Wheelchair friendly gite in ideal location close to all the major Loire Chateaux
Trevor and Susan Aylett
- english, french
About Trevor and Susan Aylett
Life in the UK was all pretty normal for us - I was a project manager with Xerox, Sue was a supply teacher at local schools and our two girls were happy at the local village school when the reality of redundancy reared its ugly head for me.After trying to start my own business, without success, Sue and I realised we needed a new challenge and after much thought I had the idea of moving to the Loire Valley in France and running gites, so here we are!
Trevor and Susan Aylett purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why Trevor and Susan Aylett chose Abilly
After spending over a year looking for the right place we came upon Le Bouchet. Close to Descartes, we realised that it was a great location as it was in the Loire Valley and on the border with the Vienne, making it an ideal location for holidays, having easy access to the major Loire Chateaux, the Futuroscope theme park and the Brenne National Park.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We know how important location is to get the best from your holiday, which is why we know you will enjoy your stay with us at Le Bouchet and we only have two gites, each with its own private landscaped areas to make sure you have as peaceful and relaxing time as possible. The gites location makes it perfect for seeing lots of the Loire chateaux but there are also lots of other things to see and do further south, locally and in the Vienne.
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
You can share ours!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Quiet and relaxing location
Very relaxing holiday
Excellent property, very well maintained and cared for. Superb pool, shaded eating out area and plenty of sun terraces to follow the sun all day long. Ideal area for visiting the many Loire Chateaux's. Supermarkets and restaurants close by in the local village. Made to feel very welcome, could not fault.
Great family place
This place is immaculate and is a credit to the owners, ideal for families the Gites are well kitted out and the welcome package of fruit, cheese, milk,orange and bread is a nice touch. We as a couple didn;t take full advantage of the heated outdoor pool as the weather during our visit proved
to be unkind, but despite this I would recomend to all.
The perfect French retreat
We’ve stayed in a number of French gites in recent years and this was undoubtedly the best: lovingly converted to a very high standard from former stables, Les Ecuries offers plenty of space both inside and out, with convenient open-plan living/kitchen/dining opening on to a shaded terrace and with further tables and seating placed around the beautifully maintained and planted gravel gardens. We were lucky with the mid-September weather and managed to eat outside every day of our ten-night stay, as well as making much use of the fastidiously maintained pool (shared with the other gite). Owners Sue and Trevor have thought of everything in kitting out the gite, and as a result the whole place is very well equipped.
The area is blissfully rural, with the only noise coming from the local wildlife, though the nearest village is just a short drive or 30-minute walk away for bread and groceries. Apart from the easy access to many of the Loire’s famous sites, there’s also plenty to see and do close to hand, with pretty villages, dramatic castles and dreamy riverscapes all within reach. There’s also a sprinkling of good local restaurants.
perfect spot for family break
The gite is well equipped, clean & comfortable. The location is quiet enough to enjoy the peace & quiet relaxing in the beautiful garden areas but convenient to local shops 5 mins by car and many sightseeing opportunities within an hour. We loved our stay and would highly recommend. Owners are welcoming & on-site.
comfortable, pretty and spacious. Lovely pool.
This was really enjoyed by all of our family. The gite was really comfortable, the gardens were pretty with sun and shade, the pool was warm and inviting, and the countryside was peaceful and full of interest. Our younger children enjoyed feeding the goats and chickens with the very friendly owners. We had days out visiting chateaux and canoeing on the river. We found it a very relaxing and stimulating stay and hope to return.
Les Ecuries is set in beautiful quiet surroundings but only 2km from Descartes and Abilly which have 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!
We are close to some of the most beautiful and impressive Loire chateaux such as Chenonceau and the captivating Villandry.
Les Ecuries is the ideal location to make the most of your holiday - whether you want to chill out and relax by our heated 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.
For the more active amongst you, there is a water park and canoeing in Descartes, golf, horse riding, sailing and horse racing locally. For nature lovers there is bird watching locally around Les Ecuries and in the Brenne National Park.