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Sometimes, you just know when you've hit the jackpot. A last minute availability, a quick decision to take off for the long Pentecote weekend, a 4 hr drive from Paris - and suddenly you're in a different world. Greeted by name, with a warm handshake, friendly chat and a comprehensive tour of the cottage "Le Fleuve" - afterwards we find a fridge with milk and a bottle of sparkling wine; tea, coffee - little details make such a difference - Ken and Liz have furnished the cottages with the warmth of their personalities.
Nothing is too much trouble - despite getting ready for a trip of his own, Ken spent time on the phone getting us a reservation at a local restaurant on busy Pentecote Sunday.
Great pool, we shared it with dipping swallows - fantastic gardens and terraces where the challenge for guests is to sit with a glass of wine or cup of coffee in every available corner before the end of the weekend - each nook delivers a view and an ambience all of its own.
We will be back
The property is well maintained and presented. It is vey comfortable and well equipped. We like to do our own cooking and the kitchen is well stocked.
The owners live next door but leave you alone. However they are on hand for advice regarding sites to see, shopping etc.
The garden and pool are welcome after a day out and about, there are different areas to sit and garden furniture is provided.
There is a lot to see in the area within a drive of an hour or less. I think to see some of the chateaux you would need a longer drive. We had plenty to do in the week that we were there.
Overall we had an enjoyable stay and would recommend the property.
What a wonderful place in a delightful location. Our cottage, Le Fleuve, was well appointed, provided everything we needed for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. The lounge was cosy and comfortable and it was a joy relaxing in the garden and around the pool area whilst listening to the birds, with a glass of something nice in hand to enhance the experience. The website details were accurate, the place clean & tidy, and the hosts Ken & Liz very amiable. They were happy to assist if required but respected ones privacy too. We sampled the local dining which was always delicious, especially the salmon risotto on one occasion. We'd forgotten our favourite Yorkshire tea bags, but luckily Ken came to the rescue and was able to offer us a few from their own personal supply. Highly recommended and well worth the money. We hope to return again :) Many thanks, Lee & Linda
We found Ken and Liz were friendly knowledgeable hosts, the cottage is in the ideal area to explore the Loire valley, the large Chateaux's are only 45 minutes to an hour away by car but you can stop at pretty villages on the way. If you don't want to eat out there is an intermarche 20 minutes from the gites but there are plenty of local markets on different days and there is a small grocery shop and Boucherie only 10 minutes away in Le Grand Pressigny. The cottage had all the amenities you could wish for and an excellent place to unwind. We throughly enjoyed our stay, the only down side was my husband kept banging his head on the low front entrance to the cottage but once inside he was fine haha
This is a wonderful place to stay for a quiet holiday. No children allowed and so the pool was a tranquil place to catch the sun and relax. Very secluded and not overlooked. Liz and Ken are delightful hosts without being intrusive but very welcoming. There are lots of things to do and see in this area, chateaux, beautiful towns and villages, wonderful zoo, and Gregorian chanting monks in the nearby monastery. There are plenty of restaurants to try out nearby all very different and some quirky. Having stayed in France many times this is possibly the best place I have ever stayed in being clean and comfortable. French holiday cottages can be very basic. But here there is everything to make you feel comfortable and I loved the mesh at the bedroom windows to stop insects flying in at night. I have already recommended these properties to friends.
Went back to Ken and Liz's for the third time this summer. As always they were very helpful, the cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful the pool is an added bonus. Lots of places to visit and things to see in the surrounding area. We will definitely be returning again.