Charming Romantic luxury Character Cottage In a Quiet Country Setting , having all the traditional features of exposed stone walls, beams and a large fireplace which has been tastefully restored there are all the modern amenities that you would expect of luxury accommodation designed to be a home from home experience. So easy to explore our beautiful region from here as your base.
The accommodation of this cottage comprises a cozy lounge with Sumptuous Quality Leather Suite and satellite tv and a overhead fan to keep you cool. Dining room with Antique Furniture, Fully equipped kitchen, and 2 first floor bedrooms, Large luxury bathroom on the ground floor with Large Shower. The kitchen has gas hob, electric oven - fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee filter, kettle, toaster etc. The double bedroom (Family) with unusual cast iron double sleigh bed, this room also has a small Childs bed size settee, A mix of Quality Modern and Antique Furniture - Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Will sleep five e.g. four adults small child.
We will accommodate a well behaved dog please ask on booking.
Short note about Wi-Fi because the walls are very thick in the cottage acess can be used outside front door in coveted area and bedroom upstairs so please note this can be inter mitent.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Baule 216 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angers Marce Air Port & Tours 70 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There is a huge traditional fireplace in the dining room with a fantastic log burner which throws out lots of heat, just ask about the logs and we will point you in the right direction, we also have electric heating.
The farmhouse kitchen has an antique oak farmhouse table and antique elm chairs which comfortably seats six. There's plenty of room to entertain and enjoy your aperitif and nibbles , when cooking in the kitchen. In France the family spend all there time around the kitchen table catching up on all the news of the day..
There are two bedrooms upstairs please see pictures. The master bedroom has a double iron sleigh bed with a two seated settee ( can use as small bed for child ) and antique Chest of Drawers the guest bedroom has two singles.
The bathroom which is fully tiled has a large luxury shower with an antique vanity unit full marble to the top and impressive mirror above. This was acquired from a châteaux.
There are plenty of books, TV Videos and DVD player and satellite TV for those who want to spend a night in maybe sipping the local wine.
|Further details outdoors|
Mouliherne is a historic small village with church and large lake for fishing etc. There is a bar in the village with shop post office, hairdresser, doctor and an excellent restaurant in Mouliherne and Vernantes. There is a large supermarket a 2km from the property. Close by are plenty of walks, riding and cycle paths etc.
• A welcome pack is provided on arrival this includes a bottle of wine...
• English owner
The Loire is known as the 'Garden of France' thanks to its temperate climate and abundant local produce. Saumur, approx 20 minutes away is a famous château town with spectacular river views, boutiques, restaurants, theatre, bars and historic buildings, as well as a superb market on Saturdays selling local cheeses and fresh vegetables.
Saumur is also home to the national French riding school and the French cavalry who put on spectacular dressage shows throughout the year, for nearly two centuries the cavaliers of the Cadre Noir have been the pride of this city. Major international competitions, of all equestrian pursuits, are regular occurrences in this wonderful place.
The Chateau of Saumur ,15th century home of the Anjou kings, dominates Saumur (from its hilltop setting it really is a fairytale Chateau) Begun by Louis XI in 1246, it is a rare example of 14th century architecture, a style that evolved at the end of the Middle Ages and ushered in the Renaissance.
The Maine river flows peacefully at the foot of the imposing Chateau d'Angers, which, together with the towering Cathedral, is the centre of the Old Town and its half-timbered houses. The world most popular liqueur, Cointreau, is produced in Angers. Moreover, Anjou boasts a great number of wine producers offering wine tasting of the delightfully diverse local production.
There are lovely walking streets filled with bistros and boutiques. On a Saturday morning there are markets where you will find everything from local cheeses and all sorts of local delicacies to sample there are items to buy from Parisian shoes , handbags, clothes stunning and artwork. Why not mix country life with chic cities, whilest mingleing with the locals.
In the 15th century, Baugé was the favourite residence of Yolande of Aragon, mother of the future King René, who also liked to hold court here. The Château of Baugé, which has an elegant spiral staircase, now houses a museum (featuring china, weapons and old coins) Also on display is the famous Cross of Anjou, a precious relic brought from Constantinople in the 13th century.
Extending over nearly 37 acres, Fontevraud is the largest group of monastic buildings anywhere in Europe.
Of the five abbeys founded in the 11th century, only three still exist. The English Plantagenet Kings chose Fontevraud as their final resting place and the recumbent figures of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionhearted and Isabel of Angoulême can be admired in Abbey Church.
We also have in the region the zoo at Doué La Fontaine and La Fleche , there are also 140 boules clubs in the area for those who want to be with the locals.
The rivers, lakes and forests accommodate those with outdoor interests. There are a wide range of watersports such as fishing, sailing, canoeing and swimming. There are also plenty of paths for cycling, walking and horse riding.
We have at least six first class golf courses in our area.
There are public swimming pools at Longué Le Lude and Saumur where there is also a beach. There are plenty of local lakes for fishing (easy to get a permit in the local tabac) also for swimming, many of which have sandy beaches.