If you looking for a quiet holiday then this is the place. Unless you enjoy very long walks you do need a car to go anywhere – even the driveway is at least half a mile long.
The gite is very spacious, however the fact that the owners have tried to make it appear homely just means it is very cluttered. For instance there are plenty of cooking utensils but nowhere, except a fridge freezer to store any food. This is bit like staying at a friends house that has half moved out. All the clothes are gone but they have left everything else.
We were greeted with a welcome basket which was very nice. But the welcoming committee of flying ants that occupied the whole landing when we went to bed was not so nice. Luckily there was plenty of spray in the cupboards so this is clearly a recurring problem.
The owner said there was a welome book that detailed places to visit but it only contained information about horse stables, the local chateau, a food delivery service and the wifi. There was a very large pile of pamphlets but most were in french and the pile went back to 2010. So I would suggest you research where there is to visit before you go.
The washing line left a lot to be desired but luckily there is an airer. The bottom plastic of the shower door kept falling off and we had a constantly wet shower mat and floor.
My son was given just a blow up mattress on the floor which was not fully blown up and, as a result, he kept falling off it. Yes we would have asked the owner to pump it up properly but we shouldn't have to.
The woodland walk is nice but would have been better if it was finished. The pool is an above ground plastic pool. Luckily for us the children staying next door kept clearing all the leaves out but this didn't stop my son getting an ear infection.
The owner always claims that everything is provided but nobody really wants to spend their holiday constantly asking for stuff that really should be done automatically. It is obvious from the stuff left in the gite that other people have just bought stuff rather than keep asking. No bins emptied – unless you ask. No clean towels – unless you ask. No working batteries in the TV remote, no tea towels, no soap – unless you ask.
It is the lack of attention to detail that really lets the place down.
A really nicely appointed gite. Every thing is provided, you just need to bring tea towels and pool towels. It was very hot the week we stayed. A fan is provided in one bedroom but you would need to bring another one for the other one. The pool is a shallow above ground pool, ideal for young children. There is a short woodland walk within the boundary of the property. The gite adjoins another gite so if both are occupied your privacy could be compromised. There are swings, table tennis, swingball and bat and ball in the garden and the gite is well equipped with cooker, BBQ, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and a fridge freezer. The nearest supermarket is in Le Lude, a few miles away. It stocks most things and is open on Sunday mornings during July and August. A good base to visit the local attractions. Bring plenty of mossie repellant.
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