A delightful detached cottage set in a tranquil setting on the edge of a small village convenient for châteaux, historic sites, walking and cycling country, French food and wine and local markets. It faces a Norman castle and open countryside and has a private terrace built into the side of a hill (with barbecue, lighting, table and chairs).
There are 2 large bedrooms and a shower room (with toilet and washbasin) upstairs. Downstairs is open plan with a small, fully equipped kitchen area and good sized lounge and dining areas. There is also a second, small toilet downstairs. Facilities include:
• TV (English and French, with integral region 2 dvd player)
• Wifi Broadband throughout the house
• Gas cooker
• Washing machine
• Wood burning stove
• Electric heaters throughout
The basement contains a second shower and a cave that leads through to the private terrace.
Linen and towels can be supplied at a small additional cost.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 118 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 32 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Loire Valley is well known for it's châteaux and its wines. You will be only a short car journey away from dozens of historic châteaux and other interesting sites. Local châteaux include Saumur, Brézé, Montreuil-Bellay, Brissac, Angers and Monsoreau. You will also be close to the Abbey of Fontevraud, where Henry II (of England) and Richard the Lionheart are buried, as well as a rich tradition of troglodite villages and prehistoric sites.
A little further afield you will find the châteaux of Langeais, Villandry, Nantes, Oiron, Loches and the great châteaux of the central Loire (Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois, Orleans, Azzay-le-Rideau and Ussé).
You will also be within driving distance to Puy de Fou and Terra Botanica. Saumur boasts the internationally renowned Cadre Noir and there are frequent equestrian displays. You will also find an extensive tank museum.
As for wines, you will be spoilt for choice: from the dry whites of Muscadet and the Tourraine (not to mention Chinon and Saumur) to the sweet white of the Coteau du Layon; reds include Saumur Champigny, Saumur, Anjou and Anjou Village, Borgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil and Chinon.