Les Hiboux is a traditional farmhouse in peaceful open countryside with deer, lots of birds, country near the mediaeval town of Vendome with interesting architecture (approx 150 miles from ferry terminal at Caen). It is part of an old farm with another house and barns on site. Comfortable, relaxing accommodation. Central heating and log fire . Downstairs - large well equipped kitchen stainless steel gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. Large living room/ dining room, TV, DVD, music centre, two sofas, including comfortable double sofa bed.
Downstairs there is a large bedroom with 2 single/large double bed with adjoining family bathroom with bath, 2 basins, separate shower and bidet. Then there is separate WC and washbasin.
Upstairs - 2 large double bedrooms, one with en-suite . The other bedroom has separate well equipped bathroom.
Outside - Heated fenced swimming pool with large dining patio. Pool furniture and access to another well equipped shower/WC/changing room. The pool is shared with my family but guests have priority use of the pool.
Cot, buggy, high chair, small child bed -very child friendly accomodation
An excellent place to get away from it all : Set in a peaceful hamlet , 1 km from nearest village which has essential commodities including excellent baker , butcher, bar and small restaurant. 12 Km from Vendome , historical town with ruined Chateaux wide range of excellent restaurants, interesting and varied shops and wide range of supermarkets. The Friday market is large and bustling and some shops are open on Sunday morning. There are many art exhibitions and a menu of musical events including opera available throughout the summer.
There are other great markets at Mondoubeau on Monday and Montoire on Wednesday and Saturday. Montoire has an international Music festival in July/August. There is a spectacular market at Amboise on Sunday morning and a chance to visit the Chateau and the Leonardo da Vinci House and Museum. The Leonardo da Vinci museum is mainly outdoors and has life size working models of his inventions and is wonderful for children. There is an adventure playground picnic spots and cafes and restaurants on site.
Chateaux of the Loire: The house is in easy reach of of many of the most beautiful Chateaux of the Loire; Blois -interesting museums and mechanical dragons. Chaumont-great garden exhibition in the summer which is very child friendly. Chenonceaux-rent a boat to view the chateau from the river.
Chambord -which is the most beautiful Chateau in the Loire
Lots if vineyards within easy reach.