Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Rurally located property, 5 minutes drive from nearest village with boulangerie and bar/restaurants. 10 mins drive from town with large Friday market and full range of facilities. Centrally located for visiting Loire Valley cities of Angers, Tours and Saumur. The Loire Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its great beauty, historic towns and villages, chateux and wine making Also convenient for motor sports at Le Mans. Cultural centre with regular concerts, Blues Festival and Opera Festival at Bauge. Golf, tennis, kayaking and other water sports available locally. Local quiet country roads are perfect for walking and cycling. Perfect also for chilling out on the terrace by the 12m heated swimming pool. Gas barbecue provided to complete the perfect holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Fleche (river beach) 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angers Marce 32 km, Nearest railway: Saumur (for TGV) 37 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Upstairs: One double bedroom, two twin bedrooms and family bathroom with shower. Desk and chair on large mezzanine.
Downstairs: Double bedroom with sofa bed, fitted kitchen with table seating four. Sitting room with log fire, comfortable sofas and TV with UK satellite channels. Dining room with oak table and chairs and bread oven. Shower/laundry room and separate WC. Books and games available.
Also, converted barn a few steps from house with sitting area and shower room downstairs, double bedroom with Juliet balcony upstairs.
|Further details outdoors|
Large terrace With feature well overlooking fields, 2 outside dining tables and chairs and giant freestanding parasol. Extensive lawned areas perfect for ball games. Private recently added 12m heated swimming pool with steps at Roman End. Pool terrace with 4 sun loungers and 2 parasols. Parking space for several cars on gravelled area.
Pets possible but by arrangement only. Smoking only outside house and barn please.
The Loire Valley region
The Loire Valley is known as 'the garden of France' and is within easy driving distance of the Channel ports, particularly Caen. The climate is generally warm and sunny in the summer and mild in the winter. For sports enthusiasts there are water sports on the rivers and lakes as well as man made beaches. For history lovers there are numerous chateux as well as museums and cave dwellings to visit. For wine enthusiasts there is wide range of vineyards to visit which produce red, white and sparkling wines. For those just wishing peace and quiet there are quiet roads and beautiful views.
Bauge is part of the historical Anjou region. In the town there is an imposing chateux containing a museum of art and history. Also in the town is the Chapel de la Girouardiere which contains the Cross of Anjou, said to be made from wood from the cross on which Christ died and a medieval hospital containing a 17th century apothecary. There are markets on Monday afternoon and Saturday morning.
Angers is famous for its imposing fortress and medieval Tapestry of the Apocolypse, Saumur for its vineyards and troglodyte sites not to mention its tank museum and nearby mushroom museum. There are zoos at La Fleche and Doue la Fontaine and Holly Park is a theme park near Bauge. Le Mans has a fantastic medieval quarter with one of the largest cathedrals in France, the 24 hour race takes place in June, the vintage classic in July every second year and the automobile museum is open all year round. Tours is known as Petit Paris with its imposing hotel de ville, city hall, cathedral,l cobbled streets and stylish shops.
There is an 18 hole golf course at Bauge/Ponignac, tennis at Noyant and Le Lude, beach and watersports at La Fleche.
All local towns and cities have a range of cafes restaurants and bars, many villages do too.