We would always choose to stay in Le Laiterie after our great experience on holiday. Nothing was too much effort even the spontaneous trip to A&E late one Saturday evening. Many thanks for the great holiday.
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Abilly in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Utility room with toilet and washing machine
  • Both bathrooms have heaters
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Cot is available upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • All bed linen, pillows and house towels are included. All bedrooms have a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Each bedroom has a hair dryer and vanity mirror. Each bedroom has a fan and the upstairs bedrooms have air conditioning units. A cot, with bedding, is available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Bike hire can be organised through BikeHire Direct. Relaxing massages can be arranged in your gite by a qualified english masseuse. Wine tours can be organised with our friends from "Taste the Loire"


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average rating of 4.952381 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful gite

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Four wonderfully large bedrooms, comfy beds, beautifully clean and well equipped, there was nothing else we could have needed or wished for; we were only sorry we could only have 6 nights there.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

The quality of this property cannot be argued. Spotlessly clean, excellent location with fantastic facilities and gardens. Easy access to local town with large supermarket. Pool great, kitchen excellent and bedrooms comfortable. Air conditioning could have been better but didn't detract from the enjoyment of the holiday. The hosts could have been a little more friendly but we didn't hire the house for their company (just a point for them to consider for the future). Would highly recommend this property for large families.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Nice home in a gorgeous French countryside setting. Perfect for kids, with lots of space, quiet and peaceful, a nicely kept swimming pool, BBQ, and other amenities. Very nice owners who live on the property. Fairly central location to the Loire valley although it's a 45+ min drive to actually get into the region where many of the wineries are. It was a worthwhile tradeoff given the amount of space and a great value.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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très calme et belle prestation, bien équipée

  • 5 of 5

Gîte bien agencé pour grande famille ou groupe. La cuisine est très bien équipée, même pour une douzaine de personne. Les chambres sont préparées comme dans un hôtel ( pas le souci de se charger de la literie). Deux salles de bain très fonctionnelles (serviettes fournies !). Le jardin permet de se reposer sur les nombreux bains de soleil, et la grande pergola abrite du soleil lors des repas. La grande piscine permet de passer de bon moment avec les petits enfants et les grands. Bravo pour cette prestation de qualité.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent an increadible week at La Laiterie. It was exactly as advertised - if anything the pictures don't do the place full justice. We were warmly greeted by Trevor and Susan, who showed us around the property. We were ten people (two families of four and two grandparents). The location was close to historic towns, Futuroscope, but more importantly was a great place to relax (inside, in the private back yard, or at the pool) and spend time with each other. The place was spotless, roomy and exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend it and would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tout est fait pour que nous nous sentions chez nous à la Laiterie.

En amont, le réglage des quelques questions logistiques avec Susan, notamment pour le matériel nécessaires pour les bébés / enfants.

Sur place, des propriétaires accueillants et également discrets, un équipement complet, un jardin privatif vraiment agréable, et une piscine très bien conçue, pour le bonheur de tous.

Et très propre!

Nous étions 6 adultes et 3 enfants et avons vraiment pu déconnecter et profiter ensemble du calme de cette belle maison et des premiers rayons de soleil persistants! La méteo nous a été favorable.

Je recommande donc vivement ce gîte.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Tours or Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Several in Descartes
Nearest Ferry
317 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
St Maure de Touraine, A10 Jnct 25
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Several in Descartes
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
The lake at St Cyr
Car: necessary

Close to some of the most beautiful and impressive châteaux, such as Chenonceau and the captivating Villandry, Le Bouchet is the ideal location to make the most of your holiday – whether you want to chill out and relax by our heated pool or get out to see more of what our wonderful region has to offer.

With the historic towns of Loches, Tours and Poitiers and the fantastic Futuroscope theme park all within easy reach, you are bound to find plenty to see and do for all ages.

A couple of minutes away is the lively town of Descartes which has restaurants and bars and can provide for all your holiday needs with supermarkets, chemists, butchers, bakeries and a Sunday market selling everything from fish to flowers!

For the more active amongst you there is a water park, canoeing, golf, horse riding, sailing, horse racing locally and birdwatching in the Brenne National Park.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

All bed linen and house towels are included, you only need to bring pool towels. Tourist taxes are included in the price of your holiday. If you are staying for a week or more we also include a welcome basket of local produce in the gite on your arrival. A returnable security deposit of £200 is required upon payment of your final balance. The swimming pool is open and heated from the beginning of May to the end of September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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