Ken and Liz Mason both origionally from Ireland are the resident owners of three 350 year old luxury self catering romantic stone cottages with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, set in an acre of award winning gardens with its own private swimming pool, nestling on the edge of a lovely French hamlet surrounded by open fields in the heart of the Loire Valley. To maintain the tranquillity of the setting and to ensure total relaxation during your holiday with us we only accept adults.
Each cottage has its own private area of garden, we have tried to broaden the range of plants in the garden so that no matter what time of the year you choose to visit there will be plenty to look at.
There are too many flowers and shrubs to mention but we do have many types of clematis, honeysuckle, rose, grape vines, jasmine, sweet pea, laveteria and lavender. If you enjoy home cooking, our herb garden provides you with a multitude of herbs.
For those that are interested in food we have numerous restaurants in the area ranging from those where a good 3 course lunch with wine can be had for about €13 to Michelin starred restaurants which are obviously more expensive but certainly better value than would be expected.
Wildlife is in abundance in the area with its many rivers and forests, nearby is the regional park La Brenne, an area of some 166,000 hectors with over 2000 man made lakes of various sizes. An amazing diversity of natural habitats is responsible for a great variety of wildlife of which the best known are the: Purple Heron, Black Necked Grebe, Wetland Warblers, Bittern, March Harrier, Whiskered Tern, Short-toed eagle together with water birds too numerous to mention. In the surrounding forests you can find many species of Deer and Wild Boar.
In our own gardens we have done everything we can to encourage wild life and we have numerous species of birds such as, Red Legged Partridge, Black Redstart, Fieldfare, Cirl Buntings, Great, Blue Tits, Sparrows, Swallows, House Martin, Kestral, Fly Catchers and many types of owl to mention just a few. We also have a number of Red Squirrels that visit the garden on a regular basis.