Lovely to return for our third visit, with as warm a welcome as ever. Great location, great gite and great hosts. Can’t wait to return.
GP Pontefract UK June 2012
The gite was marvellous and met all our needs. Pool particularly welcome and patio garden area very relaxing. Pleased we treated ourselves to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! Liked the courtyard area and thought the complex of buildings interesting. The immediate area around the gite provided opportunities for pleasant walks and the birdlife was an additional attraction. Listen out for the Little Owls at midnight!
SH Yeovil Somerset UK July 2012
Lovely spacious and well equipped gite set in nice grounds with a much loved pool. There’s more to Descartes than meets the eye. Will definitely recommend Les Petites Cigognes to friends and family. Thank you Sandra and Ian for creating a wonderful retreat in which one can rest and relax from busy lives in the UK.
GR Bristol UK Aug 2012
Fabulous, spacious gite with lovely pool and much enjoyed fields. Thank you Sandra and Ian for being wonderful hosts; hope to see you again.
SP Newbury UK Aug 2012
Our second visit, and just as good as the first. We had friends to join us for part of the week and they loved it too. The peace and quiet is just what we needed and the space to run around and play ball is perfect for an energy filled 2½ year old.
AB Cotswolds UK Sept 2012
We were correct when we chose Le Pluvier for our stop in the Loire. The unit was everything we needed to make our stay pleasant indeed. Ian and Sandra certainly work with diligence to keep Les Petites Cigognes in fine condition. Thank you for your hospitality and recommendations.
JS Oregon USA Sept 2012
Thank you for looking after us over the weekend of the wedding – we had a lovely time. The area is beautiful – wish we could have stayed longer.
S, D, A + S USA Oct 2012
We’ve had a lovely week here. Ian and Sandra have been very welcoming and run a truly open gite for children to be children in!
LW West Australia May 2012
Le Grebe was ideal for our family gathering and to give us the freedom to explore the Loire Valley. Peace and tranquillity, convenience etc made our stay truly enjoyable.
GT Sydney and Adelaide Australia May 2012
We felt so spoilt to stay in this lovely gite. Our 2 year old loved the space but most of – of course the swimming pool. One week was not enough.
RS UK June 2012
Thanks Ian and Sandra for a great holiday and beautiful accommodation. We have already booked to come back next year!
SD Yorkshire UK June 2012
We have enjoyed our stay here immensely. It’s our first time holidaying in a gite and we were made very welcome. The gite is thoughtfully laid-out and very well equipped. We have no hesitation in recommending Les Petites Cigognes to our friends.
JQ Ireland June 2012
We have had a fantastic holiday, the gite is brilliant, local area has so much to offer and Sandra and Ian have been the perfect hosts.
LL Worcestershire UK June 2012
A very enjoyable stay, made comfortable and homely by affable and accommodating hosts.
LW Geelog Victoria Australia July 2012
The place was so lovely – so roomy, nicely equipped and very quiet – just what we were looking for!
SU Texas and North Carolina USA July 2012
We booked on-line (couldn’t have been easier) but when we got there the gite itself was far more luxurious than you could see on the pictures – it will come highly recommended to family and friends back home.
BJ Preston, Lancashire UK Sept 2012
Thank you for such a comfortable experience. This was the first time in Europe that I have unpacked my case as I felt so much at home.
SM Melbourne Australia May 2012
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your gites – we had a memorable glimpse of the Loie Valley, although not nearly enough time! We will no doubt see you again.
RI Cape Town, South Africa June 2012
A fantastic gite.
JB Brazil May 2012
Our fifth year at LPC and we love it as much as ever.
TE Rothbury, Northumberland UK June 2012
Once again many thanks for a fantastic base to explore the Loire. Peaceful as ever. We have had a fantastic week.
AG UK June 2012
A rustic rural setting well up to our expectations with the added advantage that shopping for food and wine supplies is just a short drive away. An excellent location for the main chateau for sightseeing and taking heaps of photos.
CD Canberra Australia July 2012
Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. A fantastic rural location within easy reach of all the main attractions of the western Loire.
GW Blairgavrie Perthshire Scotland July 2012
Thank you for a great week. Everything was perfect, even the weather!
NN Oslo Norway July 2012
Wonderful! How can I possible compete with all the other comments that have been made by guests? All of them are true. We had a lovely time and the 3 gites are so well appointed and comfortable.
MP Stockport England August 2012
Thank you for a wonderful week here in your beautiful gite. The week flew in, wish now that it had been 2 weeks.
SM Ireland Sept 2012
A large bouquet to Ian and Sandra for making us feel so welcome. The gite was everything we expected and more, so much so that we extended our stay for an extra week.
TW Port Macquarie, Australia October 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed the roomy gite – the place is so quiet and relaxing with the chirping birds, especially in the morning.
EL, Victoria, Canada. April 2011
Such a delightful place we have shared at Les Petites Cigognes. Thank you for doing such a fine job of providing us with such a peaceful abode. We’ve made many trips in this beautiful countryside, enjoyed wonderful meals and saw some fantastic chateaux. What a delightful part of the world. Thanks for a memorable holiday with family and friends.
LG, Virginia Beach USA. April 2011
Thank you for the lovely accommodation. It was absolutely wonderful staying here. We never know what we’re going to find when reserve something over the internet but this truly is a treasure. The setting was just so peaceful and tranquil, what better way to recharge our batteries. Thank you so much for the excellent advice on where to go and what to see whilst staying here.
JD, Calabash, USA. May 2011
We chose Les Petites Cigognes for a family holiday and travelled from distant parts. We were not disappointed at all. The gites are beautiful with every convenience. Our hosts were always helpful, cheerful and obliging. We had such a wonderful time. It will always be a holiday to remember.
SC, Australia, Iceland and New Zealand. June 2011
A great week here with our family of 7. We were welcomed with a big smile and an extremely welcoming atmosphere. We hope to return.
KH McHenry, USA. June 2011
It’s been a joy staying here and as many before have recorded Sandra and Ian are truly fabulous patrons with a lovely venue for happy holidays. Highlights have been a day-trip to Paris, all very easy and organised via the internet, and Bastille Day celebrations with the spectacular fireworks on the bridge at Descartes.
FL, Preston, UK. July 2011
We had a lovely holiday exploring the Loire. Les Petites Cigognes is a great holiday gite, clean, comfortable and practical. We are travelling with a toddler and it’s a breath of fresh air to stay somewhere that is completely toddler friendly, making our holiday a lot more relaxing. We will certainly be recommending Les Petites Cigognes to our friends and family. We loved eating and barbecuing on the terrace. The only noise was the farmers tending their fields. It’s quite obvious Sandra and Ian have put a lot of thought into what gite holidays are about and what is necessary to make guests comfortable throughout their stay. An idyllic location and fantastic accommodation.
IM, Berkshire, UK. July 2011
The gite was wonderful, clean and spacious. We will recommend to everyone who wants to visit this area.
EA, Breda, The Netherlands. July 2011
Thank you again for an amazing holiday. We’re very happy to be back. Pool was great, nearly in it for 24 hours a day. Anyone who comes here is very, very lucky.
AS, Dublin, Ireland. August 2011
A fabulous, relaxing week. The gite was 5-star – you have thought of everything. Perfect!! We loved the pool. The boys have gained in confidence and H learned to swim.
KT, Cardiff, UK. August 2011
What a brilliant week. Lovely quiet lanes to cycle round and lots of market towns to visit. Wine tasting was a great experience. Thanks to Ian and Sandra for great hospitality, help and advice. A fabulous well-equipped gite – superb holiday.
JC, Stoke on Trent, UK. August 2011
Les Petites Cigognes has proved to be the perfect place from where to explore the treasures of the surrounding area. There is so much to do. Our days were full and we really enjoyed coming ‘home’ to our gite each evening to relax, have a swim and partake of some of the local produce. Thank you Ian and Sandra, your hospitality is appreciated.
SR, Gerringong, Australia. September 2011
It was a real pleasure to stay with you, enjoy your house, your hospitality, nice weather and beautiful castles. Thank you.
IK, Russia and Israel. September 2011
What a beautiful breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle of Paris. The perfect way to relax in the middle of our European tour. We loved the gite, as did our daughter (17 months). Thanks for making it so toddler friendly. The bikes were a great way to unwind and see the gorgeous countryside.
SB, Underwood, Australia. October 2011
The gite is absolutely fantastic, a very high standard and great for our daughter in her wheelchair and two boys 6&4. Location here has been ideal.
AH, UK. July 2010
The gite surpassed even our (high) expectations, every last detail was just perfect. We loved the oak furniture, wonderful beams, views and of course the pool. Really appreciated the lovely bedding and comfy pillows.
EH, UK. August 2010
The testimonials on the website sold us this holiday and we were not disappointed. This one is the real top drawer.
SB, Woodridge, Suffolk. September 2010
Words in any language cannot describe the pleasure we have had from
this holiday, the weather, the gite, places visited, the people we have met,
quiet roads, wine, variety of things to do and not least your good selves
(and we could go on) have all combined to make this a memorable stay.
We are very hesitant at recommending holidays but have no hesitation in
recommending Les Petites Cigognes.
GW, Cheshire, UK.
When you book accommodation from half a world away you hope it is
as good as it looks on the Web. Les Petites Cigognes is even better. A fully equipped
kitchen, comfortable beds and great couch to relax on. For an Aussie,
the bbq was a welcome bonus and got a good workout over the week.
Worth the 22 hour flight to France.
Crawford, Sydney, Australia.
Thank you so much for everything. You have been so helpful all month
with all our guests from the U.S. and Hungary. We truly enjoyed our
family reunion in all of your gites. You have provided a great place for
many family memories. You provided wonderful touches for the
children - toys, chairs etc.
ER, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
All agree this has been the best family holiday in the best house ever.
An unforgettable holiday in a beautiful place.
LB-C, Glasgow, UK.
Sometimes one is lucky to glimpse a piece of paradise. Thank you for
providing the setting for a wonderful family holiday.
I spent a long time searching for a holiday destination on the Internet
and can now say I don’t think I could have found anywhere better in
rural France. Ian and Sandra have obviously spent so much time, effort
and money on making the accommodation as lovely as possible.
HC, Birmingham, UK.
Had a wonderful week. The gite exceeded our expectations. All the little extra touches, attention to detail and ample space made the gite 5-star. We shall be spreading the word of our lovely find.
S.F., Hampshire, UK.
Fabulous gite – spacious and comfortable. Thank you for being so friendly and welcoming. The gite suited a variety of needs in our mixed group – swimming, cycling, running. Four of us are keen cyclists, and we did 300km on traffic-free open roads.
BK, Abergavenny, UK.
What a wonderful surprise! The web does not do this place justice. I love it here, everything about it.
Dewey, Essex, UK.
Our best holiday in France, according to the kids (and I have to agree). A very pretty, comfortable, well-equipped gite, which felt like home. Fantastic. Would love to come back.
CM, Wales, UK.