Gite for holiday let Indre et Loire

Gizeux (45km from Tours), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI003479 Advertiser since: 10 January 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Varenne Self Catering Saturday 7 14 3 Cot bed available

About this property

Luxury gite, idyllic setting with heated pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

This luxurious gîte is a modern style property set in its own grounds of over an acre, surrounded by wonderful countryside and woodlands but still close to main centres of interest. This is the perfect location for all ages to enjoy a relaxing break, swim in the heated pool, go for walks, cycle (Loire a vélo cycle trail nearby), visit the many châteaux, or the many other attractions in the area.
Located 9 miles from the famous wine growing town of Bourgueil, with its many vineyards, restaurants, shops and bars. A hypermarket is available together with a filling station on the edge of the town.
The world famous Loire châteaux of Chinon, Saumur and Villandry are all within an hours drive and the Abbey of Fontevraud which is a world heritage site is but a mere 30 minutes drive away.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast room. Seating for 4 people

Separate dining room with seating for 12 people. Hostess trolley and store cupboards.

Living rooms

Large lounge with open fireplace (wood available at extra cost) Comfortable seating for seven people, 51 inch flat screen tv (French channels only) dvd and video.

Separate breakfast room, internet access with wi-fi, books and boardgames, selection of dvds and video.

Separate dining room with dining table seats eight.


Ground floor:
Bedroom one king size bed
Bedroom 2 double bed
Bedroom 3 double bed

First floor:
Bedroom 4 twin beds
Bedroom 5 double bed
Bedroom 6 double bed
Bedroom 7 double bed


Ground floor:

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, twin washbasins, toilet, store cupboards.Separate toilet.

First floor:

Bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet, bidet and washbasin.

Shower room with wash basin. Separate toilet.


Electric heaters in all rooms: At supplement of £250/300€ per week (October - April) Any additional electricity supplied at cost and deducted from security deposit)


Tv, dvd player, video player, heated swimming pool, badminton, tennis, bikes available (helmets supplied) boardgames, playing cards, reading books, dvds and videos.

Garden and outside

Three patio areas with garden furniture supplied, barbecue, heated swimming pool, lawned area for ball games. Covered open dining area adjacent to kitchen, with garden table and chairs, seats 8. Fully lockable gates and fencing for security and safety of children and animals.

Parking and garages

Ample off-road parking for up to 6 cars, additional covered car port.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all age groups and suitable on the ground floor for people with reduced mobility. Suitable for large families, animals welcome.

Information about any additional facilities

Basement laundry room with washing machine, tumbledryer and drying facilities.


  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Local vet in Vernoil 5 Miles away.



Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Tours
Distance: 50 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bourgueil



Name/number of nearest marked trail: General walks

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bourgueil
Distance: 15 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner, Mr Christopher Ayton

I decided to move to France four years ago with my wife, a retired school teacher. I am a former Sales & Marketing Manager. Both my wife and I speak French and have very good French neighbours at both of our properties. We decided to make an investment in 2013 in the Loire area which we have visited many times in the past. We are extremely well placed to offer a large family home to people who appreciate the Loire area as we do.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? The Loire valley is one of the most beautiful areas of France, with its many châteaux, wine growing areas and places of historica linterest. The area offers many opportunities to walk, cycle, horse riding and other activities such as golf, fishing and hunting. In the nearest large town, Bourgueil, there is also an ice rink, sports facilities and shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a weekly market, along with many vineyards where local wines can be sampled and purchased. On the outskirts of the town there is also a Hypermarket. The cities of Tours, Saumur and Angers are all within an hours drive away.
Unique benefits of property The main benefits of our gîte are the number of bedrooms (seven) to comfortably accomodate adults and children. Animals are also welcome. Our property is ideal for large families to enjoy. A spacious lounge and separate dining room and separate breakfast room provide plenty of space for all the famly to enjoy. A heated swimming pool with gated access and a security cover offer safety for children. A large gated and fenced garden of around an acre offer security for children and animals. On the first floor there is a large play room for children of all ages, along with a table tennis table in the basement. Ample on site parking for up to six cars is available. Our property is located in the heart of the French country side, however close at hand in the village of Gizeux, 1 mile distant, there is a bakery, general store, chemists and hairdressers, along with a café-bar. There is also a château in the village open for visitors during the season. A warm welcome awaits you.

The Owner Recommends

Chateaux & Vineyards

The châteaux of Chinon, Saumur and Villandry are close by, all within 1 hours drive. The Abbey of Fontevraud is within 30 minutes drive and well worth a visit. The vineyards of Bourgueil and Saumur are close at hand, along with their many shops and bars with a selection of good restaurants. Futuroscope is 1 hour 30 minutes drive away, and the famous city of Tours with its cathedral and all modern facilities is only 45 minutes drive away. Families are well catered for in this area.