Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set within a relaxed rural environment yet only 3-4 minutes drive ,or a pleasant 20 minute walk, to the nearest town which has 3 bars one with a restaurant. There is also a boulangerie, computer shop, hairdressers, florist and a GP surgery within the village.
Recently refurbished to a high standard this self-contained dwelling adjoins the owners own farm house and can comfortably sleep 4-6 people. La Cour de Pierres is laid out over 2 floors of a tower which gives a dual aspect over the courtyard on one side and rolling fields and woodland on the other.
On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen and lounge diner. The shower room is also on the ground floor. The lounge has English satellite TV, DVD and access to wireless internet.The kitchen has a range of units and ample work-surfaces with fridge with freezer compartment, gas cooker and microwave.
On the first floor there are 2 spacious bedrooms each with a lounge area. Bedroom 1 is a family room and has a french style double bed, a single bed plus a sofa bed and can accommodate up to 5 people. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, built in wardrobes plus a sofa for relaxing and winding down.
Pierres has a pleasant private garden area with garden furniture, and a barbecue for our guests. The farmhouse is set in 1.8 hectares of farmland adjacent to apple orchards, ideal for those who enjoy walking and cycling with forests and open countryside close by.
Chickens provide fresh eggs for purchase if visitors wish. The dogs provide a friendly welcome and the horses add to the view. Throughout spring and summer many birds can be located in and around the property and during the night the resident owl adds it's voice to the gentle nocturnal sounds of the countryside.
There is open air swimming, 10 minutes by car at the nearby lake in Rille as well as a mini beach. There are indoor pools to be found in Saumur.
The property is ideally situated for those wishing to enjoy the 'degustation de vin', sample the local wines from the nearby vineyards of Bourgueil and Saumur along the wine trail or visit the chateaux of Saumur, Amboise, Villandry and many more.
For those wanting a little more action there are many organised attractions nearby including canoeing down the Loire, horse riding, Terra Botanica, Zoos and the Troglodyte caves.
La Cour de Pierres offers the warm, friendly atmosphere of informal farmhouse living where proprietors, Tony and Gillian Stone are available to give helpful advice on local amenities and attractions.
Well behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement of the owners.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||250 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tour 50 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The gite is light and airy and provides good accommodation at a reasonable cost.
All linen and towels are provided for the gite and are of good quality. For guests staying more than 1 week clean linen and towels provided at mid stay.
A cot available for use in the gite with a mattress and mattress protector however linen for the cot is not provided.
A stair gate is available on request.
As well as the seating area in the lounge there is also seating in both bedrooms, although if guests chose to make use of the sofa bed in bedroom 1 then this takes out the seating in that room
There is no washing machine in the gite but arrangements can be made with the gite owner to wash laundry for a small fee to be paid locally.
|Further details outdoors||
A good size garden area with BBQ and seating plus parasol is set aside for guests.
Guests are also invited to meet the animals if they so wish. Come say hello to the horses and feed the chickens. ( at the discretion of the owner.)
The property must be cleaned thoroughly before departure, if not then a 80 euro deduction will be made from the damage deposit.
No heating provided from May onwards but if required, a small charge will be payable
If you wish to bring your dog this is possible but you must have the owners prior agreement.
All pets must be well behaved and kept under control at all times.
The Loire Valley region
Discover the best that the beautiful french countryside has to offer. Take your holiday at the pace that suits you best with fantastic range of activities to chose from.
Visit the nearby towns of Chinon, Saumur, Tours, Angers and Amboise to see the chateaux. Fontevraud is home to the beautiful and historic Abbey that traces closely the linked history of France and England. For the young at heart and a fun family day out visit Futurescope, or Puy de Feu the mediavel theme park close to Cholet.
Discover the local vignobles by following one of the many wine trails that are signposted throughout the area. Most of the local domanaines have an open door policy and happlily welcome you in to taste their winesat no charge and sell the wines direct to the customer at good prices.
For a quieter time the area is ideal for walking, cycling or fishing as well as having plenty of horse riding centres that offer a range of opportunities suitable for all. Explore the Loire by canoe and test your fitness by canoing down from Chinon to Saumur or try a less strenuous half route from Candis St Martin. Alternaively you can spend the day relaxing at one of the many lakes and enjoy a swim.
Very close to the small market towns of Bauge, Noyant and Vernantes and the larger Market town of Saumur is only 20 minutes away. Saumur has a large Saturday market where fish, local produce and artisanal goods can all be purchased. There is also a small market on Wednesdays on the island in the middle of town.
Local markets are available throughout the week in one of the dfferent towns where local cheeses, meat, vegetables and wines are all available for purchase. Tours has a spectacular market located in araes across the town centre and is well worth a visit.
The museum of Jules Debois, famous french sculpture is just 5 mins drive away.
The village of Vernoil is just a 5 minute drive or 20 minutes walk through the the apple orchards and in the village you can find the boulangerie, 2 bars plus a bar/restuarant which serves meals daily. There is also a supermarket where you can stock up on all of the essentials.
In Parcay les Pins (5 minutes drive) there is a bar restaurant, boulangerie and mini supermarket along with the museum.