|The Besse House||Self Catering||Saturday||3||7||2||+ cot|
In a peaceful situation on south side of Loire with a view of the river - good cycling and walking country. Within easy reach of châteaux, wine caves, lake with watersports. Local pool 1km. Futuroscope 1½ hours away.
The accommodation comprises of: First floor. Three bedrooms with double beds and 1 extra single bed in third room. Also available a comfortable folding bed if required making a total of 8. Bathroom with bath and shower over. Separate wc. Comfortable large lounge/diner with open fireplace. Large kitchen/diner with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Highchair and cot available.
Ground floor. Large basement with shower room and wc. Garage space, washing machine, table tennis, boule, badminton, and other games. Garden furniture, barbecue, large enclosed garden and bikes available.
Sorry, no smokers or pets.
Above all our house is noted for its ability to allow guests to "chill-out", unwind and just relax.
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Kitchen/dining area. Fully fitted to include dishwasher. Also large oven and a mini oven & microwave. Seating for four at Kitchen dining table. All utensils and other essentials. Good sized fridge.
Large lounge/diner with open fireplace and comfortable lounge suite. French windows to overlook the Loire.
Three doubles and 1 with extra single bed. Further folding single bed available so total possible of 8
Baby's cot available, also highchair.
First floor bathroom with lovely shower; no bath. Shower room in the basement and wcs on both floors.
Tv with French reception at the moment. Satellite installed, cd and dvd available plus radio. Video tapes available especially for children and some dvds and cds.
Bikes for the active. Badminton, boule, kids cricket and croquet and table tennis. Lounger chairs for the garden. All outside furniture for patio dining including sun umbrellas plus a barbecue.
Garaging in the basement for one car. Spacious extra parking.
Families with young children value and enjoy the security of the enclosed property. The more mature enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the rural relaxation of this beautiful area.
We have tried to cater for a wide range of interests and activities. To cover the need for "chilling out" we work hard to provide guests with a colourful garden and a pleasant place to spend your vacation.
We have owned The Besse House since the early 90's.. We love the area where we live and visit as often as we are able. We are retired... very... and enjoy travelling.
|Year property purchased||1991|
|Why this location?||Accessibility from Channel ports, the lovely area, the peace and quiet, the people and perhaps a taste for the Loire wines.|
|Unique benefits of property||Relaxation, comfort, privacy without isolation. Great for young children because of the security of the garden.|
Numerous lovely gardens at Villandry; Guy de Maupassant, Allones. Le Prieure de Cosmes in Tours. The Japanese gardens at Maulevrier. Les Chemins de la Rose in Doue la Fontaine can be part of a day shared with a visit to Doue Zoo, one of the best of the ecologically-minded collections around
Au Val de Loire and La Toque Blanche in Rosiers. Les Naulets d'Anjou in Gennes. The bar/restaurant Le Cabernet d'Anjou in Le Thoureil. All good. For a meal with a difference try Les Cathedrales de la Saulaie in Doue la Fontaine - great!
Markets at Doue la Fontaine on Mondays, Gennes Tuesdays, Brissac Thursday and Saumur on Saturday. There are supermarkets in Gennes and Hypermarkets in Angers and Saumur
A visit to the military cavalry school at St-Hilaire-St-Florent to see the displays at le Cadre Noir is recommended
In Saumur you should not miss the various cellars of Langlois Chateau, Gratien Meyer and Bouvet Ladaubay to learn about the production of sparkling wines - and the tastings.... As well as the famous chateaux names there are the less well publicised such as Brissac, Boumois, Montgeoffrey, Le Plessis Bourre and Le Plessis Mace. Often these are also private residences and visits paid are warm and welcoming
Not far from home are troglodyte villages which can be visited. These were inhabited until less than 90 years ago. If the world before lifes luxuries became commonplace is of interest, then this is a place to visit
repeat visit - perfect for a relaxed stay right beside the Loire. loads of things to do locally and in the home. thoroughly recommend.
The House at Besse offered a comfortable and well-maintained property, with many modern facilities including a wide screen (English) TV and dishwasher. There is a gas hob and an eye level oven. The refrigerator was starting to show its age but worked sufficiently well. There is no wi-fi. The two showers are modern and clean. The are two WCs. Each bedroom has a double bed and one room has an additional single divan.
The owner has left instructions for most devices and facilities and telephoned us soon after we arrived to check that everything was OK. The property probably dates from the 1980s and the decor, all well maintained, reflects this. The beds are comfortable as is the lounge. Access to the house is only by steep steps, front, and rear, so those with mobility issues would find this property difficult to use.
There is a view down to the Loire from the lounge/front balcony.
There is an excellent fleet of bicycles, all relatively modern and well maintained. The owner has left bike locks, pumps etc and there are some good cycle routes (not all flat) in the viciity. The road along the Loire is a popular and recognised cycle route.
The garden is large and extends to the front and rear of the house and coupled with the purpose built barbeque makes a relaxing place to spend time. The owners announced that they would arrive to mow the lawn during or stay.
This is a moderately quiet part of France but there is some activity on the Loire.
We have visited this property several times and always been perfectly satisfied.
Two grand parents, two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren aged 2 and 9 had a wonderful time at the Besse house. Peaceful location yet within easy reach of local town, cafes and restaurants. Large garden for the children to play in, table tennis in the basement, bikes provided if you feel like a bit of exercise, plenty of garden furniture to relax on and we were blessed with plenty of sunshine - what more could one wish for ! The house was clean and comfortable and the owner kept in touch to make sure all was well. Highly recommended.