Spacious Comfortable Gite In An Ideal Location Close To 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 are welcome to borrow ours!!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Four wonderfully large bedrooms, comfy beds, beautifully clean and well equipped, there was nothing else we could have needed or wished for; we were only sorry we could only have 6 nights there.
The quality of this property cannot be argued. Spotlessly clean, excellent location with fantastic facilities and gardens. Easy access to local town with large supermarket. Pool great, kitchen excellent and bedrooms comfortable. Air conditioning could have been better but didn't detract from the enjoyment of the holiday. The hosts could have been a little more friendly but we didn't hire the house for their company (just a point for them to consider for the future). Would highly recommend this property for large families.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank you too, for the recommendation - we are sorry that you felt we could have been a little more friendly - as our other reviewers have noted we normally provide a warm welcome to everyone but clearly we did not in your case for which we apologise and promise that we will try harder in the future.
Nice home in a gorgeous French countryside setting. Perfect for kids, with lots of space, quiet and peaceful, a nicely kept swimming pool, BBQ, and other amenities. Very nice owners who live on the property. Fairly central location to the Loire valley although it's a 45+ min drive to actually get into the region where many of the wineries are. It was a worthwhile tradeoff given the amount of space and a great value.
très calme et belle prestation, bien équipée
Gîte bien agencé pour grande famille ou groupe. La cuisine est très bien équipée, même pour une douzaine de personne. Les chambres sont préparées comme dans un hôtel ( pas le souci de se charger de la literie). Deux salles de bain très fonctionnelles (serviettes fournies !). Le jardin permet de se reposer sur les nombreux bains de soleil, et la grande pergola abrite du soleil lors des repas. La grande piscine permet de passer de bon moment avec les petits enfants et les grands. Bravo pour cette prestation de qualité.
Fantastic Family Vacation
We spent an increadible week at La Laiterie. It was exactly as advertised - if anything the pictures don't do the place full justice. We were warmly greeted by Trevor and Susan, who showed us around the property. We were ten people (two families of four and two grandparents). The location was close to historic towns, Futuroscope, but more importantly was a great place to relax (inside, in the private back yard, or at the pool) and spend time with each other. The place was spotless, roomy and exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend it and would visit again.
Tout est fait pour que nous nous sentions chez nous à la Laiterie.
En amont, le réglage des quelques questions logistiques avec Susan, notamment pour le matériel nécessaires pour les bébés / enfants.
Sur place, des propriétaires accueillants et également discrets, un équipement complet, un jardin privatif vraiment agréable, et une piscine très bien conçue, pour le bonheur de tous.
Et très propre!
Nous étions 6 adultes et 3 enfants et avons vraiment pu déconnecter et profiter ensemble du calme de cette belle maison et des premiers rayons de soleil persistants! La méteo nous a été favorable.
Je recommande donc vivement ce gîte.
Close to some of the most beautiful and impressive châteaux, such as Chenonceau and the captivating Villandry, Le Bouchet 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.
A couple of minutes away is the lively 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 locally and birdwatching in the Brenne National Park.