This is one of three gites on this property, so if you are travelling single, as a couple, in a family or in a large group - this is the place to be! Set in a spectacular region of chateaux, wine, bike routes, historic, geologic and artistic interest, we have taken pains to renovate the house and adjacent caves into comfortable welcoming spaces, to cuddle up in or take off and explore the region.
Your entrance has a door to the livingroom/kitchen, the bathroom and coat closet. There is a beautiful spiral staircase going up to the two bedrooms under the eaves. The main bedroom has an elegantly carved bed, 140x190. The second bedroom has two combined beds, 80x190. We provide towels and sheets. The kitchen has a 2 burner stovetop and hood, wall oven, microwave, sink, full size refrigerator and freezer, all the appliances you need (I hope). There is a clic-clak sofa bed in the living room, a non-functioning fireplace and a large, accomodating dining table and chairs. This courtyard services both the Dove and the Skylark gites, there are tables and chairs and a space for a barbeque grill.
Zugang für Gäste
There are two entrances to this property. You can leave your car at the main street level and come up the old stone staircase to the courtyard. You can also come into the courtyard directly from the back street - you may want to bring your bags up that way, then park either at our front space or our parking area just down the street. This courtyard services both the Dove and the Skylark gites, there are tables and chairs and a space for a barbeque grill.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We do not (yet!) live on site - we are mostly based in Paris - but try to be there at least to meet you when you arrive. We also spend as much time as possible living in one of the gites - most often in the Swan, so it is possible that we would be there during your visit. If we cannot make it, we leave the keys in a lockbox and full instructions for entering and getting around. In case of any problems, we do have people to call in the area, and our cleaning lady is also quite local, extremely friendly and accomodating (but does not speak English - yet).
Weitere wichtige Infos
The place is beautifully quiet, however there is a train track that passes right behind the houses on the other side of the road. We are a bit removed from that, since the gites are on the courtyards up on the second level, not directly facing the street - and are therefore somewhat shielded. There is no visual connection but you will be aware of the occasional train when it goes by.
We keep some bicycles for people staying here to borrow, and if you are interested in canoeing, there is a rental place right on the Cher, about a ten minute walk from the house. I’m developing a list of suggestions for places to go, things to do – and of course, restaurants in the ‘hood – and I would encourage you to write any of your own suggestions in the book I keep on site (as well as sending me reviews on this site and my web page!)