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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
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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
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.

WAS
NOW
£270-£789
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Chemellier Ref: W14981

Close to local amenities

Maine-et-Loire

This ’troglodyte’ cottage is fully restored and retaining its original pale tufa stonework. It lies within walking distance of forest walks and is close to an open air swimming pool (seasonal) at nearby Gennes.

The town of Gennes itself lies on the Loire river.

Angers and Saumur are both within easy driving distance, as are many of the area’s spectacular châteaux. An ideal holiday base.

Shop 1km, café/bar and restaurant 300m.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Second floor: 1 double bedroom plus single bed.

Underfloor heating, convector heaters, open fires in lounge and kitchen (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May-Oct, €30 supplement Nov-Apr, bed linen included in rent, colour TV (for DVD use only), DVD player, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceiling in lounge and second floor bedroom. Spiral stairs or external steps to bedrooms.

WAS
NOW
£229-£659
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Le Lude Ref: F72115

In a unique location, set on the edge of the river Loir with sounds of the rushing water all around, this carefully restored ancient water mill offers an ideal retreat from the stress and noise of everyday life. The interior is comfortable and simply decorated with white walls, retaining, traditional features of exposed beams, tiled floors and open fireplace. The pleasantly furnished sitting room has wonderful views of the lovely mill stream and dam. You can fish for your supper and find a pleasant spot for al-fresco dining in the large garden. Near to this charming property, you can discover the famous city of Le Mans with its 24hr racing track and old quarter. To the south is the Loire Valley with its châteaux and vineyards.

Ground floor: Dining room with corner kitchen and open fire. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin with door to courtyard. Bathroom with shower attachment and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Living room with glass fronted fire. Three bedrooms; one double, two single. Shower room. Bathroom. Separate WC

  • Private garden
  • Courtyard
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Glass fronted fire
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Parking for three cars
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • NB: Unsuitable for young children due to river frontage.

Location: 4km NW of Le Lude (all facilities, pool, tennis). 44km SW of Le Mans (historic city, all facilities). 60km NW of Tours (city, old quarter).

WAS
NOW
£419-£1170
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Le Petit Troglo Ref: F41118

This unusual and carefully restored troglodyte (cave dweller) holiday home is situated half way up the hilllside, approached by a track, with a view of the local village and countryside. The interior is full of character with an ornamental fireplace in the living room, and decorated with great care and originality. Just down the track, the owners have a restaurant in the troglodyte caves. Stroll into the village or along the riverbanks, while just down the road is Montrichard with its sandy beach on the banks of the River Cher. This area is known for its châteaux, including the stuning Château of Chenonceau.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/corner kitchen. Double bedroom with wood-burning stove. Four steps to shower room with walk in-shower (no WC). Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout

  • Small garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Sloping ceilings. Curtained doorways to bedroom and shower room. Significant drop behind low wall, 7m from property. Unsuitable for children.

Location: Bourré village (bar, restaurants, shops, fishing), 4km E of Montrichard (shops, restaurants, beach, château), 16km E of Chenonceau (château, bar, restaurants), 22km SE of Amboise (bars, restaurants, château), 24km S of Blois (all facilities, château).

WAS
NOW
£390-£540
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
La Lissière Ref: FL139

Set in the heart of the Loire Valley this is an ideal location for those seeking peace and quiet. Within 20 acres of walled park and gardens with a further 375 acres of woodland for walks and jogging, this renovated holiday property forms part of the original stable block adjacent to the owners château. Facilities are shared with one other rental property but each has their own private garden areas. A shared pool is set within a circular walled garden and the tennis court is situated near the owner’s château. The nearest shops and horse riding are a 5-minute drive to Mer. It’s just 10 minutes drive to Beaugency with larger shops, restaurants and indoor pool. The historical town of Blois is a 20 minute drive and it’s an easy drive to the Loire châteaux, the better known being Chenonceaux, Chambord and Cheverny. Or discover the historical cities of Orléans and Cléry with their Romanesque abbeys, basilicas and museums, and for golf enthusiasts there are some golf courses in the area.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Small TV room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC.

  • Shared grounds with artificial pond (take care with children)
  • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 12m, depth 1m - 2.1m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Cot and h/chair (on request)
  • Shared tennis court
  • Sun loungers
  • All linen included.

Location: 12km from Talcy (château), 15km from Chambord (château, cycle hire), 24km from Blois (château, city), 30km from Cheverny (château, golf).

WAS
NOW
£31-£1779
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Maupertuis Ref: F72113

Formerly a hunting lodge, this charming property has been sympathetically restored and retains its original turret and stone spiral staircase. Set in its own grounds, the property features a large lawned garden with colourful flowerbeds at the front and rear of the house. The property also enjoys a sun-trap conservatory, ideal for dining, and an enclosed heated swimming pool. The house is situated within walking distance of the historic town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, with its port and château. Slightly further afield is the 15th century Abbey St. Pierre in Solesmes, and the Château and forest of Durtal.

Living room with French windows to patio. Large dining room with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen leading to conservatory. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Stone spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with additional pull out bed

  • Large enclosed garden
  • Private heated indoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m)
  • Oil central heating
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Games room with table tennis and darts
  • Outdoor play area with swing
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 1km NE of Sablé-sur-Sarthe (riverside town, shops, bars, restaurants), 25km NW of La Fléche (large town, all facilities), 50km SW of Le Mans (city, cathedrals, motor racing).

WAS
NOW
£599-£1679
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Indre-et-Loire

La Cachette (or “The Hideaway”) is an ideal holiday retreat for two. A secluded garden and terrace offer guests the chance to make the most of the summer sunshine whilst the swimming pool (7.2m x 3.6m, depth 1.2m) is perfect for cooling down.

Situated close to the Loire river itself, La Cachette, an apartment adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy access of some of the region’s most famous sites.

Nearby Château Ussé, said to be the inspiration for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a must see, as are the many other châteaux and centres of wine production such as Saumur and Chinon.

Shop 6km, café/bar 500m, restaurant 3km

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €20 supplement Oct to Apr, bed linen and towels included in rent, CD player, w/machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£189-£530
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Rouessé-Vassé Ref: FVS017

Good touring base

Sarthe

This 15th-century house, close to the owner’s home, is located in a peaceful area near a forest and offers very spacious holiday accommodation with a nicely decorated interior. The kitchen opens onto a covered terrace, ideal for dining.

Guests can enjoy a lake 2km away and many water activities are available. For riding enthusiasts there is also an equestrian centre. Explore this beautiful area, including castles, and all party events such as concerts at Sablé or la Nuit des Chimère (magical projections in the old town of Le Mans).

Nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful walks through the forest full of deer.

Shop 4km, restaurant 6km.

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

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (fuel at cost), all other fuel and power at cost, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to upper floors. Some sloping ceilings.

WAS
NOW
£29-£550
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

This stone pavilion is set in the wooded grounds of a breathtaking neo-Renaissance fairytale château, just 10m from an orangerie, which has an indoor BBQ and table tennis. There is access from here to the private fenced lake – boat and fishing equipment can be provided and the owner also provides a welcome hamper. Adjacent to the orangerie is the beautiful walled pool garden, with a main and children’s pool, both set in magnificent formal and totally enclosed gardens. The local shops, restaurants, bars and tennis are in Meslay a 3 minute drive, or for a greater choice of shopping, restaurants, cafés, nightlife and golf, the historic town of Laval situated on the River Mayenne is well worth the 15 minute drive. Croquet, table tennis, badminton, fishing and boules are all on site, and the leisure park of ’’La Chesnaie’’ is only a 5 minute drive. The caves and grottos of Saulges are a 15 minute drive, and the renowned zoo at La Flèche is 45 minutes away. Angers and the grand châteaux of the Loire are an hour’s drive, as is the famous Le Mans racing circuit.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. Shower room/WC with Jacuzzi bath. First floor: Kingsize four-poster bedroom. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom

  • Enclosed garden
  • Large grounds with fenced lake
  • Terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 2m) and children’s pool (2m x 4m, depth 0.4m) with fountain nearby
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • Table tennis
  • Boules
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km from Meslay (shops, restaurants, bars), 15km from Laval (shopping, restaurants, cafés, nightlife, golf), 108km from Rennes, 199km from Tours (airport).

WAS
NOW
£440-£1199
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
La Grande Touche Ref: F28103

Situated at the end of a quiet country lane just 2km from the village of Unverre, this characterful half-timbered cottage exudes olde worlde charm. The original wooden beams and exposed stone walls help to provide a rustic atmosphere. Guests have use of the grounds with a barbecue and pétanque court. Further afield the region is most famous for Chartres Cathedral, noted for its 13th century stained glass windows and the Perche Regional Park; home to the famous Percheron breed of heavy horses. In Illiers-Combray, is the house where Marcel Proust spent his childhood summers. The house is adjoining Pré Catalan garden, which is now a museum with exhibitions about the famous writer.

Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and corner kitchen. Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: Twin bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds. Bathroom/WC

  • Large courtyard garden area
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Petanque court
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: 5km from Brou (town, Perche Regional Park), 20km NW of Châteaudun, 40km SW of Chartres.

WAS
NOW
£199-£398
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