Changes for 2013
During the winter of 2012 and Spring of 2013 we are re-decorating
La Colombe and Le Grebe. We will be keeping the light, airy
decor seen in the current photographs but always want to ensure
everything is looking fresh. New photographs will be published as
soon as possible.
We also want to ensure our equipment is kept up-to-date. For 2013
we will be equipping all three gites with iPod and iPhone docking stations/speakers, and espresso coffee-makers. New childrens play
equipment will be installed in the grounds. Hopefully we will be able
to find suitable canopies to extend the shade provided on the patios.
Private Vineyard Tours Now Offered!
We are proud to announcement that, in partnership with the wine
shop Le Dit-Vin in Descartes, we can now offer guests private
vineyard tours along with the wine tastings that have been so
popular. No matter whether you prefer white wine, red wine,
or simply love both, we can design a tour of regional vineyards
to suit your taste. Tours are by appointment only. For more
information, please contact Sandra and Ian via e-mail or
by phoning +33 (0) 2 47 59 54 99.
Le Nouveau Bulletin
Many of our guests have asked to be kept up-to-date with
developments at Les Petites Cigognes, so we publish
letter Le Nouveau Bulletin annually.
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Over the last couple of years we have been developing the gardens
and area behind the gites. All the gites now have new patios and
new flower beds; the area around the pool has been planted with
shrubs and hedging which are now firmly establishing themselves.
Altogether we have now planted 220 trees in 'The Triangle' field in
the last 3 years, with another 60 being planted this Autumn of 2012.
This has included hazel for coppicing, as well as blackthorn, acer and hornbeam. Despite the severe winters, droughts and torrential rain
of the last few years, most of these saplings have survived. The
woodland is at last beginning to look a bit more than a few sticks in