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Pets
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Richelieu Ref: W12719

Ideal touring base

Indre-et-Loire

This attractive detached barn conversion has been restored and offers a cosy atmosphere with a garden area surrounded by countryside. Within walking distance of the town centre of Richelieu (1km), where you can admire the architecture. Enjoy the local market, restaurants and bars, or spend a day at the swimming pool and park.

Visit castles such as Chinon 24km, Saumur 50km, Azay-le-Rideau 35km. Take a day trip to Futuroscope Theme Park, ideal for all the family in the Vienne only 40km away. Loudun offers golf, horseriding and many more activities.

The historic city of Tours and Angers are within easy reach, well worth a visit.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, 1 plus small single bed.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, colour satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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£210-£620
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ancien Four A Chaux Ref: F49162

This imposing holiday property stands on a hillside with panoramic views overlooking the vineyards. The semi-detached house is on different levels with two separate entrances allowing more privacy for the family, and nestles in a large private garden together with a glorious terrace and an enclosed triangular swimming pool. The spacious interior is light, airy and lovingly restored with white washed walls and modern facilities throughout. This region of France is an area of natural beauty with magnificent châteaux, historic villages and ancient stone caves. The vineyards encircle the château towns of Saumur and Chinon, famous throughout France for their wines. The River Loire offers leisurely walks, 150kms of cycling tracks, river trips and fishing. Do not miss Tours and Angers with their historical quarters, medieval monuments and fine restaurants. Can be booked with F49159.

Ground floor: Two bedrooms: One queen-size, one twin (can be double). Shower room. Separate WC. Steep stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/corner kitchen with wood-burning stove. Open-tread stairs to second floor: Large mezzanine with double bed, additional double sofa bed and en-suite bathroom (no door) with shower attachment. Separate WC

  • Private garden with steps and small drops
  • Enclosed terrace
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 5.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.5m)
  • Electric heaters (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 800m from Dampierre (river, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (château, all facilities), 8km NW of Montsoreau (picturesque village), 50km E of Angers (château, all facilities, airport), 69km E of Tours (airport, trains to Paris).

WAS
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£420-£1220
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Les Apprets Ref: F72106

In a lovely peaceful location on the edge of the forest in the Parc Naturel, this beautifully renovated old stone farmhouse looks across the valley to woodland beyond. With its beamed ceilings and stonework walls, the interior is both charming and comfortable, while outside a south-facing sun terrace leads on to the enclosed and well-planted gardens. Just beyond is a trout stream where fishing is available (permit available locally), and close by is a recreational lake where swimming, sailing and fishing can be enjoyed. The nearby market town of Sillé-le-Guillaume offers a choice of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as tennis and riding facilities. This area is on the borders of the Loire and Normandy, giving easy access to a wide choice of attractions and places to visit.

Ground floor: Well fitted kitchen opening onto a spacious living/dining room with open chimney. Shower room. Separate WC. Twin bedroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional single beds. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Cot
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: 1km from St. Jean, 7km S of Sillé-le-Guillaume, 40km NW of Le Mans.

WAS
NOW
£299-£849
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Triguéres Ref: FER009

Outdoor swimming pool

Loiret

This spacious holiday property, situated in the town of Triguérs, provides the ideal base for a large family wanting to relax and explore the surrounding areas. Comfortably furnished and decorated, it benefits from a pretty garden with a terrace and furniture, perfect for dining al fresco.

There is also a covered, outdoor swimming pool (50m²), ideal for adults and children alike. Close by are many sights and attractions including Saint Stephen’s Cathedral at Sens (36km), Palais Synodal (37km), The Natural History Museum, Auxerre (45km) and the Church of Saint Eusebe (46m).

For day trips further afield, visit Sens (53km), Orleans (90km) or the many attractions in Paris (141km).

Shop 4km, restaurant 1km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, one plus double and single beds.

Central heating, all fuel and power at cost, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£570-£1560
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Shared use of swimming pool

Maine-et-Loire

This charming holiday cottage has been tastefully decorated, complete with a fitted kitchen and satellite TV. The owners have an above ground 6m circular swimming pool with shower, which is available for guests’ use.

Situated just walking distance to the village. Noyant, 10km, has a swimming pool and sport complex, as does Avoin 25km. Bauge with its golf course, motor-cross circuit and water sports is only 26km. Also the famous chateau town of Saumur with many restaurants, bars, cafés and shops, and the Tank Museum and local vineyards is only 26km.

Visit Tours, 39km, with its old quarter, museums, fine restaurants and many attractions near the riverbanks. Take the TGV train from Tours to Paris, only 50 minutes.

Shops, café/bar and restaurants 200m.

Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room with toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No children.

WAS
NOW
£230-£660
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
8
Pets
0
St Paul Ref: F72109

This elegant château, built in the Directoire style stands in extensive landscaped grounds with a beautiful lake, clay tennis court and king-sized swimming pool. The spacious interior includes marble fireplaces, polished wood floors and a living room with two pianos! The large windows offer delightful views of the parkland grounds and the rolling Sarthe countryside beyond. Gourmet restaurants abound in the area, and nearby Bouloire boasts a master chocolatier as well as a 15th-century chateau. Children will enjoy the zoo at Pescheray, and Papea City with its Wild West village and mine train. Golf and horse riding available nearby. Historic Le Mans has a thriving shopping centre, superb cathedral and Automobile museum. The medieval streets, a hotch-potch of intricate Renaissance stonework, medieval half-timbering, sculpted pillars and beams and grand classical facades, are still encircled by the original 3rd and 4th century Gallo-Roman walls. The attractions of the Loire Valley is less than an hours drive.

Steps to entrance (no handrail). Ground floor: Entrance hall. Large living room with open fireplace and piano. Second living room with French windows to garden and pool. Dining room with small kitchen area, dumb waiter to main kitchen. Narrow spiral staircase to lower ground floor: Kitchen with utility room and steps to outside. Spiral staircase from entrance hall to first floor. Five bedrooms: Double with en-suite shower. Bedroom with 4 single beds and en-suite bathroom/WC with double basin. Double with en-suite shower over half bath/WC. Single with basin. Double with en-suite bathroom, over bath shower and double basin. Spiral staircase to second floor: 3 twin bedrooms with beamed ceilings, each with basin. Bathroom with over bath shower, bidet. Separate WC on each floor

  • Large grounds
  • Clay tennis court
  • Lake
  • Large fenced swimming pool (25 x 10m, depth 0.3m to 3m)
  • Telephone (payable)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Cot
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Home cooked meals, cleaning and laundry service avail
  • All linen included
  • NB: There are steep, spiral stairs with a low bannister. There is an unfenced pond close to the property.

Location: 1km NW of St Michel de Chavaignes, 5km SE of Conneré, 23km E of Le Mans, 70km N of Tours, 140km SW of Paris.

WAS
NOW
£1310-£3259
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ballots Ref: W14667

Peaceful location

Mayenne

La Gardiere consists of two, semi-detached converted holiday cottages and the owner’s holiday residence. If you aim to relax, then these cottages are for you, they have views all around the lush Mayenne countryside. Both cottages are practical, each with a well-equipped kitchen, modern furnishings and appliances, the private garden areas are compact but adequate, ideal for a barbecue or relaxing.

Guests have use of the large grounds, ideal for the children to run around. Activities in the area include cycling, fishing, golf, and within walking distance is the nautical park of La Rincerie, 800m, which offers water sports and windsurfing.

For lovers of French culture and history the Loire has numerous historic sites and monuments including wine tasting. Visit historic Angers with its medieval chateau, 70km, and Chataubriant famous for its fine restaurants, 34km. Take a trip to the coast and visit Mont St Michael, a great day out.

Shops, restaurant 4km, café/bar 800m

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom and basin, separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms (one can be double). First floor: Mezzanine with twin beds.

Electric heating all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €40 supplement October to April, cot, digital TV, DVD player, radio, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, shared grounds and orchard, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: There is a step in the garden, sloping banks in the grounds and stream nearby (empty in summer months).

WAS
NOW
£152-£550
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Yèvre-le-Châtel Ref: W14371

Pretty village location

Loiret

This restored 18th century detached holiday cottage is situated in the small village of Yèvre-le-Châtel, officially one of France’s prettiest villages.

The interior has been decorated with taste and the enclosed garden offers unique views over the village and countryside.

The local restaurant and weekly market are within walking distance, and it is just a short drive to historic Orléans and Etampes.

Shop and café/bar 6km, restaurant 50m.

Lower ground floor: Utility room. Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower, 1 twin with en-suite toilet. Separate annexe: Lounge, shower room with toilet, twin bedroom on mezzanine.

Oil and electric central heating, open fire in lounge (fuel not included), €8 per day for all other fuel and power, 2 colour TVs, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, private enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, open-tread stairs to mezzanine. Steep, narrow, open-tread stairs to lower ground floor. Drops in garden.

WAS
NOW
£330-£660
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Gite Les Altéas Ref: F37129

Set in the Loire valley, within the grounds of an ancient winery, this pair of charming cottages offers peace and comfort in a pastoral setting of meadows and vineyards, just a few minutes’ walk from the pretty village of Assay. Their comfortable rustic interiors feature exposed limestone walls and heavy oak beams. There is an attractive shared swimming pool in the enclosed grounds. The town of Chinon is nearby, where the medieval château is steeped in memories of Joan of Arc. For a great family day out, Poitiers is home to Futuroscope - a giant high-tec film theme park, where a collection of virtual-reality rides draw onlookers into the action on screen, set in several acres of greenery and undulating lakes.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

  • Radiators (at cost)
  • TV.

Location: 300m N of Assay (shops), 2.5km N of Champigny/Veude (small towns), 8km N of Richelieu (medieval town, restaurants), 12km S of Chinon (market, château, wine production, all facilities), 50km SW of Tours (city, château, all amenities), 50km N of Futuroscope theme park (Poitiers).

Both Properties: Shared swimming pool (13m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 2m)

  • Garden
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • CD/stereo
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.
Both Properties:
  • Garden
  • Shared swimming pool (13m x 5m, depth 0.8m-2m)
  • Fans in all rooms
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • CD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

WAS
NOW
£199-£699
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.

WAS
NOW
£320-£949
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Mûr-de-Bretagne Ref: FBC482

Ideal touring base

Côtes d’Armor

This spacious holiday property is a pleasant detached house, with a lawned garden and is situated on the edge of a small town. There is easy access to beautiful Lake Guerlédan where you can enjoy fishing as well as a variety of watersports. Mûr-de-Bretagne is a pretty market town surrounded by forests and lakes and home to the historic Bon Repos Abbey, which is a beautiful restored monument where art exhibitions are held. This an ideal base for discovering the many treasures of the Argoat region of Brittany.

Interesting places to visit include the town of Quintin (31km), famous for its former weaving industry and châteaux, the picturesque, medieval town of Moncontour (42km), and the large riverside town of Pontivy (25km) which is well worth a visit for its historic monuments, extensive range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. A little further afield is Vannes (68km), a harbour town renowned for its medieval streets and aquariam.

Other activities in the area include fishing in the lake (800m), a public swimming pool (15km) and a golf course (45km).

Shop and restaurant 300m.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

Central heating, open fire in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£139-£389
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
La Belle Fermette Ref: F36107

This lovely restored farmhouse provides an ideal escape from the bustle of everyday life. The open-plan interior is cosy, attractively furnished, with a well equipped kitchen and a woodburning stove in the living room. The doors open onto a terrace and garden, ideal for barbecues, al fresco dining or relaxing under the shady tree. The Brenne Natural Park with its thousands of lakes and 5300 hectares of land is a paradise for nature lovers. For a taste of the past visit the historic city of Bourges, which was conquered by Ceasar and offers numerous Roman remains to discover. For a lively atmosphere, head for Poitiers and visit Futuroscope.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove and sofa bed. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC, double basin. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC, shower attachment

  • Lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km E of Neuvy St. Sepulcre (shops, restaurant), 11km E of Le Châtre (museum, château d’Ars), 30km N of Eguzon (leisure centre, water sports), 34km SE of Châteauroux (all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£250-£710
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