|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Chêne (Oak) part of the 18th century granary and stables, shares an imposing entrance atrium with Saule (Willow). This property has a spectacular stone fireplace and galleried landing; it also boasts huge oak beams in the living area.
The living area has a stunning fireplace with wood burning stove and is comfortably furnished with 3 leather sofas and dining room suite.There is satellite TV,DVD/CD player, iPod dock,WiFi.
The fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer.
There is a bedroom with twin beds and a large shower room, with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
There are 3 bedrooms, 1 King, 1 double and 1 twin bedded. All rooms have beautiful views across our extensive grounds.
There is an en-suite shower room from the double bedroom with shower, wash basin and WC, a further main bathroom with bath and shower over, wash basin and WC.
Terrace area (direct access from dining room) with garden furniture & BBQ.
We have carefully and thoughtfully converted 18th century buildings to provide unique and interesting accommodation. All our gites are furnished and finished to an excellent standard, with high quality sofas, beds, linen, towels and kitchenware. They are all equipped with Hansgrohe showers, Bosch dishwashers and ovens and Weber barbecues. Our heated and covered swimming pool has a fully retractable roof and the surrounding terraces and lawns have ample loungers and shade. The outdoor games area has table tennis, boules, swingball, badminton and a children play area. Our indoor games room has a pool/snooker table, table football and an extensive library area from which you are welcome to borrow books or DVDs. There is a multi gym and x-trainer for the fitness enthusiasts. From magnificent chateaux or a state of the art theme park to the calm serenity of the Brenne Regional Park, all these and more within easy driving distance.
My husband and I were living in Lyon - France. After many years travelling everywhere around the world for business, we decided to look for a new place to live in the peaceful French countryside. And we have fallen in love with this fabulous piece of land, with lovely houses, trees and people. I am a native of this area and I enjoy a lot sharing about history, culture and nature of this beautiful region. My husband has sold his HR consultancy and doesn't work anymore. I was holding a senior management position in an international company. I speak English, German, Spanish and French; I am now a consultant for international development. We are now extremely happy to live at La Richaudière with our cat Penelope, our 5 ducks on the lake, farmer's horses in our field, red sqarrels and birds from the Brenne Park.
Marie and Marc Van Lul purchased this villa in 2010
Our gites are located in a lovely unspoilt region of France however we are still well located for all the main tourist attractions of the Loire.
All of our gites are very spacious and equipped to a very high standard. As an example we have invested in sumptuous mattresses and bed linen to ensure that all of our guests are able to enjoy a great night's sleep.
Within our 12 acres there is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy or to join their neighbours if they would prefer. The gites are well located for the many attractions that the region offers. Within an hour's drive you can reach many of Loire chateaux, Tours and Futuroscope as well as enjoy many activities for all the family.
Changeover day is Saturday in high season (June, July, August). Otherwise changeover day can be flexible. Arrival time is from 4 to 8pm; earlier or later arrival by prior arrangement. Departure time is 10am max.
There were seven of us staying in the four bedroom gite , it was very comfortable , plenty of space , we had a great week enjoyed the pool and exploring the surrounding area , the only one thing is with 7 adults , on the days we spent at the gite once the dishwasher went on , running out of mugs so could just do with a few more cups and also serving dishes , but this was just a minor thing and common with self catering we have found .
Overall we had a great week and family catch up .
We've just returned from a fantastic week at Clos de la Richaudiere. The photos online looked pretty good, but you can never be too sure until you get there. We were delighted to say the photos don't quite do the place justice.
Located down a quiet country lane, the gites are surrounded by peaceful countryside. The only noises are birds and the odd tractor in the distance. The site has 5 gites, a pool with retractable canopy, petanques pitch, table tennis, swings and a small lake.
We were welcomed by Marie and Marc, who are lovely. The gite was excellent with everything you need (BBQ got some use). We particularly loved the patio/terrace, where we soaked up the sun at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are little extras like a free laundry and bikes to use if you wished. Marc and Marie also arranged for a wine tasting session with nibbles at the complex, which was good. They even brought a bottle of fizz over for a special celebration in our party. A nice touch.
There are some nice towns, sleepy villages and a national park (wetlands and woods) nearby. However, if you want to just get away from it all, soak up the sun and relax, then you don't need to budge. We loved it! Thanks Marc & Marie