House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Le Croissant is a 200 yr old restored country cottage with exposed beams in all rooms and many original features. It is very spacious, having both a large living room and a completely separate dining room. There is a large wood burner in the living room and electric wall heaters in all others.
It sleeps 8 in 2 double beds and 4 singles but there are two folding beds which could be placed in bedroom or even dining room.
The garden is pleasant and spacious, with fruit trees and lawns, backing on to fields used for grazing by the neighbouring Stud farm. and a pleasant area for al fresco dining area. There is also a working well. Outdoor facilities include a barbecue,a practice golf net, fishing rods, boules.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rille 12 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 50 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
The kitchen is well equipped with a table seating at least 6. There is also a separate dining room with table also seating 6.
The living room has a new 'Villager' wood burning stove. (Logs are available at cost price). There is a selection of games and books for your use. The TV is digital receiving 3 main english Channels plus many others, and has DVD player and Video Cassette player. Children's games are available downstairs.We now have wireless access to the internet via a "neufbox" free with your own lap top.
Double bedroom, dining room living room, kitchen, bathroom, store. Upstairs has 2 large bedrooms and a shower- room Large landing. There are two folding beds which can be used where you wish.
There are many toys and games for younger children, and the garden is fenced and safe.
|Further details outdoors||
Le Croissant has a very pleasant garden with pretty eating area, fruit trees and lawns. It backs on to the grazing fields of the neighbouring stud farm.
There is a large wooden barn. Outdoor facilities include a practice golf net, fishing rods, badminton and boules are available. An interesting feature is the working well.There is a fire pit/barbecue and a further conventional barbecue in the store
There are 5 bikes available. There is an inflatable splash pool (3 m diameter for 5 people) ready by June 08.
Horse riding at 1 k. Windsurfing and sailing at Rille 6 k away.
The Loire Valley region
Of great historical interest .French/English at war, Joan of Arc etc. The vally is studded with magnificent chateaux palaces and castle.
The Loire is acknowledged as France's last truly wild river . No longer navigable by larger shipping, it is full of sandbanks and wildlife.
Fine wines are made along its banks and Saumur in particular is fmed for its spaarkling white wine. Many of the villages are made from tuffeau, this being local limestone, very pale and soft, which lends an attractive pale golden glow to many of the villages. of htis area.
Linieres Bouton is a tiny hamlet with a very beautiful chateau now open as a B and B. The hamlet's residents include an artist , a wood sculptor ,and one of the (many presumably) great nieces of Napoleon. The butcher's van visits on Fridaysand the baker's on Tues and Fridays.
There is a wonderful restaurant, La Gare, only 500 metres away, open Monday to Friday lunchtimes,with a four course meal and wine for 11euros. Rille is 15 m drive away and has a water sports centre and nature reserve. Mouliherene is 5 m drive away and has river walks, lake with children's play area and fishing.
Good restaurants and shops here too.The Loire is known as the 'Garden of France' thanks to its temperate climate and abundant local produce. Saumur, approx 20 minutes away is a famous château town with spectacular river views, boutiques, restaurants, theatre, bars and historic buildings, as well as a superb market on Saturdays selling local cheeses and fresh vegetables.
Saumur is also home to the national French riding school and the French cavalry who put on spectacular dressage shows throughout the year, for nearly two centuries the cavaliers of the Cadre Noir have been the pride of this city. Major international competitions, of all equestrian pursuits, are regular occurrences in this wonderful place.
The Chateau of Saumur ,15th century home of the Anjou kings, dominates Saumur (from its hilltop setting it really is a fairytale Chateau) Begun by Louis XI in 1246, it is a rare example of 14th century architecture, a style that evolved at the end of the Middle Ages and ushered in the Renaissance. We also have in the region the zoo at Doué La Fontaine and La Fleche , there are also 140 boules clubs in the area for those who want to be with the locals.
The rivers, lakes and forests accommodate those with outdoor interests. There are a wide range of watersports such as fishing, sailing, canoeing and swimming. There are also plenty of paths for cycling, walking and horse riding.
We have at least six first class golf courses in our area. There are public swimming pools at Longué and Saumur where there is also a beach. There are plenty of local lakes for fishing (easy to get a permit in the local tabac) also for swimming, many of which have sandy beaches.