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Loire Farmhouse near Chinon & Saumur Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Description from owner

Description

Location

Set in Vezieres, 86120 a small village amidst farmland and forests just 18km from the centre of medieval Chinon and 25km to Saumur. The rustic farmhouse is enclosed in a delightful walled courtyard with a dining patio, barbecue and vines. There are several outbuildings on the property including the workers cottage, an old building in the garden which housed the staff for the farm, a barn with a grape presser and external hanger with hammocks to chill

The house

The farm house is perfect for large families and groups of friends looking for a relaxing and stress free holiday. This is a place to switch off from busy schedules, with generous spaces to enjoy family time together and plenty of areas to escape and have time for yourself and more privacy.

Although the house has been refurbished (some areas are still under development like the barn and loft) the main original and rustic features of the building have been kept such as fireplaces, floors, stone

Location

Set in Vezieres, 86120 a small village amidst farmland and forests just 18km from the centre of medieval Chinon and 25km to Saumur. The rustic farmhouse is enclosed in a delightful walled courtyard with a dining patio, barbecue and vines. There are several outbuildings on the property including the workers cottage, an old building in the garden which housed the staff for the farm, a barn with a grape presser and external hanger with hammocks to chill

The house

The farm house is perfect for large families and groups of friends looking for a relaxing and stress free holiday. This is a place to switch off from busy schedules, with generous spaces to enjoy family time together and plenty of areas to escape and have time for yourself and more privacy.

Although the house has been refurbished (some areas are still under development like the barn and loft) the main original and rustic features of the building have been kept such as fireplaces, floors, stone walls and wood beans which have been incorporated into the decoration and combined with traditional french furniture and modern pieces. There is a large living room with 2 chesterfield settees and a chair, desk area, log burner, large TV, dvd and music system. You can find a wide selection of DVDs to enjoy quiet nights around the fireplace.

Location description from owner

The Loire Valley region

The local area is known as the “Garden of France” and is famed for its fine wines and immaculately groomed vineyards, charming villages and romantic chateaux.Val-de-Loire boasts twenty-two world-class wines - Loire wines are known, near and far, for their light, fruity flavour and bouquet - some of the more noted include: Sancerre, Chinon, Valencay, Montlouis, Pouilly Fouisse and Vouvray.

Vezieres

Vezieres is a sleepy hamlet amidst farmland and sunflower fields just 18km from the centre of medieval Chinon. Each morning the bread lady passes the road and beeps her horn, fresh bread, and the best croisants at your doorstep. On a Friday the butcher does the same!Bounand is a little larger and only 1.5kms down a little country lane where you can cycle to the patisserie and get your own croissants. In Bounand there is also a local restaurant, general shop (food, wine and tabacco) and a great boucher selling local produce (try the faux-fillet, you wont be dissapointed).Chinon The Chateau at Chinon is a huge medieval fortress that looms high above the River Vienne and the town of Chinon. There are many areas of the fortress that are crumbling, yet there is plenty to see and experience.Historically, it was once owned by Richard the Lionheart and it is where Joan of Arc came to plead with Charles VII for an army.Definitely worth seeing. Make sure to take a walk through the town below - it's beautiful.There is always something going on in Chinon - a weekly market selling fresh local vegetables, fruit, cheeses (try the speciality goat's cheese) and bread, a monthly outdoor antiques market held along the banks of the Vienne which is a delight to browse through, concerts, open air jazz and an amazing medieval festival in August which is not to be missed.Local food specialities include river fish in beure blanc, rillettes, charcuterie, tarte tatin, goats cheese and poire tapee in wine. Nothing is more pleasant than sitting at a cafe on the square for lunch or dinner or with just a glass of Chinon rose as you watch the world go by.SaumurThe historic town of Saumur is situated in the central Loire valley between Angers and Tours. Of all the Loire's comfortable towns, Saumur is perhaps the most elegant, with its graceful Chateau towering over the handsome townhouses spread out below on both banks of the river and on the large island mid-stream.Both the local Saumur Champigny and sparkling wines are renowned for their charm and are relatively inexpensive. Further afield, Bourgeil, St Nicholas de Bourgeil, Vouvray and Chinon also offer very good and affordable wines to the serious wine connoisseur.There are also many inexpensive restaurants around La Place St-Pierre, Rue de St Jean and Rue de St Nicholas in addition to a multitude of cafes and bars. For a special treat, head up to the Chateau, where La Orangerie serves the most haute cuisine in town.Saumur's cavalry traditions are displayed most proudly at the Ecole Nationale d'Equitation in St-Hilaire-St-Florent. The Riding School provides guided tours in which you can watch training sessions and view the stables. Displays of dressage and battle manoeuvres by the Cadre Noir, the former cavalry trainers, are regular events.The stretch of the Loire from Chinon to Angers, which passes through Saumur, is particularly lovely, with the bizarre troglodyte dwellings carved out of the 'tuffeau' cliffs. The Zoo de Doue, located at Doue La Fontane, only a few miles from Saumur is a fabulous day out and is sited in an old quarry with much evidence of troglodyte dwellings.FontevraudBuilt in the 12th century, Fontevraud Abbey is thought to be the site of the graves of King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son King Richard I, however it is not known exactly where their bodies are interred. The effigies are still there, and are a popular sight for tourists. The abbey has housed a monastery, nunnery, prison, and church over the centuries, and various sections have been rebuilt in Gothic, Classical and Romanesque styles.http://www.abbayedefontevraud.com/v3/RichelieuRichelieu's chateau is long gone (the stone from which it was constructed had been stolen from another chateau by Cardinal Richelieu and, following his death, someone paid him the same compliment!). However, the chateau gardens, owned by Paris University, are a delight, containing unusual plants and trees from across the world.The ancient vaulted Market Hall (Les Halles) is still used for its original purpose every Monday and Friday morning and also serves as a venue for a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. There is a monthly "flea market". The cafes surrounding the central square are ideal for "watching the world go by" after an exhausting morning's shopping at the market.LoudunLe Ricordeau, my favourite restaurant serving fine food and wine at excellent value, a must on any visit.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Paul R
Response rate:
73%
Calendar updated:
19 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, Spanish


This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Feb 2012. Located in Chinon, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £449 to £599.

The Owner has a response rate of 73% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jul 2016.

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“Beautiful, rustic house and fantastic holiday”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2013

We stayed for two weeks and came to love the house. It was lovely and private and, thanks to the good weather, we sat outside in the evening. On the rare occasions it rained in the evening we were delighted to play pool inside. The house is very close to lots of attractions for sightseeing. We were especially lucky to see huge fields of sunflowers all in bloom, very beautiful.

“Very idyllic and tranquil!”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2012

Great place to stay, relax and recharge ones batteries. We travelled with our 3 year old who enjoyed all the space and felt very safe in this rustic setting. The lady who manages the property was very helpful, spoke excellent English and promptly dealt with all our queries during our stay. Excellent base for visiting the Chateaus in the area, particularly the one at Chenonceau, which is one not to miss! The week provided us with a good example of typical countryside living in France. C'etait un Bon vacance!!

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