Les Petites Cigognes, Descartes, Indre et Loire, France

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French holiday gites sleeping 18 with a swimming pool in the Loire Valley, perfect for families and friends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Les Petites Cigognes, Descartes, Indre et Loire, France, sleeps 4-18 in 9 bedrooms.

Sleeps 4 to 18 in 3 gites:
Le Grebe sleeps 8
Le Pluvier sleeps 6
La Colombe sleeps 4

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a place to celebrate with family or relax with friends, Les Petites Cigognes offers a choice of 2, 3 or 4 bedroom 4-star accommodation to meet your needs. Our aim is to provide all the comforts of home and more, so you can enjoy the relaxing pace of life in the Loire countryside.

Our beautiful, large (12m x 5.5m), heated swimming pool is open from May to September and enveloped by a spacious terrace with wooden lounger chairs with cushions and parasols, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful ambiance of Les Petites Cigognes. This area is easily accessed from the rear of the gites and offers an enclosed landscaped area for piece of mind for parents and children, with the pool set in its own fenced area for safety and clearly visible from the gites. The generous terracing allows you plenty of individual space where you will enjoy uninterrupted views and sunshine from the sun-loungers.

Our gites all have a private fenced garden with table and chairs, large parasol and Weber gas barbecue. Kitchens are fully fitted, and include espresso coffee machines. 4G coverage is in our area and there's free WiFi internet access. Bluetooth speakers, English or French TV and a DVD player are in each gite. Baby equipment is available at no extra cost.

The pool and children's play area are contained within 2 acres of open garden, offering plenty of space for ball games and other activities, with the whole site covering an area of 3.3 hectares (8 acres). Play equipment includes swings and slide for younger children as well as badminton and tennis sets, swingball and goal posts. To the front in the main courtyard is a large boules area, complete with seating and shade for those who want to take full advantage of this area.

Plenty of off-road parking outside the gite in the spacious courtyard.

Nearby are several chateaux and historic towns, many with markets. There's great cycling, walking and canoeing locally too, and a range of family friendly attractions within easy reach. Something to appeal to everyone in your group.


Fully fitted, well-equipped kitchens with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, 4-burner hob, and electric oven.
Each dining area has a large table with modern, comfortable chairs.
Each gite has a lounge with seating for its guests. Seating can be re-arranged to accommodate larger groups in Le Grebe or Le Pluvier.
Each gite has a large flatscreen TV in the lounge, bluetooth speakers and a DVD player.
Free WiFi is available in all gites. There is also good 4G reception.
There is no games room, but there's plenty of games to choose from outside.
Le Grebe and La Colombe both have log burners (logs available at extra cost). Electric heating is available throughout the gites at extra cost.
Le Grebe: 2 double, 2 twin, 2 en suites. Le Pluvier: 2 double, 1 twin, 2 en suites. La Colombe: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 en suites.
All linen and towels (except swimming towels) are provided within the rental charge. Swimming towels are available to hire.
Le Grebe 3 bathrooms, Le Pluvier 3 bathrooms, La Colombe 2 bathrooms. All include spacious shower enclosures with modern shower units.
Le Grebe has good disabled access throughout the ground floor and wheelchair accessible doors into the ground floor bedroom and en suite.
Swings, slides and sports equipment. Cots, high chairs and stair-gates are available at no extra cost.
Large west-facing gardens with furniture and Weber gas barbecue with easy access to the pool, all in 8 acres. Boules and play equipment.
The large, heated pool has generous terracing with sun-loungers and parasols.
There is ample private, on-site parking.
The gites are non-smoking but guests are welcome to smoke throughout the rest of the site.
Regrettably pets are not allowed at Les Petites Cigognes.


We are ideally situated for visiting Loire chateaux, historic towns and vineyards, Futuroscope, the Brenne and Beauval Zoo. Ideal for cycling, walking, canoeing and visiting the many local markets.
Descartes and Ligueil are only 5 mins by car. The beautiful, historic town of Loches is 20 mins and the fabulous city of Tours 45 mins.
Boulangeries etc are in Descartes and Ligueil. The supermarket in Descartes is excellent.
There are excellent restaurants in Cussay, Descartes, Ligueil and Loches as well as a Michelin rated restaurant in the Le Petit Pressigny, about 20 mins from Les Petites Cigognes.

Booking Information

A damage deposit of £250 per gite is required. A tourist tax of €1.30 per adult per night is payable at the end of your stay. In July and August the minimum stay is 7 nights with changeover being on Saturday only. Debit and credit card payments are welcome.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

37240 Cussay
Travelling by car, take the A10 and exit at Junction 25 (20 mins). The nearest TGV station is St Pierre des Corps at Tours (45 mins).
There is an excellent, well-priced, bus service from Ligueil to Tours.
The airports at Tours and Poitiers have excellent services to the UK. Some guests fly in to Nantes, La Rochelle and Limoges.

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price
Le Grebe - Low season
Le Grebe - Mid season
Le Grebe - High season
Le Pluvier - Low season
Le Pluvier - Mid season
Le Pluvier - High season
La Colombe - Low season
La Colombe - Mid season
La Colombe - High season

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Les Petites Cigognes, Descartes, Indre et Loire, France

Ian and Sandra Andrews

Joined us: 2019
+33 (0)247 595 499
+44 (0)7912 753 328
37240 Cussay