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Pets
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Maison Beffroi Ref: T49105

This delightful clock tower, in the northern Angers countryside, is part of an imposing château, yet totally independent of it. It has its own private entrance and small garden and shares extensive parkland grounds. The interior is simply, but adequately equipped, and the living room and bedrooms look out over the garden and park. This area is spanned by some of the greatest rivers in France: the Mayenne, the Loire, the Sarthe and the Maine, so for lovers of boating, water sports and birdwatching, this is a paradise! There are several châteaux (Angers, Saumur, Chinon) within easy reach, and nearby vineyards of the western Loire are also well worth a visit.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with staircase up to first floor. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC) and laundry facilities. Second floor (steep stairs, low headroom): Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

  • Heating
  • W/machine
  • Garage
  • Barbecue (on request)
  • All linen included
  • NB: Children under 12 not accepted.

Location: 500m from Chenillé-Changé (café, boulangerie), 8km NE of Le Lion-d’Angers (most facilities), 30km N of Angers (all facilities, golf, watersports).

WAS
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£210-£329
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
La Cascade Ref: F37171

This charming traditional Touraine farmhouse nestled in the French countryside, has been tastefully restored and decorated by the French owners. The property is set in a beautiful enclosed garden, with a large heated pool and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The spacious and extremely well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and opens onto the terrace. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient châteaux and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with the splendid gardens to explore such as Villandry, Chenonceaux or Azay-le-Rideau, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Kingsize bedroom. Shower room with double basin (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin (no WC). Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden with three steps and pond (take care with children)
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.2m, open Apr-Oct)
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 2.5km SW of Beaumont-la-Ronce (shops, bar/restaurant), 9km NE of Semblançay (château), 15km N of Tours (city, château, airport), 18km W of Château Renault (town, most facilities).

WAS
NOW
£679-£1799
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
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£117-£729
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Moulin de Cherelles Ref: T45007

This delightfully placed 18th-century mill is set in the heart of the Loire châteaux country. There is a large terrace over the mill stream for al-fresco dining and a small grassy area with a little shade at the water’s edge. A ground floor apartment next door is let all year; the tenants are extremely discreet. Nearby, historic Meung-sur-Loire dates back to medieval times. Beaugency, with its château and historic centre, is just 15km away and Chambord, with its nature reserve and the largest château in the Loire, is 40km. Blois (50km) offers a château with sound and light show, cathedral, museum of magic and historic bridge over the Loire, whilst Chaumont-sur-Loire boasts a château, sculpture trail and exhibition gardens (65km).

First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room/WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • Start day Friday
  • NB: Parents of small children should be aware that there is a lot of water around.

Location: 7km N of Meung-sur-Loire (all facilities), 15km from Beaugency, 40km from Chambord, 50km from Blois.

WAS
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£250-£3286
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
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Trogues, nr. Chinon Ref: W12057

Shared swimming pool and games room

Indre-et-Loire

This spacious first floor apartment is located in a detached building next to the owner’s château.

This is one of the most lovely areas in France, situated in the Loire Valley where you are spoilt for choice for things to see and do including delightful villages and rivers, châteaux and glorious countryside.

You have full use of the grounds surrounding the château and campsite, including its facilities such as shared swimming pool, bar, games room, crazy golf and children’s playground. Fontevraud Abbey, Richelieu and Saumur are all well worth a visit.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

Oil central heating, all fuel and power included in rent June to September, €45 supplement October to May, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, terrace, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: External spiral stairs to first floor. Small fishing pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£310-£689
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
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Rocher Ref: F53134

Nestled in an untouched, rural area of the Mayenne, this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly restored leaving some original features. You’ll not want to leave here after seeing the garden. There can be nothing more relaxing than sitting on the flowered terrace, enjoying a drink overlooking the large, beautiful immaculate garden. The discreet English owners maintain the garden and occupy the neighbouring property, they also produce their own vegetables which guests can enjoy. You can enjoy watersports, golf and play in the casino at the spa town of Bagnoles-de-L’Orne. Mayenne, Ambierre and Laval are lovely towns to visit and the famous Mont St Michel is a must.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. First floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower attachment, one single. Shower room/WC

  • Shared lawned garden
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Electric convector heating
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • CD/stereo
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 200m from Cousemes (general shops, bar, restaurant), 10km from Gorron (town, supermarket), 79km from Mont St Michel (beach).

WAS
NOW
£230-£660
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ballots Ref: W14667

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

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom and basin, separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms (one can be double). First floor: Mezzanine with twin beds.

Electric heating all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €40 supplement October to April, cot, digital TV, DVD player, radio, washing machine, freezer, 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
£152-£550
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Le Verger Soreau Ref: F49167

Restored using the traditional ‘tufa’ stone of the Loire region, this elegant detached beamed holiday cottage offers tranquillity and comfort in equal measure. Furnished to a very good standard and located close to the historic château town of Saumur, Le Verger Soreau is an ideal location from which to sample this historic region’s culture and wines. The many spectacular châteaux which are located across the Loire Valley draw visitors from around the world. Saumur’s own château overlooks the Loire river, whilst nearby Montsoreau, featuring a smaller and more intimate château, is just as picturesque.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling

  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Air conditioning on first floor
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Portable barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 3km from Saumur (all amenities, historic town, chateau), 15km E of Montsoreau (picturesque village, river views), 17km E of Doué-la-Fontaine (zoo, Roman site, gardens), 32km W of Chinon (medieval town, château, wine production, all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£270-£830
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
La Garenne Ref: F37168

Tucked away from the bustle of the picturesque town centre of Bourgueil, La Garenne is a picture postcard in its own right. Set in a large garden with wooded area, this detached holiday house has a private pool and sunny terrace just yards from the door. Constructed from the local limestone, this charming holiday property captures the essence of the Loire region, famed for its wines and magnificent châteaux. Although La Garenne offers modern comforts, its owners have been careful to retain its original features such as the bread oven and beams. The pretty town of Bourgueil offers all amenities and a lively weekly market, and nearby are some of the finest châteaux in France including Villandry Castle (35km away). Saumur, Chinon and Azay-le-Rideau are all within a short drive. Also nearby is the River Loire where you can enjoy cycling, horse riding, boating and golfing.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with patio doors. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC. First floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and shared en-suite shower room/WC leading to double bedroom with sloping ceiling and exterior door to garden via stone steps

  • Partially enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Private outdoor swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 0.5m to 2.2m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 500m from centre of Bourgueil (shops, café/bars, restaurants), 16km from Chinon (château town), 18km N of Fontevraud (royal abbey), 25km E of Saumur (château, medieval town, River Loire), 35km from Villandry (château), 36km SW of Tours (city, airport, TGV to Paris).

WAS
NOW
£540-£1490
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