Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 248641
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Gite / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Nearest beach 150 km
- Swimming pool
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Situated a few miles south of Saumur and the Loire valley between the market towns of Thouars and Loudun. . La Grande Maison is with in easy access to Puy du Fou, Futurescope and the famous wine regions of the Loire Valley.
All the accommodation is on the ground floor and has its own access. It has a Double bedroom, Dressing room, Bathroom, kitchen and Lounge/Diner all decorated in the classic French style with beautiful antiques including an ornate carved bed. Two extra single beds and a cot can be provided. The front of the Gite is covered with beautiful wisteria whilst a vine with delicious edible grapes grows just a few feet away.
The 1 Bedroom Gite at La Grand Maison is connected to La Grande Maison and has use of the three acre grounds which stretch down to the river Dive were you can relax, swim, paint, fish or bar b q. We have a games room where you can enjoy table tennis or pool and we have bar-b-q's available on the terrace or by the river.
The Pays de la Loire region
The Loire valley was first made famous by the kings and nobility of France. Their presence can be seen in the magnificent Chateeax Abbeys and Churches. This World Heritage site has more than three hundred châteaux including Châteaux d'Amboise, Château de Chambord, Château d’Saumur, Château de Villandry and the breathtaking Chateau Chenonceau. Even Leonardo Da Vinci was drawn to their splendor. He lived at Chateau Clos Luce, now a museum to his genius.
This area is also known as the Garden of France after the many beautiful Orchards and Vineyards. You can enjoy a wine tour of this great region, either on a personal tour with one of our associated guides or independently using a pdf of all the vineyards and Caves of the Loire valley available, from our website.
La Grande Maison is situated in the wine appellations of Anjou and Thoursais and are within easy reach of the Saumur, Chinon, Saint-Nicholas de Bourgueil, Touraine, or the famous sparkeling Saumr Brut or Loire Crement.
If you are here in the Autumn why not take part in the Vendange. The Grape harvest is the busiest time of year for the Wine producers and they are always looking for a spare pair of hands.
Here is a link to a video of last years harvest at Terre Blanches. A vineyard in Oiron a short bike ride from the house
For family days out there are lots of theme parks in the area.
Parc du Futuroscope is a theme park like no other. Its based upon multimedia cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.
Puy du Fou Visitors go on journeys through time to enjoy lavish historical enactments: in one, a Viking longboat sails downriver to raid a village; in another, a jousting tournament turns into the storming of a medieval keep and another you are transported the the colosium in Rome. There are also breath-taking shows at night, as well as 25 restaurants and 50 hectares of countryside
Bioparc Zoo is set in ancient quarries, former lime kilns and cathedral-like caves, Bioparc Zoo is one of the finest in Europe. The zoo is part of the European Endangered species Programme. Animals are not captured or bought in. Instead, animals are exchanged between zoos. Breeding programs and scientific research, coupled with an adaptive approach to animal care and new developments in the design of enclosures, help to improve the well-being of the animals and contribute towards making zoos more like the animals' natural environment.
Park Terra Botanica is is the first theme park dedicated to the plant. The whole family is invited to live an extraordinary adventure ... It carries all ages in interactive adventures in 11 acres of gardens, pool areas and greenhouses, all punctuated with 40 attractions and activities for sensational discoveries.
The Loire Valley and Poitou-Charente benefits from 2,400 hours of sunshine a year. On average this is 750 hours more than the south of the UK. This makes it the second hottest and sunniest place in the country. Our region, located in the west of France is renowned for having one of the most pleasant climates, along with the French Riviera. Winters are really mild and thanks to the oceanic climate, summers are hot but not muggy!
La Grande Maison is situated between the market towns of Loudun and Thouars and a short drive from Saumur or Chinon.
Saumur is situated across the Loire. Half the town is on the south bank while the remainder is on an island. The town is very beautiful in particular the Chateau on the top of the hill looks out over the Loire river and is a great place to enjoy stunning views. Saumur is the home of the world famous Cadre Noir and the National Equestrian school.
A short way upstream are the troglodyte caves of the Loire Valley. Some are used as cellars and for wine production including Gratien & Meyer producers of the very refined sparkling wine of the region. You can enjoy a very interesting tour of there underground caves and then after enjoy a tasting. Ask for your free ticket when you stay at La Grande Maison. Others are where the Champigny mushrooms are grown and some are even churches, restaurants and houses. You can visit many off them. There are also boat trips on the Loire from here.
Carrying on up stream opposite Chateau Montsoreau the river is joined by the River Vienne a few miles up the Vienne you will find the historical town of Chinon. On the hill is the fortified chateau a resident of two Counts of Anjou who were also Kings of England, Hernry II and Richard the Lion Heart. There are many fine restaurants and bars in the medieval streets at the center of the town.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 family bathrooms
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Private fishing lake or river
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Table tennis
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Secure parking
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility
- Wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- 02 Feb 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French
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“A wonderful, memorable holiday experience - couldn't have wished for more!”
We have been to France many times, but this was our first experience of staying in a gite. The holiday far exceeded our expectations and we would find it difficult to find another with the same level of welcome, warmness, atmosphere and facilities. Ben and Billie were wonderful hosts and treated all the guests as if they were part of a big extended family. They have a superb knowledge of the area and helpful in suggesting places to visit as well as arranging a private tasting at a local vineyard! An added bonus were the catered evenings - Billie is an incredible cook!!! One of our most memorable days (we still talk about) was harvesting the plums from the orchard! The apartment is very comfortable for a family of four, and the facilities are excellent - great for outdoor cooking and eating, and ticked all boxes for our family - river for swimming, table tennis and games room, splash pool and wine! There were several other families during our stay which made for great social gatherings - children running around and playing together, allowing adults time to relax, drink and talk…..We realise this review is long overdue, but shows how much we enjoyed and still think of our time at La Grande Maison last year. Thanks Ben and Billie for a wonderful holiday, we hope to be back one day!
Secluded position in quiet hamlet within easy reach of the chateaux of the Loire. Beautiful trees, ducks, chickens, kittens and great outdoor life. Comfortable gite tastefully furnished with antiques, immaculate white linen and towels and goose down duvets. Best of all, the wonderful hospitality of the owners. What a gem of a place!
“Wonderful grand old French house & gardens”
Ben was a fabulous host and we truly had a wonderful 3 night stay in the 1 bed gite at La Grande Maison! We loved the games room with pool and table tennis, the kittens, chickens, ducks & geese roaming free, the outside space with bikes to borrow, the small pool and river at the bottom of the garden and the homely feel, created by Ben and his family. Further renovations are planned, to include a ballroom and orangery dining room, which will make this place a wonderful wedding or house party venue. We hope to go back and will definitely recommend this accommdation to people travelling in France.
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