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Bedrooms
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Pets
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Gîte de Bacchus Ref: F41111

On the edge of the village, within 5km drive of the River Cher. This charming holiday cottage was built in the early 19th century, and has been carefully restored to retain many of its original features, exposed beams, and a large, open, stone fireplace. It stands in the grounds of the friendly owner’s home with its own private terrace and garden. There are bicycles available for guests to use. This is a wine-producing region, and many vineyards offers visits and tastings. An ideal location for exploring the Loire Valley, the château of Cheverny, Chambord, and Blois, with its old quarter, museum, and fine restaurants well-worth visiting. For golf lovers, the 18-hole golf course at Cheverny is only 20km.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire and double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Double bedroom. Open tread staircase to mezzanine (sloping ceiling): two single beds (one 1.2m)

  • Private garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric heaters
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • Shared t/dryer
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Two TVs (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2km S of St-Romain-sur-Cher (bar, shop), 4km N of St Aignan (zoo, restaurant, shops), 23km S of Cheverny (château, golf, restaurant), 25km S of Blois (large châteaux town).

WAS
NOW
£229-£659
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Natural lake beaches close by

Mayenne

This stone, holiday cottage is close to Mayenne in Pays de la Loire. The owners live next door and will do their best to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

The open-plan kitchen opens onto the garden and patio, which is the perfect spot for relaxing. Activities in the area include cycling, walking, swimming and fishing. There are leisure parks, natural lake beaches and a vélorail close by. Visit Gorron and Ambrières-les-Vallées with shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

Walk around the ancient château at Mayenne and visit its gardens and museum, 20 minutes’ away, or Rennes is less than an 1.5 hours away.

Shop and restaurant 7km.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric heating, open fire in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, colour satellite TV, CD player, internet connection, shared washing machine, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Sloping ceilings in first floor rooms.

WAS
NOW
£57-£590
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Le Bourg Ref: FL120

This restored old Sarthois farmhouse is set in 2 acres of private informal gardens of grass and trees. It offers a beautiful covered terrace with barbecue for al fresco dining or simply relaxing in the shade near the pool. Vibraye, with its shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and bike hire is a 5-minute drive, and there’s a further selection of shops and restaurants at La Ferté-Bernard, 12km away. There’s a swimming lake with sandy beach, watersports and children’s attractions including mountain bike circuit at Lavaré, a 15 minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême (40km). The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak woodland with extensive trails and cycle paths. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes away), famous for its châteaux (Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Amboise), and wine (Chinon and Saumur). Chartres is an hours drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

Ground floor: Living room with open fire/dining room with patio doors to terrace/kitchen area with beams and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Two bunk bedrooms, one with two additional single beds. Shower room/WC. Separate staircase to: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

  • Private lawned garden
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) open Jun-Sep
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Swings
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 12km from La Ferté-Bernard (shops, restaurants), 40km from Bellême (golf), 50km from Le Mans (24-hour race circuit, cathedrals).

WAS
NOW
£759-£1930
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Fleur de Vigne Ref: F37148

Situated just five minutes from historic Chinon, offering a wide choice of fine restaurants/bars, weekly markets and leisure facilities along the river banks. This is the wine producing region of Chinon and many vineyards offer visits and tasting. The property benefits from the features of a traditional cottage with a large living/dining room with French windows leading to the terrace and enclosed private garden. The local area around the hamlet is a haven for nature lovers with miles of surrounding countryside. Visit the picturesque village of Candes St. Martin or Montsoreau and enjoy magnificent views over the river Loire. Saumur is within easy reach with its château and sparkling wine. Golf available nearby.

Ground floor: Living/dining room, sofa bed, French windows to garden. Kitchen, French windows to terrace. Three double bedrooms, one with French windows to terrace, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom with shower attachment. WC

  • Private enclosed garden
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Woodburner
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: 5km from Chinon (château, all facilities), 30km from Saumur (château, museums, River Loire).

WAS
NOW
£339-£729
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Village centre

Indre-et-Loire

This charming semi-detached holiday home nestles in a quiet village between Amboise and Chenonceau. The interior is immaculate and offers a fresh and bright living area with French windows out onto a private terrace and enclosed lawned garden where you can enjoy a barbecue in the cool evenings.

Visit the historical city of Tours with its museums and old quarter, 35km. Nearby are the fascinating troglodyte settlements with houses carved out of stone.

The medieval town of Loches is famous for its magnificent château and markets, or visit Paris by the TGV express (50 minutes).

Shop 100m, café/bar and restaurant 50m.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shared utility room, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €40 supplement October to April, colour TV, shared washing machine, private enclosed lawned garden, private terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£199-£570
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Les Fours à Chaux Ref: F49159

Situated just a short drive from the lovely Saumur, this property is full of character and is part of an imposing old coach inn. The owners who live in the adjoining property have modernised the interior. A patio door from the living area leads to private enclosed terrace and an open mature garden. The area offers 150km of cycling tracks along the river Loire passing through Saumur otherwise you can admire the surrounding scenery on a boat trip. Locally there is plenty to do and see like the prehistoric sites of troglodyte dwellings, local vineyards of Saumur and famous châteaux of Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Angers. Can be booked with F49162.

Entrance hall. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor and exposed beams. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two double queen-size bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower. Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Shared grounds
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 800m from Dampierre (shop, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (city), 8km NW of Montsoreau (village), 50km E of Angers.

WAS
NOW
£319-£899
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1
Ardentes Ref: FEC003

Outdoor swimming pool

Indre

Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours are within driving distance. The house is set on the banks of the Indre river, along which you can fish for approximately 3 km. In the garden you will find tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball and a sandpit for the children. There is also a games room with table tennis and a gym for adults.

The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace and there is a garage for 2 cars. The old wing, which was previously used by the servants, is now a laundry room. On the ground floor are 2 bedrooms with four poster beds, and one with bunk beds, a large family kitchen will accommodate everyone, the lounge is comfortable and homely with elegant decor and a fireplace.

On the first floor there are 2 large bedrooms, both with double bed, and 2 twin. In the summer months the area is a hive of agricultural activity. Wine tasting and cheese can be delivered along with fresh bread in the morning.

Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with Jaccuzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk room. First floor: 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

Electric heating, glass-fronted fire in lounge (no fuel provided), woodburner in kitchen (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV (French channels only), video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. Friday to Friday changeover day. NB: One bedroom is connecting. Some bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. River frontage.

WAS
NOW
£263-£2299
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Murier Ref: F37131

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, with a real fire forming the focal point of the cosy living areas. 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.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, kitchen area, wood-burning stove. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom, over-bath shower

  • Heaters (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • D/washer
  • Satellite TV (English channels)
  • Terrace
  • Internet access.

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
£319-£940
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
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Tucked away in a large garden, within 20 hectares of private woodland in the lovely Sarthe, this stunning 17th-century, detached holiday property, once a farmhouse, has been tastefully restored whilst preserving its original charm, with an open fire, tiles, some low doorways and exposed beamed or sloping ceilings. A delightful large private fishing lake is reached by a forest path through natural woodland. Within easy reach of Le Mans and Angers. For a day trip, explore the châteaux and vineyards of the Loire or take the train from Sablé-sur-Sarthe to Paris, 1 hour. Close to Saumur and the Château du Lude.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire, corner kitchen. External utility. Study with single bed (for child). Double bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Garden with pond
  • Grounds with lake and woodland
  • Terrace
  • Telephone
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Boules
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 5km from Parcé-sur-Sarthe (restaurants, shops, river), 12km from the Abbey of Solesmes, 13km S of Sablé-sur-Sarthe (restaurants, supermarket, station), 14km from La Flèche (zoo), 42km from Le Mans (cathedral), 55km from Angers.

WAS
NOW
£339-£940
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Milly Ref: F49153

This 16th century former dependant of the adjoining château of Milly has been delightfully restored and furnished in elegant French country style with an open fire. Many original features have been retained including the flower-decked private cobbled passageway and stone stairways at the rear of the house. A terrace at the front of the holiday home provides the perfect location for alfresco meals or a glass of local wine, and to watch very little of the world go by in this tranquil part of the Loire Region. The local town of Gennes on the River Loire provides most amenities, whilst the historic château towns of Angers and Saumur are a short drive. This property sleeps a maximum of 4 guests.

Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Spiral, open-tread and open-sided stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

  • Terrace
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Internet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking; car park 5m
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Open stone steps from 1st floor to courtyard. Steps throughout.

Location: 5km S of Gennes (shops, bars, restaurants), 5km from Loire (river), 15km NW of Saumur (riverside town, château), 25km NW of Montsoreau (château), 32km SE of Angers (château).

WAS
NOW
£340-£989
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
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