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L'Hirondelle - Self-Catering Gite Cottage

The main courtyard at La Richardière with Gites Le Martinet and L'Hirondelle in the distance.
10 reviews
The main courtyard at La Richardière with Gites Le Martinet and L'Hirondelle in the distance.
L'Hirondelle double bedroom.
L'Hirondelle kitchen/Diner
L'Hirondelle twin room.
L'Hirondelle Living room/Lounge
Our newly refurbished and heated swimming pool.
Our new gravel garden over-looking the central courtyard at La Richardière.
The La Richardiere Complex
A view to the North from La Richardiere's Gardens
AOne of the 1000+ lakes in the Brenne National Park (Just 20 Minutes away)
A view to the South from our 'Far Meadow'
Watching sunsets and the sunrise as well as star gazing are all popular activities at La Richardière
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Le-Petit-Pressigny, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
L'Hirondelle is part of 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.

At 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 tranquility 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 tenn...
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Listing #HL5627988
About the Owner
Dave and Patience B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
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 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

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

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.

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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

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.

  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Guests are expected to respect the privacy of the other Guests staying at La Richardiere and owners who live on site. All gites will be offered in a very good condition and Guests...
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 586
21 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer 3.18
7 nights --
R 14 451
1 Sep 2018 -
19 Oct 2018
Autumn 18
3 nights
R 1 322
R 7 843
23 Mar 2019 -
31 May 2019
3 nights
R 1 322
R 7 843
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 3 525 / stay - Deposit
  • Local Tourist Tax (0,80 Euros per adult/night) Approx: R 18 / stay - Fee
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 80.0 km
Railway: Tours: 65.0 km
Ferry: Ouistreham - Caen: 340.0 km
We are situated one hour South of the central French City of TOURS. When guests have booked, we will send comprehensive set of travel instructions included SAT NAV references and a verbal description of your arrival for all corners of France and beyond. We can advise about travel by Ferry (discount through Brittany Ferries), Car , Train (Via EuroStar and/or TGV), Aeroplane (Airports at Tours, Limoges, Paris.) and bicycle (More complicated instructions!.
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