Ferienhaus Luzillé ★★
Frankreich, Loiretal, Luzillé
Een mooie woning met een grote tuin in een rustig dorpje, vlakbij de mooie kastelen van het loiredal. We reisden met twee gezinnen en twee kleine kinderen. Ideaal dat er drie slaapkamers en twee badkamers waren.
On the positive side, there was a lovely and quite spacious garden, probably nice to use in summer when the weather is warm and sunny - we were not lucky in that respect. The location itself was quiet. The kitchen was also well-equipped and a nice baby cot was available. The owners seemed quite friendly. By the way, there's a good boulangerie around the corner for the croissants and baguettes.
However, we were slightly disappointed with our choice of holiday home. Why? There was a naphthalene-like smell (ok, it's an old house, but still...);
the house was difficult to heat at the end of May, so we were freezing; on the second day ants appeared throughout the house and especially in the kitchen (which was considered completely normal by the owners); and finally, the extra charges for energy were calculated in a somewhat shady way.
We had also underestimated the remoteness of the village from bigger roads, so we found ourselves spending a long time to get around in the region (e.g., over 2h for a 100km ride). If you want to go further than a few castles in the vicinity and have limited time, that may be a problem.