Petit Blanc Details

The gite sleeps four in comfort with a large double bedded room and a smaller twin room. An extra fold out bed can be provided in the main bedroom for children and teenagers.

As you step into the open plan kitchen/dining/living area the neutral colours, accented with blues, reflect a fresh, modern interior. The recently refurbished fitted kitchen, with its pine work surfaces and white farmhouse units, includes a range of conveniences (microwave, toaster, four ring gas hob, electric fan oven, Tassimo coffee machine, hand blender, extractor fan, fridge with small freezer compartment) along with a comprehensive selection of pretty blue and white china, a range of cooking utensils and pans along with glassware and cutlery.

The stripped pine table and painted chairs will seat four to five people and can be dressed up with one of a selection of French table linen, pretty enough to grace the simplest cheese and baguette lunch through to a full blown feast of Coq au Vin. Cheers!

On the dresser you will find a selection of books, (including novels, cookery and wine books, maps, language and tourist guides), a collection of CDs, a Play Station 2 with games, binoculars and stationery. All for you to borrow and enjoy.

The cosy lounge area overlooks the south facing garden and is a perfect place for putting your feet up. There are two comfy sofas; one 3-seater and one 2-seater, both with footstools, cushions and a fluffy blanket for the chilly evenings. The centrepiece is the wood burning stove, just a few logs thrown on in the evening will provide the perfect back drop to a glass of Chardonnay or Burgundy. (We'll include your first basket of logs.)

The coffee table echoes the stripped pine theme found throughout the house and you will delight at the authentically French individual pieces (the large oblong framed mirror, the corner cabinet with its pretty insert of striped fabric, the old Lavender baskets used to store wood and kindling and the blue and white tin bucket and the oil bottle used as a vase.) all sourced at local markets.

We provide magazines and back copies of Living France and National Geographic in the sumer house for all you armchair travellers OR a flat screen TV with DVD (which doubles as a Karoake machine complete with two microphones), satellite TV channels, Play Station games and a large collection of films for those who like their entertainment at a faster pace.

We provide a CD player/radio with an ipod docking station, a selection of board games and cards, torches, first aid and sewing kits, with hairdryers and night lights in both bedrooms.

The double bedroom features a gorgeous French antique carved bedstead dressed with a typical Toile du Jouy coverlet to match the plaster pink colour of the room. Here you can sink into the memory foam mattress and fall asleep under an Ikea feather duvet.

This room is furnished with typically rural French furniture sourced locally at one of the many wonderful 'brocantes' (flea markets) which this area is known for.

There is a large chest of drawers which features a marble top and a huge carved mirror frame. In here you will find a nightlight and a hairdryer. There are ample hangers and shoe storage. The bedside tables are delightful 'finds'.

This room looks out onto the front garden where you may catch a glimpse of the woodpecker who has made his home in a nearby chestnut tree or can watch the birds gathering as they prepare to fly south for the winter, many of them will stop for a snack at our 'homemade' bird table.

The twin bedroom has a delightful outlook over the orchard area. Perhaps the bird box in the plum tree will have residents while you are there. The twin pine beds also have memory foam mattresses and are dressed in patchwork covers to reflect the lavender theme of the room. You will sleep under plump feather quilts.

This room features a stripped pine dresser with mirror over (hairdryer provided) and a matching shared bedside table with lamp. There are ample hangers as well as storage for shoes. The unusual square 'corner chair' completes the layout in this prettyand peaceful room.

The shower room with basin and WC is next door to the twin bedroom. This room has a wall mounted heater, some pretty cupboards and lots of hanging and shelf space.

A second cloakroom provides an extra WC and basin. This room is also where you will find the boiler cupboard which houses the water heater, the iron and ironing board, an airer, the hoover, mop and bucket, spare bulbs, cool bag/picnic bag and the all important 'market basket' and shopping bags.

Outside in the garden you will find the delightful summer house. Simply furnished with a wicker set rescued from a nearby chateau this is the perfect place for relaxing with a cup of tea or something stronger. Look at the stars through the telescope.

In the storage shed to its left we have provided six folding beach chairs (4 adults and 2 children), two beach mats, a small beach tent for babies, two wind breaks, several parasols, buckets and spades with other beach games like bats and balls, kites, two body boards, hoop and frisbees. You are welcome to borrow these for days out. You'll also find a great selection of 'garden games' (boules, croquet and badminton).

A romantic two person patio set can be put up outside so you can enjoy coffee at dawn, juice at breakfast, baguettes at lunch, wine at sunset or hot chocolate whilst watching the stars wrapped up in a blanket at night.

The newly built decking area at the front of the house provides a wonderful sun trap where you can soak up the rays in total peace, lying back on one of two sun loungers kept inside the Summer House.

A gas B-B-Q gives you the opportunity to cook al fresco and the manual sun awning opens to shade the eating area on hot days. What more could you ask? A wood burning patio heater, perhaps? We've provided that too.





Guest Comments
We had a fabulous time in Petit Blanc - the location is amazingly peaceful and quiet- with great facilities a stunning gite with pretty garden. It is wonderfully based to visit beautiful towns and cit ... — Hotchkiss Family, 11 Jun 2012
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