|Montlouis Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
Stay in Montlouis Cottage, relax by the lovely heated pool and enjoy the gardens of the Manor House. Arrive to a beautifully presented cottage with king size bed made up with crisp white cotton bed linen. Relax as soon as you arrive, uncork your complimentary bottle of chilled wine and start enjoying the French way of life....
With easy access to all amenities and sights, including local markets and some great restaurants, cafes, creperies and bistros, Montlouis Cottage is perfectly placed to offer you a wonderful self-catering holiday near Saumur in the Loire valley France
The glorious French countryside around Manoir de Gourin is fantastic. Walk the trails around the cottage or borrow our bicycles to tootle along the quiet roads. Bring your own bikes for more serious riding.
Give Simon your bread order on arrival and start your days with delicious freshly baked baguettes/croissants. Delivered daily and in time for breakfast too!
Join Simon on a Loire Wine Tour. Meet the winemaker and discover some quality Loire valley wines. Enjoy one of Karin's lively dinners with other cottage guests in the Manor house.
Visit the chateaux of the Loire and experience a vineyard visit. The chateaux of Saumur, Breze, Brissac, Angers, Montreuil Bellay, Villandry, Chinon, Azay le Rideau, Usse and Chateau d'Oiron are near.
Manoir de Gourin is a holiday destination 15 miles south of Saumur. Within the lovely walled grounds of the old Manor are 4 beautiful one-bedroom holiday cottages and a Studio Apartment. Each cottage at Manoir de Gourin sleeps 2 adults has free wi-fi and shares a heated swimming pool and charming gardens.
Montlouis cottage is one of three attached cottages. The cottage is light and attractive, tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. The sitting room, with renovated kitchen area, opens onto a screened terrace area within an enchanting shared courtyard. Perfect for long lazy lunches or merely enjoying a glass or two of the local wine - sante!
Within the National park, it's a bird watcher's paradise - 38 types of birds have been spotted in our grounds
The historical sights of the Loire valley are here in this UNESCO world heritage site. The chateaux, the abbeys and churches, the gardens, the wonderful zoo at Doue la Fontaine and unspoilt landscapes make this a wonderful region to visit.
There is an excellent bistro just 2 miles away in le Puy Notre Dame and several more within a 10 minute drive in Montreuil Bellay and Doue la Fontaine.
The kitchen at Montlouis Cottage is recently refurbished and well equipped with stainless steel sink, under counter
fridge-freezer, oven and hob. Task lighting is provided over the worktops.
Dining tables and chairs are provided both inside and outside the cottage. A glazed door and windows open onto the courtyard.
The ground floor living room is attractively furnished with comfortable armchair, sofa, coffee and side tables. Cushions and throws add extra comfort.
Lighting is via flush ceiling lights while 2 standard lamps add reading and ambient lighting.
The wooden floor is painted and a large colourful rug adds warmth to the room.
Stairs lead from the sitting room to the bedroom on the first floor. The bedroom is large, light and airy with super king double bed. Quality white cotton bed linen, feather duvets and pillows are provided.
The vaulted ceiling reveals the original beams and trussses while the painted wooden floorboards give a light contemporary look.
The room is well furnished with a dressing table and mirror over, two chairs, a wardrobe with hanging and shelf space and a full length wall mirror.
There are two velux roof windows with black-out blinds and a shuttered window with curtains.
The shower room is en suite to the bedroom. The vaulted ceiling and exposed beams continue. The fittings are modern and clean and the shower is large, 100 x 80cm. There is a large mirror and a shelf over the wc and sink. The room includes modern ceiling light fittings and an extractor fan over the shower.
Heating is included when necessary.
A television, Freesat box, dvd player, cd player and books are included for our guests enjoyment.
Immediately outside the cottage is a garden table and chairs with parasol for alfresco dining within the delightful courtyard.
Barbecue and other sitting areas are provided within the grounds of the Manor House for our guests to enjoy.
The heated swimming pool is cleaned regularly and is fully enclosed with plenty of sunloungers, chairs and parasols. A lovely, quiet area for guests to stretch out, relax, swim and sunbathe.
There is secure parking within the grounds of our Manor House, accessed via remote control gates.
The cottage is suitable for 2 adults only. We regret that the property is not suitable for children or pets.
Simon is passionate about the wines of this region of the Loire and offers vineyard visits and tastings.
My husband Simon and I run our gite and wine tour business from our beautiful Manor House. We spent several holidays in this area, touring the vineyards and experiencing the French way of life - long lunches - local markets....before buying Manoir de Gourin. We've created a small complex of one bedroom lets for couples to explore the delights of this glorious region of the Loire valley in the same way as us. We offer wine tours, a swimming pool, bbq facilities and gardens to enjoy.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||This is a rural location with good road links, very close to several market towns and to the Loire. This region is agricultural with fields of sunflowers and crops galore and renowned for its wine making.
The area around the cottage is ideal for walking and cycling.
|Unique benefits of property||Simon offers wine tours and wine tastings and Karin offers a weekly dinner for our guests|
Visit a market every day!
Visit the amazing troglodyte zoo at Doue la Fontaine.
Visit the Chateaux of Montreuil Bellay, Breze, Brissac, Saumur, Chinon
Visit the towns of Saumur, Chinon and the city of Angers
We were welcomed warmly to the property and given very clear instructions on how to get to the village. The cottage was clean and comfortable. We especially enjoyed picking fresh fruit from the garden and herbs just outside the door. The pool was clean and a good size for a refreshing dip at the end of the day.
Inside the cottage there were all the necessary kitchen and entertainment equipment. The wi-fi was a bit weak but worked.
There is a nice mix of privacy and community in the collection of cottages. We would come back when in the area again.