About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 6)
Twin/Single (2) · double
sleep sofa /futon
Bathrooms: 1, Half baths: 2
- Washer & dryer
- No smoking
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About Stuart and Gillian Maiden
Hello, we are Stuart and Gillian Maiden. This is us enjoying refreshments in front of the Maison du Magique in Blois. We recommend taking some time to rest here on your visit to Blois and enjoy the chateau views and life passing by. Oh yes and from around Easter an additional surprise!
Why Stuart and Gillian Maiden chose Gy-en-Sologne
We discovered we'd both loved France from an early age starting from French exchanges whilst a secondary schools. Gillian made life long friends in Vero and Olivier during her exchanges and it was because they lived in this area that we decided to buy our second home here. Vero was very supportive and scouted out loads of houses for us to view. In addition to the number of rooms we were looking for a renovated house in a small village near a boulangerie. We had begun to despair on the French understanding of renovated. Had we translated the wrong word?! Nothing had been quite right. However, we knew when we parked in the village square of Gy en Sologne that we'd found the right place. We were almost shown separately around the cottage between the owner's son and the estate agent and met up in the courtyard smiling. Neither of us had to say anything. We knew this was the one! Then we were told there was more! And on that hot afternoon we walked to the edge of the village to see the allotment, field and wood that came with it.
What makes this Cottage unique
When we bought the cottage one of the three doors at the top of the stairs opened into the roof with a low beam. This gave us the chance to add a bit of ourselves and the beam was raised and our lovely master bedroom created. In addition to the cottage being within easy reach of our friends it has allowed us to make new friends in the village too. We enjoy just being there, Stuart enjoys cutting timber in the wood and Gillian now has her own tractor to 'cut the grass'. Our local Explorer Scouts in England come over and camp 'au nature' in the field. When we can we enjoy village events such as the Fete de la Garde, a festival which celebrates the local hunting . We enjoy the easy walking around the area through woodlands and by the etangs (ponds) for which the region is well known. There's plenty to see in the area too. We still haven't exhausted the magnificent chateaux and local markets. The terrace is a true sun trap but in the late spring and summer you don't need to go too far to find an outdoor pool - we particularly like the one at St. Aignan. All year round in the evening it's lovely to eat outside and enjoy the stars. The village street lights switch off just before eleven pm, so the stars are brilliant and well worth a midnight walk on a clear night! If it's too cold though relaxing by the log fire is also a must. Living next door to Gy Suis Gy Reste is a real bonus. The restaurant is well worth a visit for regional home cooked food at lunchtime or to pop in for aperitif before an evening meal at home.
- english, french
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - The total of 6 travellers includes children.The total of 6 travellers includes children.
- Before departure guests are required to place ALL used bed linen and house linen in the main bathroom for laundering.
- Guests are required to leave the house clean and tidy as they will find it and remove all rubbish including using the local recycling facilities.
- Guests MUST NOT adjust the boiler heating controls. If a problem occurs please use the contact details given in the RED property information folder
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)