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Sleeps
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Bedrooms
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Pets
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Semblançay Ref: FEI041

Set in large landscaped grounds

Indre et Loire

This old vine house is situated in a large landscaped garden, protected from the road by a small electric fence. The kitchen is well-equipped and a barbecue awaits you in the garden near the pergola. The living room has an open fireplace and overlooks the terrace. You can enjoy the forest paths, horse riding, golf, fishing and a public swimming pool all nearby.

It is an ideal place to visit the Loire Valley, its wonderful castles and gardens, and also taste excellent wines.

The pleasant area with a mild climate, offers wide range of activities.

Shop and restaurant 3km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

Electric heating, open fire in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Turning stairs to first floor. Electric fence in garden.

WAS
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£51-£480
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Chantegrille Ref: F45102

Set on the edge of a village and close to the historic town of Orléans, this charming semi-detached barn conversion has been converted and modernised to provide a delightful holiday home. Sharing with the owners and other guests, there is a lovely well-kept garden and park together with an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday, and a great place to visit this beautiful region. Nearby is Meung-sur-Loire, dating back to medieval times and the riverside city of Orléans with its cathedral, cobbled streets, famous markets and fine restaurants. Only 136km from Paris and Euro Disney - a day trip by car, or train from Orléans.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

  • Private garden and terrace
  • Shared grounds with courtyard, river and small pond
  • Shared fenced and covered swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.1 to 1.9m)
  • Electric heating
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • Internet
  • T/cot (on request)
  • Tennis court
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km from Chaingy (shops, bars, restaurants), 9km E of Orléans (all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£269-£538
Shortlist
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).

WAS
NOW
£619-£1759
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Peaceful location

Indre-et-Loire

Set in the peaceful village of Preuilly-sur-Claise but within easy access to many places of interest, this 18th-century holiday property has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features. The terrace and garden provide a great place to enjoy the sunshine.

Locally, there is the Brenne National Park or La Roche-Posay, a medieval town with its world-famous thermal spa.

Within an hour’s drive, visit Loire Valley, famous for its châteaux and wine. Enjoy the Futuroscope theme park or Beauval Zoo, 60km.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, bidet and basin. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

Open fire in lounge (initial fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings in second floor bedrooms. 10 steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£77-£790
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ballots Ref: W14668

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

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, Shower room, separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms (one can be double). Some rooms with sloping ceilings.

Electric heating all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €40 supplement October to April, cot, digital TV, DVD player, 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
£127-£440
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Le Moulin Ref: F72120

Le Moulin (de Cherre) is an extra special cottage, lovingly restored and furnished in traditional French style with oak beams, stone fireplaces (wood burner), trouffleau stone walls and rationale windows. Set in a beautiful countryside, overlooking the Loir river, complete with the natural habitat on the adjacent island, this special cottage is a calm and beautiful haven. This is châteaux country complete with all the modern comforts, yet set in an ‘olde worlde’ atmosphere. Adjacent to the original mill and mill house, there are fishing rights to the river, and its picturesque setting makes this ideal for art/painting or cycling/touring holidays.

Living/dining/kitchen. Utility. Shower/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom/WC over-bath shower. Second floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed. Twin bedroom

  • Riverside garden
  • Terrace
  • Heating
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • Wii
  • Playstation 3
  • Wi-fi
  • Three cots
  • Two h/chairs
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • No smoking.

Location: 1km from archaeological site, 6km from Le Lude (shops, bars, supermarkets), 28km SE of La Flèche (zoo, bars, restaurants, cinema), 48km SW of Le Mans, 50km N of Tours, 58km from Samur (vineyards), 173km from Nantes (airport).

WAS
NOW
£43-£1019
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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Sarthe

This semi-detached holiday property is adjacent to the owners home, and is surrounded by large shared landscaped grounds, and equipped with a shared outdoor swimming pool (May-Oct 72m²).

It is located just 17km away from the department capital of Le Mans, famous for hosting the world-famous 24-hour car race, and where guests can enjoy seeing many sites and taking part in many activities.

In the city, visit the ’old town’, with ancient Roman walls and historic architecture, including the Cathédrale St. Julien, and many interesting museums and galleries.

Go fishing in the river, 200m away. Shop and restaurant 8km.

Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

Electric central heating, open fire in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair, stere/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in upstairs rooms.

WAS
NOW
£80-£710
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Chez les Soeurs Ref: F72116

Experience life in a delightful French village house. The owner is an interior designer and has produced a stunning result: rooms with a high level of comfort, good quality antique furnishings, creative wall finishings, a serene symphony of fabrics, textures and colours. The silk curtains are just out of this world. You’ll find it difficult to decide what to do first: a stroll to the village restaurant or a visit to the recreational lakes where fishing, sailing and swimming can be enjoyed. Discover historic Le Mans with its splendid 24 hour racing track and fine museum. Indulge in some wine tastings in the Loire Valley, or visit some of the famous châteaux. Drive south to Tours and visit the old quarter or take the train to Paris for the day (only 50 minutes by TGV from Tours).

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room in annexe. Separate WC. First floor: Three kingsize bedrooms, one with large en-suite bathroom/WC with over bath shower and double basin

  • Enclosed gravelled courtyard
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • No smoking
  • Start day Friday.

Location: In village (shops, bar, restaurant), 11km NE of Varennes Lakes, 36km SE of Le Mans (old town, race track), 16km NE of Château du Loir (shops, all facilities), 60km NE of Tours (all facilities, TGV).

WAS
NOW
£63-£869
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
£897-£45998
Shortlist
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
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