La Closerie

Ligre, Indre-et-Loire
+33 (0)2 47 93 95 59

In a hamlet in the Loire countryside is a friendly estate with a family-sized gite, a shared saltwater pool and heaps of old-world charm


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Enjoy your morning coffee in the sunshine between the roses… a vast grassed courtyard lies at the heart of this place, and Martine is a delightful hostess.

This stone cottage is next to the Martine’s ‘maison de maître’, with pretty bedrooms to sleep four (plus a single bed in the living room) – one on the ground floor and another up a few steps – as well as a living area in the adjoining section. The kitchen is simple, bright and open-plan and the sitting room is charming and as private as can be. Relax in deckchairs in the courtyard, enjoy a game of ping pong, bask by the shared saltwater pool on the upper lawn. This is the land of famous chateaux: Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau are little more than a half hour drive as well as historic Chinon (6km) with its half-ruined chateau on the hill.

If you don’t fancy cooking, book dinner in the main house – Martine serves delicious traditional food at a huge candlelit table, matched by wines from the domaine down the road; ask her about local winery visits and tastings too.

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We think you'll love

  • The old-fashioned unspoilt charm
  • Having the option to enjoy relaxed, sociable dinners in the main house
  • Chatting to the welcoming, friendly owner - Martine enjoys speaking English
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You should know

  • The gite is divided into two adjoining buildings that connect only from the outside
  • There are a few steps inside and out
  • Martine also runs her B&B in the main house


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. Extra single bed in living room (to sleep 5 in total).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, €35.


Nightly price
from €179
Weekly price
from €1250
Optional cleaning, €60.
1 Cottage for 4
From €1792 bedrooms


A cottage in part of the courtyard of a lovely old French farm B&B. The decor is charmingly old-fashioned and the owner, Martine is chatty and helpful.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You’re in Ligré, a sweet rural village with a few houses, post office, church and even electric car charging points a 10-minute walk into town. Medieval Chinon is just 6km, where you’ll find many good restaurants as well as the excellent goats cheese farm nearby too – the kids will love petting the sweet nanny goats. Don't miss the Chateau du Rivau, 6km, and its remarkable gardens, or Domaine Dozon, a wonderful winery 500m from the house.

Local points of interest from Martine Descamps

  • Discover a great number of châteaux and vineyard villages.
  • The Fontevraud Abbey, where the Aliénor d'Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart are buried, offers guided tours all year round as well as cultural spectacles.
  • During all of Summer there are many festivals and gourmet markets in the surrounding area.
  • The Chateau of Chinon which saw Jeanne d'Arc pass and which is an essential highlight when visiting the region.
  • Make sure you visit the Parc Naturel Régional near to the property, home to a number of bird and animal species.
  • The gardens of the château of Villandry are the most beautiful gardens of all the beautiful gardens of France ! What surprises await you?


Martine Descamps

Martine, generous and welcoming, ran her own PR and Communications agency in Paris for many years before she turned her manor farmhouse and cottage into a flourishing B&B and gite. She is well-travelled, speaks good English, loves Chinon wines, and enjoys meeting guests. She also loves classical music, supports young musicians and holds concerts in her garden.