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La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

La Cour de Pierres pretty cottage with great views

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Description from owner

Description

Set within a relaxed rural environment yet only 3-4 minutes drive ,or a pleasant 20 minute walk, to the nearest town which has 3 bars one with a restaurant. There is also a boulangerie, computer shop, hairdressers, florist and a GP surgery within the village. There is a bar restaurant in Parcay which is about 5 minutes drive away that opens daily.

Recently refurbished to a high standard this self-contained dwelling adjoins the owners own farm house and can comfortably sleep 4-5 people. La Cour de Pierres is laid out over 2 floors of a tower which gives a dual aspect over the courtyard on one side and rolling fields and woodland on the other.

On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen and lounge diner. The shower room is also on the ground floor. The lounge has English satellite TV, DVD and access to wireless internet.The kitchen has a range of units and ample work-surfaces with fridge with freezer compartment, gas cooker and microwave.

On the first floor

Set within a relaxed rural environment yet only 3-4 minutes drive ,or a pleasant 20 minute walk, to the nearest town which has 3 bars one with a restaurant. There is also a boulangerie, computer shop, hairdressers, florist and a GP surgery within the village. There is a bar restaurant in Parcay which is about 5 minutes drive away that opens daily.

Recently refurbished to a high standard this self-contained dwelling adjoins the owners own farm house and can comfortably sleep 4-5 people. La Cour de Pierres is laid out over 2 floors of a tower which gives a dual aspect over the courtyard on one side and rolling fields and woodland on the other.

On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen and lounge diner. The shower room is also on the ground floor. The lounge has English satellite TV, DVD and access to wireless internet.The kitchen has a range of units and ample work-surfaces with fridge with freezer compartment, gas cooker and microwave.

On the first floor there are 2 spacious bedrooms each with a lounge area. Bedroom 1 with en-suite is a family room and has a French style double bed, a single bed and a sofa. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, built in wardrobes plus 2 armchairs. The gite is ideally suited to 4 people but can accommodate up to 2 extra children. The bedrooms can be arranged to suit guest requirements.

La Cour de Pierres has a pleasant private garden area with garden furniture, and a barbecue for our guests. The farmhouse is set in 1.8 hectares of farmland adjacent to apple orchards, ideal for those who enjoy walking and cycling with forests and open countryside close by. 3 cycles are available for the use of guests free of charge, but at own risk of the guest.

Chickens provide fresh eggs for purchase if visitors wish. The dogs provide a friendly welcome and the horses add to the view. Throughout spring and summer many birds can be located in and around the property and during the night the resident owl adds its voice to the gentle nocturnal sounds of the countryside.

There is open air swimming, 10 minutes by car in Noyant and further afield in Le Lude which are available throughout July and August. Indoor pools are available during the rest of the season. There is a mini beach and indoor pools in Saumur.

The property is ideally situated for those wishing to enjoy the 'degustation de vin', sample the local wines from the nearby vineyards of Bourgueil and Saumur along the wine trail or visit the chateaux of Saumur, Amboise, Villandry and many more.

For those wanting a little more action there are many organised attractions nearby including canoeing down the Loire, horse riding, Terra Botanica, Zoos and the Troglodyte caves.

La Cour de Pierres offers the warm, friendly atmosphere of informal farmhouse living where proprietors, Tony and Gillian Stone are available to give helpful advice on local amenities and attractions.

Well behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement of the owners.

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Location description from owner

The Pays de la Loire region

Discover the best that the beautiful french countryside has to offer. Take your holiday at the pace that suits you best with fantastic range of activities to chose from. Visit the nearby towns of Chinon, Saumur, Tours, Angers and Amboise to see the chateaux. Fontevraud is home to the beautiful and historic Abbey that traces closely the linked history of France and England. For the young at heart and a fun family day out visit Futurescope, or Puy de Feu the mediavel theme park close to Cholet. Discover the local vignobles by following one of the many wine trails that are signposted throughout the area. Most of the local domanaines have an open door policy and happlily welcome you in to taste their winesat no charge and sell the wines direct to the customer at good prices. For a quieter time the area is ideal for walking, cycling or fishing as well as having plenty of horse riding centres that offer a range of opportunities suitable for all. Explore the Loire by canoe and test your fitness by canoing down from Chinon to Saumur or try a less strenuous half route from Candis St Martin. Alternatively you can spend the day relaxing at one of the many lakes and enjoy a swim.

Vernoil

Very close to the small market towns of Bauge, Noyant and Vernantes, with the larger Market town of Saumur only 20 minutes away. Saumur has a large Saturday market where fish, local produce and artisanal goods can all be purchased. There is also a small market on Wednesdays on the island in the middle of town. Local markets are available throughout the week in one of many of the neighbouring market towns where local cheeses, meat, vegetables and wines are all available for purchase. Tours has a spectacular market located in areas across the town centre and is well worth a visit. The museum of Jules Debois, famous french sculpture is just 5 mins drive away.The village of Vernoil is just a 5 minute drive or 20 minutes walk through the the apple orchards and in the village you can find the boulangerie, 2 bars includings a bar/restuarant which serves meals daily. There is also a supermarket where you can stock up on all of the essentials. In Parcay les Pins (5 minutes drive) there is a bar restaurant, boulangerie and mini supermarket along with the museum.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Gillian S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
18 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Apr 2012. Located in Saumur, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £463 to £505.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jul 2016.

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“Great gite in a lovely, tranquil location.”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2015

We couldn't have picked better! This was our little bit of heaven for our two weeks stay. The gite is very well equipped & immaculately clean, a lot of thought has gone into providing everything you could possibly need and nothing has been left out. The location is perfect for exploring the many delights of the Loire or for just enjoying leisurely walks around the beautiful surrounding countryside. Through the day the gite offers a fantastic private garden space to enjoy the sunshine and in the evening, a relaxed terrace in the courtyard where the local wine can be sampled & enjoyed. Gillian and Tony were fantastic hosts, especially including our two young girls in dog walking, duck feeding and horse grooming, they absolutely loved it. Huge thanks to Gill and Tony for making our stay so pleasurable. We would thoroughly recommend this gite to families, couples, & those with pets and hope to return ourselves very soon.

“Fantastic relaxing break.”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2015

Booked this last minute & so glad we did. We travelled with our two dogs & the property was ideal, with its huge private garden & numerous circular walks to be enjoyed without getting into our car. The property itself was light & airy, with lovely rural views. The gite is well equipped & maintained to a high standard. The owners Gill & Tony life in the adjoining farmhouse & although on hand for advice if needed, were unobtrusive. Close by is a village with bars & restaurant & a good supermarket with petrol station. We moved on after a week having booked a gite in the Charente but would have happily stayed here for the two weeks. Ideal holiday destination if you are travelling with pets or children due to the large garden & relaxed hosts.

“Gîte et accueil très agréable”

Reviewed 5 May 2015

Le Gîte, situé dans la campagne de Saumur, est très agréable, calme, propre, et doté de deux grandes chambres et d'un salon convivial. Idéal pour nous qui étions deux couples avec de jeunes enfants (nous avons pu mettre les lits parapluie dans les chambres). Il y a un grand jardin, les enfants peuvent courir et profiter des animaux. A notre arrivée, Gillian nous a accueilli avec un panier de bienvenue contenant une bouteille de vin de la région, des fruits de saison, du jus d'orange et du pain. Il y a également tout le nécessaire pour cuisiner, les serviettes de toilette ainsi que les draps... très pratique, surtout lorsque l'on part seulement pour 3 jours. Les environs sont propices à de belles balades parmi les champs et Saumur n'est qu'à 20 minutes en voiture. Il y a également plusieurs châteaux à visiter (nous avons été à celui de Brézé) et des caves à vin pour de bonnes dégustations! Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir, c'est un très bon rapport qualité prix.

“Ideally centrally located for exploring all the sights of the Loire Valley”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2015

This gite is immaculate and very comfortable. It is well equipped and a great place to relax after days out. The owners, Gill and Tony are friendly and informative with suggestions of places to visits such as the local markets. The location near the village of Vernoil le Fourrier is perfect for those wishing to explore the area by car, without diving large distances and a walk through the surrounding woods and apple orchards is a pleasure. Gill and Tony were kind and welcoming and on hand to assist with any matter. The welcoming pack is substantial and will keep you going. We have no hesitation in recommending this gite to anyone - couples, families etc. Many thanks Gill and Tony for making our stay so pleasurable.

“a relaxing break”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Gillian and Tony were very welcoming and helpful and the gite was well equipped both inside and out. The 'welcome package' was really thoughtful and much appreciated. The weather was wonderful, perfect for lazing aroung in the garden. We enjoyed walks in the area and and the birds and moths [2 of our main hobbies] were great. The town of Saumur, a short drive away, is very attractive amd well worth visiting, especially on market day! We also enjoyed a wine tasting in St Nicholas de Bourgueil. All in all a relaxing break, we were really sorry to leave.

“Beautiful, peaceful countryside location with generous and helpful hosts.”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2012

What a wonderful time we've just had in this gite - haven't had such a relaxing holiday in years. A real oasis of calm with a characterful array of animal friends thrown in. 'Wiggins' the 9 week old kitten was a real hit with our children and they've not stopped talking about either him or the cottage since. The location was ideal for exploring the western Loire region, and the weather just perfect - most days around 25-28C. The gite itself was extremely clean, tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped. The seating areas in the bedrooms were especially attractive. Our children made good use of the garden area and were out usually before breakfast! It was great having the freesat TV with English news, and the DVD player allowed our children to unwind and watch their favourite programmes before bedtime. Thank you Gillian for letting the children feed the horses - and for occupying Natasha with pruning jobs! Thank you both also for the fantastic recommendations for things to see/do - the Chateaux of Rivau and Usse were both simply magical and sites we might easily have overlooked. The Etang Parc de Loisirs was also fab and gave the children a break from being dragged round the chateaux! A word of advice: follow Gillian's directions to get to the property - don't let your sat nav lead the way. Our sat nav got us into a lot of bother on the way there. Tony's instructions for the way back (we did see the stone cows, Tony!) were spot-on and saved us a lot of stress. Sick at heart at having to leave this little bit of heaven behind and come back to dreary reality. Buoyed only by thoughts of returning asap...

“Looking for the heart of the Loire? Look no further.”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2012

We were lucky enough to find this lovely gitte to settle during our stay in the Loire. Gillian & Tony were so hospitable, we felt at home immediately. The gitte is clean and the bedrooms are a good size. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were on hand but never overbearing. Well placed for wine tasting within a few miles, Futurescope for the kids (an hour an a half away) and lovely walks nearby. The grown ups in our group are not dog lovers but how could we not not love Rolly & Boots? We slept like never before & returned fully re-charged. An excellent place to stay. The kids who often get homesick, didn't want to leave and that's a first. Don't construct your idea of the perfect stay, just visit Gill & Tony and enjoy all the Loire has to offer.

“A perfect paradise in Loire Valley”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2012

This lovely little two bedroom gite is set on a gorgeous farm nestled between the villages of Vernoil-le-Fourrier and Vernantes. It is only a twenty minute drive to the bustling town of Saumur, and within a 30-60 minute drive to many of the chateaus of the Loire region, canoeing/kayaking, wine caves and local wineries, and other activities. If you want to be centrally located in the Loire region and have a lovely, peaceful place to come home to, this is it. The owners are gracious, friendly and warm - they are kid-friendly, inviting our 10-year old daughter to feed the horses and collect the chicken eggs. The gite also has a fully equipped kitchen where we cooked our breakfast and most of our dinners, foregoing the cost of eating out 3 meals a day. The beds were extremely comfortable and easy on our bad backs, and the peace and quiet of the gite and the beauty of the surrounding area was incomparable. This was the perfect oasis to return to after our hustle-bustle days of sightseeing. We would come back again - no question!

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