I have been arranging holidays in France since 2005 and without doubt, this gite has the highest specification of any I have stayed in. Everything is very clean and tidy, everything we’ve needed is on the doorstep and the weather has been perfectly good too! There are many excellent restaurants nearby too.
David + Jayne, N. Ireland. May 2015
Our second time here and every bit as good as the first. A very warm welcome from Sandra and Ian throughout our stay and a perfect gite with everything you need to have a relaxing holiday.
Dave, Stacey and Isaac, Wolverhampton UK. April 2016
Another wonderful stay, this time 5 weeks in paradise! Everything was again perfect in the gite. Ian and Sandra were great hosts as always. There are so many things to see and do for ourselves, our children and grandchildren. The peace and relaxation we enjoy here is second to none and we are already looking forward to our next visit.
Helen and Ian, Poole UK. May-June 2016
Just like to say ‘Thank you’ to Ian and Sandra for making our stay so good. Had a lovely time, only wish it could have been longer. Lovely countryside, wine and food. Lovely location.
Fran and Colin, Chorley, UK. July 2016
Very relaxing week in a lovely gite. Pool came in very useful as temperatures soared to 38°. Favourite restaurant – La Mandoline in Ligueil, sit on the terrace among the flowers and enjoy the view of the church. Favourite cultural experience – Medieval city and chateau in Loches. Top three wildlife encounters 1. Watching swallows swoop down to the pool for a drink seconds after you have got out of it 2. Massive toad hanging around the back door. 3. Friendly patio lizards that wave at you!
John and Sheelagh, Cambridge UK. July 2016
Our second time here and we’ve had a wonderful week again, with even better weather than in 2014. We’ve enjoyed the pool and beautiful grounds, the bikes and many a game of football and swingball, along with the obligatory barbecues and many an evening on the terrace watching the sunsets over a glass of wine.
Days out included Loches, le Grand Pressigny, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau and the spectacular gardens at Villandry.
Thank you again for your warm welcome. We love it here and the children are already talking about coming back.
Rhys and Lynne, Aberystwyth, Wales. July 2016
Thank you so much for your great welcome and care. We have had a wonderful holiday in La Colombe. The gite was comfy, clean, superb. The pool, patio, bbq, the lizards, we’ve loved it all.
The G family, Lincolnshire, UK. August 2016.
This was our first stay at Les Petites Cigognes after a recommendation from our friends, what a wonderful holiday we’ve had. There is nothing we would change, you’ve thought of everything and Sandra’s home cooked meals are amazing!
Mel and Lee, August 2016
This is our third visit here and won’t be our last. Coming back next year earlier in the season to get more of the fantastic daylight hours and beautiful sunsets.
Ian and Jackie, Scotland. September 2016
We did so enjoy just sitting on the patio of the gite for most of one day and an evening. It was so quiet and peaceful we just chilled out. Our only disappointment was that we found the patisserie in Descartes on our last day!
Elizabeth and Mike, Wendover, UK. September 2016
We have loved staying in the extremely comfortable and well-equipped gite – so peaceful, nothing disturbed our night. We visited so many places. This came on our relative’s recommendation and are so glad we did. Ian and Sandra have been the perfect hosts with great advice.
Valerie and Stewart, Port Macquarie, Australia. September 2016.
Wonderful gite, excellent supper on arrival. A very enjoyable week. Pool and garden most welcome. Thank you both so much. An excellent recommendation.
Kath and Pete, Wolvehampton, UK. May 2016
Fabulous week in a little piece of paradise. Maillé well worth a visit. Gite extremely comfortable and well equipped. Market day in Loches well worth a visit.
Claire, Julia and Derek, Southampton UK. May 2016
Loved the gite. Visited Beauval Zoo, Oradour, loches,. Montresor, Tour by tram, Amboise. Loved every minute. Weather fabulous throughout our stay and we made full use of all the facilities you had to offer. Thank you so much.
Vivienne and Ian. UK. August 2016
A massive thanks to Ian and Sandra for such a special and relaxing holiday – you have made it so ‘stress free’. The children adored the pool and the goal, swingball etc. The gites feel homely and tranquil and there is nothing that Ian and Sandra haven’t thought of.
Kath and Chris, Nottingham UK. August 2016
It’s been lovely. We enjoyed ourselves and our children too. Thank you for being such great hosts. Would love to come back, such lovely memories.
The K and van H families. Stoke on Trent UK and the Netherlands.
A beautiful gite in a beautiful area. The pool is fantastic. Visited Loches, Chinon, Chateau Riveau (fantastic for children), as well as the ‘family park’ which was perfect for under 8’s. Kayaking at the Bas de Loisirs in Descartes is a must too.
Dawn and Paul. UK. July 2016
Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. The gite perfectly suited our needs and provided us with a good base to visit chateaux, medieval villages, castles and vineyards. The countryside is beautiful and we enjoyed your clean pool. Will certainly recommend it.
Doug + Wendy, Peter + Sue. UK. September 2016.
We loved this place because: peaceful, very well equipped house, charming hosts, well located, etc. That’s the reason we will come back in the summer, to have the chance to enjoy also the beautiful swimming pool. Thank you for everything! See you soon!
Spada, Bruno + children + grandmother. Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. April 2016
The gite was lovely and well equipped. Ian and Sandra were welcoming hosts. Good location for visiting interesting places. We would highly recommend the gite to others.
Gladys + Paul, Merys and Barry. Shropshire and Powys. June 2016.
Just perfect – it couldn’t have been a better place for celebrating dad’s 70th birthday and the accommodation for all the family had been just great.
Hamish and Gina, Hawarden, N Wales. July 2016
We have just come to the end of a fantastic week which exceeded all our expectations. A beautiful gite, very comfortable, very much a home from home. A great time had by all.
Juliet and Paul, Widnes, UK. August 2016
End of two glorious weeks here. Really impressed by the quality of this gite and the attention to our comfort.
John and Lynda, Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK. September 2016
No greater endorsement than ‘nice to see you again’ and ‘see you next July’. You should be proud to be able to provide some tranquillity for the soul for the busy.
Dave and Dee. UK October 2016.