baby friendly family accommodation in France

“A beautiful Loire valley self catering traditional stone cottage, remote and tranquil, with a perfect set up for families with babies or young children. Three kilometres from nearest village, so car needed. ”

Highlights

Great family place to stay in the Loire Valley, with plenty of play equipment | Baby equipment | 3km from le Grand Pressigny historic village | 2 double bedrooms | Touraine de sud region | Traditional stone cottage | Longère farmhouse | Nearby markets with great local produce | Nearby Loire Valley chateaux including Villandry, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Rigny-Ussé and Chaumont-sur-Loire | Descartes | Lesigny | La Roche Posay | Angles-Sur-L'Anglin | Bikes to borrow

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We recycle all recyclable materials, compost all organic waste, and are in the process of re-planting our land with locally sourced trees & plants which thrive. Last year it was cherry trees and plums to add to our apple, apricot, cherry, peach, walnut & hazlenuts. And this winter we are planting more.

We heat our buildings with wood taken from our land or local sustainable sources. We have insulated to better than recommended levels to ensure excellent heat retention during winter months (reducing the need for heating) thus also ensuring a cooler environment during summer months.

All labour & materials used in the renovations were locally sourced & with respect to local traditions. We have double glazed all our windows & doors, & use low energy light bulbs wherever possible.

We collect rainwater for vegetable irrigation. We are also in process of researching the use of alternative energy sources e.g wind, solar and are committed to becoming more energy self sufficient.

We lead by example and encourage all our guests to support the local economy. By buying food stuffs (predominantly made up of small/medium scale farms). In our small farm road alone you will find a veitable “route gastronomique”! with farms producing goats cheese, yoghurt, milk, charolai beef, apples, all within 1-5km.

We support & recommend to our guests local bars, restaurants, markets & events; the majority of our guests utilise our immediate local amenities on a regular basis. Guests are welcome help themselves to the well stocked veg & herb garden on site, fresh eggs are also available from time to time depending on the performance of our resident chickens!

We encourage our guests to recycle by providing clearly marked bins for sorting, to save energy & water. We recycle up to 60% of our waste. All vegetable kitchen waste is fed to the chickens. Anything that is left, and grass clippings are used for compost.

We have a fosse (non-mains) sewerage filter system on site, which via a well-managed process of naturally occurring bacteria is filtered & ultimately runs clean water into our adjoining field. This waste system focuses us on the use of only bio-friendly products in our garden and home. We have a large selection of brochures for local attractions & events (not just the obvious ones but also those which are less well marketed) we actively encourage the guest’s participation.

We are acutely aware of the need to respect and understand the traditions and values of the region. We encourage our guests to adopt a similar approach to their vacation. We are closely integrated with our local community; our children attend the local school in le Grand Pressigny and we provide support both financially and with our time, helping out at local events.

We strive to use email in our business practices, to keep our office as paper-free as possible. We own one car and by careful planning of our work/leisure/school run requirements we manage to minimise the number of trips made.
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Reviewed on 17 Sep 2017 by

The gite was lovely - for our 18 month old daughter the highlight was definitely the chickens! For us the highlight was being able to open the door to a beautiful, quiet garden and relax while she could safely explore. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2015 by

Leave your toys and books at home!! Everything you need for a couple of weeks is already there. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2014 by

Amazing. A lovely cottage with lovely owners who couldn't do enough to help. We received a lovely warm welcome. The cottage was immaculate. Everything had been thought of. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2013 by

The cabins are fully equipped and a lot of thought was put in every detail...The atmosphere and being able to spend private quality time with my family was the best part of the vacation. Read full review

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