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

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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 2 double 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 www.latouche.co.uk

Type

Cottage/Gite

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.

Bedrooms

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

Bathrooms

There is a large and luxurious bathroom with two wash basis 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

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

Entertainment

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.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

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

Golf

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

Sports

Walking

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

Canoeing

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

Museums

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

Walking

La Touche is right in the middle of wonderful countryside including open fields and shady woods - bring your walking shoes

Wine-Tasting

Reds and Whites (dry and sweet) and Rose virtually on the door step. We have good contacts and can recommend you the best

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