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The Pigeonnier Tower

Gite with 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Indre, France

From £506 per week

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The pigeonnier is a romantic gite for a couple to share. Built at the beginning of the 18th century when the owners were made Barons of Foulquetiere, it has been transformed into a romantic hideaway.

Overview

The ground floor has a seating area and dining table with a kitchenette for self catering and leads onto a terrace. A very steep staircase leads to the bedroom, which has a carved antique French bed and views over the grounds of the Manoir. There is an en suite shower room adjacent to the bedroom.
Due to the very steep and narrow staircase, which is rather like a ladder, this gite is only suitable for those with a head for heights and the ability to climb the stairs! Unfortunately it does not have disabled access and would not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Please see the photographs of the gite.


Manoir de la Foulquetière is a 15th century manoir surrounded by stunning parkland and countryside close to Valencay in the southern Loire Valley. Owned by Rosemary Conquest, an antique dealer and interior designer, and her husband Richard, the Manoir has three self catering gites that are available for guests to book year round. All of the gites are decorated with French antiques and provide luxurious accommodation for groups of 2-8. Guests can enjoy the Manoir’s gardens, swimming pool and woodland while the local area offers vineyards, boating/ fishing lakes and some of the most beautiful chateaux in France.

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6 out of 6 people recommend staying here

Couple from Dresden, Germany May 2016

We had been at the Pigeonnier Tower for 7 days in May 2016. Manoir Folquetiere is a lovely and quite place in the countryside we can really recommand. Especially the warm welcome and hospitality of Rosemary & Richard made the stay for us unforgetable. They are very much helpful and attantive people. The Tower is decorated with love and due to the small stairs to the upper bed- and bath room true romantic. We woke up every morning with the sound of the birds. The terrace in front of the tower is a nice place to sit, talk, picnic and enjoy the lavender and roses. We where very greatful to have every day a gorgeous breakfast for starting into the day. With a (rental) car the manoir ist a good place to go on daytrips to the castles, villages and gardens in the area around and close to the Loire river. It is also possible to go on hiking trips close by. The landlords gave us a very good recomendation for dinner at Auberge Saint Fiacre at Veuil - so delicious. Also, we liked the cute dogs and cats and remember at Manoir Folquetiere and the good conversations with Rosemary & Richard. Go and enjoy it too!

Couple from London, United Kingdom Jul 2015

We had a wonderful stay. It's such a cute and pretty place. Rosemary and the family are very helpful and kind. The buildings are closer than the pictures suggest but that didn't bother us as still felt we had lots of privacy. If there were people staying in the other gites we may feel differently.
Lovely pool but is shared by all, again, we were lucky not many other guests.
Beautiful grounds, decoration
They could've done with more maps and info on the local area. Also, we found the kitchen wear quite dusty and not as clean as we'd hope.
The stairs are very steep!

From Pully, Switzerland Sep 2011

Cant recommend this place enough. It was the perfect place to relax after our wedding.

From Harlow, United Kingdom Aug 2011

The most wonderful property in the most idyllic setting.
We loved every minute of our stay in The Pigeonnier and will be back soon as there is so much to see and do in the area.

From Alton, United Kingdom Jul 2011

The pigeonnier is a perfect place to stay,beautiful setting,beautiful decor,and Richard & Rosemary are wonderful hosts.

Kuki

Kuki from Bristol

Amazing romantic place to stay- thank you to Richard and Rosemary for making us feel so welcome!

Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 300km Nearest bar 800m Nearest restaurant 800m Nearest ski lift 1000km Nearest supermarket 2km Tours Loire Valley (TUF) airport 90km Caen Port 350km Paris 250km Toulouse 450km

Sights and attractions

Museum 15km Shopping 45km Zoo 45km

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Facilities

Bedrooms

1 bedroom, Sleeps 2:

  • 1 double bed and en suite

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 en suite bathroom

Swimming pool

Shared pool, Size 10m x 5m, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m

Entertainment

Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in English, French, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 2, Dining area seat 1, Central heating, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Shared garden

Leisure

Table tennis

Suitable for

Single gender groups

Rosemary

Average rating from 22 reviews

Private Owner From Lucay Le Male, France Member since Aug 2010

Past bookings: 145 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 19 hours

Last logged in: 14 days ago

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