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5
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Trogues, nr. Chinon Ref: W12057

Shared swimming pool and games room

Indre-et-Loire

This spacious first floor apartment is located in a detached building next to the owner’s château.

This is one of the most lovely areas in France, situated in the Loire Valley where you are spoilt for choice for things to see and do including delightful villages and rivers, châteaux and glorious countryside.

You have full use of the grounds surrounding the château and campsite, including its facilities such as shared swimming pool, bar, games room, crazy golf and children’s playground. Fontevraud Abbey, Richelieu and Saumur are all well worth a visit.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

Oil central heating, all fuel and power included in rent June to September, €45 supplement October to May, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, terrace, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: External spiral stairs to first floor. Small fishing pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£310-£689
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

This superb 16th century stone manor house was once home to the Le Gantier family of the French nobility and offers spacious holiday accommodation in a grand style, just next door to the friendly owners’ home. The bedrooms offer panoramic views over the adjoining woodland park and there is an inviting pool available from June to mid-September just a short distance from the house. The rooms are large and light and have enormous fireplaces, and the sweeping stone staircase completes the baronial feel to this elegant house. The nearby village of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir is well known to the motoring enthusiasts who frequent the Le Mans races and exhibitions. Less than half an hour’s drive south is Tours, the centre of the Tourraine wine production.

Ground floor: Large entrance hall. Living and dining room with ornamental stone fireplace. Kitchen. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two large double bedrooms with extra single bed both share en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Double bedroom with extra single bed. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

  • Large landscaped garden
  • Terrace
  • Woodland park
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.10m to 2m)
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • Free internet access
  • CD/stereo
  • Two cots
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1km E of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir (bar, restaurant, shops), 14km E of Château-du-Loir (shops, facilities), 40km N of Tours (château, city), 45 km SE of Le Mans (old town, racetrack, motor museum).

WAS
NOW
£650-£1729
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Longeron Ref: W13575

Shared swimming pool

Maine-et-Loire

Les Rosiers is a delightful, quiet spot surrounded by fields, yet only 1km from the local village shop and bar.

The interior is rustic with a large open fire in the lounge/dining area. The semi-detached house enjoys a terrace with a large open private garden and use of a shared, heated swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.55m) near the owner’s property.

Just a drive away is the historic theme park of Le Puy du Fou (25km), including a pleasure lake at Mesnard. Angers and the châteaux and vineyards of The Loire are easily reached. A day at the coast is only 80km.

Shop and café/bar 2km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms, 1 double, 2 twin, 1 plus single bed, separate toilet.

Convector heaters, all fuel and power at cost, towels included in rent, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, private garden, terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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£270-£789
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
La Grange Ref: F37132

Set in a beautiful mature garden with a woodland area and sweeping countryside views, this detached country house has a private pool and sunny terrace just yards from the door. The interior has been refitted and decorated to a good standard by the British owner and offers comfortable holiday accommodation in this much sought after area. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient château and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with splendid gardens to explore, such as Villandry or Chenonceau, or Azay-le-Rideau with its impressive son et lumière, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

Ground floor: Living room with ornamental wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with French windows to terrace and pool. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make double). Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make double). Shower room/WC

  • Large mature lawned garden with terrace
  • Woodland area
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps open May-Oct
  • Gas central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (English channels)
  • DVD/CD/stereo
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2.5km SW of Beaumont-la-Ronce (shops, bar/restaurant), 9km NE of Semblancay (château), 15km N of Tours (city, château, airport), 18km W of Château Renault (town, most facilities).

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NOW
£619-£1759
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

This truly stunning detached holiday property is set in the grounds of the owner’s elegant 19th century château. It has been restored to a good standard, remarkably decorated with antique furnishings, tastefully chosen with care to compliment the many features, whilst including modern fabrics and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms. The French windows lead onto a gravelled terrace on which guests can enjoy a glass of local wine in total privacy. There is a shared swimming pool near the owner’s château, 125m away. One of the highlights of this property is that the owner is a horse lover and permits guests to bring their own horses lodged in good standard stables. Rivière has an amazing position close to famous Chinon and its vineyards. It is also a delightful spot for visiting some of the finest châteaux in France: Saumur, Villandry and Azay Le Rideau are all within a short distance. Cycling along the Rivers Loire and Vienne is for the sporty visitors, as well as horse riding, boating and golfing.

Living/dining room/kitchen, French windows. Separate WC. First floor: Queensize bedroom with bed length 1.85m, spa bath, separate WC and en-suite shower room. Queensize bedroom with en-suite shower room. One twin bedroom (can be double). Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Annexe: Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen, double sofa bed. First floor: One twin bedroom (no door; can be double), en-suite bathroom with spa bath and shower attachment. Separate WC

  • Private garden with courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.50m to 2m) with Roman steps (closed 1pm-4pm and after 9pm)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Woodburner (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • Two m/waves
  • Two d/washers
  • Two f/freezers
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • All linen included.

Location: 4km from Chinon (château town, all facilities), 21km E of Fontevraud (royal abbey), 33km SE of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 50km SW of Tours (city, train to Paris 50mins, airport).

WAS
NOW
£570-£1580
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Bouére Ref: FVA025

Shared heated swimming pool

Mayenne

This comfortable holiday home is in the grounds of an 19th century castle surrounded by ancient trees.

There is plenty of space to relax in the enclosed grounds, with a sheltered garden and sunbeds around the shared, heated swimming pool (60m²), open May to Oct. There is also an orchard and picnic tables.

There is so much to do in Mayenne, with music festivals, hiking and horse riding locally.

Shop and restuarant 300m.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Second lounge, bathroom with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

Woodburner in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, highchair, colour satellite TV, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps in grounds.

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£320-£949
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
La Rivière Ref: FL104

This 19th-century French barn has been converted into a modern, bright holiday home, refurbished using many original features such as exposed beams and timber framework. There are basic supplies in the villages of Souday and Valennes. You have a choice of shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and market in Vibraye, 7km, or for a wider choice, the town of St-Calais, 15km. For the active there’s a swimming lake, mountain bike circuit and children’s games at Lavaré, a 25-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême, 50km. The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. Le Mans with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24 hour race circuit, is approximately an hour’s drive. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley, approximately 90 minutes’ drive, famous for its châteaux (Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Amboise), and wines (Chinon and Saumur). Chartres is an hour’s drive and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

Laundry room. Double bedroom with adjacent room for cot, patio doors, en-suite bathroom/WC. Two twin bedrooms, one with patio doors. Bathroom/WC with wet room. First floor: Living room. Down two steps to dining room/kitchen. Separate staircase to double bedroom, en-suite wet room/WC

  • Lawned garden, sloping banks
  • Terrace
  • Private unheated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) open Jun-Sep
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Cot
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • NB: Locked annexe in grounds (owner’s use only).

Location: 4km from Valennes (basic supplies, crêperie), 4km from Souday (shops, restaurant), 7km from Vibraye (shops, restaurants, tennis, riding, Friday market), 30km from La Ferté-Bernard, 75km from Amboise (Leonardo Da Vinci museum).

WAS
NOW
£57-£2159
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Private above ground swimming pool

Mayenne

This delightful detached timbered holiday cottage is tastefully furnished, with beams in the lounge/kitchen/diner and a woodburner. There is a large garden and swimming pool (depth 1.2m, open mid May-mid Sep) with views of the fields and lake. You can enjoy a barbecue on the terrace or a swim in the pool.

Walks from the property are a must for wildlife lovers. Red squirrels and a variety of birds can usually be seen in the garden. Within a short distance you can discover outstanding views of the Mayenne.

The historic town of Fougères (18km) has a château, or take a day trip to Mont St. Michel and St. Malo. Fly via Rennes or Dinard.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, 2 single beds on mezzanine.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour TV, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open tread staircase to first floor.

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NOW
£210-£620
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Gasnerie Ref: F49112

Surrounded by quiet countryside of woods, river valleys and sleepy villages, this pretty cottage stands in a large colourful garden with its own swimming pool, and enjoys views of beautiful sunsets. Carefully restored, keeping its old well in front and some interesting interior features, it boasts a spacious, comfortable living room with original terracotta floor and beamed ceiling, while outside is ample space for outdoor meals and relaxation. This peaceful area is perfect for cycling and birdwatching, with 18-hole golf courses within half an hour’s drive. Ideally situated for exploring the many historic châteaux in the region and is only 15 minutes away from the Loire River and local vineyards. Cyclists can admire the views following the Loire à Vélo itinerary, a great way to explore the region. Within easy reach of the famous estates of Muscadet and Saumur. A day trip to the sea is a real possibility too, as the coast is reached within a two-hour drive.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with glass door fireplace and piano. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate WC. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms: One double, one single and one twin with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

  • Swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
  • Lawned garden
  • Unfenced pond
  • Gas central heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Wi-fi
  • Car port for 1 car, ample parking space
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Not suitable for children due to unfenced pond, or the infirm due to the spiral staircase. Maximum sleeps 5.

Location: 5km N of Bécon-les-Granits (village with shops, restaurant, post office), 25km NW of Angers (all services), 70km E of Nantes.

WAS
NOW
£34-£869
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Carelles Ref: W14638

Private splash pool

Mayenne

Situated in the Mayenne countryside, close to the borders of Normandy and Brittany, this characterful detached property has been restored to provide a comfortable holiday home for large families.

It has large grounds, a games room with table tennis and a private, octagonal splash pool (available Jun - Sep).

Leisure and watersports at Ambrères, 23km, and the spa centre of Bagnoles de l’Orne, 50km, has a lakeside casino and golf course. Coast 64km.

Shop and café/bar 1km, restaurant 9km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, games room, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 2 steps to 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and basin, 1 twin plus child’s single bed. Mezzanine with single bed.

Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €100 supplement Oct to Apr, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi (€15pw), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£299-£880
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Genes Ref: F37124

In a lovely peaceful setting by the owners’ manor house, this beautifully restored 1850s house enjoys use of the extensive estate grounds and woodlands. The holiday accommodation is spacious and comfortable, boasting a restored stone fireplace in the living room, while outside is a private terrace, shared garden and heated swimming pool. Nearby is the village of St Christophe sur le Nais, with original paintings to be seen in its old church, and just half an hour away is the chateau and park of Grand Luce. Also within easy reach are the historic city of Tours, and Le Mans with its cathedral and car museum at the famous race circuit. Close by are the Loire valley wine growing regions, where producers are happy to welcome visitors.

Ground floor: Living/dining room, restored stone fireplace. Fully fitted kitchen, breakfast area. Utility room. WC. Stairs from living room to first floor: Twin bedroom. Two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed. All bedrooms have beamed ceilings. Three shower rooms with WCs. Second floor: Twin bedroom with bathroom

  • Landscaped garden and 320 acres of land and woodland with unfenced pond (take care with children)
  • Terrace
  • Use of heated swimming pool (13m x 7m)
  • Electric convector heaters (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (English channels)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Table tennis
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km to village of St. Christophe sur le Nais (all amenities), 9km N of Château du Loir, 12.5km NE of Chateau la Valliere (town), 24km NW of city of Tours (all amenities), 42km SE of Le Mans (city with Roman wall, cathedral).

WAS
NOW
£1199-£1199
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
La Picardière Ref: F37139

This 19th century barn has been renovated to a good standard with great attention to detail and features exposed beams, cathedral ceiling and tiled floors. The property is furnished with elegant antiques mixed with rustic pieces and the under-floor heating and large woodburner make it wonderful for out of season breaks. There is also a superb heated, enclosed, outdoor swimming pool with a large sunny terrace. The discreet owners who also offer chambres d’hôtes in their house are happy to help. This region of the Loire Valley offers endless possibilities for visiting famous châteaux and vineyards, as well as the troglodyte caves. A wealth of day trips can be enjoyed nearby, including Paris, only 50 minutes away by train (TGV) from the cathedral city of Tours. Poitiers with the dazzling Futuroscope theme park is ideal for all the family. The surrounding countryside is a haven for walking and cycling and an 18 hole golf course is available at famous Cheverny.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with two additional single beds on mezzanine. Double bedroom

  • Private garden
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Private enclosed terrace
  • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1 to 1.5m)
  • Under-floor heating/air conditioning
  • Woodburner
  • W/machine
  • Shared t/dryer
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Stereo
  • Plasma satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 6km SW of Herbault (supermarket), 16km N of Amboise (château, all facilities), 32km NE of Tours (city, TGV station).

WAS
NOW
£54-£1310
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