Holiday home with pool Western Loire - LL002049_D

Courleon (29km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL002049_D Advertiser since: 18 August 2005

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Pigeonnier Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 2 Double en-suite rooms in the main barn

About this property

Idyllic, Peaceful Country Retreat: Pool & Great View. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Exceptionally comfortable beautifully converted Pigeon Tower with beautiful views across open farmland and woods. The Pigeonnier has a flat screen tv. La Touche is close to the Chateaux and wine tasting country of the Loire.

Le Pigeonnier sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin bedrooms. There is a bathroom with wc as well as a separate shower room also with wc - all on the cooler ground floor The first floor has a superbly equipped kitchen with a large outside terrace. It's from here that you get the wonderful views.

The Pigeonnier can be booked with up to three gites for large groups. There are also two additional double en suite rooms in the main barn. The Pigeonnier is in the secluded rear courtyard where there is a 'whirligig' clothes line.

In the front courtyard there is a large games/music room with two pianos (baby grand and electronic). There are also table tennis and darts.

There is lots of outdoor space for games and 2 secure courtyards. The shared heated pool is completely self contained and secure. The La Touche bike shed has bicycles available to borrow and space to store your own.

Local activities include tennis, golf, walking, cycling and horse riding, canoeing and many more. For further information and photographs please visit



Kitchen and dining

Le Pigeonnier has a large first floor modern kitchen and dining area together with a large adjacent terrace.

The kitchen is superbly equipped and also has a dishwasher, toaster and microwave.

It is totally modern in a room with many of the features of the old pigeon loft still in place particularly the beautiful beam work supporting the roof.

Living rooms

The two main living areas are the kitchen/diner and the large terrace.


The 2 bedrooms (1 double 1 twin) are on the ground floor where it is cooler on hot nights.


There is a large and luxurious bathroom with two wash basins and a WC.

There is also a separate shower room also with a WC.

Both rooms are on the ground floor adjacent to the bedrooms.


Heating, if necessary is provided by wall mounted electric radiators. There is also a wood burning stove.


Shared games room with 2 pianos (grand and electronic), darts and table tennis.

Garden and outside

Large secure courtyard and grassy areas outside suitable for ball games. Woods nearby for lovely walks and bike rides.

Parking and garages

Parking available on the large lawn in front of La Touche as well as behind the second barn for the Pigeonnier

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

Early morning fresh croissants and bread delivery service.

Extra 'add on' accommodation available on request.

We have lots of information about local visitor attractions, restaurants and vineyards.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: There are many at different times - info available
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, pike, eel, sandre
Name of nearest fishing location: River Loire
Distance: 20 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Saumur
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre Le Chateau 37340 Gizeux
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route des Vignobles de Bourgeuil



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Gizeux

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pierre Jaques Druet Le Pied Fourrier 37140 Benais
Distance: 10 km

The Owner Recommends

A Market Almost Every Day

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

Cycling along the Loire

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

Golf Courses

There are 2 good courses near La Touche and you do not have to become a member to play

Horse Shows and Riding

Saumur is the national centre of 'equitation'. Gizeux Chateau - just a few minutes' drive has horses you can ride

Many restaurants and a Good Range of Price

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

The Best Chateaux of the Loire

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

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Ian and Kate George 29 July, 2019

We have just spent the most enjoyable two weeks at this property. We were met by Penny and Peter on arrival, and felt like family not guests. The accommodation is exceptional, with everything you need, and with beautiful quiet views. Plenty to do nearby for all ages, lakes for swimming, canoeing, cycling, restaurants. Or, relax by the pool. After a few days, Patricia and Doug took over as hosts and raised the bar still further. So friendly and attentive. This is place we will keep coming back to... Thank you, from the George family

Owner response

Thank you for your appreciative comments. It was lovely tto meet you all and it would certainly be very good to have you stay again again.

10 / 10 15 July, 2019

We rented the whole Gite complex at La Touche - four Gites in all - for an extended family get together from all parts of the world, with the Pigeon Tower acting as a hub for most evenings. Perfect setting and enough privacy for small groups to do their own thing or just simply lounge around the central pool.

Many fantastic Chateaux, markets, zoos and canoeing sites all within easy travelling distance for those who want to explore and great cycling / walking country in the immediate vicinity.

Peter and Penny were superb hosts as always, especially appreciated the early morning baguette and croissant runs.

9 / 10 SamB 23 August, 2018

This summer was our first time to La Touche but hopefully not our last. We booked this holiday for rest and relaxation and this is exactly what we got. We deliberately wanted a holiday that wasn’t a resort and the peace and tranquility that came with booking La Touche was perfect.
Our children loved spending time in the pool and the pool accessories that were on hand helped to keep them entertained, they would have spent all day every day in there if we’d let them.
On a few mornings we decided to go to some of the markets and chateaux’s in the local towns which were approximately a 30 minute drive from La Touche. Peter was more than happy to provide recommendations on which to go to, but which ever you attend, you will not be disappointed, they all offer something different to the others.
The opportunity to have freshly baked breads and pastries delivered to your door in the morning was a lovely touch offered by Peter and Penny and is something that you can have every day or just as and when you want, placing your order the evening before.
We completed our main food shop at the local super market appr I market a 10 minute drive away, which stocked the majority of items you would find at home, very helpful for us indeed.
If you are considering a holiday at La Touche and have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Peter and Penny, as we did, they couldn’t be more helpful.

Owner response

Thanks for your lovely review.

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at La Touche and delighted you think you might be back. You'd be very welcome.

Best wishes

Peter and Penny

10 / 10 tim jones 8 July, 2018

Another idyllic stay and one which is eagerly anticipated from year to year.The property is situated in remote countryside with outstanding rural views in all directions.Amazingly peaceful but not isolated or dead.

The traditional pigeon house,meticulously extended,has a very smart contemporary interior with bathrooms I would love to have as my own.The interior is simple but most elegant with clever use of the local limestone.

All the facilities for cooking,etc one could want are present with lovely beds and bedding.All spotlessly clean and freshly decorated.

The adjoining pool is one of the greatest treats of the holiday,sparkling blue and set in the beautiful landscaped gardens which are such a defining part of the characterHome from home is such a cliche but in this instance,and particularly under the caring eye of the owners,so true.

The local market town has all the facilities one could want and for visiting chateaus,gardens etc the site is perfect and centrally located.

I cannot recommend this jewel of a French holiday property too highly and I very much hope to return.

Owner response

Thanks for your very positive review.

We love having you stay and are delighted that you have booked again for 2019.

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