Holiday lets plus heated pool near Saumur

9.9/10
Parcay-les-Pins (32km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL001291_B Advertiser since: 1 July 2003

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Grange Self Catering 2 6 2

About this property

The Grange Gite, with Large Shared Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

Full bathroom on first floor

Shower room, with large shower, toilet and vanity unit on ground floor.

Heating

Wood fired central heating, with supplementary heaters.

Entertainment

Please see www.frenchholiday.co.uk for full information on chateaux, wine, cycling and more!

Garden and outside

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

Children's swings

Den-building kit for young ones!

Parking and garages

Parking outside The Grange.

We are at the end of a private drive away from a quiet road.

Visitor suitability

Tranquil country environment for couples or family holidays. Forest walks and cycle rides.

Information about any additional facilities

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.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montsoreau
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: River Loire, plus we make silk fishing lines for trout and salmon fishing
Distance: 10 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Courcelles de Tourraine Chateau des 7 Tours 37330 Courcelles de Touraine
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Haras de Moulin, Vernoil Le Fourrier and others
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Touraine Wine Route - Bourgueil, St. Nicholas de Bourgueil

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR36

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Too many to list! We keep a huge selection of producers names.
Distance: 18 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jean Brookes

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.

The Owner Recommends

Chateaux with Exceptional Gardens

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!

Fontevraud - a Special Treat

Recommendation No 1 can only be the La Licorne Restaurant at Fontevraud – the langoustines are amazing!

Gourmet Market

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!

Langeais Sunday Market

A very lively market each Sunday morning, situated just by the chateau. Fish, meat, organic vegetables and more!

Location and activities

Relaxing environment, swimming, cycling, walking, chateau and garden visits. Midway between Angers, Tours and Le Mans.

Lunch, Shopping and Wine - a Visitor's Experience

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!

Mouthwatering Restaurants

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.

Nearest restaurant

Several good restaurants within easy reach with a good variety of price ranges.

Recommendations from a 7 year old

And I recommend Doue Zoo, feeding those donkeys, the lake at Rille and Villandry and that’s my recommendation for all you holiday people

4 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Jonny Gurr 3 October, 2017

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!

Owner response

Thank you. Here's to more happy family times with you all.

9.7 / 10 sara boland 20 July, 2017

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.

Owner response

I think I missed your review as it was during a busy high seaston, but thank you for such a lovely review.

10 / 10 Dildav 21 June, 2016

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.

10 / 10 Zoemay 3 October, 2015

Such a fantastic holiday home so clean and tidy and had everything we needed for our 11 month old baby they had a lovely cot, changing station, plastic cutlery and a really good highchair. For the adults the games and bbq area were perfect. The pool area was lovely and the pool was huge with lots of floats and pool toys . The owners were very relaxed and available if you needed anything (like directions to towns markets ect). We will defiantly return to this lovely French home.

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