Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Situated 3.5Km from historic Richelieu “La Roseraie” is a luxury 3 bedroom gite which offers spacious, light and airy accommodation to approx. 150 m/sq. It sits in over an acre of grounds and includes an open heated swimming pool and large orchard. There is also a childrens play area with swings, slide, ball pit.and fully enclosed trampoline.
The heated pool is open from May to the end of September and is enclosed. The pool is occassionally used by the owners. ” La Roseraie” itself enjoys a south facing aspect with French doors to both the lounge and dining kitchen giving access to a large enclosed courtyard with plenty of seating, tables and barbecue. For eating Al Fresco! There are plenty of seating area's throughout the garden and orchard for guests to make themselves at home.
Services available include a shopping service, meal on arrival and babysitting. Wine tasting tours are also available with a specialist company please ask
A Pack & Go service is available for those who don't want the hassel of cleaning when you leave! Just let us know 24 hours in advance.
For those whose French is a little rusty we are happy to book restaurants, taxis and should the need arise we can also arrange doctors and dentists appointments and go with you to translate if you choose.
Whether your plans involve visiting some of the many Châteaux or vineyards of the area, having a go at painting or drawing or simply relaxing and unwinding by the pool or in the orchard. “La Roseraie” provides the ideal family holiday retreat. ("baby and toddler" friendly)
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 50 km, Nearest railway: Châtellerault 25 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The lounge is approximately 30 m/sq with a cream three piece suite, the sofa of which is a metal action double sofa bed. There is a Television with a digital box and a DVD/CD/video player or if you prefer your own playlists there is also an iPod docking system on the bookcase, which also houses a selection of children's DVD and videos and an assortment of books and games and Nintendo "Wii" for plenty of family fun.
There is an open doorway into the dining kitchen. This is a lovely entertaining room with a fully equipped kitchen including range cooker,family sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, Designed with entertaining in mind the positioning of the sink ensures that whoever is preparing the evening meal doesn't miss out on any interesting conversations. The dining room table comfortably seats 9 and two highchairs are available if required.
An attractive feature in the dining area is the original cold room which now houses a front loading washing machine and various cleaning materials, ironing board and iron.
Upon ascending the spiral staircase you will find three bedrooms. There is a master bedroom with double bed, a day bed, wardrobe and dressing table with hair dryer, also an en suite with toilet, sink and heated towel rail. A corner shower cubicle is also fitted. A nursing chair is provided as is a cot or Ikea occasional bed if required and with this bedroom being approximately 30m/sq there is plenty of room for both mother and baby to relax. (Perfect family room)
The other two bedrooms are generous in proportion, one of which has two single divans which can be made up as a double if required, whilst the other bedroom has two 3 foot wide single beds. Both rooms are large enough to take a cot or folding occasional beds should you need a room for 3 or 4 children?
The family bathroom has a full size bath with thermostatic shower over. The chrysanthemum shower head gives a lovely shower. A large heated towel rail and plenty of floor space enables parents to comfortably deal with bath times.
The beds are made up with good quality bedlinen and soft, fluffy towels will be waiting for you. Everything here for toddler and baby. (Including plug socket covers, stairgate, sterliser, baby listener, pram, baby bath and lots more!)
|Further details outdoors|
The way. “La Roseraie” joins with the main house ensures that the courtyard provides an idyllic suntrap however, if you prefer there is plenty of shade in the formal garden and into the orchard. There are at least three dining areas that are available for you to use.
Why not take advantage of our babysitting service (subject to availability) and treat yourself to a "Romantic dinner" out in Richelieu?
With lands in excess of an acre there is plenty of space for running around or finding a secluded spot for picnics or just reading your latest book. You may find the cats take an interest but don't worry they are very friendly & live around the open barn, which also provides ample private parking.
Bicycle hire is available should you require. We can arrange this for you locally at the time of booking, so you just need to pick them up after you arrive.
Amanda & Scott will meet you on arrival & show you around the accommodation. A complimentary welcome pack is provided to assist your settling in and includes all you need for a simple breakfast the following morning.
Services available include a shopping service, a welcome meal and babysitting. Although we cannot accept pets we can put you in touch with someone locally who may be able to look after your dog.
For those whose French is a little rusty we are happy to book restaurants, taxis and should the need arise we can also arrange doctors and dentists appointments and go with you to translate if necessary.
If you planning a little house hunting during your visit, please let us know. We can introduce you to several local, English speaking estate agents who can drop by during your stay and discuss your dreams & plans.
The Loire Valley region
Famous for its chateaux and vinyards, the region is perfect for your holiday. Stunning medival towns and villages, beautiful rivers and lively daily markets together with a tailor made cycle route through vineyards and alongside the rivers make it clear to see why the French refer to this area as "The Garden of France"
Built by Cardinal Richelieu in the 17th Century, Richelieu is a walled market town with large open park. It's possible to see a Chateau a day and still not see them all!!
“La Roseraie” provides an excellent base for your stay in the area, with Saumur, Chinon, Fontevraud, Tours and Poitiers between 15 minutes and 1 hours drive, plus Richelieu is only a 15 minute cycle ride or 40 minute walk through beautiful and quite country lanes (5 minutes by car)
Richelieu has a market on Mondays and Fridays throughout the year selling delicious seasonal produce and the 1000 acre park is free to enter and beautiful any time of the year. There are tennis courts adjoining the park. In July/August each year Richelieu Park is host to Horse Racing which is a favourite amongst visitors and locals. There are also various muscial concerts, events and Brocantes throughout the year.
Richelieu has a good supply of restaurants and cafes, to suit all tastes. There are two supermarkets both open on Sunday mornings throughout the summer.
Many of the farms sell their produce directly and these include, asparagus, melons, tomatoes, strawberries, honey and local cheese.
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31 Aug 2013
"Excellent holiday rental"
If you are reading this review and are thinking of renting this property I can highly recommend it. We stayed for 2 weeks earlier in August. We travelled with 2 children (6 and 2 yrs) and my wife'… More
18 Aug 2012
"Perfect Holiday for Family Group"
We have just returned from a two week stay at La Roseraie, and we have all thoroughly enjoyed it.
During the months leading to our holiday I emailed Amanda numerous times with queries and she always replied within 24 hours. The information given in the gite description is accurate. The largest bedroom is very suited to a young family because it can accommodate two child size beds as well as the double bed. The remaining two rooms were more simply furnished - my only criticism would be that the room that we had would have benefitted from a bedside table, lamp and a set of drawers. We also found that during our second week it was very warm and a fan would have helped cool us during the night. The free wifi was great and we appreciated the Sky TV to catch up with the Olympics! The kitchen was adequately equipped with plenty of space for eight people to eat inside or out. We couldn't have done without the dishwasher and washing machine!
The shopping service and the optional catering provided by Amanda was very helpful particularly on arrival after a long journey.
I especially appreciated the spacious courtyard, garden and orchard where we could play with the children or just read quietly. The surrounding roads are extremely quiet and we took advantage of this by using our bikes frequently. The swimming pool was a perfect size for a family group and we spent many hours playing together in it.
Our thanks go to Amanda and Scott for making such a special holiday possible.
31 Jul 2011
"A wonderful relaxing holiday"
From the moment we expressed an interest in the gite Amanda and Scott made everything incredibly easy. This was carried on until we reluctantly left the gite for the ferry. The shopping service was ve… More
Thank you very much for your kind words, we loved having you and try to make everybody's holiday special. Amanda & Scott
18 Jul 2011
"very relaxing and enjoyable"
We enjoyed our stay very much, Amanda and Scott did everything to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
The weather was excellent and the pool kept the kids amused too.
11 Jul 2011
"Like home, but better"
We had the most lovely stay with the Johnson family at La Roseraie. It was our first trip to the area and we enjoyed it immensely. The Johnsons made us feel like family from the minute we arrived. … More
Thank you for choosing us for your holiday, we are glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Amanda & Scott
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