Changes for 2016
- During the winter of 2015/16 we replaced the tiled floor and downstairs bathroom fittings in Le Pluvier, as shown in the recently updated photos.
- French free-to-view television is now available in all 3 gites together with the UK Freeview television already installed.
- Accessibility for those with disabilities has been improved through upgrading the main step into the gites
- During the spring of 2015 we planted a tree in the garden of each gite which is specifically to provide more shade within the garden as it grows and matures. Additionally we have planted cotoneaster hedging along the sides of all the gite gardens to further improve the ambiance and privacy of the gardens.
It's not just our guests who have fond memories
of Les Petites Cigognes
Happy memories of Les Petites Cigognes were evident on 8 October 2015, when a lady arrived asking if she could take some wedding pictures here. She has fond memories of her childhood here. Her parents and grandparents were goat farmers at Les Petites Cigognes.
The next day the beautiful bride arrived with new husband and local wedding photographer to incorporate past happiness into her new life. We wish them both well for the future. See our Facebook page (Les Petites Cigognes) for the photos.
Les Petites Cigognes Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Recognised as a Top Performing Holiday Accommodation
as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
10 June 2015: Les Petites Cigognes today announced that we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for us and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to the way we are developing Les Petites Cigognes and our continued commitment to excellence.
Le Nouveau Bulletin
Many of our guests have asked to be kept up-to-date with
developments at Les Petites Cigognes, so we publish our newsletter
Le Nouveau Bulletin annually.
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 planted 250 trees in 'The Triangle' field in the last 4 years.
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 the ground! After 8 years we have our first crop of hazelnuts in 2016.