Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10, Ratings 1 10/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|La Grange||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3||Cots provided|
La Grange is a stone barn, converted a few years ago. It retains many original features such as exposed stone walls, and a huge window where the barn doors once stood giving the house a wonderfully light and spacious feel. Accommodation consists of a salon with large stone fireplace, comfy sofas and an oval dining table to easily seat 8 people. There is a flat-screen tv, dvd and wi-fi.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the usual domestic appliances, and there is a utility room with washing machine and dryer. There is a downstairs double bedroom and en suite bathroom suitable for wheelchair users. Upstairs are 3 further bedrooms; a double and 2 twins and 2 further bathrooms. Baby equipment such as cot, highchair and stairgates are also provided.
There is a fully equipped rustic kitchen dishwasher and microwave, with a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is a large salon with sofas and tv, with a dining table comfortably seating 8 people.
There is a downstairs bedroom with disabled access bathroom and toilet along with a further 3 bedrooms upstairs; 1 double and 2 twin rooms.
There is a disabled access shower room and toilet downstairs.
There are 2 further bathrooms upstairs, 1 with bath and shower, the other with a shower along with a separate upstairs toilet.
The house is heated by electric convector heaters.
English tv, wi-fi, Internet radio and dvd player.
The large garden overlooks open farmland, and contains apple, pear and walnut trees.
Each house has a paved seating area with table and chairs and barbeque.
There is a children’s play apparatus in front of each house, and a table tennis table, boules set, badminton set and a sandpit which can be shared.
The 10 x 5 metre swimming pool, shared between the 2 houses, has a large paved surround for sunbathing. It is fully fenced to comply with current French safety regulations. The pool is heated between the 1st May and 30th September.
There is ample parking in designated gravelled parking area.
We live in beautiful Cornwall with our 4 children, but love France, and several years ago decided to buy a property for holidays and as a temporary respite from the usual daily grind of our busy lives. Our dream is to work less and spend more time there, if we are ever able to retire!
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||We have always loved the Loire area, having spent many happy family holidays there. We enjoy the peace, the relaxed pace of life, and the amazing feeling of space that the geography gives you.|
|Unique benefits of property||One of the lovely things about our property is that it is ideal for larger gatherings, being excellent for multigenerational groups with different interests. We have had many lovely holidays with groups of friends and extended family; some head out cycling or running, some lounge by the pool, some go sight seeing, and of course everyone cooks, eats and drinks together!
We love the outdoor life and are very keen cyclists. This area is heavenly for cycling; miles and miles of near deserted but pristinely surfaced lanes through beautiful countryside, with delightful cafés for rest stops.
The Loire Valley is famous for its numerous chateaux. Our favourites such as Azay le Rideau, Chambord and Chenonceau are approximately 1 -1.5 hours drive away. The Château in Azay le Ferron is well worth a look and the guided tour is excellent for children.
Visit the city of Tours and the beautiful medieval town of Loches. You can take the waters at the local spa town of La Roche Posay or hunt for antiques and brocante at Angles sur l’Anglin For something further afield, take the TGV from Tours and be in Paris in an hour!
There are numerous excellent local restaurants. Hotel de L'Image at Preuilly sur Claise is a favourite.
The nearby village of Le Petit-Pressigny boasts a Michelin starred restaurant.
The region is, of course, famous for wines such as Vouvray and Chinon and many producers offer vineyard tours.
There are multiple other local attractions; Watersports at the Bellebouche Leisure Park, animals at the Réserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche and the Zooparc de Beauval, and Futuroscope at Poitiers.There are 18 hole golf courses at La Roche Posay (14 miles) and Villedieu (26 miles).
The Loire Valley is perfect cycling terrain. There are plenty of marked cycle routes for all levels of fitness. Bicycles can be hired locally from the Chateau. We are keen cyclists and can share numerous local routes including lunch and café stops!