Traditional tuffeau-stone farmhouse with 12 x 6 meter heated swimming pool & fenced garden with panoramic views to the west. All bedrooms en-suite. Only 7 miles from Saumur yet situated in a calm rural location. Good cycling and walking area with quiet country lanes …see more
A superb location with the culture and classic French delights of wine and cheeses readily available. Nice and quiet plus peaceful to rest and enjoy the immaculate accommodation including a large spot… More
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
What a lovely place to stay and the accommodation first class. Judy and Mark were great hosts and very helpful. So relaxing and enjoyable, just what we all needed. Near to many interesting towns et… More
“Excellent holiday for the whole family.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We stayed at La Grange during August for a week; myself, my husband and two children. This was our third visit to Volets Rouges and we will be back again, no doubt.
Mark and Judy and their family ar… More
La Forge is located only 7 miles from the heart of Saumur yet situated in tranquil rural location. This makes it an ideal location for those interested in exploring the many historic and even prehistoric sites that are found throughout the Loire. It also lies at the cen …see more
We enjoyed an excellent week with our 2 dogs at la forge. It was clear from the outset that Mark and Judy have carefully and thoughtfully constructed an excellent, client led gite business in a great… More
We are really pleased to see from your review how much you enjoyed yourselves here. It was a real pleasure to meet you both, as well as, of course, your fine, well-behaved dogs. It is always a pleasure to have such a positive response from dog-owners. The separate fenced and enclosed gardens with their automatic gates make having dogs here a practical proposition and we are pleased to see you take good advantage of the huge range of wonderful walks that surround the property. Our Yorkie – Caillou – still spends much of his day playing with the toy you kindly gave him!!
We are grateful you appreciated the high standard we have aimed for in the gîtes. Our own experience in years past of staying in substandard accommodation furnished with musty caste-offs convinced us that a different mentality was required – one which placed the emphasis on providing the best possible experience for guests – hence also the large heated pool.
We are very fortunate to have gîtes in an area that provides so much in the way of attractions. It is good to know how much you enjoyed Saumur with its quirky architecture and we hope to have the pleasure of you visiting us again in the future.
“An ideal base for exploring the Saumur area”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2012
We were impressed both by the first class accommodation at La Forge and by the warm welcome we received from Judy and Mark. We had a great time exploring the area and wish we could have stayed longer.… More
“A wonderful relaxing holiday in fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
La forge was very clean, spacious and well equipped to meet the needs and expectations of our family. Judy, Mark and their family went out of their way to be welcoming and friendly and gave lots of g… More
Les Volets Rouges provides the perfect base for exploring the world-renowned chateaux of the Loire; for sampling the spectacular red and white wines, or the wonderful delicate sparkling whites; or for visiting the wonderful atmospheric markets that typify the area.Each …see more
“Lovely gites, well located, with lots to see and do nearby.”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
We took both gites for our extended family group, which included toddlers, teenagers and grandpa, as well as our dog. The swimming pool was a big hit with the children, who also loved having their ver… More
“The perfect break”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2012
We had the most wonderful time. A beautiful area perfect for cycling with quiet country lanes and off road tracks. The heated 12m pool is great for a few lengths or just cooling off - we had 30 degree… More
“Happiness wrapped up in a fabulous package.”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Our party consisted of six adults and three children ranging in age from 4 to 2 years. Our host and hostess had thought of everything to make our stay as stress free as possible. From hairdryers and… More