Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated in beautiful countryside within easy reach of medieval towns and villages, chateaux and vineyards.
This gite consists of four large, air-conditioned double bedrooms with beams, two having double beds, one of which is en-suite, and two with twin beds. There is also a large family bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom.
The living area comprises a spacious open plan lounge/dining room and fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer.
Double doors open out onto a private patio overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside.
There are a heated 10m x 5m swimming pool, games room with a full size slate-bedded pool table and dart board, a large garden and car park which are shared with our other gite, Le Grenier.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 220 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 70 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 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
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
There is a heated towel rail in both the family bathroom and en-suite.
The air conditioning in all the bedrooms is reversible for both hot and cold.
The gite sleeps 8 but can accommodate 2 cots as well.
|Further details outdoors|
Patio table & 8 chairs provided.
There is adequate parking for up to 5 vehicles in the car park within the walled area of the property.
The lawns are large enough for badminton nets to be erected (not provided).
There is a set of boules available.
There are four bicycles of various sizes available for use off the property (safety helmets etc are not provided).
Normally, bookings are only taken for Saturday to Saturday.
Please bring your own towels for use by the pool.
It is a policy that all males wear 'speedo'-type trunks in the pool. Cut-off jeans and baggy shorts cannot be allowed due to annual, regional water shortages.
Electricity is included in rental costs.
Welcome pack including tea, coffee, sugar and wine is provided.
Whilst there is no smoking allowed in the properties or games room, ashtrays are provided for external use.
The Loire Valley region
Often called the 'Garden of France' the Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than 1000 chateaux. It has many medieval towns and villages steeped in history and a lot to offer visitors and it's gentle pace of life is a step back through history.
The stretch of the Loire from Chinon to Angers, which passes through Saumur, is particularly lovely. Of great interest are the Troglodyte dwellings carved out of the cliffs.
• Saumur – 25 minutes: a beautiful town with cafes, restaurants, shops, boat trips along the Loire.
• Chinon – 35 minutes: fabulous medieval streets with half-timbered houses overlooked by it’s superb fortress. A large brocante is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month along the banks of the River Vienne.
• Tours – 1 hour: the largest city in the Loire valley it has a famous medieval district and a beautiful 12th Century cathedral.
• Montsoreau – 15 minutes: on a quiet stretch of the river near the confluence of the Loire and Vienne, it is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France with attractions including the old troglodyte village and a brocante market on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
• Candes Saint Martin – 20 minutes: another beautiful village renowned for the 12th century chapel Saint Martin with many statues decorating it’s facade and the stained glass windows tracing the story of the relics of Saint Martin. Don’t miss the walk along the Chemin du Panorama to the viewpoint above the village overlooking a particularly beautiful stretch of the River Loire.
• Langeais – 45 minutes: On its own this chateau would merit 5 stars and is almost fully furnished and in such a style as to recall some of the better National Trust properties in the UK.
• Brocantes: Montreuil Bellay 1st Sunday of each month, Montsoreau 2nd Sunday, Chinon 3rd Sunday, Saumur 4th Sunday, Azay le Rideau 5th Sunday
• Markets: Saumur every Saturday, Thouars every Friday
• Vineyards: Tasting and purchase of the superb local Saumur wines – there are 13 vineyards within 5km plus many more
• Chateaux: Montreuil Bellay, Breze, Ternay, Langeais, Villandry, Usse, Azay le Rideau, Chenonceau, Blois, Amboise plus Fontevraud Abbey.
• Zoos: Doue la Fontaine and La Fleche
• Adventure: Puy du Fou, Parc des Vallees, Saint-Benoit Aventure
• Shopping: Saumur, Angers, Tours, Poitiers
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9 Sep 2014
We stayed here beginning of Sept 14 for a week with our 23 year old son. We couldn't have picked a nicer place! Lovely views of the countryside and all we could here was the odd tractor going pas… More
5 Jul 2014
"A beautiful retreat with every convenience"
We had a lovely week in June with 2 young children and their grandparents. The weather was perfect so we were in the heated pool every day. The house was in perfect condition with every mod con - UK T… More
5 Aug 2013
La Maison d'hibou est très spacieuse, jolie, moderne et pittoresque. Elle a été reconstruite entièrement en 2009 à partir d'une ancienne grange. Tout est de bon goût.Nous avons particu… More
4 Sep 2012
"A fantastic holiday in a beautiful gite"
The gites are in a beautful & peaceful location. They have the added benefit of air conditioning and are very well equipped. It was great to have a heated pool (not always the case at previous gites… More
21 May 2012
"Rural relaxation - great accommodation, scenic location, family friendly"
We had a lovely time at Maison D'Hibou. As a mixed party of two seniors, two thirtysomethings and kids aged 2, 4, and 5, there was something for everyone. We had plenty of space in the lovely ai… More
23 Nov 2011
"perfect, beautiful place,quiet and relaxing."
we travelled as a family with 3 children and grandparents,The gite is spotless, and very well equipped with helpful hosts. A peaceful location to enjoy the beautiful heated pool.We found plenty to do… More
17 Nov 2011
"Well presented accommodation in a quiet, rural setting"
A warm welcome is given by your hosts who converted this property themselves and have included welcome extras such as bedroom cooling and a heated swimming pool. The living and bedroom spaces are good… More
15 Nov 2011
"Relaxing yet fun"
We traveled through France in a minibus, to finally arrive at a spacious, clean Gite with a pool, games room, internet and very beautiful countryside all around. We had all mod cons including, tv and … More
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