Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
This location has multiple holiday properties
|L'Ecurie||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||Single day bed available in largest double room|
L'Ecurie at Maison Rouge is set in magnificent woodland and offers an immaculately presented house able to comfortably sleep up to 7 people (+ cot). Having been lovingly renovated, this old cottage retains many of its original features and is beautifully furnished to provide comfortable accommodation. Located in peaceful surroundings being situated on the edge of the Forest de Monnaie, 20 minutes from the Chateau Town of Saumur, L'Ecurie at Maison Rouge is situated in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley. The house is available to be booked on its own, or taken with La Maison Rouge to provide ideal accommodation for two families or groups of 12-14 people.
Entrance to L'Ecurie at Maison Rouge is from a side door which takes you into the kitchen/dining area, which is well equipped with a fridge-freezer, oven with hob, microwave and dishwasher. A washing machine, further fridge-freezer and iron/ironing board are located in the laundry room at the rear of the adjoining barn.
The comfortable sitting room features a wood burning stove, UK Satellite tv/dvd, cd player, iPod compatible speakers and a range of books and games. Patio doors lead out to the gravelled area to the front of the house.
Off the sitting room is a spacious twin bedded room and also a separate shower room/wc.
A staircase leads upstairs where there is a large master bedroom with double bed and ample dressing area. There is also a single day bed for an additional guest.
The second double bedroom is also located upstairs together with the main bathroom which features a bath with shower over, and wc.
L'Ecurie is very child friendly and a stair gate, a highchair, and a travelcot are available, and a babybath and potty can be provided on request.
Downstairs there is a shower room with wc and upstairs a full family bathroom with wc.
Central heating is available in the cooler months as well as the wood burner in the sitting room.
As well as the swimming pool and trampoline there is a fantastic games barn with plenty of toys, games and bikes available for your use free of charge.
Outside there is a large table and chairs and private terraced area with a bbq. L'Ecurie also benefits from the use of the shared pool which also has a large sun terrace area, and the communal gardens which lead onto the wonderful woodland beyond. The swimming pool is equipped with a safety alarm and decorative fencing provides extra peace of mind.
There is ample parking for several cars on the gravel driveway.
We are Colin and Polly McLean together with our three teenage sons, Sam, Freddie and Archie. As a family, we bought Maison Rouge and L’Ecurie in 2007 as second homes to enjoy with friends and family. The long, hot summers provide fantastic outside living and our large woodland garden is full of fascinating wildlife.<br/>We love the house in winter as much as we do in summer.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||We chose this lovely woodland location as it is very peaceful and quiet and an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful weather in the summer and cosy winters. The Loire Valley is teeming with lots of interesting places to visit. If you are a lover of wine there are many local producers you can visit including the sparkling wine houses of the nearby château town of Saumur.|
|Unique benefits of property||Maison Rouge and L'Ecurie can be booked together for a larger party but are equally private when rented separately. The beautiful woodland garden offers plenty of space and the houses are located a distance from a road so are ideal for families with young children. Many children have learnt to ride a bike on our long driveway during their holiday! The pool area is fully fenced and has an alarm for added safety and security. As our second family homes, the houses are very comfortably furnished. We love to cook so have made sure that the kitchen is extremely well equipped. Our games barn is full of toys and plenty of bikes for your use free of charge.|
This restaurant is situated in the very pretty village of Le Thoureil right on the banks of the river. In the summer months tables are available outside overlooking the river. The menu is very imaginative and includes local produce and delicacies such as eel from the Loire.
This interesting, friendly restaurant is rated the third best in Saumur by TripAdvisor. The menu is very extensive and includes some delicious French tapas.
This is an excellent family activity starting in St Martin de la Place. They give very good safety instructions.