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La Lavande – Home 154513 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

La Lavande is situated within the famous wine growing area of Saumur Champigny and you can follow the touristic route of vines to find us. Being south of the river it is far enough to enjoy good sunny summer weather with its own mini micro climate.
This spacious gite with one double bedroom and a family bedroom make it ideal for families with flexible accommodation plenty of outdoor space in the gardens & prairie covering 2 acres. The Pool Garden has a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool with patio for alfresco dining, and shaded areas for quiet rest & reading.

Further details

Saturday to Saturday unless by prior arrangement..

Shared swimming pool.

English speaking owners on site.

WiFi access.

Further details indoors

There is a heated towel rail in the shower room & all the other rooms have electric radiators.
In the lounge there is a sofabed which would sleep another 2 if needed.

Further details outdoors

A set of Boules

La Lavande is situated within the famous wine growing area of Saumur Champigny and you can follow the touristic route of vines to find us. Being south of the river it is far enough to enjoy good sunny summer weather with its own mini micro climate.
This spacious gite with one double bedroom and a family bedroom make it ideal for families with flexible accommodation plenty of outdoor space in the gardens & prairie covering 2 acres. The Pool Garden has a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool with patio for alfresco dining, and shaded areas for quiet rest & reading.

Further details

Saturday to Saturday unless by prior arrangement..

Shared swimming pool.

English speaking owners on site.

WiFi access.

Further details indoors

There is a heated towel rail in the shower room & all the other rooms have electric radiators.
In the lounge there is a sofabed which would sleep another 2 if needed.

Further details outdoors

A set of Boules is also available.
Weather and time of year permitting there is opportunity to visit our beehives and bees.
For safety we do ask that after unloading/loading cars that visitors then park their vehicles in the allocated parking area away from the courtyard.

Location description from owner

The Pays de la Loire region

Just the mention of the Loire Valley conjures up images of grand extravagant chateaux, castles, exquisite gardens & vast moats. It encapsulates the history and a romantic vision of France. From the 15th to the 18th centuries it was the playground for Kings, Princes, Dukes and Nobles, their vast family fortunes and the wealth of France turned it into a vast neighbourhood of lavish châteaux,. Rich and concentrated in architectural treasures UNESCO named the entire region a World Heritage Site in 2000.

The Renaissance architecture and earlier defensive fortresses at Angers, Chinon & Loches are stunning and numerous other châteaux small & large can be found throughout the Loire Valley.:-
• Fontevraud Abbey 20 minutes is the burial place of Richard the Lionheart son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
• Saumur, 30 minutes, tourist town (Saturday market) château and good shops and restaurants.
• Montreuil Bellay – 15 minutes, chateau town
• Loudun – 15 minutes, good market on Tuesdays, nice old town centre with shops and recent renovations.
• Thouars – 20 minutes excellent market on Fridays.
• Poitiers An hour away is the Futurescope amusement park and cinema complex, an excellent day out, and worth staying for the evening show.
• Doué-la-Fontaine, 30 minutes away is the Zoo, apparently the best zoo in Europe.
• Loches is a very pretty little historic town about 90 minutes away, with a market on Wednesday.
• Richelieu steeped in history about 1 hour away..
• The larger towns of Tours, and Angers, are about 1 hour drive.

• Vinyards:-Lots of local vineyards where you can go to see the caves and taste the wine, no obligation to buy, but can you resist.

• Close by Château du Ternay just a 2 minute drive, still the seat of the Count and Countess de Ternay and their family. The château is open for tours by arrangement and truffle hunts in the season.
• Château du Brézé a chateau under a chateau, about 15 minutes drive
• Within about 45 minutes is the famous château of Ussé, where Perault wrote Sleeping Beauty, a pretty fairytale castle
• Azay-le-Rideau an elegant Renaissance château. On the Unesco World Heritage list .
Chinon a ruined chateau, is 30 minutes away & famous for its connection with Jean D’Arc...
• A planned day trip is advised for those a bit further afield about 90 minutes away are the chateaux of Chenenceux, Blois, Amboise....

Saumur

Twinned with Warwick England and Verdun Germany the historical town of Saumur is set along the banks of the Loire River. The château dominates the region with its lofty position above the river, and the historic town spread beneath its feet offering excellent restaurants, interesting shops, brocantes,quaint squares and sunny bars to sit and watch the world go by.

Saturday is market day with its wonderful array of fresh breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, meat, fish, cheese and livestock, plus a great variety of interesting gadgets and treasures.

Saumur is also home to the famous Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry, the remarkable horsemanship of the Cavalry can been seen between April & October at regularly held shows.
With many activities, exhibitions and wine festivals scheduled throughout the year Saumur is a worthy visit, if not only to see the Cadre Noir and the impressive Château, which has been lovingly restored, but to also enjoy the beauty of this stunning river side town in the heart of the Loire Valley, France.

Combier Liqueurs:- Daily tours of the distillery
Claims it is the “original” formula used for triple sec, first created in 1834.

The Mushroom Museum – Along the river at St-Hilaire-St-Florent, nr. Saumur.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

John & Margaret A
Response rate:
92%
Calendar updated::
16 Apr 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Mar 2011. Located in Maine et Loire, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £495 to £715.

The Owner has a response rate of 92% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Apr 2017.

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“Beautiful setting, fantastic base from which to explore - a lovely holiday.”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2012

This was our first time to the Loire and we loved the area. The house was in a lovely setting with plenty of space for the children to run about in. We enjoyed the pool, often twice a day! There were plenty of places to sit and relax or eat in around the house. The area was ideal for walking or going out biking with our two children (6 and 7 years old). We explored some of the many castles in the area. John made us very welcome and kept us up to date with the Olympic news and even opened up his own house so we could watch some events. Mum and Dad stayed in the other property 'La Boulangerie' which was perfect in every way for them.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the kind words we enjoyed your Company and hope to see you again in 2016. The wine harvest for 2014 and 2015 has produced some exceptional wine.

“a perfect holiday”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2012

We loved every minute of our stay here. Beautiful, peaceful location and really helpful, friendly owners on site who were there if we needed them. The children loved the private pool and were not really fussed about leaving the house. The smell of lavender as we walked to and from the pool will always be a memory for them! A great family holiday, especially if you want a taste of the 'real' France.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words it is always a pleasure have the Irish stay. 2014 and 2015 have produced excellent wines. Hope to see you again this year.

“the essence of rural france”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2012

John and Margaret were warm and welcoming. Well appointed cottage with comfortable bed and bedding. Garden was being crammed with flowers – would love to see it in mid-summer. The swimming pool/bbq area is in a wonderful position with great views. We particularly liked Montreuil Bellay which is one of the local towns and enjoyed cycling to the nearby village for our bread. We walked to Chateau de Ternay nearby which is well worth a visit and do ask John to direct you to the local viticultrice – the wine is great and very reasonable

Owner's reply: Thank you again for the kind review. You will be glad to know that 2014 and 2015 has produced some excellent wines. Hope to see you again this year.

“Great Family holiday”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2012

Lots of safe space in large garden to keep kids occupied, they loved the of wild life not to mention the tour of the troglodite caves in the grounds , we adults were impressed with the restful setting and the exceptionally well appointed accommodation. We shall rerturn

Owner's reply: Hello again Brian, thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you all stay. You will be glad to know that 2014 and 2015 harvests have produced some excellent wines Look forward to your visit this year. A bottle will be waiting for you.

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