|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 1 - Sat 29 Jun 2013||£495.00 / week|
About the home
L'Ecurie is set in magnificent woodland and offers an immaculately presented house able to comfortably sleep up to seven people. Having been lovingly renovated, this old cottage retains many of its original features and is beautifully furnished to provide comfortable accommodation. Located in peaceful surroundings being situated on the edge of the Forest de Monnaie, 20 minutes from the Chateau Town of Saumur, L'Ecurie at Maison Rouge is situated in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley. The house is available to be booked on its own, or taken with La Maison Rouge to provide ideal accommodation for two families or groups of 12-14 people.
Entrance to L'Ecurie at Maison Rouge is from a side door which takes you into the kitchen/dining area, which is well equipped with a fridge/freezer, oven with hob, microwave and dishwasher. A washing machine, further fridge/freezer and iron/ironing board are located in the laundry room at the rear of the adjoining barn.
Outside there is a large table and chairs and private terraced area with a BBQ. L'Ecurie also benefits from the use of the shared pool which also has a large sun terrace area, and the communal gardens which lead onto the wonderful woodland beyond. The swimming pool has a good size terrace and sun garden and is equipped with a safety alarm, and decorative fencing provides extra peace of mind.
Bikes are available for use by guests at both L'Ecurie and La Maison Rouge, as are outdoor games including boules and table tennis.
Back in the house, the sitting room features a wood burning stove, UK Satellite TV/DVD, CD player, and a range of books and games. Patio doors lead out to the gravelled area to the front of the house.
Off the sitting room is a spacious twin bedded room and also a separate shower room/WC.
A stair case leads upstairs where there is a large master bedroom with double bed and ample dressing area. There is also a single day bed for an additional guest. The second double bedroom is also located upstairs together with the main bathroom which features a bath with shower over, and WC.
L'Ecurie is very child friendly, and a stair gate, a high chair, and a travel cot are available, and a baby bath and potty can be provided on request.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 7, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
L'Ecurie is located in a wonderful peaceful, natural, woodland setting. It has a large lawned garden area which is bordered by the Foret de Monnaie.
Outside there is a private terrace area with a large al fresco dining table with BBQ and shaded areas.
There is a trampoline and a large games barn which includes table tennis, table football, darts and there are bikes available for guests use.
Typically change over days are Saturdays. During off-peak periods this can be flexible and we also offer short term breaks. Prices on request.
The Loire Valley / Maine-et-Loire region
The Loire Valley is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. It is also noteworthy for the quality of it's architectural heritage, in it's historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Orleans, Saumur and Tours, but in particular for it's world famous castles, such as the Chateaux d'Amboise, Chateaux de Villandry and Chenonceau.
The rich and cultural landscape of the Loire Valley is an outstanding area of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages and more than 300 chateaux and castles dating back to the early 1100's - the most glorious of which were homes to the Kings, Queens and nobility of France. Many of the smaller chateaux are now hotels or private houses, while others have become international tourist attractions. Among the most notable are Chenonceaux, the famous Chateau straddling the River Cher about 1 hour from Tours; Amboise, the beautiful chateau built by Charles VIII in the 15th Century which has magnificent views over the River Loire; Chinon, which dominates the town, is now ruined but provides a fascinating history back to the days of Jeanne D'Arc; Azay-le-Rideau has a pretty chateau that straddles the river Indre just south of Tours; and Usse, the fairy-tale chateau west of Tours, which is said to be the home of Sleeping Beauty! Nearer to our properties in the region of Maine et Loire are the chateaux of Saumur and Le Lude which provide a great insight into life during these periods.
As well as the magnificent chateaux, the Loire Valley boasts some of the finest landscaped gardens in Europe. In fact, so lush is the Loire that this rural part of France provides a feast for the eyes - whether the manicured gardens of its famous chateaux or the vast expanse of vineyards, forests and open countryside that make the region a joy for drivers, cyclists and walkers.
The Loire Valley enjoys long hot summers (often reaching over 30 degrees c.). Yet with cooler days and a fair rain fall, it has an enviable climate which enables the region to adorn vineyards that stretch from Sancerre to the Atlantic. The Tours region, Anjou, the Saumur region and the Nantes region are the main grape growing areas. The tourist route around the vineyards of the Loire valley leads wine lovers and beginners alike from cellars to vineyards, and from visits to imposing castles and abbeys to cave dwellings. Close to our properties are the St. Nicholas de Bourgueil and Bourgueil appellations and a little further to Chinon and Saumur - all of which are well worth a visit. But be advised - you are expected to buy at least a couple of bottles of wine!
In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, to its prestigious list of World Heritage Sites. In choosing this area that includes the French departments of Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, and Maine-et-Loire, the committee said that the Loire Valley is:
"… an exceptional cultural landscape, of great beauty, comprised of historic cities and villages, great architectural monuments - the Châteaux - and lands that have been cultivated and shaped by centuries of interaction between local populations and their physical environment, in particular the Loire itself."
The area of France known as The Loire is itself split in two - being Central Loire, and the Loire Valley of Pays de la Loire. The properties offered by French Holiday Gites are located in Maine et Loire, a region that is situated almost in the middle of Central and Pays de la Loire - making it accessible to much of the Loire's world renowned attractions and heavenly beauty spots.
The Saumur / St Philbert du Peuple area
Maison Rouge and L'Ecurie are about 20 minutes from the historic chateaux town of Saumur which sits on the banks of the River Loire.
Angers and Tours are also close by, as our lots of traditional French villages which line the River Loire.
Dining, shopping, Kayaking, and some of France's most highly acclaimed golf courses are all within easy reach.
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Activities near Saumur
Golf within 30 mins drive
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|Prices for group size 7|
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|Early Autumn||31 Aug 12||22 Sep 12||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Autumn||22 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Autumn||29 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|October Half Term||27 Oct 12||2 Nov 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas week||22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year week||29 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter break||28 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||6 Apr 13||13 Apr 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Early May||4 May 13||18 May 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid May||18 May 13||25 May 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|May half term||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Early June||1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid June||15 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Late June||29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|Early July||6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid July||13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1095||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1195||-||-||1 Week|
|Early September||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn||7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 1 - Sat 29 Jun 2013||£495.00 / week|
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