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Sleeps
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Bedrooms
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Pets
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Rouilly Ref: F37130

Not far from historic Chinon, this lovely cottage is built in the traditional Touraine style using the local, honey-coloured stone. Adjoining the owners’ home, it offers a well-restored, cosy beamed interior, opening onto a grassy courtyard at the front and a private garden to the rear, a delight of wild and cultivated planting. The entire property is walled and is the last in the hamlet, adjoining open fields with long country walks. This walled medieval town boasts impressive stone archways at its entrances, and is alive with shops, restaurants and markets. Nearby Chinon, renowned for its wine production, is dominated by its château.

Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Stairs to first floor with mezzanine seating area. Steep stairs to second floor: Reading/rest room. Three bedrooms, one double, one twin and a further twin for children. Shower room/WC

  • Small, enclosed mature garden with small pond
  • Electric convector heaters (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels only)
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1km W of Ligré, 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 5km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

WAS
NOW
£240-£689
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
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Dame-Marie-les-Bois Ref: FEI037

This pretty, terraced, stone holiday cottage is spacious and beautifully decorated. Featuring exposed beams and stonework and a woodburner in the lounge, there is a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Gorund floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 2 double bedrooms, one plus 2 single beds.

WAS
NOW
£629-£1749
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Gìte de Morfontaine is located in a pretty and tranquil location close to the Loire town of Noyant. Mature trees surround this charming, adjoining holiday cottage, which has been lovingly restored by its owners next door. A swimming pool and a Jacuzzi room provide rest and relaxation - a chance to recharge your batteries for the country walks and on-site lake fishing! The surrounding area provides plenty to see and do. Nearby is the beautiful château town of Saumur, which overlooks the River Loire where you can enjoy cycling as well as horse riding, boating and golfing. For a day out, Paris is only 50 minutes by train from the cathedral city of Tours.

Living/dining room, 2 single beds. Kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC. External stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC

  • Garden
  • Shared grounds, drops, lake (take care, children)
  • Terrace
  • Shared pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.5m)
  • Heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • BBQ
  • No smoking
  • All linen included.

Location: Morfontaine (lakeside location, fishing), 8km S of Noyant (all amenities), 28km N of Saumur (château, old town), 41km NW of Chinon (riverside town, château, vineyards).

WAS
NOW
£72-£1049
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
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
La Petite Grue Ref: F49137

Set in the heart of the Loire Valley, this charming little stone-built cottage makes a perfect base for a couple to visit the area’s many attractions. The helpful English owners live next door. The local village has shops and a bar, and just a few minutes away Longué has a weekly market and good restaurants. The impressive riverside town of Saumur lies just fifteen minutes to the south, and is home to the famous Cadre Noir cavalry school, hillside château and vineyards producing the famous sparkling white wine of the same name. Nearby, in the bustling city of Angers, at the heart of the Anjou wine region, the fascinating ‘Apocalypse’ tapestry can be seen in the château.

All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with woodburner and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

  • Woodburner
  • Electric convector heaters (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • M/wave
  • TV (UK digital channels)
  • Video
  • DVD player
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Small garden with terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only included.

Location: 1km W of St Philbert du Peuple (bar, shops), 3km E of Longué (most facilities), 14km S of Baugé (golf, shops), 14km N of Saumur (château, vineyards, shops), 16km S of Baugé (golf, shops).

WAS
NOW
£180-£520
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
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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Set in the grounds of the Château de la Vauguyon, these two distinctive, restored properties date from the 12th century. The Dovecote (ref 37142) is furnished in a pleasant rustic style with beams, cool stone walls and a large stone fireplace. Le Théâtre (ref F37167), once a ‘theatre’ of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings, part of, yet independent of, the owner’s château. Both holiday properties enjoy views across vineyards to the château at Chinon in the distance. Chinon also offers an old quarter and fine restaurants. Nearby, discover the picturesque villages of Montsoreau and Candé St. Martin. In the heart of the Touraine wine-growing district, many famous vineyards can be visited. Explore the famous châteaux of the Loire including Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and Saumur. A wonderful area for cycling, with tracks on the banks of the Loire. Horse riding, boating and golf nearby.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Stairs from kitchen to first floor: Large kingsize bedroom. Large twin bedroom. All rooms have beams

  • Enclosed private garden
  • Large shared garden with unprotected small stream (take care with children)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Glass-fronted fire
  • Satellite TV
  • Sun loungers

Location: 1km from bar, restaurant and shop, 3km from Chinon (château town, all facilities), 27km SE of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, TGV train to Paris, airport to Stansted).

Both properties: W/machine

  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

WAS
NOW
£350-£940
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Saumur Ref: W12336

Short walk from historic town centre

Maine-et-Loire

This 19th-century, two bedroom semi-detached house is situated on a quiet road in the oldest part of the lovely town of Saumur, 300 yards (250m) from the River Loire and a short walk away from the historic town centre and château.

Featuring exposed stonework (this area is famed for its Tuffeau stone), exposed wooden beams, and modernised to a very good standard, the holiday home also benefits from an enclosed front garden with sunny aspect, and an enclosed courtyard garden to the side with direct access through French doors from the kitchen/diner.

Beyond this is a wealth of restaurants, bars, architecture and culture for which this area in general and Saumur in particular are famous.

Shop 550 yards (500m), café/bar and restaurant 110 yards (100m).

Lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

Gas central heating, colour TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed front and side garden, garden furniture, ample on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£249-£640
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Maligne, nr. Saumur Ref: W14617

Shared swimming pool

Maine-et-Loire

Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand.

Surrounded by vines, this is a peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m), the local wine and views.

This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting. This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

Lower ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Ground floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric central heating, woodburner in lounge (initial fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to September, €25 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, shared courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£290-£849
Shortlist
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
NOW
£59-£729
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