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|The Grange||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||2|
The Grange has a 4* classification as part of our commitment to providing high quality accommodation.
**Arrival day is not restricted to a Saturday during April and can be booked on our website mentioning Holiday France Direct.
The Grange at Les Mortiers is in a beautiful rural setting, just 1 kilometre from the village.
The Grange is a detached property and the use our 12 metre long heated swimming pool. The pool has a full height cover, with retractable sides, which makes it perfect for swimming from April through to early November.
Situated in a peaceful and spacious environment, you can enjoy good wines and food, excellent golfing and cycling or walking in delightful, unspoilt countryside. Well situated for vineyards and a good selection of quality restaurants.
Relax in tranquil countryside just outside the village of Parçay-Les-Pins, the nearest village, just 1km away. There you will find a boulangerie for fresh bread, a well stocked village shop and a cafe/bar which provides meals and snacks too.. Visit the Museum of Jules de Bois or venture a little further to find a wide range of restaurants offering you all the delights of Loire cuisine. Two market gardens provide fresh fruit and vegetables, when available we also offer seasonal produce from our potager.
Traditional features include tuffeau stone and beams with quality facilities - barbecue, dishwasher, microwave, shower and bath, washing machines, freezers, central heating. Bed linen provided. 12 x 5m shared, superb heated swimming pool, with full height cover and gently treated water.
Free broadband wi-fi access
Well equipped with dishwasher, full oven, fridge/freezer, no shortage of utensils or tableware, 12 place settings and glassware. Coffee and tea making. Two barbecues and a pizza oven in our garden.
We are keen cooks and always eager to see that The Grange is well equipped.
A feature fireplace with wood-burning stove, three comfortable sofas, television and ipod dock. The french window opens out on to the private and fenced garden.
Two large bedrooms. The main bedrooms has a king-size bed, the second bedroom has a double bed and two singles, plus a full-sized cot.
We also provide travel cots and bedding for them.
Pure Egyptian cotton sheets.
Choice of summer and winter duvets.
Clean, fresh pillows.
Blinds to all windows.
Full bathroom on first floor
Shower room, with large shower, toilet and vanity unit on ground floor.
Wood fired central heating, with supplementary heaters.
Please see www.frenchholiday.co.uk for full information on chateaux, wine, cycling and more!
Garden furniture and two barbecues.
Heated swimming pool with solar shower and large sun deck areas, shared with the Grenier. Plenty of space for relaxing or playing games.
Garden furniture and two barbecues
Den-building kit for young ones!
Parking outside The Grange.
We are at the end of a private drive away from a quiet road.
Tranquil country environment for couples or family holidays. Forest walks and cycle rides.
We offer a complete Child Friendly pack to make travel with young ones easier.
There is no charge for this.
It is particularly helpful for those who decide to arrive by air.
Both Tours and Angers airports are less than 1 hour away. Nantes airport is 2 hours away, with a choice of airlines operating from there, with regular flights to London Gatwick, City and Southampton. Flights from Bristol operate until late October.
A welcome basket with eggs from our chickens, home-made jam, fresh coffee, English tea, a bottle of wine and produce from our garden when in season.
Parcay Les Pins has an excellent café/bar restaurant and also an epicerie. We can also arrange a first shop delivered by the well stocked Epicerie in our village.
I fell in love with France as a teenager and nothing has changed since then!
|Year property purchased||1997|
|Why this location?||Love the area, gentle rural countryside and views, proximity to historic towns of Angers, Le Mans and Tours.|
|Unique benefits of property||Peace, rural peace. Three properties, none of which overlook each other and offer privacy and country views. A gorgeous 12 metre swimming pool, with full height pool cover and seating area around it. Heated and spotless.|
Don’t miss Chateau de-la-Chatonniere, Chateau Rivau and – wacky – new gardens at Parc Monpassant-de-Bois in Allonnes – comes with golf carts for driving around in!
Recommendation No 1 can only be the La Licorne Restaurant at Fontevraud – the langoustines are amazing!
An excellent evening market. A leisurely walk around the stalls in the evening, local wines and delicacies, music and entertainment. The gourmet market in Bourgueil is a good evening out!
A very lively market each Sunday morning, situated just by the chateau. Fish, meat, organic vegetables and more!
Relaxing environment, swimming, cycling, walking, chateau and garden visits. Midway between Angers, Tours and Le Mans.
The best. Lunch at L’Orangerie in Saumur Château grounds and after a day in the life of a gite owner buying supplies and testing the wines of Guy Delanoue – superb!
Restaurant musts – The Moulin Bleu just outside Bourgueil – 10/10. The brochet (pike) was amazing. Les Forges and the Auberge in Place St Pierre both worth a visit and we'd recommend the three cheese gallette at the Rille Lac Crepe.
Several good restaurants within easy reach with a good variety of price ranges.
And I recommend Doue Zoo, feeding those donkeys, the lake at Rille and Villandry and that’s my recommendation for all you holiday people
Our third visit to this wonderful gite, owned by the welcoming Mike and Jean. We have stayed in the Grange which has its own garden, spacious bedrooms (loads of floor space which is useful in kids rooms), plenty of sofa space for the evenings, and incredible views. The pool is beautiful and clean with a cover over it and amazing views. We tried the ropes in trees at Rille which were brilliant, far better than similar equivalents in the UK due to the lovely lakeside location. A favourite place to eat is the Guingette at Lac Des Hommes. It feels like a home from home for us as we have a lovely welcome and there are all the facilities we need such as washing machine, bikes you can borrow for an hour for a quick ride to get bread etc. We wholly recommend!
This is our second stay at The Grange. We absolutely love it, lots to see and do around the area and the whole site is very family friendly; our daughter loves the swimming pool and the animals. The hosts, Jean and Mike, are fantastic. We will definitely be having many more family holidays here over the years!
Thank you. Here's to more happy family times with you all.
Really fabulous holiday cottage in a great location, near to the village so you can cycle or walk there where there is a shop, pub and bread shop. Cycles to borrow so we went to the local lake too. The pool is brilliant and has a cover so we could even use when there was a little rain. Jean and Mike are the perfect hosts, there when you need them but not invasive. they have loads of good tips on places to go and will book in advance for you. We visited Saumur, Langeais and the vineyards. I would recommend to anyone a stay here.
I think I missed your review as it was during a busy high seaston, but thank you for such a lovely review.
After 50 years of holiday travel which has included all 5 of the habitable continents we are in agreement that Les Mortiers tops our list of places we have stayed. Everything about the holiday was excellent from the minute we made the booking to waving our goodbyes at the end of our stay. The Grange more than lived up to the descriptions on the web site and Jean and Mike, our hosts, have spared no expense in providing everything you could possibly need. As we are all in our 70's we particularly appreciated Egyptian Cotton sheets on a bed more comfortable than our own at home. For us the location was just what we had hoped quiet, and relaxing yet with easy access to everything that the Loire Valley is famous for. Mike and Jean were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We shall certainly return.