Isabelle and Mick are pleased to welcome you to their charming gite located in Mareau aux bois, charming little village, located at the edge of the state-owned forest of Orleans. This superb stone built country house, date back to 1750 and blends perfectly the traditional with its old original fixtures (beams and tiles, large fireplace, bread oven, rooms at different levels, several rooms) and its most modern amenities ( home cinema, hi-fi system, satellite TV, Internet Wi-Fi, fitness room with semi-pro equipment, flat screen TV and DVD...)
This property, which was awarded 5 "epis" in 2010 , can accommodate up to 10 people and include a heated swimming pool 10 m by 5m, from May to October according to the weather forecast, a steam room, a hot tub, a fitness room and access to a tennis court.
You will find calm and tranquillity, a 1 hour drive north will take you to Paris and its airports, Versailles, Disneyland Paris. A 45mn drive south will take you to the vineyards of Sancerre. A half an hour drive south will take you to the town of Orleans with its shops, the fantastic cathedral, its restaurants, the Loire (last wild river in Europe),and also the canal of Loiret (ideal for fishing or boating). A golf course 20 min away, the rose garden of Mr Eve, the reputed Castles of the Loire Valley at 10 min, equestrian centre and gastronomic restaurant at 5 mins away, access to the forest just outside the village for some unforgettable walks, bike or horse rides, are among the many activities available.
The property is entirely private and secured; you will be the only lodgers and will be completely independant. You will see us only at your arrival/departure or at your own request.
We live 1Km away from the gite where we will share our private tennis court with the sports lovers amongst you.
We want to provide you with the simple pleasures we enjoy so much: a touch of romance, the relaxed lifestyle, tranquillity, and physical activity. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you, and making your stay a memorable one.
To show you what we mean, we invite you to have a look at the pictures to see what our property has to offer you.
Isabelle and Mick