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La Moinerie Ref: F49154

The private swimming pool and the flowery garden are a good enough reason to want to stay here. Situated in open countryside, the property stands in 3 acres of gardens with fruit and nut trees and a very large unfenced fish pond. The owners, who live in the grounds, have restored and modernised the farmhouse with meticulous attention to detail, with wooden floors in the bedrooms, pastel-coloured walls, pretty fabrics, fine furniture and a games room. Why not head for one of the many attractions to visit in the Loire. Angers with its château and fascinating tapestry, shops and good restaurants. Nearby, Nyoiseau, Domaine de La Petite Couere, with 198 acres of park offers animal species, leisure activities and pleasant country walks. The pretty town of Segré offers shops, restaurants, a weekly market and plenty of activities to enjoy locally. Fly via Angers or Nantes.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room, well equipped corner kitchen. Summer kitchen. Steps to two bedrooms: one double, one kingsize. Bathroom/WC with spa shower cubicle. First floor: Bathroom with over bath shower. Separate WC. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite nursery.

  • Private enclosed garden with significant drop
  • Two terraces
  • Shared grounds
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.2m)
  • Central heating
  • Woodburning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Two TVs (English channels)
  • Games room with pool table, DVD, TV (French channels)
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Play area
  • Barbecue
  • No smoking.

Location: 4km S of Segré (local amenities, château) 12km SW of Le Bourg d’Iré (attractive views of the river), 21km NE of Château Gontier (mini Disneyland) 27km E of Nautical Park (windsurfing, water-sports), 30km SE of Angers (château, cathedral, gardens, market, canoeing, all amenities).

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£570-£1560
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Maison Cleré Ref: FVM037

This beautiful, semi-detached holiday property provides a great base for any family holiday. Furnished to a good standard the property benefits from a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy living room and a grand dining room, ideal for family meals, the outside of the property is also ideal for dining al-fresco. Located in the region of Maine-et-Loire, in the lovely village of Cleré sur Layon, providing an ideal touring base. Surround by great cities including, Cholet, Angers, Tours, Nantes, Poitiers and Noirt, providing ideal for days out, with lots to see and do for all the family. If the beach is your thing, the seaside resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne is less than 2 hours away by cars.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. First floor: Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Second floor: Two bedrooms: One double with additional single bed, one single

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • On street parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Low beams in some rooms.

Location: 100m from shop, 2km from lake, 6km from Vihiers (wednesday market, theatre), 6km from restaurant, 42km from Cholet (museum, church), 59km from Angers.

WAS
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£220-£640
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.

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£310-£620
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
La Passonière Ref: F53112

This semi-detached holiday cottage sits on the border of the Normandy and Loire regions and enjoys a rural setting surrounded by fields and trees. It retains many character features, including beamed ceilings, and has a wood-burning stove. The cottage is set in ¾ acre of unspoilt natural garden, with its own barbecue and garden furniture. Complimentary home-grown vegetables are provided (when available). Ambrières has a leisure park offering swimming and canoeing; horse-riding and lake fishing can be enjoyed locally. Nearby are the medieval towns of Domfront and Mayenne. Cancale and the Mont St. Michel are within easy reach. Fly via Rennes (109km), Dinard (130km) or Paris (288km).

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beamed ceilings and kitchen area. Stairs to: Mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine (on request)
  • M/wave
  • Digital TV/DVD/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2km from Couesmes village, 9km NW of Ambrières (all facilities, leisure park), 22km N of Mayenne (town, all facilities), 23km SW of Domfront (medieval town, all facilities).

WAS
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£50-£569
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Renazé Ref: W15195

Ideal touring base

Mayenne

This pretty, terraced holiday cottage provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people. Situated in a small hamlet, it is only 3km from the local town of Renazé with all amenities, including restaurants and shops.

The property is an ideal location from which to explore both the Brittany coast and the historic splendour and vineyards of the Loire Valley.

Both the historic château town of Angers and the coastal resorts of St. Nazaire or Mont St. Michel can be reached within a half hour drive. Fly via Nantes, Rennes or Dinard as well as Angers.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 twin.

Electric heating, open fire in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, DVD player, video, CD player, microwave, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in bedrooms, 3 steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£33-£620
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
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.

WAS
NOW
£210-£620
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
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Le Closeau Ref: F49139

Set in the pretty village of Courléon, this cosy cottage has been restored to a good standard and has an enclosed lawn and terrace, with only fields and vineyards beyond. The château at Gizeux is only a few minutes away and nearby Baugé has an interesting old town with winding streets and a leafy marketplace. Across the river is Saumur with its magnificent hillside château, cavalry school and modern shops and restaurants. Further afield is the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine, where animals roam in natural tufeau caves, the city of Angers with its unique tapestry, and the vineyards of St. Nicholas and Bourgueil are just a ten minute drive.

All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom with access to single bedroom.

  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Electric convector heaters (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • Combination m/wave/oven/grill
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD/stereo
  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: Courléon village, 4km E of Vernoil (shops, bar), 15km from Borgeuil, 20km NE of Saumur (all facilities, château), 25km SE of Baugé (golf), 25km from the Loire Valley and its châteaux, 30km from Fontevraud (royal abbey), 45km from Tours.

WAS
NOW
£199-£579
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Confluence Ref: F37158

Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Candes St. Martin which is side-by-side with the village Monsoreau, both considered to be amongst the prettiest villages in France. This semi-detached holiday cottage has a spectacular riverside position with panoramic views of the rivers Loire and Vienne. This charming cottage has been restored to a wonderful standard, blending country style comfort throughout the kitchen and dining area. The bedrooms are elegantly furnished and every room enjoys lovely views of the garden or river. Nearby is historical Chinon, Saumur and Tours, renowned for their châteaux and sparkling wines, which can be tasted at local cellars. Water sports are also available locally.

All on ground floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French door to terrace, well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor and beamed ceiling. Utility. Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for children). Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom with piano, each with patio doors to terrace and garden. Shower room/WC. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Separate WC

  • Private lawned garden
  • Private terrace
  • Shared courtyard
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Plasma satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • Piano
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: Candes St. Martin (bar/restaurant, boat trips), 500m from Montsoreau (shops, restaurants, château), 11km E of Saumur (all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£759-£45998
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Brosse Ref: F49145

These two 14th century stone holiday cottages with exposed stone and beams are set in the grounds of the impressive Château Salvert in the heart of the Loire Valley. Throughout they have been furnished to a good standard by the owners, who have been resident here for many generations. The woodlands of the château grounds are home to a profusion of wildlife, including wild boar which can occasionally be seen from the window. Each has a private terrace for outdoor dining. There is a swimming pool shared with the owners and guests near the château, including an attractive barn-style pool house with a lovely view, 150m away. The château town of Saumur lies 10 minutes to the south, with a chance to sample some of the world famous sparkling wine and one of the many fine restaurants which can be found here.

Entrance hall. Separate WC. Living room with antique furniture and open fire with view of castle. Well equipped, fitted kitchen/dining room with woodland view. Double bedroom with antique bed and en-suite bathroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with antique bed. Shower room/WC.

Both Properties:

  • Garden
  • Adjacent woodland park
  • Terrace
  • Shared heated outdoor swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 0.90m to 2.5m, open mid-May to Sep) with pool house and small drop from pool house terrace (take care with children)
  • Open fireplace with woodburning stove(at cost)
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • CD/stereo
  • Parking (2 private garages)
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Table tennis
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking
  • NB: There is the possibility of dining and sampling French meals in the castle.

Location: Close to Neuillé village, 8km E of Longué (small town, most facilities), 10km N of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 45km E of Angers (château, city, ancient tapestry).Location: Close to Neuillé village, 8km E of Longué (small town, most facilities), 10km N of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 45km E of Angers (château, city, ancient tapestry).

WAS
NOW
£38-£1720
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
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