Loire Valley nr Chenonceau - rural farm cott suit 2 couples/family nr vineyards
Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, very relaxing.
I stayed at Mailson de la Grandmere in August with my husband, 2 year old son and parents-in-law. We had an absolutely wonderful and relaxing holiday. This spacious cottage with a large living room, bedrooms and kitchen/dining areas, is one of 3. The other 2 are slightly smaller so suitable for smaller groups or couples. It was lovely to be able to dine outside in the courtyard, and as the weather was excellent we did so most evenings. The cottage is perfectly located so that it is easy to cycle through vineyards into nearby villages for croissants, or down to the river Cher. (Bicycles are included in the let). Also short drive from supermarkets.
The cottage is within walking/cycling distance (for people who like walking/cycling) of the beautiful Chateau Chenonceau - a highly recommended day out. We also had a lovly time swimming in the river at nearby towns St Aignan and Montrichard. The cottage has a good sized shared garden which was ideal for our 2 year old to play in. There were various toys available in the garage, and hose pipe to fill a paddling pool.
An all round fun and relaxing french holiday, perfect for families, groups or people who are looking for a quiet french retreat.
Note: If you are planning to cycle with infants/toddlers you will need to hire/bring/buy a bicycle child seat or equivalent. …
Loire Valley Farm Cottage for 4/5 in quiet location nr vineyards and Chenonceau
Perfect peaceful and charming French cottage
We were three friends from different parts of the world meeting in the Loire Valley for a vacation. Mason Doiseau was the perfect place (and would be if you were a family with children, looking for a romantic hideaway or family and friends vacation too). Ann Palmer, who is the owner, sent wonderfully detailed information about the house, directions for driving, ideas for days out, details of local markets, restaurants, wineries and more. A one woman tourist office! We could not have been happier there. The house is at the edge of a small village so is peaceful yet close enough to walk in to the boulangerie for the morning croissants. It has been tastefully decorated and has plenty of space for two couples or a couple and three children or at a squeeze even two couples and a couple of children too. All variables because of variety of beds and cots. The dining room and sitting room were very comfortable for us - and lots of indoor pursuits available and we needed these because the weather was English to the extreme. But rain could not daunt our spirits. We will definitely go for a return visit sometime and hope for sunshine so we can do all the things we had in mind - cycling through the vineyards, strolling the country roads, dining in the courtyard and enjoying all the flowers in the garden; most of which we did accomplish just in rain capes! The house is extremely well provisioned and there is tea and coffee and sugar etc left over (we replaced it all) so it was just great to arrive and be able to have that oh so necessary cup of tea on arrival. Because there are three cottages of varying sizes it would be a perfect place for a family/friend reunion as I think it could accommodate about 12 or 14 people. The garden is shared and was not a problem for us at all as the family in the adjoining house were great fun but I suppose if there was a party crowd in one house and a house with small children in another it could possibly be a slight problem but it would not put me off at all. we really loved it there - the quintessential French farmhouse but with all modern conveniences of course.Thanks to Ann for making Maison Doiseau such a lovely place and sharing what is obviously a family home with us. …
Loire Valley romantic secluded cottage for 2 near vineyards & Chateau Chenonceau
Beautifully presented and perfect for a couple
Top rate craftsmanship with quality fittings. Fantastic kitchen with heaps of pots and pans, crockery etc. Excellent location just outside the village but easy access to attractions. …