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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Lys - les Fleurs- self catering in the Loire, is a beautiful barn conversion which has been sympathetically renovated, having exposed original toffeau walls and wooden beams. Surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers, we are ideally placed for touring the historic villages and vineyards. UK T.V. FREE WiFi available
Step out of the gates and there are wonderful walks and cycling tracks. (we have cycles available) Within easy reach of many golf courses and châteaux. In the very private patio/rose garden there is a stone built BBQ and garden furniture, including sun loungers where you can enjoy al fresco dining.
Being in the heart of the Parc Nationale the countryside and surrounding villages are beautiful and there is always something to see and do. Try our recommended wine tours and restaurants, or simply sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility and have a fabulous meal served to you by ourselves. Within easy driving distance of many golf courses, horse riding and much more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Baule 197 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours, Poiters 98 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Lys has been sympathetically renovated and has wonderful views from the mezzanine, over the vine- yards and countryside. Where ever possible we have exposed the beautiful stonewalls and original beams have been used to create some outstanding features. Lys is perfect for two people.
The lounge is very comfortably furnished, having a UK satellite TV, DVD. hifi., DVD's, books and games. The delightful kitchen / dining room is open plan, the kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave.
French doors lead onto a very private patio/rose garden with stone built BBQ and garden furniture and sun loungers
The main bedroom is on the 'L' shaped mezzanine floor, There is also a sofa where you can sit with a glass of wine and look out across the countryside. The bathroom has a shower, hand basin and toilet. The heated swimming pool is positioned in the top garden which soaks up the sun from morning to evening. (Open mid May to mid September) There are sun loungers, table & chairs
Strictly no pets and no smoking
|Further details outdoors|
Lys has two private seating areas!! Both of which will fill your senses with incredable scents. The sunny courtyard is filled with roses and lavender, where you can sit and enjoy the views to Puy Notre Dame.
The main garden where the swimming pool is situated and has views over the vineyards also has numerous fresh organic fruits, which guests are invited to pick eat, the strawberries and raspberries taste wonderful when warmed from the sun!! Free WiFi available
Lys is ideal for two people, plus baby/toddler or small child. The lounge is very comfortably furnished, with a sofa (nice high back) and very comfortable high back chair. The lounge opens onto to the rose garden patio via French doors. The back of Lys is onto the vineyard, so you are not overlooked. Lys also has a TV, dvd player, Ipod docking station, hi-fi, books and games. The delightful kitchen / dining room is open plan; the kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave ,iron and ironing board.. French doors lead onto a very private rose garden and patio which has a profusion of heavenly roses and flowers, there is a perfect stone built bbq on which to cook your locally bought produce complimented by herbs from the gardens. The table, chairs and sunloungers make this perfect holiday home a wonderful retreat.We also serve 4 course evening meals in the privacy of your garden or your dining room. All made with local produce and have high acclaim in our guest books. All of which make your self catering holiday in the Loire Valley as comfortable as possible.
The double bedroom is on the 'L' shaped mezzanine floor. We have placed a relaxing sofa at the other end of the mezzanine where you can sit and enjoy the views over the countryside to Puy Notre Dame, with its famous pilgrimage church illuminated in the evening.
The bathroom has a hand basin, toilet and shower.
For those traveling with a baby or small child (under 6) we have everything you need, simply ask us for our traveling with tots and toddlers list.
From the main garden and heated swimming pool area there are wonderful views of vineyard.
The rear garden of LYS captures the sun all day, here you can sit in total privacy and enjoy either an evening meal and local wines served to you by ourselves or cook the wonderful local produce bought in the farm fresh markets, on your stone built bbq. If you want a break from cooking, enjoy our scrumptious evening meals served to you by your host in the privacy of your garden or your dining room. The children can play in safety whilst you savour meals and local wine. You have nothing at all to do; we do everything from laying the table to washing the dishes!
As we are surrounded by vineyards, cycling and walking are a paradise for anyone wanting a gentle stroll, long walks or perfect cycling in quiet lanes.
Enjoy a flight with your host over the chateaux of the Loire or even venture up to Le Mans!
LYS has its own sun loungers where you can laze away the day reading or sipping wine, enjoy the sunshine in peace and tranquility.
We booked last minute all three cottages for four nights. REALLY wish we could have stayed longer. Fabulous! Jon and Sue are brilliant and the properties are superb. A HUGE THANK YOU from the Hargreaves family; all 14 of us.
The Hargreaves Family Wales April 2014
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. The accommodation was very comfortable and beautifully presented. Clearly a lot of work had gone into it. The information folders were excellent – very helpful. We'd like to come back some time. Best places we visited were the Japanese gardens and Montrieul – Bellay. The Wi-Fi worked! The bed was comfy.
David and Alison from Kent April 2014
We can only reiterate all the previous good comments in this book. Our stay in LYS has been most enjoyable and relaxing. A wonderful area to stay in. Thank you both.
Jean and Edgar from Jersey March 2014
This was our first stay at Les Fleurs, and we must say that we are really pleased that we found this accommodation.
The cottage is first class with lots of original features and has been equipped to an extreemly high standard.
The owners offer evening meals, which are superb and this together with the wine in their caves makes for a fantastic stay.
We have stayed in many French properties over the years and this rates as one of the best!
The skies were so clear and the stars amazing.
We noted from the guest book, that there are a lot of returning guests and in honesty we are not surprised. Also the owners offer a 10% discount to returning guests, so we are going back later in the year. Would highly recommend this property.
Jon and Joe Harvey Ireland March 2014
4 course home cooked evening meals on selected evenings.
Enjoy a selection of Loire wines from our wine caves
Why not fly over the many Chateaux of the Loire with us?
About this location
The Pays de la Loire region
Known as the Garden of France this area is glorious.
It is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular for its world-famous châteaux, such as Amboise, Chambord, Villandry and Chenonceau and more particularly its many cultural monuments, which illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance.
On December 2, 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, to its list of World Heritage Sites
Warm summers and balmy evenings are an apt description of the weather in the Loire. Mild spring weather brings out the buds on the trees and spring flowering bulbs much earlier than in the UK. Autumn is glorious with evenings often still warm enough to BBQ.
Les Verchers Sur Layon
There are numerous attractions in the area, apart from the many Chateaux, the zoo at Doue la Fontaine, just 4 minutes away, is world famous for its conservation policy.
The world renowned Cadre Noir is based in Samur and apart from its frequent shows, there are weekly demonstrations that are open to the public For the more adventurous Puy du Fou, Futurscope and several adventure parks are all within easy driving distance.
The rose garden in Doue la Fontaine has hundreds of astounding roses on display and makes for a wonderful day out wandering around the rose gardens enjoying the scents and visions of these fabulous roses
Local villages hold events throughout the year and frequent wine festivals and open days at vinter make this an ideal area to visit.
Golf, horse riding, tennis, water sports, go karting, bird watching, cycling and walking are all easily available.
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21 Dec 2013
"The perfect loire valley holiday"
Les fleurs is the perfect French rental property for those who wish to immerse themselves in the rural French way of lifeFrom initial communication with the hosts to the day of arrival our experience… More
21 Dec 2013
"Everything about this holiday stay is fantastic."
We have now stayed in Lys twice and it is beautiful. Ideally situated with fantastic facilities, particularly the wine cellar for tastings. The hosts are very welcoming and on hand if you need them.Ye… More
25 Aug 2012
"Lovely cottage in a great location"
We stayed at Lys and found it to be a wonderful place to spend a week. The actual cottage was clean and tidy and it was great to have BBC channels during the Olympics!
The town of Doue La Fontaine doesn't offer a great deal except for a zoo and local amenities but the nearby town on Saumur was really pleasant with plenty of vineyards and wine tasting, as well as river activities and possibly the most picturesque chateau in the Loire.
Over all, to stay here you need to be prepared to drive quite a bit, but if you are then it is great. Oh and if Sue and Jon still offer dinner on certain nights, then go for it because the cooking is amazing!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Les Fleurs and thank you
for your comments regarding our meals and wines.
Not sure that we understand your thoughts on Doue la Fontaine etc when
you walk out of our gates there are lots of vintners offering wine
tastings. Two are within 200 yards. Perhaps you didn't investigate Doue
la Fontaine and the sites close by enough as guests who return year on
year come back because we are at the centre of so much.
Apart from the world famous Zoo, Doue la Fontaine is the rose garden of
France and has Les chemins de la Rose is a 4 hectares landscaped floral
park planted with 1300 varieties of botanical, old and modern roses;
there are numerous cafes and restaurants also the troglodytique town of Rochemenier, just a few minutes from Doue La Fontaine, The Museum of Commerce in Doue la Fontaine, takes you back to the 19th century shopping experience, Mushroom museums where you can taste the different varieties; Caves Lumiere a troglodytiques setting with sculptures are all within 15 minutes of our property.
Travelling a little further afield. But staying within 30 minutes to 1
hour's drive we have:
Puy du Fou, Monteuil Bellay, Saumur, Breze, Montsereau and Brissac
Chateaux not forgetting the chateaux of Valendry, Asay du Riddeau and
others. Plus the Beautiful villages with beautiful churches of Canault, Chenutte and Treves are just 20 minutes.
Doue la Fontaine has many bars, restaurants, 5 supermarkets, sports
Shops, fishing shops, an excellent market on Monday's plus tennis courts
An indoor swimming pool, skate Boarding Park to name but a few.
There is a file in the gite giving a comprehensive overview of
everything in the area, in future we will point this file out to guests
incase they miss it.
We do hope to welcome you all back one day and we can talk over all the
nearby sites you missed.
18 Apr 2012
"Wonderful cottage fabulous views home from home"
We had a wonderful stay. So much to see and do. Fantastic meals by the owners. A real home from home but with better weather.
The cottage has a nice private and secluded patio and garden.
This is a special place.
3 Sep 2011
"Great, especially with a small baby"
I genuinely feel that Jon and Sue took our enjoyment and comfort at their gite very seriously. Holidaying with a baby can be hard work but they went to great efforts to make sure we had everything we … More
31 Aug 2011
"Excellent in every way!"
We had a wonderful week at Les Fleurs and Jon and Sue went all out to make sure that every detail was taken care of. The house was very comfortable and extremely well equipped in a delightful quiet co… More
31 Aug 2011
"Home from Home in the Loire"
ProsLys has everything you could want as a home from home in the quiet of the French countryside surrounded by fields of vines. An excellent location for touring the central Loire area.The kitchen is… More
26 Aug 2011
"Perfect for families, excellent gites with lovely owners!"
This is our second visit to Les Fleurs and it we will definitely be back for a third. Jon and Sue have created the perfect setting with a lovely home from home atmosphere. We were welcomed like retur… More
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