Le Grebe and La Colombe have now been completely re-decorated
and as part of our desire to keep our gites as fully up-to-date as
possible, iPod/iPhone docking stations are in all 3 gites and Senseo
coffee makers added to the kitchen equipment. New all-season
duvets and pillows are in all the bedrooms, including 4.5 tog, lightweight,
duvets specifically for the summer.
The large modern parasols and Weber barbecues which were added
to the external equipment in Le Grebe and Le Pluvier in 2013 proved
very popular and these have now also been added to the garden
equipment in La Colombe during 2014.
The children's play equipment and football goal-posts installed in the
field in 2013 are also being very well used.
All these changes are reflected in the new photos which appear in
Since January 2014 we have been able to offer our guests the facility
to obtain a 20% discount on their crossings to France using Brittany Ferries. Please contact us for more details on this superb offer.
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. As part of our website development we now include
the 2013 edition of Le Nouveau Bulletin as well as previous editions
on this page.
A major long-term project for has been to develop the gardens
and area behind the gites. Planting in the gite gardens is quickly
maturing and the shrubs and hedging planted around the pool have
now firmly established themselves.
Altogether we have now planted 250 trees in 'The Triangle' field
in the last few years. This has included hazel for coppicing, as
well as blackthorn, acer and hornbeam. Despite the severe winters,
droughts and torrential rain, most of these saplings have survived.
The woodland is at last beginning to look a bit more than a few
sticks in the ground!
Private Vineyard Visits and Local Wine Tastings
In partnership with the wine
shop Le Dit-Vin in Descartes, we
can now offer guests private
vineyard visits. Wine tastings have
always been very popular at Le Dit-Vin. No matter whether you
prefer white, red, rosé or sparkling,
we can arrange a visit of
to suit your taste or a tasting at the shop.
These are by appointment only.
information, please contact Sandra and Ian via e-mail or
by phoning +33 (0) 2 47 59 54 99.