Julie & Nicole
- english, french
About Julie & Nicole
We are 2 Julie, retired, responsible for training in the public service in Paris, like the East, music, decorating, sewing, cooking and gardening Nicole, retired responsible management in a big construction company like the old buildings, history, music, art in general, decoration CHOICE BERRY We are two accomplices, former Parisian executives, recently retired. We had had a crush on Berry, hills, forests, farmlands and rivers and we wanted to promote this region and share with others their wealth. We take full advantage of nature and the many cultural events that take place in dream locations (castles, abbeys, gardens "remarkable") Why Alain Fournier he celebrated Berry, why George Sand's she so loved? Delacroix, Chopin, Franz Liszt, Alfred de Musset, Alexandre Dumas, Gustave Flaubert ... there have long stayed, with George Sand. Honoré de Balzac has often visited Berry Why is that? it may be that air of Berry that makes it so nice to walk in the evening, nose in the air to watch the birds ......
Julie & Nicole purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Julie & Nicole chose Lignières
Carpentry workshop for 4 generations, the late eighteenth century building made of stone and slate roof next to our homes was our barn. We had known the last carpenter and purchased the studio at his death. One day the roof would put to slip, we decided to restore the whole building into a comfortable and modern residential house. We have preserved and developed the stone walls, the pretty, oak, the antique fireplace Louis XVI style regional volumes of the workshop ... In 1987, we had had a crush on was Lignières where high Sainte Jeanne de France, daughter of Louis XI and Queen of France, and the Berry so rich in sights, castles, mansions exceptional character-Jacques Coeur, Charles VII, Jean Duc de Berry, Colbert, George Sand, Alain Fournier ... and stayed where Delacroix, Chopin, Liszt, Alexandre Dumas ..... L'Atelier Jacques Coeur offers comfort throughout the year: bedding and bed linen quality, permanent heating in winter season, complete equipment of the kitchen (you can cook and entertain without problems), flat screen TV, satellite antenna international -chaînes, stereo, CD / DVD player, smartphone doc port, WiFi, 1 bathroom, 1 bathroom, 2 separate toilets, Our garden available for quiet relaxation at the edge of a pond surrounded by greenery .. Ideally located in the center of a village typically French, close to the river, it will meet your expectations. Near: sunken roads, footpaths for walkers or cyclists or riders, Outstanding Gardens, Regional Park of the Brenne, Berry bicycle, Pole Horse and Donkey. Many historical sites to visit including: the castles of Ainay le Vieil, Meillant, Valençay, Noirlac Abbey, home of George Sand, the school of Alain Fournier ...... But also Loire Castles 2:15 to 2 hours of house
What makes this Cottage unique
L'Atelier Jacques Coeur offers comfort throughout the year: bedding and bed linen quality, permanent heating in winter season, complete equipment of the kitchen (you can cook and entertain without problems), flat screen TV, satellite antenna international -chaînes, stereo, CD / DVD player, smartphone doc port, WiFi, 1 bathroom, 1 bathroom, 2 separate toilets, Our Garden available for a quiet relaxing beside a pool surrounded by greenery .. Ideally located in the center of a village typically French, close to the river, it will meet your expectations. Near: sunken roads, footpaths for walkers or cyclists or riders, Outstanding Gardens, Regional Park of the Brenne, Berry bicycle, Pole Horse and Donkey. Many historical sites to visit including: the castles of Ainay le Vieil, Meillant, Valençay, Noirlac Abbey, home of George Sand, the school of Alain Fournier ...... During the day you can, fares and unbeatable comfort in the Loire Valley to visit the castles of the Loire, Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Le Clos Lucé, Blois, Azay le Rideaux .........
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lignieres is a lovely town and this cottage is very comfy and only 2 mins from the market square
This is the second time we have stayed here in this cottage in Lignieres, it is very good quality, clean and comfortable.The owners Julie and Nicole are lovely, helpful but not intrusive.
The cottage is situated an easy 2 minute walk to the bars, restaurants, shops and market square of this pretty little town on a river.
The town is in a great situation to explore the area. We visited beautiful cathedral and churches, saw lots of wildlife on the way to
other pretty towns around, went to a couple of brocantes, did a bit of shopping etc.etc. We were a bit limited this time with an 80 year old dad in tow but found plenty to do for our 5 day stay, and enjoyed a couple of late evenings out too, yes there is a bit of life in this small town in the evenings too. There are other activities in the area such as canoeing and cycling. Maybe we will try some of those activities next time and there will definitely be a next time.
We met again Jane and Tony with a great pleasure, they are so charming and so warm and so considerate that receive them is always a delight .
We loved our stay in Lignieres, and our hosts were amazing. The house itself is wonderful--it's the perfect blend of rustic and modern and was super comfortable. Would definitely stay again!
Un sportif de haut niveau, manager et mécaniciens, tous charmants, attentifs, et précautionneux.
Des hôtes parfaits ! Bravo à l'équipe US de vélocross§
Gwen and Philip enjoyed their stay
We stayed for two weeks and were enormously impressed by the property. The photographs don't do it justice and we have never been in such a well equipped and well finished property before, but the "piece de la resistance" is the magical garden. The owners, Julie and Nicole, were charming and helpful, and great wine connoisseurs. The location is excellent for the eastern Loire valley and the area is rural and beautiful. Lignieres itself has a market, great boulangerie and three nice restaurants. We had a really lovely time and we certainly hope to return!
It's very easy to be pleasant and to share with so charming and so sensitive guests.
We have converted and furnished the house with our hearts and our art love.
The spirit of our gardens come from Asia and UK, and we adore to share that , also our love of wines, always with simplicity.
Beau logement en pays berrichon !
Une belle semaine passée à Lignières dans l'Atelier Jacques Coeur identique en tout point à l'annonce : logement très confortable et décoré avec goût. Un accueil très chaleureux de Julie et de Nicole qui sont de bon conseil pour les visites des environs.
Excellents souvenirs avec ces hôtes, partages sur le riche patrimoine architectural de la Région, les paysages, .... échanges chaleureux en toute indépendance et liberté.
Coeur de village, qui essaie de tirer son épingle du jeu du tourisme
La maison était chouette, grande,
Cuisine, salle à manger et salon, d’un seul tenant, très très agréable pour être tous ensemble, même si sombre. Cuisine parfaitement équipée et très fonctionnelle , beaucoup d’équipements mais assez peu de rangements pour les courses et ce qu’on amène.
De très belles salles de bains même si elles sont un peu exigues
Chambres comme il faut, grandes, avec des rangements,
Il faisait très chaud pendant notre séjour et les chambres qui sont à l’étage étaient un peu chaudes.
C’est une maison de village et le trottoir devant la maison n’est vraiment pas large, prudence avec des enfants.
Village avec tous les commerces, quelques restaurants, une aire de jeux pour enfants, un petit supermarché. C’est ce qu’on était venus chercher. Dommage, la boulangerie avait pris ses congés estivaux pendant notre séjour.
Propriétaires sympas et voulant se mettre en 4 pour ses hôtes. Un peu excentrique quand même , et très bavardes sur leurs vies et la vie...
La mise à disposition du jardin des propriétaires est super. Jardin très beau et très bien aménagé, un coin de zen...
La Région mérite une visite, le patrimoine architectural aussi, quelquefois bien caché (lavoirs, petites chapelles romanes, paysages ...), nous aimons partager ces trésors, quand nos hôtes le souhaitent.
bY car A 71 A 20 A 85
Railway Issoudun ou Bourges
300 M from the cottage:
Restaurants: Fench-scottish, Local cuisine, From Reunion, Pancake restaurant,
tennis , river, castle near the cottage 1500 M :Race course, Horse-riding.