Gite for holiday let in Loire Valley

9.9/10
Luceau (3km from Chateau-du-Loir), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI004894 Advertiser since: 29 June 2016
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Le Moulin Volarie Self Catering Monday 1 4 1 Sofabed

About this property

Idyllic Retreat Close to all Amenities & Attractions. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This idyllic retreat is absolutely perfectly placed for any Loire Valley holiday. From chateaux visits, car boots, wine tours, classic car lovers, cyclists, walkers, beach lovers and even “stay by the pool”ers, there really is something to suit all tastes.

With chateaux everywhere, the beautiful cities of Tours, Saumur and Le Mans are all within a 25-45 minute drive. Steeped in history and a unique wine area, there is loads to see and do.
Set within a valley, where we have a microclimate that raises temperatures well beyond those forecast, making it also the perfect setting for any that prefer to chill and relax.

Le Grenier itself is one of 2 new gites for 2016. An open plan loft conversion, 1 bedroomed, romantic hideaway, full of character and with exposed beams everywhere, a roll top bath, a private balcony and its own garden. There is the option of a double sofa bed should extra sleeping be required (but the bath is set in the bedroom, so although a screen is supplied for modesty, you had best know each other well). As all our gites, Le Grenier benefits from a completely fitted kitchen (with dishwasher), full UK free view, an English double socket with USB charge points, wi-fi, dvd a wood burner, bbq and use of our 50sqm pool (solar heated). We also have games in the garden including badminton, Jenga and boule. Please check our website for a full check list of what is provided & our other properties.
Please note that alternative check-in/out days may be offered, this site does not allow for variable dates, so please contact us for queries.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted and equipped incl dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven and induction hob. Everything you could need for doing a full roast to heating a pizza. Cutlery and crockery sufficient for 6.
There is dining for 4 in comfort.

Living rooms

Luxuriously finished with a huge 3 seater sofa. The woodburner is unlikely needed except for winter, but adds to the ambiance. The tv has full UK freeview, french tv and a connected dvd player.

Bedrooms

Beautifully fitted with a superking bed. Plenty of room for 2 starfish sleepers.

Bathrooms

The rolltop bath is situated in the corner of the bedroom, but there is a separate toilet.

Heating

Electric heating adds to the facility of the woodburner, but again is very unlikely to be needed.

Entertainment

Full UK tv via freesat, french tv and a dvd player.

Garden and outside

Private garden and balcony with the addition of full use of the remaining gardens incl 50sqm pool. We have plenty of games from badminton and table tennis, to boule and garden Jenga.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking for plenty of cars although no garages.

Visitor suitability

Le Grenier is a loft apartment and therefore not highly suitable for disabled users, however, we do have another gite that may be. Please contact us to discuss.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Please contact us and we will be happy to provide our own vets details.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Chateau du Loir
Distance: 4 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Garden

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: 24hrs du Le Mans
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Berce
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route du Loire

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Loire Valley

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Vouvray
Distance: 6 km

About the Owner, Mr Trevor Thompson

Trevor is ex Disney management and also the chef at his own successful restaurant. He also speaks french, dutch & german.Kay has work in the legal profession in the UK.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? 2.5hrs from Caen, 4.5hrs from Calais, yet far enough South to benefit from the better weather. Twixt between 3 amazing cities, Le Mans, Tours & Saumur. Racing, Châteaux, wine, cycling, walking, fishing or just lazing by the pool, everything can be met around here.
Unique benefits of property Been recommended by the tourist office for a 5* rating. Luxuriously renovated original watermill. Set in its own valley creating a unique microclimate with temperatures frequently well above those forecast. Peaceful and tranquil, yet close enough to all facilities and amazing days out.

The Owner Recommends

Chateau de Le Lude

One of a huge number of amazing chateaux around us.

1 Review
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.9 / 10 N & V 3 September, 2016

We stayed almost a week at this quiet relaxing location. The property is newly converted and superbly presented. There is a big comfortable bed, a wonderful bath tub, a great kitchen-diner and a spacious relaxing area. We frequently sat on the little balcony - reading, drinking local wine and just watching the sun go down over the sheep and free range chickens on the opposite hills.
The owners live a stone throw away and are knowledgeable and helpful without being at all intrusive.
There is a lovely walk into town where there are several good restaurants, great bakeries and patisseries. There is also a supermarket a short drive away.
The town of Tours is approx half an hour away by car and has a plenty of interesting shops, a cathedral and a Musee des beaux-arts. From there it is easy to go on to the chateau at Amboise.
We will certainly be going back.

Owner response

Thank you both so much for your lovely words, it is great to hear how much guests have enjoyed their stay with us.
Our latest guests in fact, enjoyed it so much that they have put an offer in on a local property!
Hoping that you are both well and we look forward to welcoming you back. Trevor & Kay.