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Le Grenier

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

View of the gites from the garden

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 220 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Situated in beautiful countryside within easy reach of medieval towns and villages, chateaux and vineyards.

Approximately 600 years old, this renovated barn has a vaulted ceiling with original beams and has been sympathetically converted to retain as much character as possible whilst adding the comfort of modern living. It consists of two air conditioned double bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds. There is a family bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. The living area comprises of a spacious open-plan lounge/dining room and fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker, washer/dryer and microwave. The front door leads out onto a private patio area with views across the courtyard, garden and surrounding countryside.

The accommodation is all on one level and is accessible to wheelchair users with all the doorways being wider than normal.

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, Maison d'Hibou.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 220 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
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

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

There is a heated towel rail in the family bathroom.

The air conditioning in both of the bedrooms is reversible for both hot and cold.

The gite sleeps 4 but can accommodate 1 cot as well.

Further details outdoors

Patio table & 4 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).

Further details

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.

About this location

The Pays de la Loire 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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Review 1-5 of 5

15 Aug 2013


"perfect place to stay!"

We (family of four; kids aged 11 and 14) stayed at Le Grenier for a week in August 2013 and it was perfect. The gite is very roomy and spotlessly clean. The pool is a good size and nice and warm. Near… More

3 Aug 2013


"Beautiful, tranquil home away from home - a must visit!"

Andy and Lorraine have the most beautiful gite we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The gardens and pool were perfect to relax in the sunshine after a day of local site seeing. The care and at… More

6 Aug 2012


"Le Grenier, Excellent in All Aspects"

Andy and Lorraine at Le Grenier helped to make this a great holiday with their friendlyness and helpfulness. The gite is excellent and well equiped, the pool is fantastic with all the amenities you co… More

10 Jul 2012


"Had a great time"

This was my first time in Loire; my wife, 1 year old son, mother and father inlaws and I drove down after spending a night in Dieppe. We were blown away when we arrived by just how nice the property … More

20 Nov 2011


"Fantastic, relaxing and friendly"

On arrival our first impressions were WOW! we couldn't believe that we had managed to book such an impressive gite, the character, the location and facilities were all fantastic, including the he… More

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Calendar last updated:19 Jan 2015

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