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Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
****This is the ideal house for large families or groups and we still have availability for school holiday weeks in Aug and Sep. Please see the calender for details and contact us for special offers*****
Set in the tranquil, wooded countryside of the Loire Valley area in France just 20 minutes north of Saumur, and 45 minutes from Tours airport, Le Bousi is an authentic, stress-free holiday retreat. Entirely private and with plenty of garden space, it is a haven for walkers, cyclists, horse-lovers and bird-watchers (with nearby birds of prey and nesting hen-harriers). The Le Mans circuit with its classic car and 24 hour races is only a 45 minute drive. Our large stone gite is ideal for families, even 2 families together.
The house boasts a private pool which has a very recently installed terrace so you can enjoy the all-day sunshine on a lounger. You don't even need to make it as far as the house for that refreshing drink, our summer kitchen has its own fridge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 55 km, Nearest railway: Vasse 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Wardrobe or chest of drawers in every room
High-sided cot with mattress
2 of the singles are small doubles
The other 2 are a quallity, long, solid double bunk bed.
Washing line and clothes horse
Extensive paperback library
Some DVDs available
Ample kitchen utensils
Property is ideal for cycling, horse-riding and walking holidays
|Further details outdoors|
Pool has own 40m2 sun terrace and 6 sunloungers
Large open barn/summer kitchen benefits from separate fridge, leather furniture and dimmer-lighting.
Wooden tables and chairs for 12 people
Plastic table with wipe-clean cover and plenty of plastic chairs
Petanque pitch has spotlights and all equipment
Cricket set with tennis balls, badminton set, some inflatables and balls.
Ample parking for at least 6 vehicles in a large, private courtyard
English speaking hosts will greet on arrival to introduce you to the property. They live locally and know the area very well.
About this location
The Pays de la Loire region
The surrounding area is extremely rural and there are many walks and bridleways connecting the local villages, the roads are very quiet and ideal for cycling. Bike hire is available fromthe Bauge tourist office 10 euros per day or 6 euros per half day. The tourist office is well worth a visit as it will provide details of many markets, antiques fairs and events being held locally each week. Bauge is 14km from the Le Bousi and has a number of cafes and restaurants and a good Thu market. There are also many dedicated cycle routes and plenty of maps to help you discover the Loire in the property.
The historic town of Samuar with its many attractions - wine tasting, canoe trips up the Loire river, mushrrom caves and a fabulous Sat market only 25km south of Le Bousi.
There are also plenty of family friendly things to do close to the house.
Situated at the Camping Village of Fontaine Guerin approx 15km there is a swimming lake with a small beach and a lifeguard in attandance during July and August. Fising is also available; 3 euros per day.
There is a horse riding centre only 7 km from the house.
A new adventure park has opened in Brion approx 15km from the Gite with 5 parcourse routes up in the trees, also paint ball and airsoft. Moutain bike rental, pedalos and Solex bicycles. Workshops for young people and a bar with terrace.
Holly Park is a theme park with a roller coaster and electric cars and special attractions for younger children. Approx 30 km towards Angers.
Chateau de Montgeoffory is the closest chateau fully furnished with its origional furniture. It has its own Maze and a cafe. Approx 30 min drive.
Further afield is La Fleche Zoo around 50 km drive andTerra Botanica with 110 000m2 of gardens, aquatic spaces, glasshouses and buildings, interspersed with 40 attractions and activities, Terra Botanica is the first theme park in Europe devoted to plant life. Fun and education the park is located to the North of Anger approx 1.5 hours drive from the house but a good day out.
Mouliherne has excellent local amenities including a baker, local shop and 2 bars where you can occasionally find a pub meal but within 10 km there are 2 excellent restaurants - The Pelican in Vernantes and The Ranch just outside Bauge. Detail on lots of other local restaurants with reviews can be found at the property.
More information can be found at http://www.experienceloire.com/activities.htm
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17 Sep 2014
"Perfect for a family holiday in the Loire"
We stayed at Le Bousi for a week at the end of August 2014. We were looking for a rural property with character (and a pool) to accommodate my family, my brother's family and our parents (6 adult… More
2 Jun 2013
"Cosy, peaceful and relaxing country retreat"
As a post-Christmas break, this stay served exactly the purpose we'd hoped for. The location is close enough to other towns and villages to provide a range of places to visit but isolated enough to have a very private feel about it. The house itself is charming, spacious & well maintained and ideally suited as a getaway for groups of friends. After a hectic Christmas in the UK, this was the perfect tonic and the absence of traffic noise was a real treat. Hoping to return again sometime in the summer season - the area seems ideal for cyclists!
14 Sep 2012
"Highly recommend.... would go again"
The photos don't do this place justice. All of us thought that the reality of the place was better than we imagined. The outdoor space with the open barn is perfect for children to play without burning in the midday sun and the BBQ cooks things well. Plenty of comfortable loungers/ chairs to sit in and relax. We worried that the pool may be on the small side but although you won't be training for the next Olympics in it it's more than adequate for cooling off and the kids loved it. Facilities nearby are in Noyant which has a well stocked intermarche and mouliherne has excellent fresh bread in the mornings which is a nice 2.5 miles bike ride away( remember to bring your panniers).
Saumur is 30 mins away and has wine caves and splendid architecture and plenty of restaurants. In all I would recommend very highly as I don't often want to go to a place again but this is one that I hopefully will do in the not too distant future.
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