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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Azay-le-Rideau, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Tristram...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“An excellent base from which to explore a fascinating area.”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We booked the Le Plessis gite at short notice, having looked at several other similar properties in the area. Though not as centrally placed in the Loire area as some, this turned out to be a blessing. The location is excellent and the accommodation, set within a secure, walled garden, is beautiful, well-equipped and scrupulously clean. The town centre of Azay le Rideau is a ten-minute walk away, or two minutes by car and has a good range of shops, many restaurants and a very helpful tourist information bureau. The children loved the clean, well-run municipal outdoor swimming pool, which is about five minutes walk away. There is also a large Carrefour supermarket about five minutes car drive away on the Tours road to the north of the town for anything else you might need.
The gite is run by Patrick and Dominique Lepage who are delightful people, and we will certainly try to keep in touch with them. They live in a separate house within the walled garden and are usually around during the day and evening. Having lived here for forty years, they are brimming with local knowledge and more than ready to help and advise at all times. We particularly appreciated the hand-written welcome at the entrance, and the complimentary bottle of champagne on our arrival, but these were only the beginning - the entire experience was magnificent. We would certainly book this accommodation again - the only thing we did not like was having to leave!

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Liked best: The cleanliness of the accommodation and the friendliness of the hosts.
Liked least: We liked it all.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alasdair...
1 review
“Excellent gite, great hosts”
Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Great gite, lovely & spacious ground, free use of BBQ and bikes greatly enjoyed. Site has an electric gate, so it feels very safe. Our teenagers really enjoyed just lounging around and chilling out.

Short walk into Azay, yet very quiet & tranquil spot. Easy to find, they even put up a sign with our names on it on the gate.

One of the best holiday lets I've ever had.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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daitheson...
San Francisco
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“Top-notch accommodations, peaceful and beautiful setting”
Reviewed July 26, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The owners are the sweetest people and they maintain this property up to very high standards. It is spotlessly clean, and well furnished, and overall really well equipped (the usual problem: bring your own sharp knife if you intend to cook). It is a short walk outside town, which means the night-time noise is just owls hooting. Would be ideal for children as the property is walled and gated, around a lovely large lawn. The owners live on site and provide a gas barbecue, bicycles, and any advice you need. You will even be welcomed with your name on the gate -- this indicates their care and attention to making sure your stay is excellent.

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Liked best: Peaceful, traditional, pretty property
Liked least: Internet was patchy, but Patrick knows and is determined to fix it!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vanessa P
Cirencester
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16 reviews
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“Perfect location and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

After a long drive from the shuttle, we were warmly welcomed by Patrick and Dominique, who put a welcome sign for us on the entrance gates. The Gite had everything you could wish for, fully equipped and even a cold bottle of local fiz in the fridge. Our hosts were brilliant, invited us for aperitifs one evening and we stayed until late, Patrick translating when necessary as his English is excellent. Well located for visiting any number of fantastic chateaux and tempting vineyards, the small town has a good selection of restaurants and bars, only a ten minute walk from the Gite. There is a Carrefour less than a mile away and provides all you need if you are. to eating out and it has fuel too. Worth a visit is the village of montsoreau on the Loire, and if you only go to one Chateau go to Villandry. We only stayed a week but would have loved to have stayed longer.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Sarahmg12...
The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Le Plessis”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Le Plessis. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed. The setting was beautiful - very quiet, but walking distance to the town for shopping and evening meals when we didn't want to cook! We enjoyed exploring the area and also loved the local cycle routes. Patrick and Dominique were the perfect hosts - warm and welcoming and provided us with maps and information and were ever helpful. We would love to return sometime......

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Liked best: Beautiful surroundings
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alan R
1 review
“Idyllic”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Comfortable, well appointed Gite set in a beautiful and relaxing walled garden and within easy walking distance of a variety of restaurants and shops in Azay. Patrick and Dominique, the owners of the Gite, are very welcoming and helpful. An excellent 5* holiday venue.

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Liked best: Comfortable Gite in a peaceful setting yet close to centre of Azay
Liked least: Nothing to fault
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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BRAND E
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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