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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Situated on the edge of a forest in Le Poinçonnet, close to the town of Châteauroux, these two elegant, adjoining holiday properties each have a terrace and garden for outdoor dining. Complete with a shared swimming pool, terrace and large sheltered patio, along with 4000m2 lawned gardens offering plenty of space, also shared with the owners’ other guests. Both properties are wonderfully decorated and tastefully furnished. Visit the Brenne National Park with its thousand lakes and parklands, a paradise for nature lovers. 30 minutes away lies Nohant, close to Le Châtre, where novelist Georges Sand was brought up and where Frédéric Chopin composed some of his greatest works. Discover the Roman remains of Bourges, 59km, a town conquered by Caesar.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with single sofa bed and French doors to terrace/well-equipped kitchen area. Kingsize bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower. Separate WC.

Location: 2km S of Le Poinçonnet (shops, café/bars, restaurants), 5km S of Châteauroux (all facilities), 10km E of Brenne National Park (wildlife, châteaux, abbeys), 15km S of Villedieu (golf course), 120km E of Poitiers (historic city, Futuroscope, airport).

Both properties: Private lawned garden

  • Private terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 2m)
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Both properties can be interconnected via a lockable door. Can also be booked with F36102.

WAS
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£117-£729
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Gîte de l’Ecluse Ref: F49163

Located in the northern part of Maine-et-Loire and close to the borders of Sarthe and Mayenne, this attractive detached holiday apartment, part of the owner’s home, was once a boat house, and stands on the River Sarthe with its lock close by. It offers an enclosed, well-kept garden, above ground swimming pool with a raised terrace overlooking the garden and river. The interior is furnished in a traditional French style, whilst including colourful fabrics together with leather sofas and an attractive verandah for dining in the cool evenings. There are three golf courses within 30km, as well as watersports and riding. Gourmet restaurants can be found in the pretty town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe. Also within easy reach is historic Le Mans, famous for its 24 hour racing track and old town. To the south is Angers with its medieval château and local vineyards of the Loire.

All on first floor: Step to living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire, sloping ceilings, tiled floor and patio doors to terrace. Two double bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room with bidet and double basin (no WC). Separate WC

  • Private enclosed garden with small fish pond and six steps to raised balcony
  • Private terrace
  • Raised private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.3m)
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Two m/waves
  • Freezer
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • Start day Friday.

Location: 4km from Brissarthe (café/bar, restaurant), 4km S of Morannes (shop, café/bars, restaurants), 21km S of Sablé-sur-Sarthe (château, golf, restaurants, most facilities), 33km N of Angers (all facilities, château).

WAS
NOW
£210-£3286
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Le Bourg Ref: FL133

Set in over 2 acres of open land with rough grass, shrubs and trees, this converted barn provides modern and bright holiday accommodation on two levels. Scandinavian-style furniture and lots of light characterise this renovated house. Attached to the house is a covered terrace with barbecue and long wooden refectory table and benches for leisurely outdoor dining. 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 is 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 with extensive trails and cycle paths. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes), famous for its châteaux and wine. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. Chartres is an hour’s drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams, tiled floors and French doors to terrace. Laundry room. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room/WC. Spiral staircase to first floor (low beams): Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite wet room/WC

  • Lawned garden
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open Jun-Sep
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • CD/stereo
  • Swings
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • 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
£810-£2159
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Rural location

Maine-et-Loire

This delightful 18th century rural stone cottage, with its own lawned garden, lies in the heart of the Pays de la Loire.

Set in a sleepy hamlet surrounded by picturesque villages, 30 minutes from Angers with many attractions including its 13th-century chateau.

An hour from the popular Nantes and within easy reach of many other lovely towns, chateaux and places of interest. 20-minute drive to the River Loire, flanked by the Loire’s vineyards.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel and powe at cost, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking. NB: Low ceiling in kitchen. Sloping ceiling in bedroom. Fenced well in garden, 100m.

WAS
NOW
£180-£399
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
L’Herpinière Ref: F41101

Set in its own spacious grounds, surrounded by quiet countryside, this charming and unique detached cottage incorporates a former dovecote, now converted into three delightful octagonal bedrooms. The beamed living room with wood-burning stove is attractively furnished. Outside are lawned gardens, a large fish-pond and woodland areas, with only one other house nearby. Just outside Chaumont-Loire, with a château open to visitors, the house is well placed for exploring. The magnificent châteaux of Chenonceau and Amboise are nearby, while Blois, with its old streets by the river, and the historic city of Tours, for excellent shopping, are also within easy reach.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Steps up to bathroom with over bath shower and bidet. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite WC. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite WC. Third floor: Twin bedroom

  • Large gardens, pond and woods
  • Telephone (card)
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Woodburner
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: 2km S of Chaumont (shops, restaurants, post office), 18km SW of Blois, 35kms E of Tours (large city).

WAS
NOW
£607-£19713
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
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.

WAS
NOW
£210-£620
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Ideal holiday base from which to explore

Loiret

This charming, holiday ‘maison rurale’ is situated in the village centre at Lorcy. With origins dating back to the 17th century, this semi-detached house has been fully restored and features a spacious, open-plan living and dining area.

Close to the picturesque town of Montargis, known for its Venetian-like network of canals.

A good base for day trips to the cathedral city of Orleans, and the magnificent chateau town of Fontainebleu. Paris is 1.5 hours away.

Shop and restaurant 3km, café/bar 500m.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

Underfloor heating, €5 per day supplement for fuel (if required), initial 8kw of power per day included in rent, remainder by meter reading at end of stay, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, portable barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£310-£620
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
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
La Boucaudrie Ref: F53136

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, close to the local village, this attractive holiday property has been converted and modernised to provide all home comforts. It has been lovingly decorated in fresh colours and fabrics, together with modern furnishings throughout. The well-equipped kitchen, dining area and most of the bedrooms have large French doors with balconies overlooking the swimming pool and well-kept garden. The private setting makes the villa a perfect get-away-from-it-all holiday destination or a base for discovering the picturesque region of Mayenne. Among the interesting places to visit in the Loire Valley are historic Angers with its château, superb tapestry and local vineyards, the lovely Brittany coastal resort of St. Nazaire, or Mont St. Michel can be reached within 1½ hours’ drive. This is an ideal choice of property for a larger group or families who wish to enjoy a holiday together.

Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility. Shower room/WC. First floor: Two kingsized bedrooms, one with additional single. Two double bedrooms, one with additional single and shared en-suite WC. Single bedroom with shared en-suite WC. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

  • Garden with 3 steps, fenced pond (take care with children)
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps, outside shower
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2km from La Rouaudière (bar/restaurant), 12km N of Pouancé (all facilities, château, restaurants), 14km E of La Guerche-de-Bretagne (all facilities), 108km SE of Mont St. Michel (historic monument, coast).

WAS
NOW
£719-£1839
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
0

Château de Villejovet is located in the southern part of the Loire Valley, directly on the River Indre. This grand property has been lovingly restored and transformed into an exclusive holiday resort with approximately 1000 m2 of grounds. The result is a small castle of extraordinary beauty, which has been equipped to a very good standard, and has the benefit of a swimming pool on the large terrace. Château de Villejovet is perfect for meetings, family reunions, celebrations and family holidays or friends alike. An ideal base for families, this property offers many facilities to keep everyone entertained of all ages, including free internet access, satellite TV, tennis court (cement), football field, outdoor table tennis and squash court. Guest also have the possibility of fishing along the river, 3km away. Golf course nearby. Please note: The property layout is over 5 floors.

Living room/dining room. Sitting room. Two further dining rooms. Two kitchens. Games room. Ten double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Nine shower room/WCs. Four separate WCs

  • Garden with sloping banks
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • CD/stereo
  • Internet access
  • Two cots
  • Two h/chairs
  • Pool table
  • Basketball hoop
  • Table tennis
  • Football field
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • Start day Friday
  • NB: Sloping ceilings and low beams in some rooms. Steps to pool. Unfenced river 50m.

Location: 50m from River Indre, 2.5km from shops and restaurants, 15km from Châteauroux (city, all facilities), 15km from Le Poinçonnet (shops, bars, restaurants), 29km from Villedieu (18-hole golf course), 124km from Poitiers (airport, church, cathedral, shops, restaurants).

WAS
NOW
£57-£3440
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
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