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L'Hirondelle - Self-Catering Gite Cottage at Gites de La Richardiere.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
Minimum stay varies
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L'Hirondelle is part of Gites de La Richardiere a renovated set of farm buildings which are set on a wide hilltop with extensive views over the glorious, rolling countryside so typical of this area. The wide lawns and mature trees make this both a family friendly and yet delightfully romantic location. On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen diner which seats up to six people. *Equipment includes full oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. *There is a comfortable lounge with English and French TV. *A wooden staircase in the dining room leads up to the large landing on the first floor. Upstairs: *The first of the two bedrooms is a spacious double bedroom with a pretty window looking out onto the courtyard. *The second is a well-sized twin bedroom. *The shower room is lig...L'Hirondelle is part of Gites de La Richardiere a renovated set of farm buildings which are set on a wide hilltop with extensive views over the glorious, rolling countryside so typical of this area. The wide lawns and mature trees make this both a family friendly and yet delightfully romantic location. On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen diner which seats up to six people. *Equipment includes full oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. *There is a comfortable lounge with English and French TV. *A wooden staircase in the dining room leads up to the large landing on the first floor. Upstairs: *The first of the two bedrooms is a spacious double bedroom with a pretty window looking out onto the courtyard. *The second is a well-sized twin bedroom. *The shower room is light and modern and also accessed from the landing. At Gites de La Richardiere there are 3 cottages for self-catering rental. L'Hirondelle (4/5 persons); Le Martinet (4 persons); Le Pigeonnier (2 persons) - A large secluded and heated swimming pool set in a lawned garden with sun loungers and parasols. - Plenty of space to seek peace and tranquillity or have fun and games with friends and family. - Garden tables, chairs and barbecue for alfresco dining. - Shaded parking for cars. - Cots and high chairs can be supplied upon request. As well as the pool, we have a Boule court (piste), table tennis, badminton, and a selection of bicycles for your use. We have 3 Gites here at Gites de La Richardiere and together they can sleep 11 people which is great for families. Why not contact us and ask about our exclusive package. Contact us for more details about: - Wine Tasting - High Quality Michelin Star Restaurant in our village - Bird life in the Brenne National Park Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 81822341400017More
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About the Owner
Dave and Patience B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
We live on-site at Gites de La Richardière and so we can be on hand to organise Wine-Tastings, and advise about places to visit and things to do. On the other hand, we can blend in and be inconspicuous if guests prefer. We're always ready to listen to your needs and thoughts.
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

First time staying with Dave and Patience. They really are exceptional hosts, providing high standards of accommodation, a beautiful site, set amongst a picture perfect landscape and are welcoming and genuinely really helpful too. Our son made some great friends and loved playing out with...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank footydribbler
Management response:Responded 15 August 2018

Thank you for staying at La Richardiere. The pool and relaxed atmosphere of La Richardiere seem to have suited you excellently. Thank you for your kind words and reflecting about the historical monuments; restaurants; local shops and the need for personal transport.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous week here. Dave and Patience, the owners run a great set up of three Gites in the grounds of their home. The Gites are well maintained and are set in the middle of uninterrupted peaceful farmland. Not far from beautiful villages...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Alice G
Management response:Responded 9 August 2018

Thank you for spending your holiday at our Gites. We're pleased you found the local village and town markets useful.They are one of the lovely features of this region along with the Chateaux, rivers and beautiful countryside.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed by the owners who live on site who immediately made us feel at home. You always wonder whether the pictures on a website will do the place justice and in reality our expectations were exceeded. La...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank cl2018540
Management response:Responded 10 June 2018

We're glad the reality of our Gites exceeds the photographic possibilities. We were also delighted that your children wanted to explore the grounds and build dens. Exactly what the wild areas of our grounds are all about! Having put together a comprehensive collection of visitors'...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

La Richardière is owned and run by Patience and Dave, who are incredibly warm and welcoming, and who live on site. They have created a tranquil oasis in which to enjoy a restful holiday in a stunningly beautiful area of France. The gites are spotless,...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Wendy D
Management response:Responded 14 May 2018

Thank you for mentioning all the wonderful experiences that can be experienced by visitors to La Richardiere. These experiences make for enjoyable and memorable holidays.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We had a lovely week staying in L'Hirondelle. The owners are very welcoming and we enjoyed our time with them. The gites are attractive, clean, and comfortable with everything you need - we travel with a cleaning kit and half the kitchen 'just in case'...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank JenMcN75
Management response:Responded 21 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review which reflected the cleanness of the Gites. We work really hard to make our Gites clean and comfortable for all of our Guests.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
La Richardiere is well-placed for visitors wishing to soak up the beauty and heritage of the Loire region. As well as numerous pretty villages within a few minutes drive of our location, we also have many historic towns within easy reach. Loches is a pretty, vibrant town just 25 minutes from La Richardière. The Logis Royal, which dates back to the Renaissance, overlooks the town from its hilltop position and is well worth a visit. On Wednesday mornings the historic town centre is filled by one of the loveliest markets in the Touraine. Also, close at hand, is the town of Descartes. Birthplace of the famous philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes. There is a museum dedicated to him in the very house in which he was born. For outdoor activities, visit the Parc de Loisir where you w...
Getting around
We are in the 'middle of nowhere' yet in the middle of everything. The Loire is just one hour to the north giving access to all those lovely Chateaux, and there are plenty of small, historic towns within easy reach 20-30 mins. Locally, there is a market almost every day and many attractions for families and individuals. The roads are quiet, so driving, cycling or walking are all a great pleasure. There is a Bus service which runs from Grand Pressigny to Tours.
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