1 Bedroom Gite @ La Grande Maison
Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated a few miles south of Saumur and the Loire valley between the market towns of Thouars and Loudun. . La Grande Maison is with in easy access to Puy du Fou, Futurescope and the famous wine regions of the Loire Valley.
All the accommodation is on the ground floor and has its own access. It has a Double bedroom, Dressing room, Bathroom, kitchen and Lounge/Diner all decorated in the classic French style with beautiful antiques including an ornate carved bed. Two extra single beds and a cot can be provided. The front of the Gite is covered with beautiful wisteria whilst a vine with delicious edible grapes grows just a few feet away.
The 1 Bedroom Gite at La Grand Maison is connected to La Grande Maison and has use of the three acre grounds which stretch down to the river Dive were you can relax, swim, paint, fish or bar b q. We have a games room where you can enjoy table tennis or pool and we have bar-b-q's available on the terrace or by the river.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 150 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 63 km, Nearest railway: Thouars 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 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|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Single Beds and a Cot can be added in the lounge to increase the number the Gite can sleep from 2 to 4 plus a baby.
Washing Machine and dryer available in the utility room of the main house available for a small fee.
|Further details outdoors|
You can make use of the three acre wooded grounds
You can swim in our river or there is a swimming lake near by that has water skiing and canoeing.
Next Door to the Gite is the games room with Table Tennis and a Pool Table.
The Gite has its own garden furniture that you can take any were in the grounds including the river bank, The Gite also has its own bar b q or you can make use of our outdoor kitchen and you have use of Sun loungers.
The Gite is self catering with its own kitchen but breakfast can be ordered in La Grande Maison dinning room for 9€ per person. Under 5s free
The Loire Valley region
The Loire valley was first made famous by the kings and nobility of France. Their presence can be seen in the magnificent Chateeax Abbeys and Churches. This World Heritage site has more than three hundred châteaux including Châteaux d'Amboise, Château de Chambord, Château d’Saumur, Château de Villandry and the breathtaking Chateau Chenonceau. Even Leonardo Da Vinci was drawn to their splendor. He lived at Chateau Clos Luce, now a museum to his genius.
This area is also known as the Garden of France after the many beautiful Orchards and Vineyards. You can enjoy a wine tour of this great region, either on a personal tour with one of our associated guides or independently using a pdf of all the vineyards and Caves of the Loire valley available, from our website.
La Grande Maison is situated in the wine appellations of Anjou and Thoursais and are within easy reach of the Saumur, Chinon, Saint-Nicholas de Bourgueil, Touraine, or the famous sparkeling Saumr Brut or Loire Crement.
If you are here in the Autumn why not take part in the Vendange. The Grape harvest is the busiest time of year for the Wine producers and they are always looking for a spare pair of hands.
Here is a link to a video of last years harvest at Terre Blanches. A vineyard in Oiron a short bike ride from the house
For family days out there are lots of theme parks in the area.
Parc du Futuroscope is a theme park like no other. Its based upon multimedia cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.
Puy du Fou Visitors go on journeys through time to enjoy lavish historical enactments: in one, a Viking longboat sails downriver to raid a village; in another, a jousting tournament turns into the storming of a medieval keep and another you are transported the the colosium in Rome. There are also breath-taking shows at night, as well as 25 restaurants and 50 hectares of countryside
Bioparc Zoo is set in ancient quarries, former lime kilns and cathedral-like caves, Bioparc Zoo is one of the finest in Europe. The zoo is part of the European Endangered species Programme. Animals are not captured or bought in. Instead, animals are exchanged between zoos. Breeding programs and scientific research, coupled with an adaptive approach to animal care and new developments in the design of enclosures, help to improve the well-being of the animals and contribute towards making zoos more like the animals' natural environment.
Park Terra Botanica is is the first theme park dedicated to the plant. The whole family is invited to live an extraordinary adventure ... It carries all ages in interactive adventures in 11 acres of gardens, pool areas and greenhouses, all punctuated with 40 attractions and activities for sensational discoveries.
The Loire Valley and Poitou-Charente benefits from 2,400 hours of sunshine a year. On average this is 750 hours more than the south of the UK. This makes it the second hottest and sunniest place in the country. Our region, located in the west of France is renowned for having one of the most pleasant climates, along with the French Riviera. Winters are really mild and thanks to the oceanic climate, summers are hot but not muggy!
La Grande Maison is situated between the market towns of Loudun and Thouars and a short drive from Saumur or Chinon.
Saumur is situated across the Loire. Half the town is on the south bank while the remainder is on an island. The town is very beautiful in particular the Chateau on the top of the hill looks out over the Loire river and is a great place to enjoy stunning views. Saumur is the home of the world famous Cadre Noir and the National Equestrian school.
A short way upstream are the troglodyte caves of the Loire Valley. Some are used as cellars and for wine production including Gratien & Meyer producers of the very refined sparkling wine of the region. You can enjoy a very interesting tour of there underground caves and then after enjoy a tasting. Ask for your free ticket when you stay at La Grande Maison. Others are where the Champigny mushrooms are grown and some are even churches, restaurants and houses. You can visit many off them. There are also boat trips on the Loire from here.
Carrying on up stream opposite Chateau Montsoreau the river is joined by the River Vienne a few miles up the Vienne you will find the historical town of Chinon. On the hill is the fortified chateau a resident of two Counts of Anjou who were also Kings of England, Hernry II and Richard the Lion Heart. There are many fine restaurants and bars in the medieval streets at the center of the town.
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13 Sep 2014
"Exceeded all expectations"
I stayed at this property with my wife and 2 boys (3 and 4 years) for one week out of a 3 week holiday in France. This week was the most enjoyable of our holiday. The property itself is stunning, and… More
25 Apr 2014
It felt like we were staying with long lost friends! Ben & Billie were so warm & welcoming, always on hand to answer questions or make suggestions. We had two beautifully prepared, delicious meals i… More
20 Aug 2013
"Gorgeous house, incredibly kind owners"
We had a wonderful week at La Grande Maison. Ben and Billie are wonderful hosts: we felt totally free to do our own thing but enjoyed having a drink with them most evenings and were very grateful for … More
3 Oct 2012
"Beautiful place, excellent hosts a real slice of rural France."
Our friends had booked ahead of us and we weren't sure of getting a place ourselves but the hosts managed to find space for us. The grounds, buildings, breakfast, people were all exceptional and … More
23 Sep 2012
Secluded position in quiet hamlet within easy reach of the chateaux of the Loire. Beautiful trees, ducks, chickens, kittens and great outdoor life. Comfortable gite tastefully furnished with antiques, immaculate white linen and towels and goose down duvets. Best of all, the wonderful hospitality of the owners. What a gem of a place!
2 Sep 2012
"Wonderful grand old French house & gardens"
Ben was a fabulous host and we truly had a wonderful 3 night stay in the 1 bed gite at La Grande Maison! We loved the games room with pool and table tennis, the kittens, chickens, ducks & geese roaming free, the outside space with bikes to borrow, the small pool and river at the bottom of the garden and the homely feel, created by Ben and his family. Further renovations are planned, to include a ballroom and orangery dining room, which will make this place a wonderful wedding or house party venue. We hope to go back and will definitely recommend this accommdation to people travelling in France.
10 Aug 2012
"Great place, Great hospitality, Great holiday!"
A beautiful grand house with B&B and adjacent Gites for rent. I recommend the wine tasting trip and relaxing by the river at the end of the huge garden. A warm welcome and family friendly atmosphere, … More
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