- Serigny Self Catering Gites
- Sleeps 2 to 24, 10 bedrooms
- £200 to £1850 per week
If there is one province that illustrates the splendour of French Culture and architecture, it must be the southern Loire Valley. This corner of France has seen the birth of Rabelais, Descartes and Balzac, is the home of many of the most beautiful chateaux in the country and enjoys some of the finest vineyards in France.
Built in the early 1800s, Les Coindries is a traditional French farmstead built around a large courtyard and typical of the region. The mellow tufeau stone buildings with their tiled roofs are set in private gardens accessed by a quiet lane with no traffic other than 'La Poste' and a morning bread delivery service from the nearby medieval village of Faye-La-Vineuse. It is surrounded by rolling arable land with many lovely walks and cycle tracks nearby.
The buildings have been carefully restored and converted to include many original features, splendid oak beams and open fireplaces, plus new amenities added, such as an 11x5 m heated pool and jacuzzi spa.
In four separate gites, Les Coindries can cater for a maximum of 18 people in quiet rural surroundings and accessible within a 6 hour drive from Calais, a 4 hour drive from Caen or Le Havre, and is well served by flights from Stansted and Birminham to either Tour or Poitiers about 40 minutes away.
The Loire and Vienne valleys are perhaps the most characteristically French of all the regions with their chateaux, rolling vineyards and meandering rivers.
The many chateaux of this region are within easy reach, including Saumur, Chinon, Azay-Le-Rideau and the 'Princess Palace' at Usse. The stunning abbey at Fontevraud is only a pleasant 30 minutes drive away.
For more up-to-date entertainment, France's premier theme park dedicated to the moving image, 'Futuroscope' is about 30km away.
We are well served by local restaurants and vineyards and our nearest village is the picturesque Faye-La-Vineuse dating back to medieval times and visited by Henry II and his wife Eleanor on their many visits to the area. Our closest town is Richelieu, famous for it's Cardinal of the same name and a further 15 minutes drive is the lovely town of Chinon, the only town in Europe not to possess a set of traffic lights.
There are also many sports facilities nearby including, golf, tennis, horse riding and wind-surfing. A nature trail has been created from the old railway giving lovely woodland walks and cycling tracks through the nearby countryside.
Local food markets abound and also every week, somewhere nearby, will be an antiques fair and flea market.
Serigny self catering gites
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