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About Sophie Edwards
Sophie was fortunate enough to live and work in Central & Eastern Europe and Sweden and enjoyed a career in Human Resources. Mark ran a company providing IT support to small companies and worked throughout the UK and Europe. We had the opportunity to follow our dream in 2015. We searched for a home in France and were lucky enough to find the old farm.
Sophie Edwards purchased this House in 2016
Why Sophie Edwards chose Écueillé
One of the barns had already been converted in the 1970s and whilst it needed updating, it was habitable. We were able to move into the barn and concentrate on restoring the original farmhouse to create the gite. There is a lot to do in the area and this attracted us to the property. The large, famous chateaux of the Loire are less than an hours drive away. But we prefer the smaller chateaux which are closer to us, such as Montresor and Valencay which are about 10-15 minutes drive away. There is also a steam train based in the village, and Beauval ZooParc is just a short drive away. The Brenne National Park is south of us and the bird watching is superb. The village is very well serviced with two boulangeries, a butcher, small supermarket, cash point, petrol station, pharmacy and a few restaurants.
What makes this House unique
The double height ceiling in the main salon shows off the original structure of the barn. We also love the oak staircase which was made for us by a local artisan. There is lots of insulation in the property and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The ensuite bathrooms are well appointed with a large bath in one, a rainshower in the wetroom and a large shower cubicle in the upstairs ensuite.
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Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
In a quiet location with a couple of other properties next door. A wonderfully clean 3 bedroom, all ensuite Gite. Renovated to an incredibly high standard with all the mod cons you could need. Simply beautiful.
We had a lovely holiday. Lots to do in the area - highlights were wine tasting and the zoo. The house is new and everything is top of the range. The beds are the best we have ever had in a rented house - thank you for the details. Totally recommend
Very nice stay at the Edwards
We had a lovely stay in Ecueille. Mark and Sophie are the sweetest, warm welcome, extremely nice, happy to help, they leave very detailed explanations and directions for the house and to visit the region, they even helped us find a restaurant.
The house is perfect for 6 guests with its 3 indepedent bathrooms, very well equipped for babies and toddler. Beds and mattresses are incredible.
Region is great as there are many things to do (so many castles, zoo, wineries....). Would definitely recommend a stay at the Edwards!!
Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you to stay, and just wish it had been longer. As you say, there is a lot to do in the area and we hope to see you again, especially if you come back to visit the chateaux and zoo. You will always be very welcome. Thank you also for leaving the gite so clean and tidy.
La maison est bien proportionnée avec de grandes chambres et de grands lieux de vie. Tout est neuf et donc en excellent état. L'accueil est sincère et chaleureux, merci beaucoup pour les cadeaux à notre arrivée! Seule suggestion changer la porte car elle laisse passer l'air (mais il fait bon dans la maison quand meme et le coussin devant la porte fait l'affaire) et le fait qu'elle s'ouvre en deux n'est pas très pratique. Tout est sécurisé pour des enfants en bas age et il y avait meme deux chaises hautes pour nos jumelles... la région mérite un le détour bref je recommande vivement cette location
Très belle rénovation pour ce gite près du zoo de Beauval
Nous avons passé une très belle semaine de toussaint dans ce gite très spacieux avec 3 grandes chambres et salles de bain. Les enfants étaient ravis de l espace. Sophie et Mark sont des hôtes charmants.
Bas-Berry steam railway is based in the village. Beauval ZooParc is just 25 minutes away.