|La Lavande||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Sofabed in lounge|
Detached 18th century family 2 bedroom spacious comfortable family house. On one side of the courtyard with gravel drive and lawn and outside dining area.
Stroll up slight incline to our swimming pool 5m x 10m (+2m steps) with large patio, lawn, and flower beds, fruit trees. Ideal area to swim, sunbathe or relax in the shade and read whilst children play safely.
Beyond the pool and garden wander up to our prairie with its trees, pond, shrubs and wild orchids. Lovely views of the vines, sunflowers, woods. Walk up to the woods through the vines, excellent for bird watching (numerous birds of prey) and nature lovers.
Kitchen with sink, full sized gas cooker, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, utility cupboard.
Dining lounge, with attractive fireplace, table and 6 chairs (highchair, if needed) sofa, armchairs, bookcase
Large lounge with fireplace, beamed ceilings, sofa, armchairs, and table and 6 chairs, stocked bookcase, on local area, chateau, maps.
Very large family bedroom, with either double bed or up to 3 singles. Wardrobe.
Smaller bedroom with double bed. Wardrobe.
Modern shower room, double sink, wc, towel rail.
Electric radiators in each room.
Two acre walled secure calm site, with outside wc and washbasin, extensive garden in pool area, courtyard, cave garden and prairie. Over 150 lavender bushes, 100 rose bushes, flower beds, including many wild orchids. many trees, including 2 very large almond, cherry, apple, plum, pear. Prairie area idea for games, 12m x 5m pool with steps.
Secure parking on prairie or if preferred by courtyard.
Ideal for family in 2 bedroom La Lavande or for couple and very young child in 1 bedroom La Boulangerie. Both gites can be rented together at reduced rate.
We retired here in 2007, celebrated our daughters wedding here in 2009 and modernized our 2 gites and rented them from 2012. We have had guests from 20 countries visit. Both of us used to row in UK so we wanted to continue that at Saumur rowing club on the Loire.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Loire Valley climate, lovely countryside, calm, historic towns and chateaux of Saumur, Montsoreau, Chinon, Loudun, Montreuil-Bellay, and restaurants.|
|Unique benefits of property||Historic 500 year arch, dovecote entrance. 18th Century 2 bedroom La Lavande, 500 year old 1 bedroom La Boulangerie, 70 metres of troglodyte caves with ancient walled defensive room and wine press area. Two acres of gardens and prairie with over 150 Lavender bushes and 100 rose bushes, 2 large almond trees and many fruit trees all Bio. Surrounded by fields of melons, sunflower, vines, cereal crops and within 500 metres of walks in about 8 square miles of woods and vines. Great cycling countryside with gentle hills.|
The best Zoo in Europe as described by a Russian journalist guest. If the animals could have designed it this is what they would have come up with.
Historic beautiful town with lovely riverside restaurants
Wonderful historic town with grand fortified chateau. 30 minute drive.
On the Loire river, lovely chateau and restaurants, lovely walks along both banks of the Loire. 30 minute drive.
20 minute drive, a favourite of ours, beautiful location by the Loire with its chateau and restaurants.
Margaret and John gave us a generous welcome to their beautiful gite.
The accommodation was perfect. We enjoyed a relaxing holiday, sitting by the pool and sightseeing, exploring the scenic and interesting local towns.
We would definitely recommend La Lavande.
Lovely quiet spot for relaxing and enjoying. The gite has everything you'd need with lovely airy, spacious rooms. The hosts are tremendously accommodating and friendly.
Because of our other commitments in France we sadly didn't manage to spend a full week at the gite but we were very happy to unwind there. A car is required to get around as the nearest shops/markets/attractions are probably a bit far to cycle to but the setting is within typically beautiful French villages which are easy to navigate.
Our 3 and 5 year olds loved splashing around in the pool and we enjoyed watching the birds dive-bombing! All around is so beautifully peaceful and isolated (in a good way!) so certainly the place to be able to relax.
Thank you, it was a pleasure having the family stay with us. Hope to see you all again for a full week or more. Our other cottage La Boulangerie is often taken by grandparents, they do make excellent child sitters if you want dinner out.