Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The gite is in the grounds of our holiday home. The area around is fairly flat and makes for lovely walking or cycling and in the barn there are some old bicycles for guests to use.
Positioned midway between Tours and Angers this makes an excellent base for sight-seeing in the area or for house hunting.
The property is situated about 2 miles from the town of Vernantes that has an excellent restaurant, 2 bakeries, butcher and a small grocery. A mile further is a supermarket that also sells fuel. This is now open on Sunday mornings up to 12.30. Opposite our house is a farm with a small farm shop which opens on Fridays and by appointment the rest of the week. The lovely town of Saumur on the Loire River is about 12 miles south of us and that has a train station from which you can take a TGV to Paris.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The gite has one bedroom, shower room and an open plan kitchen/living/dining room with a sofa bed. There is a little television that plays videos and there is a small selection there, also CD player, books & games. The kitchen has fridge, full oven, hob and microwave. There is a utility room adjoining with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board. The gite is heated by electric wall heaters which keep it very cosy. A travel cot is available if required.
Unfortunately, there is no Internet access at the property although there are Internet cafés locally.
|Further details outdoors|
Our 'garden' is about three quarters of an acre and there are tables and chairs, some large trees for shade and a large courtyard for parking.
There are 2 cats at our house and a neighbour pops in every day to feed them
I am happy to arrange long lets and have previously had tenants who stayed for months while house-hunting and were very comfortable. Also others who just wanted a few days while they sorted out paperwork for their purchase.
As ferries etc. are cheaper mid-week I do not stipulate Saturday to Saturday but am happy to fit in around visitors' needs.
We have a 'Club Voyage' number with Brittany Ferries that gives discount on crossings with them.
The Loire Valley region
The Loire Valley is famous for all its lovely Châteaux like Chambord, Chenenceau, Villandry and Azay le Rideau as well as many small ones that all have their own individual characters and history. The Château du Saumur dominates the beautiful town on the Loire. Evey Saturday there is a wonderful market there and the town is full of restaurants and cafés to enjoy the delicious food of the area or just sit and 'people watch'. Saumur is famous for the Cadre Noir who were formed originally to provide training for the French Cavalry but who are now an equestrian display team and it's possible to visit their stables and see them perform.
The whole Loire Valley is also famous for its beautiful wines so a wine tasting trip is a 'must'. Choose one of the producers who do guided tours of their 'caves' - it's fascinating.
The town of Vernantes is about 2 - 3 miles from the gite and makes a pleasant walk if you don't want to drive. It has one of the best restaurants around, The Pelican, which is also a hotel. There are 2 bakeries, a butcher, garage, and several bars there.
On the outskirts of the town is a supermarket that sells fuel. In the town there are tennis courts which are free to use and, of course, a place to play boules!