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Gy en Sologne, Traditional Solognot Cottage In Village Centre

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroomed cottage to sleep 6 people, in the heart of the Sologne

A traditional three bedroomed Solognot cottage. Situated in the Sologne, in the centre of the quiet village of Gy En Sologne, surrounded by woodlands, rivers, ponds and farmland. Private courtyard and terrace. Original beams throughout. Log burning fire. Well-furnished and equipped. Modern family shower room with walk in shower area.

The front door of the cottage leads into the beautifully beamed, open plan living area with ceramic tiled floor, which includes: A well equipped kitchen with a dish washer, fridge freezer and microwave oven, A dining area with traditional French furniture, A comfortable seating area with a log burning fire, double sofa bed, two arm chairs, TV/DVD player, CD/radio and a range of books, maps, information leaflets and games for all the family.

French doors open onto the courtyard and generous terrace with outdoor table and seating with an electrically operated sun canopy. Two traditional barns enclose the courtyard, with car parking which is accessible through a gated coaching passage from the street. One of the barns houses the 'cave' and an indoor table tennis table.

The ground floor also comprises of: A generous bedroom with a double bed, and a single bed with further single pull out; A spaceous recently modernised shower room with walk in shower area, washing machine and tumble dryer, and a separate toilet, understair cupboard with vaccum and cleaning tools, coat hanging cupboard with iron and ironing board. An oak staircase leads to the first floor with further bedrooms and a separate toilet.

Bedroom Two: The spacious master bedroom has been recently converted and the orignal roof beams and 'chien assis' are beautiful features. Velux roof windows create a very light and refreshing feel, offering excellent views over the quiet village square and local church. Starry night time views can be blacked out - if you really want to. The bed is kingsized. Bedroom Three: With original beams and two adult sized single beds. Ideal for children too with sliding door cupboards housing a range of toys and games for boys and girls.

The Wood: Borded by the local river, a private wood, with wintertime pond is available for picnics, nature walks and exploration. Watch out for the frogs and the lizards!

More Details

Owner
Stuart and Gillian Maiden
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French spoken
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Stuart and Gillian Maiden

Hello, we are Stuart and Gillian Maiden. This is us enjoying refreshments in front of the Maison du Magique in Blois. We recommend taking some time to rest here on your visit to Blois and enjoy the chateau views and life passing by. Oh yes and from around Easter an additional surprise!

Stuart and Gillian Maiden purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Stuart and Gillian Maiden chose Gy-en-Sologne

We discovered we'd both loved France from an early age starting from French exchanges whilst a secondary schools. Gillian made live long friends in Vero and Olivier during her exchanges and it was because they lived in this area that we decided to buy our second home here. Vero was very supportive and scouted out loads of houses for us to view. In addition to the number of rooms we were looking for a renovated house in a small village near a boulangerie. We had begun to despair on the French understanding of renovated. Had we translated the wrong word?! Nothing had been quite right.

However, we knew when we parked in the village square of Gy en Sologne that we'd found the right place. We were almost shown separately around the cottage between the owner's son and the estate agent and met up in the courtyard smiling. Neither of us had to say anything. We knew this was the one! Then we were told there was more! And on that hot afternoon we walked to the edge of the village to see the allotment, field and wood that came with it.

What makes this cottage unique

When we bought the cottage one of the three doors at the top of the stairs opened into the roof with a low beam. This gave us the chance to add a bit of ourselves and the beam was raised and our lovely master bedroom created.

In addition to the cottage being within easy reach of our friends it has allowed us to make new friends in the village too. We enjoy just being there, Stuart enjoys cutting timber in the wood and Gillian now has her own tractor to 'cut the grass'. Our local Explorer Scouts in England come over and camp 'au nature' in the field.

When we can we enjoy village events such as the Fete de la Garde, a festival which celebrates the local hunting . We enjoy the easy walking around the area through woodlands and by the etangs (ponds) for which the region is well known. There's plenty to see in the area too. We still haven't exhausted the magnificent chateaux and local markets. The terrace is a true sun trap but in the late spring and summer you don't need to go too far to find an outdoor pool - we particularly like the one at St. Aignan. All year round in the evening it's lovely to eat outside and enjoy the stars. The village street lights switch off just before eleven pm, so the stars are brilliant and well worth a midnight walk on a clear night! If it's too cold though relaxing by the log fire is also a must. Living next door to Gy Suis Gy Reste is a real bonus. The restaurant is well worth a visit for regional home cooked food at lunchtime or to pop in for aperitif before an evening meal at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passe une très bonne semaine dans votre maison. Votre location est très bien et c'est dommage car nous aurions du rester une semaine en plus.
Jun 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gy-en-Sologne in Loir-et-Cher

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Superb walk-in wet room shower. Ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , First Floor with sink
  • Ground floor shower room also contains washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family
    Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master
  • Master Double Bedroom has kingsize bed. The downstairs family room can sleep up to four, with a pull out second single bed (single beds are adult size). Twin bedroom has two adult sized single beds. Duvets and pillows and bedding provided for all beds and sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Gy en Sologne, Traditional Solognot Cottage In Village Centre
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
5

Comfortable holiday gite

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this well equipped, comfortable holiday house in a very quiet and unspoilt country village. The rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. There is no garden but there is a patio with roll out awning. It was so hot while we were there we hardly sat out on it. Great area for cycling & trying to learn French - no English spoken but nevertheless kind people all around.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Wellington, New Zealand
5

Cute, quaint, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped little house that worked as a good base for our week’s exploration of the Sologne area. Several well known and lesser known chateaux are within easy driving distance, and there are some nice cycling or walking tracks nearby, too.

The weather was very changeable during our stay, so we appreciated both the central heating and wood burner plus the patio and sun awning.

Wifi would have been good, but we were able to make use of the wifi in the friendly cafe next door while we had a coffee or aperitif.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Delightful cottage in a quiet location.

  • 3 of 5

Whilst the cottage was really nice I have to make a number of comments from a personal view point.

1) the welcome pack was written only in French and I feel it would be beneficial to have a translation in 2/3 languages.

2) All of the cupboards were full of crockery and no space left to store groceries.

3) A list of closest shops/supermarkets/service stations/restaurants etc would be helpful. Also a mention of days when shops are closed.

4) A list of places of interest would be nice along with local markets.

5) A contact number in case of.emergencies.(Had I not specifically asked for a contact number in the event of our late arrival we should not have been able to gain entry to the property as it was secured and the information as to the location of the keys had not been given to me).

The majority of these points are what would go toward making the stay a little more pleasurable.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate your feedback. We're really sorry the English welcome pack was not in the house and are not sure where it had gone for your stay. Sadly for you it does include most of the information you suggest including a list of markets Supermarkets etc. We'll look into adding some more of this information to this website too. There's also a big red folder on the bookcase containing loads of brochures for places of interest - we will check if this has all disappeared too. Late arrivals are exactly why we introduced the secure key box with the special code. We know the fridge is quite large but appreciate your feedback about space and we will make some cupboard space for groceries for future guests. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Best wishes, Gillian and Stuart
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
5

Loire Valley Escape

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip to the Loire Valley, the area is really in the countryside and lovely and peaceful. The cottage was clean, well equipped and roomy. We had some good trips out to Blois (the Chateau is really nice) and the town had some good shops, Clos Luce Parc (which is where Leonardo da Vinci lived), this was very popular with school trips etc. and is well worth a visit, as was Orleans (for shops etc.). We had a good day out also at the Zoo Parc de Beauval, not cheap but well worth it. We used the bikes to cycle to Billy (down the road) and also played table tennis in the garage. Thanks to Gillian and Stuart for their instructions to get to the property from Calais, we didn't get lost once ;-) We went to a local restaurant in Lassay sur Croisne which Gillian recommended and had a lovely meal. We had a couple of really nice walks down by the canal which is signposted as Pont de Sauldre. Thank you again for the use of your lovely house in such a lovely peaceful area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really pleased you had a good time. You seem to have enjoyed the area and the cottage as much as we do ourselves. Thank you for such a lovely review.
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
5

Gy En Sologne Cottage and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this property on two occassions, both times during the Easter Vacation. The cottage was exactly as listed with 3 spacious bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, an ample dining area and comfortable lounge area with a beautiful log burning stove. The cottage was clean and homely with all mod cons necessary for a stay of any length. The courtyard at the back of the property provides ample parking and a secure and secluded sitting area for when the sun shines and it becomes a sun trap.

The owners give excellent customer service. They provided clear directions from Calais which helped us to avoid over expensive toll roads. The cottage has a wonderful homely feel created by the little personal touches (the alarm clock in the main bedroom is fascinating) and they have provided lots of information to help with planning days out etc.

The local bakery has wonderful croissants and rolls all baked fresh each day and is open from about 7am. The bar / restaurant right next door is well worth a visit or two - for a local beer in friendly surroundings and the plat du jour is an absolute must! Four courses of local produce and lots of local wine for an extremely fair price.

The immediate area is great for walking with interesting woods to explore and little villages to discover. Towns within a 5 mile radius provide ample dining opportunities ranging from pizza to fine dining. Parking is available and directions are easy to follow.

We visited lots of Chateau's all within 90 minutes drive of the cottage. Blois was a big favourite but Chenonceau, Ambois and Cheverny are well worth a visit. A great day out is a trip to Beauval Zoo which is well sign posted and less than 45 mins drive away. It is a wonderful place with animals from all over the world, all looking happy and well cared for.

We would, and have, recommended this cottage to friends and we look forward to visiting it ourselves in future.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really welcome your positive feedback and look forward to you visiting again. Thank you for adding to our new website. It's always great to hear about places our guests have been to and inspires us to visit new things ourselves! We are happy you share our love of the region. Gillian and Stuart
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5

Très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Très bon séjour. Maison très bien .Tout à disposition très agreable .Propriétaires très à l'écoute .Enchantés de notre séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes tres heureux de savoir que vous avez passé des bons moments chez nous a Gy
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Gy Suis Gy Reste
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cheverny
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Selles Sur Cher
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A85
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Gy Suis Gy Reste
Car: recommended

Between the Rivers Cher and the Loire, you are within easy reach of the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley including: Amboise; Blois; Chambord; Chenonceau; Cheverney and many more. Beau val Zoo, Museums: Sologne, Matra and 'La Straize' - All within 50 mins.

The village boulangerie and Restaurant/Bar, are both within 50 metres, supermarkets are a short drive to Selles sur Cher (6k) or Romorantin (12k). Super 'high street' shopping - Blois (30 mins), Tours (50 mins).

Woodland, river and canal side walking, boating activities (canoeing, boat trips), shooting, cycling, fishing, golf, ice skating and swimming (indoor and outdoor) all within 30 mins.

Regional specialities include: Goat's cheese (Selles Sur Cher and Billy) and fois gras. Seasonal fruit and vegetables available from local growers all year round. Many excellent local wine producers.

There are several museums in the area:

La Straize - An original locature - farm workers dwelling in Gy en Sologne itself, Matra - a car museum in Romorantin.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Arrangements for change over, collection and return of the house keys to be made on an individual basis.
Duvets and pillows are provided for all beds and sofa bed. Bed linen and towels are included in the price.
No maid service available. The cottage will be clean when you arrive, please make sure it is clean when you leave, leaving all used bed and house linen on the bathroom floor for launder

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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