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L’Aile de l’Ouest

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The house

The gite, is a self contained part of our main barn which has been sympathetically renovated using the original beams and stone work and is known by the locals as The West Wing. It’s ideal for couples looking for tranquil surroundings set in the heart of the countryside in the Southern Loire Valley.

The gite has a spacious lounge with French doors to the gardens and stunning views over open countryside and leads to the dining area, also having french doors opening to the gardens. The bedroom, has a dressing area with wardrobe and drawers and en suite shower room with hand basin and toilet.

The kitchen is equipped with a four ring gas hob, combination oven, grill and microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and all other accessories.

There is a TV with USB port (for media stick) with an English satellite box, hi-fi with CD player and connection for music devices.

A washing machine is usable in our house (a small charge per load to cover laundry products etc).

There is a multi-gym, exercise bike, sit-up machine and weights for the more energetic person.

No smoking in the accommodation but no problem outside.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fenced garden
  • Pets welcome
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer


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The gite is known by the locals as The West Wing. It’s ideal for couples looking for tranquil surroundings set in the heart of the countryside in the Southern Loire Valley.

The nearest village (5 km) is Crevant with a bar and restaurant, grocery store, post office, bakery, butcher and hairdresser.
You can also stroll through the park.
The main town is La Chatre (15km) with bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, banks and on Saturday morning there is a typical French market selling local produce..
The supermarket is open on Sunday until 12 pm.

Further a field there are lots of Chateauxs, wine yards and museums.

Or you can just relax in and around the gite which is situated in a beautiful rural farming area with lots of walks through fields, woods and quite country lanes. There is lots of wildlife, such as deers, partridges, buzzards and cranes (spring and autumn).

From the garden there are beautiful views all round and n the garden is a barbecue, parasol, table + chairs and sun loungers.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland

Restaurants, food & wine

There are many villages locally where you can find nice restaurants offering the typical plat de jour, usually a 3 course menu that will include coffee, water and wine.


Local activites include walking and cycling, (2 bikes available). A golf course (18 holes + 9 holes) at Les Dryades Hotel with spa, swimming pool is 10 km away. It is very quiet and again beautiful views..
There is horse riding at Pouligny St.Martin 8 km.
At Eguzon, 45 mins drive there is a huge lake with swimming beaches, wind surfing, water skiing, boats and pedalos for hire and lots of fishing.
There is The George Sand museum at La Chatre and lots of beautiful architecture to see as you walk around the picturesque town.
During the summer months there is a Fete most weekends at one or other of the local villages.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

The arrival time on Saturday after 15:00 and departure day is on Saturday 11.00.
The prices include gas, electricity and heating and bed linen and towels.
If you need any information or help we are close by here at the gite and we speak French so will help with anything you require
We have two Old English Sheepdogs who love to meet new people, two cats and also three chickens who roam around freely in the gardens..

Additional price info and offers

Mid season
01-Apr-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
3 nights minimum stay £225 - £75 per additional night
7 nights £295

High season
01-Jul-2017 - 01-Sep-2017
Changeover day: Saturday
7 nights minimum stay £400.00
Mid season
02-Sep-2017 - 28-Oct-2017
3 nights minimum stay £225 - £75 per additional night
7 nights £295

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 100.00

Availability of 'L’Aile de l’Ouest'

Attention! Pen and Bill Tomlin has last updated the calendar on 25 Oct 2018

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Visitors of L’Aile de l’Ouest evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in September 2018

Dear Bill and Pen, we loved to be with you, the dogs and - not to forget - the chicken! Everything was perfect! The house was perfect, the surroundings perfect with many nice castles and churches and the beautiful nature. The dogs are perfect and - most important - you both are perfect hosts and warm friends! Live long and happy - whereever you wish to stay in future.
Loek and Roland

Comment from Pen and Bill Tomlin

It was great having you to share our piece of France and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the family even if they have four legs, except the chicken of course. Bill and Pen xx

Visited in June 2018

Dear Pen and Bill,

I wrote a review but it's not yet there and you deserve a review because you are terribly nice folks !
When we arrived I had to do some shopping but Pen took care for a bagette, eggs, bacon, cheese, beers and a bottle of wine. Thank you so much Pen.
The house, the garden, the view, we loved it.
La Châtre, a bigger town nearby, is very nice for chopping and a good meal.
I can recommend your place to everyone.
We hope to see you again, Pen and Bill.
With kind regards,

Hans and Femke from the Netherlands

Visited in July 2017

We loved to stay in this appartment. The hospitality of Bill and Pen is very pleasant, now and then a chitchat. Lot of space and everything you need.

Comment from Pen and Bill Tomlin

It was a great pleasure to meet you both and we enjoyed sharing your experiences.

Visited in September 2012

There is a special place for you 2 in our hearts.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful place.

Visited in September 2011

Pen and Bill,
Thank you both for your warmth, hospitality and welcome to your lovely home.
We have had a wonderful restful week. We have explored your region and throughly enjoyed all we have seen.
Best wishes for the future
Lynn, Richard and Cassie


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