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Le Martinet - Self-Catering Gite Cottage at Gites de La Richardiere.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Le Martinet is one of 3 Gites at La Richardiere which is 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. Our lovely property can offer you: - A large secluded swimming pool in a pretty 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 al fresco 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, croquet and a selection of bicycles for your use. Le Martinet has been fully and tastefull...Le Martinet is one of 3 Gites at La Richardiere which is 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. Our lovely property can offer you: - A large secluded swimming pool in a pretty 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 al fresco 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, croquet and a selection of bicycles for your use. Le Martinet has been fully and tastefully renovated. The lounge, which is accessed via a large French window/door that overlooks the courtyard, is comfortably furnished and includes a TV with English and French channels. The kitchen/diner leads off the lounge and seats up to six people. Kitchen equipment includes a gas cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The ground floor twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (including toilet and wash-basin) is also accessed from the lounge. This is a spacious bedroom that could accommodate an additional folding bed for a child. The wooden staircase in the lounge leads straight up into the second bedroom which features a comfortable king size bed, its own en-suite shower room (including toilet and wash-basin), and views towards the courtyard. Outside, to the rear, there is a gravelled patio with a charcoal BBQ and table and chairs for up to 6 people for outside dining. Washing machines and drying lines are available on site. 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 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 10 September 2018

The gite hosts Dave and Patience were very friendly and welcoming, the gite itself was perfect and the pool was stunning. We had an amazing break and totally relaxed, our eleven year old virtually lived in the pool!! We hope to visit again, as it...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Helen P
Explorer798989, VR Owner at Le Martinet - Self-Catering Gite Cottage at Gites de La Richardiere., responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you for your personal comment. We do try very hard to welcome our guests and to ensure that they benefit from being at our Gites and in this region of France.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The location was beautiful. Gorgeous gardens and fabulous dark skies. Perfect pool, our girls did not want to leave. Resident dogs who greet you when you return from a day out. Wonderful hosts who meet your every need. We had a wonderfully relaxing time with...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Julie-anne W
Explorer798989, VR Owner at Le Martinet - Self-Catering Gite Cottage at Gites de La Richardiere., responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

So glad you all enjoyed our pool. It is a great environment for children, and adults alike, and it is certainly a focus for many people on their holiday. Thank you for commenting on some of the many activities which are easily accessible from our...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

What a lovely week we had staying here. Shame about the weather but that didn't affect our enjoyment at all. The gite is perfect, real home from home with a lovely outlook, very well equipped. The grounds are lovely to wonder around, the pool is...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank JudyW1
Management response:Responded 4 July 2018

You arrived in an unusually turbulent period of weather, but we're pleased it didn't spoil your holiday. The Gites are cosy in all types of weather and as you discovered, we maybe in open countryside, but there is so much to do and it's only...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

We have just returned from 5 fantastic nights at Le Martinet Gite, our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer! The Gite was spotlessly clean and contained everything we could possibly require during our stay, plenty of kitchen equipment and the little extras such...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Joollie
Management response:Responded 4 July 2018

Thank you for choosing Gites de La Richardière for your holiday. We're so glad you found the environment to your liking. There is something here for everyone whether you like sitting and reading, swimming, walking, bird watching or cycling. Once people have stayed at La...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed over the May half term week. We rented two of the Gites available. Both were rustic traditional French gites, both spotlessly clean with everything you would need for a stay. The owners David and Patience were accommodating at all times, always there if...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank jamesfolly
Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

Thank you for choosing our gites here at La Richardière. As you point out it is a very peaceful setting in the French Countryside, yet there is a lot to do in the area around us. We hope you will bring your family again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Pool Table
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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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 ac
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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