Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5, Ratings 3 9.8/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|La Touche Gite 2||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
Idyllic, peaceful country retreat around large courtyard
Secure and secluded heated pool.
Exceptionally comfortable and beautifully restored with beautiful open views. The gite has its own sitting area with flat screen tv and dvd player. Heating and wood burning stove. Close to châteaux and wine-tasting.
Gite 2 . (Sleeps 4) 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin). Bathroom/WC. Additional wc. Superb kitchen and salon.
The properties can be booked together for large groups and there are extra en suite rooms available for larger groups
Utility room with washing machines, irons and ironing boards and Shelia Maids as well as two outside 'whirlygig' clothes lines.
Gamesroom with piano, table tennis and darts. Video player with supply of video tapes available.
Outdoor space for games and a secure courtyard
Completely self contained shared pool.
Bike shed with bicycles available to borrow and space to store your own.
Bed linen provided for extra charge.
Local activities include tennis, golf, walking, cycling and horse riding.
Fully equipped kitchen including microwave and toaster.
Very comfortable seating. Flat screen tv and dvd
Comfortable beds and pillows with their own bed side lamps. 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
Bathroom (with shower above) downstairs with wc. Separate wc upstairs
Wood burning stove and Electric radiator
Shared games room with 2 pianos (grand and electronic), darts, table tennis, video player with tapes
Mature secluded sitting area with lightweight white metal table and chairs (cushions provided). Additional comfortable seating stored in cupboard under stairs. Large secure courtyard and grassy areas outside suitable for ball games. Woods nearby for lovely walks and bike rides.
Parking available outside the gites
Suitable for all ages.
Early morning fresh croissants and bread delivery service.
Extra 'add on' accommodation available on request.
La Touche is surrounded by markets, small and large. Tuesday in Bourgueil is idyllic with the freshest of everything including a wonderful cheese stall
You can be ferried upstream and canoe back down - on the |Loire and also the Vienne
There are long beautiful stretches of France's longest river that have been specially adapted for cycling - and there are (some) bikes at La Touche. You will probably need a bike rack for the car though
There are 2 good courses near La Touche and you do not have to become a member to play
Saumur is the national centre of 'equitation'. Gizeux Chateau - just a few minutes' drive has horses you can ride
We will give you full details of all the best ones when you book
From mushrooms and tanks to the Loire in miniature and Sleeping Beauty's castle - and lots more
From family run small ones such as Gizeux to perhaps the most famous of them all - Chenonceau, there are dozens of wonderful castles to visit
La Touche is right in the middle of wonderful countryside including open fields and shady woods - bring your walking shoes
Reds and Whites (dry and sweet) and Rose virtually on the door step. We have good contacts and can recommend you the best
Our family stayed at La Touche in June 2019 and had an extraordinary stay. Peter and Penny went out of their way to make our stay special, from the welcome fizz to the daily delivery of morning pastries. They also offered us the Pigeonier to stay cooler during the heat wave, which was extremely generous. We highly recommend booking the Pigeonier with its lovely, large terrasse and spectacular views of the Loire farmland. (The gite we were supposed to stay in is also charming!) Our girls loved the pool and the property as a whole is stunning: quintessential French country with beautiful gardens on the property. Do take advantage of the nearby woods and bikes Peter and Penny make available. Peter and Penny also gave fantastic recommendations for outings and restaurants--we loved the location. This is one of my favorite holiday stays ever--I so hope to come back!
Dear Britt, Thank you so much for you generous comments. We're delighted you had such a good holidy. We'd love to welcome you all back.
If we could give more stars, we would! This place is a hidden gem, surrounded by sunflower fields and apple orchards. Just stunning. We were in gite 2, which was perfect for us and our 2 children (under 5s). Peter and Penny were the most wonderful hosts, and made sure we had a fantastic stay - going above and beyond. Deliveries from the boulangerie every morning was a lovely touch. Our gite was pristine and tastefully decorated. The beds were so comfy! We all had a fab time in the pool, which was lovely and clean with plenty of loungers. The play room was also a big hit with our kids!!! I personally loved the fact that we had 2 outside areas to dine - 1 at the front of the gite and 1 at the back. Beautiful roses, jasmine, honeysuckle and herbs in the courtyard made the place smell divine too! Peter and Penny sent us a detailed guide to the place, with suggestions of where to visit/eat out/etc which proved invaluable for our stay. Communication always prompt. The day we arrived, we started planning our next visit! Thank you, Peter and Penny - a memorable family holiday. We love La Touche!
This was our third stay in this lovely location. It is a perfect holiday for the seven of us (including dog!) We just relax and enjoy bike rides through the forest, barbecues on the property, it really is a magical time. And Penny and Peter are so welcoming and generous with their time and all kinds of help. It is lovely to have the hosts nearby - they are never intrusive but their lovely presence somehow just makes everything smoother and more welcoming. In previous years, we have enjoyed visiting Saumur and having a meal or two out in the glorious local restaurants, but this time we were very happy just to chill and imbibe the wonderful atmosphere of the property for the entire seven days. Gone all too soon.
Tom and I are thinking of celebrating our marriage here next year, but we shall certainly be returning.I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who craves a French rural idyll; only worried in case they book it when we want to!!
It is a very peaceful picturesque setting. Would love to have stayed longer. Penny and Peter are fabulous hosts and nothing was too much trouble (especially love the early morning croissant-bread delivery!). La Touche is conveniently located - an excellent base to explore the Loire Valley. The gite was well fitted out and we enjoyed cooling down in the pool. We enjoyed being able to prepare our own meals. It’s also a fabulous location to watch the sunset! Perfect! Thank you for your hospitality.
Hi Penny et al!
Thanks for your very positive review. It was good to see you at La Touche again and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope all went well in Italy.
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