Le Vieux Logis
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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
We are situated in a small hamlet with a mixture of farms and houses, we are surrounded by open fields and country lanes which can be explored by foot or cycle. Whilst offering a rural, tranquil & relaxing setting we are only 800 meters from a main road, leading to many of the major attractions that this part of the Loire has to offer, thus making it a perfect location for exploring this truly beautiful part of France.
The farmhouse provides a very spacious & fully equipped self contained accommodation for 5 persons + a baby and has been furnished throughout to a very high standard with a blend of modern and old furniture, with many of the original features, such as beamed ceilings, remains of a grain press and exposed stone walls from the "Tofu" stone of the region. All the equipment and home comforts are in place for guests to have that perfect well deserved holiday. The accommodation has it's own private terrace with a covered area which is perfect for outside dining or simply relaxing and enjoying the lovely countryside and peaceful surroundings. There is a large "play garden" with swings, table tennis, slide, badmington, connect 4 and swingball to keep our younger guests amused and an overground 1.2mtrs x 5mtrs splash pool to cool off in during our lovely hot summers. There is an assortment of bicycles both adults & children which our guests are welcome to use during their stay.
We have a large vegetable garden where guests can pick their own depending on the season and our chickens are happy to provide you with eggs in exchange for some scraps. The chickens are always very popular amongst our longer guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 180 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 75 km, Nearest railway: Montreuil Bellay 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The gite has a selection of Books, children & adult games and magazines.
Pedastal fans for the Summer Months
Wood Burning Stove during the cooler months.
Smoking is not permitted inside the gite.
Animals are not accepted.
|Further details outdoors|
Covered parking is available.
Both gardens are gated - making it very child friendly.
Bycle rack available.
Smoking is permitted in the gardens or terrace.
The swimming pool is an overground 5mtrs x 1.2mtrs.
About this location
The Pays de la Loire region
The Loire has something for everyone, young & old. With its amazing architecture, stunning chateaux, the "Loire" river , gardens, amusement parcs, museums, troglodytes, beautiful villages to discover, vineyards and charming sea side resorts - the "Loire" is brimming with days out for all the family.
In our nearest town Montreuil-Bellay there are two supermarkets, butchers, bakers, newsagents, banks, an open air swimming pool open in the Summer months, various activites to be enjoyed on the river 'Thouet' including canoeing, pedalos, fishing. There is aslo a selection of restaurants and bars.
The Loire is famous for it's wines and just minutes away from our doorstep are the "route de vignobles" - wine tours, which you can follow and stop in one of the many vineyards for a tour and sample some of the local produce.
We are set on the edge of the beautiful Loire Valley, less than 15 minutes away from Saumur, with it's wonderful chateau and bridge, world famous equestrian centre, daily vibriant markets and it's wide choice of resturants serving both local and international cuisine. The historic town of Thouars with beautiful views from the via-duct and the picturesque town of Doue La Fontaine which boasts one of the worlds biggest rose collection along with it's annual rose festival and one of Europes leading zoo's are both only 15km from the "Le Vieux Logis"
We are ideally situated for walking, cycling, golf, watersports and exploring all the major attractions that the "Loire" has to offer as well two of the biggest theme parc's in France - Futuroscope at Poitiers and the Le Grand Parc Puy du Fou. The coast can be reached by car in less than an 2hrs or for those who want a taste of Paris, you can be there in under 2hrs by train from Saumur.
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5 Oct 2014
"Great Place in the Loire Valley"
The Gite is clean, tidy and modern and has everything you'll need with its gardens split into 3 parts.The plunge pool in the garden is a real plus point and is fantastic for all the family to enj… More
13 Jul 2014
"Everything we needed"
Yet again we found this pleasant, welcoming home from home in a part of France we love. The accommodation was very comfortable, exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. Julie and Keith were v… More
2 Jul 2014
"One of the nicest gites we've ever stayed in!"
This was our second visit to La Vieux Logis and once again it didn't disappoint.The gite is comfortable, spacious, well equipped and beautifully presented. The outside eating/area is very pretty … More
28 May 2014
"Excellent stay for visiting Chateux or just relaxing"
We recently stayed at the gite of Le Vieux Logis.The gite is very comfortable and well equipped, both inside and out.It is run by Julie and Keith, an English couple, who also offer Chambre D'hote… More
30 Sep 2013
"Great house and facilities for children and we couldn't have felt more welcome"
We stayed for a week at the beginning of September. From the minute we arrived we felt very welcome. Keith and Julie had left us homemade jam, eggs from their chickens and a large bowl of homegrown tomatoes. The gite is well furnished and very comfortable with everything you could want. The kitchen was extremely bright and spacious which I particularly liked. We travelled with our 2 year old son and there was a wide variety of toys waiting for him including a ride on tractor and tricycle parked outside! We enjoyed the terrace most evenings as the weather was fantastic, and made use of the adult games provided by playing scrabble!!!!
The garden area was an extra bonus, with table tennis, a trampoline, tent and various ball games. The chickens were great to feed and provided us with plenty of eggs which we collected ourselves. We didn't use the pool much but another great feature.
We had a very pleasant evening enjoying Julie's table d'ote menu. Lovely food and wine all for 15 euros each!
By day three Keith had made our son a fantastic wooden lorry with crayons in the top which he absolutely adores. It is clear that Keith and Julie both love children and nothing was too much trouble and we didn't feel like we were imposing which is sometimes the case when a gite is attached to the owners own house.
A great base to explore the surrounding area and wonderful town of montreuil bellay (eat at the hostellerie Saint jean, it's fab).
All in all a great holiday in a great gite which I would highly recommend.
30 Sep 2013
We had lovely holiday, again. It was the 3rd time we were here. The hospitality is great. Lovely surroundings, a lot to do. The garden with the chickens, toys and the pool made it very suitable for children.
17 Sep 2013
"Excellent for families wanting to explore Loire area"
Nice double room and room with single and kingsize bed. Pool was very warm. Super walled garden with plenty of toys for children of all age. Loads of bikes free to use. Area is quiet for cycling in country lanes and about twenty minute cycle to supermarket or bakery.
Hosts are very friendly and live next door. Homegrown garden produce and eggs are free to use.
Would definitely recommend!
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