Delightful gîte with private walled terraces.Whether you are relaxing and soaking up the sunshine or exploring our region, Les Ecuries has been renovated and furnished to an extremely high standard to make sure that you enjoy your holiday. One of only two gites at Le Bouchet, Les Ecuries is delightful, set in a quiet countryside location and offering everything you need to get the most from your stay:~ A large heated pool (12 m x 5.5 m) with its own terrace set in beautiful gardens at Le Bouchet with a play area, with climbing frame, slide, swing, badminton and space to kick a ball around~ Les Ecuries has three private walled terraces with sun loungers, barbecue, pergola, tables and chairs~ Handicapped friendly~ Les Ecuries has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features and furnished for maximum comfort for your stay including: - Spacious layout with comfortable seating - Well equipped kitchen including dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and coffee machine - Wifi internet access - UK Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player - Air conditioning units in upstairs bedrooms - All bedrooms have hair dryers and fans - All bathrooms have heaters~ Handicapped facilities: we have tried hard to make Les Ecuries accessible to all. So that you can check our facilities will suit your needs the following are included:* Ramped access to Les Ecuries off the courtyard with plenty of parking* Wider doorways for wheelchairs* Spacious downstairs double bedroom* A wet room with non-slip tiles, disabled toilet, grab rails, thermostatic shower and manual shower seat* French doors lead to a decked terrace at the same level as the lounge* From the decked terrace, direct ramp access to the swimming pool for viewing* A courtyard terrace which is a quiet, hard landscaped area planted with bananas, cannas and other exotics. Le Bouchet is set in beautiful quiet surroundings but only 2.5 km from Descartes with restaurants and bars, supermarkets, chemists, butchers, bakeries and a Sunday market.We are close to some of the best Loire chateaux and the ideal location to make the most of your holiday - with Loches, Tours, Poitiers and Futuroscope all within easy reach.For the more active, there's a water park and canoeing in Descartes, golf, horse riding, sailing locally. For nature lovers there's bird watching around Le Bouchet and in the Brenne National Park. LES ECURIES ACCOMODATION DETAILSLes Ecuries is a large (110 sq m), well equipped gite that easily accommodates seven people and provides all that you need to really enjoy your holiday.GROUND FLOORLounge:Large lounge area with comfortable seating for seven. UK Satellite TV, DVD player and access to a large DVD library. Books and games are provided with Wifi internet access throughout the gite.Kitchen and dining area: Equipped to a high standard including a dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooker, large fridge freezer and microwave together with a large table with seating for seven people. French doors open onto your private terraces.Double bedroom: Large bedroom with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and double (website: hidden) wetroom with non-slip tiles, thermostatic shower, grab rails, disabled toilet, hand basin and a manual shower seat.FIRST FLOORA master bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning unit, chest of drawers, wardrobe and a lounge area with sofa and coffee table.A very large bedroom with three single beds, air-conditioning unit, wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawersBedrooms have fans and hair dryers.Large bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.OUTSIDEThree private walled terraces - the first terrace is decked and set at the same level as the lounge, to provide easy wheelchair access, and has a barbecue, table, chairs and a pergola. The second is a south facing terrace with sun loungers that also provides direct viewing access to the pool for the mobility impaired. The third is a courtyard terrace which is a quiet, hard landscaped area planted with bananas, cannas and other exotics. It has a shady pergola and has table and chairs to dine out in the evening and catch the last rays of the sun. Pathways lead to the Le Bouchet gardens and to a sun bathing area with a second entry to the pool.Parking is in front of Les Ecuries in the large courtyard.TripAdvisor property ID 3443973...Read more
Les Ecuries is close to some of the most beautiful and impressive Loire chateaux and is the ideal location to make the most of your holiday - whether you want to chill out and relax by the pool or get out to see more of what our wonderful region has to offer. With the historic towns of Loches, Tours and Poitiers and the fantastic Futuroscope theme park all within easy reach you are bound to find plenty to see and do for all ages. A couple of minutes away is the small town of Descartes which has restaurants and bars and can provide for all your holiday needs with supermarkets, chemists, butchers, bakeries and a Sunday market selling everything from fish to flowers! For the more active amongst you, there is a water park, canoeing, golf, horse riding, sailing, horse racing and for nature lovers bird watching locally and in the Brenne National Park.
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $312 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
All bed linen and house towels are included, you only need to bring pool towels.
A welcome basket with local produce is provided on arrival.
A returnable security deposit of £200 is required upon payment of your final balance.
Your booking can be secured with a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of your holiday.
Your deposit can be paid by Bank Transfer.
Your final balance must be received at least 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
The swimming pool is heated from the beginning of May to the end of September.
Left on 10/04/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 4, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Perfect gite with beautiful terrace and gardens. The ground floor bedroom and shower room were ideal for my disabled husband and the terraced garden was easily accessible. Pity I forgot to bring my swimming gear as the pool looked so inviting. The gite is furnished to a very high standard and so well equipped. Sue and Trevor were so helpful in giving advice on wheelchair friendly destinations and were the perfect hosts.
Located just outside Descartes, the peace and quiet was wonderful and the night skies unpolluted by light. An added bonus was the resident Little Owl.
So much to see in the area within an hour's drive along relatively quiet roads. Whether disabled or not, would highly recommend this gite.
Thank you for such a lovely review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Trev and Sue
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“fantastic accommodation and a wonderful holiday”
Left on 08/27/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 27, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We relaxed as soon as we arrived at the Gite. It was beautifully decorated and equipped and the hosts had truly considered our every need. We arrived to be welcomed by fresh flowers in a vase, fresh bread, fruit, milk, and cheese.
We could have stayed at the Gite all week. There was so much to do from relaxing by the pool, watching movies from their DVD collection, playing badminton, feeding the animals, thing for walks or just reading and listening to the crickets at night.
Equally we could have spent every day exploring world class tourist attractions, it's within easy reach of so many amazing places.
We did a bit of both. We relaxed and chilled at hire, went for a walk and found a preying mantis, swam loads, played badminton and fed the goats and chickens with Sue. We also visited Lac
de St Cyr, chateau d'Usse and futuroscope theme park.
One evening Sue's daughter baby sat for us and we were able to go out for a wonderful French meal sans les enfants. Sue even booked the restaurant for us.
I would thoroughly recommend this Gite, this area and also Trevor and Sue's tremendous hospitality.
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