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Le Grand Pressigny village


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"Many thanks for the use of your house in LGP. It was our highlight and your assistance, hospitality and warmness really made our stay"
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'Les Balcons'

For your holiday in France

 'Les Balcons' is a substantial 3 bedroom Loire Valley house over two floors with a delightful raised balcony offering lovely views, giving you a countryside feel but with all the village amenities. There is also a 'Juliet' balcony off one of the bedrooms. The house is located in the charming village of Le Grand Pressigny in Southern Touraine within the Centre - Val de Loire region in France.

From your Loire Valley house it is only a few minutes walk to the village centre with its restaurants, bars and shops. The village’s location halfway between the cities of Tours and Poitiers makes it an ideal base to explore the Loire Valley, its many chateaux and pretty villages as well as the department of Vienne where you can visit the theme park of Futuroscope. The nearest chateaux  at Le Guerche and Le Grand Pressigny itself are only minutes away. You can have a true French experience as it is relatively 'tourist free' but still take advantage of all this beautiful area has to offer, everything from picturesque villages, citadel towns ( many with their own chateau), sandy beaches by beautiful lakes, safari parks and troglodytes.

There are many gites and self catering properties to rent for your French holiday,but this Loire Valley village house, all you see, is a complete family home, giving you spacious accommodation with beamed ceilings and tiled floors downstairs helping it retain its French charm. It is a private and self-contained  3 bed-roomed 'home from home'.


What you also get is the local experience of your hosts who, although not on site, are within easy reach and only too pleased to help overcome any small problems that may arise while travelling in a country with cultural and language differences, we make ourselves available to make your Loire Valley Holiday as carefree as possible. (see previous guests comments here....)

Your Loire Valley holiday rental accommodation:

Your Loire Valley accommodation has a large comfortable salon with beamed ceiling and tiled floor. There is a wood-burner for the cooler months plus central heating for the winter months.*

It is equipped with two large sofas, a cd player / music centre, Ipod doc., a television (sat/'freeview' ) and dvd player.

 Your holiday home kitchen has gas hob, electric oven, integral fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee percolator, toaster, plus all you need in a 'home from home'.

There are feature French doors  which lead on to the garden with area for alfresco dining. There is a nice uninterrupted view from the kitchen.

 You will find fresh milk, tea, coffee, bottled water and a bottle of wine on your arrival.


The dining room, which seats six, leads off the kitchen. It has its original tiles and its own door to the outside dining space.




                                 Spring Wisteria

There is also a patio in the rear garden of the house plus a small barbeque for your use.

The house has 3 double bedrooms positioned so as to give each its own privacy, one downstairs,  one upstairs at the front of the house and one to the rear.


The two double bedrooms upstairs have double aspect windows making them light and airy.

The bedroom to the front of the house has a small 'Juliet' balcony off it.

The main upstairs bedroom, with its king-sized bed, is beside the corridor to the rear balcony.

The third twin bedroom with its tiled floor and beamed ceiling is downstairs

The house has a full bathroom downstairs and shower room upstairs.

     There is a separate study with a very good selection of books, DVD's and CD's.   You have access to free WiFi link. We also provide you with information and guides on what to do and where to visit during your Loire Valley holiday.

The raised terrace provides another option for relaxing and sampling some of the excellent wines of the Loire Valley while watching the sun setting around you..

Where we can't offer you the isolation, peace and tranquillity of the countryside the trade-off with this delightful village house is that all the amenities you need are within walking distance of the house.

As you can see from the old postcard below our street has not changed much over the years (apart from the name) so you will be able to get a feel for true French country living.

Here is our favourite view on the street - it is actually within the garden of the large house on the right - taken from the little bridge - and changes with the seasons.

The department of Indre-et-Loire is what was formerly the Touraine Region within the Loire Valley, France.

Ryanair now flying Edinburgh to Poitiers --only 50 mins. from there to house!

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Some guest's comments


Such a great place to stop for a bit...so comfortable. Great 'home from home'. Thank you so much for all your help - great hosts.

Liz & John Francis,



Great hosts, lovely house in quiet village but great location - so many beautiful spots.

Just what we were looking for.

Hope to return,

Ray & David Blackney, Coolum Beach, Australia

More Australian guest's comment:


Lovely holiday, thank you Jim. House is lovely home from home. Certainly like to come back sometime,

Michael and Jackie Johnston, UK


Sadly, the end of a fabulous 2 weeks at 'Les Balcons'. In the last 6 years we've been coming to France this is by far the best accommodation we've stayed in & the best hosts we've had in Jim & Pauline. So much so that we have already booked their property 'Le Bourg' in Barrou for 2014 and are already counting down!.

Thank you both again.

Les & Audrey Robson and Ernest & Wilma Murdy, County Durham, UK



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Recent Canadian guest's comments:

 "We have arrived safely in Toronto after a lovely day in Paris cramming as much as possible into our short stay there. But the highlight of the trip was our wonderful stay at "Les Balcons".   I thank you both for making our visit with you so comfortable and enjoyable. You are superb hosts."

Margaret Prugovecki, Toronto, Canada.



 American guest's comments:

'Five star experience' - thanks to Jim & Pauline for not only providing such a well equipped home but for all the advice and assistance - some beyond the 'call of duty'. We travel around the world a lot and you have made this 'world class'.

Art Shulman & Linda Roseman, Melbourne, Australia + Stan & Wendy Finger, USA


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In the house:



Ipod docking station

CD player

DVD player


Coffee perc.

Washing machine



Iron/ironing board

Hair dryer

Alarm clock

Towels and bed linen supplied.

All the info. on local places to visit, chateaux, maps etc...

Two bicycles and two sets of golf clubs (hire charge applies for clubs)  are also available for you to use.



Eating out.... click here

Around 'Les Balcons' you will find many fine restaurants and dining experiences to suit all pockets, from the Michelin-Star 'La Promenade'   in Le Petit Pressigny ----  to the 4 course 12.00 euro lunches  at  local restaurants in Southern Touraine.

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