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La Maison Tournesol - Old farmhouse 1.5 Km from St Martin de la Place near Saumur

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

La Maison Tournesol - Gite to rent in St Martin de la Place, near Saumur, Loire Valley, France.

Our charming old farmhouse is situated around 1.5km from the village of St Martin de la Place which lies on the banks of the River Loire. The gite is in a secluded location but unlike many similar properties, not remote from towns and amenities. The delightful small town of Longué is around 5 minutes away, with the lovely town of Saumur with its distinctive chateau only 10 minutes drive.

The house sleeps 6-8 people in 3 bedrooms. One double bedroom with king size bed is on the ground floor, with the family bathroom and a separate WC. One the first floor, there is a further double with king size bed and ensuite bath/shower room with WC, and a family room with one king size bed and two single beds. There is a separate WC on the first floor landing. The large living room room boasts a large wood burning stove, to snuggle up infront of in our large comfortable leather settees. The spacious kitchen has a table and chairs to seat 8 people, and boasts hob, oven, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. A tumble drier is located in the utility room just off the kitchen, which is where you'll find four bikes, for those leisurely days out exploring the area in the sun.

The sunny climate can be enjoyed in the garden (around one acre) with a wide variety of fruit trees. The terrace to the front of the house provides a tranquil area for outdoor living with a table and chairs for 8, recliners, parasols and barbeque.

Inside the house you'll find comfortable accomodation for up to eight people. Comfortable beds, UK television via Freesat with PVR, music systems and a PC with broadband wi-fi to enable you to plan those days out or just let the kids play their games. Towels and bed linen are provided and are included in the rental price.

Rentals are for full weeks Saturday to Saturday. Please contact David and Stephanie or email using the contact form below.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
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
Access Parking

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10 Sep 2014

4/5

"Great House"

Spent a lovely week here with friends. Well equipped, large house with fantastic grounds for children to play in. A great place to explore the beautiful Loire Valley from, or simply to relax in the garden.

8 Sep 2014

5/5

"rustic charm, secluded gardens, peaceful, sooooooo relaxing, oh and a perfect location to expolre the rest of the Loire!"

Holidaying with my husband, daughter (student) and sister-in-law with 2 teenage daughters, this was the perfect getaway for us! Waking the first morning to rain, there were plenty of games to amuse and Wi-Fi connection for FB addicts who may spontaneously combust without it! There's TV (if you really must!) and all those mod cons we've come to take for granted. The washer was a Godsend and was well used as my daughter met us in Saumur at the end of her inter-railing adventure, presenting us with dirty washing on her arrival!
This home is sooooooo relaxing. From the moment you drive into it's secluded garden with long driveway, you see that lovely old farmhouse, charming, idyllic and faithfully restored and don't ever want to leave! Close the gates to all the stresses and strains of modern living and be transformed to a bygone era (or was that just me?!) Even the garden is delightful with an impressive variety of fruit trees which you can help yourself to! But when you do need to stock up Super U is minutes away.
We promised ourselves this would be a restful holiday and despite running around like mad things some of the time ( arriving back from Son et Lumiere in Amboise at 2am!) it really was relaxing. We took advantage of the garden with all it's lovely furniture in the mornings to chill out and toured in the afternoons, returning to dinner al fresco every night and our oasis of calm. Go away world!
LOVED the bikes (4 of them) which were ideal for all the family and cycling is something we hardly ever do at home so it was wonderful to cycle up to the edge of the Loire at night and take in the scenery.
10 minutes from Saumur with lots of lovely shops to explore and half an hour to Angers with my favourite Galeries Lafayette and us girls were very happy!
Lovely home, lovely holiday, we'll certainly be back!

7 May 2013

4/5

"A Beautiful Property & Quiet Location"

This is a beautiful property completely detached with gates to the drive way so very secure for a young family. Lots of garden surrounding the house with ample trees and bushes, we actually played hide and seek in the garden with the children! Patio furniture in abundance with 3 sun umbrellas, this garden would be fantastic in the summer, unfortunately for us we travelled at the beginning of April and the weather was only slightly warmer than the UK though still managed to sit in the garden twice. House is very spacious and extremely well equipped, extra special touch was a welcoming bottles of wine. Would love to return again one day. Should you be unlucky with the weather, the wood burner is great for any cold evenings!

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