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Welcome to La Caroline !

Créé par le 15 août 2013 | Dans : ENGLISH, Présentation

Welcome to La Caroline, at Louis & Elisabeth Olivieri-Valois’s place !

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La Caroline is a country cottage 2* rated 2 « épis » from Gîtes de France. It’s located in Loiret department, in La Sologne, on the municipality of Ligny-le-Ribault.

The place is an old small farmhouse from 18th century, renovated in 1995 in a solognot fashion, equipped for 9 persons and surrounded by a large field with trees, children games (swing, slide), garden furniture and barbecue.

Its location in the middle of the woods would help you to rest in calm and enjoy :

- hiking: to a local private pond ; marked hiking trail connected to GR3C (Gien – Chambord)

- equestrian riding : Écuries Thierry Moreau is at 4 km; Horses are welcome on site with paddock, at La Caroline

- private pond fishing or fishing spot in Ligny-le-Ribault

Touristic attractions in the area are plenty: castles, eco-museum, old churches, etc. (see our weblink on the right side of this screen and on Ligny-le-Ribault’s website : Bien préparer votre séjour à Ligny-le-Ribault

And until we have a sauna at La Caroline (!), we tested for you the Aquatic complex of La Ferté Saint-Aubin https://www.lecube-lafertesaintaubin.fr/ having an indoor pool suitable for children, a heated outdoor pool and a wellness area with sauna , steam room and jacuzzi.

The cottage is located 25km from Chambord and the Parc équestre fédéral de Lamotte-Beuvron.

Extérieurs du gîte
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We can welcome you in english and italian, and help you to organize or escort your trails and visits in Sologne and Val-de-Loire.

Please note: in winter, the ground floor of the cottage is mainly heated with wood: so, it’s better to like and know on how to use fireplaces with Insert.

See below: overview and pictures of the cottage’s interior, our price rates, additional charges and services.

You have a question? You need an advice? You can contact us on +33 (0)2 38 69 47 66 or +33 (0)6 11 57 95 92 or by e-mail: olivelsa@orange.fr

Since march 2011, we are leaving in the second house, oriented in order to let all the space in the front and the back side of the cottage to our guests.

Overview of the cottage interior

Créé par le 14 août 2013 | Dans : ENGLISH, Intérieur/Interior

The cottage has a ground floor of 70 m2 (753 ft2), including:

- an entrance room with an american kitchen and a dining room. The kitchen includes a fridge, a cooker with electrical oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, 2 coffee maker (Italian and French press), a toaster and all the kitchen utensils. The dining room includes a big table with 8 chairs and a highchair for young children. The room is heated by a closed-hearth fireplace and in addition by an electric radiant panel.

- a living room with fireplace, wood stove, sofa and chair, sofa-bed, TV, paperback books library. The room includes 2 additional electric convector.

- a bathroom with shower, sink, WC, washer, ironing set, electrical convector.

 

The cottage has a 50 m2 (538 ft2) floor, including:

- a bedroom with three single beds (2 bed 90cm width and one 80cm width) and a dresser

- a bedroom with two single beds (90cm width), two rollaway beds (90cm width) and a wardrobe

- a bedroom with a double bed (140cm width), a wardrobe, a dresser and a crib

- a bathroom with shower, sink, WC and changing table (with bath)

All first floor rooms include an electric convector.

Intérieur du gîte
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Price rates 2020 & 2021

Créé par le 12 août 2013 | Dans : ENGLISH, Tarifs/Price rates

Prices are seasonal according to the following calendar :

Low season : January, February, March, October, November, December (except All Saints and Christmas holidays): 280 € per week

Weekends 220 € (2 days/1 night) - 240 € (3 days/2 nights) - 250€ (4 days/3 nights)

Middle season : April, May, June, September and All Saints, Christmas and Spring school holidays : 360 € per week

Weekends 220 € (2 days/1 night) - 240 € (3 days/2 nights) - 260€ (4 days/3 nights)

Peak season : July & August : 440 € per week

Weekends 220 € (2 days/1 night) - 250 € (3 days/2 nights) - 280€ (4 days/3 nights)

Weekends Christmas and New Years Eve 240 € (2 days/1 night) - 260 € (3 days/2 nights) – 280 € (4 days/3 nights)

The week is usually from Saturday at 4pm until next Saturday 10am.

Weekends includes:

- for 2 days: from Saturday 10am until Sunday 6pm

- for 3 days: from Friday 4pm until Sunday 6pm

 Other additional fees to be charged :

Electric fees: 10Kwh per day are included in our price rates. Above that consumption, additional Kwh are charged 0,20 € / Kwh.

Tourist tax: 0.60 € per adult person and per night (then donated to the Community of communes of Portes de Sologne)

Housekeeping: the cottage must be as cleaned as it was when you entered it. We can clean it for you for an additional fee of 50 €.

Bedsheets (10 each pair), towels (4 each) and dishcloth (2 each) are available.

Fishing (without material): in a small private pond, 10€ per week and per fishing person; in a big private pond of 8 hectares (many lines possible), 30 € per weekend; 50 € per week.

Organizing / accompany of hiking or touristic visits on request:

- guided hiking: 15 €/hour

- guided visit: 30 €/hour (entrance tickets are not included)

Hosting ponies and horses in a paddock is possible from August 2013: see our article Horses are welcome and contact us for more details and organizing.

Localize La Caroline

Créé par le 12 août 2013 | Dans : ENGLISH, Localisation/Localization

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 La Caroline cottage is located :

- 4km from Ligny-le-Ribault (route de Villeny, chemin de La Cantée)

- 31 km from Orléans

- 46 km from Blois

- 80 km from Vierzon

- 119 km from Bourges

- 160 km from Paris

The closest two train stations are :

- La Ferté Saint-Aubin (18 km)

- Beaugency (21 km)

However, the most accessible station by train is : Orléans/Les Aubrais

Hunting calendar

Créé par le 11 août 2013 | Dans : Chasse/Hunting, ENGLISH

La Sologne is a traditional hunting area.

In order for the hikers and the hunters to live better together, there is a web link to the hunting calendar of the Fédération des chasseurs du Centre :

http://www.chasseursducentre.fr/fdc45/pratique-de-la-chasse/dates-douvertures-et-de-fermetures.html

Also, the hunting calendar of the hunting group of La Cantée, the domain on the boundaries of our cottage :

Chasses La Cantée 2020-2021

Calendar 2021

Créé par le 10 août 2013 | Dans : ENGLISH, Planning/Planification

In order to better organize your trip, you can have a look at the calendar of our availabilities (updated at each new booking) :

fichier pdf Planning 2021

Horses are welcome !

Créé par le 09 août 2013 | Dans : Cheval/Horse, ENGLISH, Services/Utilities

New at La Caroline : we can welcome horses since August 1st, 2013 !

 

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The location of La Caroline, just beside a hiking trail (Le Bouchet) connected to GR3C (Gien-Chambord) fully justify this new possibility.

How does it work? You will have two options :

- on a trip: horse on paddock (15 € per night or 20 € with food) and accommodation in the cottage (see our seasonal rates)

- on a lodge*: horse on paddock (15 € per night or 20 € with food) and accommodation in the cottage for 65 € per night for a single person – 55 € per night and per person if you are 2 or 3 – 45 € per night and per person if you are 4.

You can also book for:

- a meal (18 €)

- a breakfast basic (6 €) or full (10 €)

- a picnic (10 €)

*Please note: La Caroline being a country cottage and not a stage lodging, we will organize our calendar by dedicating some weeks to hosting cavaliers. We will take into consideration any specific request.

 

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