Referred to as the “Garden of France” The Loire valley has so much to offer. Relaxation, Enchanting fairy tale Chateaux, beautiful vineyards and their fine wines. Cycling and walking along the banks of the rivers.  Stopping for lunch at quaint little restaurant café bars.

The central region of France Indre et Loire has acre after acre of un spoilt land which immediately relaxes the soul.  The climate is generally good with warm spring days leading to hot summers and mild autumns.

Part of the ancient Berry region, its emblem the Kestrel is only one of many species of hawk native to the area. The fantastic range of wildlife that lives in the area is a constant source of amazement from the red squirrels to the deer and wild boar.

Fishing is very popular from the many rivers in the area, the nearest, La Creuse is only a couple of minutes walk from the cottage.

The clear night sky is also perfect for star gazing due to the lack of light pollution.

The local villages all have wonders for you to discover from evening street theatre at Le grand Pressigny, to daily markets with fresh local produce including cheese and wines.

Le Petit Pressigny has the superb Michelin standard "Promenade" Restaurant, which is well worth a visit.

The town of La Roche Posay with its medieval archways is renowned for its  free healing water.  Not to mention its golf course, Casino and race course.

The large town of Chatellerault approximately 15 minutes drive also features some wonderful shops and market. Why not try ice skating whilst you are there.

The Medieval town of Loches is about 45 minutes drive and has a huge street market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, be quick and visit the pizzeria for lunch.

A choice of Hypermarkets are a short drive away. In  most directions.

Although too far from Euro Disney  to be practical, why not enjoy the space park Futuroscope.

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