Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
See reviews at 'Le Bignon, Jarze' on Trip Advisor. Vine House offers the best of both worlds. This stylish self contained cottage, a wing of the beautiful 18th century manor house, is fully equipped for self catering and has been renovated to retain original features such as beamed ceilings, terracotta floors & monumental working fireplace. It is furnished for comfort - squishy sofas, top quality beds, Egyptian cotton linens, generous bathrobes, thick towels.
It also offers a private terrace, heated pool & extensive gardens. But, if you feel like a break from self-catering, you can enjoy the extensive Breakfast Buffet &/or a fabulous, candlelit 4 course dinner served on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday eves in the Manor dining room. (Vine House front door is but 8 steps from the Manor front door, in full view from Dining Room plus baby/child listening monitor provided).
Set in open countryside, with fields all around, yet only 2 kms from the nearest village with all amenities. Vine House is ideally placed for exploring the many chateaux and historic towns of the area or simply for relaxing and enjoying the clean air and the peace and quiet.
Alternatively, we have 3 beautiful en suite B&B rooms in the Manor, plus guests' sitting room. see our website at the bottom of this page.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 75 km, Nearest railway: Angers 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Vine House offers exceptionally comfortable accommodation for 6 plus baby
Ground Floor - open plan
Sitting area with sofas and chair grouped around fireplace with flat screen tv (English Freeview channels), dvd player and selection dvds, magazines and games. Bookcase with selection of books for all the family, cd player and selection of cds, iPod docking station.
Dining area with table for 6/8, dresser with crockery and glassware
Kitchen area with solid wood cupboards, Belfast sink
Shower room with walk-in shower, wc and basin plus utility
Upstairs - spacious beamed landing with 3 pretty bedrooms plus bath/shower room
The Jade Room with 6ft bed or twin beds plus space for cot
The Pumpkin Room with 5 ft bed
The Pink Room with 6ft bed or twin beds.
All bedrooms have exposed beams, natural floor covering, top quality beds, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, dressing table, bed side tables with reading lamps.
Cot, highchair, baby bath, toddler step, stair gate, baby/child monitor all provided free of charge.
|Further details outdoors|
Vine House has its own private terrace with dining and lounging furniture plus bar-b-q. A few steps away, the heated pool is fully alarmed and is open from May to September inclusive (weather permitting). It is a friendly 1 metre deep and has a Roman End with wide steps perfect for toddlers, adults who prefer a gradual entry into the water or for sitting with a book when it is really hot! The pool is surrounded by a terrace with sun beds, loungers and tables,chairs and parasols. Extensive grounds include meadow, mixed woods, apple orchard, potager, flower garden, grassy area perfect for ball games, large rear terrace bordered with roses and original stone circle pond, home to various frogs, water boatmen and both species of newt.
Guests in Vine House enjoy our own spring water from the well just beyond the terrace.
A welcome basket is provided with our compliments.
The heated swimming pool (May to Sept incl) and grounds are shared with guests in Chambres d'Hotes.
As resident proprietors, we are available to help with arrangements and reservations for restaurants, golf, horse-riding etc etc
The Loire Valley region
The Loire Valley is known as the Garden of France. The wonderful soil and the mild climate provide the perfect conditions for growing a wide range of vegetables and acres and acres of orchards. The local architecture reflects the traditional use of limestone (tuffau) and slate roofs.
The mighty river Loire is 20 minutes south and following the river East you come to the historic Loire towns of Saumur, Fontevraud, Chinon, Tours. Enjoy a plethora of chateaux and vineyards including the appellations of Saumur Champigny, Bourgeuil, Saint Nicholas de Bourgeuil, Chinon, Touraine, Vouvray. Following river West, Anjou, Brissac, Bonnezeau, Layon, Chaumes, Savennieres.
Jarze is a typical provincial French village with 2 bakers, a butcher/charcuterie, tabac/presse, bar/cafe, pharmacie, post office, hairdresser and a small supermarket.
Some 15 minutes drive east is Bauge, a bustling little town with 'high street', bandstand and Chateau (now home to the tourist office). A similar distance north is Durtal on the River Loire. A pretty little town with imposing Chateau (open for visits) and the fabulous Chambiers Nature Reserve, perfect for walking and cycling whatever the season.