About the home
Traditional tuffeau-stone farmhouse with 12 x 6 meter heated swimming pool & fenced garden with panoramic views to the west. All bedrooms en-suite. Only 7 miles from Saumur yet situated in a calm rural location. Good cycling and walking area with quiet country lanes and national forest only 500 metres away. Riverside water parks with beaches are within easy reach. Nearby town 1 mile away with small supermarket, bakers, butcher, bars, hairdressers, restaurant, garage etc. Set in the heart of the Loire valley wine appellations of Bourgeuil, Chinon, Champigny & Saumur. www.voletsrouges.com Paypal
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Riverside beach in Saumur, 12km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
La Grange is a 18th century cottage recently refurbished to a very high standard. It is completely separate and has its own private access. Downstairs: Fully equipped kitchen with lovely westerly views over its own exclusive enclosed private garden and patio area. Dining area overlooks the pool in the sheltered courtyard. Open plan salon with seating for 6, satellite TV & DVD player has French doors leading to the garden and terrace. There is WIFI throughout the gite. The ground floor bedroom & shower-room have been designed to be wheelchair friendly (please see our web-site for exact details). Upstairs: 2 en-suite twin bedrooms-one with bath, one with shower.
Further details outdoors:
The sheltered 12 x 6 meter heated pool is situated in the walled courtyard and provides the perfect place to take a languid dip. It is the ideal spot to catch up with holiday reading, bask in the sun or nod off on the comfortable sunbeds provided.
There is fun for all the family in our games room which has table tennis & table football. The games room leads out to 2.5 hectares of grounds. Here we have a communal seating area where you can sit, glass of wine in hand, and watch the stunning sunsets. A large section of the land has been set aside for general recreation - Football, boules & croquet can all be played here. For the little ones there are swings, a seesaw and a slide they can play on. A selection of bikes is available for guests to borrow for small trips into town for a loaf, perhaps, or for longer trips around the quiet lanes in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Please note that as well as providing all bed and table linen we also supply swimming towels.
Pool open from May to September.
Strictly no smoking except on the terrace.
Please enquire if you would like to bring your pet.
Long stay discount of £40 apply to each week after the first
B & B 70€ for two people sharing, bed only 55€ for 2 people sharing
Long term lets please enquire
Booking deposit £150
Damage deposit £200
The Loire Valley / Maine-et-Loire region
The Loire area derives much of its fame from the large number of historically interesting buildings and towns that exist in the area.
For hundreds of years it was the region where the French aristocracy would come to relax and replenish energy reserves depleted by constant warring with the English.
The Loire area has extensive forests that provided the nobility with excellent hunting. To guarantee their comfort while in the area, they constructed opulent chateaux many of which are still standing and can be visited today.
The river itself has now been designated a world heritage site - a testament to the importance placed on the conservation of the wetland habitat which borders the longest river in France.
The Saumur / Allonnes area
Saumur is an ancient, bustling market town, full of historic and elegant townhouses. It straddles a strategic and beautiful stretch of the River Loire. The Chateau de Saumur, the local wines, the sandy banks of the river, the equestrian traditions and historical sites, all the threads that typify the Loire region seem to be gathered together in Saumur. For those that find the town centre a little too comfortable, there are many trogolodite caves and dwellings to contemplate nearby.
There are many activities which can be enjoyed in the area. For those who enjoy cycling there is a huge network of cycle paths. These lead you down leafy country tracks or small roads and provide another way to enjoy the magnifent local countryside. There are many marked walks that can be enjoyed in the local forests. Nearby is an equestrian centre where horse-riding can be enjoyed. For those who like golf there is a 12 hole golf course just the other side of Saumur in a pretty town called St Hilaire de Florent. This is also the site of the famous Gratien Meyer sparkling wine and a wine tasting here could replace the normal 25th hole! In both Saumur & Bourgeuil there are riverside water parks set alongside the Loire where you can swim or hire dingys or canoes.
La Grange & La Forge lie at the heart of the famous Chinon, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Bourgueil and Saumur Champigny wine growing areas which are all within easy reach. Wine tastings are readily arranged on request.
In the immediate vicinity of La Grange, on the outskirts of Allonnes, lies the renowned Parc de Maupassant which boasts fine walks and a fine selection of gardens including a magnificent rose garden and a world famous peony collection. In neighbouring Brain sur Allonnes there is a medieval botanical garden with borders that feature over 600 varieties of medicinal and gastronomic plants and herbs. Throughout history these have been used for a variety of purposes including poisoning, very occasional healing and fairly frequent forays into witchcraft. Also in Brain are located world-famous caves where aspiring artists daubed in paleolithic times.
Allonnes (only 1.5 kms away) has a range of small shops including bread shops, a butcher, traiteur and, most importantly, a supermarket that is even open on Sunday mornings! It also has a garage, banks, hairdressers, & bars.
How to get there
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Fly Ryanair to Tours (87 Km from La Ferme) or to Poitiers (94 kms from La Ferme).
Take the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen we are just 3.5 hours South of Caen.
Get onboard the Eurostar to Paris and then to Saumur.
Other French ports include Calais, St Malo, Le Havre, Dieppe & Roscoff.
Other airports include Angers, Rennes & Nantes.
Activities near Saumur
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
17 Apr 2013
The owners of the gite were very friendly and helpful. The booking process and general information was prompt and efficient. The well-equipped gite itself was in a pleasant, calm setting and... more
25 Aug 2012
What a lovely place to stay and the accommodation first class. Judy and Mark were great hosts and very helpful. So relaxing and enjoyable, just what we all needed. Near to many interesting towns etc so good location too.
26 Apr 2012
Although we didn't escape the British weather, our spring holidayu in the Loire valley was made more pleasurable by the quality of this gite. Although part of a small complex, we were totally... more
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|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Night|
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|12 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||£ 1190||-||-||1 Night|
|30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Night|
|27 Sep 14||20 Dec 14||£ 690||-||-||1 Night|
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