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SOLEIL's beautifully renovated Lounge

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 197 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Soleil - Les Fleurs- self catering in the Loire, sleeps 6 plus 2 children plus baby. Two en-suite rooms plus further bathroom, UK T.V. WiFi available

Surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers, yet only 4 minutes from the market town of Doue la Fontaine and 15 minutes from historic Saumur. Walk out of the gates and there are fabulous walks and cycle routes, all around you. Evening meals available on selected evenings Cycles available..

Soleil's patio is private and has a stone BBQ, tables and chairs. Flowering tubs, laurel and olive trees. There is a heated swimming pool with sun loungers, children's paddling pool and play area. We are ideal for families, couples and friends!!

In the heart of the Loire Valley wine route,so lots of vineyards to visit, we have recommended wine visits, also ideal for visiting the many Châteaux, historic villages, towns and lots to do and see for all ages. Within easy reach of many of the low cost airlines,.

Ask about our free to loan baby equipment, all you need is your baby!!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Baule 197 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours, Poiters 98 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 17 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
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, 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 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Soleil sleeps 6 adults and two children plus cot. WiFi available. A great deal of care and attention was given when renovating this spacious barn, we have exposed magnificent beams and the original wine press and stone flagged floor in the kitchen.

The semi-circular kitchen is fully fitted with all mod cons including a double oven and 8 burner hob. We have also retained the original wine press and stone flagged floor .where the footprints of former wine makers, of these superb Loire Valley wines, can still be seen.

The spacious lounge is extremely comfortable and attractively furnished, in addition having UK satellite t.v. video, dvd and hifi equipment. There are also books and games for all ages.

Beautifully decorated dining area has French doors.The fully fitted kitchen with original wine press, is fitted with everything you need including an 8 burner 2 oven fabulous cooker. Three double bedrooms, one of which is a family room with double bed and bunk beds, two of the rooms are en-suite and the third bathroom is next to the third double room. All of the bedrooms have double beds with sprung mattresses. Views of the vineyard from the family bedroom are lovely.

From the vestibule there is a cloakroom and French doors leading to your private patio, with table, chairs, stone built BBQ, flowering tubs, olive and laurel trees. When building the staircase, we used reclaimed oak beams and quarry tiles which we found buried!! We have endeavored to retain the charm and character of this old wine making barn, The original beams throughout lend to the history and charm of Soleil. We hope to make your holiday with us as comfortable as possible.

A No smoking and no pets policy applies. We achieve a child friendly and baby friendly environment. Ask for further details about our 'traveling with tots and toddlers'. Evening meals are available on selected evenings. Cycles available

Cot, highchair, pushchair and other baby and toddler equipment is available free of charge

Further details outdoors

The heated swimming pool, paddling pool, children's play area, sun loungers, tables and chairs are in the lovely sunny garden with magnificent views over the vineyard. We have lots of fruit which guests are welcome to pick and eat, all lovely when picked and eaten warm from the sunshine!! Swing ball, for 'children' of all ages!! Children's play area with swings, climbing rope, toddlers slide and toddlers seesaw and trikes,

Cycles available for adults.

Further details

We live on site so are on hand for advice and directions. 4 course evening meals available on selected evenings.,.

Our wine caves are stocked with excellent Loire wines for sale at competitive prices.

The Loire Valley region

Known as the Garden of France this area is glorious.

It is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular for its world-famous châteaux, such as Amboise, Chambord, Villandry and Chenonceau and more particularly its many cultural monuments, which illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance.

On December 2, 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, to its list of World Heritage Sites

Warm summers and balmy evenings are an apt description of the weather in the Loire. Mild spring weather brings out the buds on the trees and spring flowering bulbs much earlier than in the UK. Autumn is glorious with evenings often still warm enough to BBQ.


There are numerous attractions in the area, apart from the many Chateaux, the zoo at Doue la Fontaine, just 4 minutes away, is world famous for its conservation policy.

The world renowned Cadre Noir is based in Samur and apart from its frequent shows, there are weekly demonstrations that are open to the public For the more adventurous Puy du Fou, Futurscope and several adventure parks are all within easy driving distance.

The rose garden in Doue la Fontaine has hundreds of astounding roses on display and makes for a wonderful day out wandering around the rose gardens enjoying the scents and visions of these fabulous roses

Local villages hold events throughout the year and frequent wine festivals and open days at vinter make this an ideal area to visit.

Golf, horse riding, tennis, water sports, go karting, bird watching, cycling and walking are all easily available.

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3 Mar 2014


"Wonderful cottage; Marvellous area"

We stayed in the area to visit Chateaux and taste the Loire wines. And we were not disappointed. Everything we could have needed in the cottage was there, the chateaux were tremendous and the wines of… More

8 Feb 2014


"What a fantastic gite, we've booked again already"

We have travelled all over France staying in gites and we must say that SOLEIL is the best we have ever stayed in. The gite has been furnished to a very high standard. Situated about 8 minutes from th… More

1 Sep 2011


"Lovely place, lovely hosts"

Picked as the first week for our honeymoon. We stayed in the largest of the gites. I have learned through experience that pictures very often do not show the reality, this was true here, fortunately f… More

5 Aug 2011


"Lovely restoration with attentive service"

Beautifully converted into a 3-bed gite. Spacious downstairs and very well equipped kitchen. Jon & Sue live on site and are very helpful with any queries. They hold stocks of terrific local wines and … More

3 Jul 2011


"we will recommend this to friends"

a charming comfortable well equipped gite set in a pretty garden _sue and jon were very helpful

Review 1-5 of 5

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:25 Oct 2014

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