Here at Gites at Civray we never like to say 'No way'. When we bought the Gites, one of the key things we needed was a good, multi functional swimming pool, something that kids can play in, athletes can train in and best of all, guests can relax next to.  We did tons of research and found our new friends at Pool Warehouse over in the US, they provide kits that comprise of everything you need to put together a pool.

It took around 3 months of work from mainly Jenny, Shonagh and myself to transfer this into the amazing 25m x 4m in ground pool, the only paid help was for someone who knew how to drive an 8 tonne excavator as that was too important a step to get wrong, the rest of the work was us with help from various friends, hopefully all credited on the video below

 

 

 

 

We have had a good level of interest in the Ladies Only bike week, so to keep things fair we are going to be hosting the same content but this time including either sex.

Confused by chainrings? Derailed by derailleurs? Flattened by punctures?  The bike sessions hosted at Gites at Civray could be just the thing you need to help you get to grips with those terms and skills that currently elude you.  During either the 3 day intense sessions or more relaxed 6 day (7 nights) courses we will endeavour to put you in the driving seat and save you money by passing on the skills and confidence to tackle those potentially easy repairs and adjustments.

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Confused by chainrings? Derailed by derailleurs? Flattened by punctures?  The ladies only bike sessions hosted at Gites at Civray could be just the thing you need to help you get to grips with those terms and skills that currently elude you.  During either the 3 day intense sessions or more relaxed 6 day (7 nights) courses we will endeavour to put you in the driving seat and save you money by passing on the skills and confidence to tackle those potentially easy repairs and adjustments.

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Here at Gites at Civray we are very proud to announce the opening of our own private 25 metre 2 lane swimming pool. Featuring a state of the art salt water chlorination and pool management system you can say goodbye to the swimmer smell, for a week at least!

Come the evening, let the pool set the ambiance with its mood lighting while you take in the uninterrupted views across the valley.

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Experience the peace and tranquility of rural France with Gites At Civray.

Unspoilt traditional French villages with tree shaded cafes and cake shops in which to indulge or refuel, all linked together by quiet roads.  This is what we think makes rural France perfect for either the athlete wanting to get some quality miles in or for the holidaymaker just taking time out to recharge.

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Petit Maison at Gites at Civray has undergone a full transformation.  This en-suite two bedroomed downstairs apartment was fully renovated in spring 2018.

The whole of this traditional farmhouse has been completely rejuvenated and brought up to date functionally at the same time retaining many period features and, most importantly, its character.

The open plan kitchen has been brought up to modern standards with a 90cm 5 burner cooker plus a dishwasher and large fridge incorporated into a traditional styled kitchen with double butler style sink.

The living area has plenty of room to sit and relax and also a large, extendable dining table that can seat up to 10 if required.  Both large bedrooms have double beds and newly installed en-suite bathrooms that point back to the building's history with exposed stone walls.

Petite Maison has its own private outside space, and has very easy access to the gardens.

Wi-fi is available throughout the property.

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We can offer a week especially for those who enjoy Triathlon supported by our on site BTF Level 2 certified coach. 

The rivers or lakes are an ideal place to take a dip and work on your swim to bike transition, take a nice ride around the local villages, then practice the bike to run transition before taking a run through our rural location. 

These sessions can be tailored to the points you feel weakest in, and the tranquillity of the roads can help to build bike confidence. The sessions that can be offered range from endurance to FTP power sets to Time Trials.

We have a private 25m pool installed onsite that can be used to tailor technique or just lounge around in.

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Steve is currently going through the process of becoming an Ocean Walker swim coach, visit the site regularly to keep up to date with progress and availability 

To see more about Adam and his swim style and achievements click this link.